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Old 05-29-2011, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!: Building a Gaming PC

I have decided to build a gaming PC, this is what I have decided to include in my custom build PC:

1. PC Case - ATX Computer Gaming PC Case With 600W PSU
2. Motherboard - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX
3. CPU/Processor - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - 3.2 GHz - AM3 Socket (HDT90ZFBGRBOX) + Hyper TX3 CPU Fan + Artic Silver 5 Thermo Paste - 3.5 g Syringe
4. Hard Drive - Hitachi Deskstar 7k3000 3TB 3.5” SATA III 6GBS 64MB 7200RPM
5. DVD-RW DL Drive - Sony Optiarc AD-7260B 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive
6. Memory Modules/Sticks - Corsair Memory XMS3 8GB DDR3 2000 Mhz Dual Channel Desktop
7. Video CardPNY Quadro NVS 295 256MB GDDR3 – DVI, DisplayPort 16x PCI-E OEM Graphics Card
8. Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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I figured out it would roughly cost £730 to build this, I just want a top notch PC that's all up to date and will handle all latest PC games and just run smoothly and that will not need hardware upgrades every few months or whatever. I have no problems what-so-ever with software, just hardware I tend to hesitate with. Have I gone over the top here with the specs? Could anyone advise me or give me a list of parts/names/prices to build the PC I want?
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MY PC NOW:

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 5.2 2.0

Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 5.5
Graphics VIA Chrome9 HC IGP Family WDDM 2.0
Gaming graphics 388 MB Total available graphics memory 3.0
Primary hard disk 41GB Free (233GB Total) 5.6
Windows 7 Ultimate

System
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Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Model MS-7253
Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 309 GB
Disk partition (C: ) 41 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Disk partition (D: ) 76 GB Free (76 GB Total)
Media drive (E: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (F: ) CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type VIA Chrome9 HC IGP Family WDDM
Total available graphics memory 388 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 8 MB
Shared system memory 124 MB
Display adapter driver version 7.14.14.50
Primary monitor resolution 1024x768
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

Network
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Network Adapter VIA Rhine II Compatible Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADVICE ANYONE? MANY THANKS, WILL
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Gaming PC? I'd DEFINITELY upgrade that video card. I'm not sure that would be able to run Crysis at any setting... My friend has a video card that is supposedly about 1 1/2 times as powerful as that one and it would have to run Crysis on low with a small resolution to get a good frame rate, I think.

Also, I've heard that this is much better than Arctic Silver 5.

I probably wouldn't go any weaker than this for a video card, and even then I would prefer a more powerful one.

If you want a graphics card that can run Crysis Warhead on about 1080p, very high, 4xAA, 16xAF, at about 30 FPS, I would probably go with the GTX 460 768MB at the bare minimum.

You probably won't need more than 4GB of RAM for something you'll just be gaming on, btw.
But if you're going to be doing a lot of RAM extensive multitasking, you should go with the 8GB. (3d artwork, video editing, etc., etc.)
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