Good build for gaming?

November 18, 2009 at 07:07:10
Specs: Windows Home 7
I am looking to buy a gaming CPU and have been looking at cyberpower and Ibuypower but in our town we have a local computer place and he is offering the following....

2.6 GHZ Intel Dual Core
2GB DDR2 Memory
250GB Sata2 Hard Drive
22X DVD & CD Writer
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB
8 Channel HD Audio 7.1
All in one card reader
Windows 7 Home

The price is $520

I could go to one of those other sites and get

# CD: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Dual Layer Drive (BLACK COLOR)
# CAS: Azza Orion Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Side Panel (Silver with Blue Lightning)
# CS_FAN: Default case fans
# CPU: AMD Athlon™II X2 245 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
# FREEBIE_OS: FREE! (Microsoft® Flight Simulator X Deluxe) Game
# HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
# KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
# MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
# MULTIVIEW: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
# MOTHERBOARD: Asus M3A78-EM AMD 780G Chipset DDR2/1066 SATA RAID PCIe Mainboard w/ATI 3000 Graphic
# MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
# NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
# OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
# POWERSUPPLY: 420 Watts Standard Case Power Supply
# SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
# USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI
PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card

For around $575 shipped.

Which would you take and is it even worth it to look at the local store?

Which is the better deal?

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November 18, 2009 at 08:05:22
Take amd system,but you need to remove 9500gt and buy hd 4670 512mb with gddr3,and take mobo with 785g+710sb or 785 nb+710sb

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November 18, 2009 at 08:28:53
hd 4760, I am assuming that is the ATI. Do I need 1 GB or is 512 good for the video card ram?

I am confused about what you mean with take the mobo 785g+710 SB.

If I have to choose between the two listed above, which would it be? I realize that I could probably make changes to either machine, but I am trying to first wrap my head around which option would be better if nothing is changed.

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November 18, 2009 at 10:24:17
Its ati and u need 512mb. 785g is a chipset(Integrated radeon hd 4200) 710 southbridge chipset.And go for amd system (second choice)

edit.... There is no need for 785g go for 785 (because u plan to buy vga card there is no need for igp)

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November 18, 2009 at 20:22:31
Why don't you just build your own?

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November 18, 2009 at 20:43:19
...and save a couple hundred bucks?


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November 18, 2009 at 20:55:47
I thought about building my own, but I put the specs from the top computer into newegg and it still came to around $500.

Is there a guide that says what motherboard goes with what video card, etc?

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November 19, 2009 at 10:07:50
"Is there a guide that says what motherboard goes with what video card, etc?"

Yeah, it's called

"I put the specs from the top computer into newegg and it still came to around $500"

I don't see how you could even do that? The specs are incomplete. No motherboard, no CPU model number, no RAM speed listed, no power supply. The 9500GT is not a good gaming card, you'll have to do better than that or you'll be disappointed. And you don't need a separate sound 'card'...onboard sound is pretty darn good these days.

You don't have an OS disc you can use? Windows 7 will add $100-200 to the cost depending on the version. Do you know anyone in college? The student version is about $30 ;-)

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November 20, 2009 at 01:02:50
From newegg, cpu athlon II x2 245 $66, 785g board $89, hd4670 $64,ddr2 800(for now take single stick of 2gb $66),hdd 250 $44,good psu 400w $50. total $379, add the cost of pc case and dvd writer.

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December 16, 2009 at 02:03:13
You can go to here to choose one.

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