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Building my first comptuer. would these parts work well for a gaming PC?

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August 8, 2009 10:41:04 PM
August 8, 2009 10:52:44 PM

don't get that power supply.....notice the red switch....red switch=bad
go for a phenom II X3 at that price.....
get 2x2G ram.....more expandability
August 8, 2009 10:53:54 PM

Use the template shown at the top of this board, we can do alot better than that. You are getting an issue prone nvidia board and an ATI card. If you are getting an ATI card you definitely want an AMD chipset. You dont want the rosewill PSU, or the 4x1 kit of ram, a 2x2 kit will treat you better, and that is an older generation phenom, the newer ones are alot better. Edit your post and lets see what we can throw together for you.
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August 8, 2009 11:23:11 PM
August 8, 2009 11:32:27 PM

hunter315 said:
This processor will likely out perform the older lower clocked quad, costs the same and provides easier OCing.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But really we need to know your monitor resolution, uses, and budget.



uses will be gaming and watching videos online mostly.

budget. i dont want to spend a fortune but i also dont want junk

monitor res. right now it is 1024x768 but i am planning on getting a new one
August 8, 2009 11:39:40 PM

Okay, i suggest swapping the PSu out for the EA650, it costs the same and provides more power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And i just checked out the charts here, the 720 beat the 9750 in the gaming charts and only lost in the synthetic CPU tests so it is definitelty the better value. And modern IGPs can handle 1024x768 rather well so i would suggest holding off on the the discrete card until you get a new monitor, for 1280x1024 you need a 4850/GTS250, for 1680x1050 you need a 4870/GTX260, for 1920x1080/1200 you need a 4890/GTX275 or 2 4850s which ever is less expensive.
August 8, 2009 11:49:34 PM

hunter315 said:
Okay, i suggest swapping the PSu out for the EA650, it costs the same and provides more power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And i just checked out the charts here, the 720 beat the 9750 in the gaming charts and only lost in the synthetic CPU tests so it is definitelty the better value. And modern IGPs can handle 1024x768 rather well so i would suggest holding off on the the discrete card until you get a new monitor, for 1280x1024 you need a 4850/GTS250, for 1680x1050 you need a 4870/GTX260, for 1920x1080/1200 you need a 4890/GTX275 or 2 4850s which ever is less expensive.




ok i understand the switching the psus. what i dont understand is the second paragraph. are you saying i need 2 cards for a higher res monitor?
August 8, 2009 11:54:05 PM

No, i listed the ATI card/nVidia card, they are equivilant cards, either one will perform equally well. For a 1920x1200 monitor a single 4890 or a single GTX 275 will run it fine, however 2 4850s in crossfire cost about the same and provide slightly better performance so if you were to get one now and then moved up to one of the really high resolution monitors it provides you a cheaper upgrade than dropping ~200 on a new graphics card, but as your motherboard only has 1 PCI-E 16x slot this isnt an option.

In short, stick with the IGP for now, choose what monitor you want, and then get a suitable graphics card for it.
August 9, 2009 12:17:18 AM

hunter315 said:
No, i listed the ATI card/nVidia card, they are equivilant cards, either one will perform equally well. For a 1920x1200 monitor a single 4890 or a single GTX 275 will run it fine, however 2 4850s in crossfire cost about the same and provide slightly better performance so if you were to get one now and then moved up to one of the really high resolution monitors it provides you a cheaper upgrade than dropping ~200 on a new graphics card, but as your motherboard only has 1 PCI-E 16x slot this isnt an option.

In short, stick with the IGP for now, choose what monitor you want, and then get a suitable graphics card for it.



ok that does make sense. so do you think everything else should work? i know a little about what im doing but not an expert. thanks for bearing with me
August 9, 2009 12:29:22 AM

You may have to update the bios for the 720 to work properly depending on what version comes with your board, it is first support with bios version 0511. I definitely recommend the 720 over the 9750, but other than potentially needing to update the bios everything else should work fine.
August 9, 2009 12:30:19 AM

hunter315 said:
You may have to update the bios for the 720 to work properly depending on what version comes with your board, it is first support with bios version 0511. I definitely recommend the 720 over the 9750, but other than potentially needing to update the bios everything else should work fine.


thanks for the help
August 9, 2009 12:32:53 AM

You are quite welcome, any other questions before, during, or after the build please stop by and ask.
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