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
# FAN: AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
# 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
# SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# 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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#1
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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#2
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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#3
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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#4
November 18, 2009 at 20:22:31
Why don't you just build your own?

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#5
November 18, 2009 at 20:43:19
...and save a couple hundred bucks?

Skip


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#6
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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#7
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 computing.net...lol

"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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#8
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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#9
December 16, 2009 at 02:03:13
You can go to here to choose one.

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