Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Help with homebuilt gaming rig <$1300

Last response: in Systems
Share
September 6, 2010 7:26:52 AM

Hopefully I can get advice for parts on sale or rebate for the best parts.

I was thinking of a

i7 930 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

and a GTX 460 (need help on choosing brand)


I need advice on the rest of the build.


Looking for a good Motherboard that has a lot of expansion for RAM and I want to SLI in the future.

The motherboard, and GPU I need help picking out.

The rest of the build I need help choosing which items.
a b V Motherboard
September 6, 2010 8:21:26 AM

That's a sweet price on the i7 930.. Definitely a stellar purchase.. My recommendation for the rest of the components are these -

1. Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ATX Motherboard

2. 6GB (3 x 2GB) Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3 1600 MHz RAM

3. Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Sata2 HDD

4. XFX 750W Black Edition PSU

5. (a) Lian-Li PC A70F
(b) CoolerMaster HAF-X

6. EVGA GTX 470 1280 MB

7. Sony Optiarc AD-7240 Dvd Writer drive

P.S. - You could opt for the MSI cyclone GTX 460 1GB which will save you some valuable cash to go for an aftermarket cooler.. Something like the Thermaltake Frio or the Noctua NH-D14 (if you want to get a top end air cooler)..
m
0
l
September 6, 2010 8:52:36 AM

Emperus said:
That's a sweet price on the i7 930.. Definitely a stellar purchase.. My recommendation for the rest of the components are these -

1. Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ATX Motherboard

2. 6GB (3 x 2GB) Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3 1600 MHz RAM

3. Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM Sata2 HDD

4. XFX 750W Black Edition PSU

5. (a) Lian-Li PC A70F
(b) CoolerMaster HAF-X

6. EVGA GTX 470 1280 MB

7. Sony Optiarc AD-7240 Dvd Writer drive

P.S. - You could opt for the MSI cyclone GTX 460 1GB which will save you some valuable cash to go for an aftermarket cooler.. Something like the Thermaltake Frio or the Noctua NH-D14 (if you want to get a top end air cooler)..



How much RAM can I put in that motherboard?

Does 470 have more than 1 SLI?

I noticed a 460 that has 2gb RAM.


m
0
l
Related resources
a b V Motherboard
September 6, 2010 9:06:58 AM

1. You can install upto a maximum of 24 GB DDR3 RAM on that motherboard..

2. I did not undertane that '470 has only one SLI statement' completely.. Please elaborate on that..

3. Higher amount of video ram does not scales directly to better performance.. It all depends on the basic card employing it.. Just for example, a 512 MB HD 4870 will always be faster than the 1GB HD 4670.. 1GB is a good count for the GTX 460..
m
0
l
September 6, 2010 10:44:44 AM

Emperus said:
1. You can install upto a maximum of 24 GB DDR3 RAM on that motherboard..

2. I did not undertane that '470 has only one SLI statement' completely.. Please elaborate on that..

3. Higher amount of video ram does not scales directly to better performance.. It all depends on the basic card employing it.. Just for example, a 512 MB HD 4870 will always be faster than the 1GB HD 4670.. 1GB is a good count for the GTX 460..



I meant can I have more than two GPUS if I use a 470
m
0
l
a b V Motherboard
September 6, 2010 11:43:34 AM

ggsxt said:
I meant can I have more than two GPUS if I use a 470


Sure.. As long as you've the right motherboard which supports SLI and the right PSU to power them adequately..
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
September 6, 2010 7:05:58 PM

i not a fan of the gf 100 cards though they run hot and draw alot of power, the gtx 470 can reach up to 96 degrees celsius while playing crysis( i know as my friend has 1 and he has good airflow in his case and so on) the gtx 460 is a newer card and it is the best card price vs performance IMO but for this thread starters price range i would go for something with more power like an hd 5850 or 5870.
m
0
l
!