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Old 02-22-2010, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Western digital hd 500gb 7200rpm sata 3.0gbs
Biostar TA790XE AM2+/AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD motherboard
GeForce 9800 GTX + 512mb 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x 16 HDCP ready
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RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB black secc ATX Mid tower Computer
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Would you say this is worth it for a gaming computer to play mostly any game?
If you say no please comment on what i also would have to change or what i should get?
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Looks OK, The 9800GTX would struggle at high resolutions with AA applied to most games. Look for something like a GTX 260 core 216/ HD 5770/ HD 4890/HD 4870 or better.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im also woundering could you help me set up a beasty gaming computer cause im not sure if my friend is telling truth how good this is?
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^ Ok, so I guess your budget is around $600, Could this be stretched to $800?

Newegg.com - EVGA 120-LF-E650-TR LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 &#40;Juniper XT&#41; 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD&#47;DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 &#47; ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

For about $827, this will blow that other build out of the water. there is also at least $70 in rebates, plus you might be able to find some combo deals to lower the price even further
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Yes sir it can =) thanks for ur help now could i use a different case? like a blue stylish one?
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^ yep, any case that fits a ATX motherboard will work. Cases are mostly personal preference. Just avoid cases that come with PSU's (Power Supplies). The cases them selves are probably fine, but it's the PSU you gotta worry about.
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if you spring for philbar's build, i would defenitely go with that instead.
and i know we should take newegg reviews with a grain o' salt, but they aren't looking too good for that evga mobo.

i would get this one
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
which got a pretty good review (found here).

and the psu is also a bit overkill. you could save some money with this ocz 500w in this combo.
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i agree with philbar and muffin, but i would go with one of these hard drives instead:

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Only 5 and 6 dollars more, respectively.
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if you spring for philbar's build, i would defenitely go with that instead.
and i know we should take newegg reviews with a grain o' salt, but they aren't looking too good for that evga mobo.

i would get this one
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
which got a pretty good review (found here).

and the psu is also a bit overkill. you could save some money with this ocz 500w in this combo.
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Hey, that's the board i was looking for. I could not find it.
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I cant believe that evga micro doesnt not allow even timing/speed tweaks for the memory. If those guys on newegg are correct, that's something you'd expect from a low-end asrock or intel board. The worst thing is when modules dont run correctly from first build becuase the spd is messed up.
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