Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New Gaming Rig, just need a confirmation on parts.

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 31, 2009 7:35:50 PM

Alright, I'm building a somewhat cheep gaming rig, around 1500$ would be rockin'.

I have four main questions, and they are about the processor(s), and vid card, PSU, and case!

Out of the three processors I post, I am wondering which the majority would suggest for the system I am building?

On the vid card.. would that be the best performance per price?

PSU.. what size? Any suggestions?

Which case out of the ones I posted would you suggest? If any? I know the vid card I posted is massive.. I would like to reduce any issues there.

Here are the parts I am thinking. If anyone has any suggestions about anything, please post em! :

Here are the cases first:

CoolMaster Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Looks do not matter much to me. It needs to do it's job first.

Next up will be processors.

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking the i7, but I would really like some outside input.


Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vid Card
SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks a lot!

Ryan



January 31, 2009 8:27:34 PM

With $1500 to spend I would go with the i7 920

I would go with the Asus p6t Deluxe or Evga 132-BL-E758-A1

PSU I would get either the 750tx or 850tx by Corsair depending on which graphic card setup you want.

Graphic card I would just get a single 4870 1gb or GTX 260 core 216 and add a 2nd one at a later date. If you go ati 4870 1gb then 750tx is fine if you go for the gtx 260 get the 850tx, but if budget allows i would go for the 850tx in both cases.

Out of those three cases I would get the Antec Nine Hundred, but if you can afford another $40 i would get the COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has excellent cable management built in. You will have to be creative with the Antec 900 to get decent cable management.
January 31, 2009 10:55:11 PM

Thanks for the input. I am going to go w/ the 900, I am pretty suave with cable management lol. Hmm okay, 4870 I'm going to have to look up the benchmarks on it, and do you think the 850tx would be fine w/ the 4870 CrossXfired?
Related resources
February 1, 2009 12:02:11 AM

Grizzles said:
Thanks for the input. I am going to go w/ the 900, I am pretty suave with cable management lol. Hmm okay, 4870 I'm going to have to look up the benchmarks on it, and do you think the 850tx would be fine w/ the 4870 CrossXfired?


yeah the 850tx has a large single 70 amp 12 volt rail so its plenty of power!
February 1, 2009 12:34:58 AM

Thanks!

Anyone else have any criticism?
February 1, 2009 5:34:23 PM

Bump
February 2, 2009 5:13:56 PM

Hmm well I would like to try to go with the i7/new board combination because I am looking for upgrade-ability because I do not currently make enough income to buy a new pc every year, or even two years.

I will have to do more research about the ram though.

Any reason why I should change the mobo I have right now listed if I go w/ the i7?
February 3, 2009 12:54:01 AM

You answered your own question. The Phenom II 940 is AMD's answer to the i7.

It's slower than the i7 920, but a system with Phenom II 940/790FX/DDR2 costs less than one with i7 920/X58/DDR3. Pretty good bang for the buck, IMO.
!