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A New Gaming Build


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#1 Vaerli

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 06:30 PM

I'm looking for some possible suggestions of different components, and to see if anyone catches something incompatible where I didn't notice it. Its a medium priced gaming build. I'm pretty sure I got everything. I already have some arctic silver for heat paste. Spending more isn't too terribly much of a problem, as long as it is really worth it.

CPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115215

Mobo-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128425

PSU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153114

HDD-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136218

GPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127478

RAM-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220410

Case-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811233041

Optical Drive-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827118030

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:22 PM

looks all compatible to me. sounds pretty sweet! However, I always get nervous when I see a lower watt PSU. Might wanna double check that one.

Only one thing I'll recommend you look into: the RAM. Crucial really does make the most reliable RAM. I'd say check it out. They've got some deals going on right now and you may be able to catch a nice one.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:24 PM

Steer clear of that PSU. Thermaltake PSUs are not really something to trust a nice rig to. It doesn't even have active PFC, which means it it is an older design, no 80+ cert, and the 12V rail +12V1@32A is weak.

Even the entry level Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139008 has a 30 amp rail. Might pony up the extra cash and grab a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139004 to be safe.

3......2........1.......till someone suggests an AMD build.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:44 PM

Which games are you going to be running with this PC and what is your budget? If you are already set on those components, everything seems compatible. The GTS 250 is essentially a GeForce 9800 GTX and I would suggest a Radeon 5770 instead along with the second PSU dpunisher suggested. You could go with a different CPU from another company and get more for less...

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:18 PM

Ditto on a 5770 or better. Just don't see the point of a midrange NVidia card at this point.

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#6 Vaerli

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:56 AM

Ah, I love how you already know that DJB is gonna always push for an AMD build. I knew it was coming too, I've been here off and on enough to know he will.

So you guys want me to go with something like this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...7-490-_-Product

The problem with me wanting to jump to the 5770 is it adds around another 40$ for according to tomshardware's list for graphics cards, is a single step above the GTS 250. I don't quite feel that its worth it.

I really like that PSU, especially with the current 25$ discount. I've always been a bit clueless of what exactly to look for in a PSU, other than the total watt output.

That said, its totaling about 823$ So, plus shipping, 850$. Its 40$ cheaper with the GTS 250. Mostly its just gonna play WoW and a few other games, maybe Starcraft II.

Edited by Vaerli, 06 June 2010 - 12:59 PM.

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