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November 22, 2010 3:45:15 PM

Hi :hello:  ..Im new here in this forum. I decided to join because when Im searching info regarding building a new pc, almost all the answers point in this site.
I planning to build a gaming pc on a tight budget. I already researched a bit, I just need to know if my plan is ok. Heres what I got so far:

Processor: Intel® Core i5-760 (2.80G) 1333fsb 8mb DC Motherboard:Foxconn H55MXV-LE Intel® H55 Chipset
Graphic Display: 1024MB nVidia GeForce GTS250 CRT-DVI-HDMI DDR3 256bit
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive SATA2 3gb/s 2X faster

Operating System: I also would like to know what is the best OS that I can install on my system that would be best for gaming. Im thinking of getting Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit but im worried that it might slow down my pc or a Win 7 home Premium..What do you think will be best? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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November 22, 2010 3:50:40 PM

Hi

The build looks good part from the graphic card.... why only gts 250. First tell us your budget. If it's 600-800 then it's better to go for AMD-ATI based build.

Have you thought of HD 6850 or GTX 460.

Also where is the rest of the specification. MOBO, PSU stc...

If you thinking of what OS then win 7 home premium 64bit is the best for new gaming rigs (and no its not going to slow down your computer).

Look into somethink like this:

CPU: AMD phenom ii x4 955 BE

GPU: ATI HD 6850 or GTX 460 (HD 6870 if you can afford it)

MOBO: ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ( with new features and crossfire at x8,x8 wich is good)

PSU: Corsair HX 650W or higher.

CASE: Antec 902, antec 300, antec 900 or cooler master HAF 922 (depending which one can you afford.

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM

HDD: Samsung f3 1TB 7200RPM

If you thinking of overcloking then get one of these coolers:

Corsair H50/70

or

I would sugest coolIT E.C.O. wich beats the H50
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November 22, 2010 5:18:47 PM

My budget is around $600..
I havent really checked on the other componenets yet..just the main ones. But im gonna check on your suggestions..Thanks..
For the OS I can actually get a liscense version of Win 7 home premium and ultimate for the same from a friend of mine. For gaming what do you think is better?
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November 22, 2010 5:33:49 PM

waspzz said:
My budget is around $600..
I havent really checked on the other componenets yet..just the main ones. But im gonna check on your suggestions..Thanks..
For the OS I can actually get a liscense version of Win 7 home premium and ultimate for the same from a friend of mine. For gaming what do you think is better?


Personally i would go with win 7 home as it's just a basic one were the ultimate one has everythink and is more for business needs.
Both will do same in at gaming.

And with the 600 there is really no point going for Intel.

Just make a new post using the buyers guide including your budget etc..
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November 23, 2010 5:44:42 PM

dave0305 said:
Personally i would go with win 7 home as it's just a basic one were the ultimate one has everythink and is more for business needs.
Both will do same in at gaming.

And with the 600 there is really no point going for Intel.

Just make a new post using the buyers guide including your budget etc..


Is AMD phenom ii x4 955 BE 3.0G better or atleast ate same level with Intel® Core i5-760 (2.80G) in terms of gaming??
Also, how bout compatibility issues and future proofing for AMD? Im really not good in harware.

Also I think I cant afford HD 6850 or GTX 460. Is ATI Radeon HD 5670 ok?
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November 30, 2010 10:27:53 AM

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