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Building my first gaming comp


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#1 Tshomestar

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:13 PM

Hello, I am going to be building my own gaming computer for the first time and wanted to know if I missed anything or if anyone has any recommendations. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My plan as of now:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129043

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131614

Processor: (will attempt to oc for first time) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115202

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835103055

Graphics Card (2 of them running in crossfire mode) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102872

Memory (2 sets for a total of 12gb): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145224

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820167023

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136495

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139009

BD/dvd/cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827135203

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116716

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824236052

Edited by Tshomestar, 18 April 2010 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:23 PM

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#3 Tshomestar

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:27 PM

srry just fixed them

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:22 PM

Miscellaneous stuff:

Go for an i7 930 instead of the 920. Better overclock, cooler running.

That SSD might be on the small side if you are going to be loading your games on it, which is why you have it in the first place. 120 gig would be a happy compromise.

Spend an extra $20 and get a regular DVD burner to be your workhorse unit, and save wear and tear on the Blu-ray.

You can save some cash by going with an OEM WIN7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116758

Crossfired 5870s might be overkill for a single 1920 x 1080 monitor.

Might think about another cooling solution: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:40 PM

Thanks for the input!


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:43 AM

What games are you going to be playing and what is your budget? Did you consider AMD? In most games, the Phenom II 965 is very close to the i7 930, especially at higher resolutions with AA enabled since the GPU takes over at these settings. Both a Phenom II and i7 930 will offer excellent speeds. An SSD really should only be used for OS loading, at least until prices become more reasonable. Once a game loads into memory, the game's dependence on the hard drive is lowered dramatically. However, if the game reads and writes frequently to the drive, you may see some improvement there.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 04:02 PM

Links now work :thumbsup:.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:07 PM

Miscellaneous stuff:

Go for an i7 930 instead of the 920. Better overclock, cooler running.

That SSD might be on the small side if you are going to be loading your games on it, which is why you have it in the first place. 120 gig would be a happy compromise.

Spend an extra $20 and get a regular DVD burner to be your workhorse unit, and save wear and tear on the Blu-ray.

You can save some cash by going with an OEM WIN7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116758

Crossfired 5870s might be overkill for a single 1920 x 1080 monitor.

Might think about another cooling solution: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm


Why would you load games on an SSD dpunisher? Just the OS.

I agree 1000% with you on the dual 5870's, WAY overkill but he's gonna get them anyway lol. And the truth be told, there's not much difference between the performance of a 5850 and a 5870 in gaming to be worth the extra 150 bucks. One 5850 is enough..........

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:01 PM

My thoughts are: "What's the point" if I have an OS on my SSD and still have to wait for games/levels to load continuously. Figure also if the games are installed on the extra drive (in this case a WD Green series) , the fastest SSD on earth won't help as that Green is slow. I love SSDs, especially on lappys, but I don't really know if they are ready for primetime when someone is using it for a gaming rig and needs to store more than 3-4 games on the SSD. Games nowadays take up some major room. If you have the budget for a bigger SSD in the 100+gig range, then it's feasable to have a few games on it.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:18 AM

Unless the saved game files are gigantic, there will probably be little to no noticeable difference in load times between SSD and platter-based drives. Games may see a few seconds difference in loading, but once it is in memory, assuming you have enough memory to hold most of the game's content, load time is also not very long. With SSD's there will be a major boost in OS boot times, but little difference with game loading, and no increase in frame rate. Given the price per GB, SSD's are just not ideal for gaming rigs. However, if what you want is a fast booting PC, then an SSD is perfect.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:15 PM

My thoughts are: "What's the point" if I have an OS on my SSD and still have to wait for games/levels to load continuously. Figure also if the games are installed on the extra drive (in this case a WD Green series) , the fastest SSD on earth won't help as that Green is slow.


Ouch, I missed that he was getting a green.


Unless the saved game files are gigantic, there will probably be little to no noticeable difference in load times between SSD and platter-based drives. Games may see a few seconds difference in loading, but once it is in memory, assuming you have enough memory to hold most of the game's content, load time is also not very long. With SSD's there will be a major boost in OS boot times, but little difference with game loading, and no increase in frame rate. Given the price per GB, SSD's are just not ideal for gaming rigs. However, if what you want is a fast booting PC, then an SSD is perfect.


I want an SSD, but I've just been too lazy to get one. I screwed up and got a Raptor when I built this and then a Velociraptor (when they came out and I had filled the raptor), so I kind of feel I need to use them until they explode.........




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