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 Post subject: Please help me build my gaming rig
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:46 am 
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H, im looking to build my first rig and ive got a monitor a keyboard mouse im going to be playing the most demanding games multitask no video editing im an amd/ati fanboy i am planing to game on a 15 inch monitor but going to upgrade soon budget is 804 dollars
LG 22X DVD Burner -$24
Cooler Master Elite 330 -$40
Phenom II X4 955 BE -$160
Samsung 750GB HDD -$75
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 -$105
MSI 770-G45 -$80
Antec NEO ECO 400W PSU -$50
XFX Radeon HD 5770 -$165
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM -$105
TOTAL: $804
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:08 am 
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replace the neo PSu with the Corsair 400W


could you post links to the parts you are considering? it would be helpful in getting some more detailed info on them

but the list looks very good, although you can get a 5770 for $155 now


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 Post subject: Re: Please help me build my gaming rig
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:25 am 
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Danisawesome wrote:
H, im looking to build my first rig and ive got a monitor a keyboard mouse im going to be playing the most demanding games multitask no video editing im an amd/ati fanboy i am planing to game on a 15 inch monitor but going to upgrade soon budget is 804 dollars
LG 22X DVD Burner -$24
Cooler Master Elite 330 -$40
Phenom II X4 955 BE -$160
Samsung 750GB HDD -$75
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 -$105
MSI 770-G45 -$80
Antec NEO ECO 400W PSU -$50
XFX Radeon HD 5770 -$165
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM -$105
TOTAL: $804
thanks in advance



How does this sound?

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135204
23.99

COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119115
39.81

HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822145287
84.99

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131402
119.99

SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102855
74.99

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371016
64.99

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820211409
102.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103808
159.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116754
104.99

About the video card, i chose the 4670 cause i heard that 5000 series videos cards aren't that great. also its cheaper, you can always upgrade
a video card down the road if you want!

About the hard drive, i figured that a 1tb hard drive would do better especially at $84.

Let me know if this works, total W/O shipping is $776.73


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:40 am 
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LG 22X DVD Burner -$24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136167
Cooler Master Elite 330 -$40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119115
Phenom II X4 955 BE -$160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103808
Samsung 750GB HDD -$75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822152227
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 -$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231277
MSI 770-G45 -$80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130250
Antec NEO ECO 400W PSU -$50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371029
XFX Radeon HD 5770 -$165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150462
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM -$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116754
TOTAL: $804


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:42 am 
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That looks like a good build. A switch to the Corsair 400W wouldn't be too bad of an idea, though the NEO ECO isn't bad at all.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:36 am 
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is there anything i can change to make the price lower or make the quality better can i get a 500+ watt power supply and what kind


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:51 am 
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well if your just gaming you don't need a quad core. in fact you can OC a dual core higher so it might even be better

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor $87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103847

and in fact you can probably turn that into a quad

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/sh ... spx?i=3730

quite a few people have been doing that lately

if you wanted a slightly beefier PSU then you could consider this

SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $56
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817256061

but you don't need it

also, your video card is on special right now for $155 with free shipping. I would jump on that quickly before it goes back up


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:09 am 
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any thing wrong with this
LG 22X DVD Burner -$24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827136167
Cooler Master Elite 330 -$40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119115
AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1GHz AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor $87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103847
HITACHI Deskstar 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822145287
84.99
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 -$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231277
BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX AMD Motherboard-$90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813138146
SILVERSTONE 500W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $56
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817256061
XFX Radeon HD 5770 -$165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150462
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM -$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116754
TOTAL: $756


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:12 am 
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yeah, that motherboard is incompatible with your RAM. Not only that but it's an outdated and crappy motherboard. Swap it back out for the MSI 770-G45.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:19 am 
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do you know of any intergrated graphics carded mobos plus having crossfire and 4 ram slots


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:21 am 
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huh? If you're going to be using a 5770, why do you need a mobo with integrated?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:26 am 
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im probly going to use intergrated for a month then buy the 5770


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what do you think of this board?

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $115 ($100 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128398


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:23 am 
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thanks is there anything else i should change


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:26 pm 
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Danisawesome wrote:
thanks is there anything else i should change



What was wrong with my build?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:04 pm 
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i like you harddrive dvd burner case and windows 7 64 bit and psu the 4670 is not powerfull enough for me and the 955 is quad core i want dual cuz its cheaper and doesnt affect my games i like gskill better i need an intergrated graphics board plus crossfire plus four ram slots so i chose this one any thing i can change in your opinion
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135204
23.99
Cooler Master Elite 330 -$40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119115
AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1GHz AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor $87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103847
HITACHI Deskstar 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822145287
84.99
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 -$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231277
BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX AMD Motherboard-$90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813138146
Antec BP550 Plus 550W PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371016
64.99
XFX Radeon HD 5770 -$165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150462
Microsoft Windows 7 Home 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116754
104.99
TOTAL: $766


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:41 am 
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You didn't change the motherboard to the Gigabyte 790GX board that Gailim recommended, so that current build will not work. Also, the PSU you chose is a piece of crap. I'd change it back to the 500W Silverstone that Gailim suggested.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:42 pm 
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Danisawesome wrote:
i like you harddrive dvd burner case and windows 7 64 bit and psu the 4670 is not powerfull enough for me and the 955 is quad core i want dual cuz its cheaper and doesnt affect my games i like gskill better i need an intergrated graphics board plus crossfire plus four ram slots so i chose this one any thing i can change in your opinion
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135204
23.99
Cooler Master Elite 330 -$40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119115
AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1GHz AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor $87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103847
HITACHI Deskstar 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822145287
84.99
G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600 -$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231277
BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX AMD Motherboard-$90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813138146
Antec BP550 Plus 550W PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817371016
64.99
XFX Radeon HD 5770 -$165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150462
Microsoft Windows 7 Home 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116754
104.99
TOTAL: $766


In my opinion and from personal experience Biostar motherboards are not that dependable, a couple years back i built a P4 machine with the 775 socket, back when P4 was in its prime and used a Biostar board, nothing but problems with it and customer service. the first board was the capacitors then the next board which newegg replaced cause it was in the 30 day period, it went through power supplies like they weren't even there!

So my suggestion is that you look for ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA, FOXCONN motherboard, they have been the boards that have worked for me.

And on the video card i wasn't sure about the 5 series video card because i was planning on building a new computer or upgrading my current one and was going to go with a similar card as you and was told that it wasn't worth the money because it would just consume more power then i would get in performance. But was told the 4670 was a great card for gaming+.

Quad-cores are just as good with gaming, i myself am using a Phenom quad core and it runs just fine with all the games i play, and i play some old and the newest of new games. the only problem i have with it is that no matter what i throw at it, it doesn't seem to want to go over 85% usage and thats with video editing playing a game in another monitor and listening to music with the visualizer on(forgot that it was on till i looked at the other monitor, normally never use a visualizer!

Also Antec power supplies do not suck, i've been using the same one for almost two years now and never had a problem, but going to upgrade to a 600w PSU soon when i get another video card and hard drive!

Good Luck with your Build!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:18 pm 
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I would go with the CM RC-310 for the case. It has more fans, and comes in 4 colors. It also costs less after shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119204&cm_re=cooler_master_310-_-11-119-204-_-Product


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:31 pm 
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avenger48 wrote:
I would go with the CM RC-310 for the case. It has more fans, and comes in 4 colors. It also costs less after shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119204&cm_re=cooler_master_310-_-11-119-204-_-Product



Avenger is right you should go with a case with more fans! Plus this one looks some what nicer in my opinion.


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