Gaming PC Build Guides Knowledge Base
Building a Custom gaming PC?
Im looking into getting some sort of gaming PC and I need some advice. I really like the alien wares, but it seems everyone finds them to be rubbish and overpriced. Is this true or is it just something a kind of elitist says? I also hear a lot of talk about building a custom PC, but is this a truly viable option? And is it really all that cheaper compared to simply buying a prebuilt alien ware? You see, I have never put together a computer before, so obviously I wouldn't know what I was doing when I tried to build one. How hard is it and how long did it take for you to build your first PC? Is there anywhere that I could possibly find a guide? So, what do you think? Try and build my own or buy an alien ware?
Building A Gaming PC?
I am planning to buy the following Items. I would like some opinons from all you PC savvy people; also, i would like to know if a certain product dosent work with another one... Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600, ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard, Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory, HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721010KLA330 (0A35155) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM, XFX PVT94PYDDU GeForce 9600GT XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card, LITE-ON Black SATA Blu-ray DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-4O1S-08, LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE Combo, RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Black 0.8mm Japanese SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420watts PS2 ATX12V Power Supply, SAMSUNG 2043BWX High Gloss Piano Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height & Pivot Adjustments and 2-port USB Thank You! KZ I can't afford another Video Card at this time, but thank you! Oh, an i will most def. gat a bigger power supply!! Thx again Luke Deja-Vu, what do you mean by The card needs 500+ and adding the processor? Quad-Core or Dual-Core?? Which one??
Custom built gaming pc?
Heyy, i need a gaming pc for under $1000. I would like to build it from scratch. I need some idea of what components i would need for a gaming pc for e.g. graphics card, processor, power supply, motherboard etc etc.I would need these components to be able to work together. A guide or a list would be great thanks!
Gaming PC build ideas?
I'm in college and have been saving to buy (or build) a new computer for casual gaming and need help with deciding what parts / makes / pricing / brands ect.. will be the best. I'm looking to spend no more than 800 pounds on it (1250 dollars) that is not including monitor / keyboard. I play lots of MMORPG games like Runescape and League of Legends and Minecraft and would like to max out the FPS on all with the highest graphics settings on, also I do a lot of rendering and video editing so would need something that can deal with that. Thanks
Best $300 Gaming PC Rig?
I plan on building a PC. Can someone give me a list of all the parts I will need, and suggestions so I can get all of the money's worth. I'm not looking into hardcore gaming. Most League of Legends. I'm not looking to record, or stream or anything. Not trying to play like Skyrim, BF4, CoD or anything like that. It can extend out to $400, and what FPS will your rig run LoL at?
Building a Gaming Pc?
Hello i was just wondering what some of the options today for about $2100 in building your own gaming pc....
Suggestion for PC gaming build?
Wanting to diverge a little from my well used Ps3 over to PC gaming and already having a Dell Vostro 3500 notebook, im in search of a decent desktop gaming build. Im looking for a build capable of running the majority of the new games out there optimally with the settings ranging from medium to high. For point of reference; Skyrim for instance. The budget would be around 1250$-ish. Can go higher, though if any suggestions point to a cheaper build, it would be very much appreciated :) By build i mean a self-built rig, and a screen isn't really necessary :)
Building a gaming PC?
1. I am planning on building a PC, but I don't know where to start. Would someone recommend a good guide to building a gaming PC. 2. I was thinking of buying an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 3,2 GHz for about 1500 $. While I am planning to build a very powerful gaming PC, is that just overkill and I should go with the 2.66 GHz Core 2 Extreme? 3. I am not sure what graphics card to buy. I was looking at the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB. Is that too much. Should I rather buy an Nvidia GeForce 9800 or 8800? Thank you very much. I am planning to play Crysis, Far Cry 2, BioShock, Dead Space and maybe some NFS. Money is not a problem. I was looking into 24" monitors.
Any PC wiring guides for building my own pc?
So over the last few months ive taught myself about components and such ready for my first proper gaming PC build. The ONLY think im worried about is wiring all the parts together. Im actually dreading pressing the on button and nothing happening lol. So yeah are there any in depth guides to show me where every wire goes and how to connect what to what. Thanks! Have a good day :D
Starting to build a Gaming PC?
Im starting to get into PC Gaming and could use some help on building a good rig, Im running on a budget of roughly 700-800$
Gaming PC help???????????????????????????????/?
So I wanna build a gaming PC I can get good performance out of at an affordable price. The motherboard I am going to use Is the Asus rampage extreme IV. Can somebody please list good parts I can use with it that will get high performance out of my PC. while also keeping the price around $1,000? Also how do I wire everything? I'm new to this PC building thing. Please help! Thanks in advanced!
Building gaming pc guide?
so i need help for choosing some components Processor : i5-3470/i5-3570/i5-3570k graphic card :HD 7950 3GB OC GDDR5 SAPPHIRE (no need to change) motherboard :ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ram (8x1) :Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory hard disk :Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ssd(os) :Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk(dont have any choices) case :Thermaltake VO200M1W2N (Black) ATX Full Tower Case(no need to change) powersupply:SeaSonic M12II Bronze 620W 80 PLUS PSU/SeaSonic ECO 600W PSU monitor :ASUS VS Series VS248H 24 inch 2MS LED Monitor/Samsung S23A750D 120Hz 23.0" operatingsys:window 7 home premium opticaldrive :Liteon iHOS 104-323 4X Blu-ray ROM DVDRW Drive/Pioneer BDR-S07XLT 12X Blu-ray Writer Drive firstly i am not willing to overclock the processor and i will stay with case fans because the seems enough ,so which one i choose from all that also is it good idea to get ssd to use it for operating system because i see alot of people saying it gets hot fast and has very short life time . both monitors are on discount for 200 $ . so please tell me which one i choose and why also give me a rate on my gaming rig also tell me how much fps will i get on bf3 ,crysis 3 and far cry
Building gaming pc guide?
so i need help for choosing some components Processor : i5-3470/i5-3570/i5-3570k graphic card :HD 7950 3GB OC GDDR5 SAPPHIRE/SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 OC with Boost motherboard :ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ram (8x1) :Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory hard disk :Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ssd(os) :Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk(dont have any choices) case :Thermaltake VO200M1W2N (Black) ATX Full Tower Case(no need to change) powersupply:SeaSonic M12II Bronze 620W 80 PLUS PSU/SeaSonic ECO 600W PSU monitor :ASUS VS Series VS248H 24 inch 2MS LED Monitor/Samsung S23A750D 120Hz 23.0" operatingsys:window 7 home premium opticaldrive :Liteon iHOS 104-323 4X Blu-ray ROM DVDRW Drive/Pioneer BDR-S07XLT 12X Blu-ray Writer Drive firstly i am not willing to overclock the processor and i will stay with case fans because the seems enough ,so which one i choose from all that also is it good idea to get ssd to use it for operating system because i see alot of people saying it gets hot fast and has very short life time . both monitors are on discount for 200 $ . so please tell me which one i choose and why also give me a rate on my gaming rig also tell me how much fps will i get on bf3 ,crysis 3 and far cry the vapor version of graphic card comes with hitman bioshock infinite far cry3 and crysis 3
Help to build a gaming pc.?
I know more than average about gaming pc's and components but when it comes to actually building one I'd be completely lost. Every "guide" I can find seems to assume I already have certain componets and know all the lingo. What I would like to know, is there a decent guide or even a book that could help a complete beginner such as myself when it comes to building a gaming pc?
$1000 Gaming pc build (First attempt at building a pc)?
Hello, I have about $1000 bucks to purchase components, and tools to put together a gaming computer. The 1,000 dollars does NOT include the monitor, speakers, or the keyboard and mouse (Those I will be purchasing through Dell with a preffered account). This is what I have so far, priced $1,020 on Newegg.com: -Raidmax smilodon Extreme Black ATX Case -Seagate Barracuda 250 GB HD -EVGA Geforce 8800 GT Graphics Card -Thermaltake 500 Watt PSU -G.Skill 2GB Ram kit -EVGA Nvidia nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel motherboard -Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 Kentsfield 2.4ghtz -Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92 mm CPU cooler Aside from the monitor and speakers, am I missing anything here? Also, if you have a better build in this price range, please share your experiences! This will be my first attempt at building my own pc, and Im a bit nervous. I still am in search for a good guide to follow!
A gaming PC build under 1400$? (PC building newbie)?
I would like to be able to run Fallout 3 at maximum settings if possible. I don't have a monitor or an OS. Could you perhaps link me a guide to fitting all the parts together or something? If you can recommend me a great pre-built system that would be good too. Thank you so much!
Decent Gamer's PC build?
Hello my fellow gaming nerds! I am in need of your assistance! So, I being the young degenerate that I am, I lack the amount of money needed to buy a fancy gaming computer that can run Crysis 2 at the highest possible quality or Skyrim with tens of thousands of mods! That's where you come in, dear reader. I need your help in making me a gaming PC. Seeing how it'll be my first one, I just need something that can run Team Fortress 2, Gmod, and some source games. (Maybe even Fallout? :3) I need it to be in the 100 - 500 dollar price range, I only make about 15 bucks a week being a student! Please, help me out. You have no idea how much it'd mean to me. Talos guide you.
Best possible gaming PC under 2000k?
My friend and i want to build a beast of a PC, Mainly for gaming. what are the best parts we can possibly buy that will have the total cost for our computer under 2K?
Need help with a gaming PC build!?
I want to buy a PC for online gaming purposes.Can anyone suggest good build and where to buy reliably online. A link would be brilliant. Looking to spend no more than £300. I have a graphics card available NVIDIA GFORCE 7600GS so don't need graphics card. Have all other external parts i.e. monitor, mouse, keyboard. Looked online all over but more i look more i get confused. Pls help
Building a PC?
I am planning to build a PC. Or more specifically, a GAMING PC. I have heard that building a PC using parts i have bought myself is the best way to go for budget and performance. So I'm just basically asking a couple of questions concerning building a PC. Here goes... 1. Do i need to have good or great knowledge in computer skills or ITS? I'm not an amateur when it comes to computers. (well, i hope that's the case =P) I know all main parts of hardware and what they do but would it be Impossible or at least difficult to actually build the PC? 2. I live in Australia and I'm trying to avoid buying parts online. (not that i don;t trust the online market. It's just easier for me right now.) Are there any store at all around Australia (or anywhere else, i don't care) that wold sell quality gaming PC hardware? I'm gonna finish the rest of these questions in DETAILS because I'm running out of characters =P PLEASE READ HERE BEFORE ANSWERING! anyway... 3. If i build a quality Gaming PC, how well would it perform doing other tasks besides running games? I mean a power gaming PC would mean a powerful PC altogether right? 4. this is probably the most asked question concerning building PC's but... What would be the price range? (if you live in Australia please answer in AU$) I mean for at least a good Gaming PC. Obviously i want to get one as cheap as possible but i am looking for a good (not OPTIMAL but at least good...even great) at at least a good price...would that depend on the parts i use? Is there any possible way to cheapen the price and get a great PC at the same time? 5. and just to confirm, what level of skill in IT would it take to build a gaming PC? (I mean actually build it after getting the parts etc)
best spec for a gaming PC under $500 ,help?
i want to build a pc gaming for $500 + monitor, can you guys give me the best spec for my budget? i planing to play new DMC, FAR CRY 3 and others new games at least on Medium
Thinking about building a solid gaming PC?
Now that I have a good paying job for the summer I'm seriously considering selling my laptop and then building a gaming PC that can play today's games. Is it possible to give even a ballpark estimate of how much it will cost? Also, how hard is it for someone who hasn't even touched the inside of a computer? Or, how hard is it to learn?
How can I build my own Gaming PC?
What is like the best website that I learn from that will allow me to be able to know how to build a Gaming Pc without any problems whats so ever?
13, Building a gaming PC? Needing help..?
Hey Everyone, As of today I have decided to build a gaming rig. :) hooray! Problem is I've never ever ever built one before, so It'll be hard to me. =\ Everything is all ready set for me to buy it off online, except 2 MAIN PROBLEMS. 1) No experience, needing a tutorial or anything. 2) Stuck between a few last minute components decision. Lets start with number 2 first. AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2Ghz Black Edition or Intel Core i5-750 2.6Ghz. Is AMD better or is Intel? Need personal point of view here. :) Now number 1.. I'm planning on ordering everything this week and it should be here less a month. So during the time I need to LEARN how to put it together. So if anyone could help me with this, Greatly appreciated.
I want to build a Gaming PC?
What sort of build will I need to run games like Skyrim, BF3, Far Cry 3, Metro 2033(when it releases), Assassin's Creed 3, and other games like this at full settings, with very smooth gameplay, I want the cheapest possible setup I can get, to get max performance or just very close to it for all these games. Two things: First: I don't know how to assemble a PC, at all. Second: Will I need to Over clock my PC, and what are the benefits of this? Will I need a network Adapter?
Building a gaming PC desktop.?
i'm 16 so I don't really know that much about computers except the basics; motherboard, fan, ect..well, i'm thinking about building my own computer since HP doesn't make Window xP anymore. yeah, i have a little bit trouble using it and didn't really liked the changed. i want a computer that runs smoothly when i run a game (lags) i'm also using it for programs such ass adobe. -3-4Gbs I guess. can anyone help me find the right product? please and thank you. i'm also willing to use 1grand; less money the better since im paying :P yep its my everyday allowance. again please and thanks!!! http://www.newegg.com/Index.aspx?nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA oh and its also everyday using! :-) cd burner/dvd would also be nice. im currently playing maplestory ^^ and well, there might be some other awesome guy in the near future. games* ty ty :-D i get 4 gbs plus other programs im using.
Advice and suggestions on gaming pc builds.?
This story has already been told 1000's of times buut... I'm building my own gaming desktop yet I've never built one before. I'm currently reading a guide on it. http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/ Long story short, I'm confused as F***! NOT entirely but at a few points. My budget is not ideal for the best in the industry which is under 900. parts from tigerdirect Target game to run well would be Battlefield 3 and MW3. Anyone have any gaming rigs capable they'd like to link to? and in a mutual price range?
Building Gaming PC - Is This A Good Build?
Hi this is my gaming build, but first I have a few questions: 1. Should I get the Antec 900 Two v3 instead of the Antec 1200 V3 Case? 2. Will my SSD be fine or do I need a bigger one? (If so, I'll get a p67 mobo instead cuz of budget) 3. Does the CD/DVD Burner I have listed read discs as well? 4. Should I get a different type of RAM since I changed my mind about the p67 motherboard? 5. Is my build compatible? Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (Probably getting second one later when needed) Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 120mm CPU Cooler LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD This is going to be my first attempt at building a gaming pc. My budget was about $1700 and hit mostly dead on (With the keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc.). If you have any suggestions I'll be glad to hear them. Thanks.
How hard to build a gaming Pc?
I've always wanted to build my own gaming pc. I dont have much knowledge on how to do so but have heard it fairly easy with some commen sense and a screwdriver. Is it really that simple. The main reasons are that i feel like my options are limited on ps3 and have become kinda bored with it. Plus I have heard over all game play is way better and graphics etc can easily be changed out. Whats the pros and cons. I have only played Cod4 on pc, i loved it once i got the hang of using the keyboard an mouse. Any info is good info. thanks in advance.
Is it easy to build my own GAMING DESKTOP and what PARTS do you RECOMMEND ??
Ok, so i have been reading tutorials and articles allover the net about how to build my own PC and these are the parts that are required: (i think :P): Case Hard rive Processor Video Card RAM Power Supply CD/DVD ROM I want your recommendations on which parts to get and don't forget THIS IS A GAMING PC, however nothing exceeding $ 1000
If I were to build a gaming PC, what parts would I need?
I've heard that building a gaming computer is cheaper than buying one so I was wondering what are the parts I need for the gaming computer? I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse. If possible could you make some suggestions of parts? My budget is £600.
How hard is it to build a gaming pc?
I want to build my own gaming computer, I plan on saving up around $1,000-$1,500 for it. I have a good knowledge of computers, but I'm not a wiz with them, even though I love them and want to know more about how they work. How hard would it be for me to build a gaming pc from the ground-up with almost no hardware experience?
What parts should I use to build a high performance gaming PC?
I want to buy a custom gaming PC. This desktop would be specifically for games so functionality isn't that important to me. I want it to be a high performance computer to be able to run any game on medium or high settings. My budget is $700 but I'm willing to go up to $900 (not including monitor). However, anything cheaper is also okay! I know that I want the CPU to be from intel, and I would like an nvidia GeForce graphics card. But all other parts are up in the air! I do not have a monitor or an OS either (but I have an idea for both) so you can throw those in for suggestions as well!
Where can I learn about compatibility part for build a computer?
I am going to build a Gaming PC How can I know if the Motherboard is compatible with the CPU. How much power do I need to buy in a Power Supply. And a lot more. Is there a very detailed guide somewhere I can read. But that is easy to understand. Because I am planing to do some reading then start buying parts in a few days and start building it. Where should I look at? Thank you in advance
How can I learn to build a gaming rig?
I always hear and read about how it's better (and cheaper) to build your own gaming pc instead of buying a custom one from a manufacturer like Alienware. But since I know very little about building PC's, I wonder if there's a way to learn without having to pay for a class. Does anyone have any suggestions?
How to build a gaming pc?
I want to build a gaming pc that can play Crisis on max settings for under 1000 dollars.If i can't play crisis on max settings that is fine but i want the best possible pc for under 1000 dollars.Also could you recommend a good monitor the monitor price is excluded from the desktop price.
How do I know what computer parts will fit in a certain computer case?
I'm going to build a gaming PC, but I'm not sure what to look for as far as what parts will be compatible with a certain case. I'm new to building PC's so I'm just not sure if there are certain brands that don't fit certain cases or anything like that... I'll be using the Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid tower and my budget is around $1000. Not sure if any of that matters. Again I am new to this.
I want to build a pc but don't know where to start?
I would like to build a gaming pc for around 500 dollars 6 at most. AMD fx_series_quad_core_fx_4100 Processor 3.6GHz (4MB Cache) Is this a good processor? I found it and wanted to know. Anyway could you recommend so parts or even your own pc build if its around 500. Thanks and could you tell em how to make your question best answer still new to this
Can someone give me a parts breakdown of a gaming computer for 1000 or so?
I'm going to build a desktop for gaming. Mostly FPS games. It'll be my first PC built, and I'm planning on it being a dual boot with Vista and Ubuntu. So, if anyone has built one and still has their parts list laying around, please tell me. I likely won't just copy yours, but I would like somewhere to start from. And it needs to be below a thousand dollars. (Maybe more, but not too much) Thanks! Matt
How would I convince my Dad to let me build a gaming PC?
I've tried multiple times to convince my dad to build a PC rather than purchasing one off-the-shelf, but he is still convinced that it's better to just buy one instead of build one from scratch I've given him reasons like: - Saving money - Better performance, usually - Everyone's doing it - Everyone's suggesting it - People I know and he knows personally built their own computer and they work fine And yet, he is still controversial about it. He said he would ask my uncle, who is a computer engineer, what he thinks. Even then, my dad is confident that he would say no. I don't want to be a spoiled brat, and I'm not. It's just that I never really ask for anything expensive (not that a $650-$700 build is expensive in the gaming world, anyway) from my dad and I was hoping that he would let me do this, so if you have any comments like that, keep it to yourself. Another thing is that he's worried that I won't be able to build it, but I've also given him reasons regarding that. I know people, like my sister's boyfriend, that would gladly lend me a hand in building my own gaming PC. If not, it's easy to just look up a guide on the Internet. The only thing left is just for me to be very cautious and precarious during the process, which for me, won't be hard. I know I've been sounding narcissistic, but it's the truth. P.S. I'm 13 years old, if that's of any significance.
what do you buy first when it comes to building a good gaming pc?
My desktop is really old and slow, so Im going to pretty much start from scratch but use what I can from the old one. I've been reading alot online about how to build a pc, and what to buy, but everythings so dependant on each other, how do you decide what to buy first? I keep finding things I want to put in it, that dont go together :/ gah.
Is building a gaming PC cheaper than buying one?
I keep wanting to get a gaming PC. I like consoles but I am a hardcore gamer and PC is supposed to be superior to all consoles. Gaming PCs are really expensive, and I mean REALLY EXPENSIVE. I want to know if making a PC would be better and cheaper than just buying a already made one. I really want to play amazing games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, Minecraft, Garry's Mod, and America's Army with no lag, good graphics, good FPS (frames per second), and an overall good experience. Please answer, I REALLY want to know.
Can someone tell me how to build my own gaming PC?
I'm a massive noob at this, but how do you do it? Do you choose parts online and order the PC with your selected parts (if that's right then please link me to a site where I can do it)? Do I order parts and put it together myself? If that's right then please link me to a site where I can do it? Thanks.
Im looking places that put together your custom pc when you supply all the parts?
I want to make my own custom gaming PC and is planning to buy all the parts from Newegg.com. I have no clue on how to assemble everything into the tower and no nothing about things like wire management etc etc. Is there anywhere in the Brooklyn NY area like PC shops that can do this? I rather let a professional handle this
How do I build my own gaming computer?
I am 19 and I have no idea on how to do it. Everyone says " building your computer is the best option" but I don't know what a graphics card is or what a terrabyte is or any of that (I don't bragg my system specs to people). How does one build one and where can I find all the parts? I obviously don't want to go everywhere just to find what I'm looking for. If not, what are some good computers at Frys or Best buy?
Where do I start if I want to buy a custom gaming computer?
I'm looking to buy a gaming computer for less than $600 and I talked with several of my friends and they said building a custom one is the cheapest option. This is the first time I've ever bought my own PC, so I have no experience with it and I have no idea where to start. What do I do or where should I look first?
Can someone help me build a gaming computer?
I am getting a new computer soon and wanted to build it myself. I want it to be able to run all new pc games and everything. Is there a guide somewhere I can use that helps me choose videos cards, cooling, processors etc?
How hard is it to build a high-end gaming PC?
I want for less than $1,000 to build a gaming desktop. Nothing extreme, but I'd like to be able to play games like Crysis (obviously with graphics turned way down). Where do I start?
How to build my own gaming pc?
After e3 I decided I'd go to pc gaming but I don't have 1000 dollars for some Alienware laptop xD I want to make a laptop that can process big games like skyrim on medium to high settings with ease. Can handle higher graphics and things like that. What parts do I order? What brand or specific type of machine. I don't know anything about this stuff so I am using the Internet for my guide. Please give me a specific answer.
How should i distribute 600 to 700 dollars to build a gaming/normal stuff(haha) computer?
I Want to build a computer that can play most games fluently, such as minecraft, civilization, maybe battlefield, grand theft auto, etc. But the thing I dont know too much about computers haha. Also I usually run servers, like on minecraft, but i dont know what's the part that affects that the most. Which parts the most important? The Processor, circuitboard, graphics card, and about how much ram should i need?
How to build a gaming computer?
Post me a good link for building a good gaming computer with idiot-proof instructions. Pictures and good and so is very in depth and simple guidance. Desktop not laptop too by the way.
I am interested in building my own computer, where should I start?
Due to recent suggestions, I want to build me own computer. I am looking to customize it for art and gaming. So basically, am looking to install alot of RAM, a nice video card, and lots of memory. But where do you start- Do you buy and old system unit, and them replace old parts with new? and what brands specifically should I purchase for my needs?
Any tutorial to build a high end gaming pc?
Try to give your best answer, and I would appreciate a ridiculously long and in-depth answer too. I live in Mississauga, Canada, and I would like to know every part I would require (give actual examples if you can) and where I can buy them. (Not online, but a real shop in Mississauga) If you can, please list combinations of parts with actual names. Thank you very much!
Is it worth it to build a computer or buy a prebuilt?
Alright, i want to buy a new computer. I have some knowledge of how to put together a pc. I recently took an old one apart and tried to put it back together and it wont turn on probably because i didnt connect something. I also hate doing the cable management crap. So i am wondering, should i build my own or buy one from a site like ibuypower or cyberpowerpc?
How do i start my quest to assemble a pc?
i want to assemble a pc but i dont know the first thing about it. what are the components i need to buy ,how do i get started ??? i m looking to put together a machine which could run high end games with ease.I got $1000 2 spend
Is an XFX Raedeon HD 6870 GC compatible with an Intel DX58SO Extreme Series motherboard?
I know almost nothing about computers, and I'm making a gaming desktop. I decided that the Raedeon 6870 is one of the best graphics cards for gaming, and the Intel DX58SO is the best CPU for gaming. I am not, however, sure if the two are compatible. Does anyone know? Meant motherboard, sorry. But thanks for helping me out. Sure, go head and list em.
Does anyone know any good adventure games for the PC?
I have halo 2, the orange box, and mass effect for the PC and am frankly getting a bit bored. does anyone know any good adventure, non-shooting games? i checked on gamespot and it seems like every good new game out there has somebody holding a gun, and i want to rest from that genre a bit. Also, i don't like war sims, like when you command a huge army and invade, etc. i'm more into first-person exploration, like the legend of zelda games, and portal. Anyone know any good ones of that type for the PC?
What kind of desktop should I buy?
I am looking to spend about $700 on this computer. I was looking at the brand Lenova? I dont know much about what computer to buy and I want it to have all these games on it and still run fast: diablo3 maplestory league of legends WoW command and conquer. Is that possible for 700$?
What Else Do I Need To Play Current Games?
I Have An Emachines Desktop Computer Heres The Specs: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor 3.7 GB RAM OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (build 7600), 64-bit CPU Speed: 1.61 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.1395 GHz Can you tell me what I need to play current video games on my PC at the best settings? Pls provide links...thanks.
Help me build a gaming PC?
Help me build a gaming pc. One that can run BF3 on max settings. If it can run that it will run anything in the market. Currently planning on getting an Ibuypower pc for $1500 that can run bf3 put ppl keep telling me it will come cheaper if I build it on my own. Can some one email me if they are interested in guiding me to making a gaming pc. If my email is set to private leave an answer and I'll email you or just leave an answer with the pc build. Thanks.
Help with building my own gaming PC?
I've never built a desktop before, but I've always been curious about it and I think I'm ready. My budget is $800-1500 Some people suggested these builds to me: http://www.gaming-computer-guide.com/gaming-computer-build.html http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=29vora&s=4 I'm thinking of getting a motherboard, processor, and PSU that will allow me to upgrade in the future as my finances permit. I want to buy one video card for now (thinking ATI 5770?) and getting a second one in the future (5770x2 seems to be the same price as a 5870 and better performance?). So, I need a motherboard that allows me to have 2 video cards, and a PSU that can give enough power for them. I am thinking of getting 4-8gb of ram right now, and then getting more in the future. I don't think I'll get a soundcard now, but maybe later... is there an issue with getting a soundcard 6 months-1 year later? Do all motherboards have built-in sound? I'm really not aware of these things (sorry). I don't know what kind of case to get, but something big to accommodate a big PSU, motherboard, 2 video cards etc. I don't know much about fans... do these come with cases these days, do I buy them for my processor, video cards..? I know I need to buy thermal paste, but that's sort of the extent of it. My goal for this PC is to be able to play WoW, Crysis at OK settings.. and eventually upgrade it to be able to play Crysis @max settings. I also was wondering what are the top-of-the-line brands for video cards (someone said Sapphire?), harddrives, cooling, cases, etc... I was also looking at putting my OS (my friend gave me Win7 Ultimate, so that's what I'll be using) on a SSD... expensive I hear, any thoughts? Thank you all so much--I really appreciate any answers, even if you can only answer part of my question, please do so! Thanks!
Need a budget gaming pc?
I've always been a console gamer, but due to a lot of persuasion I've decided to give pc gaming a shot. Therefore I've set a budget of £400 - £600 to buy a computer. I will also need at the very least; a dual core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB-1TB hard drive space, an operating system, and a decent graphics card. Peripherals such as a monitor, keyboard and mouse will also be necessary. If anyone could suggest anything it would be very helpful. On a separate note, I've found the page "http://uk.geforce.com/optimise/guides/gaming-pc-buyers-guide" which would appear to be quite useful for what I'm looking for. I just need to know if this is a good idea, and what it would involve (building the pc yourself, or getting any other software which may also be necessary). I guess I could just re-use my old keyboard, mouse, and monitor, at least for now. As for your reply, is the link above simlar to what you are saying?
how to build a budget gaming pc?
im new to this and was wondering if you could prvide any guides and a list of all the parts i need to build a budget system under $500.
How to build a pc? What components to fit in order?
I'm currently building a gaming PC. Have already ordered the parts. *Case & PSU - COOLERMASTER RC-1000 Cosmos with Coolermaster RealPower 850W Modular PSU *Motherboard - ASUS P5Q3 DELUXE/WIFI *CPU - Intel Quad Core Q6600 95Watt G0 Stepping *RAM - 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5 *GPU - ATi HIS HD4870 *Optical Drive - Standard DVD burner *HDD - Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache Just wanted to know if anyone know of any latest step-by-step guide on What components i should fit first when i come to building the PC? Advice welcome
Gaming computer build help?
I have decided to build a mid range gaming pc - I have a guide of how to build one (newegg's channel on youtube), but I don't have the confidence to go out an shop for the parts online in fear that all the parts won't fit in the case, they might not work together, or I may end up spending more money than I need to. My budget is 600-700 POUNDS. GBP. QUID. Not dollars. (This may change depending on what parts I want. I have looked at computer building websites about what kind of things I need (other than core components), so I'm going to write a list of things I want and any personal preferences. CASE - Something with enough ventilation for all the parts suggested. CPU - Preferably intel MOTHERBOARD - Enough sockets to fit suggested parts (and perhaps 2 GPUs if I ever want to go SLI) RAM - Highest amount I can get for my budget, perhaps 8GB? 16GB? GPU - Nvidia, the kind of GPU I can rely on for almost any game, but may have to lower settings - maybe in the future I will decide to upgrade / SLI, so please think of this when suggesting parts that relate to this. FANS - I want a proper aftermarket CPU fan (preferably quiet) that will DEFINITELY take care of keeping the system cool SOUND CARD - Will I need one or will integrated do the trick? MONITOR - A decent monitor that isn't too expensive, and not ridiculously big but has a good resolution for what I'm asking for. CD/DVD DRIVE - Nothing too complex, I won't do much burning/writing/film watching, so a cheap one is fine. HARD DISC - I think I have this sussed, but would I need more than 500GB? POWER SUPPLY - Something that will support all suggested parts, and maybe have enough to take on another graphics card if I see fit in the future. OTHER PARTS - Anything else you might think useful (such as a mouse) The kinds of games I play on my current laptop aren't very high end (I play team fortress 2 the most, and that doesn't run all too well either :P), but I am planning on switching to higher end gaming. Nothing too major, but this computer I'm expecting will be able to handle almost any game. Team fortress 2 is the thing I would probably play the most, so I am expecting this to be able to run it at full pelt, but I won't just play that, maybe things like Skyrim, Borderlands, Left for dead, Dead Island etc. I might sound like a complete idiot now - I may be asking for too much with my kind of budget, so please tell me if I am. I hate to sound bitchy, but if you could answer in the most detailed-but-new-user-friendly way possible, then that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for reading this fully (I hope you did), and any advice given. (P.S. I really want just 1 graphics card - I do doubt I will buy another to SLI them, but I might if PC gaming completely takes over my gaming life.)
Got a link on how to build a budget pc?
Im interested in building an extreamly basic pc for web browsing and nothing more I cant seem to find any kind of instructions online on how to go about doing this. All the guides are for mid-high end gaming pcs. All i need is a pc that can go online with a dial up connection reasonably well and maybe have a calculator and word processer on it nothing more.
What softwares do I need to build a PC?
I'm goin' to build a gaming PC and I know everything on how to build the actual computer and I have a good guide to build it. My question is: What softwares should I install, I know Windows 7 of course but do I need some kind of virus program to protect my computer? Or does that come with 7? I'm planning to download some games on uTorrent so I wanna make sure that the computer is safe before doing so, can someone help me with this? Btw, I was planning on buying games of course like multiplayer games from Steam and stuff however I was going to download a few singeplayer games like Minecraft, the sims and stuff that I don't think is worth buying.
Gaming PC buyers guide?
I need help choosing between some gaming PCs. I want to run some of the newest games such as BF3 or Diablo 3 on the highest settings. My options are: Razer blade Alienware MX17 MSI GT70 Alienware X51 (video card and processor swapped out for Geforce GTX 680 and I7 3770k) Custom Built PC. Alienware MX14 My budget is 2500, but if it is over the top I can save up some more. Thank you
Questions for PC building Vets?
I'm attempting to build myself a gaming PC for the first time tonight and I'm starting to experience a sort of "analysis paralysis" from having read many many different building guides which contain slightly different suggestions for some of the details I'm most uncertain about. Super quick specs are: Phenom II x4 940, Gigabyte motherboard, 2x2GB DDR2-800, ATI Radeon 4870 1GB, Modular Corsair 550W PSU, Antec 300 case, Vista 64 Bit Home Premium. I'd greatly appreciate any opinions from seasoned builders on a few details: 1. My motherboard supports onboard graphics. Would it be a good idea to get vista installed & running on integrated graphics first, then treat the addition of the GPU more like an upgrade? My thought is it will remove the GPU as a suspect for any problems very early on. I haven't seen this suggestion in any of the guides I've read thought, so I worry there is a reason not to do this that I'm unaware of. 2. Some guides strongly advise flashing the bios, while others insist you need only check the BIOS to confirm it's auto detecting the right settings and should adopt a hands off approach with the majority of BIOS options. Can I get some additional opinions on if this should or should not be done by a novice computer builder? 3. What's the best time & order to update the following in?: -BIOS (Before windows install or can it wait till after for easier update through window?) -Windows Vista -Motherboard Drivers(Are there driver's beyond just the BIOS?), -GPU drivers 4. Are there any driver's or updates I didn't mention above that I should be looking to apply? 5. If I want to run benchmarks only for the sake of confirming system stability, which are best for this purpose? Thanks in advance for any advice.
How To? Gamers Desktop Build Guide for less?
I remember there being a build guide for a good gaming pc for less than 1000 bucks. That was a couple years ago and I'm wondering if anyone is aware of an updated article? Also, what is everyone's opinion here? Best motherboards? Best video card? I'm not privy to amd or intel, so either cpu would be fine with me. I'm looking to build something fairly quickly and didn't want to have to completely catch back up on what all the good hardware is nowadays.... Any links you can throw at me would be greatly appreciated!
I need help with building a Gaming Pc?
I just bought Crysis, Bioshock,and Gears Of War for both my 360 and Pc, I know that on the pc if you do not have a good set up your doomed so what I need help on is on how to build a pc woprht playind these games. I also want a list of every I mean everything I need in terms of the best graphics cards, mother board, the best cup (I saw an Intel tht was good), and ect. I also want to know where to get a good guide to put the thing all together. Gaming is my life and chosen profesion. -Thank you so much if you guys can help-
Building my own gaming pc, please help?
Hi, so i wanna make my own gaming pc, i havn't build a pc before. But i have done a lot of upgrading and stuff, anyone have some help or anything to get me started? (maybe a guide or something) it would really help me out. Or if anyone have or could recommend a good gaming spec i would love to see it :). I have in mind spending about 2.500 dollars on it, and i have a monitor, mouse and keyboard so it's just for the pc.
Help with gaming PC?
I need help building a gaming PC. It is really preferred I not build my own, and I have 1100 dollars to spend, including monitor. I want to be able to play a game like BF3 and other higher end games on moderate to high settings on at least 50-60 fps, and a game like minecraft on 90+. I play a lot more, but those are good guides. RAM requirements of at least 8, no more than 12 (gigs of course), and the monitors video quality is more important than size, but nothing less than 18". Please include what kind of sound I would have, as well as any helpful info. If you need more info, I'll be watching this question, ready to give it.
Help with a gaming pc?
I need help building a gaming PC. It is really preferred I not build my own, and I have 1100 dollars to spend, including monitor. I want to be able to play a game like BF3 and other higher end games on moderate to high settings on at least 50-60 fps, and a game like minecraft on 90+. I play a lot more, but those are good guides. RAM requirements of at least 8, no more than 12 (gigs of course), and the monitors video quality is more important than size, but nothing less than 18". Please include what kind of sound I would have, as well as any helpful info. If you need more info, I'll be watching this question, ready to give it.
I need help with building a PC for Video Editing and some gaming. Any help?
Hey everyone! I want to build a PC for my brother, and I was wondering, what GPU would be good for Video Editing? He records a lot of gaming guides and such, and he wants a better PC for video editing; rendering and such. I also know the i7 is great for Video editing, but i'm looking for a less expensive build if possible. But I just mainly need help finding out what GPU and CPU to get. I'm wanting to have a budget. Anywhere from $600-$1000 for the build. Thanks for your help! He records games that's on his Xbox 360.
Advice on building a gaming PC?
So I consider myself fairly proficient with computers, I took a few computer science classes in my first stint of college and know at the very least the basics of the various parts. But I have wanted to build a custom gaming rig for a while now, and I'm afraid that the sheer number of choices is rather daunting. So I'm hoping I can get some suggestions as to what components to use. As for what I hope it can do, I want it to run Battlefield 3 at high settings, that and playing a few other impending games along with playing some of the more graphic intensive older games I own on steam that my laptop can't run. So I know there are tons of guides for HOW to pick parts, but I'm hoping you guys can help me out and point me to some good and reasonably priced options.
Best $500 gaming PC?!?!?!?
My nephew and I are looking for a good build guide for a first time PC builder that will run around 500 bucks including OS. Any suggestions?
I want to build a gaming computer budget $200-500, I need help finding good deals.?
Im going to build a gaming pc but i don't know where to start. If someone could find a guide or give me the names of some good books that i can read. My budget for now is $200-$500 for now. I need to know about reasonable parts and what works with what like processors,mother board, sound card, video card, hardrive etc. I really want to get started but don't know how. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Help with building my own Gaming PC?
Hey guys, all the help I can get would be appreciated. I'm looking for several things. My goal is to build an affordable gaming PC, one that will be able to run Skyrim and AC Revelations on reasonable graphic settings. A. Where is a good list of every piece I'll need? B. Where's the best place to buy the parts for my gaming PC? Is there a good kit with all the parts? My budget is 400-500 dollars, which I know isn't optimal but I've heard it can be done. C. Is this a good set right here, and does it have everything I need? I don't know which is the video card, if it even has one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.692922&cm_sp=DIY_PC_Combos-_-692922-_-Combo D. Where is an online guide that is very helpful for a noob at building computers? Any help would be SO much appreciated. Thanks guys. What would be the best video card to buy separately that would be compatible with this? And the best bang for buck? Remember, I need to keep the price low-ish
First step to build my own pc pls help.?
I bought all components needed to build my lovely nice new gaming pc,so i decided to build it myself & i read a lot here & there,but i couldn't get the hole picture yet,then i decided to make one step at time very slowly.first thing i tried is to understand those many connectors coming from the case(they are 5)what they are & where to connect them?do i have to plug them to the psu or the mobo? i hope someone can help me with more very detailed information,because all guides i read on the internet plus the case manual assuming you are genius. btw the case i have is thermaltake rx-i http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1470&ID=2068 thanks.
What is the best possible gaming computer that you can build yourself.?
Hello, I appreciate you reading this to try and help me. I am very extremely desktop computer illiterate. I have always had a laptop. I am looking for the ultimate computer, I am looking to build the ultimate computer that can play any game at it's fullest. The BEST of the BEST. I have never built a computer before but I will most likely receive help while building it. I need all the best parts to combine to make up the ultimate gaming PC! I would like to know the full spec list. Now since I have not built a computer or know much about desktops. I would very much like to be told all of the things in as dumbed down as possible... for example, an idiots guide to building the ultimate, computer... :) Price is NOT a factor, it can as much as it needs to be, it just has to be the best of the best. I appreciate all of your help, Thank You. Also when you list all of the BEST parts combined to create the ultimate gaming computer please list where i can get it, preferably newegg, Once again Thank You, but please explain all this to me as simplistic as possible. Also, Liquid Cooling will not work, because im going to be building this myself. I have never built a computer before, and on top of that never messed with liquid cooling, which if installed wrong it can be very harmful to your computer.
Is this a good motherboard for a gaming PC?
http://compeve.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=53&zenid=ce11e98467b44b7913c8d7b54c645d9b And does it require a sound card? I'm just asking because most guides on building computers don't mention anything about sound cards.
Need help building PC. Advice please?
I really want to build a gaming PC for under $1000. I really cannot exceed that. I am fairly new to this but I have done some research and it seems that with all of the guides I follow I always end up exceeding my budget. I know for a fact I can get a fairly powerful PC for under 1000. So PLEASE help me out someone. I am getting so overwhelmed and discouraged that I just don't know what to do. I don't even know where to start now. I have to stay under $1000 and I really want all the power I can get for that. So please help me out starting from scratch. Plus, I am not sure whether I will purchase the parts and put it together myself or build it on a site. I need suggestions for that as well (whats cheaper? is it easy enough? etc). Thank you.
PC Gaming or Xbox 360 Gaming???
A couple of years ago when I was 13 I was reading about the process of building pc's, and decided I wanted to do that myself, so I saved up my money all summer and I bought all the parts and followed the guide in a magazine and built my pc. It was great and all, but now it's two years later and my pc is out of date. After purchasing windows vista, my games began to run even slower, and now I can't run anything at all with a good framerate. I was frustrated so last christmas I asked for an xbox 360. I knew I wouldn't have to worry about game/hardware compatability. It's fun, but I play on a crappy 20" tv. I also really haven't found any game's that truly grabbed my attention. There was one game i particular though, that I absolutely loved. Elder scrolls Oblivion holds the spot as my favorite video game ever, but it's also available on PC. I happened to play it on 360. So now I've got two choices, I can upgrade my PC or get new speakers and stuff for my 360. ??? Here's the status for me on both platforms for those of you who care: PC Geforce 7900GT Amd Athlon 64 3000+ (939) Nforce 4 SLI edition 2gb DDR400 80GB HD 600w psu 16" CRT monitor My case has broken and disfunctional usb ports along with a broken cover on the front, I would need a new one. Favorite Game: Half-Life 2 Others: Guild Wars, BF2142 Xbox 360 Premium Console 20" Flat Tube SDTV w/built in crappy speakers gaming chair w/ crappy speakers (don't use) I fell more immersed when I play on my PC, but I just don't know about the cost.... 360 Favorite Game: Elder Scrolls Oblivion Others: Call of Duty 4, Gears
should i build a gaming computer?
I am thinking about building a gaming computer this year but the only thing that is stopping me from doing so is wiring everything up. I have looked at many videos and i know how to fit each component on the motherboard but then the videos don't follow up with a video to wire them up. Is there any advice you can give me to guide me in the right path to learn how to wire. e.g. any websites that i could visit and learn from or any videos. (the only video i have seen on wiring pc hardware is Newegg's video but it isn't too clear as they use all these names that are gibberish to me. Please can you give me informative answers as i really want to get into PC gaming as I am a Battlefield player and i would think this option will be much better for me due to the variety of players and game features you can choose between. Thank you for your time and if i do go on to build one this will be my first time. Also any websites that could help me improve my further knowledge on hardware is greatly appreciated as i cannot afford to make a silly mistake and choose hardware that is not compatible. I also do not want to turn to custom build websites. i didnt say that the components are gibberish, i meant that the guy at newegg was calling the connectors were gibberish, i know what RAM, CPU, GPU, HDD, SSD, SATA, Motherboard and all that sort of stuff but thank you for you comment (sorry that i didnt make it that clear)
I need a good gaming PC?
Hello, i am looking to buy or build if necessary a nice gaming PC. I like to keep things simple, no flashy design or lights just a gaming PC that can run the latest games with ease with a budget of around 1,500 bucks. By latest i mean CoD, GTA 4, BF3, Portal and all the rest. I could REALLY use some guide lines on just what parts to get since i know i'm most likely going to have to build this myself. Remember i have only a $1,500 budget! Also it must be a desktop, no laptops. Like i said, recommend a build to me. I don't know much about what cards will handle what games. Awesome, care to recommend a site that i can get these parts at? Again i need it to come up under 1,500 so i can not have the total price vary by much.
How should I upgrade my gaming pc?
Hello, I'm trying to upgrade my custom rig in preparation for upcoming games (Skyrim) It performs well enough, but I want to know what hardware or software would have it buzzing. I have: An x28 motherboard An Intel i7 970, watercooled 10 gigs of ddr3 memory at 10600 800w psu a MSI made radeon hd 6950 Twin Frozr II gpu windows 7 64 bit. Azza case with 6 case fans. I thank you for any and all advice you can provide, but please no "That's cool" answers. Please keep in mind I am an enthusiast, but building pc's is a hobby, and aI wouldn't want to spend more than a few hundred dollars. Furthermore: All of the above is stock. I am accepting of overclocking, within reason, but I like things quiet and cool, and I have been hesitant to do so previously. A good guide would be appreciated. if necessary. Thank you. I appreciate the helpful answers. going to be tough to chose the best. Maybe I should upgrade the processor? Also, i know the ram is overkill, but I'm replacing it for less, and faster.
i am building my gaming pc Help ME?
Processor INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8500 3.16Ghz (6MB CACHE-1333 MHZ FSB) Mother Board INTEL DP45SG (LGA775-SND+GIGA LAN-1333MHZ FSB)DDR3 SUPPORT-2X PCX SLOT Ram CORSAIR XMS3 DHX DDR3 TWIN KIT 2X4096-1333(2GBx2)XMS3 DUAL MEMORY KIT DDR3 Video Card GeForce PCX 8800GTS 320MB (320-BITS) DDRIII Case COOLER MASTER CHASSIS CM 690 NVIDIA EDITION all of this parts r compitable ? or i have to replace something plz help me i select this features 4 my computer did i have to add fans if yes then how many fans i need and i dont have any cooling solution can u plz guide me which cooling solution i need and and sry 4 ma bad English
Going to build my own PC. Help!?
I'm going to build a computer and i need to what to put into it! I was originally going buy a laptop but decided i wanted something more for gaming. I have many guides on how to put the PC together but would like to know what I should put into it, while staying at $800 max. I want to know everything from case, power supply, CPU etc.... and links to websites with exact product would be nice! please help! UPDATE: I have all the stats I want I figured it all out. But im wondering if I should go with a nice AMD CPU. Or a i5-2500k. Because I hear AMD is just as good if not better than Intel, with a lower price. UPDATE: I have all the stats I want I figured it all out. But im wondering if I should go with a nice AMD CPU. Or a i5-2500k. Because I hear AMD is just as good if not better than Intel, with a lower price. ATTENTION: Scratch the updates above, but im actually going to spend $1000 dollars on a computer. Decided to go with an i5-2500k. Still need help with all the other stuff i should put in. I already have a full case. NZXT Phantom Full case 001
Gaming Computer Component Guide?
I am going to build a gaming PC but I am not an expert in that area. I know the basics but I want to make sure that I buy all the compatible components. Can someone help me choose a good motherboard, CPU (I'm thinking i3 or i5, unless someone has a better gaming processor,) RAM Type, (i I'm going for 8GB) etc.I need it all to be reasonably cheap though, around £50 - £100 per component. Also, can someone tell me if the processor will come with its own CPU fan? Please help!! Thanks :) Nick
step by step guide for building a gaming computer?
Ok I am back with another computer question. I have looked around online for gaming computers, and the ones that seem to have everything I am looking for ar like $2,000. That's a big no no XP. SO! I come to you all asking for a guide, a good link, some information, or something because I am going to try to make my own! I would like the budget to be no higher then $700, so please keep that in mind. Here is what I actaully would like to include in my model: *Processor - Intel or AMD *RAM - 6GB (or more) *Graphics Card - ATI Raedon 5000 series graphics card with 1GB of video memory *Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate (64-bit) *Quad-core Intel core i7 or i5, AMD Phenom 11x4 CPU *I don't really need a rack load of storage place on my computer cause I'm good at managing it Sorry if some of the stuff is not written in a correct manner ~_~ I really just jotted a lot of stuff down from various locations. But I would like to be able to keep my keyboard and MOUSE =]. But I feel if I had some kind of guid to an actually computer I was building I COULD DO IT! But instead I go to all these sites and it's stuff thrown all over the place. But I am trying, and any help would be appreciated. Also let me know if it is even possible to build a nice pc capable of playing games for a budget of $700. I know this will probably take time to type up and explain, but you will be helping me and a lot of other people. Thank you =) oh i forgot the 6GB (or more) of RAM ~_~ was refferring to DDR3 or SDRAM. Also I don't really know how many GHz is a good amount so that is why I didn't include that. I have been to that site "Mercuri" and I read your profile, about the "step by step" junk. If you don't like the question I posted then why answer? And yes I don't have any expereince in this so that is why I am trying to get help. It's a learning experience...you learn as you go. Least I'm not taking junk to someone and dropping it on them and saying "do this for me bro" ...heh can't believe you have any best answers v_v HAHA @ H M O O B Y A J You sound like you are being held hostatge or something XP! WOW Thanks people to whoever answered, even Mercuri lol, cause that IS a good site.
Can you help me find/guide me to a Gaming PC Desktop/Laptop that will last?
My computer recently crashed which I've had for seven years now. As a result I need a new computer which I will use mostly for gaming and video editing. My goal is to find a great gaming PC Desktop or Laptop which will last some years and play upcoming/current games nicely within my budget of $1,200. This is where I hope you savvy Computer folks can help me out regarding a few questions. 1. I plan to play World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and more. I'm hoping to experience these games as they are meant to be experienced. Without lag (particularly when raiding), graphics turned up, whilst running other applications simultaneously, with the game running at a high FPS rate. 2. Desktop or Laptop. Its been awhile since I had to shop for a new computer. Are Laptops good enough to handle gaming? Mobility is wonderful, but I would rather have more bang for my buck in a Desktop if not. 3. XP, Vista, Windows 7? For gaming purposes should I go for one over the other? 4. Should I get it built by a local company, buy retail (are there any decent retail Gaming PC's?), or are there any good deals on New Egg? These are the questions I am researching myself. However if there are some of you out there with the knowledge I would really appreciate your help finding a kick-awesome gaming system that will provide me with years of enjoyment. Thanks so much for your time!
Question about these custom gaming computer builds?
Here is the $400 here: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budget-gaming-pc/ Now there is a $1000 comuter build here http://www.hardware-revolution.com/1000-gaming-computer/ My question is: I plan to make a computer from one of the guides here and based on how tight money is, (and how much I've always wanted a blazing fast comp) I am torn between the $400 and the $1000 build. My only justifcation for wanting the $1000 is to build for the future, I want to make sure that the PC will be able to run any future games for at least the next 4-5 years on 'HIGH' or 'ULTRA'. In addition, I would like to the PC to be as stable as possible. My justification for the $400 build is that I want to be able to play past gen games (Company of Heroes, Fallout3, Dawn of War 2) current gen games (SC2, BF:BC2, Supreme Commander) and maybe some future ones (Diablo 3 et. al) with a reasonable framerate without lacking in quality. The only thing I'm concerned with is that I will be compromising the "future-proofness" of the $1000 with this one. Any advice?
Gaming desktop question.?
I want a sick gaming desktop that can play bioshock and gears of war (i dont have to worry about the online games cuz i got a fast internet connection). Im not sure if i should buy one or build one. If i build one, can someone give me a guide on how to build the best gaming pc for 2200 dollors? Thanks. P.S. if you say i should buy one tell me which gaming computer should i buy and if you tell me to build one then give me a link dont post it here THANKS!!!
Buying a gaming pc from Cyberpowerpc.com?
I need a new computer, ive been searching around and i figured i might buy from Cyberpowerpc.com. I started building my pc but then it hit me...Can i trust this website? So i started searching around the web and found a lot of good stuff on them, but as i feared i did come across a few saying stuff like ''Their power supplies are bad'' and ''Their customer service is bad'' and i found some articles saying they use refurbished hardware. I'm no computer wiz but i'm pretty sure that using refurbished hardware is a bad thing =s. So what i'm asking is has anyone boughten a pc from this website before and if so how did things work out? p.s. Ive read that building your own pc is cheaper and everything so this would be my alternative if i cant trust cyberpowerpc.com but I have no idea on how to start, ive tried looking up guided but im just stupid i guess lol. Anyone recommend any guided they have used? or the places they bought their parts from?
Intel or AMD and which one?
I'm doing some research for computer parts since I'm planning to build one myself in the near future and I was wondering which CPU would be best for my needs. I'm building a gaming PC that can (hopefully) run the latest games on high settings without any lag. Besides gaming I also want to edit videos with Sony Vegas (I'm talking about 720p and 1080p videos here). And maybe some audio editing, recording etc. Just in case it's significant I also want to say that I'm interested in overclocking. Those things will be the most CPU intensive I recon so if somebody could give me advice on which CPU would suit my needs that would be awesome. And some advice about building a computer in general would be welcome. (I already watched Newegg's three part "How to build a pc" guide. I thought the main GPU manufacturers are Nvidia and AMD. I'm planning to buy a discreet GPU so no worries about built-in graphics. I agree, I should probably have some kind of budget. The thing is, this also kind of a test to see how much I'll have to spend if I get the best of the best (without being overkill) that's suitable for my purposes.
Need Help Building a Gaming PC?
I'm planning to build my own computer. Using a guide I found, I picked some computer parts off of Newegg. If you're the kind of person that can determine how my gameplay will be based on the parts, please do so. Here's the list (There's no Hard Drive included because I already own a 500 GB hard drive.): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121435 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157270 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148243 If there's anything I'm missing or anything I should change, please suggest it. Thanks.
Where to post sharecash links?
I don't want to upload anything illegal or not allowed by sharecash. I have uploaded the following files so far. I posted these in yahoo answers but i got suspended is there anywhere else i can post these files to. Utimate Guide to Remove Virues or Malwares.zip The complete guide to remove Google Redirect Virus.zip The Legal Photoshop.zip The Idiot's Ultimate Guide to Building Your Own Computer.zip How to Build a Gaming PC.zip The complete guide to fix drivers.zip Computer Buying Guide.zip How to Speed up your internet connection.zip Activate your Vista for free.zip Thanks
Help Needed On Building a Gaming/video editing Desktop?
Right I have been searching the web for ages for, basically a guide to building my own pc. Or recommendations on some good systems out there. I just can not get my head around all the technicality's, too many ! I am looking to spend around £600 (maybe a tad more for the right price) and would like it to be a package (screen,mouse,speakers etc..) Also needs to be able to hand gaming with ease, and handle adobe video editing software easily. I already have all the software. So could you please recommend good packages out there, or links to a complete step by step guide on what to buy, and how to build it. I have looked at sites like, alienware, cube247,dell, arbico, but all there information is generally different Components, so a nightmare when comparing, well it is for me! I wouldn't know if it was deal of the Century of steal or the century! Many Thanks
How do I build the best PC?
Ok so this isn't so much a "I need a step-by-step guide" question as a "what are the best components for me to purchase when building the PC" question. Essentially I am asking for a list (i.e. cpu, motherboard, ram, etc.) that when put together would work great. I am as new as you can get when I comes to building computers from scratch, but I do know there is so much more potential in creating a great PC. Which is why I am asking for your help. Now I know that there are a lot of factors like what I'd be using the computer for and such. The only thing I will say is this: I want to be able to use this PC for anything. I am into gaming as well as audio and video editing and I want this PC to be able to handle anything I dish out and then some. In terms of price, there's no limit. Just list the best pieces to make the best whole. Again, I am very new at this so anything could help. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Looking for a Custom computer making guide?
Well im new at this Building a PC thing but i herd this is the cheapest way. OK, im going to try to build a Gaming PC and i need a good guild that i can find on the internet but if it is better to buy a guide were can i buy or get one of those?
Loading Windows XP on a custom built gaming computer. Please Help!?
I have built an AMD gaming computer. Now, everything works fine and I can get to the settings of all the hardware and what not. Now, I put in a Window's XP Boot CD to load it up so I can use the computer. When I put it in, the system checks the required hardware for capibility. Then it goes to load all the drivers and what not in the windows set up, that all works fine, but when it is done doing that, it says "Windows starting up" or something along those lines. Then the screen goes blank and comes up with an error screen. What did I do wrong? Is there something I have to do other then configure the hardware settings after I get done building it? Can someone please guide me? I was going on a guide from PC-Tech or something like that. The only thing I didnt do in the steps was have a floppy drive, because the way it sounded was that you didnt need one if you were going to be loading an operating system from a cd/dvd. Is that right, or did I read that wrong? Someone please Help! Who ever can give me a good answer and solve this problem for me will get $15.00 via Paypal. Please HELP!!!!! You can also email me via email at T_Froehlich3@yahoo.com You can reply to this question with the words "contacted via email" to get your points, and then just send me an email! Thanks alot!
Why doesn't my tech tree increase during the Rebel campaign in the PC game Star Wars, Empire at War?
I am on the third mission, Theft of the X-wing, about to attack Fresia, and for some reason, the tech tree has not increased to where I can build an Officer Academy, Light Vehicle factory, or Nebulon B frigates, like it says in the Player's Guide. I have all the available buildings (barracks and mines) on all my controlled planets, as well as Level 2 space stations in orbit of all of my planets. I examine the tech tree in the Help menu, and it all indicates that I should be able to build more based on what I have so far. Also, C-3P0 and R2-D2 can't steal tech from any Imperial planets; I've tried. Could someone please advise what's going on here, or how I rectify it? Thanks.
ok i am trying to build a budget gaming computer(beginner 1st time)?
Now Ive looked around and read that it might be possible for $500 or less but also willing to stretch it another $100 if its worth it. I have two 512 ddr rams(probably crappy), A case, a power supply (140w),gaming mouse and a regular keyboard, a cheap dvd burner, So I guess im looking to buy a processor,hard drive, and a motherboard, a monitor (i have but one its really old big fat square one), and a video card. Ive been looking at tigerdirect,newegg,ebay,cyberpower pc but I still dont know which one to pick Any recommendation or guide would be helpful. It would be even better if you could show me specifically what I needed and all i have to do is buy it and put it together. So If I was to make a decent gaming computer for modern games how much am i looking at. the minimum price. I will probably upgrade parts later when i have more money or should i just buy a custom built computer
Building/Buying New PC?
Hi, i've been wanting to get a new computer for a while now, and have finally decided to put something togater. Things i have: OS(64 bit Vista)/LCD/Keyboard/mic/speakers Aii so I live in Canada and my price range is around 500, I am willing to pull up to 600 if I need to but really would love to stay near 500. I am not a huge gamer, but I do play games, but not very often. My main use of the computer will be using CAD software’s, such as Autodesk AutoCAD and Micostation. I also do occasional video/image editing. And of course watch movies and stuff. So I found this prebuilt refurb system; Price: $430 (CAD$) Gateway DX4820-05H (Refurbished) Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33Ghz 6GB DDR2 Memory, 640GB SATA II HDD, ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB, Super-Multi DVD�R/RW, Card Reader, 7.1CH HD Audio, GigaLAN, IEEE1394, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit (Windows 7 Upgradeable) The other option is to build Something my self. I've looked at a Barebone kit and here it is; Price: $600 Barebone kit: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=5633678 Video Card: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=E145-9504 Any help is greatly appreciated. I have looked at the Techspot PC guide and wanted some more help. The truth is that i am not sure abt new systems out there and if i need something better to do the tasks i want to do.
How is this gaming computer?
Well my laptop just died on me while i was playing WOW and its time to upgrade for D3 and SC2 This will be my first time building a computer from scratch but i have tinkered around my old desktop before. I want to try to build the best desktop i can for under $1200 and i stumbled upon this guide, what do you guys think about this set up? Should i upgrade to a 700w power supply? Do you think i should add a liquid cooling system to this build? http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/gaming-desktop-computer.html The Mid-Range Gaming Desktop Computer Motherboard Asus P7P55 Deluxe Motherboard ($180) CPU Intel Core i5 750 ($200) RAM Corsair XMS3 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM ($120) Video Card Diamond Radeon HD 5850 1GB ($310) Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer ($90) Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB ($80) DVD Burner LG GH22NS50R DVDRW Drive ($28) Case Enermax ECA3170-BL Staray Mid Tower Case ($35) Power Supply Cooler Master GX Series 650W ($80) TOTAL COST: $1123 I've seen some prebuilt gaming desktops going for like 900 with the same processor and it comes with windows 7, should i just get a prebuilt PC instead? I'd rather build my own computer if it will save me money. Also i will probably not be over clocking so the heat shouldnt be too bad
help on building my own computer?
im a noob at this and i hear its a lot cheaper to build your own gaming pc then buying a prebuilt one can someone tell me everything i need or show me an online guide that will tell me exactly how to do it?
How do you play ps2 games on PC?
I have 2 questions about this: What things do I have to have in order to play ps2 games on a pc? (please include a step-by-step guide) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are the things that I'm going to get (im going to build a comp): Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 995 (3.2 GHz) Graphic Card: PowerColor PLUS HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card Hard Disk: 1 Terrabyte RAM: 4GB
I'm building a PC I think i've got everything... HELP?
Are these good-value-for-money specs for £658? Do I need them? (gaming) what else do I need (software wise) Also, any tips/guide sites on HOW to build it would be helpful. 8gb RAM £100 1gb graphics £50 Quad 3ghz £150 Case (basic, not flashy) £18 Sound card £25 Hard drive (300gb I think) £50 Disk drive (DVD and CD) £25 surge protector £15 monitor £100 Mouse and keyboard £25 Vista £100 total: £658 Also, what about USB ports? Are they attached to the hard drive?
Question about gaming pcs?
I know this question has been asked at least a bazillion times before, but computer hardware is upgraded very often so i need to know a few things if anyone doesn't mind answering. Ok first, I've never built my own machine before but it seems to be a fairly simple process like building legos, what I would do is follow some guides on the web/youtube it seems pretty easy, but also easy to f*** up. If anyone has any tips they could share that would help me please do. 2nd: I need to know what kind of parts I should buy for a new machine, but since I am not a hardcore gamer i do not want a super powered machine, I just want to be able to play tf2 and fallout 3 on its highest settings with no problems, and perhaps not have to upgrade for a little while. The budget is $700
I am building my own computer, after going through this guide: http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/custom-gaming-computers.html I have chosen the components below for my pc. I need some confirmation that this will all be compatible, because I don't know much about computer parts. So please go through the links and point out anything that wont be compatible, or if you have a suggestion that wouldn't require me to change everything and wont cost me much more. CPU/Processor:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4089664&CatId=2758 Motherboardhttp://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4316659&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs Computer Memory:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4517034&CatId=1554 For this I am getting 3 because, if I am not mistaken I chose a 64-bit cpu and the motherboard holds 8GB on a 64-bit system, and there are 4 slots with a max of 2GB each. Best Hard Drive: I had one in mind but all the reviews on it said not to use it as a primary hard drive so... any sugestions? I was hoping for 500GB but I will go up to 640GB. Gaming Video Card: The site says this is major important but that there were a lot so I got this off the list they had. I am pretty sure its compatible, but If you guys know better for same price pls suggest! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3749879&sku=B52-9606&srkey=BFG%20GeForce%209600%20GT Gaming Computer Case: not sure yet, figured I should do this last Computer Power Supply: I did this power calculator thing and there were a bunch of drop down boxes i wasn't sure on so when I got a watt score of 569 I thought maybe I'll need more so here is 700watts if you know how much I'll need pls tell me cause I dont wanna waste money over-killing the power supply... http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276567&CatId=2533 Best DVD Burner: Wasn't sure what to do, got kinda confused. I chose this one: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5325993&csid=ITD&body=MAIN not sure if I need a cd(rom) or dvd(rom) but I just want something that can burn cd's and play/install games off of a disk. Also got a cooling system for the cpu. I'm not sure If I will need to but i want to be able to overclock (so I can make this pc last that much longer) so I got this cooling system: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5267687&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs the guy said copper fan was the best, and the quietest so thats it! This will be able to play any game out by far if I did it right correct? I plan on getting Sims 3, Dragon Age Origins, Civ V, Mass Effect, and I have spore. Don't worry about space if i dont have enough, I will probably not have them all on at the same time, or get an external hard drive.
Building a sub $1000 web server?
Hi I would like to build a server that I could use to host one website. I build plenty of gaming PCs but I have no experience with servers, or server components (xeon processors, server mobos etc). I searched the web for a decent guide but I could not find anything. So here is what I would like: Build a server that could host a website, maybe later I would add a drive to host files on my network It would have to be less than $1000, no keyboard, no mouse, no monitor necessary ( I have spares) Would a xeon/opteron be a better solution than a regular processor? How much ram would I need? Also I would prefer a windows server os I would also prefer it to be small, so the mobo and case would be Micro-ATX Please help me out as I have no intention of paying monthly fees for hosting. Thank you Just read something online about using your regular PC to be a server. Can I use my PC to run a website, and do all my regular stuff at the same time?? If I already have Vista Premium, what other software would I need to get?
does anyone know the name of this pc game?
i cant remember the name and i played it a long time ago. It's a horror game-really creepy. it was something about this guy investigating this building where everyone disappeared and he knows that he is not alone. Something had happened to the people there and he has to figure out what. you start off in this room with lockers and then you open one of them to find a diary of one of the people. You use that as a guide. Then you wind up in a long dark hallway and you have to open this door on left that's all i remember. if someone knows the name i'd be very happy to know it.
thinking of building my first computer any tips?
ok so i have wwanted to build a computer for ages and i think i am final mature enough to actualy do it. i have been watching this guide on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JTFBCbd04Q&feature=channel and from that it sounds easy enough but i was wondering: i want it to be able to run most of the new pc games so what hardrive and stuff should i get? is there anything missing from this guide that will stop me playing games on it? there is no sound card is that a problem or is that included in the graphics card? how much will it cost approximately? can you recomend some places to get all the gear? thanks =) any info will be appreciated oh nearly forgot is the information on this guide still usable or is it out of date? im not sure if mature would be the right word but its just the word i thought of so i used it lol
I need help for the Sims 2: Castaway on the Wii?
ok so i just bought this game today and im really confused! I have played the other sims on my pc before but this is one is wayy harder. How do you build a workbench, shelter, go fishing?? all i have been doing is running around eating bananas, talking to chimps, and ripping my clothes up! someone please help me! and if you know where to find a guide/walkthrough for this game, let me know too! thanks!
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