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Old 06-21-2008, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a gaming computer, i need some help with this...

I'm trying to build a new desktop, and i know how to assemble everything, but im pretty lost on if these are all compatible, can somebody please check this out

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Newegg.com - Rosewill R218-P-BK Black 0.5mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Mobo
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Video Card
Newegg.com - ASUS EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Power Supply
Newegg.com - hec HP585D RETAIL 585W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included 100 - 120 V/ 200 - 240 V UL, cUL, FCC, CSA - Power Supplies

RAM
Newegg.com - pqi POWER Series 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Processor
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors


Now i understand that the power supply is a crappy brand name. And i also have a couple questions about that and some other stuff as well...

1. If i don't overclock anything at all, and i play a game like crysis, what can happen if i buy a cheap power supply such as the one linked above.

2. Do i need a PCI-E connector for the video card that i have linked above.

3. I did some research on the video card i want to buy, and lots of people said that the fan speed stays at 29% until it reaches 70 degress celsius, will i need some extra fans in my case to keep my computer cool if i run a game like crysis (at medium/high settings, not max) at 1280x1024.


Thanks, any information will be very much appreciated.
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Building a gaming computer, i need some help with this...

Please edit your post.
You only linked one item correctly, which was your power supply, so otherwise, we can't exactly help you as you'd like. D:
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Default Re: Building a gaming computer, i need some help with this...

what is your budget as well so we can know what we have to work with.
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Gah.. no working links D:
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry, just fixed the links, my bad about that....my budget is about 400 dollars to answer your question Peter.cort


Also, i will be getting another 2GB stick in a month or so after buying this computer, just thought i might add that in case it matters for the power supply at all
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try looking through this:
Newegg.com - $25 - $50, Mail In Rebate, 2GB (2 x 1GB), DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM, Desktop Memory, Memory, Computer Hardware
for ram, cost a little more but they all have mail in rebates to bring down the cost

and I really don't know about that PSU, it's normally the one thing you don't want to cheap out on :|
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was debating on if i should get 2 x 1gb for the dual channel thing, but i will be getting another 2 gb stick soon so i dont know if it's neccessary
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http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/up...-guide-137927/

HEC is listed on the Brands to Avoid list.

To answer your questions:
1. Your PSU may not supply sufficient power to all yoru components, and your PC could randomly shut off.
2. Yes, you need a PCI-E plug from your PSU to power the card.
3. Use RivaTuner to boost of up the fan speed; I have mine at 70% normally, and around 90% when I'm doing heavy gaming.
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Would it be a stupid idea to keep it at 100% at all times?

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It may wear the fan out faster, and would be louder. It's best to leave it at a speed where the temps stay comfortably low, and only have the speed increase to over 90% when needed for heavy gaming.
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