Build Your Own Gaming PC

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Hey everyone (Happy Easter) I'm planning to make (build, or assemble) my very own gaming PC. I own a Mac, but I can't play any games on it. I'm planning to keep my Mac for all the design work, but I want a really good high end PC to play my games on (which I don't have any yet, but will soon). I just want to know which is better from Sony, HP, Alienware, and so on. [...also I'm new to this whole gaming PC thing. I'm more of a console] I want to know what's the best graphic card, the best memory I should get, and so on. I'm completely new, so please help, and thank you so much. The price should be lower than $5,000, but if it would cost more than that then maybe I can make some changes. Thank you again guy's, and gals'. Hey everyone (Happy Easter) I'm planning to make (build, or assemble) my very own gaming PC. I own a Mac, but I can't play any games on it. I'm planning to keep my Mac for all the design work, but I want a really good high end PC to play my games on (which I don't have any yet, but will soon). I just want to know which is better from Sony, HP, Alienware, and so on. [...also I'm new to this whole gaming PC thing. I'm more of a console] I want to know what's the best graphic card, the best memory I should get, and so on. I'm completely new, so please help, and thank you so much. The price should be lower than $5,000, but if it would cost more than that then maybe I can make some changes. Thank you again guy's, and gals'.

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  1. 600 Dollars cheap enough?

  2. hi,

    you cant go wrong with something like:

    motherboard - Foxconn BlackOps Intel X48 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard - £160

    processor - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 3.0GHz 12MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor - £249

    memory - Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 10666C9 1333MHz TwinX Dual Channel Kit (2x2GB) (TW3X4G1333C9) x2 = 8GB RAM - £93

    graphics - Asus GeForce GTX 295 1792MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (90-C3CGX0-K0UAY00T) - £375

    hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31500341AS) - £110

    case - Coolermaster HAF 932 Case - Black (No PSU) - £105

    PSU - Hiper M1000 Power 1000w Power Supply - £120

    total - £1213 or $1780.

    That leaves plenty for cooling, case fans, upgrades to processor cooler and it will be a beast of a machine.

    you can also upgrade to a core i7 and new motherboard and you will still spend less than $3000.


  3. http://www.alienware.com/products/alx-x58-desktop.aspx?SysCode=PC-ALX-X58&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT

  4. Ok, first of all, RAM, CPU and the graphic cards are things which are really important in a gaming computer. Having a component which is older than another will slow down all the computer.

    The RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory, are chips that you can install easily on the motherboard and that will store the data for the videogames who are currently in use.

    The HardDrive is the component in your computer that stores the videogames you are planning to buy.

    The CPU (Central Processing Unit), which is integrated to the MOBO (MotherBoard) is going to process the data for the videogames. It'll load what's on the HardDrive and put it in the RAM.

    The GPU, which stands for Graphic Processing Unit is going to render the RAM memory in images. It's the most important part in a gaming computer, but you'll still need the others to have a great experience.

    You said your budget would be 5000$. If you want a very good computer that can play all of today's games smoothly, you'll be very pleased with a good custom-built 2500$ computer. You can also buy a videoprojector which will show your PC screen on a wall. Like a cinema!

    The keyboard and mouse are also very important. If you are planning to game in the dark, be sure to purchase a 150$ keyboard and mouse who are designed for gaming. Also, having a broom-stick and a steering wheel joystick can be helpful (if you have the budget).

    You are going to want to play surround so buy a high-definition surrount system. Do not forget that the soundcard in the computer you're planning to build must support surround.

    One thing that people are talking about are Multi-GPU. that mean that you can hook up to 4 videocards in the same computer to deliver a state-of-the-art gaming performance. Brands of videocards you'll want to search for: Nvidia and ATI, brand of videocards you'll want to avoid: Intel.

    Intel videocards are not meant for gaming, Intel processors are.

    The money that you'll still have, spend it for the videogames and shelves (yes, you'll need to purchase glass shelves to put your videogames).

    Gaming on the PC is really great but also is really costy. A gaming computer that could process the current videogames at medium quality would cost about 1000$ and a PS3 would cost 400$ and have good graphics. Plus, on consoles you're garenteed that the videogames will work without problems (ex. driver issues, system doesn't meet system requirements, vista issues).

    Please note that if you're going to be using more than 3Gb of RAM for the computer you're planning on buying, you'll need to purchase Windows Vista x64 (64-bit) in order to use the RAM completely. Also, multi-cores computers which are 64-bit compliant can process the information through the CPU two times faster.

    Good luck and if you need anything else, feel free to contact me through email on my profile's page.

    Alienware seems to be the better choice in the companies you just listed. Asus is good too.

    Make sure to buy videogames that are of your interest. Click and drag games are not really power-hungry, but are not as action-paced as FPSs like Far Cry 2. Depends of what you like.


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