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Old 07-05-2010, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I am brand new to this stuff, my only PC is one i purchased over 7 years ago, premade online from dell. It is a complete pile and I am really looking to upgrade.

Obviously I havent played a PC game in a long time. Id love to get back into PC gaming.

Im down to try and make the computer myself for a variety of reasons. Ive never built a computer but I have friends who have, so once I get the parts I need together Ill be able to put it together fine.

Unfortunately I really know nothing about these parts. Ive read up quit a bit on it but its like Im reading a foreign language. From what I've read though, some points ill make:
[*]Money isnt a major issue. I have plenty of money. Id rather not go wasting money unnecessarily though. Ideally I wouldnt spent more than $1000 but if necessary I'll go over.[*]I can make some sacrifices. Ive read that a sound card is not necessary and that the motherboard will produce the sound I need. If thats true then i dont want to buy a sound card. Great sound isnt a big deal to me. Graphics are more important to me.[*]I would like a DVD burner.[*]The case can be as big as needed. I have no real size requirements.
[*}Would like to be able to play any game i want without worrying about system requirements.

So with all of that in mind, can anyone here help me out with some parts to buy? I dont trust myself to go through and buy a set of components. If there are any preset builds that you guys use that would fit these qualifications, or can be altered to fit these that would be nice. Or if anyone wants to put together a custom list for me that would work too.

Appreciate any feedback I get. If you have any questions I will be checking this periodically to answer them.

Thank you
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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for having plenty of money, you have a pretty small budget haha...


nice build alive, only thing you for got is the CPU cooler.
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oh thanks, forgot that, ile post it in now
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hey buddy, i took a crack at a build for you... it has a 6 core processor and a 5870 and it has a seagate momentus hard drive, which is just barley slower than a SSD and much faster than a 10k rpm hdd, this would be a beast of a rig, it would be able to play anything on maxed out settings without tripping

Case: $30
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Mobo: $140
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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CPU: $200
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
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Memory: $100
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GPU: $390
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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PSU: $120
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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HDD: $130
Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive
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optic drive: $20
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CPU cooler: $60
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I have plenty of money but im not really trying to spend too much on a PC i feel like around 1k can get me something that will do all i need, doesnt have to be perfect.

Those builds look really good im going to look at them more and probably just go with one of them, thanks for the help guys
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i would go with my build, it has a better faster graphics card, and in a gaming computer, the graphics card is the most important part
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yes go with sean.w's rig , his is faster, good job sean
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Default Re: I want to build a solid gaming PC

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hey buddy, i took a crack at a build for you...
Couple questions about your build Sean. Is spending $130 on a HDD really necessary? The one I'm getting for my rig is like $75 and it's 500gb/7200rpm like the one you posted, but much cheaper. Just wondering what the difference is there.

Also, about the CPU, why not just go for the cheaper Phenom ii x4 965, and then OC it?
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I would go with this power supply over the Cooler Master Sean picked.
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nor would I go with the Seagate hard drive, it sounds awful gimmicky.
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