Making a Gaming PC Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 6, 2010 4:39 AM in Systems Share asad47 July 3, 2010 6:37:27 PM I just join the big community of Tom's Hardware today, reason I joined in is that I need some suggestions, I want to buy a new PC, so guys please share your thoughts, here's what I am thinking to buy: 1. Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 2. GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 3. Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 4. GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video 5. Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler 6. CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 7. COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case Suggestions? More about : making gaming coldsleep July 3, 2010 6:41:17 PM You would get better gaming performance out of either one of: a) i5-750 + ATI 5870/nVidia 480 b) AMD Phenom II X4 955 + AIT 5870/nVidia 480 The 5850 is a fine GPU, but if you're just looking at gaming, the i7-930 isn't needed, and won't improve your in-game experience as much as spending more on the GPU and less on the CPU. If, however, you're looking at a cross-functional gaming & rendering/encoding/editing build, it's fine. asad47 July 3, 2010 6:43:39 PM Main reason of buying this PC is gaming ! Related resources Budget £400-500 Making gaming pc - Forum Making a Good Gaming PC - Forum Making gaming pc , not sure which graphics card to get - Forum Making a Gaming PC with a prebuilt plus parts ~$1000 - Forum Suggestions on making a good gaming pc ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer coldsleep July 3, 2010 6:45:16 PM May I recommend that you post in the format linked in my signature? That will help people get a better idea of what you are looking for and what your budget is. asad47 July 3, 2010 6:49:28 PM you know I am new here, and I don't know much about TH, do whatever you want coldsleep July 3, 2010 6:51:58 PM If you prefer, I can be a lot less helpful. Your initial setup is ok, but you could do a lot better for a gaming build with the money you appear to be willing to spend. Using the provided format allows people to tailor what you are looking for to your budget, monitor resolution, etc. asad47 July 3, 2010 6:53:49 PM OK the do it asad47 July 4, 2010 9:38:43 PM suggestions please? ubernoobie July 5, 2010 12:12:18 AM what is your budget, resolution and what you gunna be using it for? pure gaming, some editing, etc... asad47 July 6, 2010 4:39:41 AM I am going to use it for Pure gaming, and the budget is around $2k Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Making my first gaming pc Forum New to building ( making a gaming pc ) what do you think? Forum Need help making beast gaming PC $920 budget Forum Advice on making a gaming pc Forum Making final adjustments to a gaming PC Forum Help making a Gaming PC Build 1,500-1,800 Forum Good New Gaming /Video Making PC ? Forum NEW PC BUILD FOR MAKING GAMES/PLAYING GAMES Forum Gaming PC in the making Forum Making an Ivy Bridge gaming PC Forum NVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum Making a Gaming computer Forum This all I need for making my gaming PC? Forum [Solved] Help Needed on making a $800-850 gaming pc Forum Making my build a gaming system?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !