New computer

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-computer.html 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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5692033&Sku=A79-1965 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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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Cthul said:

    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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3851271&CatId=5300
    get this ram
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=40739&CatId=4534
    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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4861185&CatId=7387
    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/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7381299&csid=_22
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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