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900$ Gaming PC

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April 19, 2009 9:13:37 AM

I want to buy this sys for gaming :

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212
RAM: Corsair 2Gb*2 PC2.6400 CL4 DHX
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
GPU: eVGA GeForce GTS250 1GB
ODD: Pioneer 20X DVR.2910 SATA
PSU: AcBel iPower 560PS2
Case: Sunbeam Silent Storm
LCD: HP W2007 22"

700$ for case & 200$ for LCD

Is that good ?? What are you think ??

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April 19, 2009 9:38:47 AM

do you really need the CL4 ram and cooler?

drop those for a more powerful processor and CL5 ram unless the CL4 ram costs less than the CL5 equivalent and don't bother with DHX ram either.
April 19, 2009 10:37:48 AM

Cooler For OC the cpu to FSB 450
Which cpu ? Q6600 ?
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April 19, 2009 10:38:10 AM

Ditch that PSU, its garbage, look at antec, ocz, corsair, silverstone, seasonic, PC P&C for quality PSU's. For gaming, an E8400 or PII 720 would be better options than the Q8200, the latter being a better option if you like GTAIV or FSX. Seagates are also plagued with issues, stay away from them. Western Digital is leading the industry in HDD quality, second is probably Samsung.
April 19, 2009 10:44:33 AM

April 19, 2009 11:04:36 AM

second the WD hdd over seagate - there firmware issues are still around

Stick with your quad core and overclock it - dont go with anything less!
April 19, 2009 3:21:19 PM

Which is better ? & Why ?
1.Q8200 or E8400 or X3 720 or Q6600
2.Samsung F1 or Seagate 7200-12
3.GTS 250 1GB or HD4850 1GB
April 19, 2009 3:42:46 PM

X3 720 for gaming, Q6600 overall

Seagate .12

4850 1gb cos you can cf after however 4870 512mb are only slightly more expensive.
April 19, 2009 8:42:19 PM

Read this:
Seagates do tend to have faster read/write speeds, but the other issues that go along with them are not worth it IMO. They still need to work out their firmware. Samsung drives on the other hand have fewer problems and are quite fast as well.
April 19, 2009 9:03:47 PM

Honestly, as for the hd's the only problems I've seen lately has been my brothers 250GB WD, certain programs would not run right off of it/cause system crashes all the time. He checked it part by part, and the issues were only resolved with a different HD. As for Seagates, I have a 500GB main drive and a 160GB secondary for storage. Neither have had any flukes whatsoever. My brother also replaced his 250GB WD with a 500GB Seagate. The 160GB seagate has run without issue for almost 2 years, and the 500GB for several months since I got it. I wouldn't stay away from Seagate if there is better perfromance or price.
April 20, 2009 7:39:11 AM

Hi brothers
How is the Q9400 ?
Is that better than Q6600 ?
April 20, 2009 7:41:20 AM

Yes, it runs cooler and more efficiently. If you can shell out a few more bucks then go for it. The Q6600 can OC a bit higher, but you need watercooling to really take advantage of that because it runs much hotter.
April 20, 2009 8:03:23 AM

Q9400+GTS250 is better OR E7400+GTX260
April 20, 2009 8:06:58 AM

Depends on the games. Most games will not use all 4 cores of a quad so Dual's are usually better. Some games like FSX or GTAIV and some RTS games will use quad core CPU's, in which case the Q9400+GTS 250 is better, all other games would point to the GTX 260.