Building the necessary gaming rig.

June 25, 2010 at 21:18:25
Specs: Windows Vista
Okay, I'm absolutely tired of spending oodles
of money on pre-built machines. I have never
had a good experience, ever. Thus, I want to
create my own PC. The problem is.. I don't
want to waste money by buying overkill

I like finding good deals on newegg. Newegg is

So here's what I want:
-A sturdy sleek looking computer with blue LEDs for show and that
will be somewhat quiet (Not crucial) and be
able to run most/all games I throw at it.
I want a speedy computer that won't keep me
waiting. I'm tired of waiting.

(BUDGET: < or equal to $1,100 if possible)

But here is what I've found and put together on
newegg: (these 2 links come together as my
shopping cart currently on newegg)

-Let me know what your opinions are please.
This will be HIGHLY appreciated!

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June 25, 2010 at 22:16:40
Have a read...

I don't care for the power supply they used but the rest is pretty dandy.


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June 25, 2010 at 23:07:19
And this is a rather good set?
Video card and 2.9ghz cpu is pretty good..
You think this will hold up all games?

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June 26, 2010 at 03:31:48
the article that skipcox gave u should cover ur needs the video card in there is more than enough and the cpu is good it will handle games all of em at good settings

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June 26, 2010 at 04:36:55
Your budget is good, i recommend core i5 system.

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June 26, 2010 at 05:51:04
u should also consider wut kuwese wrote a corei5 system is good with a good video card and ram for about 900 dollars

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June 26, 2010 at 07:57:49
Looking at your lists, there are a few items that you probably do NOT need. Save your money for the important things, these can go:

- Arctic Silver
- Sound Blaster sound card
- Zalman CPU cooler
- $70 keyboard?

A few items to reconsider:

- the case/HDD combo has a $25 shipping charge, plus the case is WAY overpriced & has WAY too many fans. Don't fall for that "more fans is better" bullsh!t. Not only that, but the case is bottom mounted power supply design.

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

- the Phenom II is designed for DDR2-1066 or DDR3-1333. DDR2-800 will work but you'll be taking a minor performance hit.

- there are plenty of decent SATA DVD burners for about $20, why pay $40 for a DVD-ROM drive?

- there are better video cards to consider as well...GTS 250 or HD 5750 are two possibilities.

If you're going to build a dedicated gaming machine, do it right. And you could build it a lot cheaper too.

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