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Q: Advice on building/upgrading a Gaming PC

I built a gaming PC about 2 years ago, and while it still plays the games I play just fine, I'm itching to either build a completely new system, or upgrade some of the parts that are lacking. I am on a bit of a budget and would like to only have to buy one or two parts a month if I build a whole new rig. If anyone could take a look at my current setup and tell me which parts definitely need replacing, or if I should build something better that would be awesome. The details are in my profile. If the suggestion is to start from scratch, what is the best order to buy the parts in to make it a little more future proof? It would probably take me about 4-6 months to be able to buy everything depending on prices. Thanks in advance!

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A: Advice on building/upgrading a Gaming PC

Here is a few options:

Upgrading the CPU to a FX-8350 would double the processing power.
Upgrading the GPU to a GTX-760 would more than double the graphical power.
If you don't have a power supply greater than 500W's, I'd recommend getting one before upgrading to GTX-760. If you prefer a different card, you can look up the recommended power ratings from AMD or nVidia, for the selected card.
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I put together a pc on amazon are these parts good....
Cpu: Amd Fx-9370
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+
Gpu: Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7950
Psu: Corsair RM Series 850 Watt
Data Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1 TB
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500r...or a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
Cpu Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H80i

My Budget is under $1500

A:Building a gaming PC, need advice

Doesn't look like a bad setup but you still need RAM and I would suggest a DVD or Bluray drive. Also, do you have an operating system, monitor(s), mouse and keyboard already, or will you need those also? You could save money by shopping around (if you have that option - example NewEgg / Tigerdirect / etc). You could also save some money by looking at alternative items.
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A:Advice Building new Gaming PC

For a processor, either choice you list will work just fine. Since you mention video editing, you may consider a quad core, like this(from what I could figure, it would almost fit in the budget, depending on your case/psu choices).
It is a good bit of cash though, and only an improvement in multithreaded apps.

I think this board would be a nice one for you (and reasonably priced too). P5N-E SLI
The Abit you list seems pretty nice too, but I don't think it support sli.

You should get a ddr2 800 kit with a cas of 4.
Here's what I'd suggest. G.Skill DDR2 800 C4

Or this ram if you want 2x2GB(easier future upgrades, due to empty slots), but it's slightly slower ram at cas5.

I'd suggest an 8800 card, even though the drivers are not perfect yet.

The difference is the memory size on the cards you list, as well as the 640mb being an overclocked edition(pricier).
If you game at high res(like on your 22" lcd), you will want the more memory, if not, then the 320 will be fine. EVGA makes good cards, so I'd recommend them.
This 640Mb evga is cheaper, which makes the difference $100USD.
Make sure you get a good power supply to power your "beast."
I'd recommend a 600W+ unit of reputable make and that is sli certified.
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look for 5-7yr warranty

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A:Building a gaming rig, some advice please?

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A:I'm building a gaming PC. Advice needed

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A:Requesting advice for building a budget gaming PC

I vote for the graphics adapter as being the single most important factor in a gaming PC.

Out of your choices the monitor would be the second most important. However without adequate power to the graphics card it would be rendered useless, so I believe the Power Supply would be the second most important factor in gaming.

With CPU gaining in performance and becoming less of a factor in gaming, I would give the CPU the third most important position.

If you had included the Power Supply and CPU in your pole above, I would have made the monitor fourth most important factor. After all what good is being able to view a good picture if you can't produce the picture with better quality parts listed in the top three I mentioned above.

In my opinion RAM and Sound Cards would have very little importance as RAM is not all that expensive to purchase and on-board sound is usually sufficient.

I noticed you are looking for a gaming card and referenced to the Passmark benchmarks of 1000 as a recommended score. You might should consider looking at cards that will score at least 2000.
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Im gonna get this mobo:

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A:Solved: Upgrading Gaming Computer Need Advice

That's not a bad system, upgrading the graphics card will be enough, at least for the games you like it to run.

I think this card will be more than enough:

You can also buy a Radeon HD 4850 if you can find one. In fact the HD 4850 is a better choice since it's faster and you can get it for a better price: hd 4850

Note that I know nothing of VisionTek cards, I just posted the above link for reference. I'd go for any card made by Sapphire, XFX, Asus, Gigabyte and HIS. If you can find one of those go for it!

The bad news is that you have to upgrade your PSU as well, running the new card on a low end/cheapo PSU could lead to all kinds of problems.

Get this one if you can afford it:

Cheaper alternatives:


If you can't fit a normal size card in your case then you can get something like this:

But I don't think it's worth it as this card will perform close to your 9500 GT...It's hard to find a fast small form factor card.

This will be certainly faster but not by much:
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A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

The only thing that's missing is the power supply (the "PSU"), but we should wait until you select a CPU and video card - especially the video card. The PSU is an investment, so we have to make sure it's a good one.



Go for a 2 x 4 GB kit or 2 x 8 GB kit. Your only choice right now is DDR3. The cost can vary from roughly $50 USD give or take $10-$20 to almost $200 USD and more.


Which i5? 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, or 4th Generation Core i5? The cost should be at around $200 give or take $10 to $20 USD.

Video card:

Try to avoid being loyal to one side or the other (NVIDIA or AMD) because some AMD GPUs are way better, but some NVIDIA GPUs are better.

The 128bit or 256bit is the bandwidth of the memory. The higher the number, the faster the memory can be in some ways.

The amount of memory you'd want is about 2GB, yeah. The more the merrier, but it mostly benefits textures.

You can go for any video card you want, but the GT 640 might not be an appreciable upgrade from the 410m. You'll notice it, but I dunno...


Yeah, this is a little bit of a personal thing because take me for example: I have two 60 GB solid state drives and it's all I need. One is for Windows and programs, and the other is for things like My Documents and even my desktop.

Like the power supply, the hard drive is a bit of an investment, so try to get good ones.


Not really. I would also like to see you build it instead of making someone do it for you. That way, you can make sure it's done right the first time. You won't need to know how to do anything because you can lean on us.

I also recommend posting this thread over on, but make it clear that you're not overclocking. They are very good at building computers.
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I really appreciate any feedback you can provide and if you have any recommendations, they're most welcome.

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A:Building a new non-gaming PC - AMD x4

Looks good. might have better prices, but I am not sure.
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A:Building new gaming rig

Good power supply.

Good memory but please don't mix. Just stick with one kind because you are gaining nothing otherwise; plus you'll save yourself future potential headaches.

Go with the Caviar Black.
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A:Need help building a gaming rig

You wont have anything without a PSU, and check on, the prices are lower.
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A:Building my first gaming pc

Hi Xiusho Just wondering what PSU you will be using (cheep ones are not worth buying, Go for a branded one) as the PSU is the heart of your rig
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A:Building gaming pc

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A:Truly Need help building my first gaming PC

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A:Building a New Gaming PC

I am not compiling the whole pc for you but i have just now assembled my own..

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A:Building a new gaming pc

i would skip antec. their voltage is not consistent.check the posting on this page under "weird problem". you can get a heck of a 500 watt psu for $59.00 from tigerdirect. the other stuff seems to be ok.
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A:Building first gaming PC

You could start here:

There's 4 machines in various price ranges. That should give you an idea of what hardware to look at.
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A:Building a Gaming a rig

The link you posted was to your cart which doesn't work right, can you link directly to the computer you were looking at. Also since its unclear what is your budget and what you want included in that budget.
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500GB Hard Drive

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A:Help building my first PC for gaming.

Just the PC or monitor and OS as well?

$700 will be tight, especially for a "gaming" rig. You can get some basic build information here:

Just substitute/add/remove parts as needed to achieve your budget.
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The power supply should be fine...
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A:Building new Gaming PC

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A:Building a gaming PC

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A:Building My First Gaming PC

It's not absolutely necessary to get the anti-static strap but it wouldn't hurt either, especially since this is your first time. You should allow for the cost of an operating system. Windows XP or Vista will run a bit under $100 for OEM home versions.

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Also, tax and shipping will add to your total so keep that in mind.
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A:Building a new gaming rig for $1,000 to $1,500

Just recieved this feedback. How is it?

Processor Intel Core i5-3450 $200 - no, get an i7 ivy bridge.
Memory 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz $22 - no, get at least 8Gb, but considering the price scale you may as well get 16. Get Corsair or Kingston.
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os: vista ultimate x64

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A:building new gaming pc...

I dont think what you are building is enough, you probably wont be able to play any game on high settings, let alone crysis on low!!! I would just trash what you have and start over with decent parts....

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A:Building an $800 gaming PC

Is there a reason that this MUST be Intel Based? Going with an AMD based system will give more bang for your buck.
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A:Building a new gaming rig

Originally Posted by fluffydonkeys

- Hi guys, I am planning on building a custom PC meant to be able high end gaming for a couple of years. This is an example of what I have in mind. It's meant to be upgradeable in terms of video card, hence a higher end motherboard. Now you might notice a missing video card and this is where I need your help: It's basically Nvidia 970 versus ATI 290x.

- The good old question: should I wait for Pascal? Even though it's tricky, I want this pc to be able to handle games for a long enough time without having to upgrade its processor.

- The sort of games I love to play are Far Cry series, Bioshock games, recent Tomb Raider games, I'm looking forward to Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Need for Speed and giving SW Battlefront a chance. Some Fifa and mmorpg's may be thrown into the mix as well.

- The system overall looks pretty good just skimming through what you listed. My concern with your build is what do you consider "High End"? Because the video cards you listed are great and will play games wonderful. However, if your idea of, "High End" is above 1080p or always having ultra settings, stuff like a GTX 970 might not always cut it.

- The problem with waiting for a newer generation is you don't exactly have a arrival date, when they do come out it's not always affordable, first batch may be hard to obtain due to low stock, and it may not even be that amazing of an upgrade. The flag ship cards are some of the worst for those situations when first released. Overall you should just buy in the now and not live in the dream of something that is going to be ten times better when it is likely not.

- You will not be playing all of those games you listed on a PC. At least not Uncharted 4 because that is a Naughty Dogs game which is heavily tied to Sony.
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A:Help me with building up top gaming PC

Looks good to me!!
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A:Building Gaming PC

You should get this moved to hardware, you will get better results in terms of response.

As to building a "labtop", I have no idea what that is unless you mean a laptop, in which case there is no generic supply of components, each maker is proprietary. Unlike a desktop, where generic components abound.
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I'm willing to spend around $1000-1200 total.

Thanks, Josh

A:Building New Gaming PC

With the 8800GT and the Q6600 you've already spent $600.00, so we're going to have to scrimp on the rest of the stuff.

Gigabyte Motherboard $86.00

EVGA Motherboard with SLI $167.00

Adata Memory $54.00

CoolerMaster Case and 550 watt PSU $182.00


Windows XP Pro $145.00

Windows Vista Ultimate $180.00
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A:!!help building a gaming pc!!

Why don't you go to a site like Newegg or ZipZoomFly and get the prices from there. That should give you enough pricing info.

Instead of 4 x 512. Just get 2 x 1GB of RAM.

Just so you know, the dual core CPU's don't have much effect in current games unless the game is written to specifically take advantage of the two cores. It may be cheaper to go with a single core, higher speed CPU.

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A:Building my first gaming rig

Do not get xp home, as it does not fully support multi-core CPUs. I personally like vista more than xp, but xp pro would work.
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A:Building first gaming PC

Triple channel memory will only work in Intel motherboards. The motherboard you have listed and processor are both AMD and they will work very fine for you. You are aware that the motherboard is a Micro one, correct?

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A:Building my very first gaming rig

Holy cow! Nice setup! The one and only suggestion I would make to you is a hard drive with more space. Seagate Barracuda is my favorite. If you can find a 500GB or 750GB, I would go for that. Or...a couple of 500GB drives.
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A:Building a new gaming rig

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looks preety good. fast ram and a top of te range graphics card will get you far i always say :-D
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A:Building a new Gaming Rig

personaly, i would get a x2 4200+, a evga 7900 (gtx if you have the money), this mobo

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A:Building a gaming PC

Pretty much no...

You're looking at at least 700-800 bucks for an entry level system. If you had an optical drive and a hard drive to carry over and you only had to worry about central components, 500 bucks would be doable. But it wouldn't be a hot rig by any stretch...

Basically you need

PCI-E Mobo (Socket 939 or a comparable board from that 'other' company)
1Gb of PC3200 (or greater)
PCI-E Video Card (6600/X600 or greater)
Entry Level Processor (Athlon 64 3000 or comparable)
Thats gonna ring in around $500, maybe a bit more.

You can price it on Newegg if you want, but I think thats around $500ish. You'd still need

HDD (80Gb, 7200 RPM 8Mb Cache, or greater)
Optical Drive (DVD required)
Case/PSU (400W or greater, make sure it has good ventilation)
120mm/80mm Fans for front and back of case
$200-$300 (a bit more if you want a stlyish case)
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Looks good to me.
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-Number of DDR2 Slots: 2 x 240pin
-DDR2 Standard: DDR2 667
-Maximum Memory Supported: 2GB

Now does that mean I can put maximum:
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I have rest of the hardware from the other PC.
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A:Upgrading/Building a PC (maybe...)

Both the mobo and the processor are LGA-755!! That is the name of the socket on the mobo and the th socket required for the processor so the answer is, yes, they are compatible!!!!

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A:Building gaming rig (second list)

Looks good. Excellent power supply. The motherboard is a good overclocker. Keep in mind that running dual cards will run at 8:8 and not 16. In order to get PCI-e 16 you can have only one card installed.

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A:Building a gaming desktop

Graphics Card - What games were going to play?

The X-Predator case is pretty nice, but it's big. I have a Genesis 9000, so my advice to you is make sure you have a place for it.

MotherBoard - ASUS is a always a good brand
CPU - Good - I have 2x running in different gaming PC's, (if you live near a MicroCenter, they are ~$250)
PSU - Awesome, I purchased one at the end of 2011 for my brothers PC, still runs like new
RAM - Good - if you install Win 7 Home then 2x 4GB, if its Win 7 Pro or Ultimate, get the 2x 8GB kit
Hard Drive - Get an SSD, but look for 250GB or bigger for games, they fill up quick.

Wifi card depends on your setup. Do you have a wireless n router? How far away is the router from the PC? Walls and/or floors may decrease data rate.
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In-Win Case
- Intel 3.4Ghz 1155 Core i5-3570
- Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM
- Geforce GT640 2GB PCIE 2DVI HDMI
- 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
- 1TB SATA Hard Drive
- DVD+/-RW Drive
- Card Reader
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
- Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 1Yr 1User/1PC
- 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty

What do you think?

A:Building a gaming computer

For current game titles, you need more than a Geforce GT 640. You would be better off going with the 650 for just a few $ more, if you couldn't get a better card such as the Geforce GTX 660.

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs GeForce GTX 650

Everything else looks pretty good to me.

Which case and power supply is going to be used?
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AMD Phenom 2 X4 940 3.0Ghz Black Edition Quad Core (274.99$)


AMD Phenom II 2.8Ghz (227.99) ( that one is a little cheaper then black eddtion, will i notice a differnce?)


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfeild 2.4Ghz (235.99$)

they are all in my price rage, which one would be the best buy for gaming. or if you could tell me a better one in that price range that would be good, thanks.


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A:Need Help Building First Gaming Computer

Excellent post.

Try these parts instead for your budget:

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz Triple-Core CPU with 6MB L3 Cache - Retail - $139.00
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 AMD 770 ATX Motherboard - Retail - $69.99 ($59.99 after rebate)
OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit - Retail - $49.99 ($39.99 after rebate)
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200RPM SATA HDD - OEM - $69.99
SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
$124.99 - $10.00IR - $15.00MIR - $10.35 promo code "HARDOCPVGA51810" = $89.64 with free shipping
Promo Expires on 5/25/09 (courtesy of [H]ardOCP, here)
PLEXTOR 20X DVD Qflix Burner Black SATA Model PX-806SA - OEM - $29.99
SeaSonic SS-500ES 500W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM - $65.99
Cooler Master CM-690 Mid-Tower Case - Retail - $59.27
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A:Building a new computer for gaming

The only real problem I see is the motherboard and processor aren't compatible.
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A:First time building a gaming PC. Need Help!!!

I would go with Windows 7 64 bit (I game also)

Over clocking is not worth it unless you need to bump something to get it to run at the rated speed.
It is done by changing a multiplier or voltages or both.
Overclocking voids warranties overheats and over stresses the components and reduces the life of the part or parts.

A good way to help on a build is read reviews on parts say on Newegg highest rated parts a lot show the whole build they did and give feed back on parts.

I would stick with Intel and Nvidia. for me AMD/ATI takes ATI to long to bring out new Video drivers for the latest games.

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A:Building a gaming system


Well for one, never get a gigabyte motherboard. jus so ya know.....

Heres my system, it scored a 6202 on 3dmark03 v330. not to shabby if i say so myself.

Intel P4 2.8 Canterwood 800fsb w/ HT tech. Running at 3.02ghz

Aopoen Ax4c-MAX II Intel 875p Dual SATA RAID w/ Gigabit LAN

Mushkin 512 mb PC3500 Dual Chann 400mhz DDR Kit

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A:Building a new PC for high-res gaming

Looks like a good balance of components to me. Out of curiosity what power supply was you considering for the build?

For a single "SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB GDDR5", you will need at least a 550W PSU.
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AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego ($233.00)

~Mother Board~

DFI LanParty NF4 ($196.00)

~Video Card~

SAPPHIRE Radeon X800PRO ($196.00)


Patriot 1GB 184-pin DDR SDRAM ($126.33)


OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 ($167.41)

~Hard Drive~

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Plextor Black IDE ($45.99)


Sunbeam Transformer ($98.99)


ASPIRE X-Super Alien ($152.99)


Logitech MX518 ($32.87)


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A:Building a gaming PC on a budget, need help.


i would change the graphics card to a NVIDIA because ata readeon has a problem working with AMD im not really shore weather are not sapphire readon is the same and get a big monitor i know new egg has cheap monitors that are big but what do i know

(i think intel last longer then AMD)but i have an AMD 64
get a really cool looking tower with alot of power.........
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A:Building a Gaming Computer

You have some high end parts there, except for the power supply which is junk and it's open box so somewhere has already returned it. Some of the other stuff is pretty cheap too.

Here's a much higher quality modular power supply from Corsair: More is better to a point, but too little is always bad, and quality matters a massive amount in power supplies.

An 80GB hard drive is not only very small, it's also much slower than modern big drives, as the hard drive is already one of the slowest components it's best to go with a fast one. It's probably also old and carries an expired warranty. And for not too much more you can get a much bigger and faster 500GB drive that's brand new: You may even consider getting an SSD for the main drive; SSD's are massively popular for their incredible speeds. Also just to give you an idea; Windows with all updates, the system drivers, and Office alone will fill about half of that 80GB drive, a complete set of a game such as The Sims 3 with all expansion packs would more than fill that drive without anything else.

You also don't need additional SATA cables, the motherboard comes with those.

The keyboard/mouse combo has bad ratings, looks very cheap. Invest in a quality Logitech, Microsoft, Razer, or Corsair keyboard or combo.

An i5 is perfect for gaming, i7's tend to do better for multimedia/rendering or all out units. The Geforce GTX 770 is a great card and a fine match for the i5.
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A:Building a Gaming systems

Go to choose the "Holiday Mage", configure it like this:
Case ( NZXT Gamma Gaming Mid Tower Case - Black )
Processor ( [== Quad Core ==] AMD Athlon™ II X4 620 Quad-Core CPU )
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Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 4850 - 512MB - Single Card )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TX Power Supply - SLI Ready )
Processor Cooling ( [Free Upgrade] iBUYPOWER AMD Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
Data Hard Drive ( None )
2nd Optical Drive ( None )
Optical Drive ( 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVDR/RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( None )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) - 64-Bit )
Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )
Video Camera ( None )
Power Protection ( None )
Headset ( None )
Printer ( None )
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
MP3/MP4 Player ( None )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
2nd Monitor ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
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A:Building a gaming computer

i think that the i5 2500k is a a better option than the i7 2600k if you want to save money( 100$ ) without losing much gaming performance.
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Well it is no PS3, but it looks nice! j/k
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A:Building a Gaming computar

With a $1200 budget, you can easily run the games at very high settings. This is what I recommend:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-K
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
SSD: OCZ Vector 128GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
PSU: Corsair HX650
Case: Your choice, but the Corsair 200R is a very functional and cost effective case.

The build above brings you to about $1100 (with the Corsair 200R). If you want a bigger SSD, just buy the 256GB version for about $100 more.

Do you need peripherals like a mouse and keyboard? Also, do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8?