entry-level gaming pc

7 answers Last reply
More about entry level gaming
  1. Quote:
    For entry level, this will work.


    Cool
  2. Will you get a Separate Fan? and Thermal paste?
  3. Quote:
    Will you get a Separate Fan? and Thermal paste?


    cpu fan is included in a bundle and I'm ordering xtra case fans.. thermal paste is new to me, might as well
  4. Quote:
    Will you get a Separate Fan? and Thermal paste?


    cpu fan is included in a bundle and I'm ordering xtra case fans.. thermal paste is new to me, might as well

    Although San Diegos don't burn too hot you might wanna consider investing a few bucks on a good air HSF. If you shop around you can find an Arctic Freezer for the price of a good lunch. If you intend on OC, then Scythe Infinity/Ninja, Tuniq 120, BT etc. are the way to go. And make sure you get Arctic Silver! Best few bucks you can spend.
  5. Cut back on the Processor and get a Nvidia 7600 GS. The 7300 GS not only use TurboCache (which is system RAM) but most often suffer from a 64bit wide bus only too.
  6. You may want to seriously reconsider the case / PS.

    The box looks snazzy, but the quality of the PS is very questionable.

    Total price of $30 for case and 450W PS is too low to ensure a good, reliable PS that will actually put out rated power.

    You do get what you pay for, and many hard to trouble-shoot problems result from bad PS. Not to mention a real possibility of frying your system if does fail due to overload of low-quality components in the PS.

    The other point you may wish to consider is that Socket 939 is obsolete and the price difference between a system like selected and a low end AM2 system is not that big. You would get much longer usefull life with a better upgrade path from a Socket AM2 box.

    Hope this helps.
  7. yeah if you can try to at least upgrade your video card to this:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2367973&CatId=0

    It a much much better card.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs