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Q: Building a gaming computer

Hi, I am having a gaming computer built for me and my kids and would like your opinions on the specs. I looked at an Alienware x51 which would suit our purpose but noticed because of it's small size there are cooling issues, besides I like the idea of having a local shop do the work. Here are the specs:

In-Win Case
- Intel 3.4Ghz 1155 Core i5-3570
- Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM
- Geforce GT640 2GB PCIE 2DVI HDMI
- 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
- 1TB SATA Hard Drive
- DVD+/-RW Drive
- Card Reader
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
- Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 1Yr 1User/1PC
- 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty


What do you think?

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A: Building a gaming computer

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

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs GeForce GTX 650

Everything else looks pretty good to me.

Which case and power supply is going to be used?

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ok so let me just throw my budget out here est I'm not sure i could be more or less thats just a rough idea MY NEED I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at - atleast And i want it to be able a Gaming Low budget. Building Computer Gaming Help. to play grand theft auto v I need help in the costs of the parts im choosing if it can be better then please suggest parts Any way I need Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help. help Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help. in every aspect RAM I know what RAM is Im going for to gb will ddr do the job how much will it cost Processor I believe that a i should be okay a ghz one its around right Should i pick another one GPU okay so currently I have in my laptop a Nvidia m Its an integrated card I obviously want a dedicated one Im not sure which to pick please recommend a card hopefully from Nvidia What does bit bit mean in GPUs And what memory should the card have gb EDIT i found this card http www geforce com hardware desk geforce-gt its price is around can i go for this HDD at the time of purchase Im thinking about gb hdds because if i need more I'll simply attach more so thats not a problem MotherBoard I know s it about these things My plan is to tell my desired parts to the guy at the shop from where im buying and getting it built i'll just tell which parts I want Then he'll just choose a good enough mother board for me is this ok Did i miss anything please help me

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.

Anyway,

RAM:

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.

CPU:

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

Video card:

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

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

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

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

HDD:

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

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

Motherboard:

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

I also recommend posting this thread over on Overclock.net, but make it clear that you're not overclocking. They are very good at building computers.

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I am in the market for a new computer. I almost setteled on the Dell Studio XPS with intel i7-920 processor. Its the one with 640GB RAM, 2.66ghz,ect.. I can get it for $936.00 w/o monitor. My question is am I paying to much for a computer that I just want to be able to throw in the latest games and play without any problems? I dont do a lot with the computer besides gaming, downloading music, internet, and home finance. No t.v. watching, burning dvd's, web designing, or much else that everybody seems to enjoy. Should I try to build a computer? Problem is I dont trust myself to order the right components and devices without messing it up. I would like to keep my limit around $1000.00 including monitor, keyboard, ect. Also it must be wireless enabled.

Thanks for any advice, input, or suggestions.
 

A:Building a gaming computer

Dells, especially "high-end" are 99% crap. What's the graphics card of that Studio XPS? That pretty much determines its gaming capabilities....
Anyways, if I were you I'd build my own.
Here's a part list:
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
DVDRW: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152
Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127409
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 or maybe: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147113

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:
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166 x2?
Otherwise the same...
 

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i am building a gaming computer, from parts from newegg.ca, im hopeing to not go over 950$ total, i can do it, i have, but i was just wondering whats better for gaming

AMD Phenom 2 X4 940 3.0Ghz Black Edition Quad Core (274.99$)

or

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

or

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

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


 

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LG Super Multi DVD Writer
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Maxtor 120GB DiamondMax Plus 9 S-ATA
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Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
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1 120mm tri cool fan
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motherboard EVGA LGA 1366 132-GT-E768-KR
processor Intel I7 930 BX80601930
ram Corsair 8 GB CMX8GX3M4A1600C9
hard drive Intel 80 GB SOLID STATE SSDSA2MH080G2R5
video card EVGA 1 GB 01G-P3-1467-AR
network card Intel PWLA8391GT
sound card Creative Labs 64 MB 70SB088600002
optical drive Pioneer BLU RAY BURNER BDR205-BKS
mouse/keyboard Logitech CORDLESS BLUETOOTH 967562-0403
case Corsair CC800DW
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Is that enough hard drive space for you? 80GB fills up fast!
 

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A:Building a gaming computer

What games do you play and at what resolution? And what's your budget?

I very much you would be able to reuse anything in that 2004 Compaq except maybe the HDD and the DVD drive.
 

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When you are spending money i don't consider it saving money. But if you mean in comparison to a company such as alienware, you could probably save $700-1000 on building it on your own.

I would save up all the money, and then buy the parts. You will regret gradually collecting parts, because when it comes time to put it together, it will probably be out of date.
 

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Motherboard:
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CPU:
INTEL CORE I5 3570K 3.4GHZ 6MB S-1155 IVY

GPU:
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD7850 OC 2GB PCI-E DVI/HDMI/DP

RAM:
CORSAIR 8GB DDR3 XMS3 VENGEANCE PC3-12800 1600MHZ CL9 (2X4GB)

SSD:
INTEL 330 SERIES 2.5" 60GB SSD SATA/600 MLC 25NM RESELLER

DVDR:
SAMSUNG DVD±R/RW/RAM DL 24X SATA BULK BLACK

Tower:
COOLER MASTER ELITE 430 ATX BLACK
 

A:Building a gaming computer

Alright, I see no HDD other than the SSD 60GB and no PSU. Do you already have these items? Also, what is your budget so we know what you're working with should we suggest some changes.
 

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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".

Good luck, hope you kick ***

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A:Need help building a gaming computer for $500 or less

man $500 is hard to hit but you might try this its without an OS though

case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
HDD-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
MB-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128376
Video card-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102822
PSU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007
Ram-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300
Burner-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173
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A:Building $800-$900 gaming computer

Go with this build:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz - $179.99
GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 - $179.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 2 x 2GB DDR3 1600 - $64.99
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MOBO: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2456794&CatId=2050

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A:Building a Gaming computer

Well it is no PS3, but it looks nice! j/k
 

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A:Building a gaming computer

If you haven't already, check TechSpot's buying guide here: http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/
 

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This would be a very powerful build IMO:

Intel CORE i7 920 2.66GHz - $397.00
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R LGA1366 - $286.00
Sapphire ATI HD5870 1GB - $567.00
Corsair TX-650 650W ATX Power Supply - $136.00
COOLER MASTER HAF RC-932 - $230.00
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Total - AU$1886
 

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A:Building a Gaming Computer

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

Here's a much higher quality modular power supply from Corsair: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139051 More is better to a point, but too little is always bad, and quality matters a massive amount in power supplies.

An 80GB hard drive is not only very small, it's also much slower than modern big drives, as the hard drive is already one of the slowest components it's best to go with a fast one. It's probably also old and carries an expired warranty. And for not too much more you can get a much bigger and faster 500GB drive that's brand new: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149380 You may even consider getting an SSD for the main drive; SSD's are massively popular for their incredible speeds. Also just to give you an idea; Windows with all updates, the system drivers, and Office alone will fill about half of that 80GB drive, a complete set of a game such as The Sims 3 with all expansion packs would more than fill that drive without anything else.

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

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

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

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could someone tell me wats the best way to build a simple gaming computer.
 

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Im planning to build a gaming computer for 700 dollars only at tigerdirect nothing else. Can u tell me what parts to buy?
 

A:Help building a gaming computer

If you dont know what parts to buy yourself, you should probably have someone else build it for you.
 

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I want to build a good gaming computer for around $800....i just don't know what to buy, and what really matters.

I'd like to be able to play all the newest and upcomming games at the highest performance settings....

I know sometimes less is good....please some pointing in the right direction???
 

A:Building a gaming computer....help?

How about these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16883102642
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127172
 

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I need help in building a computer mostly for gaming use. I'm not really good with what parts I need to buy so I need your help really bad.

Also, my budget is kinda tight so could you guys help me find parts that give great performances but aren't that expensive?

I live in the Philippines so we'll be using my currency (1 US. Dollar = 43.27 Pesos)

So what if my budget is around $700 dollars,(30,289 pesos) what would I be able to build with that kind of money?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Building a gaming computer

I would imagine the best thing you can do right about now is tell us where you'd like to shop, and provide us with links of online retailers, we can then look using places you will actually use to provide you with a system you can actually get.

Prices will vary massively like they do for us in the UK.
 

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A:Building a new computer for gaming

The only real problem I see is the motherboard and processor aren't compatible.
 

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A:Help with building gaming computer

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 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.
check this link : http://www.techspot.com/review/353-intel-sandy-bridge-corei5-2500k-corei7-2600k/page13.html
 

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A:Need Help Building First Gaming Computer

Excellent post.

Try these parts instead for your budget:

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz Triple-Core CPU with 6MB L3 Cache - Retail - $139.00
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 AMD 770 ATX Motherboard - Retail - $69.99 ($59.99 after rebate)
OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit - Retail - $49.99 ($39.99 after rebate)
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200RPM SATA HDD - OEM - $69.99
SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
$124.99 - $10.00IR - $15.00MIR - $10.35 promo code "HARDOCPVGA51810" = $89.64 with free shipping
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PLEXTOR 20X DVD Qflix Burner Black SATA Model PX-806SA - OEM - $29.99
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Cooler Master CM-690 Mid-Tower Case - Retail - $59.27
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A:Help on building/buying a gaming computer

Hi and welcome. Please post only once. For right now, I'm going to assume the games forums will be best for your question.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=293658
 

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P.S. Also, if you can give a link with a cheap but good monitor ...flat screen is fine I don't need flat panel.

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A:Help building an affordable gaming computer

I used the Chaintech Vnf4ultra nforce 4 ultra motherboard($90), a 939 3000+ ($150)cpu, 1gb corsair value select($80), pci-e 6600gt($160), antec 1650b ($65)case, and a tagan 480w psu($90)(wouldn't need this, the 1650b has a good psu that runs the system, I wanted more power for overclocking). I like it it's a nice system, for pretty cheap.
Total $635
+ a dvd burner ($50)
+ a hd ($85)
+ floppy ($10)
+key/mouse ($30)
+ monitor ($vaires)
=$810 w/o monitor.
 

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A:Building a budget gaming computer

so once i got home i started looking around and i was thinking of this set up

the 990 sabertooth mobo
8gb (2x4gb) gskill ddr3
and gtx460 and a little later on get a second one in sli

so any thoughts would be great
 

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Hi

On another thread I was discussing the building of a gaming computer and received lots of good advice especially from StillLearnin' and active95. I hope they will read this.

These are the components that I have chosen. Any comments,suggestions and criticisms would be most welcome and appreciated.

Asus A7N8X-DLX NForce2 Mother board
AMD Athlon (Barton) XP(333) 640k
ATI Radeon 9700 PRO 128 MB
DDR-Ram Corsair PC3200 (400) 512MB Twin X Dual Channel (is this the right one?)
Antec Plus 1080 AMG Tower Case w/Antec 430W Truepower PS
Westrn Digital 80GB 7200 RPM ATA100 8MB Hard Drive
Lite ON LTR-52246S 52x24x52 CDRW
Logitech MX300 High Performance Optical Mouse
Viewsonice P95F+ 19" .25mm (AG) SVGA Monitor

This will be built by the shop that I am buying my components from.

I hope to hear your comments and will wait for them before I go ahead and purchase it.

Thanks!!

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I decided I want this GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150632 but will it fit in a m ATX or whatever mobo fits inside the portable case?

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i would suggest these parts to add to what you have
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB $74.99 Free Shipping*
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X $126.99 ($111.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) Free Shipping*
XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB $217.99
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $79.99 Free Shipping*

i think these will be more to your liking for gaming and the video card has a lifetime warranty i dont trust MSI brand stuff so these options are a little better.
 

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Mother Board: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate Socket LGA 1150 ATX Moth
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A:Need tips on building a gaming computer

Heres the deal, after looking at your selections, they are all Pretty Good, however that Diamond 6570 is a very low end GPU that wont do very well for a gaming computer. With all that awesome components in your machine, that GPU would just not do it, let me see if I can make an alternative suggestion for you in areas to save money and get you a better card.

My advice (Yes I know these things are great, but) is to drop the SSD, at a 750 dollar budget, that just pushes the edges of a gaming machine too much and an SSD is going to take away from the total experiece of gaming due to other areas of teh machine getting suffocated. This is my Alternative/recommended price list based off your budget and sales/Deals that will be around at least a week.

FX-8350 $200 (Comes with a 20 Dollar newegg Giftcard with purchase!)
Gigabyte 990fx UD3 Board 137$ ($127 with a 10 dollar mail in rebate)
Thermaltake Commander Black (Could not find white on newegg) $39 ($29 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
Seagate Barracude 7200RPM 1tb $69
Corsair CX600 $79 ($59 with a 20 Dollar Mail in rebate)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 $29 ($19 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
Patriot Viper 2x4gb 1600 $64

Now for GPU's with whats left of the budget, I suggest either of the following

GTX 650ti $129 (25 Dollar Rebate)
or
HD 7790 $129 (10 Dollar Rebate)
Both come in at the same price point and both these suggestions are the same style cooler/company (MSI)

Now if you really want an intel build, lets change out these two AMD parts and go with these instead
i5-3570k $219
MSI Z77 LGA 1155 Gaming $119 (10 Dollar Rebate) Also (Bought this exact board for a friend, its kick ***)

This is my suggestion to you, now if you really want to get a SSD, take the rebates, send them in, and take that money to invest in an SSD later, but otherwise, the machines listed here will perform very nicely in most modern games at 1080p resolution at med-high settings!

I hope this helps!
 

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AMD phenom II X6 1055T Processor 2.80GHz
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700watt power supply
Windows 7 64 bit OS
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I'm not entirely sure what all these thing are, so any help would be great. Also any suggestions about other things that I would need.
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A:Building a Gaming and Work Computer

I don't really recommend AMD Bulldozer procie because of bad reviews + even my i5-2320 can defeat that 8 cores. its only advantage is it's for Servers. But it's for gaming and schooling so it's best if you just an i7-3770K + Z77 motherboard. For power supply. A good one is Seasonic M12II 620w, it's a modular PSU so you can hide the cables much easier imo.

For a good graphics card:
Asus GTX 670 DirectCuII non-top will play all games at max.

Note though that it may bent your PCIE 3.0 since GTX 670 cards are huge as hell.
 

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A:Building a gaming computer.....need input

The only recommendation I can make is for a higher wattage PSU...you should be ok with that 620 watt psu but you might be pushing the limits of it. I would start out with a minimum of a 750 watt psu. Here is a PSU calculator you can use to give you an idea of what your needs would be. Don't forget to pad it for future upgrades.

Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator

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A:Need guidance on building an inexpensive gaming computer

Any help for a guy in need of a good computer? Thanks.
 

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A:Building Mid-Level Gaming Computer Looking for feedback

Nice picks so far. The DD will allow for overclocking, and the Phenom II X4 975 will get you good performance for the price. I'd recommend the 980, since it's the best.

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A:Building gaming computer. Internet isn't working.

Is your ethernet listed under Network Adapters in Device Manager? What, if any, warnings or errors are in Device Manager?

Please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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A:Building new gaming computer, question on sound

That's a real nice rig there. The sound card may be better, but not much.

A DFI mobo will outperform the Asus a little if you know how to set it up. The Asus is much more easy to use.
 

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A:Buying/Building gaming computer advice

When your building a computer (BEST WAY TO GO) first you shoud find a store near by to supply you.. I am also canadian, and i would go to microbytes, order something like

AMD 5000+ X2(DUAL CORE) (OR HIGHER)
2GB RAM
256MB GRAHPICS (AVERAGE FOR GAMING) RECCOMEND 512MB
250GB HDD (OR HIGHER)
ASUS MOTHERBOARD
DVD RW DRIVE
55O WATT POWER SUPPLY

or you can order all your parts for pretty cheap on www.newegg.com ---- or www.tigerdirect.com
 

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A:Building a gaming computer $550 budget. Total Noob.

It is possible, albeit hard and you take some chances buying not brand name stuff.

graphics card: radeon hd 4670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102854&cm_re=4670-_-14-102-854-_-Product

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186145

cpu: core 2 duo e5300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116074&cm_re=e5300-_-19-116-074-_-Product

ram: 2x1gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231170

psu: 500w+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

hdd: 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136040

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811164093

ODD: dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

With the stuff I picked out, it is well under-budget, but the off brands may not be as good.
It comes to about $350 or so.

EDIT: forgot OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

And that brings it to about $460
 

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A:Building a Gaming Computer considering Mobo that supports DDR2

I think your choices are right on. Even with DDR2 Intel still gets dominated by AMD in the gaming arena.

AMD will be supporting DDR2 in their next cpu's, the AM2 sockets, due out next spring/summer and most likely DDR3 also. But don't feel the need to wait until then. Buy now. There will be lots of growing pains with the new cpu's and chipsets.
 

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A:Will the Computer that im building meet todays gaming & video editing needs?

It appears to be nice system. One thing I would recommend is getting a better power supply. The Thermaltake has only 14 and 15 amps respectively on the two +12v rails. By comparison an Antec 480W psu has 18 amps each on two rails. Anyway, a better brand would be good.

You might want to include a floppy drive. They are so incredibly inexpensive and you'll need it to facilitate the installation of the RAID/SATA drivers you'll need for your SATA hard drive.
 

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A:Building a Desktop Computer (Gaming Desktop)

No reason to avoid integrated graphics. You don't have to use it.

Take a look at barebones kits at places like Tigerdirect.com. You may find something to your liking and they give you a big head-start, include the processor usually, and are much cheaper than individual parts.
 

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A:need help building a gaming pc

Hi, there! Awesome plan! Check out this thread where we talk allot about the ins and outs of gaming pc buillding! The original poster is probably going to spend about 1500 bucks but the information contained here is very insightful. Also, you could probably see what kind of components he's going to use and just get the less expensive versions. Also, do check out http://www.maximumpc.com since they build rigs of varying levels of price all of the time. In fact, I think they often build 500 to 750 dollar rigs a couple of times a year! At any rate, have fun and here's the link!

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/892702-first-time-builder-need-advice.html
 

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VisionTek XTASY Radeon X850XT 256MB PCI-Express Graphics Card 189.99
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Surround 24 Bit 96KHz 34.99
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A:Need help building a gaming rig

You wont have anything without a PSU, and check on newegg.com, the prices are lower.
 

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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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-Intel-based
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-1 TB Hard Drive
-Video card that could run, let's say Battlefield 3 on medium settings with a comfortable FPS.

Less important: Blu-ray drive

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Building an $800 gaming PC

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

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A:Building 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 a gaming PC

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

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i have to buy off tigerdirect because i live in puerto vallarta, mexico
 

A:Building a Gaming a rig

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

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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: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 pc

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

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A:Building first gaming PC

You could start here:
http://www.techspot.com/guides/buying/

There's 4 machines in various price ranges. That should give you an idea of what hardware to look at.
 

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thanks in advance
 

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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Yes, a key thing is that I am in Canada!

I really appreciate any feedback you can provide and if you have any recommendations, they're most welcome.

The catch in all this is that I must procure these parts in a 1 week window (max 1week 2 days), after which my bro-in-law is leaving for UK.
What do you guys think?
PS:

CPU is clocked at 3.0GHz
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A:Building a new non-gaming PC - AMD x4

Looks good. newegg.ca might have better prices, but I am not sure.
 

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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.

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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 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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nVidia 8800GT or better (please tell me if getting better is worth it)

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A:Building new Gaming PC

Well can u explain why you don't want to go with intel? I'm just not getting what you are saying......lack of sleep....i guess. Anyway what type of HDD have you got and what OS are you going with? Anyway besides that nice setup. Although I would recommend Mushkin Ram Or G.Skill Ram
 

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A:Truly Need help building my first gaming PC

OK. This is a draft list - Right?You have not yet invested anything?Do you prefer Intel over AMD?Have any friends of yours ever recommended MSI?Have you looked at:GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2Just gainsaying... If you really want the MSI, that's OK

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Radeon 6950
8GB RAM (Also room for future upgrades possibly?)
500GB Hard Drive

I really just need a Gamging PC which will run games like Saints Row The Third, Call Of Duty, and other big games like that on atleast high settings

My price range is $700

Also a site to buy them from would be nice.
If someone would be nice enough to help me pick out PC parts that'd be great..
 

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: http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...evised-2011-and-updated-regularly-448272.html

Just substitute/add/remove parts as needed to achieve your budget.
 

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Cooler Master CM Storm Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
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Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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A:Help me with building up top gaming PC

Looks good to me!!
 

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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 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.

ECS would not be my first choice as its reputation isn't that great but on the other hand I can't say from first hand experience. I share your reservations about that power supply. It's a bit of crap shoot as to whether it will work adequately for your purposes or not. The RAM should be fine.

Also, tax and shipping will add to your total so keep that in mind.
 

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A:Building my first gaming rig

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A:Building a gaming PC

bump? 2 days no answer
 

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I'm willing to spend around $1000-1200 total.

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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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128062

Or
EVGA Motherboard with SLI $167.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188015

Adata Memory $54.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211066

CoolerMaster Case and 550 watt PSU $182.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119142

Or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=&Subcategory=7&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=


Windows XP Pro $145.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116059

Or
Windows Vista Ultimate $180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116213
 

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Mobo:

ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard - AMD 880GX, Socket AM3, mATX, DDR3, RAID, SATA, VGA, DVI, HDMI

CPU:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ965FBGMBOX - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail

RAM:

Crucial PC8500 1066MHz 6GB DDR3 Triple Channel Desktop Memory Kit - 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), 240 Pin

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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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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.
Graphics Radeon HD 7770 $125 - very old model at this point you probably want newer go to radeon's site and look around
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
Power Antec Neo Eco 520C $55 - 520W is a bit on the low end for a gaming machine. Get at least 600W.
 

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Hi,

I'm going to be building my new pc on the weekend, i have the following system specs;

mb: asus rampage 2 extreme intel x58 chipset
cpu: intel core i7 965 3.20ghz (new nehalem)
rams: kingston 6gig pc3 14400c8 hyperx intel xmp
gfxs: 2x geforce gtx 280 1gig memory gddr3
sound: creative sound blaster xfi elite pro 7.1
hd's: 2x intel x25-e extreme 32gb 2.5" / seagate barracuda 7200.11 1.5tb 32mb cache
psu: corsair hx 1000w atx2.2
case: zalman lq1000 hybrid liquid cooled
monitors: 2x 30" nec multisync lcd 3090wqxi
os: vista ultimate x64

will be getting the lastest razer keyboard,mouse,mouse mat,headphones
cant wait to get it built up & running... will get piccys soon!
first game i will play is crysis

thanks for reading,

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!

Jeremy

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Is it possible to build a decent gaming PC for $500 dollars ?

from scratch?

not including the price of an OS, Monitor, Keydoard, Mouse, Speakers
 

A:Building a gaming PC

Pretty much no...

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

Basically you need

PCI-E Mobo (Socket 939 or a comparable board from that 'other' company)
1Gb of PC3200 (or greater)
PCI-E Video Card (6600/X600 or greater)
Entry Level Processor (Athlon 64 3000 or comparable)
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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
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$200-$300 (a bit more if you want a stlyish case)
 

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