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December 20, 2009 5:13:09 AM

Case= Antec 1200 Black Steel ATX Full Tower

Motherboard= ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU= Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

Memory= Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998691

Power Supply= SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC

Hard Drive= Western Digital Velociraptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0 Gb/s 3.5"

Monitor= SAMSUNG TOC T260HD Rose Black 25.5 " 5ms HDMI widescreen HDTV monitor

CD-Rom= SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

Keyboard= Logitech G19 Black USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard

Mouse= Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

Operating System= Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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December 20, 2009 5:15:43 AM

I left out the most important thing Graphics Cards= BFG Nvidia GTX 295
December 20, 2009 6:28:14 AM

most important thing for gaming is graphics, a gtx 295 is just grand. 6gb ram good and an i7 this is great for gaming.

which games do you plan on playing like the main 1??? cod6??? wow??? Cs??
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December 20, 2009 6:45:08 AM

crysis, call of duty 6, etc.
December 20, 2009 6:52:00 AM

It is recommended to buy now a DX11 graphic card. For your PC, at least a 5870...
December 20, 2009 9:45:05 AM

No your PC is not "good" for gaming. Are you kidding me, a GTX 295 and i7?
It's "great" for gaming!
December 20, 2009 10:33:29 AM

dump the GTX295 for a 5870 or 5970
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December 20, 2009 10:18:22 PM

wich one is better
8800gtx or hd 4770
December 21, 2009 1:13:21 AM

hundredislandsboy said:
No your PC is not "good" for gaming. Are you kidding me, a GTX 295 and i7?
It's "great" for gaming!


^+1 :) 

Maybe you should opt for a 5870/5970 if you can. Unless you want Physx and other stuff. :D 
December 21, 2009 12:34:29 PM

One of the most significant components in a computer is called CPU (Central Processing Unit). It is also called the brain of a computer. Not every processor will work with every motherboard that is why it is important to choose compatible CPU and motherboard.

It is a hard decision to choose right CPU for gaming needs. Buying the latest and most expensive CPU will not work for gaming computer. No doubt gaming processors are bit expensive but not every expensive CPU will give you required performance.

There are two major companies leading the market, Intel and AMD. Both Intel and AMD offer powerful CPUs for latest gaming needs of enthusiast gamers. Intel’s processors are more expensive than AMD’s. Because of the performance and price we recommend AMD Athlon 64 X2. Athlon X2 are powerful duel core processors excellent for 3D games, multimedia, video editing and 3D software.


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December 22, 2009 12:32:08 AM

hawkins said:
One of the most significant components in a computer is called CPU (Central Processing Unit). It is also called the brain of a computer. Not every processor will work with every motherboard that is why it is important to choose compatible CPU and motherboard.

It is a hard decision to choose right CPU for gaming needs. Buying the latest and most expensive CPU will not work for gaming computer. No doubt gaming processors are bit expensive but not every expensive CPU will give you required performance.

There are two major companies leading the market, Intel and AMD. Both Intel and AMD offer powerful CPUs for latest gaming needs of enthusiast gamers. Intel’s processors are more expensive than AMD’s. Because of the performance and price we recommend AMD Athlon 64 X2. Athlon X2 are powerful duel core processors excellent for 3D games, multimedia, video editing and 3D software.


Huh? I thought I was reading an elementary computer book.

Are you kidding?! recommending Athlon 64 X2? Looks like you've stayed too long in the cave dude. The year is now 2009. :p 
December 22, 2009 4:05:13 AM

hawkins said:
One of the most significant components in a computer is called CPU (Central Processing Unit). It is also called the brain of a computer. Not every processor will work with every motherboard that is why it is important to choose compatible CPU and motherboard.

It is a hard decision to choose right CPU for gaming needs. Buying the latest and most expensive CPU will not work for gaming computer. No doubt gaming processors are bit expensive but not every expensive CPU will give you required performance.

There are two major companies leading the market, Intel and AMD. Both Intel and AMD offer powerful CPUs for latest gaming needs of enthusiast gamers. Intel’s processors are more expensive than AMD’s. Because of the performance and price we recommend AMD Athlon 64 X2. Athlon X2 are powerful duel core processors excellent for 3D games, multimedia, video editing and 3D software.


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So, bottom line, is the OP's system good enough?
December 22, 2009 4:22:00 AM

im pretty sure hawkins got that info off another site, i would beleive that your system is exceding the line of "good enough" :) 
December 22, 2009 4:58:12 AM

Passific said:
im pretty sure hawkins got that info off another site, i would beleive that your system is exceding the line of "good enough" :) 


I think it's fine to relay info from other sites (in this case, he just copy and then pasted it here). Plus the darn info he got was outdated.

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Because of the performance and price we recommend AMD Athlon 64 X2. Athlon X2 are powerful duel core processors excellent for 3D games, multimedia, video editing and 3D software.


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So, bottom line, is the OP's system good enough?


Not unless he decided to exchange the i7 for an AMD Athlon 64 X2. :) 
December 22, 2009 10:33:51 AM

Go ATI, nVidia seems to be having a hard time right now, 9 out of the top 10 Video Cards are ATI.
December 22, 2009 11:11:04 AM

Just a heads up...

If you do you decide to jump on the ATI bandwagon (which isn't a bad thing), you might want to reconsider a Monitor that supports 3 things..

Displayport
Thin Bezels
Portrait mode

Dell u2410 seems to be the consensus choice for 1920x1200 Eyefinity rigs.
December 22, 2009 12:43:22 PM

I wanted to hear something from Hawkins. Would not be surprised if he was still gaming on an Amiga!
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