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July 18, 2010 11:46:03 PM

I'm new at building computer's and i need a little help... I have created a build for a gaming computer but I want to make sure that everything work together and there isn't any bad part choices.
This is my build(all from
--Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W
-- ASUS P7F7-E WS SuperComputer LGA 1156 Intel 3450 w/ NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
--G.SKILL PIS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL7D-4GBPIS
Hard Drive:
--Seagate Constellation ES 500GB
Graphics card:
--MSI N260GTX Twin Frozr OC GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Power Supply & Tower Combo Deal:
-- Antec NeoPower 650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

that's it, thanks :p 

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July 19, 2010 12:02:33 AM

GTX260 is almost the same price as the GTX460. Spend a litle extra and get the 460! it's certainly far superior!
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July 19, 2010 12:03:11 AM

My budget is around $1000, is my build bad? can't tell from the first bit of response. o.O
July 19, 2010 12:10:26 AM

your build isnt very good for gaming. mine is 830$, and it would destroy what you linked in gaming, and yours is 1000$? and if its 1000$, i can get better stuff, but what parts do you or dont you need?
July 19, 2010 12:21:54 AM

I don't need too much hard drive space probably half what i had down, I was after a graphics card that would work with games that come out over the next few years, I'm looking to be able to play online games without lagging, also wanted some usb 3.0 ports for the future, thats about it. what is your computer build?
July 19, 2010 12:23:36 AM

i posted it, its all the links to newegg, 2nd post.
July 19, 2010 12:29:09 AM

what manufacturer would you suggest buying a graphics card from?
July 19, 2010 12:31:02 AM

MSI, ASUS, XFX, Gigabyte, Sapphire, EVGA, im probably missing a few. the one in the build i linked is good
July 19, 2010 12:34:23 AM

also, just out of curiosity and not meaning to offend, what was wrong with my build? would like to know so I can learn from what I did wrong. =)
July 19, 2010 12:40:56 AM

the graphics card isn't posted the RAM is posted two times
July 19, 2010 12:43:12 AM

fair enough.

CPU: great choice

MOBO: WAYYYY over priced mobo

RAM: 2000 MHz is WAYYYYY overkill, 1600 MHz at lower timings would be faster and better anyway.

HDD: older and slower hdd. its also extremely overpriced.

GPU: its a very old gpu, and newer ones that blow it out of the water are the same price.

CASE: Its just an overpriced and ugly case :lol: 

PSU: pretty good psu

thats all fixed with the build i suggested.
July 19, 2010 12:44:31 AM

Xuvea said:
the graphics card isn't posted the RAM is posted two times

OOO, sorry about that! :whistle:  fixed :) 
July 19, 2010 12:48:31 AM

I'm wondering what the PCIe description for the Mother board you posted means:
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
Note: When dual graphics cards are used in 1st and 2nd PCIex16 slots, SATA3 / USB 3.0 (Marvell 9128 /NEC USB 3.0 Controllers) will work at normal mode.

I still have problems with this,
What does it all MEAN!?!? DX
July 19, 2010 12:56:07 AM

it basically means when you have 1 video card in, it will run at x16 speed, when you have 2, they will both run at x8 speed. but when you have 2 in, the sata 3 will run at sata 2, and the usb 3 will run at usb 2. this is only for gigabyte boards, so if you have a problem with that, get this combo instead:

saves ya 5 bucks too :D 
July 19, 2010 1:00:02 AM

what should I look for in a tower case? a certain material?
July 19, 2010 1:04:00 AM

so if there is only 1 card in a PCIe port it puts all the speed in the one but if you have two thing in 2 PCIe ports it splits the speed between the 2?
July 19, 2010 1:08:26 AM

in a sense, yes. however, graphics cards can barely fully use x8 speeds, so x16 is 100% performance, and with x8, you only lose about 5% performance. and case material doesnt matter too much. steel is strong, aluminum is light. if you plan on taking it around everywhere, get aluminum. if you plan on leaving it in one spot, it doesnt matter as much as long as its still good quality.
July 19, 2010 2:51:18 AM

ehh, its pretty good, but isnt as good for the price.
July 19, 2010 2:57:56 AM

its a decent combo, however the one i linked is better (as a build).
July 19, 2010 3:10:20 AM

high price, high shipping, bad cooling, bad company, really small, pretty bad features. nah :kaola:  sorry, but there really isnt gonna be a combo thats gonna beat my case, or a case for a similar price that beats the case i recommended. is there something you dont like about it?
July 19, 2010 3:57:53 AM

whats a good hard drive around 160 GB?
July 19, 2010 4:22:27 AM

XD as much as I use computers I somehow avoided learning anything about the interior lol
July 19, 2010 4:25:12 AM

Hi, dude..if your budget is 1000$ why don't you get can modify this a little bit and add a 5870 Ati card....ita beast...Gl

July 19, 2010 4:29:57 AM

no offense, just commenting, but in that build, the hdd isnt good, the 470 isnt a good buy anymore, thats a pretty low level mobo, no possibility for sli, and thats not a very good ram choice.
July 19, 2010 4:43:24 AM

oh alright =), yeah if he goes better parts it would go above 1000+ =)
July 19, 2010 4:45:36 AM

yeah, although it isnt a bad performing build, just you can get a lot more for the money.
July 19, 2010 4:54:57 AM

what is a good 500GB hdd?
July 19, 2010 5:25:32 AM

thanks =) also, is there any monitors you would suggest? I don't mind if I brings me over the $1000 mark, perferably 24"
July 19, 2010 6:34:32 AM

thanks =)