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
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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.
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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 am looking for suggestions on what to get for my next comp It will be used for gaming multimedia and I will be overclocking it What I don t need -Peripherals including monitor -Operating System I will use XP Home -Hard drives I will use the new VelociRaptor as my primary drive and a Seagate for my secondary drive -GPU s I will use two Evga GTS build overclocking me / Help gaming rig! a G s in SLI What I do need -RAM -CPU Core Two Duo Quad Extreme -Case I think I would like to try an acrylic case -PSU -Cooling I think liquid cooling for at least the CPU and northbridge would be a good option if the budget favors it -Optical and floppy drive I Help me build a overclocking / gaming rig! dont need a Blue-Ray writer reader -Anything else that I may be forgetting Requirements The motherboard must have at least two PCI-e x slots so I can run my cards in SLI Budget Approximately I prefer to buy from NewEgg because they have good shipping charges Help me build a overclocking / gaming rig! to Hawaii nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-me-build-a-overclocking-gaming-rig.716674/
Hi I am need of some advice for a gaming build that I am about to make I have actually already purchased all of the parts and they are already here but before unpacking any of them I decided to check with some other people whether they will work together well The biggest thing that I m worried about is whether my PSU will handle my system and all stable solid, this for overclocking? Solved: and a Is build gaming of the overclocking I will be doing Also I do not plan on upgrading for a while so I just want to make sure this system as it is now will work As I mentioned in the title this build is solely for the Solved: Is this a solid, stable build for gaming and overclocking? purpose of gaming so I WILL be doing some overclocking Basically I just want to make sure that it will be able to handle everything well Here are the specs OS - Windows x Motherboard - MSI P GD Video Card - MSI GTX Twin Frozr OC MB - will overclocking this by about - PSU - Corsair TX CPU - Intel Core i Ghz - will overclock this to about Ghz RAM - G Skill DDR Ripjaws Series GB x Hard Drive - WD Caviar Black GB Case - Antec Any suggestions on what I could do to improve or whether the system is good enough would be greatly appreciated I still have some money left over and returning something would not be a problem so please feel free to throw in any suggestions you might have Thank you Sebastian nbsp
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
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...
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
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.
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?
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 A friend and I were casually talking about him getting a new PC that d be good for some of the up-and-coming games that we like to play SC and D whenever that is Anyway he just threw it out that there he wouldn t mind putting one together for less than k and I thought why not Purpose Gaming high quality to max settings for majority of Gaming sub-$1000 Build advice: up-and-coming games Budget Location Canada willing to buy online Old parts mouse keyboard monitor speakers OS don t have Cooling preferably nothing beyond what comes stock So what I came up with on the Build advice: Gaming sub-$1000 fly and I d like your advice on is this cooler master scout Corsair TX W PSU Phenom II x why s there no BE on NCIX OCZ MHz - - - x GB Memory Radeon not necessarily at ncix for that price Gigabyte MA T UD P Mobo Western Digital TB Black Windows OEM Any DVD ROM Comes to under Some thoughts to begin with I would have liked to throw in a quad core processor or core i CPU as well as a series GPU but the budget told me to stick with a dual core AMD and a cheaper graphics solution not sure if that s realy the right sacrifice but that s what i did PSU Build advice: Gaming sub-$1000 not sure how much wattage i need just pulled out Build advice: Gaming sub-$1000 of the air Case not sure what s really necessary but the Scout looks pretty cool I d really appreciate some your input on this one Thanks nbsp
Western Digital 1TB Black @ $96
Windows 7 OEM @ $118
Any DVD ROM @ $30
This setup gets you a MB that has the 750 Southbridge that you need to unlock the disabled cores. The x3 720 can be had for around the same price, is a black edition, will give you a full Ghz OC, and has three cores even if the 4th core will not unlock, or is a dud. (important because more and more games are using 2+ cores). The 5830 is close to the 4870 in performance, but you get DX 11 for future considerations. The cpu is a BE for easier and more flexible OC'ing. I threw in there an after market cooler for OC'ing. The MB has a second PCIE slot for VGA upgrade if the mood strikes you Newegg CA would not connect when i tried it a few mins ago, so I will let you find them if you like it.
I am new to gaming computers so be patient with me haha. I am wanting to build the best gaming computer possible for around 900 dollars (do not care about blueray and all that crap, all I care about is pure performance for gaming) I also would like to exclude the OS, keyboard and mouse. I just want to have a custom built machine that would last at least 2 years, if not more. Right now I am gaming with a Dell Inspiron 1545 so you can imagine my frustration lol. I am going to attempt to build this computer myself, I just have no idea what would be the best bang for the buck. Again I am new to all this so just try to be understanding
which OS are you excluding; is it 32 or 64-bit?
with this information we will be better able to recommend a processor and memory.
Hi everyone I have been putting systems together for myself and many friends family for several years now I have been mostly doing builds with AMD boards CPUs because a lot of the builds I mid gaming advice Looking To High End build for do are on tight budgets and don't require high end applications Looking for mid To High End gaming build advice MY rig is more decked out for video editing and audio work so it's probably the biggest build I Looking for mid To High End gaming build advice have done thus far I have been asked to put together a gaming build for a friend but he's pushing more towards an Intel then an AMD but he doesn't know much about PCs as far as building them from the ground up His with a budget between to and he plans on Looking for mid To High End gaming build advice getting a newer nVida graphics card I have not had much experience with Intel setups but I know the way they are put together are pretty much the same as AMD setups they just do clock cycles different with the whole hyper threading ordeal which I am still trying to learn about My issue is the Intel chips and their names descriptions are a bit confusing to me I built a video editing tower together for myself using the AMD FX because the research I did said multi cores is better for my editing and I am familure with AMD names functions ect Intel on the other hand I am still confused about Apparently some of the core i units are better then the i units so the and in the name don't really say much about which one is a more powerful processor Is this true I don't wanna pull out the dreaded Intel vs AMD debate as I have seen it a thousand times with mixed answers But I am also trying to figure out the main differences between them and how they work and which ones are better for the types of system I am building so I can become know knowledgeable about the topic I have hit up a few youtube videos for help and learned a little about them but I am still lost on a few things And with AMD loosing so much money the past couple years I am also looking at options to upgrade my own rig later this year in case AMD goes under So before I can pick out the motherboard I need I need to figure out more about the Intel chips and if they are better for the gaming builds He s looking for heavy gaming use with solid k possibilities Pretty much surpassing the PS XBO capabilities I guess you could say 'next gen ready' in a sense I am not looking to water cool the system either just throwing that out there I plan on using a full tower case with to mm fans Cooler master HAF X case or similar Thanks in advance for any replieshttp://www.pchelpforum.com/gaming/130194-looking-mid-high-end-gaming-build-advice.html
hi advice PC build, expert Gaming required since my old gaming pc became so outdated and un-able to play modern games to a satisfying standard i decided it Gaming PC build, expert advice required was time for a completely new pc However instead of buying a pre-assembled pc ive decided to buy the parts seperatley and build the pc myself Ive assembled a few computers at school and in my free time so i have a fairly good understanding on how to construct the pc the only problem is picking the correct parts to put into the pc I dont have a fixed budget however i would like the final cost to come somewhere around the - mark Anymore than that is getting to expensive for me at the moment This is the current specification i was thinking about using anyone care to cast their opinions or advice Cpu - Intel i Ghz Hdd - Western digital caviar black sata gb s gb Psu - Novatech powerstation gaming silent ATX W Ram - Kingston DDR Gb Optical drive - Samsung S C however i do not know which motherboard or graphics card would be best for this gaming rig or if the hardware ive chosen is worth the money or if im better off going for a more powerful component any help would be much appreciated thank you nbsp
What about other components like monitors, mouse, and os. Do you have those yet?
Hi there. I'm in need of a computer upgrade. Instead of buying from a major dealer (like Dell) I heard it's better to try and build a PC myself. But I only know the basics about computers, and can't really tell what makes one component better than another.
I read that I should begin by looking for a processor and then motherboard. Any recommendations on what processor would be solid for online gaming purposes?
I don't plan on doing any overclocking.
I'd like to end up with a PC that can handle the latest PC games for at least a year before needing upgrades. The budget for the entire PC is in the neighborhood of $1500 US.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.
Here ya go:
Antec Sonata-II Case w/ 450Watt PSU - $99.99 ($59 after rebate)
Pioneer 16x DVD +/-R,RW/DL - $31.82
Asus P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard - $249.99
OCZ DDR2-800, CAS4 2x1gig (2gigs total) - $262.99 ($232 after rebate)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 - $222.99
Seagate Barracuda 120GIG SATA drive - $55.99
Sapphire X1900GT PCI-Express 256MB - $199.99
Creative Xi-Fi XTremeMusic 7.1 - $92.99 ($72 after rebate)
Windows XP Pro SP2 w/ Vista Upgrade Coupon - $139.99
~$1360 leaving some cash for your choice of LCD monitor/keyboard. (that's without any rebates.. full pay price. Deduct rebates from that)
The videocard is "trailing edge" for the simple reason that Vista/DX10 is around the corner. Your motherboard will support both SLI and Crossfire so you can upgrade a year from now to the "hottest" thing DX10, but the X1900GT is a smoking videocard in it's own right. Definately bang for the buck leader.
You can also shave about $100-$300 off the above list by going to a non-SLI/Crossfire motherboard (cheaper, single PCI-Ex16 mainboard) or slightly lower-end CPU.
Some might argue about the Power Supply, but with the new Conroe's, it's not a big deal any more and the above listed videocard runs well on a 400W PSU/SmartPower. If you do eventually go Crossfire or SLI (dual 3d cards), you'll likely want a beefier power supply. The case is perfect though and beefier power supplies are cheap.
Finally yes finally my brother-in-law realizes that if he wants to have a good solid gaming system building one is the way to go I can t even begin to tell you this momentous shift in his thinking Primary Uses Gaming system first and foremost that he says he wants to last him for the next - years with the ability to upgrade as the need arises internet email etc Budget - shipping and tax needs to be included within this budget This is what has been settled on by him Quad-core cpu full tower Windows as powerful a video card as he can get and a quot monitor preferably Samsung Basically this is a full system build including the need for a mouse Brother-in-Law; Details Advice Welcome Build Gaming Inside; for keyboard etc Gaming Build for Brother-in-Law; Details Inside; Advice Welcome as he has nothing to salvage from another system and with his previous choices this is a good thing I am not sure if an i is the way to go here because he will not be using this PC for video editing demanding apps etc At this point no SSD that will come later I am thinking an AMD quad core with gigs of RAM should be enough Now I am no fanboy so if you recommend an Intel configuration I am open but it has been quite some time since I have built an Intel PC This system will not be overclocked at all I live hours away and I have no time to fix issues due to ocing The bottom line is I am looking to build a solid stable system I have already begun to research but would love to hear from the TechSpot community on this one Thanks ahead of time nbsp
Here's the $1300 system from the buying guide, you can add or subtract as needed:
Here's a $1360 system from the Tech Report guide:
If you Google $1500 gaming system you'll find a lot of forum posts with a lot of different suggestions
Hello I have been learning about how to build my own pc recently I am very new so I don t know what 32 build----AMD budget...Advice? limited Machine/first 64?? Gaming Fairly or I should do yet Is AMD the best way to go I d like to build a machine as cheaply as possible while getting the most bang for my buck I am upgrading from a eMachine so it won t take a lot to blow me away The main thing I guess is being able to play the Gaming Machine/first build----AMD 32 or 64?? Fairly limited budget...Advice? newest games at decent graphics settings while maintaining good frames per secs I ve been told that AMD is much better and it doesn t seem a lot more expensive I see the front side bus and memory used for AMD mobos are better And if I want to go PCI Express I think that s the only way On the other hand I ve read that very few programs are bit and I wonder how many games are utilizing the bit technology at the present Or how much that effects speeds If I get a bit system I won t be able to afford anything other than Win XP Home I m not sure what that will mean I m hoping I can find one for around bucks I m going to be on a very limited budget for the foreseeable future Though I don t want to make a decision that I will regret later on either Of course it would be good not to have to upgrade in a year I ve been trying to learn about AMD technology and just how much better it is than The AMD is listed at Ghz freq newegg com product product asp item N E While the AMD XP is listed at Ghz newegg com Product Product asp Item N E I m not sure what to make of it Thanks for any help Mark nbsp
I have recently purchased a new set up for my computer which consists of these parts.
Motherboard - Shop or Foxconn Website
RAM - Shop (I know this may be my downfall along with my motherboard)
CPU - Shop
I already have got it running at 3.1Ghz with a voltage of 1.4v. I know that sounds fairly high but it is only running at 25c idle and about 58c full load so I think it is safe at the moment.
I am looking for advice on how I could push this chip further using what I have and what you thing the sensible limit is for the hardware that I have. I do have options to change RAM, Northbridge and CPU voltages if necessary.
Thanking in advance, Jack-O-Bytes
I have had my computer for a good - years now and have been trying to play some newer games on it I upgraded the GFX card to a nVidia GT MB card and added a W PSU and expanded to GB of RAM Now i want to overclock the system a bit I ve heard recently that mixing memory brands advice Need on overclocking is bad but I did it a few years ago when I had absolutely no knowledge of computers I ve done a little research on my own but don t want to hurt anything vital It seems you might need some of the information about my computer Some Need advice on overclocking specs Computer Gateway GT Memory MB stick of Kingston I know they re DDR but idk what the number after that is I see a few numbers that might help in CPU-Z which are PC - MHz sticks of MB of Samsung same numbers as kingston CPU amp MOBO CPU AMD Athlon X quot windsor quot MOBO idk anything about it so i ll list everything i can find and hope someone can help Manufacturer Elitegroup Model c pvgm-gb NVIDIA GeForce AM uBTX Motherboard ECS C PVGM-GB Version System Board NVIDIA GeForce DDR DIMM sockets support MHz modules I m attatching screen shots of information about my system I hope they re of some use Thanks in advance nbsp
Ur not in luck m8, you bought a "branded" computer.
Chances aren't good that you can even attempt to overclock the system.
Another thing to your disadvantage is that it seems to be a micro-BTX board. There aren't many of those around, and they definitely aren't targeted towards overclockers/gamers, which again means that there may not be any overclocking facilities on it.
Hopefully someone else may be able to help.
My build is
intel dp67bg extreme board
evga gtx 570
corsair graphite 600t
corsair vengeance ddr3 1600 dual channel
corsair tx650m PSU
intel 520 series ssd
I upped my base clock from 100 to 103.
upped my multiplier to 45
used the dmp profile to get the RAM to 1600 which is a little more now because the base speed.
I am getting a 4.64ghz on my intel.
i overclocked my evga to 949mhz core clock. 1898 shader clock. 1900 memory clock.
I received 31560 3dmark 06 .
Does anyone know if this is a stable set up ? I will find out either way but if someone that has already done this can give some advice that would be nice thanks.
I have just built a pc for someone who will use it for gaming spec as follows - Intel QX advice Overclocking extreme Overclocking advice Scythe ninja mini HSF ASUS Extreme rampage mobo GB DDR OCZ Reaper memory Antec case W PSU Sapphire HD X graphics WD veloceraptor GB Windows Vista home premium Performance is as you might expect pretty damn good Vista gives it a score of and PCmark gives me about The question I would like to ask is about overclocking the processor the person I have built it for has asked me if I can do it for them Temperatures at stock speed are about C at idle and at about C when running prime If I overclock about ie to the temperature when running prime shoots up to about C I checked on various sites Overclocking advice and several people seem to be able to regularly clock to over but having said that information often seems to be confusing on one site Intel were stating that this processor should not be run air cooled another suggested that this processor is like the old P and gets very hot if overclocked yet others don t seem to have problems with overclocking You may ask why anyone would want to overclock a processor Overclocking advice I can t answer that you know what gamers are like Has anyone any suggestions as to what I can try to keep temperatures down without resorting to liquid cooling or are you of the same opinion as me and leave it at stock speed which is more than enough to play her games nbsp
I don't know too many people who would constantly run a processor that high end overclocked. I don't see why at all.
You won't be able to push it much farther, especially on aircooling.
Did you explain to her the pros and cons of overclocking? Mainly the fact that she wouldn't be able to see ANY improvements in her games (10% OC on CPU would bump maybe 1-3 fps?)
I have the GA-8IPE1000-G Motherboard ( Gigabyte 2004 GT Edition (not the wireless edition)). I have a 3.0ghz process with a ATI x800xt pe with an ATI Silencer 4. I have the XP-90c Heatsink with a 90mm 56cfm thermaltake fan, I am using Artic Silver 5 thermal paste. I believe I have oem 1gig dual channel ram ( which im looking to upgrade ).
Anyways, I'm wondering if I can overclock this MB, and if I can get step by step instruction on how do it, and what would be some good ram to overclock with on this mb?
Try here: http://www.ocforums.com/
Its aimed at overclocking. Be aware each system and component determines how much it can be overclocked. You always risk stabilty and permanent hardware damage.
If you were thinking of adding additional RAM to your existing 1GB then don't waste your money, it won't help if at all. As for replacing the existing RAM with a different brand, why not wait and see how this RAM does - it might be perfectly fine.
Okay...I was thinking of overclocking my vid card a little.
I currently have ASUS N6600/TD/256 GeForce 6600 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X. My clocks are 300/500 with stock cooling.
My other system specs are:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
512MB Corsair XMS Pro DDR 400
Antec 500W PSU
Gigabyte GA-K8NS mobo
ASUS comes with a Smartdoctor utility that allows you to overclock. Should I use that or Rivatuner? Any suggestions on clock settings?
Don't overclock is my recommendation. MSI has a utility that will automatically step the processor clock and bus clock until the "fastest" settings that produce a stable system are reached. I suppose the utilities you mention will do much the same thing
Msi K7N2 Delta Mainboard
AMD XP 2800+
Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600
2 x 80Gb Maxtor 7200Rpm HDD's
Hey Guys and Gals,
My comp runs at 2.06 Ghz but it seems really slow in comparison to when I first built it. Tried Defrag' and deleting unused programs and games, but it dosent make any differance.
I want to overclock it, but I am a total novice in this field, does anyone know the best way to do it using my current hardware set up and/or what sort of processor speed I may be able to reach?
Any ideas greatly appriciated. Cheers
Hey guys hope you can help, just finished my new rig and would like to know (with no overclocking experience what so ever) what i could get my cpu too, without being to ambitious.
I Have...... Cpu- e6600 (idle-20oc load-30oc)
Mobo - asus striker extreme
graphics card- 2x GeForce BFG 8600GTS OC
Ram- Corsair xms2 DHX ddr2 6400 5-5-5-15 2Gig
500G HDD win xp sp2
thermaltake Armour server case (liquid cooled)
nice lol if u dont get any responses here go to overclocking.net lol but dont act all stupid like i did and they all laughed at me
So I'm now trying to OC a friends computer but I can't change the multipler and when I change the bus speed (or what ever it's called) from 200 (default) to say 220 it also changes the memory speed and HT speed.
So what should or how can a lower the HT speed and memory speed so that if I set the bus speed to (ex.) 250 the memory would still run @ ~200MHz (according to CPU-z)..?
CPU: AMD Athlon 4450e
you are sol unless you have the unlocked cpu.
Today I will be switching out my system and massively upgrading to a new motherboard (EVGA NVIDIA NForce 680I SLI), CPU (Core 2 Duo E6600), RAM (2GB Corsair DDR2 800 PC 6400) and, graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GTS). I really want to overclock this board because I heard it is awesome to overclock.
I am pretty novice at overclocking. I am looking for any advice on what to set in the BIOS to get the best overclocking or maybe a link to a guide or something. Anyone that has experience with overclocking this motherboard please let me know what settings work best, especially if you have a similar setup.
it's not easy to say 'what to set' to get the best overclocking. You might be able to change multipliers,fsb bus speeds, you might need to apply a agp/pci lock.. it really depends on your hardware.
I suggest you read the sticky called 'simple overclock faq' at the top of this forum first.(http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic70998.html)
if you've read that and still have questions, please post them here.
Hello, I just bought a used computer from my friend.
P4 2.8 HT
ATI 9600 pro
Anywho, I was just kinda wanting to overclock a little bit. I downloaded a DOOM3 beta and I get horrible fps on it, like around 10-35. Well can anyone refer and good overclocking programs and give some good advice on overclocking?
Theres a lot of threads about overclocking around these forums. Look around.
Decided to Overclocking.....advice please have a play with the cpu settings in the bios Have an amd xp nailed on to an abit Overclocking.....advice please kr a non raid board with mb ddr ram Originally the set up was cpu fsb mhz mhz core v v i o v v ddr v v Have experimented and found that I can increase to mhz but settled on mhz for safety so now it reads cpu fsb mhz mhz not tampered with the voltages Above mhz and the pc threw a wobbly and wouldn t start up properly Should I play with the voltages as well Nothing has gone Bang yet Also played with the GeForce gts ultra mb card Default settings are core clock mhz and mem clock mhz Have changed to core clock mhz and mem clock mhz Nothing gone bang here either yet Has anyone experience of these cards and how far have they wound them up before things got nasty Oh Vcool reports cpu temp deg c and case temp deg c so temps have stayed about the same as before Running win se ie Grateful for any comments rude or otherwise nbsp
I've had two recent BSOD's this month. My HP Pavillion Elite Core i7, 750GB, 8
GB, is 2 1/2 years old. Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Prior to the BSOD's, I have recently installed Office 365, and am using Lync and Sharepoint. I've also recently hooked up a new Western Digital External 2TB, USB 2.0/3.0 to back up my data using Windows Backup. I have not left the external drive connected.
I've attached the dump file zip. Can you tell me what these dump files are saying is my problem?
Hello, welcome to SevenForums!
Both dump files provided are the 116 Graphics Driver TDR Fault bugcheck. Common causes are:
Quote: Originally Posted by usasma
More info from the AMD link above - the suggestions in red are mine. This was extracted from this post - ( http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tml#post782801 )
From this link ( http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...&enterthread=y ):
The following hardware issues are examples that can cause a TDR event:
- Failing overclock on CPU or GPU (stop overclocking)
- Bad sector in memory resulting in corrupt data being communicated between GPU and the system (either video or system memory) ( MemTest and a video memory stress test: |MG| Video Memory Stress Test 1.7.116 Download )
- Corrupt hard drive/windows install resulting in corruption to the system registry or the page file (Hard drive diagnostics ( HD Diagnostic ), reset your pagefile and run the System File Checker )
- Over heating of GPU or CPU again resulting in corrupt data being communicated. (Point a house fan at the video card, take temperature readings from the card with an IR detector (or your finger - but be very, very careful!!!)
- GPU failure due to any sort of issue from insufficient power(VERY common) to heat. (check the power leads, use a multimeter to check the power output, try another, more powerful PSU)
The following software issues are examples that can cause a TDR event:
-Incompatible drivers of any sort (either GPU, sound, etc) ( Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads )
-Messy registry (I doubt this and don't approve of registry cleaners)
-Known vista issues resounding around multiple displays, aero, dreamscape, and various display drivers. (none known for this OS)
-Known vista issues that sometimes cause corrupt information to be sent to the video card from system memory (will be addressed completely in SP2, has had various fixes applied since vista's release) (none known for this OS)
-Bad direct x files (uninstall, then reinstall DirectX)
-bad system files (System File Checker - was run above)
-Bad driver (some drivers will cause an event due to internal bugs, however these are not nearly as common as many think due to all of the previous things causing the same symptom) - (remove all 3rd party programs and check to be sure drivers aren't loading. Then install only the necessary 3rd party stuff, and ensure it's the latest version and that it's compatible with Win7)
First thing I'd recommend you do is fully uninstall and reinstall the latest version of your AMD video card drivers, especially since I've noticed that yours are dated from 2010. If doing this does not work, please follow the suggestions above.
Drivers that need to be updated:
lmimirr.sys - lmimirr Tue Apr 10 18:32:45 2007 (LogMeIn Remote Access driver). Update here.
RaInfo.sys - RaInfo Fri Jan 04 13:57:14 2008 (LogMeIn/RemotelyAnywhere Kernel Information Provider). Update here.
LMIRfsDriver.sys - LMIRfsDriver Mon Jul 14 12:26:56 2008 (RemotelyAnywhere Mirror Miniport Driver or LogMeIn Mirror Miniport Driver). Update here.
purendis.sys - purendis Tue Oct 28 00:31:28 2008 (Pure Networks, Inc. Network Magic NDIS Relay Driver). Update here.
pnarp.sys - pnarp Tue Oct 28 01:57:00 2008 (Pure Networks, Inc. Network Magic Address Resolution Protocol Driver). Update here.
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I downloaded a program called NVTweak (171) which enabled me to view and edit/overclock the Core/Memory clock frequency. I noticed that the default was around 350MHz for the core frequency, but not exactly sure about the memory frequency. I know it's only a cheap card but is it worth over clocking? If so, to what speeds would be realiable? (I don't want to melt anything). Many thanks.
I downloaded a program called NVTweak (171) which enabled me to view and edit/overclock the Core/Memory clock frequency. I noticed that the default was around 350MHz for the core frequency, but not exactly sure about the memory frequency. I know it's only a cheap card but is it worth over clocking? If so, to what speeds would be realiable? (I don't want to melt anything). Many thanks.Click to expand...
Well not sure if this will work I haven't overclocked a Nvidia card in awhile all been ATI as of late. But I did notice with ATI tool on the last stable version they claim Nvidia video card support now.
Sroll down to
Major changes to the latest stable version are:
And you will see.
"Added support for NVIDIA video cards"
that could mean several things
At the least it will tell you FPS,
Run the tool 30 minutes min on each GPU and MEM and use the clock setttings it sets them at.
(thats if ATI tool really works with Nvidia now)
I have heard lots about overclocking and would like to know more about it. Ie How to do it and what I will gain by doing it.
Can anyone help with this?
I have a celeron 466 on a 66 fsb with 512 Mb 133 sdram. I have a large heatsink on the cpu and two fans in the case. One on the psu and the other is a exaust fan located in a spare slot.
Go to www.overclockers.com click on overclocking experience and techniques in the left hand frame, click on overclocking faq. This will give you the basic's of it. It's written for earlier celeron's but still pretinent to your chip. Of course, if you motherboard is oem and doesn't have jumpers or softmenu to change front side bus speeds your out of luck.
for those of you who have read my other posts yes i got my computer running and it what was wrong was the most durp thing ever The bios was set not to boot without a floppy drive and i must have had a faulty vga cable because there wasnt any signal on the monitor i was using i thought it must be the gpu but my bro clarified that for me anyway im looking advice heatsink/overclocking to overclock but i have the intel stock heatsink right now and that could be dangerous so what im planning on doing is buying a better heatsink cpu fan and another mm case fan to fill up the last port http www newegg com Product Product as it ll be cool cuz ill have all green leds im just making sure that it will work heatsink/overclocking advice with an evga i sli because someone said they had the i heatsink/overclocking advice and it wouldnt fit properly but theres an easy to fix solution And the pin power connector mostly im just too lazy too take my computer apart to look Also it looks awfully big almost too big for my case and will it be safe to overclock after that no i dont know any current temperatures sorry SPECS intel e core duo EVGA i SLI FTW x gb sticks of ram Evga gt graphics card gb hard drive watt power supply Xion onyx case mm fans front back mm fan side SOON mm side fan and would sli gpu s help cuz im probly going to get one much later though nbsp
It will fit, I think even without any special workout. Don't get a side fan, especially only a 80mm, or if you do, get a good filter or two, otherwise it will just bring a lot of dust to your video card...
About SLI, just use your current one as long as it's good enough, then sell it and get a good single card. SLi won't be as good as that, although you would be getting another 9800GT in the future quite cheap... Maybe it could be good with the prices then.
Hello I m a first time overclocker I have just overclocked my GX and AMD I know personally that these aren t the best two things to overclock but I wish to get more juice for my money until Overclocking wanted advice I can afford a new setup That aside My current configuration AMD Mhz Origionally Mhz CPU Voltage V Origionally Temp after an hour of stressful gaming Team Fortress Celcius Fan speed RPM Top RPM Nvidia GeForce GX Engine clock Mhz Origionally Mhz Memory clock Mhz Origionally Mhz Temp after gaming Celcius at idle Fan speed The CPU is fine and I want to push it further but I tried pushing up the clock speed and hinting the voltage up but it goes unstable at the next realistic increment The GPU is very hot and will burn out if I keep pushing it like this Frankly I don t mind I plan to replace this card with the GX or two GTs anyway after I buy my laptop RAM information since it may be useful - GB GB - PC MHz CAS - - - - Overclocking advice wanted pin Non-ECC Un-buffered DDR SDRAM DIMM - V- V Power Supply Does anyone here have any idea on how I can make my CPU reach higher speeds stably Perhaps messing with more voltages Changing RAM timings Editing my PCI E bus I havn t touched these things but I can if I need to I just don t want to jump further into Overclocking without some consulation And as for my GX - Would it be silly to push it any further Finally - I did get noticable performance gains and thus would like to continue pushing it further I will be purchasing new RAM soon to push me closer to GB PS Can overclocking damage any of my hard drives I m worried about my data I have TB of storage here that I would be lost without nbsp
Those newer, higher clocked AMD's don't seem to have as much overclocking potential as older or slower models so you may not be able to get a whole lot out of it. But increasing the CPU VCore voltage is where you need to start, try 1.5 volts. Your RAM should be the problem, just make sure its running at 1066Mhz or less and the voltage is set within the 2.0 to 2.3 volt range if thats what the specs state. Also make sure the PCI bus is locked to 33Mhz, if its not then you may risk problems from devices malfunctioning or data corruption unrelated to the CPU speed.
You really don't need 6GB of RAM for gaming and if you are using a 32 bit version of Windows you'll only be able to use about 3.25GB of RAM anyway.
To stress the CPU try using OCCT: http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/
And then do some gaming.
Overclocking shouldn`t damage the actual hard drives but it can corrupt the data for a number of reasons, an increased PCI bus speed is one reason fopr corruption. You should always have a backup copy of all important data.
Also you may want to consider updating the BIOS to the latest version. A few of the BIOS updates improve memory compatibility and also lock the PCI bus to 33Mhz. See here: http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/down...TLE_ON_SCREEN=KN9+SLI&pSOCKET_TYPE=Socket AM2
Hi I was looking at all the overclocking things here and someone said that I can not overclock a factory built pc I was also wondering I only want to overclock my p Advice overclocking I? prescott.. 517 can pls from ghz to about ghz so at present the clock speed is at mhz so there must be a x multiplier I think so I was going to raise that to mhz But the memory speed is at mhz so I overclocking 517 prescott.. can I? Advice pls have to lower that right to the next lower level which is mhz now if it goes up at the same ratio of the clock speed that brings it to mhz Hope this is correct and please correct me if I am wrong Anyhow I wanted to know would this then give me any performance improvement as I m not to sure if you multiply the clock speed and memory speed to get a significant performance figure i e performance figure of x vs x is this difference of overclocking 517 prescott.. can I? Advice pls unknown unit noticeable I m hoping the stock cooler will work with this Thanks nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/overclocking-517-prescott-can-i-advice-pls.554938/
hi i'm thinking about doing some overclocking but have no experience on the matter.
i have asus smart doctor for my GPU and intel extreme tuning utility for my CPU.
so if someone could give me an idea of my limits or more preferably a guide for the process. or even just some advice it would be very appreciated. thank you. i really dont wana damaged anything ; )
P4 2.66 GHz
WIN XP Home
1024 MB DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9800 128 MB
Lately I've been thinking about overclocking my processor a bit and seeing what the results are. It should be noted that I have a 500W power supply but no extra cooling in my system. What I'm wondering is: A.) Will it make that much of a performance difference with these specs if I overclock? B.) How much can I overclock and remain safe?
Your specs seem pretty good. Even decent for online gaming. I would not recommend you to overclock since i have fried some circuits myself :D If you really want to experience it this site has the best information on overclocking. Take your time and read a lot till you feel %100 confinent.
Have fun and be careful :D
Well here goes I m quite new to the overclocking scene ive overclocked cpu s total I think my p mhz to to my duron to ghz and now im currently running my at mhz I just want peoples advice on a few different things i Suggestions/Advice Overclocking m Overclocking Suggestions/Advice not completely sure of How hot is too hot can you overclock better if its unlocked faster more ram helps right I m running my at mhz at c with a dragon orb and one side case fan running at low speed but latley I just leave it at because it can be a little annoying with the case fan on A few other things I d like to know is whats a good cooling fan thats quiet my dragon orb seems like its louder then the day I bought it or maybe i m just starting to get annoyed with it Also will a better video card and a sound card I use onboard sound currently reduce stress on my cpu it seems that when I play games recently my temps reach as high as c if I don t turn a case fan on especially with Direct d games so I assume Direct d uses more cpu power then video card Anyhow i m starting to blister your ear ill post more questions later I think hehe nbsp
I pretty new at overclocked also, but I'm going to give it a shot so here goes...
I've always heard that anything over 50c should be taken into account, and definitely anything over 55-60c should immediately be cooled or you risk damage to the processor. Is 41c your idle temp or load temp???
As I'm typing my idle temp is 34c, but I also don't have my 1.4 overclocked anymore. When it was overclocked to 1.6 I saw a temp increase of about 5c give or take a couple.
As far as the whole unlocking deal, I'm not too sure about, but I have read a post that said that a guy overclocked his machine also without unlocking it and hasn't had any problems. Only the multiplier is locked on the new XP's so increasing the FSB is the only option, which is typical overclocking so my opinion is yes and no, unlocking the chip gives you the ability to up the multiplier. This, of course, gives you the ability to overclock further.
How much ram do you currently have in your system??? I have 512 Crucial DDR ram in mine, and I can tell you that yes more memory = better performance. Also, if your overclocking your get more out of your ram by increasing the FSB reducing the bottleneck created by the processor. Make sure you have your memory set to CAS 2 in the bios, if it's quality memory it should be fine.
I'm really not to educated on cooling fans, as all the ones I've heard are good are also very noisy. It seems we have to sacrifice noise for performance.
On the video card issue, I've heard that certain games are cpu intensive (Unreal) while others are GPU intensive (Quake), so I guess your answer would be it depends on the game. Of course a better card would reduce stress somewhat, but probably not an incredibly noticeable amount. A sound card will not reduce stress much either, just offers better quality sound with the newer games coming out.
Feel free to ask more questions and I'll do my best to answer them
I used to build computers but for the last few years I haven t kept up to date with the newest technology mainly processors motherboards and video cards I want to build a computer that I need computer.. a building overclocking new etc. advice can overclock Any motherboards CPUs to recommend for this I want to have a good video card that I can get fps on games like world of warcraft Doesn t need to be overkill though building a new computer.. need advice overclocking etc. i dont want to spend over on it Less would be much preferable How does RAM work nowadays Last I remember was DDR ram I hear the new ram is DDR but it has a higher latency which cancels out its faster speed I want to synch the memory in ratio with both the cpu frequency and memory frequency overclocked a little bit For example if I have a ghz cpu at x mhz and DDR ram x mhz id want to try to get it up to something like x mhz and RAM at x mhz Are heatspreaders necessary for hte memory when overclocking I dont want to overclock to the point where I need water cooling I have a good case with excellent air flow so I think that should hold up to a certain point Basically I just need help with what parts are around nowadays - what mobos cpus good for overclocking what RAM what video card Thanks nbsp
Okay while I m thinking about it would anyone be kind enough to give me any pointers on OC ing optimizing my system ie what s safe what s not and how I should do it I m using the PC mainly for video capture encoding and am trying to squeeze every appreciated: Overclocking wanted much advice and ounce of quality I can out of it I ve got Intel Celeron ghz ASUS TUSL -C mobo Award Medallion bios Intel EP chipset MB PC- SDRam PNY GEForce ti video oc d to mhz core memory Soundblaster Live sound ATI TV-Wonder VE Overclocking advice much wanted and appreciated: WD gb RPM IDE HD optical drives floppy Linksys LNE tx Ethernet Cooling Thermaltake Volcano heatsink fan watt Intel I think power supply Thermaltake active memory cooling w fan Thermaltake Crystal Orb on video card extra case fans PCI slot fan Arctic Silver thermal compound on CPU and video Also have cut wrapped tucked away all IDE Floppy cables all stuffed into a generic mid-tower case Okay sorry that was so long but I thought better to post everything now and stuff any help would be appreciated I have all the newest latest drivers for everything already as well I guess I just need OC ing advice and advice on how to get deeper into an Award BIOS Thanks in advance nbsp
Hello There s a couple of things some of us feels it s time to bring up with you the members of this board concerning overclocking Threads Q s about overclocking belongs in the quot Cooling amp Modding quot forum not & advice... Overclocking threads posts, here in the quot Cpu chipsets and mobos quot Not everyone who comes here to TechSpot is interested in overclocking So please respect this If someone asks what motherboard would be a good choice for his new computer don t start talking about overclocking unless Overclocking posts, threads & advice... the person asks for it Or you could ask is the member is interested in Overclocking posts, threads & advice... overclocking or not The same goes for memory video cards grandmothers or whatever you like to oc in your spare time I hope that you ll be able to follow and respect these two points It s not very complicated nor very hard to understand and will save newcomers confusion and regulars a headache Thank you for your time nbsp
Originally posted by MrGaribaldi
The same goes for memory, video cards, grandmothers or whatever you like to oc in your spare time...
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Nonsense !!! I got my grandmother up to 250/500 ( core/mem ) & now she's giving me 27 CPM !!!
PS. CPM = cookies per minute.
This is my first post so hello everyone!
erm.. basically i wanna overclock my CPU which is a
AMD Duron 1200mhz
Bus Speed 200MHz
i wanna get as much power out of this thing as possible, i will be upgrading my whole system when i find a full time job, but that could be a while, so i wanna get a bit more power quicker if ya know what i mean.
Any advice or idea's on how to do it or programs that'll help me will be greatly appreciated...
Overclocking posts, threads & advice...
1. Threads/Q's about overclocking belongs in the "Cooling & Modding" forum, not here in the "Cpu, chipsets and mobos"Click to expand...
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 am not a for overclocking build selection system Seeking X79 & memory gamer I Seeking overclocking & memory selection for X79 system build play games occasionally but don t build systems for gaming I am a commercial photographer architectural product industrial I shoot high mega pixel files build and save multiple copies layered Photoshop files very large scans and video footage I need a lot of storage space processing speed transfer speed and memory My previous builds have been dual Xeon systems and x Win OS since Win Previous systems have included dual Ghz dual Ghz dual Mhz amp dual Mhz using Asus amp Supermicro boards Besides my workstations I ve built a half dozen other systems The last systems have included drive RAID arrays in RAID config for working video files I haven t built a system in about years My goal is to build a system suitable for my photo video needs that provides modest stable overclocking - targeting Ghz I am also interested in combining a pair of Seagate Hybrid drives Momentus XT in RAID as the OS drive for a balance of space and performance rather than going to SSD I ve never played with Overclocking nor water cooled systems As I start this build I am tight on funds and propose to bake in a planned future upgrade to allow the cost of those components to go down and still see an immediate jump in speed over my current system I expect this new build to be X as fast as my current system minute render in minutes The future upgrade will further potentially double the speed - min Build purchased so far gt Corsair Carbide R case - selected for large side fan USB eSATA amp Firewire ports on front face gt ASRock X Extreme MoBo selected for GB support USB SATA III RAID also for fairly simple Overclocking capability gt MasterCooler Gold w PSU gt Corsair H Hydro CPU Cooler kit extra fans for push pull airflow selected for high efficiency simple liquid cooling also considering Maingear Epic T thermal compound top end but expensive gt LG Blu-ray burner I burn a lot of Blu-rays as part of my Backup Archive strategy hundreds per year gt Front mounted Card reader with additional USB gt EVGA Nvidia GTX Superclocked GPU bought used for selected as a cost saving option that still provides ample CUDA cores for video rendering to be purchased over next - weeks gt Intel i CPU Overclocked to a modest but stable GHz gt GB GBx Mushkin Quad Chan CAS RAM - - - gt Dual Seagate Momentus XT GB Hybrid Drives in RAID for OS I replaced a laptop drive with the GB version and was impressed plus it offers much more space than a midsized single SSD or dual smaller SSDs gt RAID TB Barracuda GB s rpm drive for Data Drive frankly I like the Hitachis better but the Seagates are somewhat cheaper I will probably get these last hoping the cost drops further and production increases gt Windows Developers OS beta free for evaluation amp testing driver issues gt Adobe CS amp CS Suites I also plan to continue using the TB Lacie Big eSata drive I now have as well as a small collection of RAID NAS drives My current workstation will also stay on my desk along with my newer Thnkpad i - QM GB RAM dual GB RAID Future upgrade - gt Intel i X gt GB RAM x GB gt Nvidia GTX gt possible SSD OS drive s Issues amp Questions I have are related to the speed and latency of memory for this system and issues related to overclocking Any suggestions recommendations Much appreciated nbsp
Not sure how "used" it is but that evga gtx460 1GB SC is $129.99 new.
I recommend you stay away from Seagate for there horrible failure rate. Western Digital Caviar Black or Blue is the way to go.
I apologize in advance for any typos I don t catch and fix I m trying to type with a wrist brace on What are you going to use the PC for Gaming How much is your budget Not yet known depends on tax return Where are you located a k a fill out your help, questions points finer overclocking, about (FSB, Build/upgrade etc.) the profile Indiana Are you willing to buy online Yes frequent Newegg user Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build Yes I am only upgrading my current system Looking to buy at most RAM Video card Hard Drive and monitor Do you need other peripherals like a monitor keyboard and mouse among others Will be reusing what I have except maybe the monitor Have you already bought any parts Not yet Do you have an Operating System OS Yes Windows -bit Will you need any aftermarket cooling such as a CPU GPU cooler or a watercooling setup Not sure yet Hi all Tried some Google-fu but didn t find anything that really answered my questions I want to upgrade my system this spring Build/upgrade help, questions about the finer points (FSB, overclocking, etc.) primarily for gaming and I want to have a better understanding of what FSB is and how it affects my system before I go and spend my money I don t feel I need help with specific item recommendations rather I would like some questions answered so I can make a more educated purchase when the time comes Here are some detailed stats for my system including pertinent information that I have questions about MOTHERBOARD ASUS M A TD-V EVO Front side bus Up to MT s HyperTransport Interface Dual-channel memory architecture x -pin DIMM slots max supported GB unbuffered EEC and non-EEC DDR O C O C MHz I will NOT be replacing motherboard this spring PROCESSOR AMD Phenom II x Quad-Core GHz MHz HyperTransports L Cache x KB L Cache MB I will NOT be replacing the processor this spring There are several things that I do not understand about these two products I bought them on the recommendation of a friend who knows more about this stuff than I do but was not interested in explaining them at the time Now I want to know what this stuff means before I buy anymore Here are my following questions What is Front side bus exactly I understand that it is the speed and that you want the MHz to match but beyond that I know next to nothing What are Hyper Transports Is this on the motherboard a maximum threshold or a recommendation At MHz is my processor sub-par or within parameters What is the O C and O C on the motherboard I know it has to do with the front side bus but I don t know what the O C stands for I would guess that it means overclocked but I do not know When I bought RAM I went with the because I did not understand this O C stuff I am looking to add more RAM or even replace the current RAM possibly up to the max of GBs For the record I m not interested at this point in overclocking This is due to the fact that I don t know what overclocking is or how to do it I would appreciate a description of what overclocking is and how it affects my system but I don t think I will worry about doing so What are the L and L Cache What do they do and how do they affect my computer s performance With the processor I do not see anything about a frequency that matches the motherboard or the RAM How do I determine what frequency my processor works at Thanks in advance for the help nbsp
All of this information is already available online so it doesn't make sense to repeat what's available.
AMD uses HyperTransport to replace the Front-Side Bus in their Opteron, Athlon 64, Sempron 64, Turion 64, Phenom and Phenom II families of microprocessors.
In personal computers, the front-side bus (FSB) is the bus that carries data between the CPU and the northbridge.
This should explain DDR3:
What is the 1800(O.C.) and 1600(O.C.) on the motherboard?
The motherboard supports Overclocking up to those speeds.
What are the L2 and L3 Cache?
L1 is closest to the core, typically smallest and fastest. L2 is typically bigger and slower, and 'further away' (both physical, distance, and in latency). L3 is even bigger, slower and further, etc.
Is overclocking is safe on R9800pro & is it realy make difference in gaming?
I m going to overclock my MSI Radeon 9800pro (just bought 4 days ago) bcoz i m not getting good performance from it. What r the advantages and disadvantages of overclocking. From where can i get the bios of Radeon XT to overclock it into my 9800pro.
Well, overclocking video cards is MUCH easier than overclocking CPUs, and there is less risk of damage as well because vid cards let you know immediately when you have gone to far.
But before overclocking, you should try tweaking your game settings first. http://www.tweakguides.com/
If you do decide to oc your vid card, first you have to be sure you have good cooling for your case. And in order to be able to flash the bios to the 9800XT, you have to first be sure you have the R360 chipset (not the R350).
If you OC it, you'll get a little more kick out of it, but don't expect too much.
I'm building myself a new computer, and I'm looking for someone to help me find some good parts. I'm a serious gamer, and the parts must reflect that. Anything goes, just 3 limitations:
1. AMD only
2. Asus mobo
3. Keep it under $1,200
Going to bought from Newegg. Just would like your guys' thoughts and advice. Thanks
I currently have a PCI-E BFG 7900gt 256mb
I currently have a PSU that I know can support this build.
Grand Total 1,254.00
Well this pc is for a friend i made a build couple months ago or was it month i dont know xD but Rage helped me a lot and yesh it runs fiiine Thx a lot btw Well he wants a cheap pc for Gaming and some photoshop video editting fraps and some other stuff Everything Well the budget is around I bought some parts in december people here helped me and i made my lil monster hehe Ok so He wants CPU Intel Core Quad Q GHz LGA W GPU XFX HD- A-ZDDC Radeon HD XXX GB -bit GDDR PCI Express RAM G SKILL GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC HDD Seagate Barracuda GB RPM SATA Gb s mb Cache CASE Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower build-up Gaming PC Computer Case Dvd burner included Now the probs is what MoBo and what PSU and Gaming PC build-up what CPU coolig he shud get for them i was checking the same i have an Asus P Q but im not sure im kida nooby still I have a P Q board the fan i have is a OCZ vendetta and a corsair w PSU Maybe those works for him as well Thx in advance nbsp
With that much going on and if you play on eventually upgrading, I'd suggest 800+ Watts PSU and for the PCU cooler a Tuniq tower could be nice.
When it comes down to mobo you should know EXACTLY what you need for you to choose the right one.
Hi there. I'm looking for a very good gaming PC that I will be able to run big games at decent quality and framerate. It'd also be nice to have a computer that can record these games without lag. I also would want a computer that would be performing well for at least 2 years.
Now after researching it was pretty obvious to me that the best way to go was build a computer. So could you guys tell me which parts I should use? Here is what I'm looking for:
- Great for gaming
- Will be able to let me record whilst playing
- I have no budget, but don't go over $2500
Thanks for reading
I am new to building pc I have some experience though I just wanted some help I want to build I own my rig build to want gaming my pc and I want it to have the following specifications i processor latest some good motherboard with SLI PCI and all that stuff so I can upgrade it later geforce gtx I m planning later to get another one so I want some help with that too is it wise to put two gtx or should I just wait for the new series to come out also I want the SSD HDD gb ram also idk about the cooling should I get liquid cooling or I m also planning to overclock my CPU when I get the I want to build my own gaming rig second graphic card I will get a descent PSU so what do you think is it a good configuration also should I build it my self or go to the local store and get them to help me with it also what way is the best to get the parts since I m not from the states I want to build my own gaming rig I live in macedonia a small country next to greece so what advice can you give me thanks nbsp
I am new to building pc I have some experience though I just wanted some help I want to build my pc and I want it to have the following specifications... i7 processor latest... some good motherboard with SLI ,Click to expand...
The i7 is a good choice and I personally think it is the best way to go. As for motherboard, I'd stick to ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, or possibly ASRock.
PCI 3Click to expand...
I'm assuming you mean PCIe 3.0, PCI is an older card slot design.
and all that stuff so I can upgrade it later geforce gtx 590 I'm planning later to get another one so I want some help with that too is it wise to put two gtx 590 or should I just wait for the new series to come out....Click to expand...
As long as you can manage the heat issues that will arise from installing two GPU's.
also I want the SSD HDD ,Click to expand...
I'm assuming you know SSD and HDD are two different drives. You would want the SSD for a OS drive and the HDD for a storage drive.
32 gb ram...Click to expand...
8GB would be plenty for most cases. 16GB would probably be all you need. It's my opinion that 32GB would be massive over-kill for the general population.
also idk about the cooling should I get liquid cooling or ? I'm also planning to overclock my CPU when I get the second graphic card....Click to expand...
If you are planning on over-clocking and using two GPU's, water cooling is a safer way to go. You would need to speak with someone else though, as I have no experience with water cooling.
I will get a descent PSU so what do you think is it a good configuration ? also should I build it my self or go to the local store and get them to help me with it ...Click to expand...
I would say you are ready for your own build experience. Even if you make a mistake, you will still be happy after you have completed your objective. And after it is all said and done, you will never need someone else to build your PC's again.
also what way is the best to get the parts ? since I'm not from the states I live in macedonia a small country next to greece ...Click to expand...
unfortunately I don't know the answer to that question.
If u can help plaz do so i am trying to building a gaming pc & i need some assistance on what types of parts i need & how to go about building it :[/SIZE]
Refer to www.Alienware.com. Select any PC that you like under their Gaming Desktop section. Configure that PC to see some typical specs a gaming computer has.
Hello everyone Just looking for advice on a build for another friend Budget CAD Needs Monitor Keyboard Mouse Speakers OS Tweaking none oc unlocking etc Online purchasing OK Purpose basic games at moderate high settings SC Diablo III eventually The approach I m taking right now is to start with CPU GPU and just budget everything around it The platform i m thinking is Athlon II X Radeon which comes to PC build Gaming $700 a total of which includes ballpark rebates I m seeing at newegg ca on the I m looking at a monitor with at least x resolution in these parts if I m patient Windows is I $700 Gaming PC build assume perhaps incorrectly that my friend will buy this This leaves almost for the rest of the parts Case PSU MB RAM Speakers Keyboard Mouse Disc drive which is kind of difficult Here are some estimates Ram HDD Speakers K M Disc Drive Case MB some MSI boards PSU I don t want $700 Gaming PC build to get a no-name PSU But there s not much budget left Suggestions on the case PSU CPU GPU It d be much appreciated Thanks nbsp
my suggestion save a little more and go from there $900 to $1000 will net you a much better computer.
Hi I want to build a new gaming need Build PC, help Gaming Want To pc I ve a Want To Build Gaming PC, need help little knowledge about hardware that s why I am looking for your help to build that to play high end games like NFS Most wanted unreal tournament max Payne and many more Well my budget is INR approx including processor I ve decided to go with AMD Athlon II x GHz socket a I won t buy any Intel stuff because they are twice in price and similar in performance against AMD in India I want to know which chip set is best for AMD mobos NVIDIA GeForce or AMD G For AMD G chip set I ve listed two motherboards available in India are - Biostar A GE Biostar TA GE M And for NVIDIA GeForce - MSI K N GM-FIH Motherboard I m also confused with Want To Build Gaming PC, need help which graphic card should I buy ATI or NVIDIA As I know a little bit about processor and mobos but when it comes to graphic cards I run out of words Because I m not experienced with any graphic card So I need your suggestions to choose right product to match the minimum requirement for high end games I ve seen some video cards and listed the best meets to my budget are - XFX ATI Radeon HD GB DDR HD- X-ZAHC Graphics card Sapphire ATI Radeon HD - GB DDR Graphics Card Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT GB DDR Super Graphics Card one more thing I want to know that can am processor run on mobo with am socket or will it affect on performance I ve bought gb DDR Ram MHz gb seggate hdd AOC quot lcd monitor and creative speaker I m currently using xp pro sp and will continue with it Waiting for your response THANKS And sorry for my poor English nbsp
Nvidia is better, and can easily play all those games.
Hello I was wondering what people think of this DIY gaming pc from new egg.
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hey all am having trouble building a gaming pc via a website i know a few bits about computers n stuff
but i cnt deside what to buy etc so can anyone with experience build me a gaming pc via
http://www.cougar-extreme.co.uk/ i have a budget of £600-700
must have software
I've decided that I want to build myself a gaming PC for the first time in my life and my budget is around around eight hundred dollars. To those who has experience on building gaming PCs, how would you budget on what to spend more of on the parts and less on other parts?
Mainly I need to get:
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ? 99,98
PSU: Zalman ZM600-HP 600W (ATX, Heatpipe)) ? 99,58
Motherboard: GigaByte GA-P35-DS3P ? 124,59
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 ? 250,28
GPU: Asus EN8800GT,1024MB, GDDR3, PCI Express x16 ? 243,02
Ram: 2 x Corsair 2GB (4x1GB) PC6400, CL4 ? 95,68
CPU Fan: Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000 ? 39,76
HDD: 2 x Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD, 250GB (7200rpm, SATA, 16MB) ? 111,82
DVD-burner: Samsung DVD-Writer 20x Super-WriteMaster, Black + Software ? 25,50
Cooling Paste: Arctic Silver 5 Premium Silver Compound 3,5g ? 4,11
Total: ? 1170,02
Any comments on this at all?
AMD FX 6100
SMPS 460 W Cooler Master
Corsair XMS 1600 DDR3 4 GB
HDD Segate 1TB Sata
Asus M5A88 MEVO Motherboard
Cabinet IBall 1161 Case
Logitech G400 & G400s Gaming Mouse
Logitech Normal Keyboard
Microsoft Wired Controller for Windows
Steelseries Siberia V1 Gaming Headset
Zebronics 7.1 Iron Head Gaming Headset
F&D A111u Speakers
Logitech C110 Webcam
Samsung 22" LED Monitor
Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
Please guys help me in building a new rig as my motherboard died last night
So I am in dilemma whether to update my current rig or build up a total new PC which will atleast last for more 4-5 years ?
Please suggest me what to do and help me guys and let me know if the old rig has some useful parts left over.
Thanks & Cheers
Whats up guys So in continuation with my Rig New Build Gaming other thread Im building a new PC On wed im having someone come and buy my current desktop for With that money i will be building another PC which costs exactly the same with shipping to my address As far as my laptop i was going to give it to New Gaming Rig Build my mother but its WAY WAY over powered for her use so i am going to try and sell it for and with that money im going to be buddying up with my brother to buy my mother a decent laptop that suits her needs We got an quot estimate quot on how much it would be to ship my desktop and it was close to but then i would receive it and would want to replace the GPU at a minimum so then i would have trouble selling the current GPU in it and on top of that its way to big and i cant lock it up when i leave So this new one is a mini ITX build that i can just put back in the box that it came in and send it where ever without too much concern hopefully i will end up walking away with a few extra bucks in my pocket and some spare parts for the new rig So with that here are the new parts Windows Home Intel i K Gigabyte G Gaming GA-Z N Corsair Carbide Air G Skill Ripjaws DDR GB MHz EVGA GTX FTW Corsair H i V EVGA Supernova W GS Gold GB SanDisk SSD-OS TB WD Blue- Storage GB Intel SSD GB WD Black Intel Core i - K M Skylake Quad-Core GHz LGA W BX I K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics - Newegg com GIGABYTE G Gaming GA-Z N-Gaming s USB USB Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Newegg com Corsair Carbide Series CC- -WW Black Steel Plastic MicroATX Mid Tower Air High Airflow MicroATX and Mini-ITX PC Case - Newegg com G SKILL Ripjaws V Series GB Intel Z Platform Desktop Memory Model F - C D- GVK - Newegg com EVGA GeForce GTX FTW GAMING ACX G-P - -KR GB GDDR RGB LED CM FAN Power Phases Double BIOS DX OSD Support -Newegg com Corsair Hydro Series H i V Extreme Performance Water Liquid CPU Cooler mm-Newegg com EVGA SuperNOVA GS -GS- -V GOLD W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply-Newegg com The HDDs and SSDs are left overs from previous builds so the only thing extra ill have to buy is a monitor which i can get anywhere here I think these components will last me a good years i should only have to upgrade the GPU a little further down the linehttp://www.tenforums.com/pc-custom-builds-overclocking/68345-new-gaming-rig-build.html
Firstly its good to be back And as always I need help I m looking to get a new PC soon as my frankly shocking dell is useless My nan just got one that is better than mine made me realised how much I desperately need a new PC build First gaming one First gaming PC build Basically I need a computer that can play the latest games with some eyecandy I don t want a computer that can only just do games it needs to be able to handle them nicely on at least medium settings if possible for my budget My budget is around I have seen a good computer here that seems to be able to do the job but wondering If i can either get something cheaper nearer or improve it I definitely need a new wireless card wireless N I am all right for Mouse and will be getting a decent keyboard soonish I m going to be honest I have a slightly dodgy copy of Windows until I get a new computer so looking for cheap copy of ultimate So thanks for looking and hope you can help Thanks Harry nbsp
And this is why I left... Any help?
Hello I ve been trying to build a high-end gaming computer and after around a week and a half reading reviews and checking up on stores I build Gaming thought I kind of had what I wanted more or less outlined Yet somehow I m still confused when I start thinking in the possible alternatives Since many of the reviews I most liked are on this site I thought this Gaming build could be a good place to start looking for help So here I am This is the machine I m considering right now updated as the thread goes on I will really appreciate all advice Motherboard Asus P T Deluxe - Official Site CPU Intel Core i - Official Site Comparison RAM G Skill x GB DDR - F - CL T- GBPI-B - - - V Black last kit - Official Site Graphics Card BFG GTX Overclocked II -way SLI - Newegg Sound Card Asus Sonar D PM - Official Site Hard Disk Drive WD Velociraptor WD HLFS MASTER GB RPM SATA second to last HDD - Official Site Samsung Spinpoint T GB SATA Series RPM - Official Site Optical Drive LG GH LP - Official Site Power Supply PSU Corsair CMPSU- HX - Official Site UPS APC Back-UPS RS VA - Official Site Case Cooler Master HAF - Official Site Monitor Samsung SyncMaster T - Official Site nbsp
Everything looks good, but if I were you, I would go with an AMD capable motherboard and processor. Intel i7's are great little processors, but AMD has been coming out with some processors that oust them completely. Especially if you are looking for a great gaming rig. That or maybe spend 1000 bucks and go for an Intel Extreme
After much herpin and derpin on my part I m going to do what I should have done from the get go What are you going to use the PC New (gaming) build PC for Gaming How much is your budget Are you willing to buy online Only from Newegg Have you already bought any parts Yes but will cancel order due to mistake Do you have an Operating System OS No Will you need any aftermarket cooling such as a CPU GPU cooler or a watercooling setup No maybe a CPU heatsink if budget allows and is necessary I d also like it if it was Intel Nvidia based ORIGINAL POST I ve already bought it and on hindsight I should have done this before hand Anyways if some of you hardware gurus could New PC build (gaming) rate my build I d greatly appreciated Case - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Power Supply - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro W DVD Reader - LITEON RAM - OCZ Gold gb x gb MOBO - MSI H M-ED Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda TB Video Cards - N GTX CPU - i GHz Total Click to expand nbsp
dang only 1230 bucks...not bad
ps...im not a pc guru lol
Hello I'm planning on building my PC during the winter and I was just wondering if there is any advice you guys could give me? Some dos or donts. I'm not to educated on computer parts so if you could help me decide which graphics card to get, nvidia or Radeon or any other ones.
My budget is $400-$600 so if there are any builds that are out there now that you recommend please let me know. (Ones that include mouse,monitor, and keyboard would be nice too)
And how often do computer parts come out? Would I find myself buying parts in a few months just to upgrade? I'm not looking to have 4k settings just be able to play upcoming games like the division fallout4 at pretty decent graphics and frames.
Thanks ahead of time!
Hi everyone I m really new to forums and Techspot seems like a good place to start I ve decided to build my own gaming computer and I need some advices from other people Since it build! first gaming My s my first time building a pc I don t want to mess things up So if you have any advices for me or if you My first gaming build! think my build is not that great or if some components don t match I d be more than happy to know So here s the thing CPU - Intel Core i - Bloomfield GHz x KB L Cache MB L Cache LGA W Quad-Core Processor BX Item on newegg N E MotherBoard- ASUS P P D Deluxe LGA Intel P ATX Intel Motherboard Item on newegg N E RAM - CORSAIR XMS GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model TW X G C A G Item on newegg N E Video Card - EVGA G-P - -AR GeForce GTX Fermi GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Item on newegg N E Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST AS TB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item on newegg N E Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts EA W Continuous Power ATX V Ver EPS V version SLI Certified CrossFire Ready PLUS Certified Active PFC quot compatible with Core i Core i quot Power Supply Item on newegg N E Case - COOLER MASTER HAF RC- M-KKN -GP Black Steel Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Item on newegg N E Monitor First choice - ASUS VW H Glossy Black quot ms GTG HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor cd m ASCR Built-in Speakers Item on newegg N E Monitor Second choice - I-inc iH- HPB quot Widescreen LCD Monitor - p x Dynamic Native ms Item on tigerdirect H - By the way I m planning to spend around on my Pc I think it should be enough for a decent gaming computer I live in Montreal Canada and newegg ca seems to be a good place to shop prices and shipping looks great But if you have any suggestion on where should I buy my stuff let me know p s I can t post links to the components since it s my first post sorry for that S Thanks for your time Looking forward to hear from you guys nbsp
The CPU and motherboard are not compatible. The CPU is socket 1366 and the motherboard is 1156.
Hey guys Im building my first gaming pc and I would appreciate if you could tell me if these pieces can hold togheter and if im missing some like I PC build gaming First said its my first build so I dont know if that piece is too powerfull or that other one is too weak etc I plan to First gaming PC build play games like Skyrim Battlefield MMOs etc ASUS Z -A LGA Intel Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS GTX -DC OC- GD GeForce GTX GB -bit GDDR PCI Express HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX M W ATX V v EPS V v PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply New th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready Intel Core First gaming PC build i - K Ivy Bridge GHz GHz Turbo LGA W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX I K Kingston HyperX GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model KHX C D K GX Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR GB-DX quot GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive SSD Cooler Master Hyper EVO - CPU Cooler with mm PWM Fan Western Digital WD Blue WD AAKX GB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM Note At first I had plan to use a W power supply but I dont know if it would be good enough or not so please give me your opinion about it Thanks for helping a noob nbsp
Depending on the price of that TX650 I'd recommend the Rosewill Capstone 550/m or Seasonic g series 550.
Also it'd be nice to find a kit of 1866 RAM, which you can probably find at a similar price if you're lucky and there's some sales.
Also depending on the price you can probably get a Samsung EVO 250gb for a little cheaper.
hi I want to build a pc gaming that would run games at gaming with build $800 to PC Want a maximum setting with less Want to build a gaming PC with $800 than I have the following thing in mind -Processor AMD Phenom Want to build a gaming PC with $800 II X T Thuban GHz x KB L Cache Socket AM W Six-Core Processor - Retail HDT TFBGRBOX Want to build a gaming PC with $800 -Motherboard Gigabyte Socket AM AMD G DDR A amp V amp GbE MATX Motherboard GA-MA GM-S -PCI-Express Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD Vapor-X GB DDR DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card VX- L -PCI-Express Video Card EVGA nVidia GeForce GT GB DDR DVI HDMI PCI-Express Video Card G-P - -LR -CPU Cooler Cooler Master RR-B - P-G Hyper Plus AMD AM AM Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe mm Fan CPU Cooler -Internal Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda GB RPM SATA Gb s MB Cache Inch Internal Hard Drive ST AS-Bare Drive -Dvd Driver Samsung Internal Half Height DVD-W Supermulti SATA X Lightscribe Black -Power Supply Cooler Master eXtreme Power Series W ATX Form Factor V V Power Supply - RS -PMSRA -US -Case Cooler Master Elite ATX MATX Mid Tower Case with Window RC- -SWN -GP Black Silver thats what all please tell me if it is good or not cause this is the first time i build a PC nbsp
Why an AM2+ board? Because of costs?
Is it possible to build a $300 gaming build that can run games like TF2, WoW, SCII, Guild Wars 2 etc, and slightly older games on 15'' monitor?
I have Win xp, optical drive and hard drive already. Thanks in advance.
A 15" monitor? If the monitor is that old, the optical drive and hard drive probably are too which means they're IDE drives. New motherboards use SATA ports. You probably also can't find Windows XP chipset drivers for new boards and graphics cards.
Hello everyone I am tiring to build a decent gaming computer for my son for graduating college Problem a pc gaming me Help build is that I don t know jack about computer hardware and the people i ask say go buy retail which is pretty pricey So a friend of mine suggested that i build form ground up So if you guys could help me fulfill my promise I made to my son I would really appreciate it If you could send me links to parts or a shopping list kind of thing Help me build a gaming pc that will all come together to make Help me build a gaming pc such a machine I am sure I could find someone to put it all together once I have all the parts My son only has these simple requests that it is black case and has green lights and can handle playing crysis and supreme commander Help me build a gaming pc at a good frame rate with room for upgrades I am also willing to send some money through paypal for some assistance in this matter So to anyone reading this please be my savior and help me build this machine nbsp
Please look at the sticky in the General Hardware forum and give us the required information.
I second Matthew's build as a great suggestion if it's within your budget.
I want to build a gaming pc and I have choose these parts plz suggest me something if better than this and plz tell me all the parts are compatible with each other or not plz help me regarding this tx.
Component = Model & Specification Price (Rs.)
Cabinet = Cooler Master HAF 912 = 7,000
Monitor = Dell S2415H 24 inch Monitor = 14,800
Ram = 8 GB Corsair Vengance 2*4GB 1600 Mhz = 6,000
Hard Disk = Weston Digital 2 TB Desktop Internal Hard
Drive 7200 RPM = 5,200
Power Supply = Corsair RM Series RM750 750W = 7,500
Processor = Intel i7 4790k Processor = 19,200
Graphics Card = Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Strix DirectCU
DirectCU II Graphics Card (4 GB, GDDR5) = 20,000
Mother Board = Asus Maximus VII Hero = 22,000
SSD = ADATA Premier PRO SP 900 256 GB SSD = 8,000
CPU Cooler = Cooler master Hyper 212X = 3,200
Pcpartpicker.com is popular here for building lists and it checks compatibility too
As for your build, what are you building it for? Gaming, office, digital editing?
If games, which top 3 games
O.k. folks.I've read the posts about building a P.C. and I agree that not buying one from a box store. I am from canada and want to spend roughly 1500 U.S. for a decent gaming system. If I understand correctly there are three components NOT to scrimp on: 1) the cpu 2) the memory and 3) the video card.
There are so many choices.even within the cpu.p4 3.2 ht fsb or amd 64; and then memory.. ddr, ddr2, 3200, 4200; motherboards??? socket 370, 478,; video card. for gaming like doom 3 (XFX GeForce FX 5700 LE,ATI Radeon 9800XT???
I really want to get the biggest bang/value for the beaver
I didn't know where else to post this, I'm new here.
I'm building a new PC for Christmas, and was wondering if anyone here would be able to tell me how it would run for games like L4D2, WoW, Borderlands, etc.
Intel Core i5
nVidia GTX 275
6 GB of G.SKILL RAM
550 Watt PSU
Those are the 'main' factors for the PC as far as I know.
If you need the rest of the specs let me know and I can post.
You might be cutting it close with a 550 watt PSU. What model of powersupply is it?
Hey everyone I need some help with my newest build What are you going PC build Gaming to use the PC for Gaming video editing How much is your budget about Are you going to buy online or from a retail store newegg com Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig No Do you need peripherals like a monitor keyboard and mouse amongst others No Have you already bought any components Nope All new parts Do you already have an Operating System OS or Gaming PC build will you be buying one I ve got Windows Will you need any aftermarket cooling such as a CPU GPU cooler or a watercooling setup If you think I need more cooling or recommend water cooling I would like to know Part list so far- Corsair Obsidian Series D CC DW Black Aluminum Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case Seagate Barracuda ST DM TB RPM MB Cache SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive EVGA ACX Cooler G-P - -KR GeForce GTX GB -bit GDDR PCI Express SLI Support Video Card CORSAIR HX Series HX W ATX V EPS V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC G SKILL Ripjaws X Series GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model F - C Q- GXM Intel Core i - Haswell GHz LGA W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX I MSI Z -G LGA Intel Z HDMI SATA Gb s USB ATX High Performance CF Gaming Intel Motherboard If I should replace add remove something from this please let me know Thanks nbsp
Hey everyone, I need some help with my newest build.
What are you going to use the PC for? Gaming, video editing.
How much is your budget? about $3000
Are you going to buy online or from a retail store? newegg.com
Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig?No.
Do you need peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, amongst others?No.
Have you already bought any components?Nope. All new parts.
Do you already have an Operating System (OS) or will you be buying one? I've got Windows 7.
Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup? If you think I need more cooling or recommend water cooling, I would like to know.
Part list so far-
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
EVGA ACX Cooler 03G-P4-2784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11Q-32GXM
Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770
MSI Z87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Gaming Intel Motherboard
If I should replace/add/remove something from this, please let me know.
Hello I Need * Help Gaming * With Build will be buying computer parts in the next couple of days from Newegg ca This will be the first computer I will have attempted to build Before actually buying anything I d like to get some feedback on the computer I ve put together so I can rectify mistakes and consider suggestions * Need Help With Gaming Build * I basically only want a system that can run WoW Diablo and Guild Wars on high to * Need Help With Gaming Build * ultra max settings I game for several hours each day Please take a look at my build bellow and tell me what you think Thanks for the feedback - LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS - - OEM - COOLER MASTER Hyper Plus RR-B * Need Help With Gaming Build * - P-G quot Heatpipe Direct Contact quot Long Life Sleeve mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i amp Intel Core i - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Seagate Barracuda ST AS TB RPM SATA Gb s quot Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - HANNspree By Hanns-G HF DPB Black quot Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor w Speakers - ASUS M A AM AMD SATA Gb s USB ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - XFX HD- A-ZHFC Radeon HD GB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM - hec HP D RETAIL W ATX V Power Supply - G SKILL Ripjaws Series GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Desktop Memory Model F - CL D- GBRL - AMD Phenom II X Black Edition Deneb GHz Socket AM W Quad-Core Processor HDZ FBGMBOX nbsp
I used the advices from :
and modified just a little bit.
I feel a bit hesitant about the motherboard because some reviews say that they come dead out of the box. However, the motherboard and CPU combo saves me a few so I chose that motherboard.
Also, do you guys think it is wise to wait til cybermonday/blackfriday to order these or do you think those really won't go on sale?
I ve done a lot of research and come up with this Motherboard CPU http www newegg ca Product for build? this How a is gaming ComboDe t Combo RAM http www newegg ca Product Product E GPU http www newegg ca Product Product E Case http www newegg ca Product Product E PSU http www newegg ca Product Product E Windows Home Premium bit I ll combo the motherboard and CPU and rebate the PSU to stay within my budget Canadian Few questions Is my PSU enough I m pretty sure I have more than enough but I m not completely sure It looks like everything is compatible Have I made some glaring flaw in this category Thoughts and opinions before I go through with the purchase As a side note I have my own optical drives and How is this for a gaming build? have How is this for a gaming build? decided not to purchase a new hard drive and will use the GB one I have I don t see How is this for a gaming build? any deals on hard drives at the moment nbsp
The Nvidia site has a recent blog post suggesting parts gaming or for Build $4,200 PC a $450 for a gaming pc They are not selling the parts well except for the video card but are just quoting current average prices for parts available elsewhere Build A GeForce GTX Micro ATX PC For Under GeForce Graphics Card - EVGA GeForce GTX Superclocked - Chassis - Cooler Master N Micro ATX Mini Tower - CPU - Intel Pentium G GHz Dual-Core Processor - Motherboard - MSI H M-P Micro ATX LGA - RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport XT GB x GB DDR - Memory - Storage - Seagate Barracuda TB quot RPM Internal Hard Drive - PSU - EVGA W Certified ATX - Total Price - They didn't include a cost for the operating system Well Linux is free or maybe you have a retail copy of Windows to transfer The Intel Pentium G GHz cpu has a Passmark benchmark of PassMark - Intel Pentium G GHz - Price performance comparison
Or Ars Technica suggests parts for a $4,200 ultimate X99 gaming pc.
Ars Technica builds one and displays pictures and info in their article linked below:
They also suggest using Windows 10 as the operating system.
Building the ultimate X99 gaming and benchmarking PC | Ars Technica
OS - Windows 10- ~$119 to $199**
CPU - Intel Core i7-5930K, Haswell-E, 6-Core, 3.5 GHz, LGA 2011 - ~$590**
RAM - 32GB Corsair DDR4 at 3000MHz - ~$500**
SSD - 512GB Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI-e 3.0 - ~$200**
SSD - 500GB Samsung Evo - ~$200**
HDD - Seagate 3TB HD- ~$90**
Motherboard - ASUS X99 Deluxe USB 3.1 - ~$400**
Power Supply - Corsair HX1200i - ~$260**
Cooling - Corsair H110i GT liquid cooler - ~$130**
Graphics - Nvidia GTX 980 Ti - ~$670**
Video Capture Card - Blackmagic 4K video capture card- ~$190**
Optical Drive - LG Blu-ray drive - ~$50 to $100**
Chassis - Corsair's Graphite Series 760T, a full-size tower - ~$200**
Monitor - LG 34UC97‑S ‑ 34" IPS QHD LED‑Backlit LCD Monitor - ~$900**
**(I have added prices I obtained through Google searches)
Ars Technica cost $4,200 (UK prices?)?not including the monitor.
The Intel Core i7-5930K, Haswell-E, 6-Core, 3.5 GHz cpu has a Passmark benchmark of 13695.
PassMark - Intel Core i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz - Price performance comparison
Is this a good build to play newer shooter games and games like the witcher 3
Any recommendations for better parts this will cost $473 is budget is 500
Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
$96.93 $96.93 OutletPC
Cooler Master RR-HT2-28PK-R1 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
$15.99 $15.99 SuperBiiz
MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
$54.99 -$10.00 $44.99 Micro Center
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
$50.99 FREE $50.99 Newegg
Add Additional Memory
Western Digital RE3 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$28.01 $3.99 $32.00 Amazon
Add Additional Storage
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card
$179.99 -$20.00 $2.99 $162.98 Newegg
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case
$47.99 -$15.00 $32.99 Micro Center
$15.00 mail-in rebate
EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
$36.99 $36.99 SuperBiiz
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/92ZHZL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/92ZHZL/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($72.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.22 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card ($162.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 08:39 EDT-0400
Hi I really hate Build PC Gaming my computer because I have a ton of games which I can t even play on it cus it s SO CRAP Soooo I decided to build my own PC I m just a beginner so I picked some stuff that seemed good and I was wondering if you glorious experts could tell me if it s all compatible and if it s all good kthx Case Chassis AYWUN A - Power Supply ANTEC W Antec Basiq ATX Power Supply CPU It s my current CPU Intel Pentium R CPU GHz Motherboard INTEL G FSB mATX PCI-Ex GRAPHIC GIGA-LAN DDR HDD HITACHI TB Full-speed Deskstar K B HDD Video Card ASUS GF GT Sound Card CREATIVE Sound Blaster VX DVD Drive SAMSUNG PATA Samsung SH-S A Please Gaming PC Build give me some advice I really don t wanna go and buy all Gaming PC Build these to later find out they don t work together - - BTW Don t worry about Keyboard Mouse or Monitor Thank you very much nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/gaming-pc-build.860399/
I had a custom built pc made for me about a month-month and a half ago I love it It gaming it do build New pc. I Did right? is so nice to have a hardcore gaming pc something which I have always wanted and something I have worked very hard to pay for New build gaming pc. Did I do it right? Let me break down the specs ViewSonic quot Flat LCD with ms response Antec P case AMD Athlon X Dual Core Processor ASUS A N - SLI Deluxe GB MHz RAM PNY MB GeForce GT SLI enabled Sound Blaster Audigy ZS Audio Creative Inspire T -Speaker System GB HDD SATA RAID Vantec Stealth -Watt ATX Power Supply Samsung TS-H U DVD RW DVD-RW DVD R DL Let me say once again how much I love this rig I seriously kiss it once a week It is my prize possession I know I m sick but I don t care My questions is this I know I don t have the absolute best computer out there But I want to make sure I have close to that New build gaming pc. Did I do it right? Most important to me are the GPU s New build gaming pc. Did I do it right? and the CPU I have been reading a lot lately about GPU s and I have heard that they are coming out with one that is SLI on one card instead of So does that mean I can get -Single Dual cards for a total of GPU s LOL That would be sweet Also with the money I spent on the GT s would I have been better off with just - GTX KO If so why Aren t - GT s way better then any card on the market today If not why Then there is the processor The gentleman who built this for me said that I was way better off with my particular processor for gaming purposes He said it was dual core and the that the AMD FX was not I had heard the FX was the absolute best out there but he said no Also I would like to know if I have made a good decision with regard to the ability to upgrade this system I plan to sell the - GT s within months to get the newest and best and probably sell my processor for something better as well Are the Socket motherboards new or is there something better out now or in the future This particular motherboard only allows for DDR at a max of MHz Isn t that low I am looking to have the best computer around and I know I don t have that now so I am looking to find out what I would need to make it so But my biggest question for right now is are - GT s better than - GTX KO nbsp
You have an awesome system, pretty much at the top, no worries there. Probably your biggest hangup at the moment is your ram, actually. Up that to 2gb and you'll be flying. You'll want two sticks of 1Gb, not 4 sticks of 512, and you should look at getting a high performance make if you really are wanting to get performance.
What make is that ram you have now? Do you know what the timings are set at?
As for your CPU, not many games are using dual core at the moment (in fact, are there any?). The single core CPUs in general are performing better gamewise with their higher clockrates. BUT, hopefully the games that start coming out now will start taking advantage of dual core technology.
I am curious about the 433Mhz memory. I thought that 400mhz was the max. Need someone with more knowledge than I have to answer that.
As for your future upgrade options, at the moment the sky is your limit. Socket 939 is still the best for AMD, and PCI-e is still the best for graphics. That board should keep you at the top of the heap for a while to come.
Finally, just a warning for you (I have the same mobo). Your chipset fan may fail on you sometime in the near future. If you hear a freakishly loud noise all of the sudden, that's what it is.
Actually, take a look at your motherboard now. Is the chipset fan mounted parallel to the motherboard? I.e., square? (as opposed to being diagonally installed - a diamond shape)? The square mounted fan is the older type, and have a high percent chance of dying. Easily replaced, just a pain in the.....
I m for the first time building a decent gaming PC at a low budget I m going to buy these one at a time I m not really sure how PC build Gaming to check compatibility and have them all add up while keeping my budget Here s my huge list ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ORIGINAL SPECS ------------------------------------------ Total Computer Power Volts - Volts OS Windows XP Home Edition SP Processor AMD Sempron Memory RAM MB Monitor HP Pavilion MX w Microphone Hub ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ SPECS AS OF - ESTIMATED ------------------------------------------ This was just to get Gaming PC build started OS Windows XP Home Edition SP Graphics CARD NVIDIA GeForce MX MX Graphics CARD Display Mode bit Hz Graphics CARD Total Memory MB Memory RAM MB Monitor Gaming PC build HP Pavilion MX w Microphone Hub ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ NEW SPECS WANTED BELOW ------------------------------------------ POWER SUPPLIES ------------------------------------------ Coolmax CTI- B http www amazon Gaming PC build com Coolmax-Dual-Fan-Power-Supply-CTI- B dp B E DDS Dual-Fan Watts Whoa More than BEST DEAL FOUND Normal ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ HARD DRIVES ------------------------------------------ Seagate Barracuda Green ST DL http www geeks com details asp invtid ST DL -R Refurbished Terabyte TB SATA RPM MB Buffer To Volts Best Deal Found ------------------------------------------- OR ------------------------------------------ Samsung EcoGreen HD SI http www geeks com details asp InvtId HD SI-NDW-R amp cpc RESX Refurbished Terabyte TB SATA RPM MB Buffer Volts GB per ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ CD-ROM DRIVES ------------------------------------------ NONE ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ PROCESSORS ------------------------------------------ AMD Athlon II X http www outletpc com rn html GHz Dual-Core Watts Best Deal Found Worth it Normal Over ------------------------------------------ OR ------------------------------------------ Intel Celeron G Dual-Core http www techbargains com catsearch cfm GHz LGA Retail Normal Over EXPIRED ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ VIDEO GRAPHICS CARDS ------------------------------------------ ATI Radeon XT Qty www ebay com itm LOT- -ATI-Radeon- XT- MB-PCIe-DDR -Video-Graphics-Card-B - pt PCC Video-TV-Cards amp hash item e c ht wt MB Used PCIe Use PCIe to VGAs splitter DDR AUCTION volts EXPIRED ------------------------------------------ OR ------------------------------------------ EVGA Brand NVIDIA GeForce GS GB DDR VGA PCIe HDMI New BEST DEAL FOUND Fast and Free Shipping watts ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ RAM CARDS ------------------------------------------ G SKILL Sniper Qty http www newegg com Product Product aspx Item N E GB Total Blah Blah Blah total Free -day shipping List Price BEST DEAL EVAR ------------------------------------------ OR ------------------------------------------ Corsair Vengeance Qty http www amazon com Corsair-Venge M A C dp B CRSM I ref pd bxgy e text c GB Compatible with Intel Core i i i and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ GX M A C Processor is AMD c total List Price Supposedly faster than G SKILL ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ MOTHERBOARDS ------------------------------------------ Any that are compatible with this stuff that s the best under Motherboard doesn t need onboard graphics chip or processor - memory slots etc ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ CASES ------------------------------------------ Rosewill R -M-BK http www newegg com Product Product ... Read more
I've been updating it. Here's the updated list.
Total Computer Power Volts: 100-127 Volts
OS: Windows XP Home Edition SP2 2002
Processor: AMD Sempron
Memory/RAM: 512 MB
Monitor: HP Pavilion MX75 w/ Microphone Hub
SPECS AS OF 7/20/12-7/27/12 ESTIMATED
[[This was just to get started.]]
OS: Windows XP Home Edition SP2 2002
Graphics CARD: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Graphics CARD Display Mode: 32 bit 60Hz
Graphics CARD Total Memory: 64 MB
Memory/RAM: 640 MB
Monitor: HP Pavilion MX75 w/ Microphone Hub
NEW SPECS WANTED BELOW
700 Watts (Whoa. ._.)
More than $40, BEST DEAL FOUND, Normal: $70
Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL004
1.5 Terabyte (1.5TB)
+5 To +12 Volts
$65, Best Deal Found
Samsung EcoGreen HD103SI
1 Terabyte (1TB)
16 GB per $1
AMD Athlon II X2 255
$50, Best Deal Found (Worth it) Normal: Over $75
Intel Celeron G540
$37.79, Normal: Over $45
VIDEO GRAPHICS CARDS
ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
TV-Out & HDCP Support
Supposedly faster than NVIDIA!
Needs 550 watt or greater power supply
Up to 110 watts
EVGA Brand NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
$36, BEST DEAL FOUND
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G.SKILL Sniper (Qty. 2)
8 GB Total
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List Price $80!
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Corsair Vengeance (Qty. 2)
Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (Processor is AMD. c
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Hello, I'm building my first gaming rig. Any suggestions on better parts or missing parts would be greatly appreciated. My budget is aroudn 650. Im trying to get as much performance as i can.
list the part with the link
what psu it will need to up here
80% quality 750w or better
corsair tx.hx.ax models only
always buy case and psu as separate items
Hi, I am looking to build a good gaming pc. Now here are the parts i have currently selected. please can you tell me if the would all go together or not and make any suggestions if possible.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/175769 - motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673 - processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114941 - psu
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/115480 - case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-3x2...?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1263770153&sr=1-14 - RAM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Ultr...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1263761027&sr=1-1 - ram cooler
please any suggestions must be made on sites from which i can order in GB rather than the US, thank you.
I don't think that you have any need for 6GB RAM as the Phenom II X4 955 does not have a triple channel memory controller. It would have been useful only with an i7 build.
A RAM cooler is also useless unless you're looking for extreme overclocks.
For the motherboard you'll be better off buying the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P. You may also look into the MSI GD 70.
The 955BE is a brilliant overclocker. You should look into getting a good aftermarket CPU cooler.
For PSU, I would suggest the Corsair 650TX unless you absolutely require a modular one. The case could have been better. However, that's a question of personal tastes.
What GPU are you purchasing for this system?
Hello everyone, I'm interested in building a gaming PC from scratch and really have no idea where to start. I've never built a computer before and the whole process is pretty intimidating to me. I'd also like to keep it fairly cheap. My budget is about $700. I don't need something top of the line, just something that can play games at decent settings. I'd like to use Windows 7 as the OS and I want to play games like Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, Garry's Mod, etc. If you guys could recommend parts or even recommend an entire build that would be great. Let me know what you think, thanks.
Hey everyone, I'm unsure which of the three HDD's below to go for. This is what my build will be:
MOBO: Asus P8P67
CPU: Inter Core i7 2600
GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6950
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600MHz
PSU: Corsair HX-750W
CASE: Cooler Master HAF-922
DVD: ASUS DRW 24B1LT
And here are the three HDD's:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive (NZ$88.41)
Western Digital AV-GP 1TB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200RPM 64MB Cache (NZ$103.17)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 7200 RPM (NZ$130.92)
I'm quite keen on saving a bit of cash as I am spending more than I originally planned, but will there be a noticeable performance difference by going for the WD Black?
Thanks in advance!
Ah sorry, I meant Corsair HX-650 for the PSU
The best to get would be a 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3, if you can get one in NZ?
I am planning on building a gaming PC with a budget of around $900 Australian dollars and this is the list of components I have come up with.
Graphics card: $225.15
Leadtek WinFast GTX 560 Ti 1GB GDDR5
Xigmatek Asgard II
Power supply unit: $85
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply
MSI P67A-GD55 (B3)
Intel Core i5-2500K
Hard drive: $90
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
Optical drive: $20
LG GH22NS50 DVD Burner
Network card: $13
TP-Link TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 4GB (2x 2GB)
I Have done quite a bit of research on these components but would like to clarify a few questions.
Are all of these components completely compatible with each other?
Will all of the components fit into the case?
Am I getting the best price and value for all of the components?
Do you have any suggestions to change a component?
Okay, I really want to build a gaming PC.
BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START.
So, I basically want to build a gaming computer for the experience of putting one together.
I'd rather have intel or AMD, whichever is fine.
My budget is anything, but $650-700 MAX.
Now, I know 650-700 is minimum for a GAMING computer (at least I think I know), but all I want to do on the computer is normal gaming. Like, not hardcore 4k thing or whatever, but just ONE monitor playing a simple game. I don't need ULTRA graphic settings on the game, low-medium but still high dps is absolutely fine. I just want to be able to play modern games smoothly.
I have an idea of some stuff I want, BUT I have NO CLUE with compatibility with these things. I don't know how to tell this stuff.
So could someone give me the parts of a good computer for a gamer such as I? I play WoW, D3, MC, L4D2, SMITE, etc.
I shoulda asked this earlier....today's Cyber Monday.. I NEED TO SQUEEZE IN SOME PURCHASES!
Thanks!! Please help me out
Well, since nobody else replied, here is a start: http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/page3.html
I'm planning on building my first ever gaming pc and need some help with the components, making sure they are compatible and also need help selecting a video card. Here's what I have so far:
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz LGA1150
Hard Drive: Seagate NAS ST2000VN000 2TB
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB
RAM: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8gb)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series X-850 850W
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you all in advance!
Ok few questions first.
What kind of games are you looking to play?
What type of monitor and how big are you going to use?
How MANY monitors?
What kind of graphics settings are you wanting to run these games on? Max, high?
These questions will basically help us determine if your system is correct or maybe possibly overkill or whatnot.
Friends in the UK wants to build a Gaming PC and would like to know the best place to get parts if anybody knows.......online stores are fine.
He doesn't want to spend a fortune but would like it to play most games
He's looking at
ASUS M2N32 WS Professional - mainboard - ATX - nForce 590 SL (Motherboard)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core Processor
Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro Video Card
ABIT AB9, P965, Socket-775, GbLAN, ATX, 6xSATAII, DDR2, Firewire, PCI-Ex16 (Motherboard)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz Socket LGA775, 2MB, BOXED
XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 XXX, PCI-Express,
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 02G-P4-2662-KR Video Card
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
Rosewill LINE GLOW Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Rosewill RX850-S-B 850W "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Grand Total: $769.93
What games are you looking to play? This looks sort of like my build.
Basically guys as im sure atleast some of you have read I plan on dumping a truck load of money into a new gaming rig pretty soon Im no expert and figure you guys will know whats best so basically I come to you for advice on the specs I am limited to this site as they have excellent customer service for the most part and I need to take advantage of the BNPL loan New advice... gaming rig they offer Case http www aria co uk Products Comp c Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer productId PSU http www aria co uk Products Comp w Enermax Galaxy W PSU productId MOBO http www aria co uk Products Comp Asus Striker Extreme i productId CPU http www aria co uk Products Comp Conroe Core Extreme QX productId RAM lots for gb http www aria co uk Products Components Memory Pc Corsair TwinX GB XMS Dominator New gaming rig advice... productId GPU http www aria co uk Products Comp I GeForce GTX MB PCI-E productId Hard Disk in RAID http www aria co uk Products Comp Gb New gaming rig advice... Raptor SATA k Mb productId Optical http www aria co uk Products Comp AD- A LabelFlash x BLACK productId Floppy Card Reader http www aria co uk Products Comp Floppy Card Reader Black productId Heatsink http www aria co uk Products Comp lman CNPS -AT Intel LGA productId W LAN http www aria co uk Products Peri RangeMax Wireless PCI Adapter productId Well thats what I have so far Can Any of you guys or girls see any compatability issues that I may have overlooked Also any suggestions to improve what I have here would be greatly appreciated but I am limited to this site for the reasons stated above I look forward to reading your responses nbsp
It seems like you want to dump a buttload of cash into your new system and that is fine and dandy, but there are a few things that you can do to cut the price down a tad.
A.) The QX6700 really isnt a gaming CPU, it pulls about the same FPS when paired with a 8800GTX as a E6700. Yes, more games in the future will be multi threaded, however I doubt that even multi threaded games will utalize the full potential of a E6700 within the next 2 years. However if you are into graphic design and such using programs that utalize more than 2 cores then this puppy is for you.
B.) The Striker Extreme is a great mobo, not questions asked, however most of the features will not be used by the average enthusiast. I can see that you do not want to get into overclocking too terribly much due to the fact that you want to air cool, not water cool. This board is meant for extreme overclocking and such. It offers no benefit however on average OC's of around 500mhz and at stock, depending on wich site you read the reviw at, the board benchs about the same all around as motherboards $200 less.
Conclusion: Everything else you have listed will due you just fine. You just need to take into concideration what you are going to use this comp for. As you stated its for gaming so configure it for gaming, not workstation software.
With that said, I'd probably go with a E6700 for half the price and get the same performance in games.
The motherboard is up to you, but I really cant justify paying 2x as much for a mobo that benchmarks the same as most others for $200 less...
Personally with scaling back from the QX6700 and the Striker extreme to more "usable hardware" I'd take the extra cash and add another 8800GTX and have a serious 3Dmark06 killing machine. After all gaming prefomance is what you want right ?
If you get a E6700 and overclock it to 3.0ghz (a simple 340mhz OC) and have 2 8800GTX's there will not be many people that can touch you in gaming performance. Can we say 20,000 in 3Dmark06 ?
I've been using a gaming laptop for the last 2 years and it's time I got a dedicated gaming PC. Can you please give me recommendations on the best gaming PCs out there and the specs I should get? I don't have a budget. Thanks
Well to really answer this properly we need a budget. Can you or a friend build your own?