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Old 06-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building a new gaming computer (My first one)

I want to know if the following parts would make a decent gaming computer. It totaled around $795 but I'm not completely sure if these are good parts for the price.

Case - Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases

Processor - Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Power Supply - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Disk Drive - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Motherboard - Newegg.com - ASRock A780GMH/128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Memory - Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SR4GK - Desktop Memory

Graphics Card - Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N945-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Hard drive (I might get 2 of these) - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives


Please let me know if there is something better I could switch out to without having the price of the machine go over $1000.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hello there,

for $1k, you can get an i7 gaming build such as:

CPU/MOBO: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

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HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

CD/DVD: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

CASE: Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases

the total would come out to $1002 + $20 for shipping. but you will get $55 back if you send the rebates in which would make total around $967

now, i think that the parts you listed could make a good rig too, but you can do much better for gaming than a 9400 gt. a gaming rig needs a good gpu and that just isnt it. this setup has a much better card.

also, if you still want to get 2 hdd's something can be worked out to change a few things around, and you can use the windows 7 rc for an OS

if this is pushing the line for your budget, plz lemme know
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hello there,

for $1k, you can get an i7 gaming build such as:

CPU/MOBO: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

GPU/RAM: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

CD/DVD: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

CASE: Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases

the total would come out to $1002 + $20 for shipping. but you will get $55 back if you send the rebates in which would make total around $967

now, i think that the parts you listed could make a good rig too, but you can do much better for gaming than a 9400 gt. a gaming rig needs a good gpu and that just isnt it. this setup has a much better card.

also, if you still want to get 2 hdd's something can be worked out to change a few things around, and you can use the windows 7 rc for an OS

if this is pushing the line for your budget, plz lemme know


Hmm that does sound like a nice deal. Oh btw, is there a inexpensive monitor I could probably get, maybe 17-19 in?
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inexpensive as in how much?

for $160 you can get this 22''

Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors
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That monitor was $139 yesterday. I'd wait until it went back down to that, save yourself a little bit.
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oi... must have been one of those 24-48 hour deals that newegg does. its still a good deal.
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I think it was like that all week, until today of course.. I actually planned on buying that very one for $139, but it got late in the week so I figured I'd wait until Monday.

Still, I'd expect it to drop back down.
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oi... must have been one of those 24-48 hour deals that newegg does. its still a good deal.
Yea, some of those parts I listed were much cheaper like a day ago, and they were up by like $20 the next.
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Thats first build was horrible for 800 xD, if you want to keep it under 1000 with monitor you migth have to go with a phenom build, which is still very good.
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Thats first build was horrible for 800 xD, if you want to keep it under 1000 with monitor you migth have to go with a phenom build, which is still very good.

Which one the one I thought of building or the one that muffin man suggested?
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