Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

I want to build Gaming Rig (Help)

Last response: in Systems
Share
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 12:28:24 AM

Hey. Can you guys here help me to choose a budget gaming rig ?

I am thinking to choose Phenom II X4 980 or other intel CPUs

For Motherboard. I don't know if what I will choose:lol: 

HELP HELP HELP :bounce: 

More about : build gaming rig

a b 4 Gaming
a b à CPUs
May 28, 2013 12:55:11 AM

You want suggestions for a budget gaming rig, without stating your budget?

m
0
l
May 28, 2013 1:37:17 AM

If you're determined to go with a phenom II X4 980, you should be choosing a AM3+ socket motherboard. Judge your other components and look for the which suits you the best.
Or, fill up this form to let us know how you want to build you rig, sure we'll be able to provide you with much help as you need.
The form : http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...
m
0
l
Related resources
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 2:06:09 AM

Thanks !!
m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 2:07:19 AM

What is the best value build for today ? just for about 650$
m
0
l
May 28, 2013 2:19:12 AM

Anonymous said:
What is the best value build for today ? just for about 650$


What components will you need? Like monitor, gpu etc.
m
0
l

Best solution

May 28, 2013 2:23:09 AM

Here's what I'd go for in your case,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($146.33 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $601.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 05:22 EDT-0400)

Although, in the end I'd tell you to wait for Haswell to come, if you can.
Share
a b 4 Gaming
a b à CPUs
May 28, 2013 3:56:54 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.69 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $648.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 06:56 EDT-0400)
m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 7:23:34 AM

Thanks for your answers guys. Appreciated !!!! How can I choose two best answers :D  hehe Well. I like both systems you guys gave me. Thanks you soo much.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a c 108 à CPUs
May 28, 2013 7:31:14 AM


Don't use a **Green** HDD for your OS/Apps ...

m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 7:33:33 AM

What do you think guys about this system ?

Intel Core i5-3570
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
HyperX Genesis 1866Mhz
1TB Western Digital
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost

If there's need to be change. then what ?

Do I need to buy an expensive motherboard if I don't want to overclock it ?

and what is difference between the mini ATX and full board ?
m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 7:41:25 AM

HEHE. I just wondering what is difference about the color coding of the HDD. Do they have big difference ?
m
0
l
May 28, 2013 7:52:57 AM

Anonymous said:
What do you think guys about this system ?

Intel Core i5-3570
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
HyperX Genesis 1866Mhz
1TB Western Digital
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost

If there's need to be change. then what ?

Do I need to buy an expensive motherboard if I don't want to overclock it ?

and what is difference between the mini ATX and full board ?


There's no point of getting those memory sticks if that's what the motherboard you chose. Here's something which would be enough.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml4gx3m2a1...

Do I need to buy an expensive motherboard if I don't want to overclock it ?
-Nah, unless you want to SLI or Crossfire later in the future. Though I'd always tell you to get a good motherboard.

What is difference between the mini ATX and full board ?
- It's the size and the performance would differ of course. But the build you're getting, a ATX or Micro ATX would do just fine.


m
0
l
May 28, 2013 7:54:26 AM

Anonymous said:
HEHE. I just wondering what is difference about the color coding of the HDD. Do they have big difference ?


Well the performance differs of course. The more the RPM the faster. There're reliability issues too.
m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 8:02:28 AM

So I will choose Corsair than Kingston ? So what is good about corsair ??
m
0
l
May 28, 2013 8:08:05 AM

Anonymous said:
So I will choose Corsair than Kingston ? So what is good about corsair ??


The Kingston one is better.
But then wouldn't you get it?
- This is what the motherboard supports you chose : Support for DDR3 2800(OC)/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules. (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...)
So if you get the HyperX Genesis 1866Mhz, it'll be working at 1600 MHz unless you OC it to 2800 MHz. The corsair would be in that case more than enough. That slight MHz wouldn't seem to matter much. If you get the HyperX Genesis 1866Mhz, it'd be a waste of money IMO. This's why I'd recommend the Corsair one.
m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 8:10:44 AM

OK. Thanks. So it will only matter on the motherboard support. Very Thanks men.. HAHAHA !! New Idea again.
m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 8:12:42 AM

I'm new on building gaming PC. I just referring on the Forums what is best gaming PC nowadays.. That will last at least 4-5 years or maybe more the better :D  ..

can you gave me some ideas of computer rig that maybe will last until that time or maybe better hehe.....
m
0
l
May 28, 2013 8:21:21 AM

Anonymous said:
I'm new on building gaming PC. I just referring on the Forums what is best gaming PC nowadays.. That will last at least 4-5 years or maybe more the better :D  ..

can you gave me some ideas of computer rig that maybe will last until that time or maybe better hehe.....


There's no '4-5 years' lasting nowadays. Technology gets upgraded every now and then. You can get a $1500 rig and it'll last for 1.5 years and 2.5 years hardly.
^It will apply when you say lasting '4-5 years', you mean the time period it can serve you well in gaming and stuff. It's not applied if you meant 'breaking issue' of the components.
m
0
l
Anonymous
May 28, 2013 8:37:40 AM

sifatraquib said:
Anonymous said:
I'm new on building gaming PC. I just referring on the Forums what is best gaming PC nowadays.. That will last at least 4-5 years or maybe more the better :D  ..

can you gave me some ideas of computer rig that maybe will last until that time or maybe better hehe.....


There's no '4-5 years' lasting nowadays. Technology gets upgraded every now and then. You can get a $1500 rig and it'll last for 1.5 years and 2.5 years hardly.
^It will apply when you say lasting '4-5 years', you mean the time period it can serve you well in gaming and stuff. It's not applied if you meant 'breaking issue' of the components.



Hehe. I mean the system will not be dead after that time (or can't be used for some stuff). And will upgrade if it's not good enough..


So Future Proof is not true ??
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a c 108 à CPUs
May 28, 2013 8:41:25 AM


If you are going with Intel, you should wait for Haswell and the new socket.

An AM3+ motherboard (a decent one, anyway) with likely provide an upgrade to Steamroller with a BIOS update.

Not sure about Haswell ---> Broadwell on the motherboard (nothing but -not positive- rumors so far ...)

m
0
l
May 28, 2013 9:09:56 AM

Anonymous said:
sifatraquib said:
Anonymous said:
I'm new on building gaming PC. I just referring on the Forums what is best gaming PC nowadays.. That will last at least 4-5 years or maybe more the better :D  ..

can you gave me some ideas of computer rig that maybe will last until that time or maybe better hehe.....


There's no '4-5 years' lasting nowadays. Technology gets upgraded every now and then. You can get a $1500 rig and it'll last for 1.5 years and 2.5 years hardly.
^It will apply when you say lasting '4-5 years', you mean the time period it can serve you well in gaming and stuff. It's not applied if you meant 'breaking issue' of the components.



Hehe. I mean the system will not be dead after that time (or can't be used for some stuff). And will upgrade if it's not good enough..


So Future Proof is not true ??


Nah, of course it won't be dead. About the upgrading stuff,, @Wisecracker said it quite well. The current gen Intel processors support 1155 socket. When Haswell comes, it'll support 1150 socket. So it won't work on a 1155 socket motherboard. Though then 2nd gen Sandy bridge and the 3rd gen (current) Ivy Bridges support 1155 socket. But none can give you any infos regarding the Broadwell (5th gen) if it'll be on the 1150 socket just as the Haswell (4th gen) is.
About AMD an AM3+ socket, it had gone with the Bulldozer series, now going with the Piledriver ones and also will go with the Steamroller ones with just a BIOS update just as @Wisecracker said.
But then why wouldn't you get a AMD rather then a Intel : Well the quad core i5 3470 beats a eight core FX-8350 by a good margin. Intel is good for gaming and all the other things where you require it. You can google for the reviews, you'll find it.
But you'll always be able to upgrade the Graphics Card, the PSU, the Rams, the Storage if you need it. The Graphics Card matters the most while you're gaming.
m
0
l
!