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Q: buying laptop for school/gaming help?

Haven't posted in a while. Well college is coming around and i NEED a laptop, I'll use it for notes, papers, projects, and homework, but that's not what I'm worried about

I'm very OCD about what I buy. I have around 1200-1500 to spend, and i want the best bang for my buck. I want a gaming laptop, that's at least somewhat solid, what am I looking at with that price range?

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A: buying laptop for school/gaming help?

You're going to need more money for a good gaming laptop.

Ok I did a little searching and I found a list of mobile video devices.

Nvidia GeForce Go7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
Nvidia GeForce 8400M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7700
Nvidia GeForce Go7600GT
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GS
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
Nvidia GeForce 8700M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7900GS
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
Nvidia GeForce Go7900GTX
Nvidia GeForce Go7950GTX

Look for a laptop that you can afford with at least one of the above, 2GB of memory for Windows Vista and the mobility processor of your choice. The farther you go down the list the faster and more expensive the video will be. All the recognized brand names I saw where $2000.00 and up.

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I am looking to get a laptop for school (Microsoft office, emails, etc...) but also to have some gaming capabilities, most importantly to run Dota 2 1080p @60 FPS (the only game I really care about on this laptop).

The budget is about 700?-900?, but it is quite variable, as I can go higher if it is really worth it.

Thanks in advance,


EDIT: www.heureka.sk is what you can search with, but you can just tell me which product and I will search it.

A:Need a laptop for school with some light gaming capabilities

1080p? On your laptop screen, or on an external screen? And wow 60fps is gonna be pushing it.

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im in the navy so i dont have room for desktop. i want the best laptop for gaming i can get.) i came across these thay look ok to me but want some advice be for i drop this much money on something. i also dont know the differents between quad and extreme Processor. specs im looking for are grapihcs sli, 4g ram, quad or extreme(depends on whats better for gaming), perfer blue ray but not to imporant. screen size i like 17 but i hear smaller like 15 is better for gaming. also i have had toshiba laptops 2 of them. they run very hot and shut off randomly. is this a toshiba problem or just me? both where satelites. does any one know of any better laptops? alien ware i dont know becuease they over-clocking and i hear they burn out quickly but might get if i some one really know alienware. i would like to have this laptop for atlease 2 years before i upgrade again. any help would really help me. thank you in advance.
X305-Q708 : Detailed Product Specs 4,149
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9300
Operating System*
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate (32/64-bit version), SP1
Memory Size*
Memory Speed*
PC3-8500 DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM
Display Size*
17.0" widescreen
Display Type*
WSXGA+ with TruBrite® Technology
Display Resolution*
Graphics Engine*
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GTS graphics with NVIDIA® SLI® Technology
Graphics Memory*
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hey all,
i'm getting ready to buy a gaming laptop. (reason has to do with travel and work, don't wanna get into it)
now by gaming laptop, i mean i want to get the absolute ultimate, if i'm on the road (in a bus, on a plane etc) for 4-6 hours i'd really like to devote at least a couple of those hours to playing The Witcher, or Crysis, or whatever. plus, i'd like something that will still be gameable in a few years so i'd rather not skimp. if i end up doing this, $2-3k will be my appx max budget and it will completely replace my desktop (if i go this route i'm actually gonna sell my desktop).
so, first of all, if you've got a really good mobile system, lemme know what it is (IE who made it) and what kind of frame rates you get in crysis or at least some benchmark results of some sort.
secondly, i'm kinda leaning towards a sager NP9262 with an nvidia 9800m gt and i'm wondering if anyone has a laptop with that card and give me some feedback on its quality.

if you've got something to add please do, obviously i'm prepping to spend quite a bit of money and i'd like to get as much informed input as possible, thanks in advance.

A:Buying a top gaming laptop

You can't go wrong with any of these:

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Hello, I've been looking to buy a new laptop to use for work and also to play recent games like overwatch or the new metal gear. I am considering buying a custom laptop from cyberpowerpc.com. I do not really know anything about computer performance for gaming and I would like some advice on if this seller is reliable and if the laptop will run modern games well. My order looks like:

*BASE_PRICE: [+985]
ADAPTER: Automatics Voltage adjustment between 100 and 240VAC 50/60Hz, 150 Watts (19V/7.89A), 3 Pins
BAGS: None
BATTERY: Li-ion Battery, 18650, SW Gas Gauge IC, hard pack, removable, 6 cells, 10.8V/4400mAh (3S2P)
BLUETOOTH: Built-in Bluetooth
CPU: Intel? Core? Processor i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz Turbo 3.5GHz 6MB Cache Processor
FLASHMEDIA: Built-in 4-in-1 Card Reader
FREEBIE_CU: FREE Intel Q2 2016 Media Bundle
HD_M2SATA: 240GB Intel 540s Series M.2 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 560MB/s Read & 480MB/s Write [-56] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
KEYBOARD: 15.6" KB with red backlight support, full KB size w/ numeric keys
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/2133MHz SODIMM Memory (G.SKILL [+19])
MOTHERBOARD: Intel? HM170 Express Chipset
NETWORK: Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000
NOTEBOOK: 15.6" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) 16:9 Displays LCD w/ red backlight full size Keyboard, HDMI 1, Li-ion Battery & Universal AC adapter
OS: Windows 10 Home (6... Read more

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Hi guys I'm thinking about buying a second hand gaming laptop,could anyone advise if this is a good or poor idea,I have seen one on Ebay and if people think it's ok,how much should I offer?


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So yeah, the new TechSpot laptop buying guide is superb, thanks to it I found the Sager laptops, which personally, I love. I hate the weird looking ASUS or Alienware laptops. I want a nice, chice looking laptop that would still look right in a professional envoirenment, yet is a beast under the hood. So I will probably go for the Sager NP8760 with a Intel® Core? i7-720QM Processor, GTX 460 and 4Gb of DDR3 1333Mhz. My only problem with them is the lack of backlit keyboard, and that's a big deal to me. I am a computer tech, I have replaced backlights in LCD's plenty of times, so I know more or less the theory behind installing my own backlight, and here's what I was thinking:

Part's Needed:
3" x 5" EL Backlight
Power Inverter for EL Strips
SATA Power Extension Cable

How to do it:
Hopefully, the keyboard will by such as the one in the ASUS Eee as in this article. Install Light Pad, and then place power inverter in empty HD bay, and connect the Power Inverter to the SATA power connector (which I know supplies 12vdc).

Would that work? Atleast theoretically?

A:Buying new (gaming) laptop, need backlit keyboard

A 3 by 5 backlight would only cover about half of your keyboard, so if you go this route you might want to get two of them. Also there is a chance that the EL backlight will not fit behind the keyboard. If you are set on getting the laptop, I would do that before you buy all these parts for the backlight.

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Hi Lenovo community, I currently have the above mentioned y510p, with intel i5 4200, gtx 750 and 8g ram.I am considering upgrading the ram (doubling it) and adding an ssd instead of the dvd drive,Or selling the laptop and getting a newer one.What are your thoughts?Thanks

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I play World of Warcraft at school and I am forced to use thier netwrok. I guess the firewall is killing my latency and stuff. Are t here any ways to improve this? Even if it means doing stuff that my school might not like to much. And is this the right place to post this question or should I do that in the gaming forums?

A:Gaming on school network

Short of getting on another network your not getting "around" their firewall.

Even if it means doing stuff that my school might not like to muchClick to expand...

Not sure this could mean anything else but trouble.

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I dont really know what to get right now all i know is core2duo is good Im thinking about going .. 1000-1300

A:can anyone help me build a computer for gaming, and a little for school

Are you going to build one or buy a pre-made one like a Dell? I highly recommend building one since it will be cheaper and you will get to learn about the whole process while doing so. It's not very difficult and we at TS can help u out with it.

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I am trying to get on a website where you can play games but I get Barracuda Web Filter instead. I have tried two different websites but on both of them I get Barracuda Web Filter.

A:Why does my high school block gaming websites?

Maybe they want you to learn stuff rather than play games?

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If anyone has suggestions...

I am working for a few months at a school with primarily computer based learning. We cannot get the tech support dept to help on this. Since some monetary problems a few years back, I have been told its hard to get help, or even an answer, on anything. That I have unfortunately confirmed. There is more, but why beat a dead horse.

Is there a way to block students in my classroom from downloading primarily games to the computer, and accessing chat rooms. (Yes I know much of this is a little ridiculous, but its not likely to change soon through normal channels.)

This is an alternative school. Theoretically we could remedy the problem through classroom monitoring and strict enforcement. It would be a big battle with not only students, but unfortunately many administrators as well. It seems more intelligent in any case to eliminate the problem, before the fact, rather than continually fight fires afterwards.

Some obstacles make a simple thing difficult. I cannot just reconfigure browsers or firewalls locally. (With software I am aware of.)

The computers are pcs running windows XP. The adult staff is locked out of most administrative functions, including user levels, most browser adjustments... The current most obnoxious game being used to waste time is burger shop, and a variety of chat rooms. Shockwave.com has many of the most obnoxious downloads.

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A:Preventing student gaming on school time...

i know my school uses some sort of software and im sure there are MANY blockers out there and i would imagine there would be some form of freeware too, you should research the program/s and find out which one is best, maybe you should just talk to the tech people quickly see if they can suggest anything, but as all programs, these would have flaws and students (hehehe) find sites that aren't blocked and there is a particular site that will block your blocker, supervision is always necessary even if you do have some sort of software, there are a few ways around them especially if your students have a reasonable knowhow

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I am very new to gaming PC's and the associated technology. I am thinking of buying one from Ibuypower.com. I have configured one for around 750$ without a monitor. Could somebody please let me know if I am throwing away money here . Here are the specs.

Case ( Raidmax Ninja-918 ATX Mid-tower Case w/420W Power Supply Black )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 3500+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
Motherboard ( eVGA nForce-4 SLI Chipset Dual DDR w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 2048 MB [1024MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( Nvidia Geforce 7300LE 256MB Turbocache w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( [Special !!!] 200 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )
2nd Hard Drive ( None )
Raid Configuration ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( None )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
Fax Modem ( Creative Labs V.92 56K Fax/Modem )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Floppy Drive ( None )
Monitor ( None )
2nd Monitor ( None )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
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A:new to gaming PC's, need help buying

Hi mharoon and welcome to techspot

overall it looks like a decent system, but it won't be a good gaming computer. here's why

1. VIDEO CARD - The main component that's holding it back is the video card. the 7300LE is a low end card that's basically made for media PC's. you'll need something heftier than that. I just bought a 7600GT and I'm quite pleased with it, but it's still only a mid range card. you may want to get something better, be we'll need to know your budget first

something you may also want to consider is that DX10 cards will be out later this year (or early next year), and a few games will require a DX10 card to run. most games will still work on a DX9.0c card though

2. PSU - you'll need a better PSU than the "standard case power supply". unless you buy something like an Antec case which already has a decent PSU in it, you should buy a 400w for single video card, or 500w for SLI (or crossfire). if you buy from a reputible brand like Antec, Enermax, or Fortron then you can get a decent quality PSU with sufficient and stable power without breaking the bank.

3. RAM - it's not a requirement for gaming, but since you'll want to sqeeze as much performance as possible out of your rig, then you should consider getting higher end RAM instead of value series RAM. higher end RAM runs at tighter/faster timings.

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Hey guys.

So.. I've saved up some money and now it's time to purchase a new gaming PC. Tired of gaming on a noisy laptop for a long time now, lol.
Anyway, here are some custom ones I've looked at and I hope you would recommend the best one for the price. The prices will be between 670-910 euros.

PC 1:
Motherboard: Asus P7P55 LX Intel P55 DDR3
RAM: Kingston Value RAM DDR3 4GB PC3-1333 kit CL9
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA 32MB 7200RPM
DVD Burner: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE bulk black SATA
Power supply: LC-Power Silent Giant Green Power V2.3 - 600 Wat
Graphic card: Club 3D Radeon PCI-E HD5770 1GB DDR5 HDMI
Processor: Intel Core i7 860 2.80 GHz 8MB 95W Box S1156
Total price: 872 euros
(I have the option to chose a "Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz 8MB 95W Box S1156" processor instead, resulting in 818 euros)

PC 2:
Motherboard: ASUS P7H55-M DDR3 mATX S-1156
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston (2x2GB)
HDD: 1TB Samsung 7200rpm 32MB SATA2
DVD Burner: 22x Samsung DVD/RW DL Sort SATA
Power Supply: 750W Energon EPS-750 130mm
Graphics card: 1024MB XFX ATI HD5770 850M DDR5 PCI-E
Processor: Intel Core i3-530 2.93Ghz 4MB S-1156
Total price: 805 euros

PC 3:
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55-UD2 motherboard (Intel P55 chipsæt)
Ram: Kingston 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM
HDD: Seagate 1000GB harddisk S-ATAII 3Gb/s 32MB cache (7200rpm)
DVD Burner: Sony 22x burner +/- Dual layer
Power supply: 650W ATX 17dB powersupply Gaming Silent
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A:Buying a new gaming PC

If you want my honest advice, just take what you like from each and build your own. you can build yourself a really decent system within that price range (and probably save some money too) and assembly is quite easy.

what OS are you planning to use btw?

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Hello guys,

I have decided to buy a new computer. What do you guys think about these parts:

Motherboard: ASUS P5K (non-deluxe)
Graphics card: ASUS EN8800GT
CPU: Well I am not sure what to get here, should I go for Core2Duo Q6600, Core2Duo E6750 or E6700, or maybe something else?
RAM: 2GB Kingston
PSU: Not sure yet
HDD: 160GB or 300GB SeaGate/Maxtor

Well, i need opinions on the CPU and the Motherboard. I have used ASUS Mobos for years, and I am very satisfied, but I there are more models, I also noticed the P5B is a good one. Over the the computer shop, they said the P5K are newer and better ones . I would be grateful if you give some opinions.

Thanks for reading!

A:Buying a new Gaming PC

I would go with the E6750, Just recieved mine 2day when i ordered yesterday, comes with a nice fan&heatsink as well.

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So I trying to buy a new pc ..and my budget is probably going to be around 1k-1200$.. So I need some help I want to get a good pc with a good graphic card and I play on playing new games n stuff.. What would u guys recommend?

A:Buying a gaming pc help


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Im buying alot of stuff for a new computer. I wanted to ask if these parts would all work together and will it play all the latest games.

Asus M2A-VM Socket AM2 AMD690G + ATI SB600 Chipset Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533 Integrated ATI X1250 Graphics Micro ATX

A-DATA DDR2 800 240pin 4GB Kit (2x2GB) Unbuffered-DIMM Non-ECC Memory

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (65W) Dual-Core Socket AM2

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512mb

and will this case fit with my motherboard
Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case ATX 3/0/(6) 2xUSB Audio No PS

A:Buying new gaming parts.

Not really sure on the overall setup, but something I will say is it may be worthwhile getting an aftermarket GPU cooler for that card.

I have an XFX 8800GT which is factory overclocked and had quite a few problems with it at first. After investigation it would appear they can (but not always) have problems when the GPU goes over 75C (which isnt uncommon on stock cooling, a lot of people had problems).

I stuck a Thermalright HR-03GT on mine with a 90mm fan and it runs like a dream now, maxing out at around 50-52C when stresstested.


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A:Gaming computer buying

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Hey guys, I recently decided to upgrade my PC and was advised by "xcylent" that this would be the place to come for a good source of info (I need it). The new PC I'm after is going to be a gaming PC but I only have a budget of max $1200AUD. 90% of the time I use my computer for online games (battlefield 3, CSS and so on) and watching movies/videos. I'm not too fussed about upgrading my monitor, mouse and keyboard as I think I'll worry about that later in the year. I was wondering if I could get some advice on good setups within my price range so I don't buy the first rig offered to my blindly. Thanks in advance, Brad.

A:Buying a gaming rig, would appreciate any opinions

Who will you be using to buy the parts? We can suggest systems in your local currency then as they'll differ from USD prices.

Also, besides the keyboard, mouse and display, are you recycling any other parts from an existing build? e.g. DVD drive, hard drives, case or Windows license etc.

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I have a budget of $2500 tops, and i am looking for a great gaming computer to be used for mostly MMORPG games such as World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online (When it comes out) and other games that need decent computers. With the cash Im spending, i will need a computer that can be upgraded in the future.

I know practically nothing about computers , so i need some assistance as to either Computers that are within that budget, or suggestions as to which specs the computer should have. I won't be building a computer because as i said before, i have no knowledge in that area.

Cheers for any comments
(p.s I would be happy to spend less than 2500 )

A:Buying a Gaming Computer

look for a machine with and AMD Phenom 64 processor, 2gigz of ram (upgadeable if you wish) and buy a nice video card (BFG 8800GTX or better. SLI is optional)

things like harddrive and DVD drives are personal preference. go google search Keen Machine PC's.

They do a wonderful job combining power, looks, and a great price on their gaming machines.

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Hello everyone, Im new here, and I just wanted to know If you guys would help me in getting a good gaming pc made from scratch.

First things first, as directed by the thread made by Rage_3K_Moiz, I'll tell you that my budget should be around 1.3 to 1.5k dollars to make a gaming pc from zero, capable of playing some of the most newer games out there with good resolutions (nothing crazy but above average).

My knowledge of the subject isnt what it used to be, back in the days when you only had to worry about P4 and stuff, so forgive me if I end up asking too much questions,

My original idea was to get some quad core processors with 2gb gpu and a few more things, maybe im doint it wrong, but thats why im here asking for your help.

Now, im from mexico, so a few parts may or may not be as easy to get as back in the US, but any and all help wouldbe appreciated, thank you.

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Hi guys hope to get some help, the time has come that I need to buy a new gaming pc my current one is Intel core 2 quad Q6600 @2.40Ghz, 4GB DDR2 GB. Geforce 9600 GSO, ASUS P5N73-AM, Power master 480w, 500GB memory.

My budget is £600
I want it to be worth the money either I built it myself or it comes build I got about 2months to find the new beast so want it for high end gaming.

I be overclocking

A:Solved: Buying new gaming pc.

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Right i want to buy a decent computer which is able to play high spec game or atleast run counter strike source extremley well. Price range is £0 - £600, must come with monitor, speakers, and ofcourse tower

i checked out www.pcworld.co.uk and found this one and i need a rating out of 10 or if its good or nnot.

Also it must have an PCI-E lot or APG whatever is better.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cceiaddiheglhgicflgceggdhhmdgmj.0&page=Product&sku=509720

The link above is the computer im going to buy unless you can find a better one than that!

Also i dont wanna custom computer buying parts sepretley just whole computer fixed up and sent straight to your house.

By the way i live in ENGLAND so look for england sites

Thanks alot ,
tom wells-day

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I am going to buy a new gaming pc late this month or early next month. Below are my component options.
CPU, & MOBO :- 1. i7 870, msi p55 gd 65
2. i7 950 , gigabyte ga x58a ud3r
3. i7 875k , msi p55 gd 65
i7 950 system (including ram) will cost me $150 more if the price of i7 950 drops later this month. Will the performance be high enough to justify the higher price? What about their overclocking?
Keep in mind that I wont upgrade my cpu for atleast 3 years. But I will upgrade gpu and may use sli or crossfire. So the cpu must not cuse any bottleneck. Plus x58a ud3r has dual 16x pci-e rails, supports tri sli and xfire. i7 875k setup will cost almost the same as the i7 950 setup. So which one is the best option?
RAM :- I am a little bit confused about ram. Which is more important, speed or timing? Which will perform better? A 1333mhz with 7 sec timing or a 1600 mhz with 9 sec timing? If I choose lga 1366 setup, I am thinking of buying 3*1 gb kit for now and buy another one later. Will 3 gb of ram be too low for gaming? And how does 6*1 gb setup performs compaired to 3*2 gb setup?
GPU:- Here is my gpu options and their prices in India....
1. galaxy gtx 460 768 mb stock - Rs 11500 ($ 250)
2. zotac and palit gtx 460 1 gb stock Rs 14500 ($ 315)
3. radeon hd 5850 -Rs 16000 ($ 350)
4. radeon hd 5870- Rs 22000 ($480)
5. gtx 470 -Rs 22000 ($480)
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A:Need advice on buying gaming PC

Hi spac18. I assume you're from India. Just give us your maximum budget and we'll recommend the best possible combination of components for your system.

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Sticking to the forum guides:

What are you going to use the PC for?
-Multi purpose gaming, however im not bothered about high GFX, i jsut want to play. MW3, COD4, Skyrim etc. I often like to alt tab to check my email or play a song etc, so something with good ram i guess.

How much is your budget?
-550 Pound Sterling

Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
-London, UK

Are you willing to buy online?
-Yes, im not really sure how on earth i would build a PC if i purchased the parts, im looking more into a pre built or, a website where you can pick and chose, they then build and send etc.

Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?

Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
-I have a monitor, mouse & keyboard already

Have you already bought any parts?

Do you have an Operating System (OS)?

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
To be honest, im not really sure what this question means, im nreally new to in-depth PC components etc.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Anything

A:Need help buying a new gaming computer

Hey its ReeD With aftermarket cooling etc. they mean that whether will need a,better,fan on your CPU (processor) or if you would need watercooling to,keep,it cool. This is only if,you want to overclock your CPU. For motherboard,I would have a look at the Asrock extreme3 gen3 ans whether,it fits,in your budget. Also, you might, want to figure out if,you want a SSD, this might be a bit expensive Nd not fit in your budget. If youare planning to,buy a (small) SSD, get a z68 mothefboard, otherwise a P67 will do

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ready to upgrade an old desktop but don't know what to buy

folks say to "build your own" but that's not me - I want something already done but upgradable (video card, memory, etc.)

we play City of Heroes all the time and a few other games, too

use it for general home use:
-videos and editing
-miscrosoft office applications
-email and web browsing

can anyone recommend any at good (under $2K) price point?

thanks much

A:Buying a New Gaming Desktop

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Since I still can't get the k7s5a to work, I am going to TRY and SAVE $350 USD for a gaming computer. The problem is, I am not sure which would best serve my needs. I plan on playing Half Life 2 at full detail and resolution if this helps.

A:Buying Gaming Computer

350 dollars for an entire PC?
You're going to need a lot more money for full detail on HL2.

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I basically bought a PC that wasnt right for me and something was very wrong with it.
I sent it in and got a full refund from new Egg and now would like to make a fallow up where i ask for some help... I dont want to make the same mistake twice, iv got 900 dollars saved up and I NEED a gaming PC.
I just bought this one CyberpowerPC Desktop PC Gamer Ultra 2202 (GU2202) AMD FX-Series FX-8320 (3.50 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Newegg.ca and I was informed that it was not very good by somebody on this site..
Now... Building one is out of the question, i cannot and will not, i just do not want to waist the money and risk screwing it up for a third time, please iv given up on that entire idea, I just want a pre packaged computer with the bits i need, if some of its stuff is weak id prefure it to be the parts that are easy to replace such as video cards and power supplies, not the hard stuff to replace like motherboards and CPUs and such...
OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 or Windows 8 and above

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz / Phenom II X4 970

RAM: 8 GB System Memory


GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 280

HDD: 28 GB Free Hard Drive Space

DX: DirectX 11

These are speculated to be the requirements for fallout 4 and so id like my new PC to be able to run it.. for under 900 dollars, The graphics card can be a bit weak though cause I have on my desk right now a (R) MSI N660 GAMING 2GD5/OC GDDR5 HDMI NVIDIA GeForce GT... Read more

A:I need help buying a gaming PC for fallout 4!

Look in newegg for gaming DIY combo's.....some come pre assembled.

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Hi Guys,

I've recently been looking into buying a new PC (Probably from MESH) but I wanted some advise on a few things.

Basically I am not sure whether to go for an £800 model or a £1300 model because I'm not sure whether the upgrades will make all that much difference for my needs.

Here are the 3 systems I am looking at:
System 1 XGS PII 945 Price: £836.99
AMD Phenom? II X4 945 Quad Core Processor AM3 (3.0GHz, 8MB Cache)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium pre-installed
XGS Gaming Chassis - Midi Tower Black / Black Mesh + 550W PSU
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 TurboV EVO Mainboard - AMD 890GX CrossFireX- AM3, DDR3 - ATX
8GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM - ( 4x2GB )
1TB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive with 32MB Buffer [upg £ 11.07]
22x Dual Layer DVD Writer Super Format +R/-R/RW/RAM
1GB ATI Radeon HD5750 Graphics Accelerator
7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
Free Microsoft® Works 9
Free Cyberlink Video Editing Utility Suite - 7 titles (oem)
BullGuard Internet Security ver. 9 - 90 Day Trial - AntiVirus/Firewall/Backup/Spamfilter
Supports up to 12 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel) - M4A79XTD
2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel) - ASUS P6T / M4A79XTD
System 2: XGS PII 965BE Price: £ 1093.96
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Black Edition Processor - (2.8-3.3GHz,6xTurbo Core,9MB Cache) [upg £ 25.53]
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium pre-installed
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A:Buying a new gaming desktop

Out of the above 3 choices, the second one seems the best bet. Although you could save a few bucks and get the Phenom II X4 965 BE instead of the PII X6 1055T. The HD 5850 is definitely theway to go.

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Hello, what do you think? Is it good rig or bad? Have better parts? Better rig for same amount of money?

Approximate Purchase Date: This Year (if luck is right next to me)
Budget Range: cca. 1800? @mimovrste.com
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Rendering, Video Editing, Internet, Music Editing, etc.
Parts Not Required: Required only case and inside parts
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: mimovrste.com
Country of Origin: Slovenia
Parts Preferences: AMD/ATI
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: Here is currently list. Check it out

Case: Xigmatek Utgard Mesh
Mimovrste (90.35?): http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2410059627/ohisje-xigmatek-utgard-brez-napajalnika
Newegg ($99.99 or 72.85?): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815008

Review: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/xigmatek_utgard_review/1

Case cooling 1: akasa Viper AK-FN059 120 mm (x4 side)
Mimovrste (20.71? x4 = 82.84?): http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2210022090/ventilator-za-ohisje-akasa-viper-ak-fn059-120-mm

Case cooling 2: akasa AK-195BL 140 mm (x1 bottom)
Mimovrste (11.59?): http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2170138426/ventilator-akasa-ak-195bl-140... Read more

A:Buying new gaming PC (€1850)

Everything looks pretty good. However, I feel that you could invest in a better video card like the Radeon HD 5870 instead of going with 8GB of RAM. 4GB should be good for now and you could add another 2 sticks later. You could also save some more cash by picking the X6 1055T instead of the BE.

Or stick with the current build and consider a second 5850 in the near future.

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I got 1,500 that I'd like to put towards a laptop. Is it possible to purchase a laptop that could run games such as Farcry 2, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and fallout 3. I know that some of the games mentioned have not been released yet. Would anybody have a clue as to what kind of laptop, that might run game such as Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 decently, and in that case can I buy a laptob for a price lower than the one mentioned.
Basically I am looking for a laptop that I can buy now for the price mentioned above. That would be able to run games released in the future, faster that say watching paint dry.

Any help is much appreciated.


A:Need help in buying a Gaming labtop.

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ready to upgrade and old desktop but don't know what to buy

folks say to "build your own" but that's not me - I want something already done but upgradable (video card, memory, etc.)

we play City of Heroes all the time and a few other games, too

use it for general home use

videos and editing
miscrosoft office applications
email and web browsing

can anyone recommend any at good (under $2K) price point?

thanks much

A:Buying a New Gaming Desktop

we only need one post in the forum
and the best one is the hardware

so closing this post

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don't want to spend more than $1000, looking at hp, 16gb ram, i have a dvd of windows 7 and i re-install windows when i have problems, eg, virus's , etc. i can't figure out; i'll try a system restore before i re-install windows 7; the hp has a built-in dvd reader, i also have some old games on dvd i use occasionally ; all the other machines i'm looking at, eg, the dell with 16gb ram don't have a built-in dvd, as well as the ibuypower,etc. machines; how hard is it to attach an external hard drive , if i end up with the dell, if i need to re-install windows 7 ? all these new machines come with windows 10, which i would wipe-out, if i decided to install windows 7; thanks

A:buying new gaming desktop from best buy ?

external dvd reader is what i meant to say, not external hard drive; sorry !

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Hey guys, want a faily decent/high end gaming pc, willing to spend about £1000.

Mate suggested one for me.. What do you guys think? These are the specs.

- Intel® Core™ i7-2600
- ASUS® P8Z77-V LX
- 1.25GB GEFORCE GTX 570
- 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s

Would that run most current games on the market at high settings? ( or medium for really graphic-hungry games )

Please send some suggestions my way. Also need some websites to have a look at for gaming pcs/parts. Thanks!

A:Buying Gaming PC.. Suggestions Needed!

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Anyway to fix this? Happens no matter what program is on there.

A:Feedback on Buying a Gaming Computer

Desktop icon doesn't really tell us much. 
What icon are you talking about?
The only thing I can tell from the thumbnail is that the Taskbar is at the top of the desktop.  Is this your problem?
If this is the problem right click in a clear area in the Taskbar and click on Properties.  There is a box titled Taskbar location on screen, this will give you the options for its location.

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What is the power supply in this unit? And is the mobo compatible with graphics cards (thinking about a gt750 or similar); if so, or if compatibility is limited, would love suggestions! Trying to make a budget gaming system with a scratch and dent from the outlet.

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I started having problems a couple of days ago - programs wouldn't run when double clicked, only when right clicked and forced to run.  When I ran Malwarebytes and Super Antispyware a couple of days ago, nothing came up. Malwarebytes is now gone from my desktop - I don't remember removing it. I cannot install Malwarebytes, IE (version unrecognized and cannot reinstall), RegScrub XP, or Super Antispyware.  I get messages about missing dll files when I try to install most of the programs listed.  I ran Reimage Repair today when I tried to re-download RegScrub XP.  They say I have InstallBrain.Gen.  Their log had a lot of google chrome entries - which one of my teenagers downloaded this week.  I ran TDSS Killer and it cured Rootkit.Boot.Sinowal.b, but found nothing else. My Windows XP is still not right - so there has to be something lurking that I cannot find! 
Sorry I didn't post these to start with:
TDSS log
19:55:56.0656 0212  TDSS rootkit removing tool Feb 11 2013 18:50:42
19:55:57.0515 0212  ============================================================
19:55:57.0515 0212  Current date / time: 2013/03/02 19:55:57.0515
19:55:57.0531 0212  SystemInfo:
19:55:57.0531 0212  
19:55:57.0531 0212  OS Version: 5.1.2600 ServicePack: 3.0
19:55:57.0531 0212  Product type: Workstation
19:55:57.0531 0212  ComputerName: DAMON
19:55:57.0531 0212  UserName: Jen
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A:Feedback on Buying a Gaming Computer

Sorry I didn't post the logs with the original post...
GMER log
GMER 2.1.19115 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2013-03-02 19:27:38
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-3 Maxtor_6L200M0 rev.BACE1G10 186.31GB
Running: vgiliwmz.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Jen\LOCALS~1\Temp\axtdapog.sys
---- System - GMER 2.1 ----
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                                                        ZwOpenProcess [0xF74712D4]
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                                                        ZwOpenThread [0xF74712E8]
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                                                        NtOpenProcess
Code            mfehidk.sys (McAfee Link Driver/McAfee, Inc.)                        ... Read more

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I'm planning on putting together a PC for gaming, but I'm new to this, so I have a couple questions. I'd really appreciate some help here.

Okay, first off, I'm not going to be able to purchase anything online, so I was wondering, will that make it any more difficult to find the parts I need? Here are the parts I was thinking of going with (most of which I chose with cost in mind), and I was wondering if you think these are likely to be in stock in most elecontronics stores.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12-330 ATX12V 330W
Motherboard: ASRock 939Dual-SATA2
RAM: Corsar Value Select 1GB (2X512Gb)
Video card: Sapphire Radeon X800GTO AGP
Case: RAIDMAX Elite ATX-208BP

By the way, if you think there's something I'll have trouble finding, I'd appreciate it if you could recommend me something a little more common, but also, keep in mind that I don't have a lot to spend.

The case is something else I wanted to ask about, too. I was told that some motherboards don't fit in certain cases, and maybe it's the same deal with certain other parts, too, but what I was wondering was, how do I know which case will be the right size for my motherboard and everything else? Is there a certain size I ask for?

Also, just for clarification, I can use the hard drive, optical drive, monitor, keyboard, and mouse from my current PC, so I don't have them listed.

A:Solved: Buying parts for a Gaming PC

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after much strife with my old board i gave up trying to fix it
here are the spare parts that i will be using to rebuild my system

AMD Phenom x4 960T 3.0ghz
ASUS EAH 6950 DCII 2gb
CORSAIR XMS3 CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 (4 x 2gb)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

can anyone recommend a decent budget board to put it all on? would be a great help


A:Advice on buying gaming motherboard please

Depends on your budget really....


Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 Motherboard Phenom II Socket AM3 AMD 880G RAID Gigabit Ethernet (rev 3.1)

ASRock 880GMH-USB3 Motherboard AMD Socket AM3 AMD 880G + AMD SB710 ATX Gigabit LAN (Integrated AMD Radeon HD 4250 Graphics)

.... all these are full of features and cost around ?50

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Hey all,
I was wondering what to do with buying/building a gaming computer. Basically it boils down to money. I dont want to spend too much more than a 1000$ and I am stuck with deciding whether or not to buy a Alienware computer or actually just buying a new desktop from Dell. It seems that Dell will be able to get me a more powerful gaming machine for less the price, but I am also worried about the abilty to upgrade Dell's computers as well. Right now I am looking at the Dimension 8400 from Dell and The Bot from Alienware. The Bot from Alienware costs more (about 200 dollars more) but that includes an LCD screen, which Dell includes a CRT).

I'm in college and space needs to be taken in consideration. I'm trying to run EQII fairly well, and I want to have 1 gig of RAM, with a decent video card. I'm actually thinking about the future more than anything, becuase I dont want to have to buy a new computer every 2 years. I want to have a fairly decent gaming computer now with the ability to uprgade later.

Any info will be appreciated, and remember I dont want to spend anything more than max 1200$.

P.S. I have a basic idea of what I want

Pentium 4 hyper thread technology (3.0 ghz or more), 1 gig or Ram, and a decent video card (128 mb at least). I just need to know what the safest and cheapest way to get the most outta my money with buying/building a gaming pc.......BTW I want a desktop pc.

A:Help on building/buying a gaming computer

Hi and welcome. Please post only once. For right now, I'm going to assume the games forums will be best for your question.


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I would like to inquire if my laptop is compatible with KINGSTON 4GB 2133MHZ FURY BLK.

I have one more memory slot and I want to upgrade my Laptop with this product to have 8GB RAM.

Additionally, I would like to ask if I can replace my current memory with this product so that I have a pair of the same memory.

This is my first time attempting to upgrade my Laptop and I have very little knowledge about computer hardware.

Here is my specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3969 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (243 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, AntMan_SK
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Enabled and Updated

A:Buying a new memory for gaming purposes.

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I'm currently in the market to buy a new wireless router and adapter for my home network. As of right now I have a Linksys WRT110 router and a Linksys WMP54GS in the only wireless client on the network. This client serves for basic computing and gaming. The client only gets about a ~60% connection to the router at any given time when it's only around 50 feet away from the router with a wall separating the two. My apartment building is an old remodeled warehouse with alot of steel reinforcements and such, so that may be a reason for weak signal, I'm really not too sure. So I need a router/adapter that has good range and is solid for gaming in this kind of environment. Thanks in advance.

A:Buying new wireless router/adapter for gaming

is there any way to possibly hard-wire the setup? non-wireless LAN connections are the absolute best when it comes to gaming. just throwing that out there as CAT cable is relatively cheap (compared to some of the better routers) and doesn't depend on signal strength; is easy to run through walls and such. you would also be able to keep the current router configured in the network.

if you need to go wireless, the latest wireless-n technology is the way to go, but you'll need a wireless-n adapter to get full n speeds. in other words you can use b/g adapters with a wireless-n router but it will not operate at wireless-n speeds. i'm not typically fussy about wireless routers, but it depends on what your client is willing to spend and availability. most of the newer Linksys routers are fine.

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Hi, I'm thinking of getting the Inspiron 15 7000 gaming but was wondering why they don't sell the red version in Belgium. Also, do they ship them with the upgraded IPS screen instead of the old TN panel?

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Hi, looking to buy/build a new gaming computer and was wondering if some people could give me some advice or good sights to look at. Also I live far up north, so canadian websites/links would be preferred or just personal advice/preference. I was just looking at alienware stuff and some of the main brand name comp deals, I've upgraded PC's a bit, but never built from scratch before. Basically I want to know what the best route to go with would be for good price and performance on either building from scratch and, or ordering one pre-built.

I appreciate any advice from people who know their stuff on this, also wondering if this is the best place on the forum for this thread if not let me know... thanks.

A:Buying/Building gaming computer advice

When your building a computer (BEST WAY TO GO) first you shoud find a store near by to supply you.. I am also canadian, and i would go to microbytes, order something like


or you can order all your parts for pretty cheap on www.newegg.com ---- or www.tigerdirect.com

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Im seeking to either upgrade my PC or sell this PC and buy a new one but i dont know which is the better option efficiency and value wise. Theese are my specs.

CPU: Intel Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, 2668 Mhz, 4 core(s)
Memory: 6GB DDR3
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTS 240

Its not bad but the graphics card definately needs upgrading and everything i play nowdays can only run on low graphics (if i want a smooth framerate). Heres the problem. I desire to play Rift, Duke Nukem Forever, Skyrim and Battlefield 3 and other games on very high/ highest graphics with the best framerate. The thing is if i get a new graphics card which will probbarly be either a 570 or 580 i will also need to upgrade my PSU to a Branded PSU as its apparently reccomended to go with a good brand PSU manufacturer to increase the lifespan and safety of the PC as the new cards are power hungry.

I dont really have a good cooling system either as far as i know, it seems to get quite hot with just the specs i have. So then i would need to buy a new cooling system.

And i dont know if my GPU or Ram is good enough to even support a 570 or a 580. I wouldent want it even the slightest bit bottlenecked. Ive only ever had Nvidia cards and i trust the company so i would rather a nvidia than a radeon. If i end up realistically having to also upgrade the Ram or the CPU then wouldent it make sence it would just be better to sell my current pc and get a new one? New as in built, i dont want any crap like packard bell/asus/alienwa... Read more

A:Need some helpful advice on upgrading & buying a gaming pc

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This is my first time to build a computer so I want to know if the parts I'm getting are good with each other and could say run battlefield 4 and assassins creed 4 on high or ultra and run a skyrim modded to hell with a good enb. Here's the parts I have selected so far:

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133223

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236117

DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822236244

Network Adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833106121

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814487003

Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102048

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817438006

Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823816015

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233545

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130692

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116901

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103064

Int. SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820721106

Thermal Compound: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

Desk Decoration: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA31Y1919864 (can't resist the Tali man...)

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A:Buying Parts For Building a Gaming Desktop

Don't get Velociraptor. Get a 1TB WD Black instead.
Caching drive: uses the HDD for files, but stores commonly-accessed stuff on the SSD.
For best performance, get an SSD and use it for OS and core productivity programs. Then store games/media/documents on the HDD.
Don't need additional LAN card.
Why are you buying an additional audio card? It's nice, but your mobo comes with a decent one to begin with.
It's probably cheaper to get TWO dual-channel 2x 8GB RAM kits, instead of the quad-channel one.
Maybe spend a little more on CPU cooler, since you're getting the top GPU too. May I suggest a ~$100 all-in-one water cooling kit.
120GB SSDs are better value these days.


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