ok i am wanting to know what everyones pc specs are for gaming. no i aint talkin about your POS apps on facebook im talkin about crysis, duke nukem, dark spore, fall out, GTA 4. you know all this good shit. Im building a new pc soon and wanting your input. also what online store is better, newegg or tigerdirect? It looks cheaper on newegg so i might go with that. here's my future pc specs. Mobo: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver. HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Monitor: Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (x2) for dual monitoring
1. You absolutely do not need 16 GB of RAM for that. 4 GB would be perfectly fine for higher end games
2. Get a Caviar Black instead of Blue
3. You don't need 750 watts for that setup. 600-650 is more than enough
4. Take the $$ saved from downgrading the PSU and put it into a better video card, like the 560 GTX or 560 GTX Ti
This is a good build for $1000 although I would do one video card (6950) instead of 2x 6850 Radeon
The i5 2500K is a much better gaming CPU
GPU: EVGA 012-P3-1571-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi)
CPU: Core i5-2500k
Mobo: Asus P8P67
RAM: corsair XMS 8gb DDR3
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TX
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case: NZXT Phantom (not crazy about the look but seemed easy to work with since its my first gaiming pc).
Monitor: Asus VK278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Webcam 300 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)
EDIT: Also I was gonna mention 16gb of RAM is to much. Everyone told me 8gb is probably more than I will need. I got my mine for $75 and your spending $175. Save $100 and bump it down. Maybe put the hundred you save on an upgrade to your monitors or mouse/keyboard or games, etc.
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