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Help with building PC please

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February 13, 2010 11:53:19 PM


I want to build a new pc, i was thinkin either threw ibuypower or cyberpower

Basically my budget is $850-950. maybe $1000 lol.

I want to have a good video card to be able to play tf2 and l4d2 without having a crappy image.

I really dont know what kind of processor i want yet, its kinda confusing trying to catch up on technology Ive read the i5 is better than the i9??? idk. i was thinkin maybe i7.

what is a good amount of ram? i have 5 gbs right now on this computer. I really just want to build this computer for gaming, and since im a photographer, id like to use photoshop, edit stuff. etc. and of course school work

I heard if your going to have a good high vid card u need a good PSU thats over 650W? I was thinkin dual nvidias 250's? but dont kno if thats going to fit my "budget"

So if you guys could help me, from a gamer to another gamer that'd be great.

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February 14, 2010 12:34:37 PM

Well it depends on how much money you're willing to spend

more spending mean more powerful system, less spending mean less powerful system

anyhow here is some useful hint about what you're looking to achieve:

Learn How to Build
Your Own Gaming Computers :

Intel Core I5 Computer CPU Vs Intel Core I7 920 Computer Processor Review

ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 System Requirements


February 14, 2010 10:22:16 PM

Thanks greenfield,

Im def. going to use that video to build my own.
Is this good so far.. this is my first time buying to build so I dont know if the things im buying go with eachother.

Raidmax skyine atx 948ws
Biostar tpower i55 lga 1156 intel p55 atx
i5 - 750 Lynnfield 8mb 1156 95w quadcore
BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC sli ready
Corsair compsu 750tx 750w atx 12v sli ready
Western Digital 750gb
Corsair Dominator 4gb ddr3 1600

How do I know what Windows to buy for my OS? I want to get windows 7, but on newegg theres a lot that are named the same but cost different? :\ do I need to get the full? or Pack for System Builders - OEM?? this is really confusing me :\
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February 16, 2010 2:29:42 PM

This is your mobo: Motherboards > Biostar > Item#:N82E16813138159

BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Avg Rating: [3]
Original Price: $174.99
You Save: $20.00
$2.99 Std. Shipping*

* Std. Shipping is not available to AK, HI and PR.Model
Model TPOWER i55
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type LGA 1156
CPU Type Core i7 (LGA1156)/i5 (LGA1156)
North Bridge Intel P55
Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
Memory Standard DDR3-2000(OC) /1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 2 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (CFX x8 or SLI x8)
PCI Express x4 1
PCI Express x1 1
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 6
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset None
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC888S
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Intel 82578D
Second LAN Chipset Realtek 8111DL
Max LAN Speed Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 1
USB 1.1/2.0 8 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 3 x USB header (support 6 ports)
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 1x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin 24 Pin
Features 8 + 4 phase power design
Support ATI CrossfireX technology
Support NVIDIA SLI technology
Dura-MAX high quality components
100% X.D.C Japanese solid capacitor
Clean-Tone2 Audio Technology
Heat-pipe Solution
Toverclock UTILITY
GPU (Green Power Utility) for Dynamic CPU power consumption control
Package Contents BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 Motherboard
SLI Bridge, SLI bracket, CrossFireX Bridge,
IO shield
6 x SATA & 6 x SATA Power cables
IDE Cable
Driver CD and Manual
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 years limited
Labor 2 years limited

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February 28, 2010 12:30:40 AM
February 28, 2010 3:14:09 PM

Hi:Sounds good but for Future use if you spend little more the following would be better:

CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible
with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail