Building a Gaming pc

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
May 22, 2011 at 04:40:21
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.81 GHz / 1.5GB
need some help guys because i'm kinda new to this computer stuff....i'm from philippines and pc accessories here are more expensive and im going to use php philippine currency so you might just convert the prices i'm going to show...(here you could convert these prices ) but i'm going to convert the total prices :)... ok so here's my plan (tell me if I lost something to build a new cpu because i'm planning to sell my old system unit which was amd sempron a piece of crap!)

*Motherboard: Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Media Series - PHP 4999
*Processor: Intel Core? i3-530 2.93GHz, 4MB Smart Cache w/ IntelĀ® Hyper-Threading Technology - PHP 4999
*RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1333 / PC3-10600 Desktop Memory - PHP 2499
Apacer 2GB DDR3 1333 / PC10600 - PHP 1249

*Power Supply:GIGABYTE Superb 550 - 2888

*HDD: Samsung 1TB SATA2 32MB 7200RPM 3 Platter Hard Disk Drive - 3988

*Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 64-Bit PCI-E Low Profile Video Card with DVI/HDMI/VGA - 2488

*Case: Antec Two Hundred Case - 2988
maybe my old case will do?

*CD/DVD-ROM: I still cant think of it but I am planning to use my old cdvd-rom and buy a dvd burner...

*planning to buy a 16' LCD monitor costs 2990
*I'll use my old avr and my newly bought ups

Php 29,088 - 674.426 USD (buying all of the items with Corsair 4gb ddr3)
Php 20,611 - 477.881 USD (excluding the case, lcd monitor and with apacer 2gb ddr3)
Php 23,599 - 547.160 USD (including the case, without lcd monitor and apacer 2gb ddr3)

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May 22, 2011 at 06:54:30

- don't buy an Intel board. Get a board based on an Intel chipset but made by a different manufacturer - Asus, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, etc.

- why DDR3-1333 instead of DDR3-1600?

- The fewer platters the HDD has, the better.

- The video card you chose it NOT a gaming card, it's a home theater (HTPC) card. Use this article as a guide to choosing a decent gaming card:

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2011

- the Gigabyte Superb 550 is actually a 450W PSU. Here's a review:

Gigabyte Superb 550 GE-P450N-C2 (450W)

- cases with the power supply mounted at the top have much better cooling characteristics. Read this:

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

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May 22, 2011 at 09:26:18
Nothing less than a core i7 would be my choice.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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May 23, 2011 at 02:39:11
about the motherboard I found this, which would be better?

Asus P5G41C-M LX Combo Solution for DDR2 & DDR3 Transition
Asus P5QPL-AM IntelĀ® G41 Chipset LGA775 Motherboard

and about tha ram....there is no DDR3-1600 available near us.....I wouldnt go to far places just to buy 1 piece of stick...

video card: I found this one would this do?
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5570 1GB DDR3 128-Bit PCI-E Low Profile Video Card with DVI/HDMI/VGA

HDD: I changed my mind about dreaming of 1tb :|...
Seagate 500GB SATA 16MB 7200.12 RPM (ST3500418AS) Barracuda Hard Disk Drive

and the power supply....I dont know about those things so I just randomly find something :).....but I found a higher watts....
Trendsonic Power Supply 600Watts
or Trendsonic Power Supply 550Watts

case: my old case has the power supply on the top so would that do??

I'm tired of a freaking piece of crap pc o.O

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May 23, 2011 at 02:42:52
@jefro - i7 here is not easy to buy :D

I'm tired of a freaking piece of crap pc o.O

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