Build Your Own Gaming PC

what is the best hardware parts and specs for a gaming pc?

i want to build a brand new, high graphics providing fast pc used for gaming. ive been a serious gamer for 5 years now, but my pc specs are bad, this is because i used my money on other things like ps3, tv's, mobile phones and other stuff, but now i think i need to upgrade my pc. my current specs are: compaq presario SR 1000 single core windows vista ultimate 32*bit 1 Nvidia GeForce 6200 Turbo Cache graphics card 3GB of DDR 2 RAM (sorry i dont know the speed of it) im willing to sell\dispose of all that if it means i get a better pc. my budget is 2000 GB Pounds and for my american friends that means 3296 US Dollars but the budget is not set, so it can vary slightly. i just want to know eg: things like best and most affordable graphics card, processor cpu etc. and websites where i can compare products to one-another. thanks all for your time.

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  1. If you put your own together, you'll get a great machine for a low price. I just put together the following for $1100 US. For your price you can throw in a top line NVidia GTX card with money to spare.

    AMD Phenom II X4 3.2GHz (quad core)

    4 x 2GB Mushkin DDR3 1600

    Asus M4A78T-E motherboard

    1 TB sata HD

    NVidia GeForce GTS-250

    ThermalTake case

    My video card cost $110 US. If you are willing to spend $3000 US, you can get the GeForce GTX 295 without breaking your budget.

    No monitor (used an existing one)

  2. I would recommend buying your parts at I always buy my stuff from there. Here are some good parts:

    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield @ 2.66 ghz

    EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard

    G.Skill Trident 2GB ram @ 1600 mhz - buy at least 4 gb worth

    Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard drive - 150gb or 300gb

    Nvidia Geforce 295 gtx Graphics Card

    Any reputable >1000 watt power supply

    Any reputable ATX size case with good air flow.

    A good aftermarket heatsink for core i7 if you experience high temps or are overclocking.

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