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August 13, 2009 4:43:27 PM

Im trying to make a cheap build for gaming. I play WoW, GW, EVE, CS:S, Half Life 2, and i want to try out warhammer online. I want to know if the following will be able to support these games on high settings (i can go without shadows) with 1280x1024 res.


Processor:Intel E5200
Motherboard:ASRock P43Twins1600
Video Card:EVGA Geforce 9600gt
2 gigs of ddr3
rosewill case and air cooling with 500w PSU

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 13, 2009 4:45:53 PM

maybe high but i dont trust any roastwell power supplies
August 13, 2009 4:51:34 PM

Switch out the Rosewill for a Corsair and go with a Antec 900 or 1200 for the case :D 

900:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1200:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair PS 750W. I would personally go with a 750W over a 550 just because they are only a 20$ more and you will be able to easily upgrade with it. In the long run the 20$ spent will pay off!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2009 5:53:30 PM

How much do you have to spend, where do you live and what parts do you already have.

At the top of homebuilt systems, please, go to theanimals post at the top and copy his sticky and make a new post to help us out.
August 13, 2009 5:59:24 PM

Fill this guide out please:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (example: tomorrow -- the closer the better) BUDGET RANGE: (example: US$500-750)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (example: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (examples: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (examples: newegg.com, ncix.com, ebuyer.com -- this is to help others see available options and prices)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (example: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (examples: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (examples: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
August 13, 2009 8:44:40 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around the end of this month (20-30th) and i have around 350 to spend.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing, Videos.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard mouse speakers monitor hard drive OS and processor.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or frys are preferred but i really dont care about this site unless they have a bad rep.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Im using an intel processor and any recomended mobo for the intel E5200 that fits in my budget is fine (ive been looking at biostar and gigabyte mostly). I use a 17 inch monitor and id like a case that has decent air flow

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just want a build that can run at a good warhammer benchmark. I mostly play WoW and CS:S and i want to be able to go to the main citys without my comp crashing and i want a fairly high video setting. I dont mind if my machine gets outdated really fast or is already outdated because all i really want to do is play WoW and CS.
August 13, 2009 9:29:13 PM

This is what I have, honestly I am not sure at that price you will get what your looing for:

EVGA GeForce 9500 GT -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P43Twins1600 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case + PS Combo: Antec 900 + Antec 550W PS:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: 355$

Wait for more people to look this over please! Do not just go order those parts. Those are just a guide to look at and in the end its your money and your decision!
August 13, 2009 9:51:39 PM

Thanks, and yeah i know my budget is very limited but its better than the 1gh 512mb memory and integrated POS video card that finally reached its limit a month ago. Even with that i got 15 - 25 fps with medium settings so im not worried that this wont run the game at playable framerates but i just want to get the highest settings i can with what ive got.
a c 122 B Homebuilt system
August 13, 2009 9:54:19 PM

Rosewill cases are OK, but their power supplies are largely junk.
August 14, 2009 12:11:19 AM

uberspider001 said:
Im trying to make a cheap build for gaming. I play WoW, GW, EVE, CS:S, Half Life 2, and i want to try out warhammer online. I want to know if the following will be able to support these games on high settings (i can go without shadows) with 1280x1024 res.


Processor:Intel E5200
Motherboard:ASRock P43Twins1600
Video Card:EVGA Geforce 9600gt
2 gigs of ddr3
rosewill case and air cooling with 500w PSU


Here is another option for motherboard and CPU. At least this way you have more upgrade potential should you find yourself needing one. Also threw in a much better video card for not much more than many 9600GT's. Also I agree with others about the Rosewill PSU's.

Newegg.com - ASRock M3A780GXH/128M AM3 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
August 14, 2009 12:01:47 PM

logainofhades said:
Here is another option for motherboard and CPU. At least this way you have more upgrade potential should you find yourself needing one. Also threw in a much better video card for not much more than many 9600GT's. Also I agree with others about the Rosewill PSU's.

Newegg.com - ASRock M3A780GXH/128M AM3 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards





Why pick a Socket am3 cpu and board if he already has the intel 5200...
August 14, 2009 12:09:37 PM

I would wait till you had a little more money. Warhammer is a more newer/ powerful game and I would say up to a 4850 will hold that game just fine.
August 14, 2009 12:32:23 PM

Heres Something to Look at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 100277L Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A-DATA Vitesta 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P5QL/EPU LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
1. Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer
2. Antec earthwatts EA430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS

Grand Total: $346.29
a b B Homebuilt system
August 14, 2009 12:52:44 PM

COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
ASRock P45TS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... -
SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card -
-$15.00 Combo


Subtotal: $332.95
August 14, 2009 1:02:34 PM

Airflow Control is better on the Antec 300.

You wouldnt need 2x1gb of ddr2 1066.

ddr2 800 is max i would go on this build.

ASRock is a layoff of Asus and hasnt produced any good mobo's in a while.

650tx would be to much on a singl 4850.

4850 512mb performs not much better than a sapphire 4770..

a b B Homebuilt system
August 14, 2009 1:06:57 PM

the 650 it would give him future options the antec 300 costs 20 bucks more the asrock was ok for run of the mill builds
August 14, 2009 2:23:03 PM

Edit: My choices above,


PSU and GPU for this combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
1. CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS
2. SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Best for your build IMO. So Total:

Mobo: P43 Asus
-----------------------------------------
PSU: 450vx
GPU: 4850 512mb sapphire Combo
------------------------------------------
Case: Antec 300

Ram: A-Data 2x2gb 4-4-4-12.

$355 total.
August 14, 2009 4:27:14 PM

Thanks you guys for taking time to help me. Ur some solid dudes :sol: 
August 14, 2009 5:11:27 PM

np, this should run the games you want to run.

Did someone explain the reason why ddr2 was picked instead of your choice of ddr3?


Be sure to look at getting a new monitor down the road aswell. With that card, you should be able to push 1680x1050 res. on a 22", they can be pretty cheap for a monitor if you find the right one.
August 14, 2009 7:22:48 PM

fullmetall said:
Why pick a Socket am3 cpu and board if he already has the intel 5200...



Sorry I did not see anywhere where it said he actually had it. I thought his list was what he was thinking about getting...
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 14, 2009 11:05:56 PM

fullmetall said:
Edit: My choices above,


PSU and GPU for this combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
1. CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS
2. SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Best for your build IMO. So Total:

Mobo: P43 Asus
-----------------------------------------
PSU: 450vx
GPU: 4850 512mb sapphire Combo
------------------------------------------
Case: Antec 300

Ram: A-Data 2x2gb 4-4-4-12.

$355 total.



Not sure if you decided yet, so I thought I would just back this build up. he did pretty well for you. Add an after market cooler when you can.
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 15, 2009 5:33:34 AM

In normal situations, but when the big keep sieges start all bets are off ;) 
August 15, 2009 6:28:10 PM

I thought of that after i posted Proximon, but i wasn't sure if it is like WoW where when you have so much activity and players etc. (read Wintersgrasp) on the screen if performance wasn't related more to connection speed and server latency.
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 15, 2009 7:12:23 PM

I can tell you that I was in a big battle with two clan mates and got ALOT better frames because I was running the stronger processor, although we all three had 8800GTs at the time. I'm sure there are other factors as well, but there is a lot of computational work that has to be done when several hundred people are in your immediate area.
August 15, 2009 7:12:52 PM

Places like Wintergrasp, you still have to have a decent graphics card to keep up with all the spell effects and people.
August 17, 2009 12:00:33 PM

logainofhades said:
Sorry I did not see anywhere where it said he actually had it. I thought his list was what he was thinking about getting...





PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard mouse speakers monitor hard drive OS and processor.
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