Decent Gaming Rig?

October 14, 2009 at 21:07:24
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm building a Homemade computer for the first time, and I'm trying to focus on gaming. I have kind of a tight budget and I'm trying to get hardware that runs good at a good value price. Here's my setup so far. Please let me know what you think and what improvements I can make to make this great. THANKS!







Operating System: WINDOWS 7 w00t

Please let me know what you think, and what can be done to improve this system. Again , i'm on a tight budget, so i can't go out to spend 200 dollars on a video card or something. Let me know. Thx

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October 14, 2009 at 22:57:07
U need new mobo(AM2+/AM3 with sb710 or sb750 chipset). new cpu go 4 athlon II X2. More ram 2x2gb ddr2 800 or 1066.why take pata hdd?take sata 2 hdd

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October 15, 2009 at 09:15:35
Your parts list a little too much like the one in this thread:

Choose a different board & different CPU. The X2 6000+ is old news & look at the power requirement...125W! The Athlon II X2 is newer technology, it out performs the 6000+ & only consumes about 1/2 as much power.

kuwese brought up a good point about the board. The 780G is a decent northbridge chip, but the older SB700 southbriidge should be avoided. The SB710 or SB750 would be a better choice. And if you can afford it, the new 785G is better than the 780G.

Why are you buying a HDD from ebay? And why PATA? Newegg just had a 640GB SATA II HDD on sale for about the same price. Right now, all HDD's are 10% off (up to $10) :

The video card is a good choice, but you *may* be able to find another HD4670 that runs the memory at a higher speed. 1600MHz is a bit on the slow side...I've seen them that run the memory at 1746MHz, 1800MHz or even 2000MHz. Check the specs. For example:

I generally don't comment on case choices...everyone has their own opinion of what looks good. But that one has WAY too many fans. Remember, you're ventilating a small box that's less than 2.0 cu.ft in size....all you really need is a single 120mm exhaust fan in the rear.

PC airflow and heat – a cooling guide

And I wouldn't trust the PSU that comes bundled with the case either. It may be 500W unit, but it only has 22A on the single +12v rail. If you like the case, buy it, but replace the PSU with something decent.

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