Early graduation present

I’ve been bugging my mom to buy me a computer for quite some time… and she said she may get me an early graduation present (computer of my building)
I want this bitch to last and be good for at least 3 years, playing any games that come out in that time :stuck_out_tongue:

Meaning it’s gonna be an expensive motherfucker. I just wanna know what are the best parts for a computer, including stuff to use as backups. (IE, extra RAM… more cooling fans… etc.)

Do you want it to run shit at SUPER ULTRA MONSTROUSLY AWESOME detail for 3 years? Yeah that aint gonna happen without upgrading, it’s not even possible to play Doom3 at Ultra right now. But get like 2 1024 sticks of ram, more if possible >_>. Um huge ass hdd in RAID, the one that does striping(i cant remember which does which)
The best graphics cards out there are…fuck i cant remember, I think ATI is one of the x800’s and the NVidea i dunno.

But honestly, wait till PCI Express comes into use(or is it in wide use, so that mobo manufactuers are making use of it?), makes everything sexellently faster.

Video card: Nvidia Geforce 6800
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Case: Get a thermaltake. lossa fans.

Why get teh fans, if he’s spending shit tons of money ANYWAY, get a really good liquid cooled case.

And yeah Vid Card is either ATI x800 or what shin said.

Get an Athlon 64.

ANd there is a workaround that lets you run Doom3 on Ultra. My Radeon 9800XT ran it fine on that setting.

Apple II, oregon trail is awesome

Go for a nice Socket 939 mobo and cpu(64fx) if you want your speed to last. It’ll cost you more now, but rock ass later.

Heres what i just built…for the same purpose, lasting me a long time :PPP

Case(PSU inc.): <a href=“http://www.xoxide.com/armorcase.html”>Logisys Armor</a>
Speakers: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=36-116-136&depa=0”>Something like this, not the exact one</a>
Mouse/Keyboard: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=23-134-013&depa=0”>Media Keyboard</a> / <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=26-147-001&depa=0”>Laser Mouse</a>
Monitor: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-116-289&depa=0”>This isn’t it but something like it</a>

Mobo: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-130-468&depa=1”>MSI K8N NEO2</a>
Cpu: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-463&depa=1”>64fx</a>
Ram: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-141-162&depa=1”>pqI</a>
Vid card: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-345&depa=1”>ATI AIW</a>
HardDiskDrives: <a href=“http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-144-152&depa=1”>2 WD 160’s</a>
Optical Drives: Generic DVD/CD RW
Floppy: Generic 3.5

Okay, no RAID shit, but I at least wanna run shit at not-low-settings for a good 2-3 years.

Why no RAID?

I don’t wanna fuck my mom over financially… we’re not exactly rich :stuck_out_tongue:

Um, then dont expect to get top of the line. Sorry, you fail. Almost everything mentioned so far is fucking crazy expensive.

>>;; well then dont expect 3 years out of whatever comp you get. Dont you have a job steve? Maybe go half and half? You could do the 4 most expensive parts (CPU, Mobo, RAM, Vid Card) and she could do the cosemetic stuff?

Thats what i did. My mom originally didnt accept what i had picked at first due to the cost, but i went halves with her as i described and she did it.

Plus, i didnt feel so guilty. :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t like my job enough to work for much money other than cash for my pocket and my gas tank.

steve, you look like fred durst of limp biscuit, how do you feel about that?

Eh, for programs i-Pop-up blocker is good because it gets rid of the stupid pop-ups without ruining the internet like some pop-up blockers do. And, so is Anti-Virus, because once again it dousn’t kill the internet.

No he doesn’t.

Eh, kiro, he meant hardware… as in, external parts to get a +5 super shiny glow-in-the-dark high-tech computer. Of course, Steve’s stupid and thinks he can get a computer that lasts 3 years without needing any upgrades =P

And sorry Steven, I have little-to-nothing computer knowledge, so I can’t help.

Games are made by programmers who have the company budget to use computers from the future to program on. There is no way you are going to be able to play every single game that comes out in the next three years without upgrading.

yo momma gave ME an early graduation present. it lasted long through the night.

Did I say I wasn’t upgrading? >>;