Need help building a gaming computer - 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 06-20-2010, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3
Default Need help building a gaming computer

This is the first time that I will be building a computer, so I am new to this kind of stuff. Any comments on individual parts or corrections to compatibility issues would be greatly appreciated.
Currently the monitor I am using for this build (already owned) has a 1440x900 resolution. May plan on upgrading the monitor in the future.
I am looking to build this computer to play games such as WoW, SC2, Dragon Age Origins, and Diablo 3 in the future.

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

Another question I have is will I be able to do any kind of overclocking with this build? I wouldn't plan on doing anything crazy, and it would be more for learning than anything else.
Also in comments on the gaming potential of this computer would be appreciated, currently I am playing on a Toshiba Tablet Portege M750 with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, so I am feeling that this build will already be enough to blow my mind.

Thanks

EDIT: Didn't realize there were two forums, one for high performance and general, don't really know if this qualifies as high performance, sorry
__________________

xdumbnameherex is offline  
Old 06-20-2010, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Need help building a gaming computer

This memory is only a little more cash to start with but after the rebate it cheaper, best of all it's faster
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G16004GK

You'll be able to overclock the system a little with the stock heat sink but you'll want to invest in a better one for any substantial jump in clock speed.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 06-20-2010, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Need help building a gaming computer

what kind of things are you planning on doing with this new computer? gaming, video rendering? what kind of games do you want to play... and most importantly what is your budget?
__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Old 06-20-2010, 03:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3
Default Re: Need help building a gaming computer

To Sean W. - I am looking to build this computer to play games such as WoW, SC2, Dragon Age Origins, and Diablo 3 in the future.
EDIT: My budget I haven't really determined yet, I was working on a build with an i7, but it just seemed like it might be more than I need for the price (was about $400 more than this $800 build)

To Slaymate - The ratings for the memory you suggested are kind of scary, although most of the problems reported seem to be a mislabeling of the product as 1600 instead of 1066 which even then I think would be ok for my setup, so i guess I'll take your word for it, thanks.
Also yea, I would definitely add an extra cooling device before I attempted to overclock.
xdumbnameherex is offline  
Old 06-21-2010, 12:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 2,363
Default Re: Need help building a gaming computer

The OCZ Gold is 1600 memory but it is factory set at 1066. OCZ claims this is for "compatibility reasons" but you will have no problems running it at 1600 if you just manually set the speed in the BIOS. I have the OCZ Gold Triple Channel kit (3 of those sticks instead of 2) and after upping the speed to 1600 it runs fast and works well. Best part is it runs at 1.5V, so I can run it cooler and under less stress than the rated 1.65V.
__________________

CalcProgrammer1 is offline  
Old 06-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 82
Default Re: Need help building a gaming computer

If you're talking about the newegg ratings, don't listen to them. Most of the people don't really know what their talking about. For example, the triple channel kit has much higher ratings then the dual channel, even though there's no real difference in the actual RAM. OCZ is a solid brand so you don't have to worry about the RAM being unstable at 1600.
__________________

VishKapish 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
Building a gaming computer. Any advise on my chosen components would be appreciated Chaos_Wraith New Systems | Building and Buying 2 03-10-2010 08:45 PM
Building gaming computer - ordering soon jester070993 New Systems | Building and Buying 38 12-26-2008 10:46 AM
Building a gaming computer, i need some help with this... ilim4t1c New Systems | Building and Buying 13 06-21-2008 03:53 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 06:17 AM.


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