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September 8, 2010 7:47:33 AM

Here's the rig i'm thinking about getting. Please tell me what you all think!

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/gateway-gateway-...


I know the GPU and power supply are nothing to brag about but that can be dealt with. I am wondering if the CPU in there can be swapped in time to an i5-750 or an i7-860. Thanks.

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September 8, 2010 8:01:40 AM

Why not get a custom built rig so you can chose what you want? But it all depends on what you want it for. I would go AMD CPU due to the price, meaning it'll be alot cheaper and you'll have more money to spend on upgrading the GPU or another component. If I were going for an Intel I would pick one of the i7's :) 

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September 8, 2010 8:04:04 AM

Most of us here, including me ofcourse, are not particularly fond of pre-builts.. If you have a budget, then we can suggest you the components as per your needs and also how to put a build together.. Its fairly easy and recommende also..
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September 8, 2010 7:25:36 PM

with that cash you could build your self a much better rig. put yourself out there mate ;) 
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September 8, 2010 7:45:31 PM

Can some suggest a rig for around the same price roughly?
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September 9, 2010 1:37:51 AM

Ok i've made up my mind, i'm building a new comp!!
How is this AMD Phenom II x4 995 chip?
Also, can I get a confirmation on:
A: how good this setup is (how long it will last to do good hardcore gaming)
B: If all these components will work together.

Thanks!
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September 9, 2010 1:57:10 AM

The chip is good - plenty of spare horsepower to game with for years to come. Case is nice. The motherboard is SATA 6Gbs and USB 3, which makes it as future proof as possible. Also, the mobo has a second PCI slot to add another card. The PSU is a very good brand, but probalby not going to cover cross fire if you want to add a second card down the road - not a biggie. All the parts work together. It is a failry good build
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September 9, 2010 3:35:55 AM

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD MoBo

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "

Ok this is a build I've come up with for a good price, how does this look to everyone? Will all these parts work with eachother? All input is appreciated. Thanks.



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September 9, 2010 3:49:36 AM

You can build a custom PC with that kind of many take both the builds that were posted look great except make sure you go for a 5770 or higher.
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September 9, 2010 4:55:24 AM

Bump
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September 9, 2010 6:33:25 AM

Corycool said:
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD MoBo

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "

Ok this is a build I've come up with for a good price, how does this look to everyone? Will all these parts work with eachother? All input is appreciated. Thanks.


It all looks good.. May be (and i mean seriouslly may be) you could do with a better brand PSU.. Something like the Corsair VX 450
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September 9, 2010 8:12:52 AM

Ok thanks for the great advice. So far i'm liking the idea of this system WAY better than the Gateway one. Now the motherboard, it says it's a Micro ATX one. Is there going to be an issue with it since the case is an ATX case along with the ATX power supply? Thanks. Also, will the corsair 450 be enough wattage to handle this system and maybe a second HD 5770? Thanks again.
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September 9, 2010 8:38:16 AM

The roswill would be enough for 2 x 5770 the 450 wont but most atx cases can support matx boards no problem even the atx psu isn't a problem
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September 9, 2010 8:46:05 AM

Ok so I won't have a problem of overcrowding with the components as the mobo is too small? Also I've replaced the rosewill one for the OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Any better?
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September 9, 2010 9:16:51 AM

One last thing, if you look at the case and the mobo that I listed, on the back of the case, it looks like the connections on the mobo won't line up with the case. Will this be a problem or a non-issue?
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September 9, 2010 10:09:18 AM

Corycool said:
Ok thanks for the great advice. So far i'm liking the idea of this system WAY better than the Gateway one. Now the motherboard, it says it's a Micro ATX one. Is there going to be an issue with it since the case is an ATX case along with the ATX power supply? Thanks. Also, will the corsair 450 be enough wattage to handle this system and maybe a second HD 5770? Thanks again.


Need an ATX motherboard to clear on your worries.! Grab the Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H.. Its about 5$ more expensive compared to that MSI model on newegg.. I did not take into account that you might want to go Crossfire in future.. The VX 450 will be inadequate in that case.. The OCZ PSU you selected may probably be enough but i'll recommend the Antec EA-650 in that case..
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