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Old 01-09-2010, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to build a gaming rig but when it comes to the parts im not really sure on what to get. heres a list of what i was gonna get

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad

ASUS P5E3 PRO LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

Rosewill BRONZE series RBR750-M 750W Continuous@40C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Western Digital Caviar Black WD10000LSRTL 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

XFX HD-577A-ZNEC Radeon HD 5770 XTreme Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G

this is what i had in mind but i wanted to know if this is good for a gaming rig or if some of this is overkill in which i could cut back and save some money.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the memory is not compatible with your motherboard.

socket 775 is not a good idea - as its old and no path for future upgrades. It seems like a Phenom II would be the best way to go, but what is your budget exactly?
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont really have a budget really however im trying to not let it get really high in price. my question is why go with amd, i've seen a couple of ppl say to go with the phenom II but yet i've also heard that intel is doing a bit better than amd at the moment, just askin is all
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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intel is doing pretty well in the high-end market. They're also competing pretty well in the mid-end market with the core i5, but they're not so hot in the low-mid market as AMD has much better chips for that price range. I recommended AMD because I see from the parts you've chosen, you're not exactly going high-end. But if you do want to stick with intel, you could go for core i5 or i7, but i suspect core i7 is out of your budget range.

So here's how you can go about your build:

If your budget is >$1300 you should build your PC around this chip:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

If your budget is around $1000-$1300, your PC should be based around this:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

If your budget is around $800-$1000, go with this:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

If its less than $800, then go with this:
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

You don't want to be going less than that.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea that sounds good and makes sense, this is my first time building a computer and im trying to get all the help i can. im not trying to make it so it can run crysis or anything like that but i do want it to run world of warcraft real smooth at max settings and be abel to play other current games like aion if i want to.
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GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
quad core i5 750
gigabyte motherboard, USB 3.0 SATA 6.0
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
slightly faster memory
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
cheaper power supply, good brand
XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
worse cooler, normal edition, no free game, free shipping
I can't justify $20 more over the normal edition for less than 2% overclock (in game? xtreme edition gets 0-1 fps increase?)
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
same cooler as the xtreme edition, but $10 bucks cheaper, free game, free shipping
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Here this will give you an idea. I actually wanted a build right around $1000, but surprisingly I saved about $100.


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129021
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$139.99
$109.99


Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$74.99


SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
$20


ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131398
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$99.99


G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231193
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$95.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103674
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$165.99


SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102857
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
(COMBO)
Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817153114
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$70.00 Combo
$384.98
$309.98


Subtotal: $876.93
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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is 600w enough to run a gaming rig, someone told me i shouldn't go no less than 700w. im soo confused lol
im just tyrna learn as i go
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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no, whoever told you that is wrong.

both the psus suggested in the 2 builds above would be plenty to power the rest of their suggested parts.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i've already posted a previous thread b4 asking on what were some good parts to get so that i could play my games real smoothly (not trying to play anything thats too high on systems like crysis). i got some good feedback and i think this is what im gonna go for but wanted to make sure
i've already got the case
Newegg.com - NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

for the cpu
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

for the mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

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

for the memory
Newegg.com - G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBECO - Desktop Memory

for the psu
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

now when it comes to my graphics card im still kinda "bleh" on what to get

so any suggestions on my build and on a good graphics card thats not gonna break me will be greatly appreciated
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