Solved A good gaming PC

January 10, 2013 at 14:12:27
Specs: Windows 7, 3.0 GHz / 4 Gb

Hey guys! Even though it works pretty well, I've been thinking of changing my current setup (GA-880GA, athlon 640, Zotac gf GTX 460) for something more powerful to run games at better framerates.

I've been thinking of switching to Intel as for processors, and getting a GeForce 660 Ti (zotac) as I've read good reviews despite its low memory bus which seems to slow things down when using MSAA.

What would you guys suggest for a decent gaming PC of that vid card's level?


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January 12, 2013 at 12:28:09

Crusard...,

I assumed you were able to build a computer or, at least, change out motherboard, processor, and other core components.

However, it seems you don't grasp that you can't change to Intel without changing everything Intel plugs into.

So yes, buy an Intel machine that will play the games you want to play. Sell the AMD machine you now own.

The debit card comment did refer to a rebate that came very quick and the point I was trying to make was...

...you can get a better power supply for a pretty good price and don't have to wait a year for a rebate..

Answer the questions Fingers posed; budget, what games?

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#1
January 10, 2013 at 16:15:32

I think you'll be wasting your money.

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#2
January 10, 2013 at 16:58:11

Could you be a little more... especific, maybe?

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#3
January 10, 2013 at 18:02:13

You will be building a new machine when moving from AMD to Intel...motherboard, cpu, memory, video card. Windows 7 will need a fresh install and ya can't run the same copy of Windows on two machines.

Here's what you might do...if you insist on moving to Intel platform, just build a new computer and keep/sell your AMD rig.

Just looking for better framerates??? Just buy a better video card and insure your current power supply will be able to handle it.

That 640 ain't no slouchy ass processor and it's gonna take a pretty dandy Intel cpu for you to see any real difference.

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January 10, 2013 at 20:39:31

My idea was to sell my current PC and build a new one from scratch, since I'm not sure how well my motherboard and processor will hold up on some games (such as planetside where there's a lot players and action going on on screen and the framerate drops considerably no matter the graphic setting).

My power supply is RS-600-PCAR-E3 (Cooler Master 600w). Do you think that just changing the gpu and not the whole thing will be better than buying something completely new?


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#5
January 10, 2013 at 21:09:18

I'd buy a psu with one +12v rail. Let the CM 600w go with the AMD machine. The CX-430 I used in my AMD F1 build has a single 32A +12v volt rail and is currently offered for about 20 bucks on newegg. Might not be the perfect psu for your new Intel build but does give you and idea of what's available if you shop around.

BTW, my debit card from Corsair was in the mailbox in about 2 weeks.

Decide on what you want for the Intel build and one of us will recommend a power supply.

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#6
January 11, 2013 at 16:36:04

I'm not sure I understand your response. Are you saying I should buy a new machine instead of just getting a new video card? And what do you mean with the PSUs?
What's that debit card thing?

Also I know little to nothing about computing (I'm more or less at a gamer level understanding). Do you have any suggestions regarding motherboard, processor, and power supply?


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#7
January 12, 2013 at 05:26:00

"What's that debit card thing?" A Rebate card I presume.
He is saying not to bother keeping the power supply you have but get a new one with/for the new one.
Are you considering purchasing a system complete or building one yourself? The answers will be different depending on your plans.
What is your budget? This is a very important answer that we all need to give you any kind of answer. All machines are a compromise between 'The Best' and what you can afford. Also name a few games you plan on or currently playing so that the gamers here will know and be able to advise you better.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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January 12, 2013 at 12:28:09
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Crusard...,

I assumed you were able to build a computer or, at least, change out motherboard, processor, and other core components.

However, it seems you don't grasp that you can't change to Intel without changing everything Intel plugs into.

So yes, buy an Intel machine that will play the games you want to play. Sell the AMD machine you now own.

The debit card comment did refer to a rebate that came very quick and the point I was trying to make was...

...you can get a better power supply for a pretty good price and don't have to wait a year for a rebate..

Answer the questions Fingers posed; budget, what games?

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