First Gaming PC Build (what do u think?)

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hey guyz, im looking at building a new gaming system for around $1000. Here is a list of the parts i have come up with, would help alot for some comments on what you think.

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Video card (old list)

XFX PVT94PZHFU GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video

Not going to bother posting Ram, just basically 2 gigs for 50 bucks.

Mobo (old list)

EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Video Card - Mobo combo (Update) - about 315 MIR

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

Case and PSU
Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port, PowerUp 800-Watt PSU

Didn't think that didnt sound too bad for 814 bucks. I mainly wanna use this computer to play most new games that recently came out or coming out within the next year.
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  1. Avoid the NVIDIA motherboards. They arn't the most stable things ever.
    Consider the E8400 over the E6850. Only $5 more.
    Do not get that 1GB 9600GT. It will never use that much RAM. If you're going to spend $200 on a GPU, use am HD 4850.
  2. i would do the c2d 8400 it is basicly the same thing but it will eat less power and overclock a little better

    you should look at the PSU make sure it has good marks just because something has high wattage doesn't mean high quality. (note if a power supply fails it can destroy other parts when it breaks)

    and you could fit a 4870 in your rig. the 4850 has better price/performance but if you have the budget i would go with 4870.

    if you stick with the 4850 i would look at some X38 and X48 motherboards
    they have dual X16 lanes which is better than the P45's single X16 and dual X8 lanes. that way if you crossfire you will stand to have a better gain
    from it. gigabyte has some good boards in those areas.

    hope this helps
  3. the only thing is most of the x48 motherboards were over 200, close too 250, any cheaper alternatives?
  4. hi Anthonyc77

    there was a similar question earlier today so my answer for you would be the same

    CPU: Q6600 ($195) or E8400 ($190)
    Mobo: ASUS P5Q Deluxe ($210)
    GPU: ASUS 4850 ($165 after $30 MIR)
    RAM: 2gb G-Skill DDR2 800 ($45)
    HDD: Seagate 250gb ($60) same as yours
    PSU: Corsair 520W Modular ($99 after $20 MIR)
    HS: S1283 "Rifle" ($37)
    CASE: TT Tsunami Black Mid-tower ($120)

    total (before MIR) $976-$981 (depends on CPU)
    total (after MIR) $926-$931

    I have the P5Q but i would suggest P5Q Deluxe more options, better ratings but trade off is no combo :\

    use the left over for another HDD or another pair RAM

  5. Actually, I would go P45. It's is PCI-E 2.0 8x, which is the same as PCI-E 1.1 16x. As far as I know, nothing has come close to fully saturating a PCI-E 1.1 slot, so P45 should be fine for crossfire.
  6. Alrighty thx so far guyz, you have been a lot of help, now about a PSU, would 500w be enough to run everything ive listed?
  7. A good SeaSonic-based should do it at 500W.

  8. final revision, any comments? (i think u have to click it too zoom in)
  9. That RAIDMAX power supply is probably cutting it a little close, though.
  10. hmmm any cheap but reliable power supplies you can reccomend, I rly would like not having too dish out another $100 bucks for one :\
  11. The Xigmatec power supplies are made by the same ones that make Thermaltake's. I'd go with one of those. Look them up on Newegg. Also, if you don't want to spend so much money on a mobo, you could go with an X38. Less options, but the performance gains from 38 to 48 are negligible. Rosewill's PSU's have been getting really good reviews if you want to trust them. I read somewhere that some of them were rebranded Antecs. I've bought some Rosewill stuff and it's all been good, but if you don't want to trust it, I'd go with the Xigmatec. By the way, the X48 and X38 support Crossfire a lot better than 35 and 45, if you ever got another one, so I'd suggest one of those.
  12. Do you already have a 9600 GT? that's a pretty powerful cpu that can play most games mid-ranged. 4850 would surely be a good performance boost, but 9600 gt isn't exactly outdated
  13. no I dnt have any computer parts (im using a decent laptop, but its integrated graphics are a nightmare) , I just stated that it was my "old" list, like at first I considered the 9600 gt, but others recommended the 4850 was better.
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