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Q: Building a gaming PC, need advice

I put together a pc on amazon are these parts good....
Cpu: Amd Fx-9370
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+
Gpu: Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7950
Psu: Corsair RM Series 850 Watt
Data Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1 TB
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500r...or a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
Cpu Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H80i

My Budget is under $1500

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A: Building a gaming PC, need advice

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

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700-Watt Power Supply

is one of their lower quality units

silent pro model better

look for 5-7yr warranty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Requesting advice for building a budget gaming PC

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

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

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

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A:Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.

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



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


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

Video card:

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

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

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

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

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

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

asetec waterchill cooling system, and a thermalake tsunami far as case fans..probably just a couple of low dec. 80mm and 1 big 120mm for the back and cut down on the memory to 2 sticks of

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A:need help building a gaming pc

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A:Building My First Gaming PC

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

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Also, tax and shipping will add to your total so keep that in mind.
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A:Building first gaming PC

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

What is your budget?
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The power supply should be fine...
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A:building new gaming pc...

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

j/k That computer is going to be insane! Have fun putting it together!

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A:Building a new gaming pc

i would skip antec. their voltage is not consistent.check the posting on this page under "weird problem". you can get a heck of a 500 watt psu for $59.00 from tigerdirect. the other stuff seems to be ok.
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if you guys have parts you can recommend, please do.

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

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A:Building a gaming PC

Pretty much no...

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

Basically you need

PCI-E Mobo (Socket 939 or a comparable board from that 'other' company)
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Thats gonna ring in around $500, maybe a bit more.

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

HDD (80Gb, 7200 RPM 8Mb Cache, or greater)
Optical Drive (DVD required)
Case/PSU (400W or greater, make sure it has good ventilation)
120mm/80mm Fans for front and back of case
$200-$300 (a bit more if you want a stlyish case)
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A:Building my first gaming pc

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

Originally Posted by fluffydonkeys

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

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

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

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

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

- You will not be playing all of those games you listed on a PC. At least not Uncharted 4 because that is a Naughty Dogs game which is heavily tied to Sony.
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Looks good. might have better prices, but I am not sure.
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A:Help building my first PC for gaming.

Just the PC or monitor and OS as well?

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

Just substitute/add/remove parts as needed to achieve your budget.
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A:Building new Gaming PC

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A:Building New PC, Gaming, Need Some Help

Looks good to me.
You don't list an OS though, hope you remembered to include that in your price.
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A:Building gaming pc

if your looking for a cheapish gaming GPU i'd go for the gigabyte geforce GTX 950. As it is much more powerful and not that much more expensive.I would suggest an SSD if you don't already have one.,157321.0.html
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A:Building Gaming PC

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

As to building a "labtop", I have no idea what that is unless you mean a laptop, in which case there is no generic supply of components, each maker is proprietary. Unlike a desktop, where generic components abound.
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A:Help me with building up top gaming PC

Looks good to me!!
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A:!!help building a gaming pc!!

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

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

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A:Building first gaming PC

You could start here:

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A:Building a New Gaming PC

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

As you want it under 700 pounds
i recommend AMD Phenom X4 965(instead of an i7)
ATI Radeon HD 5850 or two ATI 5770 Crossfired
Take an MSI 9xxx series for the MObo
and oh!!
Mouse which is very important if you play FPS games Online..Take a Death Adder V2 if possible
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A:Building a new gaming rig

Hard for me to advise..... I always start with the case... i would suggest the Antec 1200..... but I think the case alone would eat abt half ur budget.... :-(
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A:Building my very first gaming rig

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

Good power supply.

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

Go with the Caviar Black.
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A:Building a new gaming rig for $1,000 to $1,500

Just recieved this feedback. How is it?

Processor Intel Core i5-3450 $200 - no, get an i7 ivy bridge.
Memory 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1333MHz $22 - no, get at least 8Gb, but considering the price scale you may as well get 16. Get Corsair or Kingston.
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Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB $65 - don't get blue get black also if you missed my other post I can get you a 2Tb black for ~$80
Optical Lite-On iHAS124-04 $17 - who the **** is Lite-On? Doesn't matter get Asus
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A:Building my first gaming rig

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

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

Gigabyte Motherboard $86.00

EVGA Motherboard with SLI $167.00

Adata Memory $54.00

CoolerMaster Case and 550 watt PSU $182.00


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A:Building a gaming PC

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A:Building a gaming computer

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Here's a part list:
Graphics card:
Case: or or maybe:

I'll add a total, and possibly a cheaper option build if the price is high...
1085 after MIRs applied... Gosh, it's so hard to compete with Dells, as they get a mass discount for parts and use the ****tiest possible parts anyways....

Another way to go:
RAM: x2?
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A:Building a Gaming systems

Go to choose the "Holiday Mage", configure it like this:
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Processor ( [== Quad Core ==] AMD Athlon™ II X4 620 Quad-Core CPU )
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Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 4850 - 512MB - Single Card )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TX Power Supply - SLI Ready )
Processor Cooling ( [Free Upgrade] iBUYPOWER AMD Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
Data Hard Drive ( None )
2nd Optical Drive ( None )
Optical Drive ( 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVDR/RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( None )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) - 64-Bit )
Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )
Video Camera ( None )
Power Protection ( None )
Headset ( None )
Printer ( None )
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
MP3/MP4 Player ( None )
USB Flash Drive ( None )
2nd Monitor ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
Netbook / Notebook Bundle ( None )Click to expand...

And you got a much higher quality, better performance rig for less than any available at the centralcomputers...
Also two years more warranty... You can of course lower the price by only choosing one.
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A:Building a gaming desktop

Graphics Card - What games were going to play?

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

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

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A:Building a gaming PC, opinions?

It will take a while for AMD to release their FX Series CPUs. Could you give us your maximum budget for the build.
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A:Building my first Gaming Rig. Please take it easy on me.

Welcome to TechSpot, I am sure you will find this a great place.
I am a member of several other forums similar to TechSpot and I am a "Newbie" here.
You will find that building your own machine will be very rewarding, there is nothing like building your own. It will out perform any store bought system in every way.
(In my personal opinion) your selection of an Asus mobo is a good one. I have been using Asus mobo's for years. I am sure there are other fine mobo's too but for the price for a K8N that is pretty good.
Check out for some good prices. **They have the K8N for $87.00 !! :hotbounce
The supported CPU for the K8N is : AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron Processor
I do not know what your budget is so just click on the link, AMD processors "ARE" good, I have used them for years.
Check out the ATI graphic cards... I do not know if you want to go AGP or PCI Express... PCI Express is the newest arrival. *It all depends on what you want to spend.
The "Corsair" RAM is a good choice. The RAM does not need to be specifically "Corsair".
I am running an Intel P4 3.0Ghz. with 2X512 DDR =1024 (Kingston) with "NO" problems at all. Mobo is an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe.
Thermaltake do the trick when heat is a problem or concern. You will not need a Thermaltake... Stock CPU Cooling fan will keep things A.O.K. !!
Get yourself a Mid-Tower, Just make sure it has a300 ~350 watt power supply. Pick up a few 80 mm exhaust fans, there only around $10.00 each.
Hard Drives: Get a brand name Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate etc.
7,200 R.P.M. Put it all together and you will have a nice "Smokin'" system :hotouch: Good Luck with your project.
Rick M.
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A:Building a gaming computer

i think that the i5 2500k is a a better option than the i7 2600k if you want to save money( 100$ ) without losing much gaming performance.
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If you dont know what parts to buy yourself, you should probably have someone else build it for you.
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A:First time building a gaming PC. Need Help!!!

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

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

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

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Is that enough hard drive space for you? 80GB fills up fast!
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A:Building first gaming pc, thoughts?

I think you should go for the latest Haswell chip (4670K). It has much more power saving features than Ivy Bridge does, and will future-proof longer. Here is the build I suggest:
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You didn't include any information on a case or power supply. Are they included in the price? You should also include at least one optical drive such as a DVD burner.
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A:Building a new PC for high-res gaming

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

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A:Building a Gaming Computer

seems like a good and solid system.

It may be good for you to buy a "gaming keyboard" though since it will be mainly used for gaming I asume. something like a "LASER Wolverine Deluxe FPS Gaming Keyboard".

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A:Building a gaming laptop

How about an Alienware?

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