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#1 fallendream

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:05 PM

what do you think of this as a gaming system? i would add a 1tb HD i already have (and use as an external right now) - i wont be building this till during or after the summer.
how would you improve it?


motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813121389 85

processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115056 115

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231182 (2X4gb ram) 230

case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129021 100

dvd drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827118030 26

video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148236 40

cpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814195077 130

windows seven already gotten (spare copy from a friend)

monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824009179 200

keyboard and mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16823109149 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826664013 32

total - 958

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:29 PM

You pretty much managed to pick just about every wrong internal component that you could.

Micro ATX board? A workstation videocard? 2X4 gigs of memory for $200+?

Before I suggest components, look around this forum for build suggestions. Lot's of good advice in these build threads.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 06:50 AM

You can do SOOOOO much more with $950. Check out what I'm planning on building - for the same price you can get a LOT better components.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/296827/check-out-my-build-so-far/

#4 DJBPace07

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:44 PM

I'm very surprised at this build. Everything seems...wrong. Below is a suggested build, it is a little more expensive, but you'll get more.

Case: NZXT BETA EVO Classic Series CS-NT-BETA-EVO - You don't need an enormous full ATX case unless you are a hardcore gamer. $59

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 - This one takes AMD's AM3 CPU's, DDR3 RAM, and allows for Crossfire. This board also has SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0, both of which are just now hitting the market. The AM3 socket on this board will also be around for a while and take upcoming AMD processors. $184

Graphics Card: DIAMOND 5770PE51G Radeon HD 5770 1GB - This card is about as powerful as a Radeon 4870 but is smaller, uses less power, produces less heat, and allows for DirectX 11. $164 (Before $10 mail-in rebate)

Power Supply: Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W - This will be able to power everything with plenty to spare. $59

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz - This is the best CPU AMD has. Like all Black Edition CPU's, this one comes with the multiplier unlocked making overclocking very easy. You can save money by going with the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz, which is also a very good CPU and only very slightly slower than this one. $179

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - This is performance memory. To max out your RAM, you will need to buy two of these kits. Most people don't need more than 4GB, though. $104

Hard Drive: Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500GB 32MB - Plenty of space. Note that the motherboard can take SATA 6Gb/s devices. Few drives exist that can take advantage of that speed. This drive is SATA 3Gb/s $59

Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - A simple, basic drive is all you need. $25

Operating System: You already have this...

Monitor: ASUS MS227N Glossy Piano-Black / White 22" - A very nice monitor with a fast refresh rate for games. $169

Grand Total: $1,010 (Before rebates)

Edited by DJBPace07, 21 February 2010 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:47 AM

If you are not going to build until summer...IMO, it's pointless to think about components right now.

Prices and technology change every day...every component you list today will be worth less by the time of the build.

It's a good idea to research ahead of time...but I wouldn't suggest spending any money until the very last minute, due to the nature of changing components and prices in ComputerLand.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 06:59 PM

Prices do change very frequently and new products are introduced all the time, knowing what is out now is great, but pointless months down the line. That is, unless you want to base your proposed PC on a current generation build.

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#7 fallendream

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:14 PM

Prices do change very frequently and new products are introduced all the time, knowing what is out now is great, but pointless months down the line. That is, unless you want to base your proposed PC on a current generation build.


ill admit im a noob at this to everyone (first build, done rebuilds before though)
secondly - the games i plan on playing are fairly old or new now.
i have no interest in any games i hear are coming out in 2010.

this is just a estimate build - i will change it as tech progresses but i doubt ill ever use more than 5GB RAM.




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