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July 18, 2009 5:26:35 PM

So i think i have decided on these parts to build my own Gaming computer, i just need some feedback on whether the computer will run games such as WoW very well and whether the whole rig will come together nicely. Any advice would be appreciated. I am within a $1000 budget very tight, so if you suggest different parts, try to stay within my price range. Also, i do need a video card i already have an XFX 250 gts.

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM ---- DVD BURNER

XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail--- CASE

SAMSUNG 2043SWX Black 20" 5ms LCD Monitor - Retail---MONITOR

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail---POWER SUPPLY

pqi 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model MFC46GUOE-X3 - Retail---MEMORY

ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail---MOTHERBOARD

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail---CPU

Seagate FreeAgent Go ST903203FKA2E1-RK 320GB 5400 RPM Champagne Gold External Hard Drive - Retail---HARDDIVE

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July 18, 2009 11:39:57 PM

k... anyone wanna leave feedback??
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July 18, 2009 11:54:19 PM

several problems, that power supply won't fit in that case. There's only 3 cases it fits in (antec1200, antec P183, antec P193).

The motherboard you picked uses DDR2 memory, you have DDR3 memory in your list, it's not compatible.

You're using a rather outdated Q6600 CPU, you'd be better off using a newer/faster CPU.

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July 18, 2009 11:54:34 PM

the psu is ridiculous overkill

the external hard drive is in a case . You need a hard drive to fit inside your computer

the Q6600 is ancient , power hungry and not price competitive

the ram you have selected is a triple channel DDR3 kit designed for intel Ci7 motherboards
AND it wouldnt fit in your mb which takes DDR2

you do or dont have a gts 250?


the intel socket 775 is at the end of its production life . Its a bad time to be buying in to this technology .


We will help you build a computer , but read the sticky about advice at the top of this forum and get back with a budget and monitor resolution and what you intend to do with the computer
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July 18, 2009 11:55:04 PM

Aside from the fact that you setup is FUBAR?

Try again using the format shown in the link skora posted.

I will go down a brief list of issues
Triple channel ram is not needed for anything that is not an i7
You are going to be using an external drive as your primary HDD? I hope you dont mind super long boot times
That PSU is massive over kill for a GTS 250, thats overkill for a GTX295
The ram you picked is also PHYSICALLY incompatible with your motherboard

Try again using the format suggested, link to your parts and we will set you up with a much better build.

edit: Outlander apparently types faster than me
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July 19, 2009 12:03:04 AM

hunter315 said:


edit: Outlander apparently types faster than me


the secret is using BOTH fingers

dirtmountain uses 3 or more LOL
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July 19, 2009 12:27:34 AM

OK, here is an update. I will use an XFX 250 GTS graphics card no matter what system i make. Im not sure what the top resolution is for 20" monitor but that is what i will use also.. Here is a revised list of parts, tell me what you think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --- hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ---DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ---monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --Power suply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- hard drive.


I am within a $1000 budget...
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July 19, 2009 12:39:31 AM

Alright, im going to give you an AMD build because with a monitor an i7 is out of your range and you can get a much better AMD build than the intel build you just listed which wont even work.

955/ASUS 790GX board $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ platinum 1600MHz $76
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 21.5" montior $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are a personal preference so i left yours $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD burner $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB WD Caviar black $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EA650 $77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 4870 $150 superior video card that you can crossfire in the future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$990 before MIR and wayy better than the configuration you were looking at with the gts250, if you are willing to get an antec 300 you can move up to a 4890 which is even stronger and much better suited for 1920x1080 than the gts250
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July 19, 2009 12:44:09 AM

why do I get the feeling no amount of well intended advice is going to help much ?
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July 19, 2009 12:51:11 AM

hunter315 said:
Alright, im going to give you an AMD build because with a monitor an i7 is out of your range and you can get a much better AMD build than the intel build you just listed which wont even work.

955/ASUS 790GX board $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ platinum 1600MHz $76
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 21.5" montior $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are a personal preference so i left yours $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD burner $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB WD Caviar black $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EA650 $77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 4870 $150 superior video card that you can crossfire in the future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$990 before MIR and wayy better than the configuration you were looking at with the gts250, if you are willing to get an antec 300 you can move up to a 4890 which is even stronger and much better suited for 1920x1080 than the gts250


sure im willing to get an 4890... will this build work for that card?
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July 19, 2009 12:55:42 AM

yeah, it will work great with that card, the power supply can supply enough to run two of these cards in crossfire if you decide you need more graphics power later on.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your budget is tight i would suggest switching to an antec 300, it saves you 45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that change and the 4890 i linked to it brings you to exactly $1000 before MIR or shipping
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July 19, 2009 1:00:36 AM

hunter315 said:
yeah, it will work great with that card, the power supply can supply enough to run two of these cards in crossfire if you decide you need more graphics power later on.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your budget is tight i would suggest switching to an antec 300, it saves you 45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that change and the 4890 i linked to it brings you to exactly $1000 before MIR or shipping


cool thanks so much man, so the power supply and everything will fit inside the case i have? not the antec but the one i picked?
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July 19, 2009 1:04:45 AM

yeah, that power supply will fit just fine.
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July 19, 2009 1:25:38 AM

thanks again, ur build looks like it will run faster and better.. Is it newer parts?
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July 19, 2009 1:42:02 AM

yeah, its top of the line parts from AMD and ATI, its their second best chipset because the best one costs alot more. But without going for an i7 system with a larger budget that is about the best you can get.
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July 19, 2009 1:43:02 AM

hunter315 said:
yeah, its top of the line parts from AMD and ATI, its their second best chipset because the best one costs alot more. But without going for an i7 system with a larger budget that is about the best you can get.


thanks so much for the help man
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