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March 23, 2010 4:09:48 AM

Hello,
Hello, I'm currently building my own gaming pc and this is the build im planning to use:
I already own a CD-ROM/Case/Powersupply and intel i7-930 processor
i need to choose a mobo/memory/internal hd/cooler/graphics card
I have the ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 in mind for my mobo.
Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) for memory
wd caviar black 500gb for internal hd

Now Do I need a cpu cooler if I'm not OCing?
What Graphics card should I get if i want to play crysis/mw2/BF2 Bad Company/L4D2 on a 22" monitor?
I'm planning to use windows 7 x64
Also I'm planning to use dual monitor in the future
(Please feel free to mention if some of my parts are not good, or if i could reduce the price of this build)

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March 23, 2010 4:14:32 AM

No, you do not need an aftermarket cooler if you don't plan on any OC. But, they're affordable, so if you can afford one, I'd look into it.

You need to tell us more about your budget though. Without knowing, I'd recommend either a 5770 or a 5850/70, assuming you're at 1920x1080. If you're at 1680x1050, I'd lean to 5770, if 1080, 58xx series.
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March 23, 2010 4:25:07 AM

well im planning to spend $600
-200 from processor=
400 for mobo/internal hd/graphics card/ram
if I'm tight on money would it take any effect if i use 4gb instead of 6?
which means my graphics card should be around 100~150bucks
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March 23, 2010 5:23:54 AM

Marshmlol said:
well im planning to spend $600
-200 from processor=
400 for mobo/internal hd/graphics card/ram
if I'm tight on money would it take any effect if i use 4gb instead of 6?
which means my graphics card should be around 100~150bucks


I built my system to play the games you listed and being that you already have some parts I will post my parts from newegg.com and money. I was on kinda a budget as well, but I play Crysis and Bad Company 2 better then my friends so here it goes and diclaimer its not the best computer in the world.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Price $19.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Price $39.81

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Price $60.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Price $46.99

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Price $74.99 Newegg has a mis-print on this motherboard though its actully a AM3/AM2+/AM2.

Heres the link of the real motherboard specs cause newegg screwed up on the specs of the board:

http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Sp...

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Sorry about that anyways:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Price $189.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Price $74.99

All you need now is the HardDrive sorry I left you with some money though.

The Grand total without the HardDrive is = 508.

After you pick a harddrive you will be around 560 or so and then after shipping you will have hit about 600, but probably a little less! YAY!

I'm sorry I didn't really go off of what you said. My fault I just know what my computer can do. I hope this helps some how, and agian I know its not the best in the world, but for the people with a budget this build works great for gaming I promise.



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a b B Homebuilt system
March 23, 2010 5:05:18 PM

If that's your GPU budget, you have something to consider. Do you want DX11? If you do, 5770 is almost in your range. If not, you'll get better performance from a 260, or a 4890. Those two perform better than the 5770 in DX10, but don't have DX11 capabilities. Or, save for a while and wait for Fermi. I am.
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March 23, 2010 5:42:27 PM

DX11 looks so tempting...
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March 24, 2010 4:28:55 AM

What did you think of my post for you PC build? I know its not exactly what you wanted, but I tried to make the budget more even though all the hardware and make it a nice gaming PC for you.
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