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Building a PC, confused about some components

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May 15, 2009 7:18:44 AM
May 15, 2009 7:36:29 AM


You are thinking of buying a 36$ case with a power supply.....enjoy watching the pc smoke and go up in flames....

Buy the power supply separate from the case....and a better brand than rosewill or the other brand you had up...

And you should go for a stronger processor and a 4770 or pair of 4770's depending on your exact budget....what is your monitors resolution? if it is in the 16xx/1xxx range than one 4770 to start out with won't hurt you too bad...if its below that resolution than a 4870 was a huge waste in the first place and one 4770 will be more than enough to max out most any title...

Its not the best idea to pair a 70$ gpu with a 200$ graphics card :sarcastic:  you money would be better spent on a cpu that will last longer against games to be released....

You should cut some corners if you have to such as choosing a 320gb hdd to start out with and definitely going for a 4770...when you get the extra cash just grab another 4770 and then you would have a powerful somewhat future proof cpu and gpus that beat the 4870...

eh what is your budget?
May 15, 2009 7:42:10 AM

Could someone please answer about which motherboard and case i should get. I'm a noob so i don't know much about them. And i didn't just choose these components from the ground. I have being doing hard research and 4870 will beat 4770 in quality and performance but obviously not in price. And the reason i am spending so much on GPU but not in CPU is because i am building a gaming PC. I got most of my components from MaximumPC -
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May 15, 2009 8:55:02 AM

^ Well it was a nice try...
But do give us the maximum you want to spend and the resolution of the monitor that you will be using...we can try and get a better balanced gaming setup for your need...
May 15, 2009 8:57:19 AM

One of the motherboards you had listed is an AMD board. It's not compatible with the CPU you picked. Don't get the Gigabyte 790x with an intel (E52000/5300) CPU. A P43/P45 motherboard is fine. Google for any reviews about a particular board you have in mind. Both of the case/PSU options you listed are pretty poor choices. I wouldn't put a Logisys power supply in any computer i own or build, for any reason at any time. The 500w Rosewill is an old model PSU and is very weak in the 12v end of things. I wouldn't use it either. You can go ahead and get a cheap case, but always get a quality power supply. A decent $45 case with free shipping (save about $15-$20) on shipping a case.

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May 15, 2009 9:39:48 AM

I'm trying to keep my budget around $500 - $600 but i will only go over it if it's really worth it
May 15, 2009 10:12:01 AM
May 15, 2009 10:25:43 AM

too expensive - need a cheaper build
May 15, 2009 10:26:18 AM

I figured i should just give up on recommending a more future proof system and going with amds newer is an option...i feel so violated mentally by the ropes of fanboyism now...

Gkay niceeeee rig....that just racks a nice headshot on his intel system...

Edit:i suggest you find a way to afford it...
May 15, 2009 10:26:22 AM $44.99
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $4.99
MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan - Retail $59.99 ($39.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail Combo Discount: -$10.00 Combo Price: $112.98
GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail $29.99 ($19.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail $129.99 ($119.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Cryostasis game with registration at manufacturer website $44.99 Free Shipping*
CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail $74.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $24.99 Free Shipping*

Total: $527.90 | $487.90 w/mail in rebates
May 15, 2009 10:30:06 AM

^ Perfect for him...
:p  rejected that AMD but if he says this is costly then he shouldnt have given that 500-600$ budget :p 
He can up the graphics card to GTX 260 if he wants...
May 15, 2009 10:55:50 AM

If it was me i would combine gkay and why_me's build...a 720 and a 250 gts...what more can you ask for...after rebates that would bring your system into budget...
May 15, 2009 11:37:15 AM

Why do I think the OP is going to cheap out and go with his original case and PSU?