Hi guys I have a new job build, after advice A new and few outgoing troubles for the moment so I decided I want to throw some A new build, after advice money away while I can For years I have a had a really simple PC usually for uni basic gaming etc with only a couple of upgrades to GPU PSU but now I A new build, after advice have the itch to create something bigger and largely unnecessary I have read and read and snooped and searched A new build, after advice various tech-based sites but it is kind of like opening a book to the middle and trying to understand what is going on so I am here to ask you fine people for some compatibility questions as well as obvious things I may have skipped over or missed Here is a quick list of things I have ended up being interested in MBoard Asus Maximus VII Hero Z or something similar CPU i - K GHz not sure to the benefits of jumping to i or such GPU s In this respect I am perfectly open to discussion I am willing to pay in total for something ridiculous MSI GTX Ti x PSU EVGA w P Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro x gb DDR - Basically the idea is to spend unnecessarily but also with a little future-proofing in there Things to bare in mind I am by no means rich but at this point in time I would like to spend a little money on myself Seriously though in total anything to give or take a couple hundred would be acceptable Secondly this build would be something I need to spend a month or two saving for to buy so if there is anything new and sparkly coming out in the near future I am sure that I am totally oblivious to it so feel free to advise Thank you in advance for anyone who helps me out nbsphttp://www.techspot.com/community/topics/a-new-build-after-advice.205476/
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All I would really appreciate your input on my final first Build: About my build, advice order ever C2D to please spec for my first build Intended Usage - Heavy multitasking C2D Build: About to order my first ever build, advice please - Mail browsing downloading movies playng music with Mediaplayer decoding movies online poker - Games - Warcraft Flight sims RTS Other Info - I will be using my existing Dell inch LCD running x - I will experiment with moderate overclocking but this is my main system so I want a stable box that will run for - years - I don t want the extra complexity of RAID - I am not interested in SLI I will buy the top of the line DX graphics card next year the current choice is only a stop gap - Based on what I have heard above the minimal cpu impact I am going for on board sound rather than a separate card - In future I see myself upgrading to C2D Build: About to order my first ever build, advice please quad core - I will run XP as my main OS with Vista on its own partition until I am happy to move to Vista late next year Will also have another OS partition on the main Harddrive C2D Build: About to order my first ever build, advice please for messing around with Linux Questions - What are your general thoughts - How does my memory choice look - Does my PSU look ok for the future I would like a modular unit I won t go SLI but do see myself having Quad core and a beefy DX GPU as well as SATA devices - Is there an ATI alternative to my graphics card choice as I hear ATI is the way to go right now Also I want to avoid reinstalling my OS if I move to an ATI DX card I have hear that you should reinstall the OS if you are changing between ATI amp Nvidia drivers - What s the view on my case I want something with good cooling quiet space to move around in and good looking Suggestions Spec These parts are available in online amp local stores i live in Holland Processor - Intel Core Duo E Motherboard - P W DH Deluxe Intel X I changed this from a Gigabyte DQ after hearing about a lot of memory problems Cooler - Zalman CNPS AT Memory - GB - OCZ DDR PC - Platinum Revision CL - - - OR GB Corsair XMS TWIN X DDR MB CL Video - XFX GeForce GT MB will upgrade to DX card s next year Hard Drive - Western Digital Raptor WD AD - Windows XP Vista Linux Games partitions Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda - another of these to be added later for backup Case - GigaByte D Aurora I have been bouncing between a Coolermaster Mystique a Coolermaster Praetorian and a Collermaster WaveMaster now I have this choice PSU - OCZ Modstream W or Antec NEO W Floppy cardreader - Mitsumi in FDD Cardreader Optical - NEC AD- A DVD burner nbsp
Good, except for the E6600. Get the E6400 and overclock it (should overclock well with that board and your ram, without blowing up your processor in 3 years). Will save you quite a bit of money that way.
Also just a personal recommendation. Get the Enermax Noisetaker II 485W PSU instead.
I m contiplating a new build with the Asus-F A -V Pro Motherboard with the AMD Processor AMD QC A - GHz MB L Cache Corsairs TX watt PSU at lease gb of memory Kingston HyperX AMD Radeon HD Graphics card Corsair Force Series CSSD-F GB A-BK quot GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SSD advice New build HITACHI Deskstar K D HDS DLE F TB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive and a Liteon Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray D Feature IHBS - - OEM Liteon Model iHAS - -with my Philips quot LED HDTV and running Win Ultimate bit OS All in a NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO- BK Black Steel Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case So what do you think of this system that I haven t started purchasing yet but these are the parts that need or have done a search for I may change some of the parts according to the price of the parts This New build advice build will take some time to get together money wise nbsp
What are you using the PC for? That's probably the most important question because a gaming PC will have a different optimal setup to a workstation PC for example.
My initial thoughts are:
- Unless you have a good reason, that's way too much RAM. 8GB is more than enough for most people.
- It's a bit of a waste of money getting an A8 processor (which has an integrated graphics processor) and a dedicated graphics card.
- If you're going to be gaming the 6570 is not going to be enough.
Someone said you could post your specs here and get advice if it's a good system and/or recmmendations.
NZXT apollo burnt orange case
MSI P6NGM-L SOC775 PCI-E
Intel core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ 1066
1GB 240-pin DDR2 800 desktop memory
512mb 240-pin DDR2 desktop memory
EVGA 9800 GT 512mb GDDR3 PCI-E
(two hard drives set up in RAID to mirror each other)
250GB desktop SATA hard drive (primary)
250GB desktop SATA hard drive (secondary)
1.44MB floppy disc w/MMC reader
Logitech PS2 optical mouse
DVD-RW 20x lightscribe
16x SATA DVD ROM drive
IEEE 1394 Firewire PCI
Dual 12" blue cold cathode lghtbar
XP Pro COA
MSFT Office 2007 Pro OEM (no media)
Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro
Is this system viable and worth $1,750?
I'd have to do some research to see if its worth $1750 but i am too lazy...as far as asking if its a good system yeah it looks decent. Just make sure you have that RAM in the right slots =]
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/pmZdqkGood start for mid-range gaming? Mostly F2p Mmorpgs like riders of Icarus, or maybe some Overwatch and Titan fall, nothing big just casual gaming. Give tips if you see something wrong. Btw I plan on using the Hard-drive in my current system for this build, that's why I don't have one listed on PC part picker.Also what kind of fps do you guys think this will push on a game like titanfall 2? Not expecting anything outrageous or anything though.(Btw I'm not sure why, but I'm banned from the computer hope chat?)
Here is a general rule about fps:How much fps is playable?60 fps is the optimal fps for PC games though most games are okay if their fps is between 30 and 60. 30 is usually the baseline for playability. When it comes to graphics settings, it really is all dependent on the the player and the game-from https://www.quora.com/What-is-considered-a-good-average-playable-frame-rate-FPS-for-a-certain-video-game-on-a-PC-Is-it-60-FPSAlso see:http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2221299/fps-gaming.htmlhttp://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,158799.0.html
Budget: Approximately $1200
Location: BC, Canada
Main Purpose: gaming, HD Video editing
Multitasking: A lot
Games: MMO Gaming
Resolution: 2x 22-25 inch HD screen (looking for suggestions, $100-150)
Overclocking: Want ability too. Not regularly
Peripherals: Razer blackwidow keyboard, razer deathadder mouse.
Recycled parts: Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Build idea so far:
Intel Core I7 3770
16 GB worth of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series
GeForce GTX 570
128 GB Samsung SSD 830 Series
1TB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
Asus DVD drive ($20)
Corsair TX650 v2
Cooler master Hyper 212 Plus
Apevia X-TRP-BL X-Trooper Mid
Advice for improvements and whether or not the build will work would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Overclocking: Want ability too. Not regularly
Intel Core I7 3770
GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3Click to expand...
Thats a nice build.
The Z68 is a 2nd Gen board and the CPU is 3rd Gen processor. You may want to purchase a 3rd Gen board.
2nd Gen chipsets: H61, H67, P67,Q67, and Z68
3rd Gen chipsets: B75, H77, Q77, Z75, and Z77
If you plan on any over-clocking you may want the K version of the i7-3770. The K versions are unlocked and allow much easier overclocking. Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
Ivy Bridge Chipsets
All Ivy Bridge chipsets and motherboards support both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs. Ivy Bridge based processors will officially support up to DDR3-1600, up from DDR3-1333 of Sandy Bridge. Consumer Ivy Bridge chipsets will also allow overclocking of K-series processors.Click to expand...
Looking for some advice. I am building my first computer from scratch. I have replaced almost every part in many computers in the past so I am not a complete newbie.
I have the following still in the boxes:
1 - Liteon 52X32X52X CD-RW
1 - Sony DRU810A DVD Burner
1 - Seagate ST3300831A 300GB Hard Drive
1 - Seagate 250GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive
1 - Used 1.44 floppy drive
1 - good set of speakers with subwoofer
1 - Nvidia GeForce4 MX40, will upgrade later
I basically use the PC for video editing, internet (wireless cable) and some light gaming (not online gaming). I am planning on running XP pro. I want to use all of the above and have a maximum of $500 to spend. I was planning on using an AMD 64X2 4600 processor ($125).
I am looking for advice on a good MB, memory (1 gb), case and whatever else you suggest within my price range of $375 left over.
Thanks in advance.
right build advice new here it goes i want to build a new pc why because i want to first of all i m not a gamer but a do want a pc that is futureproof to a certain degree here s what i m looking at - Mobo XFX S nForce i LT SLI DDR new build advice ATX - note the LT part- what this means is it is a slimmed down version of the original board- but i new build advice m happy with what it has for about RAM x GB crucial ram at mhz - my thinking here is i m leaving the other slots open for future upgrades- is x GB quicker cpu - either core duo e or core quad Q - i understand the quad is overkill but one of my main pc uses is nero recode for converting video would i be correct in saying that recode new build advice utilises all cores anyway i m thinking futureproof as well GPU - Inno D Geforce GT MHz MB Graphics Card - i have read that this is more than ample for my needs can i put of these alongside each other would of these outperform a gts PSU something about W in a good brand Case probably thermaltake around about HDD gb from existing hp computer for O S - gb seagate for storage DVD burner and card reader - from existing hp computer anyone got any views recommendatios on this cheers nbsp
I am in the process of gathering my parts and pieces for a new computer. As far as MOBs go, I have only had experience with Asus and would like to use another brand for this machine (just to compare).
The two machines recently built have an Asus M2N and an Asus M2N-E SLI.
I plan to use the AMDx2 6400+on this new build.
I would appreciate any suggestions on what board some of you would recommend.
Thanks in advance for your responses.
Hey guys I m looking forward to building my next pc and I m ready for this bitchin build I was just looking for some advice or alternatives on the components I m choosing This build is going to be for k gaming some video editing build on new Advice and regular Advice on new build use for school The specs I have chosen so far are CASE corsair graphite T full tower CPU Intel i - k core GPU asus strix ti in SLI RAM x gb corsair vengeance pro gb DDR I originally was going to go with DDR but I m Advice on new build wondering if DDR is worth getting now PSU I need help picking out a good Power supply MOBO I am looking at a few like the asus x pro ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME but I am not sure Please help This will also might change the Ram ddr or ddr CPU Cooler Corsair h i gtx Should I get the one with the mm or mm STORAGE GB SSD and TB WD black HDD Thank you nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/advice-on-new-build.1165372/
Hey I m finally deciding to upgrade and build a new computer here s what I put together tonight Any advice on more performance for the same price or same performance for less money is greatly appreciated Also if I made a mistake and something isn t compatible let me know CPU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Intel Core Quad Q GHz LGA W Quad-Core Processor advice a on new build Model BX Q MB http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E GIGABYTE GA-EP -UD L LGA advice on a new build Intel P ATX Intel Motherboard Case http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E COOLER MASTER Centurion CAC-T -UW Black Aluminum Bezel SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case PSU http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item advice on a new build N E Antec EA W Continuous Power ATX V Ver EPS V version SLI Certified CrossFire Ready PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply RAM http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Kingston HyperX NVIDIA SLI-Ready GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX D K GN Video http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E HIS Hightech H QT P Radeon HD IceQ Turbo MB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card I haven t chosen a hard drive yet not sure how big i want to go current set up has GB and that seems to be filling up quick maybe TB since they have come down in price Thanks to any advice on this build nbsp
ok sorry for a double post but I think I might go with this Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
seemed like a good deal considering they had a 320 and 500 for the same price with a 16MB cache
I m building a custom please. build! Advice New computer for my younger siblings They ll use it for streaming video web surfing and gaming Selected components CASE - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx New build! Advice please. Item N E PROCESSOR - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E MOTHERBOARD - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E HDD - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E VIDEO - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E RAM - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E DVD - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E POWER - - http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E I can provide the Wireless adapter the OS monitor keyboard and mouse Firstly please go over my list and let me know if I ve missed any incompatibilities Also point out if one of my components is underpowered and is a weak link I have no idea how to shop for power supplies My last build had lots of bizarre problems from the power supply Secondly I plugged my config into ibuypower com my favorite boutique brand and the total was like That s only more than the total of my parts Wouldn t it be worth it to pay extra for pro wiring I was expecting like a overhead Anyway let me know your thoughts on my config and pro con of purchasing it pre-built nbsp
Hi guys I m looking to build myself a new PC suitable I have particular games I d like to run with PC Build Advice decent performance at reasonably high settings - at the moment that s FSX Rome TW and Football Manager yeah that one s not resource heavy but it s on my list - but would like it to be future-proof I already PC Build Advice have a monitor and mouse but everything else needs buying Considering that with the budget I have I ve come up with the following set-up Case - Bitfenix Merc Alpha Gaming Case CPU - AMD FX -core FX GHz Mb cache RAM - Corsair Gb DDR MHz PSU - W Coolermaster B Motherboard - ASUS M A Motherboard Graphics - Gb AMD MSI HD OC PCI-E HDD - Western Digital TB DVD-RW - Liteon x player Cooling - Standard AMD processor cooling fan case has a fan at the rear planning on buying four more fans and adding two to the front one to the top and one to the bottom of the case Speakers - Logitech ZS O S - Windows -bit If anyone can take a quick scan through and let me know if I ve missed something glaringly obvious that would be great Or if there is anything I can PC Build Advice substitute that would give better performance for a similar price that would be great I think everything is compatible I ll double and triple-check this before buying so I m not looking for any in-depth analysis but any guidance would be great Thanks nbsp
Good Selection, but might I make a few alterations for you to consider because you have a £800. We maybe able to squeeze a bit more out of this build, ill go off amazon.uk for the pricing:
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 79.99
i5 4670k 174.50
Corsair 750watt Bronze 68.98
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1tb 49.99
Cooler Master Hyper212 Evo CPU Cooler 23.99
NZXT Phantom 410 mid tower 84.95
Corsair Vengeance 8gb 2x4gb 1600 65.76
Liton DvD Drive 13.15
R9 280X Gigabyte 230.47
Logitech Z323 Speakers 32.99 (Could not find the speakers you listed so went for what I thought might be close.
Thats just a little advice to maxise your build to the budget, this will provide much more power overall and future proof you for quite some time. Hope this help!
Hi just about to start a new build and have been looking at the various components available to build a pc for gaming and general use and have chosen this setup so far
intel core 2 duo e7300: 2.66 ghz, 1066 bus speed, 3mb cache
gigabyte ep43 ds3l motherboard : ip43, 1333 fsb, 2xDDR2 SDRAM, BIOS type : award
RAM: 4gb PC2-8500, (2x2gb)
Nvidia Geforce 9400GT 1024mb ddr2 ram : gpu clock speed-550mhz, memory clock speed-700mhz
Western digital caviar 500gb, 7200 spindel speed, sata hard drive
This is my first new build and if anyone could give me some advice on the parts i have chosen and thier compatability ( I think it should all work together) or if you have any suggestions for a better setup for roughly the same price I would be very grateful.
Let us know how it goes... particularly problems during install.
Hi all Looking to build a new work PC used mainly for ds Max Photoshop and Illustrator and have narrowed down my options to systems based around the main CPUs It would be really helpful to get some impartial advice as to the pros and cons of each basically looking for the best bang for buck The build PC Advice on new price of Windows Vista Business bit is included in all options Microsoft Windows Vista Business w SP - W Windows Upgrade Offer Form - licence and media - PC - OEM - DVD - -bit - English - Ebuyer Core i approx Intel Core i - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product ASUS P T SE iX - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product NVIDIA Quadro FX - http go avforums com id X amp url http www pcwb co uk catalogue item A Corsair GB x GB XMS - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Seagate GB Hard Drive X RAID - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Antec P Case - Antec Advice on new PC build P Case - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Antec TruePower W - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product HP LP W quot TFT Monitor - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Core Quad approx Intel Core Quad Q - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Asus P Q Deluxe P - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product NVIDIA Quadro FX - http go avforums com id X amp url http www pcwb co uk catalogue item A OCZ GB X gb x - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Seagate GB Hard Drive X RAID - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Antec Sonata Elite - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Antec TruePower W - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Samsung SM BW quot TFT - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Phenom II approx AMD Phenom II X Black Edition - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product ASUS M A T Deluxe - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product NVIDIA Quadro FX - http go avforums com id X amp url http www pcwb co uk catalogue item A OCZ GB KIT x - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Seagate GB Hard Drive X RAID - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Antec Case - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Antec TruePower W - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product Samsung SM BW quot TFT - http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product May also consider this Samsung monitor http go avforums com id X amp url http www ebuyer com product would it be worth the extra money for the extra screen size Sorry for such a long st post any advice suggestions will be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance nbsp
All are pretty good, but you seem to be in love with the Antec TruePower 550W, and we see huge numbers of them failing... on a variety of machines... Try a Corsair, or Seasonic, or PCPower&Cooling.
Yes the larger Samsung is a good choice.
It would really be a budget issue... if you have the bank account, go for the Intel i7 920
My main pc has just given up the fight. So with that in mind i am currently looking at various PC sites such as Mesh, Overclockers, packard bell, dell etc at already built PC's.
I'm looking for something which will do high end gaming (Age of conan soon) and multmedia programmes such as Adobe photoshop etc
i'm after some advice on which sites people recommend and any buying advice as well as building advice. I've been told serveral time's to be carefull of pre-builds due to there limitations on upgrading? I have quite a good knowledge on computing building but never built one from the ground up.
If you are thinking about "high end gaming" why would you even consider a pc like dell, etc.?
You can build a far better machine for less and with better parts which aren't propriatary parts (vendor specific). Even "gaming" computers from the big makers often have only a few decent parts, yet charge a premium. You would be MUCH better off to go to a small local pc shop and ask them to build you one with certain parts or build it yourself with good parts online. Its not hard, unless you build it and run into a problem like it won't start up or something, then you have to troubleshoot why it won't start. Other than that, if you've added parts before, then you are already part way there.
Budget Range - System Usage from Most to Least Important Gaming and Some noob rendering video editing CAD and use of some Adobe products like CS etc etc Parts Not Required All peripherals Im also planning to keep my current HDD GB ATA quot rpm MB Cahe and GB ATA quot rpm MB Cahe plus another External HDD Country USA Overclocking Probably but not too exaggerate that I ll then need water cooling SLI or Crossfire Not sure Advice/help first my build! If buying a GB GPU or sli crossfire GPUs Monitor Resolution x WHEN do you plan to build it to weeks Not sure if it s worth to wait for the release of Advice/help my first build! the Ivy Bridge CPUs so the price of the Sandy Bridge CPUs drops Additional Comments I wanna be able to play games like BF and Advice/help my first build! Dirt in High setting and get to FPS More info I ve never built a PC before so im not a PC genius I basically learned everything i know about PC hardwares in the last weeks So if i make a mistake Sorry quot Right now what i got in mind is CPU Intel Core i K GHz GPU Any Good NVIDIA or AMD Also im not sure about the all PCI and RAM GB GBx DDR MHz Corsair Vengeance HDD Keeping Old ones Unless you guys think a new one is better PSU Watts - Standard Power Supply - SLI CrossFireX Ready this would do the job just fine i guess MOBO Undecided Depending on the GPU but still gotta be good to O C P D I ve been cheeking out some wedsides where you can customize some Pre-build PC And i was wondering if it was better Make my pc online and save me the hassle of building it or Buying the parts online and build it my self nbsp
I believe that you have a pretty solid build right now in terms of the parts listed. You will also need a case though, you can't have all those parts sitting on a table or desk Anyway, I would say that you should build your own computer and not get one of the prebuilt ones. Most of those are not that great and end up with poor build quality and they are more expensive.
As for the GPU, it seems that AMD is about to release more of their 7xxx series graphics cards, so waiting a few weeks wouldn't be a bad idea in that regard. You should be looking for the 7780 if they keep the names the same (previously the 6780). If you want nvidia, the gtx550 ti is a little under the performance of a 6780 and a gtx560 is a bit over the performance of a 6780. Ivy bridge probably won't be widely available until late may or early june.
here are the specs for my new build. i would appreciate any feedback.
I may chose amd motherboard and processor--if so it would be these
Have i covered it all?
i will install windows 7--which i have
I would like to know the compatibility of all of these items. http://www.ebay.com/p/ASUS-H110m-a-D3-Intel-Socket-1151-Motherboard/1942098388http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147166http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814121855http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438038&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1UH3Z96302https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q84G5Q/?tag=pcpapi-20http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233218&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=If any of these do not work please find me a similar price item with similar features.Thank you.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,158547.0.html
Alright so I'm pretty new to PC gaming, I know a few things but not nearly enough. So I search for builds around $500-520 that will give me the best bang for the buck. I found a few that caught my attention but this is the one I was planning on building, but before I do that I thought I'd get some second hand advice from you guys. Please recommend better parts if you know some that I can swap into this build. (Keep in mind I'm looking for a build around $500-520 and it should be something that can run most Triple A games around 40-50 FPS at 1080p for the most part. So idk guys, share with me some of your expertise! (BTW I surfed the web and was able to find these parts for cheaper totaling for around $500-520)PARTS LIST: https://youtu.be/1Vx9hkpG-lE
Very Tight budget .... what is the most advanced game you plan on playing? Are you interested in buying a used or refurb computer and adding a high end video card to that to try to squeeze it into the small budget and get the best CPU and GPU combination that your money can buy or are you wanting to build a system new only?I toyed around with different builds and numbers I come up with are:Windows 10 OS =$100Gigabyte AM3+ Motherboard = $56Crucial DDR3 8GB RAM 1600Mhz = $40Computer Case with 500 Watt PSU = $661TB Hitachi Hard Drive 7200RPM = $45ASUS DVD-RW Drive = $20The necessities without CPU and GPU put it at $327.00 Now to get a good CPU and GPU in the remaining $193.00, you could get a Quadcore FX-4350 4.2Ghz CPU for $80 leaving you with $113 for a video card, but your going to struggle to find a new video card that fits into $113 that will give you the 40-50fps 1080pThis build I put together cuts as many corners as you can without making a crippled build. Saving money in avoiding Intel and going with AMD, getting a case that comes with a 500 watt power supply to cut off about $30 or more, and going with Hitachi 1TB drive vs Seagate or Western Digital to get you maximum capacity and performance for your money, and 8GB RAM is the bare minimum for a gaming build like this. You might be able to squeeze by on 4GB, but to avoid lots of paging so much 8GB is best to start from. Gigabyte motherboard is a brand and quality I trust and never had any problems with and this is their entry level gaming board. I also have this board with my FX-8350 8-core build and I like the board, its feature rich for the price tag and no problems.Thinking your going to need to add about $130 more to your budget to try to get a Geforce GTX 970 video card to get the FPS you want at 1080p. The CPU FX-4350 is entry level gaming CPU at $80 and for $70 more you can get the 8-Core FX-8350 4.0Ghz. If planning on going with 8-core then you need $200 more in budget so $720. If you want 16GB RAM add $40 more and that puts it to $760 and removes some of the corner cutting gaming build. If you want more speed from there, swap put the HDD for a SSD and spend even more.Here is list of parts I was using for price reference:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500362&cm_re=970_gtx-_-14-500-362-_-Product Video card $237.00http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156258 case with 500 watt power supply $66.00http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565 motherboard $56.00http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148540 8GB RAM $40.00http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416892&cm_re=windows_10_home-_-32-416-892-_-Product Windows 10 OS 64-bit $100http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5AD2KD3645 1TB Hitachi HDD $45If interested in buying a used system and upgrading it to be a gaming box, you might be able to get a used earlier generation Intel Core i5 desktop, upgrade its power supply, RAM, and Video Card and get it to squeeze into $520 very tightly.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,158667.0.html
Well I have some parts from an existing build which include...
2 x Seagate 250GB SATA-II HDDs
eVGA 7900GT CO PCIe video card
Antec 550W PSU
Basically I have 400$ to get a simple but working build to work with those parts...
So mobo, ram, and cpu.
I've decided to go Intel with processor, Core 2 Duo e6300 I believe is what I'll go with, but I need advice on a motherboard and a 1GB(2x512) mb kit of RAM. processor will cost me about 190, so I have about 100 to spend each on a motherboard and RAM.
The price is indeed capped at 400$
so any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
I want to build my New PC Build Advice first computer It s not going to be anything too high end but I want it to New PC Build Advice be good enough to play the latest games and allow me to multitask very well Here is what I have so far any suggestions are appreciated EVGA -CK-NF -A LGA NVIDIA nForce i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Intel Core Duo E Conroe GHz LGA Processor Model BX E - Retail CORSAIR XMS GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN X - C - Retail OCZ GameXStream OCZ GXSSLI ATX V W Power Supply - Retail EVGA -P -N -AR GeForce GTS MB GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Video Card - Retail Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail SAMSUNG X DVD R DVD Burner With X DVD-RAM Write LightScribe Technology Black SATA Model SH-S L - OEM Also what are some protections that you guys take with static shock nbsp
A friend of mine has asked me build her a desktop PC -- with a new Windows OS -- for US or less Can you guys give please? build, Advice on $1,000 me some advice and suggestions as to the parts for a suitable Intel build given her budget My friend is a freelance writer and journalist She will be using the machine for research and MS Office documents She is neither a gamer nor a PC Advice on $1,000 build, please? enthusiast Simply put she needs a desktop PC Advice on $1,000 build, please? that is reasonably fast and won t BSOD on her while she s surfing the net or working on a story with MS Word Her C D desktop -- which had been a much-abused yet uncomplaining workhorse for longer than I can remember -- finally gave out a few days ago It seems only her monitor mouse and keyboard are still working reliably I have not seen her old machine as of late and have no idea what other parts I can salvage from it Given her budget though I m guessing I have room to assume that everything else from her old machine is toast and that we will have to buy all brand new parts I m thinking I should even assume that she ll need a new chassis I m not too familiar with AMD yet and would prefer to build something within my comfort zone -- so it s going to be an Intel desktop My friend insists on a Windows OS as she is unfamiliar with W I ll be staying over at her apartment this weekend to work on the project First time building a PC for anyone -- on my own that is I have to admit I m kinda excited about this first adventure As always your advice will be greatly appreciated nbsp
To go some online stores, find their pre-built systems. Get some from $800 to $1200 and modify the parts to suit.
This way you have a number of 'quotes'. If you can't decide on parts, post back.
Also, some stores have free assembly when you purchase a whole system. Do this if you feel like it.
Importantly though, have a look at her old monitor. Check to see if it's got HDMI, VGA, DVI, as you may need some adaptors. I wouldn't recommend running off VGA if she's a writer.
I ve been viewing TechSpot for quite a while and have noticed some very knowledgeable members therefore wanting to make my first build with the AMD processor I thought this would be a great place to get top advice I have several components that I ve gathered along the way over the past months and decided to build build my first for Advice my own even though I m Advice for my first build on a tight budget I don t need it finished quot tomorrow quot so I ll post what I ve collected and take advice on what to pair with these parts to get the best multimedia HD movies sports etc along with wi-fi wireless transfer to my main TV that is rooms from my desktop and learn how to play a few games my dear daughter had when she was so suddenly taken from my wife and me last March - AMD Phenom II black X multicore Processor fan heatsink kit I have already graphics cards - XFX Radeon HD - XFX Radeon HD and - EVGA GTX ti GeForce GDDR I have new motherboards- - ASROCK Extreme and a ASUS M A XTD EVO board - Seagate TB Barracuda LP rpm - Western Digital GB rpm HDD s External Toshiba Canvio USB TB portable hard drive - Azza Titan watt LED PSU - Asus DVD CD Rewritable drive DRW- B ST - sticks of Corsair XMS x GB ram total GB at MHz and sticks of G Skill x totaling GB of PC - - - - ram all DDR I also have allot of DDR Ram but won t be using it - new Samsung HM inch HD monitor with HDMI and other connections Software includes Windows bit professional and microsoft office quot bit quot will it work on bit system keyboards mouse small things including a Logitech USB camera etc I need to still get a tower and a BLU RAY burner wr r hd etc to be able to watch high definition DVD s games etc I don t need to burn HD only read them The Asus above will be my second burner but I don t think it will read High Definition I need allot of help matching the best of all above up so it will complement eachother I have yet to buy a tower and the BluRay internal disc I am on a very tight budget but if necessary I will wait save my money so I m assured of matching everything up the most efficient way possible even if it means buying a different motherboard or another graphics card to wire two together to crossfire etc I have in mind of getting a Rosewill Cruiser midtower or one of three Antec LED fan towers I E Antec nine hundred two v towers etc Would really appreciate any advise I get on my build Thanks again everyone George Update - - Thank you two for the valuable information greatly appreciated Also First of all Thanks for the input from the two that offered their opinions I greatly appreciated the much needed information Secondly I came across this article post from N egg today Would like some feedback confirmation that this may work with NVIDIA rather than Radeon on AMD setup See below I thought AMD motherboards and CPU s will only support Radeon Graphics cards in crossfire connection Here below is a quote of someone using NVIDIA graphics cards together on an AMD system Do I or don t I have to use Radeon dual GPU s in a crossfire configuration to work properly This guy is using what should be a SLI connection due to the fact that he is using two NVIDIA GPU s Yet he is using NVIDIA on an AMD system and all working great QUOTE Great Motherboard Pros I use to only get intel products in the past but I bought this for the price I was able to buy this motherboard an AMD T GHz processor and a CPU Fan for I don t think I ll be going back to intel any time soon The BIOS is very easy to use and it is very easy to overclock the CPU The temperature sensors on the board work very well I have had no problems installing or setting up this motherboard The onboard sound is very high quality Cons The only thing that I do not like on this motherboard are the PCI slots If you are using dual wide graphic cards you can t fit anything else in I had to give up my Creative X-Fi sound card in order to keep my dual graphics cards However the onboard sound card is just as good Other Though... Read more
Your office software will be fine.
You have everything except the case and blue ray.
Blue ray: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222
Both these options are at the lower end of the budget, but worthwhile additions for the components above.
You also might want to consider another PSU in the long run as a 1KW PSU running the system you have above will be very inefficient in its consumption of electricity. A 550W PSU is plenty for the components above.
I'd also use the Western Digital disk as your primary disk (with Windows 7 installed on it) and your Seagate as a data disk, with personal files on it. This is because the WD has a high spin speed. The external hard disk will be very useful as a disk to backup your Seagate's personal files.
All three of those GPU's are fine for HD playback and gaming - the 550ti is probably the best of the three.
In my computer at the moment I have a geforce 210, an i3 530, a 250gb ssd and 500W corsair psu.
I also have ?500 budgethttp://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,158560.0.html
So basically I used to be all about PC gaming and building my own computers from scratch while in highschool I managed to get a job at a computer store and all that but moved on to college and bigger and better things So recently I ve noticed my PC begin advice Looking a need build -- PC new to some to Looking to build a new PC -- need some advice perform rather pathetically I built it back Looking to build a new PC -- need some advice in and I m started to realize how low-end it is when trying to play some newer games My current system is AMD Athlon x Dual Core GHz gb RAM K N Neo V Motherboard nVidia GeForce GT GPU with about HDD s around gb a piece I m looking to build something brand new and top of the line but within a Looking to build a new PC -- need some advice budget My problem is that when I fell behind in computer tech I couldn t catch up I have no idea what people are talking about when they say i i and i I know they re processors but I have no idea what the specs are As far as I know all I want is a new PC that can run things like DayZ that game is such a for my GPU and processor Diablo and Guild Wars seamlessly I m averaging maybe - frames on all three maybe on DayZ I was hoping someone could point me in the direction of what processor mobo ram and other hardware I should consider when building my new PC I know I want a good GPU like the geforce gtx ti or higher Sorry for the wall of text tl dr looking to build a good gaming pc with about edit What are you going to use the PC for gaming How much is your budget Where are you located and what sort of system do you currently have if any I e fill out your profile Canada low end gaming system Are you going to buy online or from a retail store be sure to think about shipping costs in this case Either one is fine preferably retail Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig HDD s Do you need peripherals like a monitor keyboard and mouse amongst others No Have you already bought any components No Do you already have an Operating System OS or will you be buying one this may add a significant amount of cost to a low-budget system Buy a new key Will you need any aftermarket cooling such as a CPU GPU cooler or a watercooling setup Probably not nbsp
I have no idea what people are talking about when they say i3, i5 and i7(I know they're processors, but I have no idea what the specs are).Click to expand...
Usual specs for Intel's CPUs:
i3 = 2 cores with hyper-threading
i5 = 4 cores without hyper-threading
i7 = 4 cores with hyper-threading
People usually opt for the i5 since games don't normally take advantage of hyper-threading
I know I want a good GPU like the geforce gtx 560 ti or higher.Click to expand...
Thats a good choice. I'm currently looking into the 660 Ti and non-Ti version.
I'm happy with my current system though its a year or so old now.
PC name: Home Built PC
CPU: Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB DDR3-1600
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB (FPB)
Audio: Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12
Case: Thermaltake Dokker
Cooling: Corsair CX600 V2 (600W PSU)
Other Peripherals: ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional SP1(64-bit)
I m trying to put together a bit machine with lots of room to upgrade in the future and would like to order all parts from newegg the only part i have lying around is a dvd cd burner i m not too sure how to make sure everything is compatible and i m feeling pretty lost when it comes to the PC Looking First Build: Advice for bit side of compatibility I know I will probably be searching First PC Build: Looking for Advice for drivers on manufacturer s websites with a few of the parts Case COOLER MASTER Centurion CAC-T -UW Black Aluminum Bezel SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Motherboard MSI P -GD LGA Intel P ATX Intel Motherboard Processor Intel Core i - Lynnfield GHz LGA W Quad-Core Processor Model BX I Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue WD AAJS GB RPM SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Wireless Adapter GIGABYTE GN-WP GS PCI Wireless Adapter - Retail Video Card MSI R -MD GH Radeon HD GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Ready Video Power Supply BFG Tech GS- W ATX V V EPS V V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail Memory Crucial GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model CT BA Total Am i missing anything will this be win bit compatible is all the hardware compatible nbsp
It looks fine but why a 64 bit with only 2gb ram?
ProcessorProcessor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHzNumber of Cores 4Family 06Model 2AStepping 7Revision 1AMemoryRAM 8.0 GBVideo CardVideo Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Dedicated Memory 1.0 GBTotal Memory 4.0 GBPixel Shader Version 5.0Vertex Shader Version 5.0Operating SystemOperating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bitService Pack 1Size 64-bitEdition Home PremiumBIOSBIOSVersion American Megatrends Inc. 0601ManufacturerDate 02/05/10SoundAudio 1Sound Device NVIDIA High Definition AudioDriver 18.104.22.168Audio 2Sound Device NVIDIA High Definition AudioDriver 22.214.171.124Audio 3Sound Device Realtek High Definition AudioDriver 126.96.36.19951Audio 4Sound Device NVIDIA High Definition AudioDriver 188.8.131.52Audio 5Sound Device NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)DriverAudio 6Sound Device NVIDIA High Definition AudioDriver 184.108.40.206DrivesDVD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS90 ATA DeviceCD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS90 ATA DeviceDrive 1Size 931.4 GBFree Memory 186.0 GBDrive 2Size 931.5 GBFree Memory 17.0 MBI have ^ this ^ and i want to get this MSI GeForce GTX 980 GAMING 4GIs my pc compatible for that video card?
heya, ive been tweaking this list of components for the last few weeks trying to finalize a shopping list for my PC. This is what it has come down to and the only thing im really wondering about is the Mobo, any advice would be great. Thanks in advance!
Personally, I would never trust $500 worth of processor and video card to a $40 power Raidmax modular supply with two +12v rails @ 24A each.
IMO, you would be much better off with one of these units.
Both have 60A on a single +12v rail and 5 year warranty vs 2 year warranty on the Raidmax
Just my opinion.
SKIP UNLESS BORED I had some ebay trouble when I decided doing. would advice for some build I I'm a Thanks like to build a HTPC out of I would like some advice for a build I'm doing. Thanks a Compaq EVO SFF PC The first one of these I got didn t power on So I sent to back to the seller and bought another one But then the seller said it did work and so he sent it back to me It still didn t work but for some unexplained reason the computer he sent back had more RAM and a better processor I tested the RAM and CPU in the other computer and they work fine so since the Compaq only cost I decided just to keep the Gig of PC RAM and P Northwood Anyway I m stuck with P GHz MHz FSB L Cache Gig PC RAM What I need a case a psu a mb a cpu hsf a gpu The other stuff I have laying around I have been messing around at Newegg and I have some decisions to make So finally here is the dillema Do I buy a good setup that will allow me to upgrade in the future but still be limited since I m starting with a socket chip or do I go cheap just to run the stuff and not worry about the future oh yeah is the most I can spend and I m tight for it the computer im using now is a P so I m in desperate need of a new machine the following links are to Newegg good setup case antec psu seasonic watt mb intel PE chipset from asus or MSI or abit etc hsf gpu geforce agp total cheap setup case case psu mb SiS or VIA chipset from same manufatures as above hsf gpu Geforce GT total I haven t built a computer with quot new quot parts in about years so I m a bit out of touch I think the good setup will probably OC better than the cheap setup I don t really see the point in getting something in between since the prices are so close anyway so is it worth the extra dollars for a machine that might not be worth upgrading anyway but still will perform a little better now Will I see the benefit of Dual Channel memory I want to be able to play games on it like HL Q and the upcomming Elder Scrolls game will the cheap setup be able to make these games playable Will the cheaper setup be as stable as the more expensive one can i go even cheaper on the cheap setup Do any of you have any advice Thanks I just found this place today so I hope I posted this in the right place and made my topic as easy to respond to as possible nbsp
First thing to point out is that your power supplies are not adequate in either of your two options.
Take a look at this one. The case is similar to the one you have listed in your upper option (same maker), but also includes a high quality 450w PSU for about $100.
Hello does anyone know if there will be any problems for this build it is for gaming i am using some parts from another pc i had for gaming but mother board broke so i am replacing that and cpu.Precision T5400 CaseMSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ MotherboardDell PN: GM869 Power SupplySATA 5.25" DVD-RW Drive8x 4GB PC2-5300F DDR2 Memory2TB 3.5" SATA Hard DriveAMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core ProcessorNVIDIA GTX980 DDR5 4GB Video Cardany suggestions or infomation will be greatly impreciated
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I ve been researching the parts I think will be good for a gaming computer I m hoping to build but I wanted to get some opinions on the parts I ve never built a gaming computer before and would like any advice you have on the parts Motherboard ASRock Z Extreme LGA Intel Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX Intel Motherboard Processor Intel Core i - K Ivy Bridge GHz GHz Turbo LGA W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX I K RAM Kingston HyperX GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model Build Advice KHX C D K GX Video Card EVGA G-P - -KR GeForce GTX FTW GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready Build Advice SLI Support Video Card Power Supply Unit CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU- TX W ATX V EPS V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible Build Advice with Core i Power Supply also any advice in what to Build Advice look for for a tower would be much appreciated thanks nbsp
Heres my advice,
Mobo: Good choice, im personally more of an asus fan, but ive heard that Asrock are good as well. Looks like a nice board
Processor: Good choice, but if your interested, the new Haswell series is out which do show a nice performance up from the 3570k. Try checking into a 4670k and a LGA 1150 chipset board.
Ram: I like Kingston, nothing wrong with that set
Video Card: Go for a GTX 770 over it, comparing the cheapest options from both sides (670 to 770) it seem to be only about a 40-20 dollar difference. The 770 is a nice step up.
PSU: Corsairs are reliable, and that will be plenty so long as you don't plan on doing SLI.
As for a case, depends on your size you want, I personally like corsair cases as they seem to always know how to fit everything in a good spot with plenty of space. Try something like the 200R
I ve spent the past few days picking out parts advice First build for my first build and being quite inexperienced I thought I would ask for advice comments suggestions about my current build My budget is around This computer will be virtually for gaming only Case Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Mobo MSI XT-G AM AM AM AMD X ATX AMD Motherboard CPU AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Callisto GHz x KB L Cache MB L Cache Socket AM W Dual-Core Desktop Processor PSU Antec NeoPower W ATX V EPS V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply RAM G SKILL GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Video Card SAPPHIRE Vapor-X VX- L Radeon HD Juniper First build advice XT GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w Eyefinity Hard Drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F HD HJ GB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive Disc Drive ASUS Black yadda yadda DVD Burner Monitor SAMSUNG EX X Glossy Black quot ms LED Backlight LCD Monitor I have a mouse keyboard and speakers am fine with the onboard mobo sound and have access to discounted windows at my school A few questions Will I need additional fans or are the four fans provided with the case and the ones that come with the cpu gpu etc sufficient Are the parts all compatible I spent a while trying to make sure they are but I m not confident I understand it all Are the parts well-balanced performance-wise Is my mid-tower big enough to hold it all Are there any other things e g thermal grease I ll need during construction that I may not know about Thanks in advance for any input nbsp
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they do all fit together and are compatible, however a bit of advice , for the same price, maybe 10-20$ more You can get a DDR3 based system. It is the standard now and DDR2 is rapidly on its way out.
Hello I m sure you are all thinking quot Not another PC build. advice on my first some Need build thread quot So I will get right to the point I want a performance PC Need some advice on my first build. in the - USD range My planed specs as of this Need some advice on my first build. moment are as follows CPU AMD Athlon MOBO MSI K N Neo Need some advice on my first build. -F NVIDIA Socket ATX Memeory Ultra MB PC DDR MHz CL Memory Vid Card Geforce gt PSU Ultra X-Connect -Watt ATX Dual mm Fan Sound Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live -Bit PCI Sound Monitor LCD something or other I really don t care Case Thermaltake Silver Armor Aluminum Full-Tower AXT or black Hard Drive Seagate GB MB SATA- OEM Hard Drive CD Already have one that should do Total This rig will be used about gaming random other stuff If you see anywhere that I am unwitingly cheaping out or going more expensive then I need to Or just buying a POS part I would appriciate the advice I would particularly like advice on the case and PSU nbsp
Looks like an excellent PSU according to the reviews I have read. I don't think you'll have any problems at all. I have never owned or worked with that case, but Thermaltakes are fun.
Hi It s been a while since I ve been on these forums I initially joined to check compatibility on my first build Amd x Geforce gt gb DDR ram Asus A N-SLI Premium all in the Antec P Unfortunately I m posting this message from that same computer never did get round to upgrading about time for a new one I think I m currently looking at the following specs CPU - Either Intel i k or i k CPU Cooler - ThermalTake Frio Motherboard - Asus P Z -V Pro although still waiting to see if Z is actually worthwhile Memory - Corsair Vengeance GB DDR Mhz CAS GPU - Undetermined PSU - XFX new Advice on a build w Black Edition Case - Silverstone Fortress FT B Air Penetrator Fans Incl Optical Drive - Samsung Blu-Ray SH-B L Storage SDD - Crucal RealSSD M Gb Storage HDD - xWD Caviar Black TB xWD Caviar Green TB Sound - Asus Xonar Essence ST Already own I ve got a Dell wfp thus max resolution will be x so I don t need an ultra powerful GPU I think I would Advice on a new build like to stand a chance at playing Skyrim when that s released I considered waiting until then to build the computer Perhaps go for an Ivy Bridge CPU From what I can tell though it s mainly the gpu that affects games anyway perhaps I could get away with an i k Any advice will be appreciated I ll look into any parts suggested Budget yet to be determined I like to have a goal pc then work around it I could temporarily drop the cooler and blu-ray drive I ve got a spare DVD Drive perhaps go for CAS RAM and a Samsung F TB HDD to save about A P motherboard might reduce it by another or so as well nbsp
I would save my money and get an i5-2500k, and probably a 6950.
Also, I'd use a cheaper power supply.
This is my first Need Build Advice Some On post so go easy I took the list from a different site hope that s okay Budget How much money are you willing to spend on the new build Need Some Advice On Build Hopefully less than especially since I have some components already Brands Are there any brands of components you want or don t want Would like to avoid fly-by-night companies Prefer to stick to well known names Multitasking Will you be multitasking with this computer and if so how much A lot of multi-tasking this will be the main function of the computer Gaming Will you be gaming and if so how much and how new are the games Some gaming would like it to handle new games well Calculations Will you be doing any intense calculations or media encoding No Overclocking Do you plan on overclocking and if so how much No Storage Need Some Advice On Build How much storage will you need and what will you be storing Not much storage mostly music Legacy Support Will you need support for older hardware like parallel serial or PS devices No Operating System Do you want Windows XP or Vista or Linux compatibility Probably will go with Windows Case Do you want help selecting a case and if so how big do you want it Yes big case I was thinking of perhaps buying one that included liquid cooling Accessories Do you want a keyboard mouse or other items included No Recycled Components Will you be reusing any components you already have Reusing sound card wireless card and possibly power supply Monitor If you want a monitor what size do you want and should it be widescreen Already have two monitors Stores Do you have any online stores that you prefer to purchase from Preferably Newegg but elsewhere if cheaper Location What country do you live in US Some footnotes I just bought a new watt Corsair PSU found here http www newegg com Product Produc E If I could reuse it I would certainly prefer that So far I have some ideas CPU http www newegg com Product Produc E MB http www newegg com Product Produc E RAM http www newegg com Product Produc E HD http www newegg com Product Produc E I do have a few questions about SSDs as I am new to them How hard are they to install Can your main HD be a SSD or must you have a standard HD as well Keep in mind I need little storage I am really unsure of what I want in my video cards I d like something middle of the line I think as is the rest of the computer I want to run two in SLI or Crossfire No preference as to Nvidia or ATI I look forward to any suggestions as to changes I should make the power supply and cases Suggestions about good fans etc are welcome as well I appreciate any help nbsp
Hello all I m spec ing out a Media Center build for a friend of mine He has a HDTV i with HDMI connectors He will not be using a sound system he lives in Queens and can t really bump the sound He s mainly looking for a system that can play Blu-Ray DVDs and internet content He may look eventually into ripping his current DVD collection onto his network But that will be in the future Here are the components I m looking at he requested a higher-end system One of the big questions that I have that I haven t found an answer for is on the video card does the HDMI send an audio signal I know it has a internal S PDIF connector but does it send the signal through the Need a build some advice on HDMI Also being that Need some advice on a build I ve not worked with S PDIF before does it connect to the ROM Drive or the MB Here s the Spec Video Card PALiT NE TSX GeForce GT SONIC MB -bit GDDR http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E MotherBoard ASUS Need some advice on a build P E Deluxe WiFi-AP LGA Intel X ATX Intel Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Processor Intel Core Quad Q Kentsfield GHz x MB L Cache LGA Quad-Core Processor http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Memory - GB OCZ Platinum GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E PSU CORSAIR CMPSU- TX W ATX V EPS V Power Supply http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Need some advice on a build Blu-Ray Drive LG GGC-H L Blu-ray HD-DVD DVD -RW DL Lightscribe http www pcalchemy com product info php pName lg-ggch l-bluray-hddvd-dvdrw-dl-lightscribe-black-retail cName cddvd-drives HDD Seagate Barracuda ES ST NS TB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E Case Thermaltake Black Aluminum SECC Steel DH VF BNS ATX Media Center http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E amp Tpk Black bThermaltake bDH bATX bHTPC bMedia Any feedback will be greatly appreciated Thank You nbsp
A possible new build, would appreciate some input / critique. I'm unsure about the MOBO and although the mom/pop I'm having build it has been around a while and has a good rep I'm on the fence with their suggested PSU (having trouble finding reviews but they claim to have been using them with very few issues)
Case - Antec 900
PSU - Ultra 750 watt LS Pro ATX
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-EP45UD3L Socket 775
CPU - Core2 DUO QUAD 9550 2.83GHz
Memory - 8GB Kingston Dual Channel PC2-6400 800MHz DDR2
HD - Segate 1TB SATA/300 32MB 7200 RPM
DVD - LG-H22NS30 22x SATA DVD RW
video - Saphire HD5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
OS - Windows 7 Premium 64Bit
Monitor - Samsung 22" 2243SWX LCD
Hey everyone I ve decided to attempt my first build after my computer of years took a crap not too long ago Pentium lol It doesn t seem too hard from what I ve read and from youtube videos but I don t have very much hands on experience with computer components and basic first-time setting up knowledge that is probably second nature to most of you I m willing to learn So after weeks of researching deals mostly on newegg I ve put together a solid base of what I m looking for and would appreciate any feedback as to if everything looks alright I m looking for a relatively current system can handle lots of apps video encoding music recording encoding games basically a solid multi-media hub Here s what I got so far all deals are from newegg Combo CPU AMD Phenom II X Mobo ASUS M A XTD EVO AM Memory G SKILL Ripjaws GB x GB Combo CPU Corsair CMPSU- HX W Graphics Sapphire Radeon HD Case dvdrw cpu cooling hdd Total after rebates I also plan some build...need first My advice! on getting Windows Ultimate need to buy full version So that adds on another making it a build Is this a good setup Could anyone maybe My first build...need some advice! suggest alternative parts to cut costs w o sacrificing performance or let me know of any better combos that you know of I was also looking at the phenom II X chip as I ve heard people able to overclock and unlock the th core and that would cut out right there I guess what I m looking at is designed to overclock but that s another topic I m not too familiar with Ultimately I m looking for the best possible budget build similar to this setup Thanks for any help Steve nbsp
Title should be quot Price advice on PC build quot build PC advice new on Building for a customer trying to get best on limited budget What I have so far Yamaha YST MS D Piece Watt Speaker System Buy com Geforce PC advice on new build SE XAGP w TV mb DDR newegg Epox RDA with CPU purchase newegg Throubred Athlon Rev B newegg Raidmax bay windowed case w w powwow PS newegg gig western digital mg HD AR previous deal officemax X mb DDR dimms from system pull for Dual Channel DDR floppy drive from city dump customer bringing own CDRW mb thumb drive AR officemax LED case fans glow rounded cables TR -m heatsink w fan SVC com Logitech wireless desktop AR from previous deal Customer bringing in win for OS customization done using various freeware apps Rebates have already been recieved Total Cost to me approx maybe hour build time Wondering what the build price should be set at I was thinking around profit Should I go for more nbsp
Hi guys I m planning to build my first ever gaming PC I do not know that much about specs and all of that The computer is going to be need first PC for advice build ever my I used for indie games like The Escapists Gmod KSP Pixel Piracy etc heavy games like Skyrim Tomb Raider The Witcher etc and also games like Lichdom Battlemage and Hearthstone It has to be able to play the heaviest games at a consistently high framerate at least - I also own a PS which will be used to play games that are consolebased like ACU horrible game BTW and console exclusive games like Bloodborne Since this is my first ever PC build I want it to last long I won t be doing any overclocking it scares me Therefore I will also be able to pay about I don t know about this pricetag because I don t know how the US taxes and Denmark where I m from has a very large tax I will also be able to pay more than this but I seems right Here are the components that I was planning to use Can you give me some feedback Are there any of these things that won t fit together is I need advice for my first ever PC build something overkill underkill I won t I need advice for my first ever PC build pay for a high end GPU if I have a low end CPU Things have to fit together CPU Intel Core i - Processor M Cache up to GHz GPU GTX Gaming G - MSi MotherBoard Z Gaming - MSi I know nothing about motherboards Memory HyperX Fury Black Series GB x GB Again I know nothing about RAM Storage SAMSUNG EVO MZ- E B AM quot GB SATA III Storage Seagate Barracuda ST DM TB RPM Power Cooler Master G M Would this be enough or would it be overkill CPU Cooler Stock Once again I don t know if this is enough but I am not going to OC sooo Would liquid cooling make sense or should I invest in a stronger cooling unit DVD writer ASUS DVD-Writer Black SATA Model DRW- F ST Case Cooler Master HAF Advanced A case has to be stylish This looks okay and there seems to be room for everything Do I have to buy better fans or are the stock ones good enough Please give me some feedback I really need it to be confident with my PC build If I don t get to know more about this I will have to buy a pre-build PC from another pro company nbsp
Hi. First, I am not sure you are aware of it but right now Newegg.com has a three combo special that includes your processor, motherboard, and memory that will save you $42.00. So you can rest assured what you listed with those items will work well.
1. The i5 is considered by many to be the sweet-spot for gaming. Good choice.
2. HyperX memory is made by Kingston and they manufacture excellent RAM and have for years.
3. That motherboard is a BEAST. Do you need everything/will you utilize everything that it offers?
4. I would just get a stronger cooling unit.
5. Check out Western Digital's Black series for hard drives in the 7200 rpm models.
6. Couldn't say about the psu; I usually use the Corsair line. Whatever you choose seriously consider either the Gold or Plantinum Plus certification. 650 watts of power would probably do you but research how much power that video card demands and what the manufacture recommends.
As for the case, the last four systems I have built have all been encased in the Cooler Master HAF series. I absolutely love them for air flow and build quality but make sure that you purchase a an additional side fan and top fan for greater air flow. Here is a good rule to keep in mind: Between the inflow of air or its exhaust, exhaust is the more important. I would get a 120mm size fan for the side and blow in and a 140mm side for the top as exhaust.
I want to suggest that you seriously consider getting the bigger brother of the 912. I found that the 912 is excellent for the micro-ITX boards but for me personally it seems a little cramped for the standard ATX boards -- though I have done it without issue. Look at the HAF 922 which is a mid-tower but with tons of room; I have one for my main rig. There is the full tower 932 but that is probably overkill.
Hope this helps.
Hey guys im looking to retrofit my 6 year old gaming PC here soon, and by retrofit I mean totally rebuild it. here is my current build:
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3.00Mhz
6gb DDR3 RAM
Nvidia GTX 470
my question is this, I am really not having too many issues with frame rates yet even on the brand new games so I was wondering if upgrading to SLI on the GTX470's would be comparable to upgrading to a GTX 970? Thanks for the help guys
I was wondering if upgrading to SLI on the GTX470's would be comparable to upgrading to a GTX 970?Click to expand...
I would say yes. Just look at the benchmarks from Passmark. The 970 is more than twice the performance of a 470.
I am building a new computer as a hobbie and interested in speed more than anything else. Most of my past computers have Asus boards in them but I wanted to see if any of you more experienced would recommend another board. For my last recent build I used an Asus M2N.
I have purchased thus far (all from NewEgg):
Antec 900 case
Antec EA500 power supply
AMD Athlon x2 6000+
2 GB DDR800
Seagate Sata hard drive
ATI Radeon x1399 pro video card
I do not intend to get the AMD vs. Intel arguement started. All computers with exception to my last one included Intel processors. I wanted to try AMD for the same reason I am asking for your advice about the MOB. Just interested in trying something new,
Thanks in advance for your opinions and I anxiously wait for any recommendations.
Pull in North Carolina
I would look at a board something like this Asus model
Here is an Epox board if you want to go sli [which I consider a waste] I actually prefer epox boards over asus however that is just me others may like asus better.
Hey guys, I'm thinking about buying a new build, mainly for high performance gaming. Budgets around 1000-1200 USD, if that's enough, I don't know. Please advice on what to get, and the best performance for money. I already have 5:1 speakers, so yeah scrap that, and if needed, I have an old monitor, and if not buying one gets me a better build scrap that too, and I'll get a good monitor later on. Just want a PC that will get me going for the next 2-3 yrs or so.
I want to get a new case but i want to keep all my hardware. If i were to buy a new case could i simply sway my hardware into the new case and boot it up and away i go? Or is there anything i am not taking into consideration?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Yes, just move your stuff from one to the other. Make sure you use the spacers for your mobo mounts. It is a simple job really.http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/220226-new-build-advice.html
being here for a while just to reads in order to keep my old pc in shape and old as in 5 to 6 years old.. old dang machine causing lots of problem
but i'm gonna build a new one soon
just wanna know how cha guys think of it
Mobo p5N32E-SLi 650
CPU Core 2 Duo E6600
GPU Winfast 8800GTX
HD 2x Western Digital 320/400
Case Coolermaster 832
Ram Corsair Twin2x 2048-6400 2gb
Pow Coolermaster Extreme Power 650w
Sound Creative xFi Xtreame
i prolly posted this at the wrong places but where to post this anyway, hope you guys guide me tru this places.. be happy to be here since i did learn something new over the past few months lol
everything looks good, are you planning to overclock your cpu?
this is the final list for my uncles build can anyone confirm that its OK i know the mobo is mATX and case is ATX but its cheaper and he s moaning about cost cos the original plan was to upgrade current PC to dual-core but turns out weve had to build a new PC apart from DVD Build advice - please? List and IDE hard-drive as his old sempron setup with DDR Ram and w PSU was no good list x Asus TA- Black Silver Midi Case No PSU - http www ebuyer com product x Gigabyte GA-G M-S L iG Socket Onboard VGA channel audio mATX Motherboard - http www ebuyer com product x Build List - advice please? Intel Core Duo E GHz Socket FSB MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - http www ebuyer com product x Extra Value GB DDR MHz PC - pin Extra Value Ram - http www ebuyer com product x Nvidia GT M MB DDR Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - http www ebuyer com product x Extra Value Gold W cm Fan Silent PSU - http www ebuyer com product x Extra Value IDE cable Rounded UDMA Ultra Blue quot - http www ebuyer com product x Plexus DVI-D Dual Link Flat Panel Replacement Cable Black m - http www ebuyer com product x Zalman ZM-STG Thermal Grease - http www ebuyer com product We will be wanting to Overclock to Ghz as ive read the E can handle it with ease with stock HSF ive never overclocked before but have heard you just change bus speeds in BIOS so must be simple enough can anyone also recommend if this is correct and what speed do you think is max for oc ing the E with stock HSF THANKS nbsp
I am in the process of gathering componants to build a new faster computer. I am leaning towards one of the two processors below and it is not my intention to start a big fuss between the Intel and AMD readers. I have tried both and have been equally pleased with both.
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 Q6600 95w
AMD Phenom 9850 125 w Quad
I also plan to buy the WD Raptor 10000 rpm hdd from NewEgg.
I have the Antec 900 box that I have used before and was happy with.
Now the MOB. I am really undecided here and would appreciate all advice. I have used Asus and Gigabyte boards in the past and both with good results.
Any recommendations on ram. How much better and important is the newer faster ram.
TIA for your opinions and advice. I am not a geek but more a hobbiest!
Hello does anyone know if there will be any problems for this build it is for gaming i am using some parts from another pc i had for gaming but mother board broke so i am replacing that and cpu.Precision T5400 CaseMSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ MotherboardDell PN: GM869 Power SupplySATA 5.25" DVD-RW Drive8x 4GB PC2-5300F DDR2 Memory2TB 3.5" SATA Hard DriveAMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core ProcessorNVIDIA GTX980 DDR5 4GB Video Cardany suggestions or infomation will be greatly impreciatedhttp://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19995104
Looking to build a PC It will mostly new build? on advice Any a PC. Buying be for gaming My budget is to dollars I Buying a new PC. Any advice on build? am located Buying a new PC. Any advice on build? in Ohio I am willing to buy online Will be using no parts from previous build I don t need any peripherals I haven t bought any parts yet I have a rough build but its hastily put together I can t post links due to restrictions I do a lot of downloading and playing games that require a lot out of a computer Mostly i could use advice on all components Tower Something very spacious and open with room for plenty of cooling and upgrades Power Supply Enough power to get me through another video card upgrade or two Motherboard Processor Quad or I preferably any thoughts on after market heat sinks fan Memory A decent amount that is compatible with the MB etc Video card ATI or Nvidia that can handle graphic intensive games Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice nbsp
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150360 (Will Handle all monitors under 24" with no problems, with high settings)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043 (Probably the last case you'll have to buy)
All items are under your budget, some with rebates.
I'm sure you'll get more replies here to help you out.
I am looking to build a computer as a treat upgrade to myself I have had a laptop for a few years which has served me well its spec that I know how to find Looking any a desktop, to advice buy/build please? is AMD E- APU with Radeon HD graphics Ghz GB ram -bit operating system x -based processor It cope's when Looking to buy/build a desktop, any advice please? I'm listening to music and browsing the web however when I try to stream vidoes youtube Netflix etc it struggles to flow fluently anything above p and even lower if I have another programme open I am Looking to buy/build a desktop, any advice please? certain this is my laptop as every other device in the house has no issue loading p videos It can just about multi-task skype iTunes and chrome but I would much prefer it to not be so slow and laggy I know I need to upgrade this From the new desktop I am looking for something that would be able to run multiple programmes and run them smoothly as well as play computer games nothing too strong but like The Sims In addition to this I have one screen to act as my monitor which has VGA and HDMI connectivity but I am looking to buy another of the same monitor to have them side by side Any advice is much appreciated as I'm looking to purchase build mid-September time Thankshttp://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forum/helproom-1/looking-buybuild-desktop-any-advice-please-4599225/
hi Going to build my second computer I know there are people here that know a lot more than me so i thought i would ask before looking at bits i got an i project pc build advice? idia what i want Looking to run games well like this below and for genrals day to day multie tasking things http www crysis-online com Informa Requirements Got about maybe a bit more lol and dont need monitor keyboard mouse or operating system I would like a AMD cpu but should i get an intel Any links for best prices and specifactions that you would think i need Been looking at the Processor s below I know the intel with the Cache Memory x MB is good but what about the Bus Size MHz on the AMD Athlon X when the intel has Bus Speed MHz http www lowestonweb com products info asp e C - E - E- - FB pc build project advice? F DAF AMD Athlon X sktAM http www misco co uk HPSinfo Q WW Core Duo Processor htm Intel Core Duo E GHz http www misco co uk productinformation Q product htm affiliate AMD Athlon X GHz Thanks for your time Doj nbsp pc build project advice?
I just finish building my last computer. Over the years I have build 12 computers for family and friends, this is the 4th computer for me. Inside a beautiful Antec Sonata case I placed an Asus A8N SLI Premium NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / SLI Ready / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID motherboard.
1 AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500 2.21 GHz 2MB
2 MB of Corsair SDRAM 400 memory
2 SLI nVidia Video cards 528mb.
2 Western Digital SATA 300 16mb of cache hard drives on a RAID configuration
2 DVDRW Plextor Drives
1 700W Antec power supply
I use this system for editing video and photographs and it runs great. Best of all, I spend $1500.00 only. I do not know what you do in your computer, but I don’t think that it will be more power hungry then editing video.
Here is a great couple places where you can order from.
considering a new gaming rig don t suggest me building it I have no more desire to do that than I have to build my own car I would like critique from those more in the know than me on the parts I ve chosen and the price Case Antec Nine Hundred Power Supply OCZ GameXStream -Watt Power Supply Processor Intel Core Duo E GHz MB L Cache MHz FSB -Bit Socket is there any need to consider quad core Motherboard EVGA nForce i SLI Socket Memory Patriot GB PC - MHz DDR Dual Channel Memory x GB is the ram reasonable or should I spring for better Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda GB Serial ATA Hard Drive Serial ATA MB s MB Cache Optical Drive LiteOn A S X SATA Dual Layer DVD -RW Video BFG GeForce GTX OC MB PCI wanted build advice new Express Sound Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme would the availabe onboard be sufficient Monitor LG L WTY quot Widescreen may have to keep my quot Dell FPt LCD to knock the cost new build advice wanted down some a monitor I ve been very happy with Mouse Logitech G Keyboard Logitech G Speakers Logitech X- Speakers Vista Home Premium new build advice wanted -bit for the OS have the -bit headaches been taken care of or will going to let me use GB of ram not be worth the hassels will probably skip the mouse keyboard as I like my Mx the speakers are the lowest option available I will use my current set to save a few build price the parts alone look like they would cost about on Newegg looks like I ve found a good deal from a local shop that has been in buisness for over years and has developed a good rep in the local community hope no one points out to many flaws new build advice wanted in this but I do want critical responses Has anything been left out Will the Antec s stock fans be enough cooling nbsp
Thanks for looking guys I want to build a new system with money New build needed - Advice Pc I get for Christmas and some of my own saved up This is what I have decided I would like so far could you please suggest a New Pc build - Advice needed compatible motherboard and a recommended Processor preferably Quad-Core Cheers guys Sapphire ATI Radeon HD MB PCI-E Graphics Card http www pcworld co uk martprd st null amp sm null amp tm null amp sku amp category oid Radeon HD Pro Chipset Designed to play the latest games State of the Art AA and AF Performance MB GDDR memory PCI-Express interface Dual DVI TV Output Designed for DirectX Shader Model Blu-ray HD DVD p Decoding Clock Speed - MHz OCZ desktop x GB DDR SLI http www pcworld co uk martprd st null amp sm null amp tm null amp sku amp category oid MHz DDR Pin DIMM NVIDIA SLI -Ready Edition NVIDIA XTC Heatspreader Mhel Slick Black Alien PC Gaming Case http cgi ebay co uk ws eBayISAPI m amp trkparms tab Watching ebayphotohosting Full ATX baby ATX form factor Black ABS Steel construction Will accommodate of all Motherboards All-steel mm SECC internal construction Rear mm Blue Iluminated LED fan x External quot Drive bays x Floppy x Internal quot HDD bays Front panel USB x Mic amp Headphone H cm L cm W cm - Weight kg Cooler Master Real Power M - W Modular Power Supply http www pcworld co uk martprd st null amp sm null amp tm null amp sku amp category oid V output rails - power distribution Modularised cable design - improve airflow Two -pin One pin PCI-e connectors - great future upgradeability W continuous W maximum power Thanks for taking the time to read this guys pass on your opinions please Adam nbsp
First of all hi new to the forums first post Really just here for some general advice with build... for Looking my quick advice on my PC but will probably make this my usual place to turn anyway Have been Looking for general advice with my build... console gaming for years finally rejoining the PC world I just obtained my buddies old rig when he upgraded and I've got it running decent enough to play all the games I've missed or missed out on entirely It's nothing special but I just wanna make sure I do everything I can within economical reason to keep it on point until I finally take the plunge and build one from scratch for VR So kinda need it to last months and not give me headaches with framerates and sacrifices in settings I put all of my system specs in the info boxes provided but can give any other information needed Btw it has a gb SSD with the OS seriously bloat problems will upgrade soon to probably and a terabyte Seagate HDD I'd like to overclock the GPU or processor if viable but would splurge for cooling if that's even viable in my tower kinda small can upload a pic if needed Thanks in advance Also bonus question how hot should my PC be expected to run safely when playing demanding games It's hovered around c when playing hard Edit And I just installed an EVGA G power supply to handle the GPUhttp://www.pchelpforum.com/pc-hardware/130031-looking-general-advice-my-build.html
I hope I have put this in the right section Please tell me what you think It is similar to another user I found on this site My budget is up to I don t need a monitor keyboard and mouse Current PC cost is inc vat The PC is for mainly games only and I will dual boot both XP and Vista My questions are Is it a good spec Should I get a better Graphic Card Do you have any recommended changes Will my hardware work for vista Will I need a sound card or make do with the one on board Do I need a wireless network card Advice PC Custom Build - Intel Core Duo E http www novatech co uk novatech specpage jsp IL-E Motherboard Asus P Q Pro http www novatech co uk novatech specpage html ASU-P QP Hiper Watt http www novatech co uk novatech specpage jsp HYP- M Corsair HX W CPU http www novatech co uk novatech specpage jsp CSR-HX Seagate Barracuda GB SATA II rpm Mb Cache http www novatech co uk novatech specpage html SG- S top Nexus Caterpillar ATX MIDI Tower Silent PC System Case http www novatech co uk novatech specpage jsp NEX-CAT Samsung DVD Rom Drive http www novatech co uk novatech specpage html SAM-DVDS top Corsair Twin X GB DDR x MB http www novatech co uk novatech specpage html CSR-HX top Novatech NVIDIA Custom Build PC - Advice GeForce http www novatech co uk novatech specpage html NOV- GT Thanks for taking the time to read Seb Custom Build PC - Advice nbsp
Corsair HX 620W CPU
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....jsp?CSR-HX620Click to expand...
This is a POWER SUPPLY, not a CPU, and its also better than the one you selected, however it is still over kill for a single 9800gt.
I would use this power supply:
And please remind me about pounds to USD conversions........
And this RAM is much cheeper for the same thing:
Should I get a better Graphic Card?Click to expand...
That depends on how much you are willing to pay. Maybe give us a budget?
Will my hardware work for vista?
Will I need a sound card or make do with the one on board?
Do I need a wireless network card?Click to expand...
It should work with vista but i would recommend buying Vista 64 bit then getting this 4gig pair of ram:
No you will not need one, same with the network card. Though i would recommend a different motherboard.
First off I m glad I found this forum because it has a real wealth of knowledge I am admittedly a newcomer to the internal workings of pcs but I am eager to learn whatever I can Right now I m looking to build a pc from the ground up system build on Advice to replace the one I currently have that s become outdated at least in terms of gaming I do game but Advice on system build my current setup can t cut it with current gen games like Vanguard etc My friend who is relatively knowledgeable when it comes to Advice on system build pcs made a build Advice on system build suggestion but I d like to run it by you all and get some feedback suggestions Is it all compatible reliable and a good choice Basically I m looking for a decent gaming pc on a budget of roughly - ish Intel Core Duo E Conroe GHz m shared L Cache LGA Processor http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Intel BLKD GGCL LGA ATI Radeon Xpress Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E CORSAIR XMS GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E MSI NX GTS-T D E -bit GDDR PCI Express x Video Card http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Western Digital Caviar SE WD KS GB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s Hard Drive http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E SAMSUNG Black X DVD R X DVD RW X DVD R DL X DVD-R X DVD-RW X DVD-RAM X DVD-ROM X CD-R X CD-RW X CD-ROM M Cache IDE DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology http www newegg com product product asp Item N E Thermaltake Tsunami VA BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E Will there be sufficient cooling with the fans the case has included if not is there a specific type size I should be looking for Is there any need for a drive at all I heard him mention something about the need for one in certain instances for driver installation if I understood correctly Is the watt psu big enough Thanks in advance for your help nbsp
Hello, welcome to TechSpot!
First of all, that motherboard doesn't claim to support the Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Also, that RAM isn't compatible with most Core 2 Duo motherboards.
Here's what I recommend:
RAM: Corsair 2x1GB CAS5 DDR2-800 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145590)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965GM-S2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128024)
Power supply: Cooler Master RS-500-ASAA 500W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817171010)
Just my two cents...
Preferred perfomance and purpose: Gaming at mid to high settings. Hoping to achieve around 150-200Fps in csgo, will play games like: Rainbow Siege, Battlefield one, H1Z1 King of the kill, Elite dangerous and last but not least, The Stanley parable :P
Budget is strictly under: 1000 Euro / 1085,60 Dollar / 3987,21 UAE Dirham / 863,12 British Pound
Please comment with any suggestions, for example: Consider the new Rx series GPUs, for example the...
OK, so the time has finally come for me to upgrade my AMD 3200xp based system. My plan is to get the following:
Asus P5Q-E mobo
2 ATi based 4830 in Crossfire
4gb Corsair Dominator RAM
Antec Neopower 650
A few questions about this
I've heard about potential issues installing an aftermarket CPU cooler with this CPU/mobo combination. Can any confirm this?
Not planning on overclocking immediately, is a video card cooler needed?
With the planned setup will there be significant bottlenecking at the CPU?
Anyone have any other input or advice on my intended build?
Thanks for the input.
hi Going to build my second computer I know there are people here that know a lot more than me so i thought i would ask i got an i idia what i want Looking to run games well like this below and for genrals day to day multie tasking things http www crysis-online com Information System Requirements Got about maybe a bit more pc project build ? ??????? advice like lol and dont need monitor keyboard mouse or operating system I would like a AMD cpu but should i get an intel Any links for best prices and specifactions that you would think i pc build project advice ? ??????? need Been looking at the Processor s below I know the intel with the Cache Memory x MB is good but what about the Bus Size MHz on the AMD Athlon X when the intel has Bus Speed MHz AMD Athlon X sktAM http www lowestonweb com products info asp pc build project advice ? ??????? e C - E - E- - FB F DAF Intel Core Duo E GHz http www misco co uk SSinfo Q Socket Dual-Core Processor with Fan pc build project advice ? ??????? htm AMD Athlon X GHz http www dabs com productview aspx quicklinx d been looking at this too Asus P LD C Socket LGA Conroe Intel P xDDR PCI-E x SATA II RAID ATX - http www misco co uk productinfor P xDDR PCI-E x SATA II RAID ATX htm Intel Core Duo E GHz MB Cache MHz FSB Socket Dual-Core Processor with Fan - http www misco co uk SSinfo Q Socket Dual-Core Processor with Fan htm Corsair GB VS DDR DDR x MB x x CAS - http www misco co uk productinfor GB VS DDR DDR x MB x x CAS htm WD GB SATA RPM MB - http www misco co uk productinformation Q WW WD GB SATA RPM MB htm Pioneer DVR- BK x DVD RW RAM black - http www misco co uk productinformation WW Pioneer DVR- BK x DVD RW RAM black htm Connect D Radeon X GT Mb DVI DVI VIVO - http www misco co uk productinfor nect D Radeon X GT Mb DVI DVI VIVO htm Antec TruePower Trio W ATX PSU - http www misco co uk productinformation Q WW Antec TruePower Trio W ATX PSU htm Comes out to about before VAT i will also need to choose a case The Antec Sonata is a nice http www misco co uk productinfor a II W ATX PSU ATX Black Desktop Case htm and this below but was going to see if they would do a deal on ram instead of what they are offering http www novatech co uk novatech specpage html mbb-c d amp P Toatal bundle pack Inc VAT delivery i was thinking about having graphics cards too not sure if i should spend more on a cpu and set it up so i can run graphics cards about each and get one now and one later or just get one for now for about i know i said at the top i would be spending about but i think i have changed my mind and spend as i have been reading since i got the top set of prices and specs Just need to run things like this but not min specs http www crysis-online com Information System Requirements Thanks for your time Doj nbsp
My uncles parts are coming tomorrow to build/Upgrade his PC...
I hear the intel775 HSF are hard to fit... whats best way to do it?
I only have 1 IDE port and 80Gb IDE drive and SONY DVD-RAM drive that will have to share
the same port, whats the best way to set those up? (hard drive as master i would have thought - will i need to change the jumpers on the back of drives? - will I have to change any settings in BIOS (for master/slave IDE) - does it matter which drive is on the end of the IDE cable and which is on the middle connector?
im installing new
intel E4500 Core2Duo CPU,
keeping current IDE hard drive and SONY DVD-RAM drive....
I tried to get him to buy new SATA drive but costs set it back
Hi all I am going to upgrade my machine which is going to become the principle ool for mixing ect in my music studio I do not want to computer, going buy build new and to a advice... Need am want to I one. go Mac as I will use the machine for a lot of other things also I am going to buy a new computer, and want to build one. Need advice... I have never actually put together a pc from the ground up though I have tinkered I am going to buy a new computer, and want to build one. Need advice... a lot I am I am going to buy a new computer, and want to build one. Need advice... looking for cheap outlets instructions places to buy parts ect advice in general and I thought this might be a good place to come for help For instance I must have a very fast motherboard though not too pricy a good deal on something really good but not eh best would be preferable Processer should be around ghz or above Motherboard should have ethernet built in video at least mb memeory though prefer I own a radeon mb pci card and can go that way if a good deal merits I want the case itself to be ultra quiet for use in my studio Power supply and fan I need schooling on I have a good cd burner inch drive and gb western digital hard drive I will want a lot of good fast memory for this baby I can go in around all told on the machine maybe a little more any advice on where and how to shop appreciated Also if anyone knows of good books sites ect on assembly that would be appreciated to I know some about all this but not too much Thanks in advance nbsp
hi, this is my 2nd. or 3rd. visit here and have always had
my problems resolved, so thank you all very much.
This time I'm again having a reboot/bsod and very much
need your help as I'm slowly installing my software products.
The first reboot occured after I installed Asus AI Suite II
The second reboot after installing LOMAC Lockon Gold.
The grab by SF_Diagnostic_Tool is attached.
If you need anymore info please let me know.
P.S. I also have Corsair "link" installed.
I'd be wary of using the Asus AI Suite II. Motherboard software has a reputation for often being quite buggy. Any overclocking should be accomplished within the BIOS, and if your system is unstable any overclocking should be reset. Be aware that some motherboards have default "normal" BIOS settings as actually overclocked settings, so it's best to see if it has default "safe" settings to switch too. As for monitoring needs, there are better 3rd-party utilities out there (like HwInfo).
To summarize, I recommend you remove any overclocked settings, uninstall Asus AI Suite and any other software that came with the motherboard, and update BIOS/chipset drivers.
If your system is still unstable after that, turn on Driver Verifier and let it crash a couple times, then send us crashdumps. Read instructions entirely.
I had posted a long time back that I was looking to build a new PC http www techspot com vb really do I buy some advice Build PC? could Gaming or with topic html However I put the whole idea off due to finance and other priorities I wish to now do this for real but I have little knowledge I m an amateur And I m not sure how much Build or buy Gaming PC? I could really do with some advice I should spend My budget is and I d prefer to buy the parts separately and put it all together But how much money will this save me Realistically Is the learning curve steep I m also aware that the following companies websites sell pre-built machines but there s so much choice it kills my brain My last PC had a Pentium GHz Tech has developed so much since then I just don t know where to start alienware co uk meshcomputers com scan co uk overclockers co uk novatech co uk microdirect co uk cyberpowersystem co uk cclonline com pcspecialist co uk slayerpc com kobaltcomputers co uk easypc-uk com arbico co uk advancetec co uk yoyotech co uk nbsp
Realistically. Is the learning curve steep?Click to expand...
Realistically, it would save you very much money at that price point, well worth it.
Since everything plugs right in, if it doesn't fit in that slot you're doing it wrong, so its fairly easy to build a computer now...it shouldn't take more than a couple hours at most. Again, well worth it.
Hi everyone It has come to that time PC New core i7 Advice get? Build - to Which again where I am going to do a complete upgrade Last time I did this was around - years ago Currently I have a desktop custom build with core i gb ddr ram SSD amp HDD average ati graphics card New PC Build Advice - Which core i7 to get? EVGA supernova power supply I now want to go all out but I am confused which core i I should go for I have looked at the reviews for the new i k but I don't see the point in getting this as most reviews are saying the difference between this model and the k are very little Since I don't do gaming then I prob won't notice much I do a lot of multitasking email work watching movies browsing downloading I still sometimes find things a bit slow or feel I need more ram My my desktop tends to slow down when I have it running at full capacity basically I have web browsers open daily with at least - tabs open on each side along with other apps So I need something with some more power that will last me for a good long while Money is not an issue as I am looking to splash out but then again if there's no point getting the latest version of i when I can get something just as similar for a little less then I would prob go for that I already have my eyes on the new full tower NZXT Phantom case as well But if anyone else has other better suggestions for a full tower case then please do say Not interested in mid tower once you go full tower you dont look back lol So to sum this post up I am looking for recommendations on a good Intel i desktop CPU version along with a good decent motherboard to go with it And any full tower pc cases suggestions would be nice too Thanks
Originally Posted by Dan_
- Since I don't do gaming then I prob won't notice much?
- I do a lot of multitasking, email, work, watching movies, browsing, downloading.
- I have 2 web browsers open daily with at least 10-20 tabs open on each side along with other apps. So I need something with some more power that will last me for a good long while.
Those are good bullet points to me. If you do not do any gaming, video editing, or anything that needs a lot of process power i7 isn't exactly necessary. My suggestion would be more ram in this situation if you were upgrading. It would help a lot, specially if you're eating into the virtual memory when exceeding your physical ram. Which sounds like what might be causing your slow downs.
If you're going to be using a lot of tabs and not viewing them all the time the idle tabs could be set not to load until selected. A few of the popular browsers have this setting. For example, in Edit > Preferences > General in FireFox there is an option "Don't load tabs until selected". Check that off and save some resources. You can also try using something like Session Manager. Save a session of open tabs to come back to later that you will not be using for a while. Once you plan to return just load the session to have all the browser windows open with the tabs.
As for Chrome\Chromium you can use the extensions: The Greater Suspender & Session Buddy.
Originally Posted by Dan_
Currently I have a desktop custom build with core i3, 8gb ddr3 ram, 1SSD & 2 HDD, average ati graphics card, EVGA 750 supernova power supply.
Without your motherboard information it is harder to recommend anything. As I mentioned above ram would come in handy for this problem. Depending on your boards memory channel & size limit supported it would be easier to recommend a ram kit having said information.
Edit - I have posted this in the wrong spot if a moderator can move it please. Sorry I didn't see where to put it before.
I'm getting ready to technically build my first PC. I've taken a lot apart and put them back together, but never from scratch. I'm wondering what I should specifically be careful about, and if anyone has any suggestions or tips for a first time build. Below is what I have purchased and links to product information.
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI MB
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
Thermaltake Silent 775D CPU Fan
Corsair TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz E.P.P.
WD 160GB SATA HD
Ultra 600w Powersupply
Thanks in advance, and just as an added note I'm going to be running Windows XP Professional.
Okay guys I ve been looking into building a PC for a while now and my current desktop just carked PC Build. advice! Need Custom it I think the PSU has been overloaded so the time has come My main uses Custom PC Build. Need advice! for the PC will be video and photo editing using Adobe Premiere Photoshop and After Effects I just recently purchased the new GoPro HERO and my current PC can t handle editing or even smooth playback of K footage or p footage at high frame rates fps Don t even get me started on rendering times My budget is around maybe a little Custom PC Build. Need advice! bit more if necessary I ve done a bit of research and this is what I m looking at getting MoBo- ASRock H M U S free from my old PC or upgrade Gigabyte GA-Z X-UD H HDD- x TB WD ZRX free from my old PC or Should I upgrade to something better SSD- Crucial MX GB or Samsung Pro GB Processor- Intel Core i - K GPU- Nvidia GeForce GTX RAM- I have two GB Elixir in my old PC Will I need to upgrade these and if so any suggestions Once I have decided on all the components I am going to use I will also need to choose a good PSU Am planning to run Windows Ultimate and I already have two monitors that I use for dual screen a mouse keyboard speakers DVD drive card reader and a USB wireless adapter although I mostly am plugged into an Ethernet cable If there is any thing I am forgetting please let me know And any and all advice I am very grateful for Am I going into overkill on anything and maybe not spending enough money on other parts Will all the parts in this setup be compatible Will it suit my needs for video editing with such high quality footage and frame rates from my GoPro Any suggestions for parts I should look into instead of ones I mentioned above This will be my first custom built PC so thank you in advance for all your much appreciated advice Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk nbsp
Been thinking of upgrading my old desktop for a new one Been looking at various sites for something that would Build REquired Advice New be on the line for what I would require We have a local small computer shop nearby I gave him an idea in what I had in mind He came back to me this morning with a detail of the build and of course the total cost of the job Could I Please have some advice on the specs that I have been given to see any additions or some other options maybe can add or delete Many thanks to all who read this Item in question specs Quad Core i - K Processsor Ghz Artic Freezer Cooling Assembly Gb DDR Ram x Gb Modules Gb Kingston Fury SSD Tb Western Digital HDD Gigabyte H Intel Chipset Mainboard Intel HD Graphics Dual Layer DVDRW Multi Card Reader Wireless x USB x USB Corsair w PSU Realtek Channel HD Audio CoolerMaster Silencio Enthusiast Chassis Choice of Windows Windows Windows bit Our Price
Just at first glance, not mentioning personal preferences, If you are not going to overclock, you do not need a "K" CPU. Save the money for something else. If you are going to overclock, you need a Z series Motherboard. He has you spending a little extra on an overclockable CPU and a non overclocking motherboard. Just go one way or the other.http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/37160-new-build-advice-required.html
Been thinking of upgrading my old desktop for a new one Been looking at various sites for something that would be on the line for what I would require We have a local Advice Build New REquired small computer shop nearby I gave him an idea in what I had in mind He came back to me this morning with a detail of the New Build Advice REquired build and New Build Advice REquired of course the total cost of the job Could I Please have some advice on the specs that I have been given to see any additions or some other options maybe can add or delete Many thanks to all who read this Item in question specs Quad Core i - K Processsor Ghz Artic Freezer Cooling Assembly Gb DDR Ram x Gb Modules Gb Kingston Fury SSD Tb Western Digital HDD Gigabyte H Intel Chipset Mainboard Intel HD Graphics Dual Layer DVDRW Multi Card Reader Wireless x USB x New Build Advice REquired USB Corsair w PSU Realtek Channel HD Audio CoolerMaster Silencio Enthusiast Chassis Choice of Windows Windows Windows bit Our Price
Just at first glance, not mentioning personal preferences, If you are not going to overclock, you do not need a "K" CPU. Save the money for something else. If you are going to overclock, you need a Z series Motherboard. He has you spending a little extra on an overclockable CPU and a non overclocking motherboard. Just go one way or the other.http://www.tenforums.com/pc-custom-builds-overclocking/37160-new-build-advice-required.html
I m building a new system completely from scratch and I have two main questions I want to make sure that I don t have any hardware compatibility issues Also it would be good to know if everything will fit in the case I picked out It will be a family computer but I also like to game a lot Laptop has hard time with Dishonored I want a powerful yet quiet system Also my wife isn t too into flashy or huge cases which is why I picked out the one I did My soft budget is about but I m willing to go a little above that if needs be In the past we ve been using laptops I have a Dell XPS -L x for all our computing needs but our kids are getting old enough to need to use the computer as well as me and my wife so it s time to get a desktop The only component I already have is the OS Other than that will need to buy everything I chose to not get a liquid cooling system as I m not very savvy when it comes to those If you guys have any upgrade suggestions please let me know Here are the specs all pricing from Amazon com--free shipping and slightly cheaper than Newegg Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth X LGA Intel X SATA Gb s build advice PC Gaming USB ATX Processor Intel Core i - K Quad-Core Processor Gaming PC build advice GHz MB Cache LGA CPU Heatsink Fan Cooler Master Hyper Plus Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX FTW GB GDDR Thermal Paste Arctic Cooling Arctic MX- Thermal Compound Optical Drive LG BLACK Internal SATA x Super Multi DVD Blu Memory Corsair Vengeance GB x GB DDR MHZ PC Network Card Intel PWLA GT PRO GT PCI Network Adapter Wireless Network Card TP-Link TL-WN N Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter SSD Crucial m GB -Inch Solid State Drive SATA Gb s HDD Western Digital Caviar Green TB SATA III MB Cache Bare OEM HDD Fan VANTEC HDC- A Aluminum Hard Drive Cooling System Sound Card ASUS XONAR D - Channel PCI Audio Card Sound Card Case Corsair Carbide Series Black R Mid-Tower Computer Case Case Fans Arctic Cooling ARCTIC F PWM mm Fans x for max cooling Anti-Vibr Gaming PC build advice Fan Mounts Any Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts enough for all fans Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold SPG Watts Modular Power Supply Power Supply Gasket Any Power Supply Anti-Vibration Rubber Fan Gasket Speakers Creative Inspire T Multimedia Speaker System Monitor Asus VS H-P -Inch Full-HD LED Monitor x p Camera Creative Live Cam Chat HD P MP Webcam Black USB Expansion NZXT IU Internal USB Expansion Mouse and Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo Mk With Keyboard and Laser Mouse Total nbsp
A couple things:
Firstly, you have a MOBO & CPU incompatibility. Your MOBO is for socket 2011 CPU's while your processor is LGA 1155
Here is a compatible motherboard for your build.
Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 ($239.)
Secondly, I wouldn't waste my money on the: Network card, extra case fans,HDD fan,PSU gasket, and fan mounts. I would put all that money in your CASE budget and look for a more solid case. All those fans would do the exact opposite of what you'd like to achieve. You want a quiet machine, you do not put 9+ fans inside of it.
Thirdly, Id recommend buying something like the Corsair H100i for your cooling needs. I did notice you said you're not "Savy" enough for liquid cooling. However, these closed loop solutions require no real experience to install. Furthermore, they require zero maintenance.
Also, I wouldn't grab the 4GB 670. You will not need all of that VRAM. Instead, go with the 2GB version it's much cheaper.
Your power supply is also overkill. Unless you plan on running 3 GPU's 1000 watts is not necessary. I would go with aCorsair HX Series 850W. This will give you some room for future upgrades.
Even then, If you want. Id grab the 650 or 750w variation of that PSU. It will save you some money.
EDIT: Added GPU recommendation & PSU recommendation
hello all i have just ordered all the components for my new build pc, this is the first time i've built a pc and would appriciate any tips. the spec is as follows:
case: coolmaster wavemaster in black.
mobo: asus a8v delux.
cpu: amd athlon 64 3500 (socket 939).
ram: ocz 1024mb pc3200 platinum rev 2 dual channel.
graphics: gigabyte x800xt 256mb gddr.
hd: 2x western digital raptor 74 gb 10000rpm.
psu: ocs modstream 520w.
sound: audigy sound blaster 2 zs.
os: windows xp home.
cpu cooler: zelman 7700 bcu.
dvd rw: nec nd-3520a 16x dual layer dvd +/- r/rw.
cdrw: sony 52X32X52.
case cooling: 3 x papst 80 mm fans.
ok i think thats it so please make any comments you like about the set up. possible probs etc and outline any tips you may have.
thanks a lot.
ps will read any comments later and get back. thanks again.
Hello I was wondering what graphics card/CPU and mobo are cheaper and better for my new theoretical gaming build (im in the uk)
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card
If you're serious about gaming....I'd go with the GTX 970, you'd be much happier with it in the long run. Plus it will play any game out there.http://www.pchelpforum.com/computer-diy/126892-new-gaming-pc-build-advice.html
Approximate Purchase Date Within the time advice! Need build First next month Budget Range Trying to keep it as low as possible max at the minute Excluding monitors and extras System Usage from Most to Least Important Some minor gaming For games like Need advice! First time build Day-z will be mainly used as a media center entertainment pc Are you buying a monitor Yes but i can stick with the one i have for now until i get money to buy one Parts to Upgrade Complete new build Do you need to buy OS Yes Preferred Website s for Parts www amazon co uk Location Belfast United Kingdom Northern Ireland Parts Preferences not fussed Overclocking Need advice! First time build Yes SLI or Crossfire No Your Monitor Resolution x Additional Comments will be playing some minor games and i can upgrade overtime e g buy a gpu when war-z comes out And Most Importantly Why Are You Upgrading my computer is years old Motherboard Asrock-Socket-A M-HVS-Micro-Atx-Motherboard Processor AMD-A - -Quad-Core-Processor- - GHz Memory G-Skill-PC - - MHz-Desktop-channel Storage Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-Internal Optical LiteOn-IHAS - C-Internal-Software-Included Power ANTEC-Alimentation-Neo-ECO- C Case NZXT-Source- -Elite-White Monitor X BenQ-G HDL- - -inch-Widescreen-Back-Light I worked the cost of the pc parts out at without the monitors or extras which i could buy in the next week I read the amd processor is good for minor gaming if i want more graphical power i could always upgrade also i will eventually buy two monitors for the pc so i can use the two at once and also so i can plug my xbox into one so i can switch between a second monitor and xbox Can you tell me is there any flaws with this build and would it be good for minor gaming I am going to overclock it Can anyone see any flaws in this system or would it work properly when built im sure it will work but just to make sure nbsp
A long while back I set a goal for myself and that was with any extra money I was to make that it would be saved up for my own personal computer build Today when balancing my check book on-line I noticed in my secondary savings account that my goal had been reached I wanted to at least need some advice! for a PC ready build, Getting save up and today with my latest deposit I noticed that it s amount was now So it s now time to start planning for this build I ve taken the past - hours studying what I might need for a decent build This will be the third computer I build for myself the last one built was close to three years ago and for the times was considered to be a small monster It was an AMD system which for myself AMD Getting ready for a PC build, need some advice! seems to be the only way Getting ready for a PC build, need some advice! I swing Here s what I ve been able to come up with so far Just be aware folks this is a rough draft and is totally open to suggestions advise and recommendations Gigabyte GA- FXA-UD FX AM Motherboard http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG AMD Phenom II Black http www frys com product CORSAIR Vengeance GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR MHz http www frys com product site sa Homepage Spot Western Digital Caviar SE GB SATA II Hard Drive Retail Kit S Each http www frys com product Getting ready for a PC build, need some advice! site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Thermaltake Toughpower XT W Continuous-Delivery Modular Power Supply http www frys com product LG Internal SATA x Super Mult Blu Ray Writer http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG MSI ATI Radeon HD GB PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARD s Each http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Creative Lab PCI-E X-Fi Titanium FatalTy Champion Series Internal Sound Card http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG PPA PORT PCI USB CARD http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Logitech Z Speaker System http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG Thermaltake Chaser MK- Full Tower Case- VN M W N http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG LD Dual quot CCFL - Blue http www frys com product LG E TC quot Class Slim LED Backlit Monitor s - x ms VGA DVI-D Energy Star Each http www frys com product site sr SEARCH MAIN RSLT PG I know for years I ve been sort of a die hard and loyal Microsoft Vista Ultimate -bit fanboy But with this computer I m feeling that getting more in with the sign of the times may be in order I m willing to release my death grip I have on Vista Ultimate and jump to the following Microsoft Windows Ultimate Full Version http www frys com product There I think I m done with this rough draft In regards to any other various software I might need I plan on throwing my copy of Microsoft Office Enterprise onto the computer also I plan on downloading and using Microsoft Security Essentials as my Anti-Virus program Again everything here is open to debate recommendation substitution advise even constructive criticism If you think something else might do me better than please chime in and let me know about it Or if you have a certain preference that differs from what you see here and you think your preference will work better please let me know I plan on jumping in and starting most of this sometime in between August- - and August- - quot Thank you for your time here quot nbsp
But no SSD, Zen?
Okay so I am looking to build a desktop PC mostly for gaming Please! Gaming Advice Build purposes My brother who is also putting together his build did not check on compatibility and such Due to this and my current state of knowledge of the topic Basic knowledge about what to look for and what parts do I would like to ask for help and recommendations for my parts list and if anything would be incompatible The parts list is as follows CPU Intel Core i Gaming Build Advice Please! - GHz Quad-Core Processor Cooling Cooler Master RR-HT - PK-R CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard Asus Z -A ATX LGA Motherboard Memory RAM Corsair Vengeance LP GB x GB DDR - Memory Corsair Vengeance GB x GB DDR - Memory Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue TB quot RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Ti GB Superclocked Video Card Power EVGA W ATX Power Supply I am also going to be running Windows Home Premium Sp bit All suggestions feedback mistake-point outs are welcome Thanks
Hello and welcome to the forums!!
Memory[RAM]: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory, Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
I am a little confused with this line. Are you going to get two 4gb sticks of ram for a total of 8gb or are you getting both 4gb sticks and 1 8gb stick for a total of 16gb?
Hey guys I m trying to PC build to from advice a need little trying a a I'm scratch, but build a PC from scratch for the first time and need a few tips The reason I m trying to do this is that I recently tried to upgrade my GPU and after a lot of excellent advice I still came to realise that it was going to be more fantasy than reality The GPU I wanted to get would be as long as my mobo and would be blocked by other things on the mobo Plus there s was no space for a longer PSU I also want to save a packet and DIY rather than pay the Alienware types a ludicrous amount to do something I d like to learn how to do I'm trying to a build a PC from scratch, but need a little advice So I figured where else to start than the new mobo I'm trying to a build a PC from scratch, but need a little advice I ll want to get one that is Sli compatible has a Intel Duo Core CPU fast and has a generous amount of space to upgrade later This is the most important piece of kit to me right now Can I'm trying to a build a PC from scratch, but need a little advice anyone recommend any specific models meeting my requirements nbsp
ok so you wan't a motherboard that is socket 775, and has sli. I have the asus p5n32-e sli which supports core 2's, and quads. It also has support for the new 1333 chips coming out. If you wan't the latest get a p35 board but I'm not sure if any of the ones out have sli capability yet.
This will be the first time I will be building a computer I already have an idea of what i want but also wanted to see what advice build needed Pc the people here suggest in case there is a cheaper or better build for my budget What is your budget amp What will be the main purpose of the computer Gaming BF Skyrim Do you need a copy of Windows Yes Can you use any parts from an old computer No Do you need a monitor No a If yes what size do you need b If no what resolution is your current monitor and do you plan to upgrade in the near future x No Do you need any of these peripherals No Are you willing to try overclocking Not straight away How can you pay Credit Card Pc build advice needed When are you purchasing weeks If you Pc build advice needed need help building it where are you based No help needed Here is what I came up with but I am new to this so I do not even know if the motherboard I picked will fit in the case or if the GPU will fit on the motherboard TABLE Item Price EVGA GeForce GTX MHz GB PCI-Express HDMI SC Signature amp Intel Core i - K GHz LGA MB amp Corsair W Corsair Modular PSU amp G Skill GB x GB Ripjaws-X DDR PC - MHz CL amp Seagate TB Barracuda SATA Gb s MB RPM Hard Drive amp Best Value LiteOn x Int DVDRW Black SATA S W amp Microsoft Windows Home Premium w SP - PC - OEM - DVD - -bit - English amp Corsair Carbide Series R Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Black amp Asus P Z -V PRO GEN S Intel Z DDR ATX amp Shipping amp Total amp TABLE nbsp
I just completed building my own computer and I ve got to say I m extremely proud of it and the fact that I ve yet to run into any problems Here s my specs DFI LanParty UT NF Gb AMD Athlon I m ready for bit Windows Mushkin PC mb Western Digital Gb SATA HD Diamond Stealth S Radeon mb AGP this is temporary - will be going for a drive New advice Boot - Build mb budget nVidia card - in a New Build - Boot drive advice few months JustPC JPC w psu I m about to partition my hard drive and load Windows XP and a question popped in my head and I thought I would ask you guys for some advice First some background on all my computers in the past I ve had quality but relatively small hard drives as my boot drive and to run all my programs with a larger drive as a storage drive For example I ve got a Fujitsu Gb SCSI drive as my boot drive on this machine with a Gb IDE drive for storage My question Is there any benefit to partitioning the drive in with something like a GB partition as my boot drive with GB as a storage drive Or will it not matter because the partitions will be on the same physical drive What are the pros and cons Any advice or pointers will be very much appreciated Thanks nbsp
This is my first attempt at a computer build and it will mostly be used by my son I think I have what I need but I don t want to forget anything or get what I don t need This will be used -- need advice computer gaming another build Yet mostly by my son for gaming and internet - CPU Intel i - Ivy bridge GHz - Video Card GTX Ti GB - Motherboard MSI Z A-G LGA INTEL Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX - Memory G SKILL Ripjaws X Series GB X - Power Supply KINGWIN Power Force PF- W - Case NZXT Phantom Red Steel Plastic ATX Full Tower - Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda TB RPM - Keyboard Logitech G Black USB Wired - Mouse ROCCAT Kova - Optical Light-on DVD Burner - Optical ASUS Internal Blu-ray drive I am worried about having to purchase software to be able to play Blue rays I would not know what to get I do not want to burn blue rays either but if there was a better drive to get that Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice did burn blue rays I would consider getting that instead I think we still need to get a wireless card and I am not sure if we need a sound card We will use a HD TV for a monitor or is there a problem with doing that These are to be honest just best guess as to what we need I think they are all compatible but I could be completely wrong The only thing I need to keep the same Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice is the case everything else can be changed I was also thinking of using Windows Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice would Windows or something else be better Right now I am sitting at about which is OK I don t want to go too much higher but I am willing to get what I need Let me know what changes I need to make or if I am forgetting something I know I really don t know what I am doing so I am very open to suggestions nbsp
You have a Z77 Motherboard, which allows for overclocking, and your CPU is not overclock-ble. I would suggest upgrading to the i5-3570k, as it is only a few dollars more, and allows for overclocking. The alternative is to downgrade to a H77 motherboard if you do not plan to overclock at all.
I've also noticed that the Motherboard you linked is only $90, rather than the $200 you described. (Have you linked the wrong board???).
If you plan to overclock, and your budget is $200 I would definitely go for something like:
I would recommend purchasing an aftermarket CPU cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great little cooler for only $35. It will be quieter, give better temperatures and allow for much more effective overclocking if you desire.
A 850W power supply is overkill for your build, and could only be justified if you plan to SLI two GTX 660 Ti's in the future. The PSU you have chosen is also only 80 plus bronze, which is good but not great. I would recommend going quality over quantity, and go for something like these:
Apart from that, I think that you have great build in the makings
Hello TSG forums I am entirely new here and have actually joined with the intent of creating this thread You all seem like a bunch of knowledgeable people and I could use a little help I m looking to get a custom gaming desktop built I have about USD for the purchase A family member recommended quot iBUYPOWER quot so I was configuring a computer over there getting ideas for parts based on articles from Maximum PC I was building it up just trying to spend the budget I have since this money is specifically for purchasing a computer and get something I ll really use I ve always been a gamer albeit kind of casually-- mostly because I ve just never had a computer that can come close Build Solved: Computer Advice? to what I need to play games really well My current setup can t even run Diablo III unless it s in the lowest resolution-- and in letterbox Anyway I just have a few questions and am looking for a little advice as to the build which is here and I ll post it just to make it a little easier than following the link and browsing through the config tool x Solved: Computer Build Advice? Case NZXT Phantom Gaming Case - Black x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion -Port NZXT Internal USB Expansion System x Processor Intel Core amp i X Processor Extreme Edition x GHz MB L - Intel Core i X x Processor Cooling Asetek LC Liquid CPU Cooling System Intel - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade Push-Pull Airflow x Memory GB GB X DDR - Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand x Video Card AMD Radeon HD - GB - Single Card x Video Card Brand Major Brand Solved: Computer Build Advice? Powered by AMD or NVIDIA x Motherboard -Way SLI ASUS P X Deluxe -- x Gb LAN x PCI-E x x SATA Gb s x USB On-Board Bluetooth x Power Supply Watt - Corsair CMPSU- HX x Primary Hard Drive TB WD VelociRaptor HARD DRIVE -- M Cache RPM Gb s - Single Drive x Optical Drive X Sony Dual Format Double Layer DVD R RW CD-R RW Drive - Black x Meter Display AeroCool Touch Touch Screen Fan Controller amp Temperature Display x Sound Card ASUS Xonar Essence STX x Network Card Onboard LAN Network Gb or x Operating System None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only x Keyboard Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard x Mouse Zowie SWIFT Gaming Mouse Pad w Enhanced Durability and Performance x Mouse Corsair Vengeance M Enthusiast-Grade dpi Gaming Mouse - Black x Headset Corsair Vengeance Dolby Gaming Headset x Wireless Network Adapter ASUS USB-N a b g n Mbps Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter x Advanced Build Options Tuniq TX- High Performance Thermal Compound - The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks x Advanced Build Options Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis x Advanced Build Options Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring Click to expand Edit rd update of original build Now the only experience I have with building computers is helping my uncle purchase parts and put one together years ago so I only vaguely understand what I m doing I have several questions First I selected a full-tower case I was a little concerned as to the room required for all the parts and the like If I drop down to an NZXT Phantom mid-tower case will everything else fit Would a smaller case cause temperature issues While we re on the subject with my cooling fan selections and the like will there be temperature issues Edit Changed to NZXT Phantom mid-tower case Still wondering about temperature issues I selected GB RAM I m conflicted as to whether or not I should pick GB instead-- I do gaming and photo editing I do video converting but no editing I also work on d modeling but the programs I use are dated and meant to run on Windows XP-- I have no problems running them on a GB RAM laptop Finally in none of this do I multitask-- I usually only ever have one program open at once with the addition of a messenger iTunes or Ve... Read more
I am creating a custom PC for the first time and I was hoping to get some opinions on if the build is good, bad, terrible, whatever. Also I'm pretty sure everything I have is compatible, but if there are any glaring failures or incompatibilities it would be awesome to know so I don't buy everything before discovering it won't work.
Thanks in advance!
CPU: Intel Core i5 or i7 TBD
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8
COOLER MASTER Intel LGA 2011 Retention Bracket for Hyper 212 Plus
Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 3 180GB 2.5" SSD
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Kingwin 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Hi, I'm working with a pretty limited budget. I would like to spend around 200 bucks on a motherboard and a processor. What's the best that I can do with that price?
Right now, I'm divided between the Intel E5200 or the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ based on just looking through some reviews on Newegg and asking a few people, but I don't know if those are my best options, based on cost/performance ratio. I would welcome any recommendations.
Okay I need to buy a middle of the line PC for a family member - I don t like building these myself cause I like to be able to just have them call the mfgr You think this is a good choice http www newegg com Product Product asp Item N E I don t see anything glaringly wrong it has a PCIe if they decide later they want to go a little higher end with graphics of it. Middle line not to the going Advice? build PC I want to be able to add it Only going single core processor because this won t be a multitasking rendering computer I don t think they know the meaning of the term multiple open applications I am not familiar with Media center though Any thoughts on this OS I mya just buy a license of XP pro and toss it on since they won t be using all that OEM propritary bloat software anyways as Middle of the line PC not going to build it. Advice? I have them hooked on OpenOffice Budget is around for the system I am not stuck on Middle of the line PC not going to build it. Advice? HP but am against Dells and Gateways and E-Machines just from past experiences nbsp
Hiya Guys Rather than help I m a build Solved: new system Advice for in need of some Solved: Advice for a new system build advice Solved: Advice for a new system build please I m looking to build a tower system as opposed to a laptop from the ground up that ll be suitable for Windows bit but although I ve dabbled in other systems I ve really been an XP girl at heart and I m slightly lost as to what specs I Solved: Advice for a new system build should be looking for in regards to Mobo amp CPU I can sort the RAM out once I ve got those two bits in place and I ll then be searching for a stand-alone installation DVD so I can refer amp re-install at later dates as and when I need it The setup will be used to play some of the more up-to-date games with decent res as well as the obligatory email checking and surfing and although money isn t an issue as such I don t really want to go over the top I m based in the UK and any suggestions and guidelines would be gratefully taken onboard Thanks in anticipation Jenny nbsp
Hello all I originally intended to buy an eMachine until the folks on the boards convinced me to look into building my own I have very little experience but I d like to give it a try I ve taken apart a few computer and put them back successfully so I think I have the general build concept down What I Component Advice First Time Build need help with is quot what part is compatable with what part quot Below is a list of parts I ve scoped out at Newegg com First Time Build Component Advice Let me also say I m NOT trying to build a super powerhouse computer All I need is some umph here and there The computer will be mostly for Internet surfing and business applications i e no gaming or media http www newegg com app ViewProductDesc asp description - - amp depa JustPC Silver DarkGray ATX Mid Tower Case With W PSU Model quot GA ATXBLK quot http www newegg com app ViewProductDesc asp description - - amp depa ASUS quot P S D-X quot SiS FX Chipset Motherboard For Intel Socket CPU http www newegg com app ViewProductDesc asp description - First Time Build Component Advice - amp depa Intel Celeron D GHz MHz FSB K L Cache Processor http www newegg com app ViewProductDesc asp description - - amp depa SONY Black x x Internal IDE CD-RW Drive W CD Maker Software Model CRX ED-B http www newegg com app ViewProductDesc asp description - - amp depa ASUS ATI RADEON Video Card MB -bit DDR TV-Out X AGP Model quot A -X T quot I made sure the MB and case was ATX Also the MB and CPU should be compatable I think Can you have a look and give me any advice Is the MB or vid card too much for my needs My hope is to build a more reliable PC than an eMachine for the same cost nbsp
I ordered a new system a few days ago and new advice card sound for Need build originally I had intended to run my old Audigy ZS and my XP bit OS on all my new hardware The more I thought about it XP just is not designed for use with new hardware and SSD s So I find myself in need of choosing a sound card by tonight sometime I need to order before they ship the rest of my stuff and Need sound card advice for new build my Sound card Need sound card advice for new build misses the boat home of the time I will be listening to music watching movies on Youtube and the other of the time will be gaming My speakers are year old Logitech Z- s Right now the sound quality I am used to is coming from a SB Audigy ZS card I don t have to blow on a ASUS card so I need to know what a good option is under The guy at the local store suggested the Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer I am worried whatever card I purchase will not work right with Windows drivers I have heard a lot of stories about all makes of current cards having issues with Windows Does this sound like a good card for running what I have described Thank you nbsp
So what did you decide on?
Hello TSG I am currently Advice List Budget HW Build working on a budget p some-what high settings gaming tower Here is what I have come up with I ll be including Newegg part numbers for more info on the hardware than I can t put here GIGABYTE GA- A-UD P AM AMD SATA Gb s USB ATX AMD -N E AMD FX- Vishera GHz Socket AM W Budget Build HW List Advice Six-Core -N E GIGABYTE GV-R OC- GD Radeon HD GB -bit -N E Western Digital WD Blue WD AAKX GB lt -- Will eventually be partnered with an OS on an SSD Just not now -N E OCZ Fatal ty W Modular Gaming Power Supply -N E G SKILL Budget Build HW List Advice Ripjaws Series GB x GB -Pin DDR -N E A few notes -I really wasn t sure about going with the or the I decided on the only due to it performing better at higher resolutions I m gaming hopefully on High p -Went with that PSU due to wattage red LED and modular Anything more efficient I d be open for -WD Black is just a yr warranty version of the Blue and GB is plenty for a bunch of games -I also went back and forth from the and the The difference in price is the only reason besides similar performance that I went with the and that they re Budget Build HW List Advice both Vishera Any advice on what be better either for price or performance Much appreciated nbsp
You may need to start over, that motherboard appears to no longer be available at newegg.
Hi All I m planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it s going to die soon I m going to use the computer mainly for doing D digital artworks editing videos as well as playing games specifically MMORPGs and some like PC First Overclocking) (NO Advice Need Build Gaming Alice Madness amp Skyrim I ll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc I just First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) want something that would accommodate my main use and last First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again I also have a budget that I have to stick to I live in the Philippines so it will be Php - Php in USD I think it would be around - As stated above I won t be doing any overclocking whatsoever Here are the specifications of the build I was planning CPU Intel Core i - Processor M Cache up to GHz Motherboard Asus H -PRO GAMER VideoCard EVGA GeForce GTX Ti Superclocked Memory Vengeance Low Profile GB Dual Channel DDR Memory Kit CML GX M A C Storage Samsung GB EVO quot SATA SSD Storage Western Digital Caviar Black TB quot RPM Power Supply Seasonic X W Gold CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon V Hybrid Optical Drive ASUS D ST BLACK X SATA Case Obsidian Series D Mid-Tower PC Case Case Fan Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM mm rpm CFM x Since this is a first opinions are greatly appreciated I m open for First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking) suggestions if you think there are better parts that should replace the ones listed It would also be very nice if it would be cheaper without losing the performance and quality Thanks in advance nbsp
I'm planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it's going to die soon...
I'm going to use the computer mainly for doing 2D digital artworks, editing videos as well as playing games, specifically MMORPGs and some like Alice Madness & Skyrim.
I'll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc.
I just want something that would accommodate my main use and last me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again.
I also have a budget that I have to stick to. I live in the Philippines so it will be Php 50,000 - Php 55,000 , in USD I think it would be around $ 1000 - $ 1200.
As stated above, I won't be doing any overclocking whatsoever.
Here are the specifications of the build I was planning.
CPU: Intel® Core? i5-4690 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PRO GAMER
VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked
Memory: Vengeance® Low Profile ? 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Storage: Samsung 120 GB 840 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Power Supply: Seasonic X650 650W 80+ Gold
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V Hybrid
Optical Drive: ASUS24D3ST BLACK 24X SATA
Case: Obsidian Series® 450D Mid-Tower PC Case
Case Fan: Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM 120mm, 1300rpm, 74CFM (x3)
Since this is a first, opinions are greatly appreciated. I'm open for suggestions if you think there are better parts that should replace the ones listed. It would also be very nice if it would be cheaper without losing the performance and quality.
Thanks in advance!Click to expand...
What programs do you specifically use for video editing and such?
Also a couple of notes:
1: That PSU is a bit overkill for that build or most builds. I would suggest a Gold Rated 550Watt as being a cheaper better option for you.
2: Save a couple of bucks and grab a Western Digital Blue 1tb HDD or a Seagate Barracuda 1tb HDD. WD Black HDD's are awesome but generally they are a bit more for not much of a difference overall.
Can you link the site from which you are ordering your parts from?
I decided on all the items I want in my new PC build but I m a little confused and basically overwhelmed looking into graphics cards So I ve come on card build new Need for Advice Graphics to the pros for some advice Here s what I have so far Motherboard AsRock P Pro CPU Intel Core Need Advice on Graphics card for new build i Memory Corsair x GB PC - DDR CMX GX M A C HardDrive Western Digital TB rpm WD FALS PowerSupply Corsair w CMPSU- TX Case Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case Now I m confused between nVidia GTX or Radeon HD Which one will work best with my set up Does it matter if I m using Intel and not AMD I m trying to get the best under I was looking at the XFX GeForce GTX MB GDDR PCI Express GX XADJC but then the Radeon is running Direct X and might be better in the long run For that I was looking at either Sapphire Radeon HD GB DDR or XFX HD GB DDR HD- x-ZNFC but then I saw this one and couldn t even determine what the difference is the XFX HD HD- A-ZNDC Please help me get the best graphics card out of these OH I almost forgot what I m using the PC for well my son is a constant WOW player and I will be downloading converting and burning movies Thanks in advance nbsp
What kind of time frame are you looking at for the build?
If the GTX480/470 cards from nVidia launch on schedule (probably mid-late March) you'll see the HD 5850 price fall into the $US250 bracket which would give you comparitive performance to a GTX285 + the added advantage of DX11.
If you need a card for the build before that I would recommend getting a placeholder card -just something to use until the prices drop and then can sell.
If you're looking for a keeper now then I'd opt for the HD 5770- it's close enough to the GTX260 in performance that the DX11 would swing the deal towards the ATI card.
The HD-577A-ZNDC is the factory overclocked version of the card (875MHz core, 1300MHz memory) while the -ZNFC is clocked at 850MHz core and 1200MHz memory (standard clocks).
You are most likely going to have to settle for one very good card as you could see a performance hit with the second card being limited to PCIe x4 bandwidth. So running a cheaper ATI card then picking up another when prices drop is probably not going to net a large performance boost as opposed to one mainstream/enthusiast card.
Both nVidia and ATI cards can enable hardware acceleration - ATI cards also have the use of the AVIVO media encoder should you wish to use it.
Hi guys My old PC died a long and slow death over the last few years and i decided what better way to comemorate it than by tearing its guts out and custom-building for the first time The looking time PC build, advice 1st on for parts. old pc was an alienware area yes overpriced etc etc i know I ve decided that i m keeping the PSU the 1st time PC build, looking for advice on parts. case itself the dvd-drive and the dvd-burner drive The PC i m looking to build will be used for a variety of tasks Internet music films etc But The primary focus will be for gaming Essentially i want it to run Crisis at max Possible parts i m looking at are Motherboard Gigabyte board with eax built in whatever the board lots of shiny usb slots are a must Ram gb mghtz x gb or gb mhz x gb Graphics gb ATI or nvidea Processor core i i Hard drives gb ssd for boot-up system files tb western digital rpm mb cache OS Windows bit professional premium Now i have several questions If the motherboard has EAX built in is there any point in buying a stand-alone sound card Would i notice 1st time PC build, looking for advice on parts. an appreciable difference in sound quality RAM If i were to be using the thing for mainly gaming what would be better gb of mhz or gb of mhz Would i notice an appreciable difference I have heard that graphics wise ATI performs better but is less stable What do you guys reccommend Also most games make crappy use of SLI or Crossfire so is there any point in getting two cards or just getting a big single card If it helps i have no interest in the new d craze Seeing as how i would be doing mostly reading from the hard-drive is getting a gb ssd only an option Processor I have been told conflicting stories on what would be better for gaming Some have told me that i is the best while others have told me actually i works better for gaming due to the way it handles threading etc What do you guys reckon PSU The machine currently has a watt efficiency PSU It is however years old with heavy use Would this thing be able to power all the stuff above or am i best off upgrading to a w supply I have read of some other dedicated cards that are meant to help gaming such as a physx card and akiller gaming network card but again i have been told conflicting stories on these some swear by it others say its makes no difference I have no interest in blu-ray and the vast majority of games i play are digital downloads steam etc so i m sceptical about the need to change my disk drives Now i realise that this is a lot of questions to be asking and that i may be dooming myself to a world of blue-screen but i reckon its best to thrash this all out before i ever start picking parts Thanks for any and all help guys Much appreciated Yours Roy nbsp
Hello Everybody I want to build a computer that will be used for programming macro visual studio C java etc compiling dealing with graphics and design working on big programs Adobe Masters Suite multitasking But no gaming My planned build looks like this Processor i - K CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D SE Motherboard Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME RAM G SKILL DDR x GB MHz CL RipjawsZ Hard Drive WD TB MB RPM WD FAEX SSD Drive Samsung Series GB Graphic Card Asus GTX Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence STX Optical Drive Asus BW- B ST Case CoolerMaster Cosmos II PSU Corsair Professional Series Gold AX What do you guys think about this build Is it too powerful for the stuff that I will be doing Do you recommend me to take out some components and add some other ones In my opinion I think that the processor i - advice a build Computer for programmer K is too powerful even for the stuff that I will be doing I was thinking about the i - Second thing the Computer build advice for a programmer PSU power was thinking about dropping it till W Third thing the GTX graphics card also thinking that it s too powerful might go with the GTX And the last thing is the motherboard - Asus Rampage IV Extreme planning on switching to Asus P X Deluxe I would appreciate everyone s replies to help me finish this build nbsp
Yes, majority of those parts are bit overkill. Even the Cosmos II seems a bit overkill. Especially, if you don't plan to go with water cooling. If I were you, Id make these changes.
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth Z77
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
PSU: Corsair TX650
GPU: GTX 660TI
I would ditch the sound card altogether.