Building a Gaming Rig???HELP???

Gateway / Midway
February 23, 2009 at 23:53:00
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.792 GHz / 1278 MB
Hello I am on a "budget gaming rig" mission. Here is the list I am ordering from can you please give me some comments on it:

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3160813AS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive


ECS A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard


G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ


AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor Model AD775ZWCGHBOX


and a couple of fans.

Is there anything else you guys might suggest. OHHH yea I need a power supply, what can you suggest with this motherboard. I don't know what to look for. Thanks for any help.

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February 24, 2009 at 10:33:10
I have no help to offer but if ur rig gets the thumbs up I may have to snatch you set up. lol. Im here on the same mission as you. Any help out there?

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February 24, 2009 at 11:39:20
i would look for a motherboard from a different (better known) manufacturer (asus, evga, msi, etc.). You could probably find cheaper RAM from a better manufacturer too (like Kingston or Corsair).

any reason why you're leaning towards and AMD CPU instead of intel?

make sure not to cheap out on the Power Supply Unit (PSU) - one cheap PSU can end up costing you the life of all other components.

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February 24, 2009 at 15:31:19
Why do you keep posting in different forums? Stick to one thread!

Let me critique your list a bit...

1. the case is a decent one but $20 shipping kills the deal. If possible, buy your case locally.

2. the HDD is is SATA150. Go for SATA300, 7200RPM, 16MB cache.

3. nothing wrong with the board choice. ECS/Elitegroup has come a long way & is putting out some decent quality boards. I still lke the TUL that I recommended in the other thread. It's cheaper & no rebate hassle....almost gone though:

4. the proper RAM to run with the Kuma 7750 is DDR2-1066. But if you're trying to save a few bucks, get the 4GB (2 x 2GB) of Corsair DDR2-800 for $25 after rebate. It will bottleneck the system slightly though.

5. I *think* the X2 7750 Black Edition is sold as the CPU only, so you'll have to buy a HSF separately.

6. invest in a good power supply.

7. and don't forget a gaming video card

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February 24, 2009 at 17:19:29
alright sorry bout the threads new to this forums stuff. Never done it before, wont happen again.

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February 24, 2009 at 19:09:45
Okay I got the setup ready to oreder. Hope it comes in one piece. HA UPS???

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