$599 gaming computer

alright alright. to make things clear. this is what i came up with. so what you were saying with graphic cards. might you make a suggestion that's cheap and better and compatible with this pc.

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131288

cpu + fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.207712

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145175

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261

CD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136144

monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254005

mouse + keybourd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109176

OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116378

there. that's what im put up. it does not have a video card yet so make a suggestion.

does this parts compatible with each other and the os? please answer this inquiry.

this does not have a case and psu yet but im good with that. don't need help in that section anymore. got alot of new knowledge about them through the earlier posts. just need help on the video card. video card that is similar to the power of the 4670.
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  1. That's a big NO on the PSU :) The PSU is a vital part of any build and not a place to cut corners.

    As to the rest of your build, I will need more info. Pretty sure we can do better.

    Just see the sticky on the top of the forum about asking for new build advice, and be sure to include your budget and what you want to be able to do with the computer.
  2. yea i think you will need at least a 600W PSU with that configuration.
  3. lol. somebody help. :))
  4. If you follow Proximon's advice and edit your post to include the information in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky you'll get a lot more help.
  5. Cant help to much until you give us more information. Use the format shown here please as it will tell us what we need to know.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  6. hope i got the right format this time :)
  7. you got a monitor? what resolution?
  8. There's no PSU listed.
    The 9400GT isn't a gaming card unless you play only really old games. What do you want to play? Does your budget need to include the monitor (looks like it does)?
  9. Onus said:
    There's no PSU listed.
    The 9400GT isn't a gaming card unless you play only really old games. What do you want to play? Does your budget need to include the monitor (looks like it does)?


    yeah. i don't know how many watts i need.

    it isn't? do you have any suggestions that fits the budget. I like to play games like TFT, NBA 2k9, Oblivion, CSS and some mmos if there's a good one that comes out.
    I just want those games to run smoothly and nicely not really over doing it or something. anyway any suggestions?

    yeah. i forgot to put the moniter. i picked one from newegg.
  10. A full build for under 600 bucks is hard :p

    I think you got a good start there with those parts, but you can make a few changes.


    CPU and board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.211194
    That will get you a bit more up front for just a samll price increase - 128

    GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252
    This 4670 will be for more powerful -70

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231203
    Start with 2GB and add a second module later -22

    Case and PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.213672
    Quality PSU and case -95

    HD and OS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.205082.22-136-074
    -155
    You did not specify if you already have XP. So I included this OS.

    DVD burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136167

    Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254032

    I think that pretty much covers it.
  11. Proximon said:
    A full build for under 600 bucks is hard :p

    I think you got a good start there with those parts, but you can make a few changes.


    CPU and board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.211194
    That will get you a bit more up front for just a samll price increase - 128

    GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252
    This 4670 will be for more powerful -70

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231203
    Start with 2GB and add a second module later -22

    Case and PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.213672
    Quality PSU and case -95

    HD and OS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.205082.22-136-074
    -155
    You did not specify if you already have XP. So I included this OS.

    DVD burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136167

    Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254032

    I think that pretty much covers it.


    Thanks man. I'll look in to this.
    i want it to run in XP though.

    Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511

    is this good? how do you know if its 64 bit or 32?
  12. That's a pretty good build. I think Staples may have a similar Hanns-G monitor (but with no speakers) for a similar price. If you buy there, you avoid shipping charges and can probably return it if there are even a few dead pixels.
    I play Guild Wars (a MMORPG) occasionally on my secondary PC that has a 4760 in it, and it runs fine even up to 1680x1050; that system is CPU-limited by its AMD 4850e.
  13. There is no 64-bit version of XP Home. if your going 64-bit your better off with Vista because its supported more. why so you not want Vista? Vista has no problems on an old pc and is just as stable and fast as XP? did you actually try vista or are you just going on what people are saying about it?

    here is a link to64-bit XP

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116378

    and the 64-bit version of XP does not have a service pack 3. not like it matters.
  14. captaincharisma said:
    There is no 64-bit version of XP Home. if your going 64-bit your better off with Vista because its supported more. why so you not want Vista? Vista has no problems on an old pc and is just as stable and fast as XP? did you actually try vista or are you just going on what people are saying about it?

    here is a link to64-bit XP

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116378

    and the 64-bit version of XP does not have a service pack 3. not like it matters.


    Hey! thanks for the info. I just want to use xp because im more used to it and im more familiar on tweaking it than vista.
    how do you knwo if a hardware is not supported by xp?
    and what's the diff between 64 bit and 32 bit?

    this is my finsihed rig. im gonna order this tomorrow. i just need some comments on you guys if this is good or not.

    Mobo, Case and PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.204533

    CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

    Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145175

    Mouse and Keybourd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109176

    Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261

    CD Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136144

    Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254005

    OS 64 bit xp or vista. i haven't decided yet because yo said vista good too. but im not used to using it. but my laptop right now is vista though.

    are these parts compatible with 64 bit xp?
    and are these parts ocmpatible with each other?

    hope somebody can help. thanks alot!
  15. You really need to get a decent PSU. Far more important than spending an extra 100 bucks on a processor.
  16. Proximon said:
    You really need to get a decent PSU. Far more important than spending an extra 100 bucks on a processor.


    about how many watts?

    what processor could i downgrade to so i could buy a better PSU. can you make a suggestion please. thanks
  17. 400-450 watts with a basic card and to allow limited upgrade in future.

    The E7400 works and will save you about $50 over the 8400.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206

    If you can afford another $20 the E7500 would be better.
  18. Its not so much about the wattage, its the brand that makes de difference. Low quallity psu put most of there power rating on the 5v rail, whilest you want it to be on the 14 rail. In simple terms. Cheap psu's get high watt ratings 400-600 wich cost little but cant actually come up with that wattage. So try to go for brands like Antec,Corsair. Antec earthwatts have some good ''cheap'' psu's
  19. that should b a 12v rail not 14.. silly me
  20. It's not about watts so much as quality. A PSU is a very complicated device that does far more than you imagine. A bad one can damage your new parts, or cause instabilities that are very hard to diagnose.

    You could save 15 bucks going this route:
    OCZ 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012

    Rorewill cheap case with free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147073

    However, 15 bucks won't get you much in an upgrade in other places, so in my opinion it's better to go with the case/PSU combo I listed. That gets you a much better case that will last a while and keep everything cool.
  21. alright. ill look in to what you guys said.

    but the other parts are okay, right? they are compatible with each other and with xp 64 bit?
  22. This might interest you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113094

    Again, you'd have to buy a PSU (the PSU that comes with it sucks) and a Graphics Card (the onboard one won't cut it) but you'd get more for the buck. I really recommend Vista... Soon people will be using Windows 7 RC and you don't want to be left behind with XP.
  23. how about this one? its got 2 12v's but 380W. would this power the system. reviews say its good.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005
  24. can you edit vista to make it look like xp? i really hate how vista looks
  25. The Antec Earthwatts 380 would be perfect for a system with a 4670 in it. That's what my secondary PC has, and it runs 24/7.
  26. Onus said:
    The Antec Earthwatts 380 would be perfect for a system with a 4670 in it. That's what my secondary PC has, and it runs 24/7.


    can the Antec Earthwatts 380W power my rig?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005

    and will this PSU fit this case?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129041
    _________________________________________________________


    Mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131288

    CPU + Arctic cooling freezer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.207712

    Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145175

    Mouse and Keybourd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109176

    Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261

    CD Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136144

    Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254005

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    OS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116378

    still not decided with os. but will this os work with the hardware of my rig?
  27. Your links are broken, but if the video card is a 4670, 4770, or 4830, then yes.
  28. Some of your links are broken, but the PSU and case work together, and the board is OK. Good CPU choice with the cooler as well.
  29. oaky. but the PSU is not crossfire though. will the crossfire on the video card still work?

    okay ill fix the links.
  30. Why are you considering crossfire? Your mobo does not support it and you have quite a ways to go in improving video speed with a single card before even looking at crossfire. Are you sure you understand crossfire? It is putting TWO ATI cards in one mobo and connecting them together. Your mobo does not have two video card slots.

    If you want better video performance pay a little more for a better card now. Costs a lot less to upgrade now then to trade later.
    If you want to consider much more in the way of video cards I suggest moving up one rung to the Antec 430w Earthwatts PSU now which only cost a little more than the 380. The extra 50 watts could easily make a difference later in what card you can run. There is also the 500w for a little more.

    I think you need to spec your system, see what it costs, then tell us how much more you could spend and what you want to accomplish - that is go in what direction - such as increase game play. Although most likely this will be a video card upgrade.
  31. rockyjohn said:
    Why are you considering crossfire? Your mobo does not support it and you have quite a ways to go in improving video speed with a single card before even looking at crossfire. If you want better video performance pay a little more for a better card now. Costs a lot less to upgrade now then to trade later.
    If you want to consider much more in the way of video cards I suggest moving up one rung to the Antec 430w Earthwatts PSU now which only cost a little more than the 380. The extra 50 watts could easily make a difference later in what card you can run. There is also the 500w for a little more.

    I think you need to spec your system, see what it costs, then tell us how much more you could spend and what you want to accomplish - that is go in what direction - such as increase game play. Although most likely this will be a video card upgrade.


    how does one know if the mobo supports crossfire. my video card supports crossfire right i would not change it anymore. maybe just my mobo since it does not support crossfire.

    well, how does one know if the mobo supports crossfire?
  32. I was editing my post above while you were posting yours. See mine above. Also the mobo will state if it supports crossfire. See the last half of the first paragrah.
  33. oh nevemind. your mobo should have 2 PCI Express x 16. hmm, well that got me thinking there. lol.

    any suggestions?
  34. what video card is good that's not that expensive that i could replace the radeon 4670 with?
  35. 4830's are running about $80 and 4850 are running at ~100-120 depending on the card. Either of those would be stronger than the 4670 but would require atleast a 450 watt power supply.
  36. Why replace- what are you trying to do? Save money but get lower performance?
    If your goal is to reduce cost but maximize game performance, the first thing I would cut out is the extra heatsink/fan and the overclocking. If you don't overclock you can easily go with the stock fan. Infact you could improve game performance by not overclocking, not getting the heatsink fan upgrade and investing the savings in a better graphics card.

    And Yes to Hunter, as I said earlier I think he should consider a better PSU than the 380x - at least the 430w.

    Mongi - with all these different threads going on - you really need to re-spec what you think is your best system, tell how muich it costs, and then what you want to try to do from there in terms of budget and actitivy.
  37. 1

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
    Item #:N82E16822136161
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $49.99
    1

    ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

    ASUS Radeon HD 4850 EAH4850/HTDI/512M Video Card
    Item #:N82E16814121253
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $99.99
    1

    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22LP20 LightScribe Support

    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22LP20 LightScribe Support
    Item #:N82E16827136147
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $25.99
    1

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    Item #:N82E16820227298
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $54.99
    $49.99
    1

    Antec EA750 750W ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    Antec EA750 750W Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817371026
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
    Item #: N82E16811129021
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$57.50 Instant
    -$25.00 Combo
    $279.98
    $197.48
    1

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor
    Item #: N82E16819103471
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard

    BIOSTAR TA790GXB A2+ ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813138143
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    -$79.99 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $299.98
    $204.99
    Grand Total: $628.43
  38. rockyjohn said:
    Why replace- what are you trying to do? Save money but get lower performance?
    If your goal is to reduce cost but maximize game performance, the first thing I would cut out is the extra heatsink/fan and the overclocking. If you don't overclock you can easily go with the stock fan. Infact you could improve game performance by not overclocking, not getting the heatsink fan upgrade and investing the savings in a better graphics card.

    And Yes to Hunter, as I said earlier I think he should consider a better PSU than the 380x - at least the 430w.

    Mongi - with all these different threads going on - you really need to re-spec what you think is your best system, tell how muich it costs, and then what you want to try to do from there in terms of budget and actitivy.



    id replace the video card because its not compatible with the mobo. so i need suggestions about a new video card that i should put. with almost the same price/quality.
  39. Get what I suggest you. It's the best deal on this thread.

    Be sure to use combo deals. Also, you got a 20$ mail-in-rebate, so the total get to 608.43$

    If you want the info, give me your email and I send the cart of the order.
  40. Uh no its not, not when an antec 300 and EA500 would more than suffice, and you failed to include a monitor.

    If you want to get a 4830 or 4850 you will need a better PSU so i suggest switching to this combo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.208561

    Good case and enough power
  41. redgarl said:
    Get what I suggest you. It's the best deal on this thread.

    Be sure to use combo deals. Also, you got a 20$ mail-in-rebate, so the total get to 591.43$


    yep, im cheking it outtt
  42. mongii said:
    yep, im cheking it outtt


    Mehhhh, forget it... I didn't include a monitor... >:/

    You can't get much for 450$ for a tower alone... maybe Walmart get something in your budget >:P
  43. Also does not include OS - I believe poster intended that to be included. Did you mongii? Please clarify.
  44. yup i need an OS

    well, i need help also in looking for a video card. that connect to just 1 PCI Express x 16. that's good in gaming and has decent price. lol.
  45. mongii said:
    id replace the video card because its not compatible with the mobo. so i need suggestions about a new video card that i should put. with almost the same price/quality.

    The 4670 is very compatible with you board. Crossfire is an optional feature advailable on most ATI, just like SLI is on nVidia. But there is no problem using in on a board without crossfire - infact you have to use a "crossfire capatable" video card if you want to use a better ATI card - or similarl and SLI available. You just don't use that feature.
  46. rockyjohn said:
    The 4670 is very compatible with you board. Crossfire is an optional feature advailable on most ATI, just like SLI is on nVidia. But there is no problem using in on a board without crossfire - infact you have to use a "crossfire capatable" video card if you want to use a better ATI card - or similarl and SLI available. You just don't use that feature.


    what's the big difference in graphics when using crossfire than not using crossfire. is it big?
  47. Monjii - I hope you are restructing a new baseline system for us to look at. One thing you might also consider is this value deal - a good case - Antec Sonata III - that comes with a Antec Earthwatts 500w PSU for only $100 plus $10 shippng.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024
  48. You should not even be thinking about crossfire in your price range. Yes it can be huge - with two cards it can work sometimes up to twice as fast. But you can also get a video card that is three times as fast as the 4670 that does not cost twice as much. You can get video cards that are 10 times as fast as the 4670. You are not in the league to even be thinking about crossfire. And it is not only the cost of the video card - but you substantially increase the cost of the board and PSU. You need first to spend money on your basic system and then maximixe the graphics card without considering crossfire. Why are you pushing so hard for something you know nothing about?

    You need to focus or people may lose interest in helping you as you take them around in circles.
  49. is the video card compatible with my mobo?

    mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131288

    video card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161252

    beacuse i think its not. because the interface on the video card says
    PCI Express 2.0 x 16. and the mobo only has PCI Express X16.

    is that right or my understanig is wrong.
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