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My first pc build with i7 help needed

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March 2, 2010 3:00:23 PM

Hello all
this is my first ever pc build my pc will only be used for running games

So far what all i have decided is

PC Case 
Up to you ppl

Hard Drive
Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB

CD-ROM Drive
LG 22x DVD

Processor
Core i7 860 2.8GHz @ Rs. 14.8K

Motherboard
MSI P55-GD80

Memory Modules
Transcend 2GB DDR3 1333MHz C9(2*2)

Power Supply
up to you guys

Video Card
MSI HD5850 OC 1GB GDDR5

help needed mainly in the power supply both of them should be costing me around like 120 usd not into buying into a flashy case

Thank you

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March 2, 2010 3:05:34 PM

Budget? You might want to follow the guidelines from the link in my signature...

Case: Some good ones are the Antec 300, 300 Illusion, 900 or 902 or Coolermaster Elite, 690, or HAF 922. Some of these might be considered "flashy", but are all very good cases. It doesn't make a huge difference, as long as it's big enough for the GPU and has some fans.

PSU: Any 650W unit made by Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, Silverstone or PC Power & Cooling.
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March 2, 2010 3:10:21 PM

Will a 650w power supply be enough case im goin to overclock it in about a year buy a cm v8 cpu cooler getting another hd 5850 and will be upgrading my ram kinda like 2 gigs more and srry forgot to mention my buget is kinda like 1000 to 1200 us ill be happy on the lower end
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March 2, 2010 3:10:32 PM

Also the Spinpoint is not the model you want. You should get the Samsung F3 model instead.
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March 2, 2010 3:12:38 PM

Ok thanks ill get a f3
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March 2, 2010 3:13:32 PM

Yes, 650W would be enough for that. The new 5xxx series cards are very efficient and don't require a huge amount of power.
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March 2, 2010 3:16:26 PM

I was even thinking i could get nvidia 9800gtx in sli rather than getting a hd 5850
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March 2, 2010 3:19:05 PM

Is the other selection of my parts good for playing games like crysis and gta maxed out
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March 2, 2010 3:24:21 PM

Do not go Nvida right now they are still behind as far as performance goes. The 5850 is a better buy then the 9800.
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March 2, 2010 3:25:15 PM

I would definitely stick with the HD 5850. It's a much better choice as you don't lose an upgrade path and the card is more future proof.

Depends on the resolution. If you've got a 1600x monitor, it will play every game (30+ FPS) at max details, but maybe not max out the FPS (60+) on all of them. If the resolution is 1900x, then the 5850 will not play Crysis on max details, but it should play everything else at max details. I doubt it will max out the FPS on anything at 1900x.
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March 2, 2010 3:25:36 PM

Sorry for the double post.

But if this is just stricktly for Gaming you would be better of saving a few bucks and getting an i5 or and AMD955.

Just my opinion though
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March 2, 2010 3:27:30 PM

Agree. Or saving that money and picking up an HD 5870, which will play Crysis at max details at 1900x resolutions.
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March 2, 2010 3:30:29 PM

For my motherboard should i stick to msi or go for asus or gigabyte
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March 2, 2010 3:33:17 PM

I prefer to recommend Asus and Gigabyte, mainly because they have USB 3/SATA III ports on many boards. I would say that MSI is just behind them as far as quality, but isn't a bad choice.
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March 2, 2010 3:35:37 PM

No but msi p55 gd 80 is of about 210 usd and is on the higher end
but in asus a motherboard of that specs excluding usb 3 and stuff will cost me like 100 more bucks
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March 2, 2010 3:41:17 PM

I am going to be using my old hp w19e moniter which has a native resolution of 1440 by 900 but on my old pc it supported the screen resolution on xp and vista but on win7 there were only 3 options 800*600 1280*780(which was smaller) and 1600*1200(which was to big and wasent fitting) so just wanted to know will this problem come in my new pc to
thanks for advice
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March 2, 2010 3:59:56 PM

Here is the deal at the resolution of your monitor scratch the idea of getting anything higher then a 5770. The Monitor is going to be your bottle neck. If you plan on upgrading to a 19xx monitor then by all means go with the 5850 or higher.
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March 2, 2010 4:09:50 PM

I dont agree with that cuse the 5850 beats the 5770 in all benchmarks
and my question was will i be able to use my native resolution with hd 5850 or not
yes or no
thanks
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March 2, 2010 4:14:29 PM

They were using a higher resolution. The 5850 is better, but unnecessary for your resolution. There would not be a noticeable difference between the 5770 and the 5850 at resolutions lower than 1920x1080.

As for offering the native resolution, I have no idea why you're not getting that option now. That shouldn't be something that's driven by the GPU.
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March 2, 2010 4:22:48 PM

Just to tell the specs of my old rig are intel p4 3.06 ghz 64 mb vga video card 2gigs of 800 mhz ddr2 ram and i want to know will the hd 5770 or 5850 be showing the resolution

cause i even have a sony vaio cs notebook it has a pre fitted nvidia m9300 gpu which shows its native resolution 1280*780 even in windows 7 so i just wanted to know should i even buy a new moniter if something is wrong with that

Thank you
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