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November 26, 2012 10:18:26 PM

I'm looking to build a new computer for gaming. Don't really know a lot so I'm looking for a little help on this. http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/gaming-desktop-co... the middle build falls in the area of what I want to pay. I was also thinking of switching in Http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... all in all hownis this build? I would be looking to run LOL, eve online and swtor on it. Any help on this would be great. Thanks

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November 27, 2012 5:41:33 AM

What you really wanna change in your specs is the power supply and video card. Go for at least a 600watt make it upgradeable in future. Get a hd 6850 or 6870. Btw I do not think that your motherboard supports nVidia
November 27, 2012 9:38:12 AM

It would be the mid range build so it does have the 600w power supply not the 430 that the budget one has. Is the video card on the mid range one worth it or are there better options?
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November 27, 2012 9:42:07 AM

I would increase the ram a bit(8gb minimum these days), and go for the 6850/6870 as suggested. Im pretty sure you can find a gtx 560 around $130 as well which runs games pretty well, close to maximum settings on a 1080p monitor(30fps...nothing ridiculous).
November 27, 2012 2:34:18 PM

What is your budget for the pc? As far is ram is concerned these days motherboards come with quad channel support so if you want (say) 8 gB and you have four slots get four 2gB cards with The maximum frequency that you can afford. In the mid range pc the mobo is decent but max memory frequency is only 1600 MHz so look for something edith higher frequency support and it has both crossfire and SLI capabilities for future needs. if you are getting this pc only for gaming I would advise you to go for an AMD chipset. With an AMD motherboard and processor you will save some money for a SSD which is also very important.
Also go for the 750 watt power supply as it is only $10 more than 600 watts one. With this you Canada an extra card if you want.
You better go for AMD hd 7950 for about $280 or the previous cards I mentioned.
November 27, 2012 8:36:12 PM

I was looking to stay under $800. Here is kind of a ruff list that I have come up with.

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SuperClocked Ed 1GB GDDR5

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Have not pick out a power supply. I was going to go 600w but the price jump doesn't look bad so I could jump to 700

Let me know if any of these parts look like they would not do okay or will not work together. Like I said very new at this. Thanks for the help so far.
November 27, 2012 11:13:26 PM

Cthul said:
I was looking to stay under $800. Here is kind of a ruff list that I have come up with.

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SuperClocked Ed 1GB GDDR5

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Have not pick out a power supply. I was going to go 600w but the price jump doesn't look bad so I could jump to 700

Let me know if any of these parts look like they would not do okay or will not work together. Like I said very new at this. Thanks for the help so far.

get a 500GB hard drive because if it crashes you'll have less to lose.
get a ssd even a 60gb drive will do
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
get this ram
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Only reason for this is i've been using this for quite a long time with no problems also it has fins for better cooling
try to fill all the ram slots get four cards
your graphics card selection is not bad but you can try this out
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
as it uses latest 28nm transistors (better speed at lower power consumption) $240
And I have ta say that is a really good motherboard for $100 go for it.

I was calculating your cost and the total was less than $800 (unless I've made some error) if that happens go for hd 7950 $300

it just caught my eye
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
November 28, 2012 12:47:43 AM

Thank you so much for the help. You got me looking at that bundle now too. With that, a 500 gb hd and the card you put above it would put me just over the 800. Doesn't leave me much wiggle room for windows and a monitor. Is the price differance between this bundle and the what I had posted going to be worth the diff. Seems like I'm gaining On the process/mb and losing 4g memory and getting less on the power supply. I can go this way and spend a little as adding memory later is no big thing if it's going to give me a nice boost. Thanks again
November 29, 2012 5:46:13 AM

and update the drivers too, the drivers will need an update every 4 or 3 weeks i learn that it will not do it on it own
November 29, 2012 7:23:12 AM

Cthul said:
Thank you so much for the help. You got me looking at that bundle now too. With that, a 500 gb hd and the card you put above it would put me just over the 800. Doesn't leave me much wiggle room for windows and a monitor. Is the price differance between this bundle and the what I had posted going to be worth the diff. Seems like I'm gaining On the process/mb and losing 4g memory and getting less on the power supply. I can go this way and spend a little as adding memory later is no big thing if it's going to give me a nice boost. Thanks again

Don't think of updating (adding extra cards) later. As I said earlier try to fill all the slots. If you have four slots and have only two filled its fine but if you think of upgrading ram by filling the slots later, then most probabily you'll face problems like random system crashing. So if you upgrade ram is future then you'll have to throw the old cards away and replace them with new ones.

Either way happy gaming

PS. DDR4 may be released in early 2013 ( was scheduled for a September 2012 launch) so it you can wait that long it will be worth it.
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