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New PC pre-built- $1075 System. Am I doing this right? (Newbie)

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September 26, 2010 4:34:07 AM

Alright, time to step up to the plate and junk my old HP computer. With a GTS 250 and a Intel Celeron D 360, 4 GB RAM, and a motherboard that nobody would want to touch with a 40 foot stick, PC gaming is slim to non. At least quality gaming.

I've decided to go pre-built, and strike up a new PC build (Keep in mind, I'm an uber-noob when it comes to PC building).

Here is what I was looking at, I only plan to have 1 Processor, and 1 video card. I might double the video card, but I'm not sure I would get better performance.

Ok, Am I doing this right? :

Motherboard - $140 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435
Video Card- GTX 460 - $170 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130562&cm_re=NVidia_gtx_460-_-14-130-562-_-Product
Processor - $260 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849&cm_re=amd_phenom_ii_x6-_-19-103-849-_-Product
RAM - $190 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145261&cm_re=2_GB_Ram-_-20-145-261-_-Product
DVD/CD drive- $20 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E16827106276&cm_re=DVD_drive_internal_sata-_-27-106-276-_-Product
1000W Power Supply- $190 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171049&cm_re=Power_Supply_1000w-_-17-171-049-_-Product
Hard Drve - $60 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148445&cm_re=750_GB_internal-_-22-148-445-_-Product
Case - $45 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
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$1075

Ok, how can I tell if I'm doing this right? Like because I look at this, and theres like stuff on there and I have no idea what it means, if it is compatible.

Also, will this stuff fit in the case? And will it be able to run Starcraft, WoW, and Crysis at high settings with 35+ FPS?

Thanks!
- Mafiaboss1337
September 26, 2010 5:06:38 AM

You should go to the new build forum :) 
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September 26, 2010 1:33:47 PM

You don't need a 1000 Watt PSU for that system:
a Corsair 620HX, 650HX or 750HX would be fine.

Also, Rosewill is not known for excellent cases.

Check out the Cooler Master Storm Sniper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

We have one and it's terrific. CM often innovates first,
and then other manufacturers copy them.


I'm also a big fan of Western Digital, and strongly
recommend that you go with 2 x HDDs with 5-year warranties,
for redundancy. Just compute cost per warranty year,
and the 5-year warranty usually comes out ahead of
3-year warranties, on that metric.

Either 2 of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

... or 2 of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The latter are a good choice because your motherboard
supports SATA/6G natively; the former are a good choice
if you decide to combine them in a RAID array.

Note: WD's Caviar Black's are not designed for RAID arrays,
whereas the "RE" (RAID Edition) HDDs are designed for RAID.


MRFS
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September 27, 2010 12:43:14 AM

I want to get a 1000 watt PSU so I can stick in 2 video cards, and thanks for the tip. That case looks smooth.

I don't really need 2 HDDs, I mean I have 1 TB in my system right now, and have more than enough stuff I know what to do with, and I'm only using 220 GB, so I think that just 1 drive (Might go with the terrabyte) should be more than enough.

I'm transferring this over to new-build, because I mis interpreted the word "Prebuilt".

Who buys prebuilt computers anymore? Lol talk about throwing your money out the window. Was looking for a prebuilt section, like not built but planed. hehe.
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September 27, 2010 12:57:10 AM

lol =p... I buy some, but they are for work(my boss won't let me build them), and I don't plan them on here. (I mean prebuilt)

Consider a SSD if you already have a HDD.


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September 28, 2010 10:46:27 AM

What are the advantages of having a SSD?

And what is a RAID?!
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September 29, 2010 2:44:46 AM

RAID = Reduntant Arry of Independant Discs, meaning it is several Hard drives...
Solid stae drives (SSD) are basically giant flash drives, so they have no moving parts, low power consumption, and high read speeds... essentially it gives you a "faster" feel, quicker boot times, and faster surfing...

On the prebuilt, you mean pre build =p...
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September 29, 2010 10:26:47 AM

So, in order to get raid I have to buy a $400 chip?

And how mcuh faster is a SSD than a normal HD?
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September 29, 2010 9:12:12 PM

No, your Motherboard should be about to support RAID

Depends on the hard drive and SSD...

Prably a boot time of 10 seconds down to 5
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September 30, 2010 11:29:14 AM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 + ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL Ripjaws
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Black 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W + Antec Nine Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$975.92

That 750W PSU is even overkill for two video cards, you don't need a bigger one.
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November 20, 2013 10:30:34 AM

What are your going to be doing with this PC; gaming?
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