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buidling my own pc

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October 31, 2008 2:23:24 AM

hey help me out will these compontents make a good gaming pc

Building My PC

Case
Apevia X-Discovery Computer Case – Black

Features:
• Elegant modern styling with large side window
• Front high speed I/O ports accessible even with door shut
• Thick crystal clear acrylic front door
• Front blue LED accent lighting
• Superb airflow and cooling
• Removable motherboard tray
• 10 drive bays and 7 expansion slots for maximum system expansion
Specifications:
• Chassis Material: Steel
• Motherboard Form Factor: Standard ATX, Baby AT, Micro ATX (11" x 12" Max)
• Drive Bays:
o 5.25" External: 4
o 3.5" External: 2
o 3.5" Internal: 4
• Expansion Slots: 7
• Cooling System:
o 2 x 80mm Optional Front Intake Fans
o 1 x 80mm UV Blue LED Side Panel Intake Fan
o 1 x 120mm Crystal Rear Exhaust Fan
• Front I/O: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x IEEE1394 Firewire
• Front Thermometer: 1 x Analog Temperature Gauge
• Dimensions: 19.25" x 7.75" x 17" (D x W x H)

Motherboard
MSI K9A2 CF-F Motherboard
MSI's new K9A2 XF-F Socket AM2+ motherboard delivers outstanding performance for AMD's most extreme processors (please see complete specifications below) and offers an affordable, reliable platform for a spectacular multimedia system. Based on the AMD 790X (AMD RD780) chipset, the K9A2 XF-F supports dual DDR2 533/667/800/1066 memory up to 8GB, PCI-E x16/x1, ATI CrossFire Technology, SATA 300MB/s, 8-channel audio, Gigabit LAN, and USB 2.0
Hardrive
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1000GB Hard Drive
An industry first, the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 hard disk drive delivers up to one terabyte of storage capacity for demanding consumer and commercial computing products. It leverages the industry’s most reliable perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) techniques and the latest advancements in silent acoustics, shock protection, and head technology to maximize capacity, performance and field reliability. Best-in-class power management and thermal emissions help manufacturers meet energy compliance targets and extend drive life.
Proven PMR Technology
Field-proven in 2.5-in. drives, Hitachi’s PMR implementation continues to demonstrate reliability equal to or exceeding conventional longitudinal technology. The Deskstar 7K1000’s second-generation PMR head and media technology improves noise characteristics and thermal stability.
Reduced Power Idle Modes
Unique to Hitachi drives, the Deskstar 7K1000 features three advanced low-power idle modes – active, unload and low-power. Together, they reduce power consumption at the drive level up to 20%, optimize non-operational latency and lower drive temperature for cooler system operation.
This Drive Holds
- 424 two-hour DVD-quality movies or
- 1500 hours of VHS-quality video or
- 880 days of around-the-clock MP3 audio or
- 373,000 vivid digital photos or
- 2122 action-packed games!
Video Card
Diamond Radeon HD 4870 XOC Video Card
Redefine HD Gaming with the Diamond Radeon HD 4870 XOC factory overclocked video card. It delivers a cinematic gaming experience with unprecedented performance. The powerful new TeraScale graphics will propel you deep into your gameplay with seamless frame rates and high resolutions. Enhanced anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering create striking graphics with unparalleled realism so you can max out the settings of the most demanding next-generation games or revitalize your favorite titles. Play today while preparing for tomorrow with tessellation, support for DirectX 10.1 and scalable ATI CrossFireX technology.
OR
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX Video Card
The EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GTX 512MB graphics card raises the performance bar by enabling full-throttle lifelike game play at intense resolutions while providing optimal power management with HybridPower™ technology. The PureVideo® HD engine delivers unmatched video and movie quality with spectacular picture clarity featuring scene-optimized color and contrast enhancement. And when coupled with nForce® SLI®-ready motherboards, provides amplified performance up to 2x in a dual SLI configuration and up to 2.8x in 3-way SLI mode. Packing more performance at an exceptional value, the EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GTX 512MB graphics card offers extreme HD gaming and a first-class entertainment experience.

Power Supply

ThermalTake PurePower 500-Watt PSU
The high-performance solution for your hardware power needs. This Thermaltake Purepower 500-watt power supply combines the industry's best cooling architecture with ThermalTakes's engineering and design ingenuity to provide the most reliable power source for your valuable hardware.


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October 31, 2008 2:37:57 AM

CPU?
October 31, 2008 7:17:29 AM

You don't need to post descriptions :) 

We're familiar with all the parts. If you want to be helpful, post the name with a link to the part on newegg, or your particular etailer.

You should look at the link in my sig. It will give you general build advice and a list of recommended parts.

You should also think about a hard budget.
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October 31, 2008 10:37:16 AM

a 4870 or a 9800gtx? you must not be from the states than if your comparing prices...

4870 would destroy the 9800

but yeah linkage and budget please
October 31, 2008 11:03:19 AM

Way too much blah, blah, blah. We don't need to see all the descriptions.
They are worthless, and you should never, ever under any circumstances pay attention to it. What product description is going to be truthful and tell you something like:

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX Video Card
The EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GTX 512MB graphics card lowers the performance bar by enabling half-throttle freeze frame game play at substandard resolutions while providing frame robbing power management with HybridPower™ technology. The PureVideo® HD engine delivers acceptable video and movie quality with average picture clarity featuring scene-optimized color and contrast enhancement, which does nothing really on todays LCD monitors. And when coupled with nForce® SLI®-ready motherboards, provides some performance boost in certain games when used in a 2x in a dual SLI configuration and horrible scaling performance for what it is going to cost you if you get suckered into 2.8x in 3-way SLI mode. Midrange performance at upper midrange cost, the EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GTX 512MB graphics card offers pretty average HD gaming and an acceptable entertainment experience.

That is a more realistic description. And that is why you come here to ask about hardware. Don't pay attention to the manufactures exaggerated descriptions. You will only end up spending a ton of money for meager performance if you do.
October 31, 2008 11:23:33 AM

so right - especially as an inexperienced builder you're easy pickings for a retailer with a knack for good PR......Manufaturers are obviously going to talk up their product so you did the right thing coming here to seek objective, impartial advice (just watch out for those Nvidia fanboys).
Just come back with a budget, what you want your pc for and any personal preferences and we'll compile you build lists based on that info.

+1 Eklipz: Yeah the 4870 would dominate the 9800 lol!
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