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Is this a good 700-800 quiet gaming pc build? CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer - teksyndicates build
Important questions on building a gaming PC? I know that it's very important to pick out the right parts to build a good gaming PC. I'm confused on what is considered to be 'good' or will perform the best. Motherboards- Which ones are pretty much the standards for a gaming PC? RAM- what is DDR3? DDR5? I know they're not compatible if the mother board doesn't support them but what's their difference? Processors- I know I probably don't need an i7 because I'm not a graphics designer or video editor. I'm just wondering which processor I should get. I'm thinking of an i3 or more likely an i5 Quad-Core with at least 3.2 or 3.4 GHz. Suggestions? Fans- How many do I need? How do I pick one out for my processor? For my power supply? For my overall rig? Power Supply- In the past, I've been really bothered by PSU's that have a ton of cables or cause a really loud disturbance when I turn it on. Any good manufacturers that make quiet but powerful PSU's?
Quiet Gaming PC? I'm considering building a Gaming PC, but I don't want it to sound like a jet engine. How much does the case factor into building a quiet PC? I'm considering going with an Apevia X-Jupiter-JR Case. It features two 120mm fans. I could go with an Antec Sonata series case, but it won't look as cool. http://www.apevia.com/product.php?pid=243&xcSID=f945ff094a5687074050475adfbac29f
I need help on building a gaming pc? I want a new pc but I don't want to buy it from alienware or anywhere else because I heard its a lot cheaper if I build it my budget is 1,500$ and lower.. Currently I have a horrible Nvidia 8500GT and 2g ram with 500g hard drive I want a pc to play crisis on very high with above 45fps and games like gta iv. Any suggestions?
Building a Gaming PC? Hi I am currently building a gaming PC with some of these components and would like to know what PSU would be enough. I am sure a decent CORSAIR 750w Modular PSU would be enough? Or not? Case: Antec 902 Processor: Intel Core i7 (860) 2.8GHz Hard drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm 32MB SATA 3.5" Graphics: Not yet bouught though want HD card that will support new Direct X11 Mother: Gigabyte S1156 Intel P55 ATX DDR3 Audio & Gigabit Ethernet RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz)
good gaming pc build? hows this for a build? im going to buy it (or similar) but im not great at computers so id like to know if i can run the latest games off it well... Intel® Core™2 Duo E8400 (2 X 3.00GHz) 1333MHz FSB/6MB L2 Cache 4GB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x2GB) ASUS® P5K SE: DDR2, SATAII, PCI-e x16, 2 PCI, 3 x PCI-e x1 64 BIT WINDOWS® VISTA HOME PREM SP1 160GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm) 512MB GEFORCE 9800GX2 PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT 600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan ASUS SILENT KNIGHT II PURE COPPER ULTRA COOLER LG L226WTQ 22 inch Wide: HDCP/DVI/2MS/1680 x1050 price - £1030 inc VAT and Delivery. EDIT: apparently if i go for a 32 bit OS it tells me.. Please note - Installing 4GBs of RAM onto PCs with Windows XP Home Operating System is not advised since 32-bit operating systems do not support 4GBs of system memory. We recommend clicking BACK and selecting 2GBs of system memory or changing your operating system to a 64-bit version. If you decide to continue with 4GBs of system memory it will not hurt but you will not be able to address it all. You probably will not be able to address much more than 3GB, and you might not be able to address more than 2GB but am i right in saying that windows xp doesnt support direct x10 ? im planning to play games like starcraft II
Is this a good gaming PC build? Case COOLERMASTER ELITE 430 BLACK CASE Processor (CPU) AMD A8-5600K Quad Core APU (3.6GHz) & Radeon™ HD 7560D Graphics Motherboard ASUS® F2A55-M LE: (M-ATX, DDR3, USB2.0, SATA 3Gb/s) Memory (RAM) 4GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (1 X 4GB) Graphics Card 1GB AMD RADEON™ HD7770 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD5003AZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan Processor Cooling STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Please help me out with building a Gaming PC? I am looking to build a new gaming PC . The PC I am currently using has been over 8 years old. So, obviously it is only good enough to browse internet and check emails. I am thinking about going overboard a bit with my specifications and gonna try to get a lot of overkill items. The game I am planning to play is Final Fantasy 14 and it has pretty high requirements. Here is what I have in mind: CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme 980x, 3.33GHz (Six Core) 12000K CPU Fan: Intel Socket 1366 CPU fan Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II GENE X58, DDR3, SLI & Cross Fire, GB LAN, iEEE RAM: 12GB (6x2GB) PC3 8500 DDR3 1066 Triple Channel Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB PCI Express 16x dual head DVI, HDMI Hard Drive: 500.0GB Hitachi 7200RPM SATA2, UDMA 300 8m cache DVD: LG 22x DVD Recorder Dual Layer +R/RW -R/RW Case: Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Black & Red front USB, eSATA, LCD temp. display Power Supply: Antec True Power Quattro 1000w Quiet ATX Power Supply SLI / X-fire ready Any suggestions? I know this costs quite a bit but I don't really want to keep upgrading my PC every years. Want to get something that I can use for a few years without having to worry about upgrading every few months. Yes, I plan to build this with a friend together. I built a PC very long time ago. So, not sure I am ready to build myself this time. I don't mind buying from Dell or other websites. But, they seem to be overpriced compared to what I can buy as individual parts from Tigerdirect or NewEgg. For example: the specifications I listed above cost over $4000 in Dell and only cost around $3000 if I buy the individual pieces. Thanks for help everyone.
If you could build a gaming pc for £1000? I have £1000 to spend on a pc mainly for gaming. There is a website called pcspecialist.co.uk where you can choose your own components and build a pc. What spec pc would you go for, with £1000
Need help with a Gaming PC build? I'm willing to spend up to $2,000. For the most part I play League of Legends and Minecraft and would like to get high FPS on each, preferably at or above 100. I have no idea how to build a computer, but if it's possible to look up tutorials I'm willing to put in the work to do that to save money. I'd also like to record videos for Youtube, and maybe even livestream for Twitch. I also need a mouse, keyboard and a monitor. All help is appreciated! I honestly don't think I could get a high quality desktop for $500 even if it is only to run 2 games. I spend a lot of time gaming so I'm willing to put in the money to get a smoother PC.
Good budget gaming PC build? This guy is selling it on Craigslist for 560$ is it a good deal? and its used. i have a I 7960 3.20 ghz core proseser 3 year warranty NZXT white Phantom Case ($130) asus sabertoth x58intel x 58 tri channel ddr3 motherboard 2 year warranty ram 4 gb ddr3 heat sync ram sticks x2 life time warranty windows 7ultimate software nvida evea geforce gtx 560 Ti top of the line graphics card 3d playable with proper screen thermaitake power supply high quality performance and very quiet 5 year warranty, has 5 fans in the case so machine stays cool
building my first gaming pc (need help)? made a quick list of what i know already but apart from that i need help about what the parts i need i would be really great full if somebody could list every part that i need for a gaming pc system: windows 7 64bit PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: March 2013 BUDGET RANGE: £1.300-1.600 SYSTEM USAGE: lots of games PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor PREFFERED WEBSITES FOR PARTS: amazon.co.uk i have prime PARTS PREFFRENCES: not too sure but i would like to use NIVIDIA graphics card thanks for the advice Andrew and i already knew that alienware are overpriced thats why i want to build my own pc :P
Building a Gaming PC? Hey guys, this is my first time building a gaming pc and I just wanted to know if these parts go nicely together. Motherboard: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-sabertooth-z87-intel-z87-s-1150-ddr3-sata-iii-sata-raid-pcie-30-%28x16%29-dport-hdmi-atx Processor: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-4770k-1150-haswell-quad-core-35ghz-39ghz-turbo-1250mhz-gpu-35x-ratio-84w-retail CPU Cooler: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h80i-hydro-series-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler-with-120mm-radiator-and-quiet-fan-s115x-2011 Thanks!
Gaming or YouTube Dilemma!? Right I'm on a VERY tight budget of £1000. Now I have a YouTube account and I want to create HD high quality videos. But at the same time I want a good gaming experience too! Both setups are similar but which one would you recommend? Case ZALMAN Z11 PLUS BLACK MID TOWER CASE Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570 (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache Motherboard ASUS® P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT Power Supply CORSAIR 750W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX750 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£89) Processor Cooling Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler (£19) Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E CARD (£16) OS MS Windows 7 Home Premium Second PC Setup: Case COOLERMASTER HAF 912 PLUS MID TOWER GAMING CASE Processor (CPU) AMD FX-8320 Eight Core CPU (3.50GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3+) Motherboard ASUS® M5A97 R2.0(DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s, Windows 8 Ready!) Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 770 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT Power Supply CORSAIR 750W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX750 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£89) Processor Cooling STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E CARD (£16) OS MS Windows 7 Home Premium FIRST PC SETUP HAS A NORMAL 1TB Hard Drive with 7200RPM and 32MB cache
$600 Gaming PC build? I need a new gaming pc within the budget. Some parts I already own and can use in the new build: Geforce 8800 gts *(unless I can get a better card with a huge improvement within the $600 budget) dvd/dvd+rw drive 450w power supply Microsoft Windows 7 pro 64 bit OS Monitor Mouse/Keyboard Speakers I like to use www.newegg.com for ease. I do not need it to look fancy or quiet, just the best gaming performance for the money.
Is this a good gaming PC build? I know i asked this before but this is based on advise i got. CASE- Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 MOTHERBOARD- ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard GPU- MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card POWER SUPPLY- SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply MEMORY- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM HARD DRIVE- Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive OPTICAL DRIVE- ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM SSD- SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive FANS- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050003-WW 120mm Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition CO-9050009-WW 140mm Case Fan
What parts are both good and cheap when building gaming pc? I need help with buying parts on newegg. my budget is 850 dollars and i will be playing games like ARMA2 and BF3 and farcry 3 and on med-high (NOT ULTRA)settings.. help me find the cheapest possible price for these parts- GPU- Nvidea Geforce 650 ti (or equivelent) CPU- Intel i5 (not sure about this one help me decide here.) MOBO- Not sure yet either, help me decide. HDD- Not sure but i need 3TB hardrive or 2TB but 3 if possible RAM- 8GB or higher but i would preferably like ram that has the little cooling feature. i really dont know what it is... SDD- Not sure again but a decently fast one that i can put my OS on... CoolingFan- whatever CPU you put, please put a coolingfan thats better than the stock fan. CD burner and player- these are usually cheap dont worry bout this one too much. Case- not sure but dont go cheap, a good 100 bucks is the highest ill go. but please provide me one that has plenty of fans in it like coolermaster or corsair and id rather have a sidepanel window but its really not necessary. Powersupply- 750 watts is great 650 if the price is much cheaper. anything that i missed just put it in your answer. 800 isnt much but i guess you can go aliitle higher but dont go over like 1100 dollars or something like that. thanks- amar :D
My 1st Gaming PC build. Are these good parts? I want top of the line. So any recommendations let me know. I am getting it all off of Newegg. If I should be looking anywhere else give me a recommendation Power supply: Roswill Green Series RG630-S12 Case: Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Processor: intel core i5-3550 ivy bride 3.3GHz Heatsink: Cooler Master Memory: Corsair Vengence 16GB (4x4) 240 pin. Also some Asus CD/DVD burner. So what is the ABSOLUTE BEST motherboard(intel) and Hard Drive for gaming? Also am I missing anything? Is everything compatable? This is my first build and I want it to be the absolute best I can make. Also for future reference, what is the best Graphics Card? I won't be getting one due to price but eventually I will. This will be my high matenence PC but I won't be trying to play any brand new games until I get my graphics card.
Which Gaming PC Build is Better? I am building my first gaming pc and I have come up with 2 possible builds. The problem is, I don't know which one is better. Also, if you find any errors (compatibility issues, etc.) please let me know. These are parts I found on amazon: Build 1: Intel --------------------------------------… Case: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced - Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case Motherboard: MSI Computer Corp. DDR3 1600 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards - Z77A-G45 Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K Graphics Card: MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition Graphics Card with Triple Overvoltage and Enhanced PWM Design (N660TI PE 2GD5/OC) Solid-State Drive: Intel 330 Series Solid-State Drive 180 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CT180A3K5 Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001 RAM 32GB: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050002-WW) Power Supply: Corsair Gaming Series 700-Watt ATX/EPS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 696 Power Supply GS700 OR Build 2: AMD --------------------------------------… Case: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced - Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Processor: AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Graphics Card: MSI Computer Corp. Video Graphics Card N770 LIGHTNING Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001 RAM 32GB: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050002-WW) Power Supply: Corsair Gaming Series 700-Watt ATX/EPS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 696 Power Supply GS700 Thanks in advance. By the way I also do video editing on my computer.
I'm looking to build a gaming pc, would these components work together? I want to get into PC gaming and I've been told that building my own gaming system is the best way to go compared to buying one that's already made. With that being said I want to know if these components would make a good functioning PC or if I must add or change anything. Thank you! CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 http://amzn.com/B007SZ0E1K Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - http://amzn.com/B007MKGF82 Computer case - NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case, Black 921RB-001-BL http://amzn.com/B004351H9G PSU - Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600) - http://amzn.com/B0092ML0OC GPU - Gigabyte GTX 770 GDDR5-4GB - http://amzn.com/B00CU9GOAO Storage - WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache http://amzn.com/B008YAHW6I and RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz - http://amzn.com/B006EWUO22
First time Building a computer? I am building a gaming pc for the first time and i wanted to get some opinions about some of the hardware i have choice. Are the following good for gaming at medium settings and at good prices. Also what operating system would you recommend to use. ~CASE -Cooler master HAF 912 RC-912 KKN1 ( 59.99 ) ~CPU/PROCCESSER -AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb ( 94.99 ) ~Motherboard -GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (127.99) ~Power supply - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch ( 39.99 ) ~Video Card -XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ( 199.99 ) ~RAM -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL ( 69.99 ) ~Optical Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM ( 19.99 ) ~Hard Drives - Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM ( 57.99 ) Thanks for any help.
Is this a good gaming PC build? Approximate Purchase Date: This year Budget Range: £1500 - £1600 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Music, Surfing the Web Parts Not Required: RAM, Speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: novatech, aria, overclockers Country: UK, England Parts Preferences: Intel I5, Nvidia Graphics Card Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: I would like a case with maximum airflow for under £100 Components - I have already chosen them all any different suggestions CPU: Intel core i5 2550K CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard Graphics Card: Gainward Phantom GeForce GTX 580 3GB Wireless Adapter: Novatech 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless-N PCI Adapter Optical Drive: Samsung S222BB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (was going to get OEM but decided if I get retail on my first build I can use it for future builds and motherboard upgrades) Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Full Tower Case - Black Extra Fans: Akasa Quiet Cool Blueml Fan - 120mm (x6) (Try and get it to glow blue on the top side and front) Power Supply: Corsair TX650M Enthusiast Series - High Performance 650W Power Supply Monitor: Acer S221HQLBrbd 21.5 inch Ultra-Thin Widescreen Full HD LED Monitor Mouse: Razer Lachesis Refresh 5600dpi Gaming Mouse Headset: Ozone Spark Gaming Headset - Analogue (For now will probably upgrade) Any suggestions? Thanks in advance Jimmy the Corsair H80 is a closed one you don't need to add water do you? here is the product page - http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-kits/hydro-series-water-cooling-cpu-cooler/hydro-series-h80-high-performance-liquid-cpu-cooler.html What was your vcore on that 4.8 overclock for future reference?
is this a good build for a gaming pc? Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock Item #: N82E16811147107 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant $99.99 $89.99 Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #: N82E16822148840 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Protect Your Investment (expand for options) Recover Your Data(expand for options) -$20.00 Instant $109.99 $89.99 EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Item #: N82E16814130625 Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy Protect Your Investment (expand for options) -$15.00 Instant $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $139.99 $124.99 SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM Item #: N82E16827118031 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Protect Your Investment (expand for options) $18.99 OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom Item #: N82E16817341018 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Protect Your Investment (expand for options) -$40.00 Instant $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $129.99 $89.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL Item #: N82E16820231486 Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $89.99 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... Item #: N82E16819115072 Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy Protect Your Investment (expand for options) $219.99 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Item #: N82E16832116986 Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $99.99 GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813128543 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Should i add a bigger/better heat sink for anything? -this is my 1st computer build and i just want to make sure i have everything covered
Opinion on my Final Gaming PC build? Case - Cooler Master HAF X - Full tower - extended ATX ( ATX / PS/2 ) - black - USB/FireWire/Audio/E-SATA CPU - Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) Mother Board - ASUS 1155 MAXIMUS IV EXTREME REV 3.0 CPU Cooler - Corsair H100 liquid cooler RAM - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit GPU Palit GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream Graphics Card (4GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, 1084MHz-1150MHz, 6300MHz) HDD 1 - Corsair CSSD-F120GBGT-BK Force Series 120GB Solid State Drive HDD 2 - Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm SATA Drive with 32MB Buffer Optical drive - LiteOn IHAS124-19C 24x Internal DVDRW Black Bulk SATA? Software Included - Lite On PSU - OCZ 850W ZX Series PSU 80+ Gold Rated Ultra Quiet Double Ball Bearing Fan and EU Cable - OCZ
gaming pc?!?!? Gaming Computer...? Im looking to build a gaming/desktop pc, what does everyone reckon to these specs? also can anyone recommend a good MOBO with 1333 FSB, 1066 RAM and Sli support? 1. BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS OC 512MB PCI-Express / 512MB GDDR3 2. 2x 1GB Corsair Dominator PC-8500 PC-8500 / 1066MHz 5-5-5-12 Timings 2X1GB Matched Pair 3. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 Motherboard Intel Core 2 Etxreme Quad-Core Socket 775 Intel P35 ATX Gigabit Ethernet 4. OCZ 600 Watt Game X Stream PSU 600 Watt 20+4 Pin SLi Ready 5. Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8400 2 x 3GHz / 1333MHz FSB 6MB L2 Cache 6. Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speaker System 7. LG GSA-H66NBAL 18x SATA DVD Writer SATA / Black 8. 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 7200RPM 16MB Buffer SATA 9. Saitek Eclipse Blue TrueVu Key Illumination 10. Silent Knight AL Pure Aluminium Quiet CPU Cooler Pure Aluminium 11. CoolerMaster Centurion 532 ATX, NO PSU Excellent Thermal Management
building a gaming pc soon? im building a pc so im buying all the parts for it and putting it together myself i just need to know if all these parts will run smoothly and are compatible with eachother heres what i have in mind for parts CPU-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor ADX6000IAA6CZ --------------------------------------------------- Processor Speed: X2 6000+ / 3.00GHz Processor Interface: Socket AM2 Processor Class: Athlon 64 X2 Processor Core: Windsor Cache Size: 1MB L2 Bus Speed: 1000MHz (2000 MT/s) Additional Technologies: AMD64 Cool'n'Quiet AMD Virtualization Architecture: 90 nm Wattage: 125W Stepping: F3 MOTHERBOARD-Asus M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard -------------------------------------------------------------- Form Factor: ATX Processor Interface: Socket AM2 / AM2+ Processors Supported: AMD Athlon 64 AMD Sempron 64 AMD Athlon X2, AMD Phenom X4, AMD Phenom X2, AMD Phenom X3 Additional Technologies: AMD Cool 'n' Quiet, Supports 140W CPU Front Side Bus: 1600MHz 2000MHz 2600MHz (5200 MT/s) Northbridge: AMD 790FX Southbridge: SB750 Number of Slots: 4 Number of Pins: 240-Pin Maximum Memory Supported: 4GB - 32bit 16GB - 64bit Memory Supported: Dual Channel Supported 667MHz DDR2 800MHz DDR2 1066MHz DDR2 Max. Memory Supported Per Slot: 4GB Channels: 8 Channels Supported Devices: 1- Ultra DMA Hard Drive Types: UDMA/133 UDMA/100 UDMA/66 USB Version: 2.0 USB Data Transfer Rates: 480Mbps LAN Type: 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Port Type: RJ-45 RAID Modes: 0 1 10 5 PCI Slots: 2 PCI Express X16 Slots: 4 - (PCIe 2.0) PS/2 Keyboard Connectors: 1 USB Ports: 12 USB Rear Panel Ports: 6 FireWire Ports: 1 - 1394a LAN Ports: 1 IDE Headers: 1 FDD Headers: 1 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Headers: 6 ATX Power Connectors: 1 24-Pin Connector PC Power Connectors: 1 - 4 Pin S/PDIF Connectors: 1 - Coaxial VIDEO CARD-XFX GeForce 9800 GTX + Video Card ------------------------------------------------------------ GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX RAMDAC: Dual 400 MHz Additional Features: RoHS Compliant HDCP Enabled HDTV Ready SLI Ready DirectX 10 OpenGL 2.1 PCI Express 2.0 Vista Certified Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital) Video Memory: 512MB Memory Type: DDR3 Memory Interface: 256-bit Stream Processors: 128 Core Clock: 738 MHz Memory Clock: 2200 MHz Shader Clock: 1836 MHz Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0 Interface Speed: x16 Connector(s): Dual DVI (Dual Link) HDTV/S-Video VGA (w/DVI to VGA Adapter) Multiple Monitors Support: Yes RAM-OCZ Platinum XTC 4GB Dual Channel PC6400 Memory ------------------------------------------------------------- Memory Size: 2 x 2048MB Memory Type: Dual Channel DDR2 Memory Speed: 800MHz PC6400 Memory CAS Latency: 4-4-3-15 Pins: 240 Hard drive-Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B Hard Drive ----------------------------------------------------------- Capacity (GB): 1000 Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200 Buffer Memory: 16MB Data Transfer Rate on Serial ATA: Up to 3000 Mb/sec cd drive 1-Pioneer DVR-116DBK OEM High Speed Dual Format Drive with PATA Iterface Burner With Software -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cache Size: 2 MB DVD+R Write Speed: 20x DVD+RW Rewrite Speed: 8X DVD-R Write Speed: 20x DVD-RW Rewrite Speed: 6x DVD-RAM Read Speed: 5x CD Write Speed: 40x CD Rewrite Speed: 32x CD Read Speed: 40x Color: Black Length: 1.7" Width: 5.8" Height: 7.1" Weight: 1.7 lbs. Load Type: Tray Interface Type: PATA Enclosure Type: Internal Compatible Writable Media: CD-R CD-RW DVD-RW DL DVD-R DVD±RW Supported Formats: CD-DA CD-Extra CD-R CD-R/RW CD-ROM CD-Text DVD+R DVD+R/RW DVD-R/RW DVD-RAM DVD-ROM DVD+RW DVD-R DVD+R DL cd DRIVE 2-Lite-On DH-4B1S Serial ATA Interface Blu-ray Disc Writer ----------------------------------------------------------------------- BD-R Write Speed: 4X BD-RE Write Speed: 2X BD Read Speed: 2X DVD+R Write Speed: 12x DVD+RW Rewrite Speed: 8X DVD-R Write Speed: 12x DVD-RW Rewrite S
Good first gaming PC Build Case? I'm still not sure whether or not I'll need full or mid, but the graphics card I'm getting (Nvidia GeForce 580) is quite long. Also, I may be using the Corsair H60, H80, or H100 in it, if I can fit them. Which cases are the best for looks/cooling for both the mid and full tower classes? I've looked at the antec df-85, the coolermaster haf x, the NZXT Phantom, and the Corsair Obsidian for full towers. For Mid I've only seen a few so far, like the NZXT Guardian. What do you recommend for a gaming build and OCing? (Meaning lots of cooling, but also quiet. Looks are important too, but obviously second to cooling and space.
Building a Gaming Pc. Which Components? Hello, I'm in the midst of building a gaming Pc. I've been looking online for parts and specs etc.. and am wondering a few things. Just things like with components work together etc.. (also, if you find somewhere with the better price than the one i've given please tell me. All of my components are in my shopping cart on www.tigerdirect.ca) Here is my list: Tower; T925-3056 ::Thermaltake VL90001W2Z Armor A90 Black ATX Case - Window, USB 2.0, eSATA, HD Audio, ATX(21.5 lbs) (This is the tower i chose as it has room for 6 3.5"HDD's for upgradeable Hard drive space, and it's and ATX for the Motherboard i have chosen. And it comes with 2 prebuilt in fans.) Motherboard; S458-1334 ::ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard - AMD 790GX, Socket AM3, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID(3.25 lbs) (Capable of a AM3 processor and it comes with most components installed already. also is capable of DDR3 Ram which is what i want as i want to go over the 4GB limit.) CPU; A79-0630 ::AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core Processor - 2.80GHz, Socket AM3, 2MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s), Retail(1 lbs) (I'm looking for a quadcore capable of most gaming, seems like this will be ok for a half decent price.) HDD; TSD-500AAKS ::Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM(1.55 lbs) (Cheap but 500GB will be plenty for me.) Power Supply; T925-3012 ::Thermaltake W0379RU TR2 Series Power Supply - 500 Watts, ATX(5.1 lbs) (not exactly sure, just randomly picked one for a ok price range to have a better idea of price.) Extra Fan; ULT40135 A ::Ultra Performance 120mm Case Fan Bundle - Buy One Get One Free(0.98 lbs) (Wanted this as the Case holds 4 fans and this is buy 1 get one free. Just for cooling purposes. Graphics Card; On Motherboard RAM / Memory (not looking for any i can get that pretty much anywhere for cheaper than online prices, with overall shipping etc.. I can get all this for about 530$ and my limit is 600$ so if any suggestions on better quality for its price or lower priced components that'll work with the other components i have, please tell me. All help is greatly appreciated. Thats my list for now. As far as i know i need a cooling component, but thats one of my questions. My questions are, Will all these components fit together? With alittle Room also? Will these components work together, without problems? What Coolling component should i get, that will fit in that Computer case, and Works and keeps my CPU cool? (Please nothing crazy expensive). Is my Power Supply too much for the motherboard that it'll fry it? Or is it too less that components wont work correctly? Is the Video Card that comes with the Motherboard capable of gaming, (mostly for playing Call of Duty 4,5,6, or 7). Or other games that are up to that standard? Those are the components i have chosen. If there's anything i have missed, please tell me. Well thanks for your time. Cheers Louis Sorry i didn't write prices; (All Canadian Prices as i live in Canada.) Tower = $112.99 Motherboard = 99.99 Processor = 79.97 Fan = 21.99 Power supply = 68.99 Hard Disk Drive = 39.97 517.86 is total with S&H and Tax Included. Thanks Cheers, Louis Louis
First PC build!!! Is this good for gaming ??? case(33$) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156018 fans(2$)(4x) -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150007 motherboard(90$)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059 memory(50$) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098 hard drive(80$) -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074 cpu and psu (combo deal 300$) cpu -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029 psu -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182097 For Graphics card im going to get nvidia 8800 gt trying to find somewhere were i can get for around 200$ Total = about 800$ and i need to know if this will all work put together thanks!!!!
building a pc? i see there are a lot of mixed answers on this but is it really worth it?! I priced it up and theres nothing much in the price difference but at least i know whats going into it and that its quality hardware. I already have a casefrom my old PC which is an old P4 so everythings going to be new: motherboard, psu, cpu ram etc... cheers guys some positive replies! :) also has anyone built them and got to difficulties? if anyone has please share your experience! cheers Ms_Lila! i am putting a new power supply in anw so thats not a problem! =)
How much would it cost to build a pretty good gaming PC? The questions says it all. I was thinking about building my own PC from scratch, one that can handle the top-end and future games and would like an estimate. Thanks
Computer build... how does it look? How does my computer build look? It's for hardcore gaming among other things. Suggestions and opinions are welcomed. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=13199214
Looking to build a PC for gaming.? Im looking to build my own pc instead of buying one from a store like(hp mac etc.) My reason is I want to play Diablo 3 and any other games that catch my eye. I also want it for videos music photos. I've looked at different parts and made a list of them and i wonder if they will work together and will be good for my needs. 1.)CPU- Intel core i7-3770k 3.5ghz(3.9ghz turbo) Lga 1155 Guard-core desktop processor.. about $329.99 2.)Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z77x-UD4H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6GBs USB 3.0 ATX Intel Mortherboard with UEFI BIOS...$164.99 3.)Case- Cooler master Storm Enforcer SGC-1000 kwni black secc/abs plastic atx mid tower computer case atx ps2/eps 12v... $79.99 4.)Heat sink- Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus rr-bio-212p-g1 heat pipe direct contact etc....$30.99 5.)Hard Drive- Western Digital wd black wd 200 faex 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0GB/s 3.5'' Internal hard drive bare drive(might add another one if needed)...$174.99 6.)SSD- Intel 520 series Cherryville SSD sc2cw180- a3k5 2.5"" 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive(for Windows 7 only, nothing else will go here)... $194.99 7.)Power Supply- Cooler master silent pro gold series RSA00-80GAD3-us 1000W ATX 12v v2.92 SLI Ready crossfire ready 80 Plus Gold certiffied modular active pfc power supple( Dont know if this is even enough watts)... $214.99 8.)Optical Drive- LG black 12x Blu Ray Combo Drive SATA Mode 1 uh12ns29 Oem...$49.99 9.)Memory-G.Skill Ripjaws series 8GB(2x4GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600(PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model f3-12800cl9d-8gbrl..(Would this fit the mother board?)...$64.99 10.)Video Card- Giganyte GV-N680 oc-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDD R5 pci Express 3.0x16 HDCB Ready SLI Support Video Card( Would this work With Diablo 3 and other games and is it good for video and photo stuff)..$ 469.99 So its just under $2000.00 and thats right where i wanna be. I never did this before and just worried about the part when you turn it on for the first time.. what should i expect. and should i find someone to put it together for me? is there like some website or some store i can go to and they can do it for a price. So I guess what I am asking is the parts that i picked will work together and will it be good enough to play game and for photos,video editing. etc. and i just want it to be fast and quick with no problem. Thanks also if i am missing any parts/cables that i would need that would be great if you could tell me. Note* i know i need a keyboard mouse and monitor but thats nothing to get. Answers to some questions you had. i got my prices from new eggs and i also heard bad things about cyberpower pc. So thanks for the help everyone. Answers to some questions you guys had. i got my prices from neweggs.com and i heard some bad things about cyberpower pc. thanks you the help everyone
Need a check on my gaming pc build.? I have made some research and made build for a budget gaming pc. I need a someone with more experience to have a look at it for compatibly etc. Power Supply (£53.94): 600W Corsair Builder Series 600CX V2 80PLUS Power Supply Motherboard (£61.10): MSI 970A-G46 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard Processor (£73.14): AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition 125W 3.40GHz C3 (Socket AM3) Processor Cooler (£28.74): Arctic Cooling Freezer A30 Quiet CPU Cooler Graphics Card (£167.99): MSI Power Edition Radeon HD 7850 OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card Memory (£33.95): 8GB Mushkin Enhanced BlackLine Frostbyte #996995 (2x4GB) 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CAS 9-9-9-24 1.5V Hard Drive (£57.95): 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive Optical Drive (£13.14): Sony Optical 24x DVD Writer, AD-5280S-0B, SATA, Black, OEM Wireless Adaptor (£12.88): TP-Link 300Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter TOTAL: £511.78 I also need a case for this build. Please let me know what you thing. Thank you.
Performance a Gaming PC build I found online.? I found the following gaming rig build online. I am considering building it, but before I take the plunge I need to know two things. 1) What kind of preformance can I expect while running next gen games, spacifically Assassin's Creed Black Flag. My current pc only gets an average of 15 frames per second on minimum graphics (low 20's if nothing is going on, but honestly when is nothing happening in this game?) It's only a year and a half old and I don't want to find out that I can only expect marginal improvement for $1000+. If you have this build, or a similar one, How does it preform for you- on what games? 2) I know nothing about pc hardware, and this will be my first build, However, I don't see any bits or pieces on this list that involve internet connectivity, and I am unsure whether or not I need something else to gain either wired or wireless connectivity. Do I? What do you recommend? Here's the build: Intel Core i5 3570K CPU Intel 300 Series 180GB SSD MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti Power Edition Seagate Barracuda 3TB hard drive Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 RAM Corsair GS700 power supply Corsair H100i Corsair SP Quiet fans Cooler Master CM Storm Scout II case Here's where I found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFb3TNePIg Thanks in advance.
Challenge to custom build a gaming computer under £500.? I challenge anyone to 'custom build' a gaming PC, right here on yahoo - for under £500. Not including the monitor, or any unnecessary devices such as keyboards and mice! Best specs wins!
Are these good specs for a gaming PC that I plan to build? Hi im planning to build a gaming pc and was wondering if this configuration would be good? Im switching from console to pc so I dont know a whole bunch about pcs but just enough to know what im doing. Im pretty sure these specs would play everything on max except crisis and far cry 3 and battlefield 3, any reccomendations welcome thanks in advance CPU: AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA Memory: Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB DDR3 Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX750 750W 12V PFC Fan 120mm Fan Fan/Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Video Card: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 1.0GHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 Network Adapter: ASUS USB-N13 802.11N USB2.0 Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case O/S: Windows 7 64 bit
What do you look for in a good graphics card? I am building a gaming PC soon i have everything else picked you but i dont know a thing about graphics cards im looking or something that can run games like bioshock infinite and maybe battlefield 4 that wont break the bank im not looking to spend over 300$Is my build good so far? Computer specs: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor Be Quiet DARK ROCK 2 57.9 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (for overclocking) Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
What wattage should I be looking for in a power supply for my PC build? I'm currently ready to purchase parts to build a new gaming PC and sadly, in the past, I've always had to ask for assistance with choosing a PSU/Power Supply. I want to go with Corsair for the brand as I hear really good things about them. I just cannot, for the life of me, figure out what wattage I need! Also, I do not plan on overclocking at all and if there are tips, formulas or references that may help me with this issue in the future they would be greatly appreciated. My current combine carts from Newegg/Tigerdirect are as listed below. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration! CPU - Intel i5 3570k MoBo - Asus P8Z77-V LX GPU - EVGA GTX 680 4 Gigabyte - Non OC'd RAM - 4 x 4 Gigabyte (16gb) 1600 mhz SSD - 60gb Intel SSD HDD - 2tb Seagate SSD Cooling - Corsair H70 (Is actually on sale for less than the H60)
What Parts Would I Need To Build A Desktop Computer? I want to build my own computer but I don't know what kind of parts I need for the monitor.
How to choose the right parts for building a PC for high end 3d-modelling/simulation/gaming? Hi Yahoo people! I'm looking for your help with choosing the various parts of a PC that I am going to build. I haven't got a budget per-se, but I'm not going to be spending money on any over-priced parts (that is to say, any parts that perform under their price tag). I expect to be paying up to €7000+ for this kit, but if possible I'd like to reduce the entire price tag as much as possible. This build is going to be a bit different to ordinary "Gaming PCs." Yes, it will be used for high-end gaming, but it will have to be directed more specifically for high end 3d-Modelling, Shading, and various simulations such as physics simulations. It must be future proof for the next 7 or 8 years at least. This kit is going to be used for product design and simulation, and high-end modelling/games/animation development. With that, it will need top of the range processing power, powerful graphics cards (multi GPUs, most likely 3), future-proof motherboard that is compatible with all other components (with as many USB and HDMI ports), a lot of high-quality RAM, SSD hard drives that favour both performance and capacity, 2 large (bigger than 37") 3D-HD (1080p or higher resolution) TVs, top-of-the range home cinema kit, powerful, quiet and reliable PSU, high-end sound card and massive storage with ordinary hard drives, and even bigger backup drives. With this, I'd prefer more detail into why certain parts are to be chosen over others, and I'd rather good-quality advice over web links of various components people found. For example: If one has much experience in motherboards, I would rather a detailed list of things to look out for in motherboards and the main things I should have in my motherboard rather than a list/links to a couple of motherboards. The reason for this is that if people give out links to various different parts of the computer, it can get very messy as I have to double-check if all the parts are compatible with each other and other people's "parts" that they link will most likely not become compatible. Instead, a list of what are the best sockets/brands/interfaces/form factors/multi-gpu supports/other sockets etc (with a good explanation behind it, or links with great explanations) and other relevant things to look out for would be much more helpful (in the case of motherboards). This will most likely be a big task for any one person to complete, but with all you experienced techys out there, I hope I can come to a better understanding of what makes an ultimate PC in 2013! Answers and help will be very much appreciated!! I have a huge project I'm working on with my friend, and the first thing we need is this PC, and for it to be perfect! And the more I understand my PC and its various components, the better I will be able to make choices for all the parts, and make adjustments as needed. Thanks!! I'm aware of newegg and tigerdirect. They're great for browsing computer components, however to refine my searches I need to understand what makes up the best parts, and what sort of technology I am looking for (keeping in mind that products released in the last few months need a bit of testing to find out all their problems first, knowing that most companies are lazy when it comes to testing their hardware before it goes out on the market) I'm aware of what parts I will need for building a computer. Please read my question carefully, that isn't what I'm asking
How good of a gaming computer will I be able to build with a $450 budget? Hello. I am planning on building a gaming computer. I know How to build a gaming computer, but I'm not sure if my $450 budget is enough to build a "good" computer (just the computer not including price of monitor, mouse, case, ect.) By "good" I mean if the computer I will be able to build with this budget can run games such as CoD, battlefield 3, Arma 2, and other games. I would like to be able to run these games with max graphic settings, and other settings that will overall boost the game FPS, quality, and performance. I also want to be able to have a fast processor with at least 3 ghz, and atleast 8gb of RAM. I would like to have a great quiet fan that does the job. Please can you tell me if this is possible, or if I can buy a computer with these specifications. Can you please Recomend parts I will need to buy with the prices if this is possible? Or can you tell me the name of a computer I can buy and list it's price? Thank you.
Whats the best gaming PC I can get for under 1000 pounds? I live in the UK and i'm looking for a good gaming computer. My budget is 1000 pounds.
How could I get the best gaming computer for 1000$? I plan to buy a new pc soon, I want a pc that will be able to run actual game on high settings. I want to make myself a custom build, but my budget is 1000$-1100$. What is the best realistic solution for a pc for 1000$?
Processor suggestion for a gaming PC with GTS 250 ? I am planning to get a build a new gaming computer, intended for playing Flight Simulator X and Red Alert 3, Crysis, etc. Any idea for the processor? I am thinking of getting something from AMD.
What is the best desktop computer system to have? I'm looking to buy a new desktop computer system. Who has the best and who should i avoid? I know u will say the best one to have is the one you make yourself. But that takes some time and i need a good system now. Im using it 4 evrything internet, email,games, etc... much more, So can u help me out, who should i buy?
What makes a pc noisy? building my own and it HAS to be quiet? So what makes a pc loud apart from the hdd, CPU fan and normal circulator fans. What makes the pc noisy also is it worth getting a water cooling system?
How do i build a PC that can run games smoothly, record gameplay for a PS3 and will be quiet? Im starting a gaming YouTube channel (im getting an Elgato) and want to play games too. How do i make a PC like this for around $300-$500? Also id like it to be quiet (so when im recording my voice you dont have to hear an annoying buzz).
How to make it so CPU is not allways at max speed? My new PC build with an FX 6300 is constantly running at 3.8 ghz even in idle, making the idle temp 39c. Is there a way to make it decrease from 3.8 ghz when not doing a demanding program or game? Also, what would be the easiest way to overclock to 4.1 Ghz for gaming purposes? Thanks!
Wii U has slower CPU than current generation: How will this effect games on the system? I have been hearing this a lot, that the Wii U has a slower CPU than the current generation systems. It's not confirmed, it's developer lore, even if a developer says it. It may not be true. Like EA said the Wii U was weaker than PS3 & 360, but that ended up being a load of bullshit. But what if the Wii U does have a weaker CPU than this generation? How could this effect games on the system? Thanks.
How important are sound cards and others? How important is a good sound card? I'm looking to build my own computer and can I just get a cheap sound card? Does it really matter if I'm not going to use the computer for music or anything. My computer I'm mostly using for gaming and listening to YouTube/Pandora but not doing anything very music related. Also how important is a silent running computer? Like buying extra stuff to make the computer run quieter. Is an advanced cooling system important? I'm buying from ibuypower.com and they offer advanced cooling systems for $30-$40 extra dollars and better fans, but is all that really necessary? How quiet is it really? If I don't get the thing where it makes the computer quieter will it run really loud? I also will have my computer in a cabinet with a hole in the back, will that overheat without the advanced cooling systems? Thanks :)
What is the best desktop for the money? Under 500 dollars? I am fed up with this school computer. I want to pack it up into a box and forget it exists. It would be nice to be able to use proxies, gaming, email, and facebook again too. I only need a tower, I will use my school's monitor, but this tower is humming and driving me insane. Running slower than ever and has school blocks on it. NEVER AGAIN.
My brother wants an Xbox 360 Elite and I want a PS3. Which one should we go with? We have a PS2 right now, he says that he likes the feel of the xbox controller but I don't know how he knows that since he rarely plays it. I really like the Ps3 and all of it's features. Not quite sure which one to go with. Mosting games like Modern Warfare and Halo, but we both really enjoy sports games like NHL, MLB, NFL, and NBA.
What parts for a software engineer / computer science / semi-gamer build? I figured the i7-3770K processor, 16GB Ram, SSD for boot drive plus large IDE software, RAID with atleast two 3TB hard drives for storage, a nice Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt And I am not sure on the case, but it needs to be quiet. And then, anything you think I need to add/change? And what GPU should I get for just a low to medium gamer in probably the $150 price range? Any input would be appreciated!
Where do I put my comics on my psp to read them with the digital comics reader? Not the ones you dl from the PS store. The ones you download to read on the pc that come in cbr. or cbz. format. I need to know what folder to put them in or what folders to make.
how many fans do i need to overclock my custom gaming computer? And how much power supply? I'm going to build and overclock my own pc with intel i7 920, Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, ATI radeon hd 4870 and 8 gigs of ram in the next few months later and i want to know how many fans would i need to keep my system cool and quiet.
What Power Supply should i get for my gaming PC? What power supply do you recommend? and what wattage? i checked on the newegg calculator and it said 457w but i dont feel like its reliable for some reason. i think 700w should do but im really not sure. here's my build: Case: Rosewill Thor V2 (4 fans) Motherboard: Asus Z87 Gryphon Micro ATX CPU: Intel Core i5 4670k 3.4GHz & a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for it Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX660 Ti RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5 7200 RPM Optical Drive: just a random $20 DVD drive which power supply do you recommend that is modular, affordable and with enough power for this build?
If I build my own decent PC gaming computer, what kind of savings am I really getting over similar store PC? I'm doing a complete build from scratch with extras like top of the line coolant systems, full tower with lights, 2 to 3 video cards, decent sound card, couple of TB or greater HD's, so on and so forth. I've run the numbers and assuming I can get the parts I want for the prices I researched them at then it would be slightly cheaper but not much of a difference when you add in all the aches and pains and mishaps you will possibly have from building it yourself.
What TV should I buy for PC gaming? I now have a man-cave. I am building a powerhouse gaming PC. I would like to hook it up to a good-sized HD TV. I want to game from my PC and stream media from it to the TV. Are there certain specs I should consider when choosing a TV for this role? Refresh rate, HDMI cable specs, size, LED vs Plasma, etc.?
How to determine how much power my soon to be computer needs? I am putting together my own computer and was wondering how to determine how much power the end product will need. I see that when buying a Processor that in it's specifications the power needed will be stated, but on some other products I was wondering if this was the same(video card, HD, Motherboard, DVD-Drive, etc).
Why does drinking and smoking seem so popular among Korean men? I've spent some time in Korea and noticed that drinking and smoking seems to be a popular pastime for Korean men of all ages. It's not uncommon for me to see puddles of vomit whenever I go out at night. I had a conversation with a Korean tennis friend of mine and he mentioned that he didn't like alcohol yet he still continues to ask if I'd like to go out for some drinks; he still continues to go out and get drunk. What's the reason for this behavior?
Anyone know a good gaming computer that is worth its price? I want to switch to pc gaming but idk the first thing about pc gaming computers so i was wondering does anyone know a good , doesnt have to be the best just pretty good processing power for running games like arma 2, battlefield 3, and starcraft 2, gaming computer that i could buy? budget $600-1300 is that a good budget for a decent computer or do i need to extend it a bit more....
what is the biggest pc case on the market right now bigger than the corsair 900d? I want a the biggest case ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if possible, no matter what it costs or is the corsair 900d the biggest right now, or is there something bigger take note this case does not have to be specifically for gaming or deskwork but if possible you can write down the biggest for gaming and for deskwork such as video editing thank you in advance
What MAKES a good gaming computer? AMD FX4100 a good, moderately priced gaming CPU? What do I need to take into account when building a gaming computer? Is the AMD FX4100 a good gaming CPU? It's supposed to be a 3.6 GHz processor, 10 MB cache: I would have thought that was good enough for any game out there. Does it run properly with Windows 7? Edit Hi Tom - thanks for your answer. I am interested in having a look at that table you mentioned, but it seems you forgot to add a link.
Could adding a case fan help cool my GPU? I'm planning on building a PC soon. My plan was to get a GTX 660 Ti from EVGA because it became pre-overclocked and the blower-type cooler won't interfere with my case cooling. However, after further research, I found out that the cooler on the card is very loud and whines a bit; and looking at the benchmarks, most other aftermarket GPUs performed about 20% better than from EVGA. A few review sites later, I thought it'd be best to go with ASUS design. But here's the thing. I'm worried about the cooler circulating hot air around the case to my hard drives, CPU cooler, etc. So I was thinking of getting a case fan both side-mounted and top-mounted to help get cool air in and hot air out. (Corsair 400R) I'll probably get Corsair AF140s which I heard were quiet, but I wonder if they'll be effective enough that I won't be wasting power (OCZ ZT 650w 80 Plus Bronze). Fan suggestions are appreciated and helpful. However, the case I'm strongly sticking with unless I can find another mid-tower with 2 USB 3.0, at least 3 included fans, and is easy to cable manage as this is going to be my first go at computer building.
Advice on what kind of laptop to save up for and purchase? My current laptop is wearing down (always overheating/crashing and the cover for the CD player broke off), so I'm looking to get a new one. My problem is that as I'm looking around I have no idea which laptops are considered higher quality than others. They all claim to be the best, but they can't all be! Here are the types of things I want in a laptop: 1. Good speakers- I compose music and want to actually be able to hear what I'm writing. My current speakers are very quiet and frustrating to try to listen to. 2. Webcam- Not looking for top-of-the-line here, just something that will do well in recording music and Skype and such 3. PC- I grew up on PCs and am most comfortable on them. Also I'm trying to save as much money as I can, so Macs aren't exactly....cheap. 4. HDMI port would be nice, but not necessary. CD/DVD player is a must (I've seen laptops without??) 5. A moderate amount of memory/space/whatever it needs so it doesn't run slowly (you can see how much I know about computers, eh?) I'm not really into much gaming (unless you count the occasional game of Sims3), so graphics aren't as important to me. The most important thing is that I want to spend as little as possible. I'm not looking for a top-of-the-line machine (things break...etc). And I want a PC. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Also should mention that the current computer I have is a Lenovo with Windows 7.
Is the XBOX 360 better than the PS3 or is it the other way around? Because the xbox360 has more games and xbox live but on ps3 the games are great, there are better graphics, and you can watch blu-ray on it.
How to make sure i am buying a quiet laptop ? Hi, I hope somebody can help me out. I bought a laptop, maybe one and a half, almost two years ago. I bought an Acer. Here are the specs: Acer travelmate 5742G Intel core i3 Nvidia Geforce 1024MB VRAM 15.6 inch monitor 4GB DDR 3 640 GB HDD The problem that i am having, is the noise. I don't know how to express this but, i am extremely sensitive to noise. The previous PC desktop i had, was very noisy and i was literally suffering for more than two years, because i had to bare that noise while focusing and concentrating deeply into my studying. When i finally got the money to buy a laptop, my only desire was to be quiet, but i though that, every laptop is quiet. So, when i bought the Acer laptop, i described above, it was relatively quiet at first, although my brother's laptop was much more quieter, and he bought his laptop 4 years ago, but it was Sony. Anyway, it was fine at first, but now its very loud. Just the though of experiencing the same pain again, makes me wanna throw the laptop out of the window and stab myself. I am still studying and i need to focus and concentrate very deeply, so i need quiet. I might be able to get about 800/900$ for a new laptop, but this time, i have to be 1000000% sure that it will be quiet. So, how do i make sure that i am buying a quiet laptop ? I think that, the laptop i have now, is too powerful and perhaps because of that, it gets noisy. It's not THAT noisy, but it's noisier than it should be. Can somebody, please, help me with what laptop i should be looking for ? Should i look for lower specs ? or a certain brand ? I mainly do programming on my laptop, sometimes i edit videos and do some graphic work but nothing too ''excessive''. I know that, every laptop makes a certain noise, and it cannot be helped, as it's the cooling fan or the hard disk, but there is a difference in the noise, and that's what i am talking about. I don't want the fan to run constantly, and when it does, i don't want to make such irritating noises. I have used other laptops (friend's) and it's definitely not the same as mine. The fan turns on rarely and when it does it only makes a small ''wind'' kind of noise and it's not irritating at all. Mine is more like an angry giant bee - (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz) like this. Sorry for my long question, i really, really, really hope somebody can give me an advice on how to make sure the laptop is quiet, what kind of features to look for when buying. PS: By the way, since it seems cheaper from Amazon, i might prefer getting it from there, so i might not be able to actually see or touch it before i buy it. Thank you.
Out of ALL Honesty and People that have BOTH PS3 and X BOX 360 which 1 is the best? I am a Sony Man, but I'm really thinking about switching to Microsoft only because I can play any game using My own music. *Can I burn music from a cd-r to the X BOX? Out of the original 2 and the newer cheaper versions what are the comparisons and what are the best Qualities? PLEASE Explain ALL positive things about the 2.
What new laptop do you recommend? I am looking for a new laptop for school work and such. What do you recommend? doesn't matter if its a mac or a pc I want it to be worth the paying, like even though macs cost a fortune, I like them b/c of all the applications that can be stored on them. Any answer is accepted. Please give a specific type and some details: (ex. HP Envy 14, Great sound quality, etc) Thanks
How to display Xbox 360 (component video model) to DVI screen? I have an Xbox 360 (original one) with a component video cable. My PC monitor takes DVI and VGA. I don't want to use VGA with the Xbox so is there a way I can plug into the DVI for my display? I tried searching for component to DVI converters but got totally confused. My display does not have HDMI input and the Xbox 360 original doesn't have HDMI either I think.
what is the best laptop for online gaming? or closest to being the best chioce for it.
what is the best gaming system for sims 3? i dont have any sims 3 games which one should i get and for xbox wii or mac or pc but i perfer mac?
Does anybody have a club penguin member account that their not using? I really want to buy stuff but i cant pay. I dont have a credit card. Please help!
How many cooling fans do i need on my pc.? Hi, i am certain to making a new custom pc. I've chosen most the parts now and am struggling with the cooling fans. I am not sure how many i need and what type i need. I am making a fairly fast PC using a 4.0ghz and dual core AMD CPU. And i will be playing a few games on it quite often and using it for general use as well.
Anyone Reccomend some good video cards? I'm planning on building a PC and Wanted to know any good not too expensive video cards either from Nvidia or AMD. Nothing over $200, I'm looking into the AMD Radeon 6850 or 6870. Games I'm planning to play are Skyrim, Starcraft, rarely any online games, only story games and I'm able to run them on high.
What would be better to get for gaming and not breaking more easily: Xbox 360 or PS3? I want a system that wont break so easily and has a variety of game experiences
Is this hard drive alright for a gaming PC? I'm thinking of buying the Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 16MB HDD for the PC I'm building, is it alright for gaming? Will my games run fine on this? I understand the processor and graphics card are more important but would this hard drive be alright? Any help would be greatly appreciated?
A computer build that can play Skyrim on Medium/high settings with low power usage and under $800 possible? I want a quiet, low power consuming, fairly quick pc that can handle most games on like 1280 by 960 resolution with good graphics for under $800, what parts would make that possible including the OS?
How can I copy a PS3 game? Are there any programs that let me place a Blu-ray PS3 game into my PC, let it download on my PC, I put in a blank Blu-ray and it would paste the game onto it and I can place my made game into my PS3 and it'll work perfectly? Thank you.
Is it weird to have be an original xbox player and want a ps3 for christmas instead of a 360? I have had an xbox pretty much since it came out. I've loved it ever since. Is it weird to want a ps3 for christmas instead of a 360? I love halo and gears and left for dead (from playing them at friends houses) but the ps3 has way better online and more features. I just think it's a little weird to like switch from being an xbox player to getting a ps3 instead of the 360
Whats a good plot for a videogame? I'm going to make an FPS pc game and I can't figure out a good plot. In the credits, I will inlcude your name and give you full credit for the plot outline.
Is the nVidia GTX460 a suitable GPU for modern gaming? I'm working on a Gaming Build and I'm unsure whether the NVIDIA GTX460 is a good performer at modern games like Fallout, Call Of Duty, Crysis, etc and whether it will still be a decent GPU in, say, a year's time? I'm choosing a SLI-supported motherboard so if I need better performance, I can just use the second GPU to boost the performance.
i am building a computer. What is the best gaming hardware? I am building a gaming pc on ncix.com. I cant spend a lot of money, i so i want it within the 1000-2000 dollar range. i want it to play good graphic games, quiet, and fast. I dont know which processor,motherboard, power supply, and DDR3 memory to get. i want it for gaming mainly, and not too pricy. I am getting the ATI RADEON 5670 HD video card. please recommend a good choice for gaming. Thanks.
Clueless about a laptop for college? I am getting a laptop for college this week and all I need is a basic one. I dont play games or anything but I will most likely be watching movies and listening to music on it. I want to spend under $1000, preferably around $600 - $700. I have an HP Desktop at home and a Gateway desktop and I like bpth of those brands, but I really dont want either of those for college. I'm also unsure of the brands I've never heard of such as Acer. Are any of those off brands good? Any suggestions of what would work best for me or what I need to look for processor and memory wise. I really know nothing about what to look for in a laptop so all advice and links would be great! Thanks so much!
Should I swap my PS3 slim 120gb for an xbox 360 elite? I got a refund yesterday on my PS3 Slim as it wasn't functioning properly, I now haveexactly £298 in my pocket to spend on a new console. So which one, xbox 360 or ps3?
Does the new Xbox 360 4GB have a removable hard drive? Is the hardrive on the outside of the xbox 360 like it is on the original 360 or is built in. My 360 just got the dreaded red ring so I am wondering if I can't fix it and if I buy a new if I would lose all of my stuff for my games and have to restart or if I could just put my original hard drive on the new xbox, thanks.
if i buy a ps3 instead of replacing my xbox to the slim? how much should i sell my cod black ops account for? or should i just remain with xbox? Im like lvl 44 14th prestige on it with 2 gold gun ?
I need a choice on choosing a new Laptop? Hey guys so im getting a alienware laptop.it is the m11x.People havve been telling me to make my own PC or to buy from a diff brand.But my question is to you guys is it worth it?I will mostly use it for gaming and browsing the web.oh and aswell i will be keeping this computer for awhile and i am only 12 so i dont think building my own would work out well.But just any advice would be greatly appreciated!
id like to build a custom pc and id like some recomendations? im on a budget but id like something to replace y now broken laptop. i was wondering what some good fairly cheap syste builds are and their specs any help is great
What are the quietest desktop computers on the market? and what brand are they? dell, gateway, hp,... etc.? I am buying a new desktop PC. I am gonna buy prebuilt and was wondering which are the quietest PC's from major brands. I need a quiet PC because I work with audio and record in my room. I forgot to mention that I'm not into apple products
why is my computer so noisy? I have an HP Pavilion pc with a dual core AMD processor and 3 GB of RAM. Every time I start the PC and get to the desktop, my computer sounds and looks like it is processing something you know the orange light is constantly flickering and you can hear it buzzing like process are being done. However, my desktop is clear, no windows are open, no scans are being done and I only have three start up programs that are enabled. How can i stop my PC from doing all these unwanted processes that are not processes?
what game system do you guys recomend PS3 or XBOX 360? im lookin to buy a game console this balck friday what should I purchase & why? so both have modern warfare 2 & assains creed 2 but overall which one has better games?
is the Intel core 2 duo a good processor for gaming? Im building a gaming PC. And want to be able to play all games for the PC including Crysis which comes with graphics card. -getting a Nvidia 8800 GTS/GTX which evers better. -500 Watt Power Supply -I have an Extreme Striker Motherboard (W/Sound card) -Antec Nine Hundred Case
What is the Avivo package for Ati graphic cards? What does is do? What are the benefits? I saw it on this page http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx#3 It's called the AMD media codec package now I suppose. Thanks for the help
Can you recommend a Good PC build for gaming? Approximate Purchase Date:in about 2 weeks Budget Range:$550-$650 Any help would be nice in recommending a good gaming PC build. Thank you for the help. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching moves, surfing internet Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com Parts Preferences:by brand or type: New to PC gaming so not really sure Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution 1600x900 Additional Comments:Mainly just for gaming,a quiet PC would be good to but not necessary
Is this a good gaming pc build to take on the almighty Battlefield 3? CASE: Rosewill CHALLENGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case Black FAN: Cooler Master SAF-B83-E1 80mm Case Cooling Fan 80mm - 2500rpm Ball Bearing CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 GPU: GTX 460 1Gb MOTHERBOARD: Biostar A780L3B Socket AM3/ AMD 760G/ DDR3/ A&V&L/ MATX Motherboard MB NEW CD/DVD DRIVE: IDE dual layer w/LIGHTSCRIBE:LG 22X internal DL CD DVD RW PC burner drive writer RAM: 2x 4GB DDR3 RAM POWER SUPPLY: Quiet 700 Watt Intel AMD PC ATX Power Supply SATA PCI-E HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB,Internal,7200 RPM,3.5" (ST3500641AS-RK) Hard Drive SOFTWARE: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Build myself a gaming PC OR Buy HP 390t with $500 discount? Okay, I need help with deciding whether or not I should build a gaming PC or just buy it from HP with good $500 discount. Let me list different parts of my build vs HP build so all you people can help me on which one is better. My build: CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme 980x, 3.33GHz (Six Core) 12000K CPU Fan: Intel Socket 1366 CPU fan Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme X58, DDR3, SLI & Cross Fire,SATA3, GB LAN, USB 3.0,iEEE RAM: 12GB (3x4GB) PC3 10600 DDR3 1333 Triple Channel Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB PCI Express 16x dual head DVI, HDMI Hard Drive: 1000.0GB Western Digital Green SATA2 UDMA 300 32m cache DVD: LG 22x DVD Recorder Dual Layer +R/RW -R/RW Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Case, Full Tower, Side Window, front USB & iEEE Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w Extra Quiet ATX Power Supply SLI & X-fire ready This come out about $3400 with shipping fees and taxes after I use price check with Tigerdirect.com and Newegg.com HP build: CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme 980x, 3.33GHz (Six Core) 12000K CPU Fan: Intel Socket 1366 CPU fan Motherboard: Pegatron IPMTB-TK http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01901210&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us%E2%8C%A9=en&product=4#N825 RAM: 24GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [6 DIMMs] Graphic Card: 1.8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 [2 DVI, HDMI and VGA adapters] Hard Drive: FREE UPGRADE! 1.5TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 1TB DVD: Blu-ray player & Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD burner Network card: Wireless-N LAN card Media Card: 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio Case: HP case with dimension of 16.85"(L) x 7.05"(W) x 15.79"(H) Power Supply: 460 watts OP: Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit This comes out around $3100 after taxes (free shipping). $2,902.99 before taxes (initial price $3,402.99 before $500 discount) As you can see HP build is cheaper than mine even though I have concerns in a few areas. First of all, their Power Supply is only at 460 watts so if I want to upgrade something in future, it will cost me more with building a new Power Supply. I don't know much about their motherboard so if someone knows about it, please help me explain. Another thing about is I can't get much information about their 1.8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260. I know you can only buy 896 MB GTX 260 outside. I talked with HP live chat agent and he said 1.8GB GTX 260 is only made exclusively for HP 390t and you can't buy it outside. Well, beside these few points, I like HP build. I think my build has better motherboard, Graphic card, and power supply. It's more expensive. HP build has better RAM, more hard drive, better media card readers, and cheaper than my build. So which one should I go with? Thanks in advance for help.
Is this a good PC build for gaming? Hey guys. I've been playing around with builds to suit my gaming needs. This is what I have come up with. It is around a £850 budget and this costs £846. If you have any recommendations for better parts around that budget, feel free. Case PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE CPU Intel® Core™i5-2500 Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics Motherboard ASUS® P8P67: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™ SUPPORT RAM 4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB) Graphics Card 1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6850 - 2 DVI,HDMI,mDP - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable HDD 640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) Power Supply CORSAIR 750W TX SERIES (TX750) 80+ ULTRA QUIET PSU Processor Cooling INTEL SOCKET LGA1155/1156 STANDARD CPU COOLER As my motherboard supports CrossFire, would it be worth getting another HD 6850 card in the future?
Good Gaming PC Specs? Newer Build? Hey, so I had a question before and was told that the PC was alright, but the price was way too high. So I have gone on a different site that does custom builds and this is the new one :) Tell me if this is good enough and what needs improving. :) _________________________ Case - Antec Dark Fleet DF35 (Black) PSU - Cooler Master 750W PSU - Low Noise CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked (4 x 3.3GHz) 6MB CPU Heatsink - Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced BK014 - Silent Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 (Intel Z68) Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 6950 - 2 GB - (VTX) (PCI-E) Sound Card - Motherboard Integrated HD Sound RAM - Corsair 4GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (1x4GB) Networking - Edimax Wireless LAN 300Mbps (PCI) HDD - 500GB SATA II 16MB Optical Drive - Sony (SH-S223L) 24x DVD Re-Writer/Reader +/- RW- Black - Lightscribe (SATA) LED Monitor - 21.5" BenQ G2222HDL, Widescreen LED Monitor, 1920x1080, 5ms, 250cd/m², 1000:1, Black _________________ PRICE: £1086 Thanks :) Okay, thanks Vomit. Best Answer x2 :D I'll cut back on the PSU and upgrade the RAM. Thanks man!
How can I upgrade my gaming PC? Hello there, I have a custom built gaming pc that performs well, but could stand to be improved a little. Right now, it has: 1 water-cooled Intel i7 950 processor, stock clock still at 3.07 Ghz 6 gigs of RAM 1 Nvidia Geforce GTX 295 Windows 7, 64 bit All installed on an x87 motherboard. Is there any way I could upgrade or improve my gaming performance? Preferably for a small amount of money, or free if possible. I do have several case fans, but I would like for it to remain quiet, as the tower sits on my desk next to me. Thank you for reading. I got the motherboard wrong, it's an MSI x58 Pro-E Also, in the windows system information pane, it says my drive transfer rate is 5.9, while everything else is 7.5. Why?
IM looking to build my own gaming/desktop pc, are these specs any gd? OCZ 600 Watt Game X Stream PSU 600 Watt 20+4 Pin SLi Ready Geforce 8800GTS 512MB graphics card PCIE Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 2x 3.0GHz / LGA775 1333MHz FSB / 4MB Cache Asus P5N-D Socket 775 / nForce 750i DDR2 / PCI-Express SATA / 8CH HD Audio Corsair 2x1GB TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX PC2-6400 / 800Mhz 4-4-4-12 Timings 2X1GB Matched Pair Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speaker System LG GSA-H66NBAL 18x SATA DVD Writer SATA / Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 7200RPM 16MB Buffer SATA Saitek Eclipse Blue TrueVu Key Illumination Silent Knight AL Pure Aluminium Quiet CPU Cooler Pure Aluminium Galaxy III Black case LED This all costs around 850 quid +/- 150 quid. sorry guys, 'quid' is British slang for Great British Pound. also so the only thing i need different is more power?
Getting new PC in 6 months. Will this work with Vista and be an Ultimate GAMING Machine? Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Processor Extreme Edition i7-965 (4 X 3.20GHz) 6.4GTs/8MB Cache Memory (RAM) 12GB CORSAIR XMS3 1600MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (6x2GB) Motherboard ASUS® P6T DELUXE: DDR3, SATAII, 2 x PCI-e x16, 2 PCI, 1 x PCI-e x1 Operating System Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64 bit Edition + SP1, CD & Licence (£85) USB Options 8 x USB 2.0 PORTS (6 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 750GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 32MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID (HDD 1 & 2) NONE 1st CD/DVD Drive 6x BLU-RAY ROM & HD-DVD ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£68) 2nd CD/DVD Drive NONE Graphics Card 1024MB RADEON HD 4870 PCI Express + DVI 2nd Graphics Card NONE Sound Card Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio 7.1 (£32) Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT Floppy Disk Drive NONE Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) Case Antec Nine Hundred Black Gaming Case with Side Panel Window Power Supply & Case Cooling 600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£58) Processor Cooling ASUS TRITON 81 PURE COPPER BASE ULTRA COOLER (£45) Firewire & Video Editing 1 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORT ONBOARD TV Card NONE Monitor LG W2452T 24 inch Wide: HDCP/DVI/D-Sub/5MS/1920 x 1200 (£235) 2nd Monitor NONE DVI Cable NONE Keyboard & Mouse NONE Mouse NONE Speakers NONE I read alot about Quad Cores being worse for gaming and every day tasks. But they are future proof and some games are beginning to utilize Quads more. So what should I pick, dying Dual? Or Future Proof but lower performance Quad? As for Graphics, is that card suitable for that mobo? And should I choose the 2048mb Radeon instead? Will the Case and the extra cooling be ok? and Will the rig get too hot? I heard vista can't hande 6gig of ram, and when it finally manages to it uses 85% on idle. Will the motherboard and Vista itself suppor this Corsair XMS3 1600MHz (6x2gb) RAM setup? Motherboard looks good, will it be sufficient for the future and is it OK with everything listed. I don't know much about gaming PC's. I'm good with PC's but not all hardware techy style. I can't build PC's either which is why I am willing to spend a good £2000-£2800 quid. If there are any experts who can advise a better setup which is future friendly. Please let me know. I also have msn - ljdriley@gmail.com PEACE n thanks to all. OK.. someone who knows alot and I mean alot about PCs, build me a ultimately poweful PC from PC specialist. I dont have a clue about SLi and Crossfire. But I want super gaming that can easily do Crysis easily and other games on high... plz, fire away! BUILD! message me on MSN or email me at the same address. http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index.php?page=pcsystembuilder
Whats a good gaming PC under 1000$? I would like to build my own (to save money) and I would like to keep it for gaming for at least 4-5. The parts that aren't necessary are OS, speakers, mouse, keyboard. I would use it for medium to high gaming and other normal internet browsing etc. I would only be interested in overclocking if it won't make it run too hot. Looks aren't to much of a difference but I would like it to run cool and quiet. I would also like a nice HD (720p or 1080p) display. I am very new to building PC's (never made one before) and would like some help picking parts. Some games I could be running are MW2 or MW3, Black Ops, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Duke Nukem Forever,Portal 2 and of course Minecraft. Any help is appreciated, Thanks in advance. This would be with the monitor.
What Motherboard should i get to begin building my gaming desktop PC? I have been looking at a few from Asus to Gigabyte to EVGA to BIOstar.... Basically, what im looking for is a good foundation for a low-lag, semi-quiet, cool pc. I would like to use AMD processor and an NVIDIA card. at least 500gb HDD space to start with and 4-8gb of RAM...It needs to support at least 4USB slots and FireWire...(i can always add it) If you have other suggestions, please advise & why you recommend them... But for now, what motherboard would you choose? an why? i was maybe thinking of the ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS...?
please recommend a good gaming processor, power supply, and DDR3 memory? I am building a gaming pc on ncix.com. I cant spend a lot of money, i so i want it within the 1000-2000 dollar range. i want it to play good graphic games, quiet, and fast. I dont know which processor,motherboard, power supply, and DDR3 memory to get. i want it for gaming mainly, and not too pricy. I am getting the ATI RADEON 5670 HD video card. please recommend a good choice for gaming. Thanks.
is this pc setup good for a full gaming system? I'm building a gaming pc. i'm new to this, so i would like to know if this is any good? PROCESSOR: AMD Athlon(R) II X4 640 Quad Core MEMORY: Corsair(R) XMS3 8GB DDR3 GRAPHICS CARD: ATI Radeon(R) HD 5770 (1GB) MOTHER BOARD: Asrock(R) N68C-S Motherboard HDD: 1000 GB POWER SUPPLY: Quiet 700W Power Supply Thanks
Professional gamers / gaming pc builders, question on my first build ? Questions: Are these compatible? Can it run windows 7 x64? will it play games like battlefield 3 at at least around 30 fps? i have heard people say the built in graphics on the cpu is good , will i need a video card? Can i use all the controls on the case? Will this run on a 500w power supply? Can i use the card reader? Do i need anything else? (more cables, etc.) Will/Should it be quiet? Specs: ASUS F1A55-M LE FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) RAIDMAX Blade ATX-298WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Case w/ 500W Power Supply SAMSUNG SH-222BB/RSBS Internal DVD Writer MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM 32MBCache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"Bare Hard Drive BYTECC U2CR-318/Hub 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader BYTECC 5 Ports USB 2.0 PCI Controller Card Model BT-U2-410V Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 APEVIA CF12S 120mm Case Fan Linkworld Model 24-24 33cm ATX power supply 24 pin to 24 pin extension/adapter Cable Athena Power Model Cable-AD09 12" P4-12V (4Pin) connector Extension Cable. - OEM this will be hookep up with the standard vga hookup on the back(if i dont need a vid card) to my 42 in lcd hd tv
Your opinion on building my gaming pc? Ok so the list below is what o have coming. It was a package so i just have to deal with the low power supply and graphics card. What OS should i run on it, and any tips or thoughts on it. P.S this is my first time ever building a pc. AMD 64 CPU AM3 : AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz (Quad Core) 45nm, AM3 6MB Cache AMD 64 CPU Fans : AMD Black Edition Copper HeatPipe EXTRA QUIET fan AMD 64 AM3 Motherboards : ASRock M3A770DE, AMD 777, Cross Fire, GB LAN DDR3 Dual Channel memory : 4GB (2x2GB) PC10600 DDR3 1333 Dual Channel PCI-Express Video cards : GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI EXpress 16X dual head, tv out Hard Drives : 500.0GB Western Digital 7200RPM SATA2 UDMA 300 16m cache Sound Cards : Realtek HD digital audio (onboard) Network Cards : Ethernet network adapter (onboard) Cases : PowMax Black Mid Tower ATX Case w/ Front USB Power Supply : Logisys 400W ATX Power Supply
Im getting this Gaming pc built am i getting a good gaming pc? Is it worth the price of £780 and do you think it will do the job for gaming? specs below Case PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5-760 Quad Core (2.80GHz, 8MB Cache) + Turbo Boost Motherboard ASUS® P7P55D-E: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™ SUPPORT Memory (RAM) 8GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB) Graphics Card 1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 5770 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11 2nd Graphics Card NONE Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID NONE 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 10x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£49) 2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT Power Supply & Case Cooling 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29) Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£19) Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI EXPRESS CARD (£19) USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND Floppy Disk Drive NONE Firewire & Video Editing 3 Port IEEE 1394a Firewire PCI Card (£9) Operating System WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM Warranty 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Price £778.00 Order Quantity 1 Bulk Discount £0.00 Total Order Price £778.00
new build tell me what you think ? is this a good gaming pc and the price? COOLERMASTER HAF-X FULL TOWER GAMING CASE Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-950 (3.06GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache ASUS® P6X58D PREMIUM: DDR3, USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI 12GB KINGSTON HYPER-X TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (6 x 2GB KIT) 1GB AMD RADEON™ HD 6850 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable 1GB AMD RADEON™ HD 6850 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable 640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM CORSAIR 850W TX SERIES (TX850) 80+ ULTRA QUIET PSU (£99) TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£39) ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI EXPRESS CARD (£19) 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL Price: £1,359.00 including VAT and delivery.
Would This Be A Good Gaming PC? Hello I Am Interested In Buying A Pc I Built One Online With These Parts: Case:InWIN DRAGON SLAYER BLACK GAMING CASE Processor (CPU):AMD PHENOM II X2 560 (3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/AM3) - BLACK EDITION Motherboard:ASUS® M4A78LT-M: mATX MAINBOARD, DDR3, USB 2.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s Memory (RAM):8GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB) Graphics Card:1.25GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 470 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, 3D Hard Disk:1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm) Disk Drive:24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM Memory Card Reader:INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT Power Supply:600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan Processor Cooling:SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER Sound Card:ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO Network Facilitie:ONBOARD GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI CARD USB Options:4 x USB 2.0 PORTS Operating System:Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit It Came To About £703.03 inc Vat And They Would Build It For Me. Will This Run Games Well? I Am Looking To Spend Around £700 Max. If You Fink I Should Do Something Completely Different PLEASE TELL ME YOUR INPUT WOULD BE AWSOME THANK YOU.
What Gaming PC is the best and why? I have two builds made, one is AMD, the other Intel i7. Please tell me which one you think is the best, and why, and also any improvments you would make, and why. WILL BE PRIMARILY USED FOR HIGH-RES, MAX SETTINGS GAMING. I do not care about price, so please don't mention it. Intel i7: iBUILD™ Intel i7 Extreme Home/Office Custom PC £1,609.65 inc VAT •CoolerMaster Elite 430 Case •ASUS P8P67 B3: 2x Rear USB3.0: 8x Rear USB2.0: 2x Front USB2.0: Firewire: Bluetooth •Intel® Core™ i7 2600K Quad Core 4x 3.4GHz 8MB Cache (8 Threads) •CoolerMaster 700W Silent Pro M700 Modular PSU •Corsair H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - *QUIET PC* •Samsung 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz •1TB 7200RPM SATA 3 •1TB 7200RPM SATA 3 •22x DVD RW Black SATA •nVidia GeForce GTX 580 1536MB •Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit •iiyama E2473HDS 24" LED VGA/DVI/2xHDMI 1920x1080 2m/s •Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium •Creative Inspire A500 5.1 Speaker System •2 Year Parts & Labour Return to Base Warranty Includes 2 Year Free Collect & Return •Free Microsoft Office 2010 Starter AMD: iBUILD™ AMD X6 Home/Office 6-core Custom PC £1,229.70 inc VAT •CoolerMaster Elite 430 Case •Corsair 500Watt PSU •ASUS M4A88T-M: 6x Rear USB2.0: 2x Front USB2.0 •AMD Phenom™ II X6 1090T 6-Core 3.2GHz 9MB Cache •Samsung 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz •1TB 7200RPM SATA 3 •1TB 7200RPM SATA 3 •22x DVD RW Black SATA •nVidia GeForce GTX 580 1536MB •Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit •iiyama E2473HDS 24" LED VGA/DVI/2xHDMI 1920x1080 2m/s •Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio •2 Year Parts & Labour Return to Base Warranty Includes 2 Year Free Collect & Return •Free Microsoft Office 2010 Starter I personally prefer the i7, and the speakers that come with them are awesome :)
I am Building a New gaming pc please help more info below? Approximate Purchase Date: June 2012 Budget Range: Under 1000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming/video editing Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Gpu **My power supply is a 550 corsair** Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I dont care Country: USA Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD CPU (a intel is ok I guess) & I dont care about the motherboard Overclocking:Maybe (I would like to overclock if it isnt to hard) SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: I have a xfx 6870 2gb Gpu ( I dont plan on cross firing) and a 550 corsair power supply. I would like to base this computer around those considering I already have them. For Ram I want a 8gb ddr3 ( I already have it picked out). For my mb I am looking at the BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341 ) Please tell me if there is something better. I would prefer a mb with built in wifi since I do no have Ethernet in my room. For a Processor I am looking at the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849&Tpk=1090 ) Please tell me if there is something better. I would like a liquid cooling system or air if you can find one that is quiet. I have the 1tb hdd picked out. I have a blue ray drive from my last pc.I also need a computer case that can fit everything (it doesnt have to be fancy). Can you please help me out with building the best gaming pc for my needs?
gaming p.c custom build good or bad deal ££ and specs? my gaming pc specs any good?for estimated £££ hi i have just ordered my new custom build p.c from arbico an just wondered if i got good deal or was robbed lol,i no i couldve saved money building it myself but didnt fancy attempting to do so: )anyhow heres comp i ordered any comments or tweaks i could change last minute??i chose the 500gb h/d instead of a 1000gb unamed h/d dont no if was wise 2 as dont no if saved£££s or put em on?? also concidering the bigger power supply as id like the option to upgrade n overclock system??? RT 67 Gaming Black * 2 x 120mm Standard Case Fans * Xilence 580W 2 x PCI-E 120mm Fan * Intel Core i5 2500K, Quad Core (1155, 3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) * Standard Heatsink & CPU Fan * Standard Heatsink Paste * Asus P8Z68-V LX, 4xDIMM, Max. 32GB, ATX (USB 3.0, SATA 3.0) * 8GB (2 x 4GB) Kingston 1600Mhz ( Complimentary Upgrade from 4 x 2GB Mushkin 10600 1333MHz DDR3 ) * nVidia GTX 560Ti 1280MB 448 Cores * Seagate 500GB SATA III * NO RAID * 22x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter * Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps * 2 Front + 4 Back Ports * 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (On Back) * Integrated 7.1 High Definition Channel Audio * Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit Version) Selected Services * VALUE: 2 Yrs Return To Base (1st Yr Parts & Labor, 2nd Yr Labor) * Performance Optimization - Included ( Complimentary ). * 10 Working Days Build Time ( Complimentary From 13 Working days ) The above PC will cost you £895 inc VAT and Delivery... heres other after minor tweaks what u think?? • RT 67 Gaming Black • 2 x 120mm Quiet Zalman Case Fans ( complimentary free upgrade) • Xilence 580W 2 x PCI-E 120mm Fan ( Upgrade to Xilence 800W Power Supply for extra £30 ) • Intel Core i5 2500K, Quad Core (1155, 3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) • Standard Heatsink & CPU Fan • Standard Heatsink Paste • Asus P8Z68-V LX, 4xDIMM, Max. 32GB, ATX (USB 3.0, SATA 3.0) • 8GB (2 x 4GB) Kingston 1600Mhz ( Complimentary Upgrade from 4 x 2GB Mushkin 10600 1333MHz DDR3 ) • nVidia GTX 560Ti 1280MB 448 Cores • Seagate 500GB SATA III • NO RAID • 22x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter • Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps • 2 Front + 4 Back Ports • 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (On Back) • Internal Memory card reader with M2,USB 2.0, and Micro SD • Integrated 7.1 High Definition Channel Audio • Creative Audio Soundcard • Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit Version) Selected Services • VALUE: 2 Yrs.’ Return To Base (1st Yr. Parts & Labour, 2nd Yr. Labour) • Performance Optimization - Included ( Complimentary ). • 10 Working Days Build Time ( Complimentary From 13 Working days ) The above PC will cost you £940.00 Inc. VAT and Delivery to Mainland UK THANKU : )
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.
What components would you suggest for a self-built $2-3K gaming and video editing PC? To save money, I want to build a PC on my own instead of buying a preassembled one. I must admit that I don't know anything about what computer parts have a good value for the money, but I do know that I need a system that can run hardcore games at high resolution and perform excellently in video editing. I have a budget of $2,000-3,000. The system needs to be as quiet as possible and - if possible - eco-friendly. Thanks.
Is this a Good Pc gaming setup? Hey, I am going to build a pc and I just want some feedback from some other people. These are the components I'm buying: ____Case____ Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Black Mid Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 w/o PSU ____CPU____ Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W OEM ____Motherboard_____ Asus P8P67 Rev3, Intel P67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX ____Memory____ 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3, PC3-10600 (1333), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V ____Hard Drive____ 1TB Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda 7200.12, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ ____Graphics Card____ 1GB MSI GTX 560 Ti HAWK, 40nm, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 950MHz, Shader 1900MHz, 384 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ mini HDMI ____Power Supply Unit____ 650W PSU, Antec TruePower New Modular, 82%Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX ____Optical Drive____ LG GH22NS70 24x DVD±R, 16xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM ____Cooling____ Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced BK014 CPU Cooler LGA775/1155/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+/ AM3/754/940 ____Operating System____ Windows 7 Home premium 64-Bit Will all this work together fine and is there anything I should Improve?? All help Is appreciated! :)
OK specs for gaming pc im building? SPECS ARE: OCZ 600 Watt Game X Stream PSU 600 Watt 20+4 Pin SLi Ready Geforce 8800GTS 512MB graphics card PCIE Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 2x 3.0GHz / LGA775 1333MHz FSB / 4MB Cache Asus P5N-D Socket 775 / nForce 750i DDR2 / PCI-Express SATA / 8CH HD Audio Corsair 2x1GB TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX PC2-6400 / 800Mhz 4-4-4-12 Timings 2X1GB Matched Pair Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speaker System LG GSA-H66NBAL 18x SATA DVD Writer SATA / Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 7200RPM 16MB Buffer SATA Saitek Eclipse Blue TrueVu Key Illumination Silent Knight AL Pure Aluminium Quiet CPU Cooler Pure Aluminium Galaxy III Black case LED THANK you for helping cost is £800
Could someone rate my PC build? Okay, with some help from a previous question I have assembled a gaming build and I was wondering if anyone would care to take a look and tell me if it is good for a gaming machine and also if the parts will work together as I really don't want to get all the parts, assemble it and then find that it doesn't start. Here's what I have so far: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel-Core-i5-750-Lynnfield-45nm-Quad-Core-266GHz-8MB-Cache-95W-Retail http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-5770-XXX-PCI-E-20-(x16)-5200MHz-GDDR5-GPU-875MHz-800-Cores-2x-DL-DVI-I-DP-HDMI http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/6GB-(3x2GB)-Corsair-XMS3-Classic-DDR3-PC3-10666-(1333)-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-9-9-24-165V http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-P55-US3L-rev-2-Intel-H55-Express-Sok1156-PCI-E-20-DDR3-2000-SATA-3Gb-s-RAID-ATX http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-Coolermaster-GX-SLI-CrossFire-85-Eff-120mm-Fan-EPS-12V-20plus4-Pin-5-Years-Warranty http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ss1TB-Samsung-HD103SJ-Spinpoint-F3-SATA-3Gb-s-7200rpm-32MB-Cache-89-ms-NCQ-OEM http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xclio-Propeller-Midi-Tower-Case-with-36cm-Quiet-Fan-on-Side-Pane-w-o-PSU http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Samsung-SH-D163C-Black-48x-CD-ROM-16x-DVD-ROM-SATA-OEM Oh, and also will I need any additional cooling, like for the processor and the RAM, I'm not sure if the processor comes with a heatsink or not. Any help would be great! Changed the RAM to dual channel: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-(2x2GB)-Corsair-XMS3-DDR3-PC3-10666-(1333)-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-9-9-24-DHX-16V
AMD BULLDOZER EIGHT CORE FX-8150 3.60GHz vs Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) Gaming PCs? Hi I've got two gaming PC builds here. I'm looking for input about which one is better. They are both around the same price £1400 ish..They have the same guts, apart from the ROG mother boad one is for AMD and the other is the the new intel IVY bridge. The only other difference is one is AMD CPU and the other is Intel CPU. I'm not sure of which one will be better or worse or if thy are just about that same. I'd love to know which one you guys think is better and why. INTEL BUILD: Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570K (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache Motherboard ASUS® MAXIMUS V GENE: M-ATX, INTEL Z77 ROG MOTHERBOARD Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1866MHz X.M.P(2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics Card 3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW) 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM Power Supply CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE Processor Cooling SPIRE THERMAX ECLIPSE II UNIVERSAL DT EXTREME CPU COOLER Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD VS AMD Build: Processor (CPU) AMD BULLDOZER EIGHT CORE FX-8150 (3.60GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3+) Motherboard ASUS® CROSSHAIR V FORMULA: AM3+, 3-WAY SLI/CROSSFIREX, ROG Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1866MHz X.M.P(2 x 4GB KIT) Graphics Card 3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW) 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT Power Supply 600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan Processor Cooling TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD Also, the power supply is what was recommended for the wattage of the entire machine. Thanks guys
Tips on building my first gaming PC!?!?(updated list)? ok so i asked this question yesterday and got to brilliant answers and 1 relatively good one and after looking at them i have come up with a new list of components. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Seagate-1TB-3-5-Barracuda-7200rpm-Sata-3Gb-s-Hard-Drive-/370379829296?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item563c5bb030 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Cooler-Master-Gladiator-600-ATX-Mid-500W-PSU-Tower-Case-/170487712259?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item27b1dc0a03 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-GIGABYTE-MOTHERBOARD-GA-770TA-UD3-/250581329175?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item3a57cfa517#ht_2527wt_911 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-Quad-Core-3-2GHz-AM3-Black-/200423403451?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item2eaa2a6fbb#ht_1678wt_911 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/G-Skill-3x-2GB-6GB-DDR3-Kit-1600Mhz-CL9-PC3-12800-New-/380229324815?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item58876f100f#ht_6175wt_1137 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Zalman-CNPS10X-Quiet-CPU-Cooler-w-Fan-1156-1366-AM3-/290407375131?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item439da0e11b#ht_10351wt_1137 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Asus-ATI-EAH5770-CUCore-PCI-E-2-1-1GB-128-bit-GDDR5-/280508210828?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Components&hash=item414f979e8c#ht_1427wt_1137 some of these parts are ones that were suggested in the other question and some i couldnt find in australia so i had to find different ones so what do you think of my new list?? i could propably find some of the parts cheaper than what is listed there so dont look at those prices as definate. so any tips?? thanks =)
Custom pc, is this a good build? Thinking of a new pc. Ok, so here are the specs: X blade case , black ( I taking a guess it has 120 mm fans and it looks nice XD ) AMD ATHLON II x 4 635 2.9ghz 2mb cache ( Would this be a huge step from my current custom build where is has a 8400 phenom 2.1ghz x 3? ) Arctic cooler 7 pro heatsink ( if any of you have this heatsink, is it quiet? ) 2GB DDR2 PC-6400 800mhz ( 1X, 400mhz, ddr 2 so effectivly 800hz) Though I may get 1gb and use my current pcs corsair 1gb ram ( I have 1 x 1gb so could have 3gb total) GTX 460 1GB EVGA gpu I'll use my old pcs DVD drive ( its IDE and I'm sure this mobo has IDE) Asus M3N78-VM 5200MT/s mobo Corsair 400W CX (CMPSU-400CXUK) will that be enough power? I'm going to say yes but not sure, considering its corsair it should be fine? And of course OS. Which i'll get somehow, try to get it free with student deals. Or is it perfectly legal to use my OS from my old pcs HDD? Will this run say games like bad company 2 well? well I record it well with fraps? Will it do very well? Etc. Post thoughts and tell me what you think and could you please answer any questions on the above specs ( of the questions I asked and in order please) Oh yeah and its a budget price, anyway total £529.65 including VAT. By the way, I'm not building the pc this time, I having it built by one of the pc building websites to save time. Yeah, I'll have 3gb of ram and 2gb that I already use on my pc is fine, no problems. 4GB people say is just not needed unless I start to do video editing which I won't, just gunna be gaming and internet. K.. so its either the 400w CX ( it has 30 amps on 12 v rail.. ) or a 650 w psu with no manufacture labelled. Also, that mobo, whats wrong with it? Will it make a huge difference? All I care is performance, not outdated technology.
Opinion on this gaming PC? • Case: Coolermaster Elite 430 BK • CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 2.8Ghz 9MB socket AM3 • CPU cooler : Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 CPU cooler AMD/Intel • PCB: ASRock 870 Extreme3 socket AM3 • DD : Samsung SH-S223C 22x DVD-RW Dual Layer SATA BK • RAM: Kingston 4Gb DDR3 1333Mhz CL9 • GFX: ATI HD6950 2GB DDR5 PCI-express • HD : Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1 Terabyte 32mb 7200rpm SATA2 • PSU: Be Quiet System Power 550W 80Plus For 815 EUR. Store-build, imo it's pretty cheap for such a gaming PC, your opinions? Also, quick, which one would you choose as your gaming monitor? http://www.jaha.be/index.php?cPath=283_725&page=1&sort=3d I picked LG E2240T 22'' as i don't plan on spending more than 200 EUR on my monitor. Thank you :3
Would this Custom PC work, and is it good? Okay, I plan to build a custom PC, as it is something I have always wanted to do, and I want to get a good PC for less money. Okay, Please tell me if all of these components will work with each other, and please link me to a motherboard that will be compatible with everything listed. If you find that some of the things are not compatible, please link me to something just as good, and the same price/cheaper. I am also looking for a hard drive 1TB+, please link that aswell. I know that a lot of the links are eBay, because that is where i am finding the cheapest stuff. I want to use my PC for playing MW3 (from time to time) and a lot of GFX and video work, please tell me if my PC will be able to handle this, and here is the link to all of the stuff: Graphics card: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-AMD-Radeon-HD-6570-2GB-Graphics-Video-Card-/180800757910?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item2a1890a096#ht_1327wt_1265 Processor: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INTEL-i7-2600k-1155-3-4ghz-QUAD-CORE-RETAIL-PROCESSOR-8MB-overclockable-/400272028381?pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item5d321272dd#ht_2635wt_905 Memory: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8GB-2x4GB-DDR3-PC3-10600-1333MHz-RAM-Memory-Retail-/280598329984?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_MemoryRAM_JN&hash=item4154f6ba80#ht_2194wt_1265 Optical Drive: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HL-DVD-RW-DL-Optical-Drive-GSA-H60N-SATA-LGE-DMGSA-H62L-B-KU-0160D-032-/280800752165?pt=UK_Computing_Drives_Storage_CD_DVD_Drives_ET&hash=item4161077225#ht_1348wt_1265 Power Supply: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Storm-500W-Quiet-Silent-PC-Power-Supply-PSU-Black-/300640767813?pt=UK_Computing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item45ff960f45#ht_1611wt_1139 Case: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Envizage-E-3393-Black-Blue-ATX-Gaming-PC-Tower-Case-/120822447788?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item1c21943eac#ht_1563wt_1265 Thanks for all of the help, I know I am asking for a lot here, but I have no clue about building a custom PC. The only way to learn is to try, I am starting research into this, though.
Will this system overheat during many hours of gaming or when overclocked? Is it worth £939? Is this a powerful enough system for gaming? Is it future proof? Is it worth the money? It worked out cheaper than a DDR2 based AM2+ system! I spent a tad more money picking the Coolermaster HAF 932 Full Tower Black Gaming Case over the Antec 900 because it has more fans, bigger fans, and is larger inside. I can't build PC's myself so I may pay www.pcspecialist.co.uk to build it. It is a CrossfireX system. Will this last me many years? I hope it does. Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM™ II X4 955 (3.2GHz) BLACK EDITION (Socket AM3) Memory (RAM) 4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY (2x2GB) Motherboard ASUS® M4A79-T DELUXE: AM3, DUAL DDR3, S-ATA II, 4 x PCI-E x 16, 2 x PCI Operating System Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-bit + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher (£88) USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID (HDD 1 & 2) NONE 1st CD/DVD Drive 6x BLU-RAY ROM & HD-DVD ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£69) 2nd CD/DVD Drive NONE Graphics Card 1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4870 PCI EXPRESS 2nd Graphics Card NONE 3rd Graphics Card NONE 4th Graphics Card NONE Sound Card Sound Blaster® Audigy™ SE Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT Floppy Disk Drive NONE Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) Case COOLERMASTER HAF 932 FULL TOWER BLACK GAMING PC CASE Power Supply & Case Cooling 600W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£58) Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£15) Firewire & Video Editing 2 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORTS (1 onboard, 1 at back panel) TV Card NONE Monitor NONE 2nd Monitor NONE DVI Cable NONE Keyboard & Mouse NONE Mouse NONE Speakers NONE Webcam NONE Headsets (VOIP) NONE Surge Protection NONE Printer NONE Anti-Virus NONE Office Software NONE External Hard Drive NONE Home Installation NONE Warranty 1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1 Year Free Collect & Return: £5 Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days Quantity 1 Thanks for any help! FX 2-3 years of gaming is fine. I can upgrade it immensely because it can hold 16gig of ram and have 4pcie x16 slots and 2 pci slots. I can also use multiple graphic cards. I would use Newegg but they don't ship to England, so PCspecialist.co.uk is the way. I wasx hoping the 4 large case fans, and the triple copper heatpipe cpu cooler were enough. Surely it must be!
Is this a good gaming PC? I want to get a high-spec gaming PC that can run games like GTA 4 and Crisis 2 at high settings, will this be a good enough build? Processor: Intel i7 2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz Motherboard: Asus® P8P67 (New Rev 3.0): USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™ Memory (RAM): 4GB Samsung DDR3 Dual-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB) Graphics Card: 1.5GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 580 Memory - 1st Hard Disk: 1TB Serial ATA 3-Gb/s Hard Drive With 16MB Cache (7,200rpm) Power Supply: 600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
Is this gaming rig gonna be hard to build? Case: Antec 1200 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143852 Motherboard: MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 Socket with Crossfire (Dual x16, Quad x8) - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/160880 Memory Corsair 4GB DDR3 (Dual Channel) 1333Mhz XMS3 DHX - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148817 Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (3.2Ghz) Socket AM3, 8MB Cache - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164047 Processor Cooling: Zalman CNPS10X Extreme Ultra Quiet Socket AM3 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167791 Graphics Card - Sapphire 1GB or MSI 1GB? The MSI looks promising, it's chepaer and has a a nice 90mm fan, copper heatpipes and aluminium fins. - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169824 Hard Drive - Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II, 7,200 RPM, 16mb Cache - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228 Optical Drive - Sony AD-7240S 24x DVD+RW DL & RAM internal SATA (this compatible with my mobo?) - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164449 PSU - Coolermaster Realpower 700W Modular PSU SLI/Crossfire Ready? (actually it only says SLI, will it be suitable for Crossfire?) - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/134694 Arctic Silver 5 This is my first PC build, I've never built one before. It's primarily for gaming. First I would like to say I want this to run ultimately cool, hence the CPU cooling, the large case (I have no idea where Im gonna put the case lol), and the DHX ram and the card. Will this system run pretty cool under load? I do intend on using it often for games, some nights perhaps for several hours or more. Also if there are any tips for building that would help me, I'd appreciate it. I will use the pea size method for the thermal paste on the CPU. Oh one other thing, is everthing compatible with each other? I.e RAM with Mobo, PSU and Mobo, PSU and Case. Etc. I jsut want to make sure I get this right, because once the money is spent, I have no left and then I'll be left with hardware that either works or doesn't. Which is also another reason why I'd like some build tips lol. Peace - Thanks for any help FX I've watched videos and will watch others in the apsect of building PC's, and I will also be buying an Anti-Static band, and my father will help me. I will earth myself beforehand. I will build the system with a tshirt, jeans and trainers on which have a somewhat rubbery sole. The setup will be built downstairs on laminate wood floor. So that has to be pretty anti-static and a stafe working environment. Thanks
Should I sell my self-built PC? Hi there! I built a gaming/video editing PC a few years back, and just came back from my first year at college. Having such a huge PC was horrendous, especially with its loud fans. I thought about selling it and getting a nice laptop, but found that I'd only get back about half the money I spent on it. What do you guys think? Is it worth selling my PC just to get a smaller, quieter laptop? Although my PC was quite feature-rich, I found it to be distracting at college. I need something simple just to do my homework. I guess it's really all about self-control too... which is why I brought my PC back home after my first semester. I got myself an old laptop off of eBay (which has broken down now), and thought since it couldn't really play games, I'd be fine. Unfortunately, I ended up becoming obsessed with optimizing it and tweaking it, with me now pleasantly familiar with GNU/Linux. My mother wants me to take my PC back (sick of its noise), and I don't know if I should get rid of it.
Recommended Gaming pc specs? These are PC specs for rig im building, what does everyone think? Any changes you would make etc? thanks :D BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS OC 512MB PCI-Express / 512MB GDDR3 2x 1GB Corsair Dominator PC-8500 PC-8500 / 1066MHz 5-5-5-12 Timings 2X1GB Matched Pair Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 Motherboard Intel Core 2 Etxreme Quad-Core Socket 775 Intel P35 ATX Gigabit Ethernet OCZ 600 Watt Game X Stream PSU 600 Watt 20+4 Pin SLi Ready Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8400 2 x 3GHz / 1333MHz FSB 6MB L2 Cache Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speaker System LG GSA-H66NBAL 18x SATA DVD Writer SATA / Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 7200RPM 16MB Buffer SATA Saitek Eclipse Blue TrueVu Key Illumination Silent Knight AL Pure Aluminium Quiet CPU Cooler Pure Aluminium CoolerMaster Centurion 532 ATX, NO PSU Excellent Thermal Management
Xbox 360 vs PC Graphics? I am wondering what sort of hardware you will need to get a game looking as good as it does on an xbox360, at the same frame rate. Cos im trying to build a quiet gaming computer but then realised quiet would mean not as powerful and I have an xbox 360 and if my gaming computer was worse than my 360 there is not point in having it... I was thinking a Single slot graphics card, or maybe 2, to get quiet performance, maybe a 9800GT or 2 GT240s. But im not sure what would make the rest of the computer quiet...custom Heatsink, not stock? quiet PSU? a case with space for Big, slow fans?
Would this hardware be compatible with each other if I buy them to build a new gaming computer? I plan on building a new gaming computer since Christmas is coming up and I'll get some extra cash for games and such. I was wondering if this list I laid out would be compatible with each other and if there are any better products that are cheaper than what I have provided but work as good or better. Thanks for you help! Here's the list: *COMPUTER BUILD* COMPUTER CASE: -NZXT Tempest EVO Gaming Case - Black POWER SUPPLY UNIT: -PC Power Silencer 750W Quad Black or Blue PSU | 80+, SLI, 4 PCI-E, Ultra-Quiet, High-Performance MOTHERBOARD: -AsuS P6T Deluxe V2 CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT: -2.66 GHz INTEL CORE I7 CPU COOLING UNIT: -Thermaltake Aquabay M5 GRAPHIC PROCESSING UNIT: -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY: -Kingston KHX1600C9AD3K2/2G HARD DRIVES: -Western Digital Elements 1.5TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive DVD DRIVES: -Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support
any recommendations for this PC build? I'm designing a high end PC for under $3000 NZ. so far I've got the following for $2850: Motherboard Rampage II Gene CPU i7920 case Coolermaster HAF 922 HDD 1TB Western digital caviar black RAM 6GB kingston value RAM DDR3 1333 GPU Sapphire 5870 VaporX PSU PC Power & Cooling Silencer S75CF 750W OS 7 home premium 64bit Sound Card creative X-Fi supreme (built into motherboard) CPU cooler Cooler master V8 Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS324 Notes: this is going to be used for video editing (1080p footage), 3D modeling/rendering and gaming. I'm going to do a small over clock to the CPU (to about 3.2GHz). I want something fairly quiet. I want it to be upgradable. (probably only RAM, GPU and HDD will ever be upgraded, although the CPU may be if the mobo can take i9 processors). any recommendations on things to add/change?
Gaming Computer...? Im looking to build a gaming/desktop pc, what does everyone reckon to these specs? also can anyone recommend a good MOBO with 1333 FSB, 1066 RAM and Sli support? 1. BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS OC 512MB PCI-Express / 512MB GDDR3 2. 2x 1GB Corsair Dominator PC-8500 PC-8500 / 1066MHz 5-5-5-12 Timings 2X1GB Matched Pair 3. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 Motherboard Intel Core 2 Etxreme Quad-Core Socket 775 Intel P35 ATX Gigabit Ethernet 4. OCZ 600 Watt Game X Stream PSU 600 Watt 20+4 Pin SLi Ready 5. Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8400 2 x 3GHz / 1333MHz FSB 6MB L2 Cache 6. Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speaker System 7. LG GSA-H66NBAL 18x SATA DVD Writer SATA / Black 8. 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 7200RPM 16MB Buffer SATA 9. Saitek Eclipse Blue TrueVu Key Illumination 10. Silent Knight AL Pure Aluminium Quiet CPU Cooler Pure Aluminium 11. CoolerMaster Centurion 532 ATX, NO PSU Excellent Thermal Management
Is this a great price for this Gaming PC? Processor AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology Processor Cooling AVC Silent AMD CPU Fan and Heatsink-Quiet & Overclocking Proof Memory 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-Express x16 – 1GB CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards) Motherboard [CrossFire] Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB Power Supply 700 Watt -- Power Supply-SLI Ready Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard Hard Drive 320 GB HARD DRIVE-[Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] Optical Drive 16x DVD-ROM Drive-Black Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....)-64-Bit Keyboard iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard with 18 Internet Hot /Multimedia Keys-Black Mouse iBUYPOWER 1600 dpi High Sensitivity Internet Mouse-Black Speaker System 100W PMPO (RMS: 1W) 2 Pcs Stereo Speaker System Built-in USB 2.0 Ports For $871 plus Shipping $65 ------------ $936
Is this a good price for this Gaming PC? Processor AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology Processor Cooling AVC Silent AMD CPU Fan and Heatsink-Quiet & Overclocking Proof Memory 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-Express x16 – 1GB CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards) Motherboard [CrossFire] Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB Power Supply 700 Watt -- Power Supply-SLI Ready Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard Hard Drive 320 GB HARD DRIVE-[Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] Optical Drive 16x DVD-ROM Drive-Black Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....)-64-Bit Keyboard and Mouse included Speaker System 100W PMPO (RMS: 1W) 2 Pcs Stereo Speaker System Built-in USB 2.0 Ports For $871 plus Shipping $65 ------------ $936
is this a good deal for a Gaming PC? Processor AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology Processor Cooling AVC Silent AMD CPU Fan and Heatsink-Quiet & Overclocking Proof Memory 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4850 PCI-Express x16 – 1GB CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards) Motherboard [CrossFire] Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB Power Supply 700 Watt -- Power Supply-SLI Ready Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard Hard Drive 320 GB HARD DRIVE-[Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] Optical Drive 16x DVD-ROM Drive-Black Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....)-64-Bit Keyboard iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard with 18 Internet Hot /Multimedia Keys-Black Mouse iBUYPOWER 1600 dpi High Sensitivity Internet Mouse-Black Speaker System 100W PMPO (RMS: 1W) 2 Pcs Stereo Speaker System Built-in USB 2.0 Ports For $871 plus Shipping $65 ------------ $936
can you build a computer better then this? This must include a monitor and case!considering your budget=$2150 or less. try to build something better then this. -Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 -Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core -CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (x2) -Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s (x2) -KDS K-24MDWB Black 24" 2ms(GtoG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor /w HD -Vista Ult. 64bit. -ZALMAN VF700-CU 2 Ball VGA COOLER -ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler this is a gaming pc, and a quiet one too. try to beat:) total price= $ 2126.90
Is this a good gaming PC? * Intel® Core™2 Duo desktop processor E8400 with 1333MHz frontside bus, 6MB L2 cache and 3.0GHz processor speed * 6GB DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 8GB * Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive * The next-generation Intel® Core™2 Duo processor is based on the innovative Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, so it runs faster and is more energy-efficient for cooler, quieter operation * 640GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm) * NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT graphics with up to 512MB video memory; integrated 7.1-channel audio; S-video output * 19-in-1 media card reader supports CompactFlash I/II, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, miniSD, miniSD High Capacity, microSD, microSD High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Mobile, MultiMediaCard Plus and MultiMediaCard micro * Also supports Reduced Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Microdrive * 2 IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ports and 6 high-speed USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 4 rear) for fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity; eSATA interface * Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet network connection with RJ-45 connector; 56 Kbps high-speed modem * Dell USB keyboard and USB optical mouse * Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit operating system with Service Pack 1 (SP1) preinstalled; software package included with Microsoft Works 9 and Roxio Creator 10 Dell Edition * Learn more about Windows Vista and its 64-bit editions * Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Core, Viiv, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Ive been a gamer for very long but never on a PC and am switching to PC Is this a good gaming PC and if not give me some reccomendations :)
gaming computer custom build? how good would you say this PC is? would i be able to play all the newest games on good lookign graphics? and is it worth 775 dollars? Gamer Paladin D670 Case ( Nzxt Alpha Gaming Tower Case - Black ) Processor ( [=== Quad Core ===] Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8200 (4x 2.33GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) ) Motherboard ( [SLI] Asus P5N-D Nvidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Dual PCI-E MB - EPU Technology ) Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module - Corsair-Value or Major Brand ) Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 PCI-Express x16 - 512MB - Single Card ) Case Lighting ( None ) Power Supply ( 700 Watt -- Power Supply - SLI Ready ) Processor Cooling ( AVC Silent Intel CPU Fan and Heatsink - Quiet & Overclocking Proof ) Hard Drive ( 320 GB HARD DRIVE - [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] ) 2nd Hard Drive ( None ) Optical Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM Drive - Black ) 2nd Optical Drive ( None ) External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None ) Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard ) Speaker System ( iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System ) Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) ) External Wireless Network Adapter ( Zonet ZEW2545 802.11n 130Mbps Wireless USB Adapter ) Floppy Drive ( None ) Monitor ( None ) Operating System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) - 64-Bit ) Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support ) Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days ) USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in USB 2.0 Ports ) Video Camera ( None ) Power Protection ( None ) Headset ( None ) Meter Display ( None ) Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Beige ) Software/Game ( [Free Game] - Halo 2 - Free with purchase of Microsoft Windows Vista operating system ) MP3/MP4 Player ( None ) USB Flash Drive ( None ) 2nd Monitor ( None ) Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon ( [*** Free Upgrade Coupon ***] Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition - $29 -$29(mail-in-rebate) = $0 ) Sound Reduction ( None )
I need to know if this gaming pc is worth getting for the money i am an intense gamer who like running games? at max settings heres the specs i designed it myself online Case COOLERMASTER ELITE 430 BLACK CASE Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics Motherboard ASUS® P8P67 PRO (NEW REV 3.0): QUAD USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (4 x 4GB KIT) Graphics Card 2GB AMD RADEON™ HD6970 - 2 DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DirectX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable 2nd Graphics Card NONE Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID NONE 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM 2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT Power Supply CORSAIR 750W TX SERIES (TX750) 80+ ULTRA QUIET PSU (£89) Processor Cooling COOLIT ECO C240 A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£105) Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities Bigfoot Killer 2100 PCI-E Gigabit LAN Card - Max Performance Online Gaming (£67) USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND Floppy Disk Drive NONE Firewire & Video Editing 3 Port IEEE 1394a Firewire PCI Card (£9) TV Card NONE Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79) Office Software NO OFFICE SOFTWARE Anti-Virus NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE Monitor NONE 2nd Monitor NONE 3rd Monitor NONE 4th Monitor NONE DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables NONE Eyefinity / GeForce 3D Vision NONE Keyboard & Mouse NONE Mouse NONE Speakers NONE Webcam NONE Headsets (VOIP) NONE Surge Protection NONE Printer NONE External Hard Drive NONE Home Installation NONE Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5) Data Recovery NONE Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days Pricing Information Price (excluding VAT) £1,170.83 Price £1,405.00 Order Quantity 1 Bulk Discount £0.00 Total Order price (Ex VAT) £1,170.83 Total Order Price £1,405.00 Payment Method Wattage Maximum Required Power 648W
Is either of these a GOOD gaming PC setup? 1. AMD VISION PREMIUM PC-MSI 785GTM-E45 Motherboard Has HDMI, DVI and VGA out AMD Athlon II X4 630 (2.8 Ghz x 4) Quad Core Processor Centon 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 (4 gig DDR2) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB HD MSI DH-24AAS-17 Internal DVD Writer Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case Cooler Master 500W PSU Extreme Power Plus 2. Custom Built- AMD ATHLON X2 4400+ Processor Type / Form Factor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core 64-bit Computing Yes Processor Qty 1 Clock Speed 2.2 GHz Compatible Processor Socket Socket 939 Cache Memory Installed Size L2 cache - 2 MB ( 2 x 1 MB ) MOTHER BOARD Abit AN8-SLI Abit AN8 32X Socket 939/nForce4/DDR400/ATX Motherboard Specification Mfr Part Number: AN8-32X CPU: Socket939 supports Athlon64/ 64FX/ 64X2 Processor; Supports AMD CPU Cool 'n' Quiet Technology; FSB 2000MHz; ABIT �Guru Technology support Chipset: nVidia NF4 SLI x16 & NF4 SLI Memory: 4x 184-pin DIMMs supports Dual channel DDR400 ECC/non-ECC un-buffered memory; Max. 4GB Slots: 2x PCI-Express x16 slots (support nVidia SLI); 2x PCI Express x1 slots; 2x PCI slots IDE/SATA: 2x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 connectors; 4x SATA2 ports support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5; 2nd 2x SATA2 support RAID 0, 1 (by Sil 3132 PCIE controller) Audio: On board 7.1-channel Audio CODEC (ALC850); Supports auto jack sensing and optical S/PDIF In/Out LAN: nVidia Gigabit Ethernet with NV Firewall ActiveArmor Ports: 2x PS/2 ports; 4x USB 2.0 ports + 3x USB 2.0 header; 1x RJ 45 LAN port; 1x IEEE1394 port + 1x header; 1x S/P DIF In; 1x S/P DIF Out Form Factor: ATX, 305 x 245 mm MEMORY DDR-400 2x1GB sticks DUAL CHANNEL VIDEO CARD Video Card e-GeForce 7900 GT KO SUPERCLOCKED Part Number 256-P2-N567-AX Core Clock Speed 580MHz Pixel Pipelines 24 Memory Clock Speed 1580MHz Memory Bandwidth 50.5GB/sec Bus PCI-E Interface DVI-I, DVI-I, HDTV Memory 256mb DDR3 HARD DRIVE 250GB Samsung SATA DVD DRIVE Samsung DVD+- r/rw burner with lightscribe SATA POWER SUPPLY 500watt ATX 12v 2.0 COOLING hardrive has a heatsink and fan on it, video card has a copper heatsink and fan. CPU is 100% copper heat sink with 6 copper tubs in If either of these are good, which is better? Thanks! :)
tell me your thoughts of my pc build? COOLERMASTER HAF-X FULL TOWER GAMING CASE OverClocked Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-950 (3.06GHz @ max 3.8GHz) ASUS® P6X58D PREMIUM: DDR3, USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI 6GB KINGSTON HYPER-X T1 TRI-DDR3 2000MHz, X.M.P (3 x 2GB KIT) 1280MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX470 GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) CORSAIR 650W PSU (TX650) 80+ ULTRA QUIET (£76) COOLIT ECO C240 A.L.C (ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER) (£102) ARCTIC COOLING MX-3 HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9) Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio (£30)WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI EXPRESS CARD (£19) what do you think if i change the 3.06 to 3.8 do i need more power supply or its ok ?
How to Build a Powerful PC desktop.? All, I am planning to Building a powerful PC. Here are my requirements and you can help me find the parts. 1. Should run Windows 7 and/or Windows Vista. (I can live with XP until Windows 7 officially releases) 2. Should at least have 8 GB of memory / RAM. 3. Should have top of the line graphics card so I can play my flight simulator and other games. (COD4) 4. How about a super fast hard drive like a raptor? not sure which 1 to pick. 5. I should be able to do some video editing on it, my current machine takes 3 hours to process my HI-DEF video. I want my new machine to process it reallyyyyy fast. (My current machine is a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz 1.67 GHz, I think this is really slow) 6. Should be Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor or better, let me know if this is too much or too less. I can go with any other company provided the processor is really fast. 7. Should have a blu-ray writer so I can my HI-DEF videos. 8. My current vista rating is 3.4, I want my new machine to be everything vista wants and more. Basically it should be ready for Windows 7. 9. Should be quiet and should not over heat and catch on fire LOL. 10. BTW anyone know a good HI-DEF video editing software for Linux? Please send me specs, also keep in mind once I upgrade to a nice beefy computer, I don't want to upgrade for the next 3 years at least. Thanks, Jessica.
Better Choice ? "i7 920 "or "i7 860"? For Multimedia PC, Not Much Games. I want to build the newest system for entertaining PC, but I rarely play pc games. I have ATI Radeon HD 4890. I will not over clock it. Love to build "Quiet and Green PC with high performance PC" Any Suggestions will be appreciate.
Does everything here look fine for a good gaming computer? I'm purchasing a gaming PC, does everything look fine?? Thanks for any feedback :D CaseANTEC 900 BLACK GAMING CASE (£79) Processor (CPU)AMD PHENOM II X4 955 (3.20GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3) - BLACK EDITION MotherboardASUS® M4A87TD/USB3: DUAL DDR3,SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0 Memory (RAM)4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB) Graphics Card1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 5830 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11 (Special Offer) 2nd Graphics CardNONE Memory - 1st Hard Disk500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard DiskNONE RAID (HDD 1 & 2)NONE 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM 2nd DVD/BLU-RAY DriveNONE Memory Card ReaderINTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) Power Supply & Case CoolingCORSAIR 650W PSU (TX650) 80+ ULTRA QUIET (£79) Processor CoolingSTANDARD AMD CPU COOLER Sound CardONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network FacilitiesONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT USB Options4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD ModemNONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND Floppy Disk DriveNONE Firewire & Video EditingNONE TV CardNONE Operating SystemGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79) Office SoftwareMicrosoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited-function versions of Word & Excel) Anti-VirusMICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS - Free Basic Protection Monitor24" Wide TFT Silver/Black 1920 x1080 2MS D-Sub, DVI, 23.6" Panel (£149) 2nd MonitorNONE DVI CableNONE GeForce 3D VisionNONE Keyboard & MouseLogitech® Internet 350 USB Keyboard (£8) MouseBlack Logitech® Optical Wheel Mouse USB (£5) SpeakersLOGITECH S120 2.0 BLACK SPEAKER SYSTEM (£7) WebcamNONE Headsets (VOIP)NONE Surge ProtectionNONE PrinterNONE External Hard DriveNONE Home InstallationNONE Warranty3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, Lifetime Tech Support) Data RecoveryNONE DeliverySTANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build TimeStandard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Are my specs for a DIY computer any good? Am I getting the most bang for my buck here? I'm trying to build a decent gaming PC. I want it to be very quiet though as I plan on using it for multimedia as well. Is everything okay with this set up? Case Antec P180 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129154 Motherboard eVGA nVidia nForce 790i - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188031 CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037 GPU eVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 260 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130370 RAM G.SKILL 2x2GB DDR3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231179 Sound Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102006 Power PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005 HDD Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317
Is this system compatible and effective? Hello I am planning on building a gaming PC. Not too expensive or not for the best games in the world.Can you tell me if these components are compatible and the best for the price? Thanks: Corsair TX 650W Ultra Quiet Power Supply http://www.awd-it.co.uk/scripts/prodview.asp?idproduct=3433 AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/48253/AMD-CPU-AM2-- 9850-Phenom-64-Quad-core-oem-AM2-?source=googleps PALIT 1GB GEF GTS 450 PCI-E 2.0 http://www.medwaycomputers.com/palit-1gb-gef-gts-450-pcie-20-p-103154.html OCZ DDR2 Platinum 800Mhz 4GB http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase14.9&prodID=B88726 ASUS SKT-AM2 M4A77 http://www.uklaptopspares.co.uk/asus-sktam2-m4a77-5200mts-p-4552.html
What's a good, cheap, and quiet cooling solution for a P4 Prescott in a case that has sub-par ventilation? I built this PC a while ago...but I chose the wrong case for this CPU - it runs TOO hot. I have one side of the computer completely open and exposed to the air and it runs at 40C idle and around 50C running games or intensive applications. With the case closed, all temps jump about 15C to 25C. This is dangerous, no? Also, as the computer heats up - the fan speeds up and gets VERY loud. Any thoughts on a cheap way I could fix these annoying problems?
look at this pc setup!!? i am building a pc here are the specs, i wanna know what you think. Motherboard specs: ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard Brand ASUS Model Rampage II Extreme Supported CPU CPU Socket Type LGA 1366 CPU Type Core i7 FSB QPI 6.4GT/S Chipsets North Bridge Intel X58 South Bridge Intel ICH10R Memory Number of Memory Slots 6×240pin Memory Standard DDR3 1800(O.C)/1600(O.C)/1333 Channel Supported Triple Channel Expansion Slots PCI Express 2.0 x16 3 Storage Devices SATA 3Gb/s 6 SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 Onboard Audio Audio Chipset ADI AD2000B Onboard LAN Max LAN Speed Dual 10/100/1000Mbps Physical Spec Form Factor ATX Features Features Extreme Engine with ML Cap Next-gen. dynamic multi-phase power management Stylish Thermal Design Ready for 3rd Party Fusion Block! TweakIt Hardcore OV with finger tweaking fun! ProbeIt Get all hands-on with hardware-based overclocking SupremeFX X-Fi Listen with absolute HD; play in extreme fidelity! Ram specs: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Brand CORSAIR Series DOMINATOR Model TR3X6G1600C8D Type 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Tech Spec Capacity 6GB (3 x 2GB) Speed DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Cas Latency 8 Timing 8-8-8-24 Voltage 1.65V Multi-channel Kit Triple Channel Kit Heat Spreader Yes Features Compatible with Intel Core i7 series CPU for Intel X58 Motherboard Recommend Use High Performance or Gaming Memory Manufacturer Warranty Parts Lifetime limited Labor Lifetime limited dvd-rom drive specs: Lite-On DH-4B1S Serial ATA Interface Blu-ray Disc Writer (OEM) - 4x BD-R SL, 2x BD-RE SL, 2x BD-ROM, 12x DVD±R, 4x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW Hard Drive specs: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM Processor specs: Intel Core i7 940 Nehalem 2.93GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Brand Intel Series Core i7 Model BX80601940 CPU Socket Type CPU Socket Type LGA 1366 Tech Spec Core Nehalem Multi-Core Quad-Core Name Core i7 940 Operating Frequency 2.93GHz QPI 4.8GT/s L2 Cache 4 x 256KB L3 Cache 8MB Manufacturing Tech 45 nm 64 bit Support Yes Hyper-Threading Support Yes Virtualization Technology Support Yes Voltage 0.80V-1.375V Thermal Power 130W ((Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included)) <<not gona use it. Heatsink and fan specs: ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler Brand ZALMAN Model CNPS9900LED Spec Type Fan&Heatsinks Fan Size 120mm Compatibility All Intel Socket 1366/775 CPUs Core i7, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Dual Core Pentium, Pentium D, Pentium 4, Celeron D All AMD Socket AM2+/AM2/754/939/940 CPUs Phenom, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core, Athlon 64, Opteron, Opteron Dual Core, Sempron Bearing Type 2 Ball RPM 1000 - 2000RPM ± 10% Noise Level 19.5dBA - 38.0dBA ± 10% Heatsink Material Pure Copper Physical Spec Weight 730g Features Features The Ultimate cooling performance comes from the most silent cooler. 100% Pure copper heatsink with aerodynamically optimized “tunnel” design for maximum cooling efficiency. Patented heatpipe design for cooling performance of up to 6 heatpipes with the use of just 3. Ultra-thin 0.2mm fins for minimized weight and significantly reduced airflow resistance. Compatible with all Intel Socket 1366/775 and AMD Socket AM2+/AM2/754/939/940 based Single, Dual and Quad Core CPUs. Ultra quiet PWM fan for automatic fan speed control according to the CPU’s temperature. Power supply Specs: Ultra X3 ULT40311 1000-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, PCI-E Ready, Energy Efficient, Modular Wattage: 1000-Watt Special Features: Modular +3.3V: 24 A +5V: 28 A -12V: 0.8 A +5VSB: 3 A 20+4-Pin Connector: 1 4-Pin P4: 1 4-Pin/8-Pin EPS Connector: 1 6-Pin PCI-Express Connector: 2 6-Pin/8-Pin PCI-Express Connector: 2 4-Pin Peripheral Connector: 6 SATA Power Connector: 2 Grapichs specs: EVGA 017-P3-1293-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card w/ Pre-installed ECGA Backplate <<i am gona put 3 of them in. Brand EVGA Model 017-P3-1293-AR Interface Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16 Chipset Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 295 Core clock 576MHz Stream Processors 480 (240 x 2) processing cores Memory Memory Clock 1998MHz Memory Size 1792MB Memory Interface 896 (448 x 2)-bit Memory Type GDDR3 3D API DirectX DirectX 10 OpenGL OpenGL 3.0 Ports HDMI 1 DVI 2 General RAMDAC 400 MHz Max Resolution 2560 x 1600 SLI Supported Yes Cooler With Fan Power Connector 6 pin / 8 pin Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes HDCP Ready Yes PC case specs: Thermaltake VH6000BWS Full Tower Windowed ATX Case with
What is a good cheap gaming computer? I have a max of 600 bucks to spend, but I would rather pay $400-450 if I could. I need..... It needs to be able to have Elder Scrolls III Morrowind and it's expansions, at least a dozen homebrew addons, another full PC game, some more room to save my game files, at least a 3.0 GHz CPU speed, a better video card than mine, and I was recommended these http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/campaigns/campaigntemplate.asp?CampaignID=705&name=NVIDIA-Store&SRCCODE=SRL&CMP-BAC=SRL , I would like it to be as quiet as possible, and if it is black and has the colored lights on the inside it would seal the deal for me. It has to be pre built because I am not building one myself (I wouldn't have the first clue as to built one). I also would need links to it. Thank you guys :) I wouldn't mind buying all seperate parts and having someone put it together, but I couln't psyhsically out it together. Thats why I am wanting a prebuilt
I dunno what PC to get!?!!? Using PCSpecialist.co.uk I'm building an AMD Gaming RIG. Now The problem is, I want to be able to play Crysis nicely, have the system future proof, be able to play Modern Warfare 2 Maxed out graphics, and other future games on max or as close as. Now The problem is I have £1000. That is enough some might think however I do not wish to spend more than £865 on Computer because I still need to buy the Logitech G11 Keyboard, a decent Laser mouse, a Creative Fatal1ty headset, an that adds up about £85. Leaving me with a small amount to pre-order Modern Warfare and I want to get World of Warcraft as well as Subcribe for 6 months. My Entire system spec is or MAY be: Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM II X3 720 BLACK EDITION 2.8 GHz SOCKET AM3 6MB CACHE OR AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 8MB CACHE Memory (RAM) 4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY (2x2GB) Motherboard ASUS® CROSSHAIR III FORMULA: DDR3 - Republic of Gamers, CrossfireX Operating System Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64-bit + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher (£86) USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 2nd Hard Disk NONE RAID (HDD 1 & 2) NONE 1st CD/DVD Drive 22x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM 2nd CD/DVD Drive NONE Graphics Card 1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4870 PCI EXPRESS 2nd Graphics Card NONE Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND Floppy Disk Drive NONE Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) Case ANTEC 1200 BLACK GAMING CASE Power Supply & Case Cooling 800W Quiet Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£89) (Special Offer) Processor Cooling ARCTIC COOLING FREEZER 64 PRO PWM QUIET AMD CPU COOLER (£19) Firewire & Video Editing 2 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORTS (1 onboard, 1 at back panel) TV Card NONE Monitor NONE 2nd Monitor NONE DVI Cable 1 x 2 Metre DVI Cable (£5) Keyboard & Mouse NONE Mouse NONE Speakers NONE Webcam NONE Headsets (VOIP) NONE Surge Protection NONE Printer NONE Anti-Virus NONE Office Software NONE External Hard Drive NONE Home Installation NONE Warranty 1 Year Return-to-Base incl 1 Year Free Collect & Return (£5) Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 11 to 13 working days Quantity 1 Now that brings the price to £862 Which is OK. I'll have enough to buy some games. Subscribe to Warcraft and pre-order Modern Warfare 2. Now the thing that worries me is that it isn't Quad, and that Tri-Cores never really lifted off the ground. 2nd of all, the price elevates to £913. That's without the awesome keyboard I want. Then when I do buy the Awesoem keyboard, mouse, and headset then I'm left with about 20p to buy a game. (Won't happen) I don't want to make the wrong choice. People say don't compromise on processors and I don't want to drop price on the case and choose a smaller one with less intake/exhaust fans because my room is very hot alot of the time even with the windows open, and I also like the dust covers. I won't use newegg or anything else because I'm not building it myself. I'm using www.pcspecialist.co.uk I already have a 20" Samsung Syncmaster 2032MW 1680x1050 - 5ms HDTV Monitor/TV, Logitech X-230 2.1 Stereo Speakers, and a Logitech Quickcam 10 - 1.3MP Camera. I need this system to run for a long time. And I don't want to upgrade it for as long as possible either but I picked the mobo and case for just that reason - ability to upgrade if need be. Also regardless of whatever CPU I choose is that CPU cooler going to keep my processor cool in a antec 1200 case in a warm room, an maybe during overclocking? (maybe overclock 400mhz-600mhz MAX) Please help. If you have to use www.PCspecialist.co.uk yourself to mess about with available build options to cut cost, first click build my own > AMD > Crossfire System. I don't want dual-core. Please give me as much info as possible and some recommendations. Please answer as many questions as possible shown in this question. The main thing is the choice between Triple-Core and Quad. Although I need to save money to buy games. :( Confused :( Thanks So X3 it is? It'd save me a good £60-70. Which allows for some gamage! :) I agree. I've read in a lot of forums its GPU slavery that does the leg-work mostly. I just hope my X3 won't die off in 2 years. I'll keep the Antec 1200, again coz of my hot room, an I think I'll go with the X3 720 Black Edition 2.8Ghz. Are you sure this will suffice for Crysis and Modern Warfare 2 on MAX? Is the CPU cooler enough for my CPU. I do intend on Overclocking the X3 720 to 3.2GHz. Thanks so far everyone, Lord I sense you are being honest, so I'm grateful. I'd probably stick with a X3 720 til the last second. Unless I had to critially update due to every game needing quads.
SLI questions? Ok so I'm building a PC, I plan on it being a ultimate gaming PC, beable to play games like Crysis on high and such. My friend says that SLI is a waste really but I don't quiet understand it, I know that it splits the load on 2 graphics cards but what does that mean for me? If I have 2 8800s GTS linked up with SLI does that mean that I'll beable to use them longer with the latest games since basically when you link them they become twice as good, or just more FPS with the games I play with them. Also what are the requirements for doing that, I won't be SLIing right away, but it'll be set up for it, I'll be getting a PS SLI certified with 4 X 1 gig OZ SLI certified ram, I hear that you need a motherboard that is SLI certified but I hear that you don't need one to SLI though either. Is it worth getting SLI or is it just a waste of money? Thanks alot for the info, that'll save me some money that I can use for other things on the PC, I'll get SLI latter after I get a better paying job I think, 30% boost isn't much of a incentive for me to pony up 300 bucks for a second graphic card that I already have....
Help with custom building a gaming rig for less than $700. Mobo & processor combos if possible? I'm not a hardcore gamer, and noting I am on a tight budget, I am not looking to spend a lot of money. $650-or less than- 700 at the most. Something I can play Starcraft II expected to be released late this year on best video settings possible. And I'd also like to play Grid for the PC too. I would appreciate most help I can get. Here's an overall idea of what I am interested in (although components and parts don't need to be specific according to my list): [a-must!] Quick, fast & quiet-- \DDR3 memory ram \mobo: ??? \CPU Cooler: Zalman maybe? \CPU: Core 2 Duo (a processor I can overclock, if needed to); I am not sure if the Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 that's on newegg for $119 (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115056&CMP=AFC-C8Junction) is capable of accepting DDR3 memory ram. I also hear that it runs too slow. What do you think? \GPU: Mid/high range (video graphics card with 512mb ram or better) \PSU: I need help choosing this device. \case: this depends solely on the size of the motherboard. Not sure what would be good. \HDD: 320 or 500GB. \ODD(Optical Drive): Might not be buying one. Using the one I currently own. Uh, my brain is fried right now. And I can't seem to process things... But any help & effort is satisfyingly appreciated at this point. Thanks. Update: Thank you guys for all your answers. I've done some serious thinking & have decided on going with this build: \CPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115056&CMP=AFC-C8Junction \GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102820 \Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128372 One thing I don't feel too strong about is the motherboard's FSB compared with the CPU's FSB. Does the motherboard & CPU make a good combo? If yes, what type of memory RAM should I get? I am confused over this part. And if everything is in order, how many Watts should the PSU be according to what I have above?
How does this PC setup look? Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9400 (2.66GHz) 1333MHz FSB/6MB Cache 4GB CORSAIR XMS2 DUAL-DDR2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! ASUS® P5QL: DDR2, SATAII, PCI-e x16, 3 PCI, 2 x PCI-e x1 Genuine Windows Vista™ Ultimate 64-bit + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher 500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm) 22x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM 1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 4870 PCI EXPRESS ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) ANTEC 900 BLACK GAMING CASE 450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan This will be for casual gaming and but nothing too serious. The overall build cost is about £613 for this rig. What do you guys think?
I'm thinking of building a pc...? here are the specs: XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard $259.99 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9300 $269.99 ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler $79.99 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF $189.99 Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W ATX12V EPS12V Power Supply 299.99 (enough power for upgrades?) EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $229.99 (later dual?) Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 English NA DVD $289.99 COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $189.99 (OR) Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Is this good? Should i get a core 2 duo instead and should i get ATI HD3870s instead of 8800GTSs? This is primarily for gaming. also, which case should i get? and are dual 8800GTSs good? or an evga geforce 9800GTX 512MB and later upgrading later to dual maybe (as you can see, i am very unsure about the video card)
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