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Seeking Advice on Gaming Rig

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October 29, 2009 7:52:31 PM

Although this isnt a homebuild since i dont have any experience building my own rigs...i am looking at buying one custom for around 1000 USD the current setup im leaning towards is a bit more Then i wanted to spend its 1300 USD with a moniter.Just want to know if im getting a good value or the money and if im over looking somethings that would make it better for maby even little less money.

Processor- AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU

Motherboard - [CrossFire] Asus M4A77TD PRO -- AMD 770/SB710 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )

Memory - 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1333 Memory Module

Video Card - ATI Radeon HD 5750 - 1GB - Single Card

Power Supply- 650 Watt -- Casegears ECO-Element 80 Plus Certificated High Efficiency Power Supply - SLI Ready

Primary Hard Drive - 320 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive - 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Lightscribe Technology

Monitor - 20.1" LCD 16:10 Wide WSXGA HD(HDCP) Monitor Support DVI Video up to 1080P(HDMI) )

Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
October 29, 2009 8:10:22 PM

I would get a bigger hard drive 500 giga or 1tera really dont cost a lot.

The new spinpoint f3 of samsung have very good reviews... For a gaming rig I would prefer a 4890/gtx 260/275 as gpu ist doesn't support dx11 but still has better performance than the 5750. more then 4 gigs of ram are useless when gaming! Maybe look at a Core i5 775 system.

I know these are a lot of changes... sorry but it's just my honest oppinion.

Think about building the system yourself, I also just built my first system and it really isn't that difficult and saves you a lot of money
October 29, 2009 8:10:30 PM

Depending on the games you are playing, the 5750 might be a bit weak for that resolution of monitor.
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October 29, 2009 8:19:46 PM

Ohh dont be sorry about alot of tryin to get the best i can for the money im willing to spend...the problem is i dont really know what is good i mean i have an idea but im not sure
October 29, 2009 8:24:29 PM

An ATI 5850 is twice the price of a 5750 but 3 times as powerful and has DX11. Its the best price/performance graphics card currently.
October 29, 2009 8:48:46 PM

Where is that configuration coming from? Are you not building it yourself? You can easily get a much faster system for the money.

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $349.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $143.94 (case + OS combo)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $89.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $54.99

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM $25.99

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $234.94 - $20.00 MIR (PSU + GPU combo)

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail $219.99

Total - $1,119.82 - $20.00 MIR

A HD5850 would be a great upgrade to the system if you can find one in stock long enough to buy it.
October 29, 2009 9:01:29 PM

Thanks for the imput that was from was lookin at newegg and came up with something similar i used Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail only concern is putting it together
October 29, 2009 9:05:26 PM

Don't let building a computer scare you. If you can read a manual and have a little common sense then building a computer is a piece of cake. This is a "Homebuilt Systems" thread. You won't find many fans of pre-built computers around here. There are also people here willing to help if you run into trouble when building a new computer.
October 29, 2009 9:06:08 PM

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor would that be better?
October 29, 2009 9:10:58 PM

Nope. The LGA 775 socket and DDR2 RAM have reached the end of their life. The best option for a new build is either Intel i5/i7 or AMD AM3 chips.
October 29, 2009 9:24:53 PM

Thank you so much for your help one more question...if were to use the Core i7-860 instead of Core i5 750 would it even be a noticible difference? and would it still be compatible with the other compnents to this build?
October 29, 2009 9:40:26 PM

LOL ok one more question lookin in my shopping cart and pick any fans for cooling what would u recamend for that or are they all basicly the same?
October 29, 2009 9:45:47 PM

(a) I've heard lots of not-so-nice things about ibuypower

(b) If your primary purpose is gamin, 8gb is overkill. 4gb is more than enough.

(c) DOn't be intimidates by assembling a PC. Its an amazing learning experience, and once you do it, you'll be so much more comfortable with your PC hardware.
October 29, 2009 10:09:50 PM

Thanx xbonez you guys have made me realize i should give it a shot...and imm really diggin that build that shortstuff posted and switched to the antec 300...just gonna give it a few days befor i make my final decision...or should i say till my wife says its ok lol
October 29, 2009 10:45:56 PM

Ahhhh another question...I mostly game online and with this setup would i need to get a plug in for ethernet cable??
October 29, 2009 10:50:33 PM

The motherboard has integrated Realtek network and VIA sound controllers. Ports are in the back near the !8! USB ports.
October 30, 2009 5:49:55 PM

Is there a big difference between G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 and the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 i know the speed is different but i guess what im gettin at is how big a difference in performance and is it worth the extra 30 bucks?