Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-11-2008, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 156
Default Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

I dont quite have everything for my computer listed out that i need, so i please feel free to recomend the parts im not sure what to get for. I have a few questions once i tell you my build that i have so far. This is my 1st time building a computer that is why i am not sure on so many things.


Processor: Intel Core 2 quad Q6700 2.66GHz

CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Blue orb 2 socket 775

Motherboard: EVGA Nforce 780i SLI

Memory: OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz (getting 8GB total)

Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB

External Hard drive: Fantom Titanium - II 750GB 7200RPM 3.5"

Internal Hard Drive: Raptor X 150GB 10000RPM 3.5"

Optical Drive: (not sure which to get, but need a super drive)

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro

Power Supply: OCZ 1010 Watt

Case: (not sure which to get, but need Gaming case compatible with 780i Motherboard and has 5+ cooling fan ports)

Liquid Cooling: (not sure what kit to get)



Questions:

1)Is everything i have so far compatible with each other?
2)What Optical drive (super drive) should i get?
3)What Gaming case should i get that is compatible with my motherboard and had 5+ fan Ports?
4) What Liquid Cooling kit should i get? If i should by separate parts for high quality, which parts should i get?
5) Will i need a CPU cooler if im getting liquid cooling?

When answering question 2-4, please provide where to buy them from.
Please answer these question to the best of your abilities.

Thank you.
Noniy
__________________

Noniy is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
I feel funny...
 
thirdshiftdj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lowell,Ma
Posts: 3,808
Send a message via AIM to thirdshiftdj
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

you won't need a 1000 watt psu. Kick the raptor out and pick up a seagate 7200.11, 640 or 750gb Western Digital.
Pick these up
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Grab a thermalright or Xigmatek cooler for your quad. Also you can grab a Q6600 instead w/ the lower multiplier. As far as gaming case goes it depends if you want something clean and elegant like Lian Li or something like Coolermaster Cosmos.
__________________

__________________
NUFFIN!
thirdshiftdj is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

give me a budget, EXACTLY the parts you need such as a monitor and etc. Also list the size hard drive of hard drive you need.

I will then see what i can do
__________________
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 156
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

My Budget is approx $5000.00 including monitor,speakers,etc.

my speakers,monitor,mouse,and keyboard have already been decided
Noniy is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

thats ridiculous....are you that loaded or don't you just know how good of a computer you can get for 2k....
__________________
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 156
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdshiftdj View Post
you won't need a 1000 watt psu. Kick the raptor out and pick up a seagate 7200.11, 640 or 750gb Western Digital.
Pick these up
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Grab a thermalright or Xigmatek cooler for your quad. Also you can grab a Q6600 instead w/ the lower multiplier. As far as gaming case goes it depends if you want something clean and elegant like Lian Li or something like Coolermaster Cosmos.

Ok, for the case i am looking more toward cooler master, with several fans, i have browsed through a few cant quite find the right one though.
Noniy is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 156
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sora View Post
thats ridiculous....are you that loaded or don't you just know how good of a computer you can get for 2k....
Well i am planning to build a high end professional gaming pc, which costs quite a bit of money which i am willing to pay.
Noniy is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

high end professional doesn't cost that much. What size resolution are you going to play on?
__________________
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 156
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

1920X1080 Resolution
Noniy is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 11:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Building a Gaming computer.... Need advice

If that's all you will be playing at then you really don't need to spend that much at all however i will point you in the right direction to building a top tier computer (more than you need basically) however i will not just throw the most expensive stuff together and go quad sli becuase it's not worth it.

If you really want to start with good good gaming performance then here is what i would recommend without going overboard.

Mobo:Newegg.com - EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
or Newegg.com - MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
The 780i just has an extra PCI-E slot which really isn't needed honestly...they overclock the same.

CPU:Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
GPU(s):2X Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
RAM:Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
PSU:Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
__________________

__________________
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora 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
New Gaming Computer...Great Specs??? mattseboltx7 New Systems | Building and Buying 17 11-11-2007 07:13 PM
I need advice building a 5-6k USD 'puter Wog2000 New Systems | Building and Buying 114 10-19-2007 08:56 PM
Building a Budget Computer bartb New Systems | Building and Buying 11 10-12-2007 06:23 AM
Newbie building a high end gaming rig Prophet New Systems | Building and Buying 22 09-24-2007 03:02 PM
A Computer Building Guide.....by Elbatrop1 Elbatrop1 System Upgrades 31 04-07-2007 08:26 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:19 AM.


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