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Opinions on this computer build? (For streaming and gaming)

Q: Opinions on this computer build? (For streaming and gaming)

I plan on being able to build a computer that can run pretty much all games at max settings and stream at the same time. Any opinions are valued, thank you. This is what i have put together so far.


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I put together a list of parts for my first gaming PC for under $700, here is the list of parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Linkin506/saved/jTfRsY What do you guys think? Please tell me if all the parts are compatible, good quality, and what settings this build is able to play Dying Light, The Evil Within, Skyrim, Minecraft, Max Payne 3, Metro: Last Light, Bioshock Infinite, and a few other games and how much FPS. I will most likely be able to get this PC, and everything else like the monitor, OS, optical drive, keyboard, mouse, and anything else in July, because right now I have $320 and my birthday is in July, I usually get around $300-$400 from my whole family, I will also sell my laptop for $185 because on a site, it said it is worth that much, I might make a few extra bucks through that time so I will have about $850-$900, I might be able to get better parts if I do get that much! Anyway, I hope you guys can help, and PLEASE, as best as you can, try to estimate how good it can handle some of the games I listed above, it will be a HUGE help, thanks a lot guys!!

A:Gaming PC Build Under $700 Need Opinions

Get a SSD drive for the boot drive, it will make things load faster, keep the hard drive for u'r down loads, program files, and things that do have to load as fast. and I would advise getting a modular PSU it will make keeping the wires in the case a whole lot cleaner, because u do not have near as many wires connected that way.

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I'm not sure I'm going to do this as to my surprise I'm not experiencing any gaming problems with an EVGA FTW 1080 and an X58 MB and first generation I7980X processor. But if I do make a change and put this EVGA 1080 in a proper PCI lane 3.0 instead of 2.0, I would consider something like this:

Corsair Obsidian Case 750D $190
Intel Skylake i7-6700K CPU $450
Corsair Vengeance Mem LPX 16GB 4x4 DDR4 2800 $120
Asus BW-12B1ST 12X Blu-ray Reader $80
Corsair Hydro Series H110i 280mm Extreme
Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CW-9060026-WW $165
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1 1000W Fully
Modular Power Supply 120-G1-1000-VR $200

TOTAL Canadian Dollars $1480

I would of course use my FTW 1080, my existing hard drives and sound card. I was thinking of a Haswell I7 5820K and compatible MB, but just thinking that Haswell is two generations older than Skylake CPU's. Any comments for better quality/performance at reasonable price points are welcome.

BTW, would these changes give me a Windows 10 activation problem, given I'm keeping my hard drives? Would a clean install work given I have a USB with Windows 10? My use... Read more

A:New PC Gaming Build Opinions Please

That looks like a really good build. As far as activation, the new MB will be an issue. You may be able to call MS and get it, not sure

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I'm not that knowledgeable with PC specs so I want to have opinions on this. I'm currently not having any part in mind but it is probably good if it could run Dota 2 smoothly.

What are you going to use the PC for?

How much is your budget?
600$ (could be more, preferably less)

Where are you located and what sort of system do you currently have, if any? (I.e. fill out your profile)
Philippines, system... no?

Are you going to buy online or from a retail store? (be sure to think about shipping costs in this case)

Are you going to re-use anything from your current rig?

Do you need peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, amongst others?
Yes. But the 600$ budget is only for the tower.

Have you already bought any components?

Do you already have an Operating System (OS) or will you be buying one? (this may add a significant amount of cost to a low-budget system)

Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?

On a side note, a reference to a laptop for gaming and could run Dota 2 smoothly would also be much appreciated. Thank you all.

A:Opinions on getting a new gaming computer

It's hard to build a gaming system within a $600 budget, but here's a list I put together a couple months ago.

AMD Budget Gamer
CPU - AMD FX-6200 ($140)
MOBO - Asrock 990FX Extreme 3 ($120)
RAM - G.skill Sniper1600 CL9 1.5v 8GB ($40)
PSU - XFX Core Edition Pro 550 ($75)
CASE - Xigmatek Asgsrd II ($50)
HDD - WD Blue 500GB 7200rpm ($70)
VGA - HIS iCooler HD 7750 ($110)
HSF - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo ($35)
TOTAL - $640

No really a powerhouse, but should play DotA 2 at decent frame rates, and can be upgraded as funds become available.

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need advice and any opinions on this setup

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid
Tower Computer Case - Retail 49.99

MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard -
Retail 124.99

EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16
SUPERCLOCKED HDCP Video Card - Retail 379.99

ePOWER ZU-550W ATX12V Version 2.0 / EPS12V 550W Power Supply - Retail 54.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600
- Retail 226.00

Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2
6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail 148.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology)
320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 79.99

LG Black E-IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM Multi Read Drive Model GDR-8164BK - OEM 17.99

PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE interface
(ATAPI) Model SPD2413BD - Retail 32.99

Dynatron DB1206SPG PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail 3.99

there is my newegg wishlist
am i forgetting anything?
are there other materials i will need to complete the build

A:First Computer Build----Opinions PLS

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My dads thinking of a new computer, he would use it mainly for work on spreadsheets and over the internet so it needs to be very reliable, he would like to watch TV on it and HD movies. What components would be best value which suit his needs? His budget is £1000 max, but that includes software like windows 7 and microsoft office and monitor etc. Any cheaper though would be better. So im after best value for money components that are reliable and will last, he would also be open to future upgrades but wouldnt do so often. What are your thoughts?

A:Opinions on new computer build

Hi Rory,

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242140 CPU 76.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804 HDD 40.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173122 Mem 40.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/241003 MB 50.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240999 PSU 47.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/192756 op/BR 100.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/113946 TV 68.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/198821 VGA 65.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854 Case 50.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174584 mon 180.00

For your consideration;
You didn't list any video rendering,editing, or the like. If that is what he does, then i would go Intel without a doubt. For what you listed however, this will handle things splendidly.
I included a 24" monitor as you said he works on spreadsheets and 24" is where you can get two of them side by side with relative ease. The total is 651.00 quid, so you have a lot of room for OS and keyboard.
Hope it helps

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Hi everyone,

I have been asked to build up a new computer for a work colleague. They already have monitor, mouse, keyboard, cd/dvd drives and floppy drives etc and just need a barebones system.

They haven't given a budget but obviously I said I would get one as cheap as possible without getting something that was too cheap.

I was thinking at getting the following parts:



Hard Drive:



I was considering possibly getting this motherboard instead of the one mentioned above:

and possibly this CPU instead of the one mentioned above:

Would the second CPU that I suggested work on the first motherboard that I mentioned?

Also, is there a certain type of heatsink and fan that I would need? If anyone could have a look on the scan website for one and recommend one it would be much appreciated.

The person that I am building the computer for is going to use it mainly for gaming, is this spec ok or is a bit overkill? I would gladly cut down the cost if it is too much I am just looking for... Read more

A:New computer build - opinions please

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HDD :Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive


G.C : (2X) XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

P.S : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible ...

SPEAKERS : Logitech Z313 2.1 Speaker System

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

PRO : AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Total : $869.92

What i want to accomplish is my first gaming rig, that Can run Starcraft 2 on Two 40 inch Displays, Plus Run Garrysmod With NO LAG, Also i'm big on minecraft, I'm a little sketchy on the RAM, i always have difficulty choosing RAM

What do you guys think?

A:New computer build, need opinions

Do you need a six core processor?

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I'll keep this short and sweet because I know how busy you guys are.
I built a gaming computer from scratch, there were a lot of problems even getting it working initially this time, as compared to the last one I built that I had zero problems with ever.
I am getting a lot of BSOD's, games freeze and crash, movies freeze and crash, and streaming does too. In addition, I am getting an error occasionally with the GPU that tells me it has timed out and reset the GPU. I used the windows recommended fix for this and set the response timeout time to 8 seconds, since I have done so I have only seen this problem once. I was wondering if I had too little power for my system, but I have seen threads with similar problems that have plenty of power. I followed the instructions to the best of my ability, and you should find all of the information you have asked for below. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything else you may need. I truly appreciate what you guys are doing here for so many people.

· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ? Windows 7 Ultimate· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64· What was original installed OS on system? W7 Ultimate x64· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Purchased auth key, downloaded and mounted files to flash drive for install· Age of system (hardware) less than 6 months, components purchased separately... Read more

A:custom build, gaming, BSOD, game crashes, streaming crashes

IMO, the suggested fixes for the TDR timeout of the video card only conceals the problem - it doesn't fix it.If the card is timing out, then fixing the cause of the timeout is preferable (IMO) to just lengthening the timeout. Unfortunately it appears that the system has pirated software.Please get a legitimate copy installed and we'll be glad to help.Here's suggestions on how to ensure that your version is legitimate:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/genuinePlease be aware that we may not be able to fix it (as the hacks that were done to activate it will cause the OS to behave differently than we expect it to). If that's the case, our efforts to help may just waste your time. Secondly, the forum rules prohibit assisting with pirated software - so the topic would be closed if that is the case.As a courtesy, I will offer an analysis of your issues using the reports you provided.I will not answer any questions about the analysis until the system is made legitimate.If you do make it legitimate, please submit a new set of reports for us to check.Just FYI, sometimes the owner won't know about this.  So here's 2 scenarios that might ring a bell:- if they had a "friend" help with the computer - and the "friend" installed a pirated copy.- or they used a copy that they had from another OEM computer.  The OEM license is tied to the hardware that it came from - so you can't just use it on another system (that means that it's pirated).And here's the analysis... Read more

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Good Day All!

I’m in need of a complete component list to self build best networking & graphics computer...

I am in the process of building about 10 to 12 websites and will be responsible in developing, maintaining & doing all the graphic work on them.

My need is a computer that will have the ability to generate high-end graphics and file transfers to sites.

Also will need to be great at networking with other in-house computers because I’ll need to have a few computers that will work off of the “main” computer (the one that I’m asking about building).

Please list all components you think I’ll need for the new computer build (including tower case Brand and/or Model)

(It should be interesting to see what various techs think should be in a graphic heavy home built computer should have in it!!)

Thanks a Billion,
Ps) In your opinion, should I use a small or medium business “server” that will run all the information for my computers in my business?

A:Opinions Wanted: Complete Component List to Build Best Networking & Graphics Computer

the recognised high end graphics machine is a Mac - but build your own - i guess you are going the windows PC route
Would you tell us what country you are in - that way people can recommend sites in your country
Also what the maximum budget is - so they also have an idea of price.

If you have a business with PCs - what sort of license do you have for windows - or I assume you would be buying windows 7

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Good evening,

I currently have a XB271HU gaming monitor and I want a second monitor to go with it to look at chat from twitch, and to browse the internet.

I?ve read contradicting things such as not supposed to have different resolution as well as different refresh rate. I want a cheap second monitor because really just using it for browsing and reading chat.

I just want to know if from my XB271HU
2k monitor that overclocks to 165hz if I would have any issues to have a 1080 monitor with 60hz as my second monitor. Thanks for all your help!

Also if there would be any pros or cons to alternative solutions.

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CPU: Intel i7 2600k @3.4
GPU: Asus ENGTX 570
RAM: 8 Gb Corsair Vengeance
Mobo: Asus P8p67 Deluxe

The computer freezes completely and any audio being played stutters. This lasts only for about a second or two and then the computer resumes normal function. This only happens 1 time every few minutes and more frequently while gaming, so Im assuming its a graphics card issue.

I have noticed this problem happening while streaming videos on Netflix, and while playing games. Originally I thought it was a hard drive problem because I have heard the Marvell SATA controller has had issues. But that isnt the problem.

All of my drivers are up to date and there hasnt been a BSOD or any error message. I also updated the BIOS to the latest version.

A:Computer Stutters While Playing/Streaming Video or Gaming

Try this:

Go to Start and type in "Event Viewer" (without the quotations).
Expand the Custom Views Tab and select "Administrative Events".
Find any errors related to your display and post them back.

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Hello everyone, i have been playing games on my laptop and its just not good enough at all anymore. I have always wanted a nice gaming computer. I have recently been trying to learn about it all and build my own gaming computer to save some money. I did have a plan that was including the i7 intel 950 GPU, but after learning a little more i am kinda leaning towards AMD x6. Since i mostly plan to play games on it i read that AMD is good for gaming and it could save me money.(some use of other things maybe college work, but i also got this laptop so mostly strictly gaming maybe) So now im confused and starting over trying to think what to combine for good rig. I want a rig that can be very fast and handle games with graphics all the way up (right now graphics at minimal low and still laggin : / especially starcraft 2) and to handle furture games like possibly the new mmo blizzard will release in the next 5 years or whatever.

So with all that said I came across the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ATX Motherboard 2600MHz (Socket AM3). I thought this would be a good start. I was going to use corsair memory but now idk if it will go with ASUS since it says to go with intel junts. So idk about that for one and im just getting frustrated trying to study for this lol. I am trying to come on with a good build idea so what would be best with this mobo for jaw dropping graphics i want. I dont want an expensive rig over 1000 is getting way too much but i d... Read more

A:My first computer build for gaming

My first suggestion is that you need a TL; DR.

I read some (IMO) poor choices, and I also happened to notice that you say that you're pretty clueless.
Therefore I went over your plans briskly.

So lets get started, first thing we need to know is a budget, and what that'll include, i.e. will that include a monitor? Mouse? Keyboard? OS? ect...

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well first off i wanted to build a computer but with all these new stuff coming out and hardware now being obselete...i need advice on what to buy...

well first off i have a limit on about 700-800 dollars...under 700 would be great...i want a computer that can play f.e.a.r, mtw II, company of heroes, and all those other high end games...i usually like playing rts games and fps games...

i also like to multi task...

oh yeah i just only need a cpu, ram, video card, motherboard, and a computer case....

i also had some in mind but not sure if its good....

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

Intel BOXDG965SSCK Socket T (LGA 775) Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

VIKING 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

now i need a case...

unless you guys have a better suggestion in mind...

A:Help Me Build A Gaming Computer...

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im planning on building my first gaming rig, nothing fancy with limited budget
let me know if it looks ok
any suggestions are greatly appreciated

SIGMA Atlantis Blue Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -
Solid welded aluminum chassis
ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard -
EVGA 512-P2-N773-AR GeForce 8600GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
ABS Tagan ITZ Series ITZ700 ATX12V / EPS12V 700W Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory X2 for total of 4GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

would like to be able to play COD2, BF2, BF2142 and similar games and high settings
about $1200

thanx in advance

A:Build Gaming Computer?

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Im wondering if this is all compatible and a good gaming pc build for the first time builder like me
heres the part list
the mother board is the asus maximus iv extreme
the video card is a evga 560ti
the cpu is a intel core sandy brigde i7
16 gb of corsair vengance
the os is windows seven
and the abs majesty 1100w power supply

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So I want to build a gaming computer for my self. I would say my budget is around $2000. The things that I want most of this computer is to be able to play Counter Strike Global Offensive at the best performance, this is my favorite game. Also I love to edit gaming and action sport videos. I have a go pro that I use a lot, but my laptop wont run Go Pro Studios very well, so I would like this computer to run it smoothly. Also videos take up a lot of space so I don't want to ever worry about not having enough space. I was thinking like 2 TB of space maybe. Also lastly I have used friends computers who's computers overheat and shut off, so i want a decent cooling system.

I am quite a noob at building the perfect computer so any advice would be amazing.



A:I want to build a gaming computer?

moving to hardware as it's not really news. And welcome to TSG as well.

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hey, im new to the whole building a new computer thing but i would really like to build a new computer that can run the latest games from around $900 or less, not including the operating system. i Already have a windows vista. Also i already have a case, keyboard, mouse and speakers. but everything else im not quite sure to get. Im more of the "know nothing" but "play everything" type of guy. i need some major help here. If you need any more information i'd be happy to give. I can build the computer my self with the help of some guides, but its choosing the right parts that is the challenge for me. Im also not sure of what the difference between an AMD processor and a Intel processor is, but im leaning intel because that is what i here is good. Also i want a dual core processor. I'm thinking a 256 MB video card would be good.

Need some help please!

A:trying to build a new computer, for some gaming!

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Hey Everyone. I am planning on building a nice gaming rig. It's just a matter of when I do build it. I thought about buying off of ebay at first, but then decided that I will buy from other online stores due to the fact that if you order off of ebay and it comes to you defective, I would have to pay to ship it back. So anyways, here it goes.

Computer Case C442BKT from casedepot.com $43.00
Asus A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard from newegg.com $79.99
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2000 MHz HT 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor $279.99
Lite-on SHM-160P6S / 16x8x8x16 DVD+RW $29.99
EVGA Geforce 7600 GT KO / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video card from tigerdirect.com $139.99
1GB kit 512MBx2 PC3200 DDR RAM from crucial.com $117.99
Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive from tigerdirect.com $84.99

Sub Total: $775.94
Sales Tax at 6%: $46.56
Grand Total: $822.50

I don't know if newegg or tiger direct charges sales tax. These prices also do not include shipping costs as well. I want this computer to last me a long time as well. If you can find really good parts at cheaper prices, then I would also go that direction as well. Just let me know what you think and if you find cheaper parts, let me know about that as well. I can also provide links to items if needbe. I'm also considering adding a sound card which would bring the grand total to slightly over 900. Oh and if I am going 64-bit, I would need to add a 64-bit OS as well.
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A:I would like to know what you think about the gaming computer I want to build.

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Hey everybody, at the moment my computer is just not cutting it gaming wise. My question is, would it be cheaper to build my own gaming computer or to buy one.
When I say gaming computer I mean something that can run Crysis decently. It doesn't have to be top of the line. Just capable of running it on a decent level. I don't really know much about computers so any advice on what items i would need to purchase to suit my needs is welcome.

Thanks in advance.

A:Build or Buy a gaming computer.

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Hi all,

I want to build the new gaming computer with average specification to play the games like GTA, Battelfield, Warcraft etc. my buget is around 1000$.. all suggetions are welcomed.....

A:Build a Gaming Computer

Do you have a machine or configuration, that you are currently looking at?

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Hi I am just wondering if these specs are compatible and are decent for the budget I have. I have a budget of about 1500 or 1000 it will depend what the total cost is. I am going to try to over clock in the future so I am also wondering if this stuff if decent enough to over clock and everything is compatible. I am also going with amd.

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131876

Graphics Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

HardDrive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182133

Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

Cpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996

Heat sink- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

A:Computer build for gaming

The biggest problem I see here is your motherboard choice. I think you should get a much less expensive motherboard, as you are not likely to use enough of its features to justify that enormous price-tag.(I wouldn't dream of spending nearly 3 times as much on my motherboard than my CPU). Something like THIS or THIS is much more reasonable. I would put that extra money towards buying a better CPU.

Although I don't mind you going with AMD, I would like to know why you elected to go with them.

I would swap that power supply out for a better one. I've heard some bad Rosewill stories in the past, and although they're better now, I still wouldn't trust them to power my rig. Go with something from Seasonic, XFX or Corsair. You could probably safely downgrade to 650W as well, unless you plan to SLI in the future.

The 660 Ti is a good choice, and so is EVGA. However, you might want to consider a HD 7950, which gives generally better performance for around the same price. Plus, AMD is giving out free games with the 7900 series, so I'd choose it over the 660 Ti.

I'd also go with the newer Hyper 212 EVO over the Hyper 212 PLUS.

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Hi I am looking to build a new PC for gaming, I already have a pre built computer which was used for school work etc. (decent processor, crappy graphics). It is a slimline pavilion so I can't add on to it, all parts are OEM.

I am interested in getting opinions of places to order products (within Australia), and complete builds that are $600 or less.


Edit: Only interested in Desktop, not including mouse, monitor keyboard etc.

A:Gaming computer build $600 or under

What part of Australia do you live in can you link me to some of your local store websites or such, and ill try help you out

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Hey guys could you help me build a gaming computer with a budget of 500 to possibly 550$ this will be my first build so if you guys could explain everything to me that would be great (though I think that is TOO much work)

A:Gaming computer build

What games are you wanting to play?
What resolutions do you intend on using?
Do you have a PC you are upgrading or do you need all new parts?

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I am planning to build a gaming computer for bf3,the witcher 2.etc for around 700$ this is my current build and would like your input

case:Rosewill Blackhawk:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Ram:8gb kingston hyper x

ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651

OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 600-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4362114&sku=O261-2017

dvd/r-w drive

And a
GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+ motherboard

let me know if theres compatability issues/concerns or reccomendations .etc Thanks

A:First gaming computer build

Avoid that OCZ PSU at all costs. This high quality 550W XFX one seems to be a good price.

Not sure which Kingston Hyper X RAM you picked, but you want to avoid the 1.65V kits. This Samsung set is easily the best RAM for the price, rated at only 1.35V and very overclockable which will come in handy with your Phenom II.

Other than that the build looks good, you need to add a HDD/SSD.

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Hello all, i am new to this website as i just found it a few weeks ago, absolutely love the news section its awesome. I have decided to make an account for some more opinions on my gaming build. My current build has lasted me 2 and a half years, but i think that was more luck then anything else. If you are interested the build is in my profile.

I have got a lot of opinions already however i am still unsure on a few things, namely the mobo/gpu combo but if you have opinions on anything else share . I am planning on (another) future-proof build. Here we go!

Budget is $3000.00 (All prices are AUD)

Case - Corsair Graphite 600T Case - $259.00

Motherboard - ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard - $349.00

CPU - Intel Core i7 950 - $359.00

GPU - 2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked - $538.00

Memory - Corsair CMP6GX3M3A1600C7 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 - $239.00

HDD - Seagate Momentus XT ST395005620AS 500GB - $189.00

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $119.00

PSU - Corsair HX-850 Power Supply - $222.00

Monitor - Samsung BX2450 24inch Widescreen LED Monitor - $339.00 OR ^Dell UltraSharp U2311H 23" - $349.00(External)

Optical - Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive - $99.00

Keyboard - Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard - $75.00

Mouse Mat - Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Mouse Mat - $35.00

Speakers - Altec Lansing FX 3021 Expressionist Bass 2.1 - $122.00

^Headset - Astro Gaming A40: BXR Special Edition - $199 USD ~ $225 (External)
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A:New gaming computer build

I recommend this PSU instead; it's way cheaper and more than sufficient for that system.

Also, try checking out www.staticice.com.au; you can find a lot of the parts linked to for cheaper than on the site you plan to buy them from.

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I do not do a lot of heavy gaming however I would like this PC to be able to withstand that possibility if I change my mind afterwards. This is my first build so any suggestions or reasonings would be very much appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week if possible
Budget Range: around $700
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Due to budget i'd like to stick to AMD. Other than that I have no preferences.

Additional Comments: I would like the computer to be relatively quiet and cool.
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996
- This has already been purchased since I found a deal with it off amazon [$109.99]
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128469 [$64.63]
Memory: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Venge...X3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b [$46.99]
-already purchased
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625 [$137.99]
- I am open to changing this
Hard Drive: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate...rive/8490625.p?id=1186003683968&skuId=8490625 [$69.99]
DVD Drive : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334 [$17.99]

Case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203 [$39.99-$49.99]
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A:[First Build] Cheap gaming computer

A good reference can be found here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...evised-2011-and-updated-regularly-448272.html

Decent builds with quality hardware.

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I'm extremely tight on money, but I want a computer that can actually run my games.
Right now I have an intel Pentium Lenovo laptop that's not doing so great right now with Skyrim, or for that matter even Minecraft. And towards the end of Portal 2 it started lagging.
I need a pretty good gaming computer and I'm kinda hoping for a miracle here, because my price range:
$0-500 (maybe $600max if it includes the monitor)
I was hoping for something like an i5 or its AMD equivalent, maybe 1TB Hard Drive, and at least 8gb of RAM. I know I probably won't get what I want, but share deals anyway. Prebuilt would be great, as I have no current experience building them myself, but if I have some instructions I can make do building it myself.
Shipping must be pretty cheap, as the last computer I bought made shipping over $100 more than the original price.
The main thing I need is at least an i5. I'm okay if it has an i5 but instead of the big 1Tb hard drive maybe 500gb. Or maybe decrease the RAM to 6gb. But you probably won't find me settling for a processor worse than an i5. (I will settle for AMD as long as it's about equivalent as the i5)


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A:Build/Buy VERY cheap Gaming computer

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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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Hey everybody I'm looking to build a nice gaming computer with a lot of room for upgrade for when i get a job in the foreseeable future. What i want this system to run is something like Minecraft at the HIGHEST settings with an unnecessarily large amount of mods with little to no lag. Now don't get me wrong I'm not trying to get something that can run Crysis at max settings or fly the space shuttle as what i will mostly be doing will be playing Minecraft as I cant afford many other games. Also if it wont cost me much more money I would like it to run The Sims 3 at good settings, not necessarily Max settings but good. Same goes for Fallout 3: Game of the year edition as I bought it for my Laptop and have yet to play it . Any suggestions would be nice. My budget is anywhere from $0 p) to $1000 give or take $100.

A:I'm looking to build a nice gaming computer

Is there any hardware that you won't need to purchase, i.e. monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.? What is Minecraft's recommended requirements?

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i have recently dug out my old computer, a Packard bell ixtreme m5722, it's currently running a intel core quad 2 Q8300 2Ghz processor and a GEforce GT220 graphics card.
I want to use it for some online gaming, nothing to extravagant (Mainly Eliteangerous) so want to do a couple of upgrades for it, my thoughts so far:
Upgrade GPU to a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, or even a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Upgrade memory cards to ballistic sport 2GB memory cards (x2)
Mabies a new higher capacity SSD

I know that the whole build is let down my the i2 processor but I can't afford to replace the build so a couple of upgrades are my only choice at the moment.

Any advice on better upgrades for similar price or what else can be done to upgrade the build a bit?

Oh it's also running windows 7, I doubt it but would running windows 10 improve its performance at all?

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Hello everyone,

I've been on this site before. I read and commented on somebody else's gaming build and now it's time to get some feedback from you guys if you can please spare just a little bit of your time!

I just want to check if I'm doing anything stupid (incompatible hardware, etc.) before I drop a 1000 dollars on all this circuitry!

Basic info:
Gaming Build
Budget ~$1000 (excluding monitor)
I'm a college student in the US and will buy everything online.
I've already bought a monitor and case. (I saw a good deal or two...)
Already got an OS.
I don't plan to overclock and I'm not sure about aftermarket cooling.

Here's everything with current prices:

CASE (already bought):
Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External 3 X 5.25; Internal 6 X 3.5 2*Usb2.0
Basically a mid-tower ATX form.

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail

XFX HD-585A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) XXX Edition 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

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A:Computer build query (for gaming)

Everything looks fine. G.Skill are showing RAM compatibility with the board, and their NQ modules of the same specification are listed in Asus' QVL.
The HD 5850 at 24cm should fit ok in the chassis. I can't see any other area's that could possibly be cause for conflict.

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This is my first attempt at a computer build and it will mostly be used by my son? I think I have what I need but I don't want to forget anything or get what I don't need. This will be used mostly by my son for gaming and internet.

$200 - CPU: Intel i5-3470 Ivy bridge 3.2GHz
$309 - Video Card: GTX 660 Ti 2GB
$200 - Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 155 INTEL Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
$65 - Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2X8)
$110 - Power Supply: KINGWIN Power Force PF-850 850W
$140 - Case: NZXT Phantom Red Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower
$80 - Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
$100 - Keyboard: Logitech G510 Black USB Wired
$50 - Mouse: ROCCAT Kova+
$18 - Optical: Light-on DVD Burner
$60 - Optical: ASUS Internal Blu-ray drive
I am worried about having to purchase software to be able to play Blue rays. I would not know what to get. I do not want to burn blue rays either, but if there was a better drive to get that did burn blue rays I would consider getting that instead.​​I think we still need to get a wireless card, and I am not sure if we need a sound card. We will use a HD TV for a monitor, or is there a problem with doing that? These are, to be honest, just best guess as to what we need. I think they are all compatible but I could be completely wrong. The only thing I need to keep the same is the case, everything else can be changed.

I was also thinking of using Windows 7, would Windows 8 or something else be better?
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A:Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice

My suggestions:

You have a Z77 Motherboard, which allows for overclocking, and your CPU is not overclock-ble. I would suggest upgrading to the i5-3570k, as it is only a few dollars more, and allows for overclocking. The alternative is to downgrade to a H77 motherboard if you do not plan to overclock at all.

I've also noticed that the Motherboard you linked is only $90, rather than the $200 you described. (Have you linked the wrong board???).

If you plan to overclock, and your budget is $200 I would definitely go for something like:




I would recommend purchasing an aftermarket CPU cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great little cooler for only $35. It will be quieter, give better temperatures and allow for much more effective overclocking if you desire.

A 850W power supply is overkill for your build, and could only be justified if you plan to SLI two GTX 660 Ti's in the future. The PSU you have chosen is also only 80 plus bronze, which is good but not great. I would recommend going quality over quantity, and go for something like these:



Apart from that, I think that you have great build in the makings

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So this is my attempt to build a gaming computer that I'd actually want to upgrade over the future. Future proofing? What do you think?

$320 - CPU: i7-3770K (the K merely because it seems to overclock the best, is it worth the extra $30?)
$290 - Video Card: GTX 660 Ti 2GB (Is the Ti really worth the extra $50, I do plan on getting 1 or 2 more in the future.. Depending on where I'm slacking for future games).
$200 - Motherboard: EVGA Z77 FTW 151-IB-E699-KR (Whatcha think? Plenty of PCI E 3.0 slots.. Seems very cheap for what if offers).
$85 - Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2 x 8GB DDR3 1600 Cas 8 (Could get piratically the same memory for $15 less with a higher CAS Rating.. I don't want 4GIG sticks, again going on about future proofing)
$165 - Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159123&name=Power-Supplies (Only that many watts so I'd have more then enough power for as many video cards as my heart desires )
$100 - Case: Idk, that'd roughly be the price of it though. There's a few contenders..

I don't need a harddrive, plan on just using the one I have and then getting SSD's in maybe 2 years when they become bigger/cheaper. I also am just going to use the same optical drive.
Again, Plan on getting a few more video cards in the future. Ti worth the extra bucks knowing this?
More ram may be a possibility as well... Not anytime soon though.
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A:Another gaming computer build, whatcha think?

IMO the 660Ti is a good deal and you should take it.
I like the Corsair Carbide 400r.

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hello i want to build the very best gaming computer i can for around $2600 i have thought of a ton of builds but just can't choose between them all any help would be appreciated. I want to include a 24" monitor with this purchase but was just wanting to get everyone's take on the matter.

i would like to go intel on this build with just 6 Gigs of ram. I was thinking that i might could get an intel 6 core but hard to swallow almost $900 bucks just for a cpu anyways i dont need a mouse or keyboard thanks a lot any help is appreciated.

A:Want to build the best gaming computer I can for $2600

Well idk how much you know but if you really want a good gaming computer.
i7 900 series

ati 5970 xfx GPU

dominator RAM

gigabyte x58 ud5

corsair 1000W PSU or NZXT 1000w (both very stable and very very nice psu's)

and on that i7, noctua NH-D14 is a really good cooler if im not mistaken. about 80 bucks. That should be in an approximate range of 2.6k

Again, just a ballpark answer just wanted to help a little bit.

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Since I think it's about time for me to get a better system, my current one is too crappy to be upgrade due to it being AGP. The current specs on it are

CPU= AMD Athlon 1800+
RAM= 1024mb
Video Card= Radeon 9200
80 GB Hard Drive

Could someone please put together a build that costs under 800$, and can handle source games and multiple other games on high/medium settings with good fps. I'm not looking for top of the line stuff. Just a good duo core processor, a good video card, that won't cost me a fortune. Now I'm not really good at building them, but I'm pretty sure that there are good sites to guide you through it, so I can give it a try, and if not I'll call the Geek Squad or something. Please include all the stuff I need because I don't want to find out that I need additional stuff when all of it arrived and I will have to wait another few days.

A:Help me put together a computer build for average gaming

No help yet? I need this bigtme.

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Hey, I am wanting to make my first gaming computer and despite all my research and back checking, I still feel like something may be wrong, not to mention if possible I would like to save a bit more money since I am just above my budget of about $500. Below is a link to my build.


I am hoping to play mainly games like WoW, Arche Age, and mmos like that. Also I may occasionally play something more demanding like Skyrim or something. Any tips, and if possible money saves, let me know.
Thank You!!

A:Gaming Computer Build Check

Probably better to get rid of the GPU and just go with an AMD APU. Like A10-5800K

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My budget is $1000 dollars. I have been looking at the new Intel i7 processor but the 2.66 ghz with 130w or the AMD Phenom x4 940 deneb 3.0 ghz 4x512kb L2 cache 6 mb

I am looking to make a fast gaming pc

I know the con with i7 is that you need to use ddr3 ram which is a con about it so idk. I am looking to get 4 gb of ram and a good graphics card for gaming....

Just post some suggestions in this budget with all the component I will need

Already have a monitor and keyboard

A:LF help to decide what parts to get to build my gaming computer

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I already posted a few days ago and got some great help and set me in the right direction, i opted to try and see if i could balance out what i want and what i need , with how much money i'm comfortable spending.

I realised my current monitor only supports up to 1600x1200 resolution, and has no hdmi inputs or anything, si i decided i will also get a new monitor, since 1900 is a better resolution to play games at!

I also went shopping for a gaming mouse, and still need a keyboard but haven't settled on one yet.
I went with the amd965 simply because i can't reallya fford to spend any more than i've laid out,a s a matter of fact its already over budget, after taxes, but nearly 200 dollars. but i do think its a system i could be excited about, but i need opinions, and if its bad let me know! i dont take it personal, i still have approximately 5 days until the purchase go's thru as well, so time to think.

Anyways here it is;
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT Front USB Audio No PSU
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 46894 $49.99 $49.99

BenQ G2412HD 23.56IN 16:9 Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 2MS 40000:1 1920X1080 HDMI DVI VGA
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
Add EXPRESS COVERAGE What's this? ($10.00)
In Stock 41003 $199.99 $199.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
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A:Solved: Ok can you rate this build for a gaming computer?

Its fine, nothing wrong with it as it is.

But are you aware the NCIX does price matching?

That same CPU is $189 @ TigerDirect: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...?EdpNo=5692033&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs
Check all your parts against www.newegg.ca, www.tigedirect.ca, www.bestdirect.ca, www.directcanada.com, http://www.bewawa.com/

Also you may want to consider the newer Phenom II X6 processors, 6 cores versus 4 and Turbo mode to automatically overclock the cores as needed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851 Should be on par or better then the 965 in most things and should improve with newer games that are more multi-threaded.

You can also step up to the new AMD 800 series chipset, the 880 and 870 do not support Crossfire like the 790, but the 890's do if you did want CrossFire Support - only if you device to buy another HD 5850.
Example: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52677&vpn=M4A87TD/USB3&manufacture=ASUS
Or: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52049&vpn=GA-870A-UD3&manufacture=Gigabyte
The board you choose is nice in the fact that it too has USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 support.

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I am thinking of building a computer for gaming, etc. I am new to this, yet know my way around computers. (After owning a Compaq, you have to know something about computers to keep it running!!). What I need is some advice on what motherboard, CPU, etc. would give me the best performance. I am looking to build for about $2000. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Help!! New Computer Build for gaming, media, and internet.

it hurts me to say it, but if you wanna make the best system you're gonna have to get an AMD athlon FX-55 "clawhammer" core. Get a gigabyte board, like the GA-K8NXP-SLI (nForce4 SLI Chipset) or something else with that Nforce 4 northbridge. yeah, this will run you quite a few bucks, but if you've got 2 grand then why not? a hot scsi or 10k RPM sata drive, some name brand ram, and an ati x850 card. i wish that there was an intel option, but the 700 dollar+ FX-55 is currently the best choice for said use.

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And is it hard to actually build a computer.
I've had no experience building a computer before but I'm not bad with computers in general, I just really need to know what I need, where I put them and how do I get it working.
I've got a bit of a budget roughly £600-£750
someone help?

A:What parts would I need to build a good gaming computer?

What are you using the computer for? e.g. gaming (if so which games), video encoding or just general usage?
Does the budget include the monitor and peripherals and do you have any parts you're going to reuse (e.g. DVD drive, hard drive, case, etc.)?

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Iv been gaming for years, but when my desktop crapped out, I decided to go looking for a new one.. Sadly with no job, my budget is a whopping $450.. Could anyone help me with minimum specs and or point me in a direction where I can find a prebuilt desktop.

A:Trying to build a bear minimum gaming computer

There arent many gaming computers out there for that price. But you are in luck. There is a phenomenal Youtuber out there who makes a bunch of awesome videos regarding tech news and such. He also does videos about budget PCs every few months:

Instead of the case he chose, you should get this instead:

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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!

A:Computer Build Hardware Suggestions - Gaming Rig

Go with an ASUS board. I've been runing them for about 4 years and haven't haed a problem with them and I've run about 3 of them. Do yourself a favor though, make sure you run DDR2 Dual channel. You'll thank yourself for it.

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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!

A:Computer Build Hardware Suggestions - Gaming Rig

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Hey guys im looking to build a custom gaming computer to play the latest games on the highest settings, Im willing to go up to $2000 but would really like to keep it down to about $1000, I just want to know what parts I should get starting from scratch. Figuring in that i have to have hdmi and I have to have atleast 1tb hardrive, also I would like to have a case that has a window. I would really appreciate any help especially if you guys were to give me links thanks guys

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I plan to put on a 630W power supply, and a MSI 9800GT(with good cooling).
Will it work?
I am unaware of what motherboard it is, as I am buying the desktop retail from a vendor. Here's the provided stats they gave:

Operating Systems: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Platform: PC

Orientations Allowed: Vertical

Form Factor: Minitower

Bays: 2 - 5.25" Drive Bays

1- HP Pocket Media Drive Bay

Internal Bays: 2 - 3.5" Drive Bays

Available 3.5" Drive Bays: 1

Available 5.25" Drive Bays: 1

PCI Slots (Total): 1

PCI Slots (Available): 0

PCI Express X1 Slots (Total): 2

PCI Express X1 Slots (Available): 2

PCI Express X16 Slots (Total): 1

PCI Express X16 Slots (Available): 1

Expansion Slots: 4

PS/2 Keyboard Connectors: 1

PS/2 Mouse Connectors: 1

USB Ports: 6

Audio Out Jacks: 5

Line In Jacks: 1

Microphone Jacks: 2

S/PDIF Connectors: 1

Processor Brand: AMD

Processor Class: Athlon 64 X2

Processor Number: 5000+

Processor Speed: 2.60GHz

Processor Interface: AM2

Processors Supported: 1

Processors Onboard: 1

Memory Type: DDR2

Memory Size: 4x1GB

Total Memory: 4.0GB

Memory Speed: DDR2 800 (PC2-6400)

Memory Slots (Total): 4

Memory Slots (Available): 0

Maximum Memory Supported: 4.0GB - 32bit / 8.0GB - 64 bit

Interface: SATA 3G

Capacity: 500GB

Speed: 7,200RPM

Optical Drive Type: SuperMulti DVD±RW Dual Layer LightScribe

Interface: SATA

Type: Media Reader

Capacity: 15-in-1

Audio Description: Integrated Audio

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A:HP pavilion turned gaming computer? Will my build work?

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