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October 17, 2009 8:29:46 AM

I need help with deciding about this setup

http://www.datorbutiken.com/?Cart=218-15601

It is for 100% gaming.

What case would be good for this?

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October 17, 2009 11:51:55 AM

Looks like you have the basics down. A few suggestions though:

Don't get 8 gigs of ram for a gaming rig. You'll never use it all unless running 4 3D games at the same time. Just get 4 gigs and try to find something with CAS7 instead of 9.

Since you're going with a mobo that can CF, I'd get a PSU that is better suited for two cards. You'll want 4xPCIe connections like the 750TX. The 650tx has the power, but only 2x pcie connections.

Cases are really a personal choice. Get something you love the looks of. Most of the Antecs are great. I like the Coolermaster Storm Scout myself.
October 17, 2009 12:07:51 PM

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October 17, 2009 3:59:30 PM

skora said:
Looks like you have the basics down. A few suggestions though:

Don't get 8 gigs of ram for a gaming rig. You'll never use it all unless running 4 3D games at the same time. Just get 4 gigs and try to find something with CAS7 instead of 9.

Since you're going with a mobo that can CF, I'd get a PSU that is better suited for two cards. You'll want 4xPCIe connections like the 750TX. The 650tx has the power, but only 2x pcie connections.

Cases are really a personal choice. Get something you love the looks of. Most of the Antecs are great. I like the Coolermaster Storm Scout myself.



On other forums people tells me to get 8 gig of ram, who should i listen to;)

I play EQ2 and it is very CPU and memory demanding as a game.

CAS7, i dont even know what that is, im pretty crappy at computers, thats why i need help.

Why a PSU for 2 cards, i wont get 2 cards, not in the future either.

Thankful for all help.
October 17, 2009 4:07:51 PM

For gaming, you don't need 8 gigs. But me telling you isn't any better than anyone else telling you. So do this, fire up EQ2, load up a system demanding location, then go into task manager. See how much physical memory its using. But unless you're running 4 apps in the background while gaming, the OS will use 1gb (vista, a lot less for XP or Win7) leaving 3gbs for apps. Fallout 3 uses less than 1gb when I've looked and GTAIV, as unoptimized as it is, only uses 1.5gbs. Thats still a lot of leftover room for other background task, even if EQ2 is on the high end.

Cas will be listed as CL in the model numbers sometimes. Lower is better. 9 isn't terrible, but for the same money, you can do better. And that's what the point of this is, right?

Saving some more, if you're only doing 1 GPU, then you will be fine with the gigabyte ud2. Unless theres a specific feature the ud4r offers, the boards will perform similarly.

You can also cut down on the PSU and get just a 550w from a good name.
October 17, 2009 4:20:44 PM

skora said:
For gaming, you don't need 8 gigs. But me telling you isn't any better than anyone else telling you. So do this, fire up EQ2, load up a system demanding location, then go into task manager. See how much physical memory its using. But unless you're running 4 apps in the background while gaming, the OS will use 1gb (vista, a lot less for XP or Win7) leaving 3gbs for apps. Fallout 3 uses less than 1gb when I've looked and GTAIV, as unoptimized as it is, only uses 1.5gbs. Thats still a lot of leftover room for other background task, even if EQ2 is on the high end.

Cas will be listed as CL in the model numbers sometimes. Lower is better. 9 isn't terrible, but for the same money, you can do better. And that's what the point of this is, right?

Saving some more, if you're only doing 1 GPU, then you will be fine with the gigabyte ud2. Unless theres a specific feature the ud4r offers, the boards will perform similarly.

You can also cut down on the PSU and get just a 550w from a good name.



thanks for your help Skora, i wont be able to check EQ2 since im over seas right now, will order a rig and have it when i come home. I sort something out from all the info ill get.

thanks again!
October 17, 2009 5:40:24 PM

Since its a question of the amount of ram you need, you only need 4gigs and won't use more. Start with just 4 gigs, you can always add more later after you do test running eq2. But I don't get a bronze badge for not knowing what I'm talking about. 4gigs will be enough.
October 19, 2009 8:14:09 AM

Ok, i have decided to go with 4gb memory now since the most people says its enough.
To choose monitor, im looking for a 22" or 23" but when choosing, what should i look for, 2 or 5ms? What more is important?
October 19, 2009 9:37:41 AM

Well 24" will get you full 1080p. Smaller response times (2ms over 5ms) are generally cited as better screens but normally smaller response time = higher chance for ghosting on screen. 22" will get you 1650 x 1050 (sub full hd), i like Samsungs myself. You can pick up a Samsung t220hd for around £200 (£180 if you shop around) but choice of screen is simply up to you. Also be sure to look at contrast ratios (i will normally be 5000:1 or something similar); these tell you how much different colours are going to stand out at you, a 'plus' for gaming.

Hope this helps.
October 19, 2009 9:53:32 AM

It help since i dont know anything about this ;) 

Do i need 1080P for gaming, does it improve the graphics?

Is there any settings that is better for gaming then other settings? Like 1650 x 1050?
October 19, 2009 4:32:56 PM

As far as 1680x1050 vs 1920x1080, both will have good gaming performance. The 1920 will have a little wider aspect ratio, but the main advantage the 1920x1080 offers is true HD resolution for movies. If you're 100% gaming and no movies, either will do well for you. The bigger takes more graphics card to run games on high. Best bet is take a few model numbers into a store and look at them. If you can take a picture that has a lot of detail that you're familiar with, it will help comparing.

You can give this a read over, it has more to do with high end displays, but address the mainstream market too. Really, they all perform about the same.
http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3584&p...
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