Gaming build for a friend.... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
bigdog33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 184
Default Gaming build for a friend....

Hello all My friend wanted me to build a gaming computer and his budget is 1000 dollars. He gonna use it for games and movies, he already have computer tower, hard drives and dvd drive. I had built few computers in the past, it has been a while so let me know what u think! thanks

asus sabertooth mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

amd fx-6100 cpu: Newegg.com - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz 6MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

asus gtx560 video card: Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

corsair tx650 psu: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

corsair vengeance 8gb ram: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B

arctic cooling cpu cooler: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

along with new copy of windows 7 pro oem.... the total is 915.92 before shipping charges. let me know what u think, thanks
__________________

bigdog33 is offline  
Old 10-23-2011, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Gaming build for a friend....

I wouldn't get a 6-core CPU for a gaming rig, games are just starting to utilize 4 cores.

1866MHz RAM is probably unnecessary, I'd go for some 1600 CAS8
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600/CAS8, nice speed and smaller heatsinks.

I'd get the Hyper 212+ over the Freezer 7 Pro, same price for better cooling
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Depending on what games he plays you might want to bump the graphics card up to something beefier.

Whats the motivation for getting Win7 Pro over Home, not judging just curious.
__________________

__________________
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 10-24-2011, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
bigdog33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 184
Default Re: Gaming build for a friend....

Really? But I have seen some gaming rig got 6 cores, but ok

i was thinking that too about ram, will get 1600 mhz ones.

will get the hyper 212+ then

what would u suggest for video card?

i told him that win 7 home is good enough but he wants pro soo.. dunno
bigdog33 is offline  
Old 10-24-2011, 11:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Gaming build for a friend....

You can certainly run a gaming rig on a 6-core CPU, but it is a waste.
Think of it like this: a game is using 4-cores, on an x6 that means 2 cores are just sitting there idle.
The FX-4100 is faster per core than the FX-6100, so instead of using 4 slower cores and having 2 idle you get more speed and no waste.
You also save $60 to put toward a better graphics card.

Can't really suggest a card until you know how much fat you can cut out of the budget.
$10 from the RAM, +$60 if you go with the FX-4100, +$40 if you can convince him to get Win7 Home.
Thats $110, if you get the M5A99X EVO MB thats another $35.
$200 for the original card +$145 and you're looking at a GTX 570 or HD 6970.
__________________
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 10-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 86
Default Re: Gaming build for a friend....

I don't seen any reason for buying FX-6100.

i5 2400 for same price destroys it in most benchmark

Also, similar priced Phenom II X6 1100T perform better than FX-6100 in most benchmarks
GoogleIntel is offline  
Old 10-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Gaming build for a friend....

Looks good.

Let us know how the FX-4100 works for him, really curious as to how well it overclocks too.
Should have the performance of a Phenom II 980 @ the price of a 965.
__________________
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 10-25-2011, 08:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
bigdog33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 184
Default Re: Gaming build for a friend....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roark View Post
Looks good.

Let us know how the FX-4100 works for him, really curious as to how well it overclocks too.
Should have the performance of a Phenom II 980 @ the price of a 965.
Ok, I'll let you know. Not sure when tho, since he gonna take some time with parts.
__________________

bigdog33 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
the ultimate gaming build for my friend jokawild69 New Systems | Building and Buying 16 10-13-2010 05:04 PM
Gaming Build for a Friend, Under $1000 Javelin New Systems | Building and Buying 5 06-29-2010 12:12 AM
help build awsome gaming computer for friend mastapanda82 System Upgrades 9 05-30-2009 03:45 PM
Building a gaming PC for a friend. CPZ12 New Systems | Building and Buying 9 07-09-2008 02:17 AM
Budget Gaming PC 4 My Friend Counter-Strike System Upgrades 6 11-08-2005 03:00 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.