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My first computer build

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July 28, 2010 6:18:26 PM

i would be using this computer for gaming (mostly MMORPGS like TERA Online, Blade and Soul, KOTOR, etc)...
also for graphic design, movies, and music

my price range is $400-$1000 i really dont wanna spend more than $1000.
just need to know if everything is compatible and if i am missing anything. and i will seriously take you suggestions.
should i make the upgrade to a direct x 11 card or stick with 10? what cables will i need to hook everything up?
thanks


CASE: Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MOTHERBOARD: MSI P43-C51 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

GRAPHICS CARD: PNY XLR8 VCG98GTEE1XEB GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

POWER SUPPLY: Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W Continuous @40°C

PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W

RAM: A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

DVD: HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i

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July 28, 2010 6:22:08 PM

Yuck. That's an ugly looking build. You're using very cheap, low quality parts (MSI board, Rosewill PSU, Rosewill case) and old tech (LGA775 CPU, 9800 GT, Caviar Blue HDD). Frankly, there isn't a part I'd keep in that build.

Here's what I'd look at (working on the combos):

CPU/GPU: X4 955 an d HD 5770 $290 after rebate
Mobo: Asus M4A88TD-M $90
RAM: GeIL 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $80
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Antec BP 550W $100
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18

Total: $654
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July 28, 2010 6:29:14 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Yuck. That's an ugly looking build. You're using very cheap, low quality parts (MSI board, Rosewill PSU, Rosewill case) and old tech (LGA775 CPU, 9800 GT, Caviar Blue HDD). Frankly, there isn't a part I'd keep in that build.

Here's what I'd look at (working on the combos):

CPU/GPU: X4 955 an d HD 5770 $290 after rebate
Mobo: Asus M4A88TD-M $90
RAM: GeIL 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $80
HDD/PSU: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB and Corsair 650W $125 after rebate
Case/Optical: Coolermaster 690 and cheap SATA DVD burner $73

Total: $658


thanks i love your honesty lol. just wondering tho is amd/ati really the way to go? everyone seems to tell me to go with intel/nvidia and i feel better going with nvidia/intel just because i know more about them. should i switch up or does it really matter?
July 28, 2010 6:33:01 PM

It is for your budget. You really can't even get into Intel's current builds without dropping well over $1,000. At least not without hurting some other part of the build. nVidia is getting kicked around pretty hard by ATI right now. Intel's prices are also extremely high right now.

The Intel/nVidia recommendations are several years old. It used to be the case that they'd always be better, but AMD (they own ATI) has make huge gains in the last few years.

I've updated the build a lot. Some of the combos were gone.

You could swap in this RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 for $105. It won't make a huge difference though.
July 28, 2010 6:33:31 PM

blindmanwithskill said:
^Agreed. Except maybe better RAM.


what RAM would you recommend?
July 28, 2010 6:38:15 PM

thanks alot, btw will i have to buy anymore chords or should these come with everything i need?

btw i am still taking suggestions if anyone wants to add on to anything.
July 28, 2010 6:39:02 PM

That's everything you'd need. The motherboard will come with the cables.
July 28, 2010 6:41:29 PM

thank you
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