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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Droo_k6, Jan 2, 2011.

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  1. Droo_k6

    Droo_k6 Thread Starter

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    Money I have save so far: $550/???
    OK, here is the parts I have Chosen from Newegg for a new gaming computer:
    (all words are hyper linked)
    OLD: One I had selected previously
    UPDATED: New one I have chosen

    COMPUTER:
    -MotherBoard
    -RAM
    --OLD
    --UPDATED
    -Graphics
    -Processor
    --OLD
    --UPDATED
    -Case
    -Power Supply
    --OLD
    --UPDATED
    -DiskDrive
    -OS

    -Hard Drives
    --ONE
    This will be for the OS
    --TWO
    This will be for storage

    ACCESSORIES:
    -Speakers
    -Monitor
    -Mouse
    -Keyboard
    -Cord for hdmi to mini hdmi

    :confused:QUESTIONS/COMMENTS:confused:

    -I am going to order the computer parts first, accessories later, when I have more money
    -I do not plan on Upgrading to a 6 core cpu or 6g ram unless it is required at the most

    -Will this work as a good gaming PC for a game like Crysis?
    -Will the Parts work out together?
    -Is there any way to make this cheaper?
    -The OS, should I go with 32 or 64 bit for gaming?
    -Will the ssd work well for just the OS?
    -Will additional cooling be required
    -Will these parts last though the years cause my plan is to just upgrade whenever and sell the used parts, I specifically Wish to reuse the Accessories I selected.
    -Dual Core or Quad Core for gaming?

    Tell me if there are any broken links
    Please post me some help
    Thank you for your time
     
  2. daz1

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    do n ot have time to go through all the limks main thing initiallt is

    processor is a bit weak
    psu is very poor suggest 90% efficient modular its worth it in the long run 600 to 800 w
    ram is cheap

    thing is this is a very budget pc, fantastic graphics card but coupled to not so good bits and bobs

    suggest look for pre made well recommended gaming rigs then copy that by pricing it up yourself
     
  3. Droo_k6

    Droo_k6 Thread Starter

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    Upgraded Power supply for surprisingly cheap,
    Did notice the ram was not exactly compatible with mobo so got a 1 4gig stick for the same price.
    explain how ram is cheap?
    Looking at better processors, one two
     
  4. olryst

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    If by this, 1 4gig stick, you mean a single stick i'd recommend you get two 2GB sticks for dual channel mode.
    The timming on that RAM are quite high, i've got my RAM running at 1333 but it has 6-6-6 timmings.

    Have you looked at any ATI cards?

    I had my AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition running at 4GHz stable on air, seemed to run games ok.
     
  5. Droo_k6

    Droo_k6 Thread Starter

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    I was going to go with a 4gig stick so later i would just buy another one instead of buying and replacing 2 sticks, also the 2x2g sticks were 1600 and my mobo i chose did not support so i chose the one i have now.

    I was going to go with ATI but a person i know showed me the gtx 460, had dx11, Nvidia PhysX, and sometimes a free game from nvidia site.

    I am going with a quad core for future games so i do not have to upgrade later, if they effect games i will just disable 2 cores
     
  6. olryst

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    If your buying one 4gb stick and another later, keep in mind that 32 bit OS can't use more then 4gb of RAM

    1333 with low timing can be better then 1600 because you have to up the northbridge speed quite a lot to take advantage of 1600 RAM

    How about this ram 1333 and low timmings.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478&cm_re=ocz_1333-_-20-227-478-_-Product

    I mentioned ATI because my 4890 runs games beautifully at 1920X1200 and max settings.

    Quad will work fine for games, what quad core are you planning on getting?

    Did you take a look at your motherboards bigger brother?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435&cm_re=GIGABYTE_GA-890-_-13-128-435-_-Product
     
  7. gohanrocs12

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    You should see if there is a Microcenter near you
    http://www.microcenter.com/

    They have a build it yourself center and got really good prices.
    They helped me pick out really good stuff and my budget was $500
    i got a intel core i5 650, 1 tb hitachi harddrive, gigabyte GA-H55M-S2V motherboard, Nvidia Geforce GT 430, Bluray Drive, 8gb of ram OCZ sticks, and a Thermaltake Case. and i've been adding stuff on when i can.
     
  8. Droo_k6

    Droo_k6 Thread Starter

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    Why is there a lack of stores in Washington

    Not going into ati, only because i just like nvidia as a personal preference...
    I am trying to find motherboards, the one i chose might not like nvidia gtx 460.
    I guess i am going with a 64bit, 4gig is kind of a downfall. still deciding.
    Ill look around at ram cards.
    Processor
     
  9. gohanrocs12

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    well their website is good too, same prices as in store, i remember buying a intel core 2 quad processor that was 200 bucks at newegg, got it for 80 at microcenter....i think there's a number you can call as well and they'll help you get what you need for your new computer.
     
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