I need help on new gaming build Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: March 9, 2011 11:18 PM in Systems Share gamerkila57 March 9, 2011 6:57:41 PM Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks Budget Range: $430 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Parts Preferences: by brand or type Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 2560 x 1600 Additional Comments: i will like this to be a reliable gaming pc. ............................................................................................................................................................................. LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24 Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G1333K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $40 AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $100 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30 LOGISYS Computer CS2008BK SOHO 2 All Black Tool Less ATX Case w/480W Power Supply & BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $107 I can't decide this two GPUs SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $65 or ZOTAC ZT-40603-10L GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80 I've spent a lot of time trying to do all my homework on this build and I think I've got everything right. My main concerns are: 1)Will this be a good gaming pc 2) which gpu should i use More about : gaming build gamerkila57 March 9, 2011 6:59:04 PM 120mm Blue LED Case Fans (x6) WR2 a b 4 Gaming March 9, 2011 10:10:04 PM Hello gamerkila57; Only 1 extra case fan please. And use the stock AMD CPU cooler. Get the best video card you can afford. Use the $30 from the Hyper 212+ and what ever 5 of the six case fans would have cost. Plus what you would have spent on the other video cards. Best Graphics Cards For the Money: March 2011 Everything else looks 'OK'. Related resources Need some help with new gaming computer build - Budget USD$1025 - Forum 1400$ gaming build - New to this - Need your help :) - Forum New gaming PC, need help on my final build decision - Forum New to pc gaming, need help with a pc build - Forum New Gaming Rig need help with the build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gamerkila57 March 9, 2011 10:19:27 PM the highest i can pay for a gpu is $95 ghostmann March 9, 2011 10:37:08 PM If you are gaming at that resolution you would need a much better GPU. HD5670 and GT430 won't cut. You need at least HD6870 or Nvida eq or higher. WR2 a b 4 Gaming March 9, 2011 10:39:15 PM I really don't think he has a 30" LCD display. gamerkila57 March 9, 2011 10:39:57 PM what video card do u suggest from newegg.com WR2 a b 4 Gaming March 9, 2011 10:40:33 PM The $60 for the Zotac, $30 from the CPU cooler and 5x LED fans... is only equal to $95? WR2 a b 4 Gaming March 9, 2011 10:40:54 PM What video resolution is your monitor? BLUE0534 March 9, 2011 10:43:17 PM If i was you, id wait and save my money up. If you spend $430 on a pc, it wont be a great gamer. It will get you by, but i promise you wont be happy gamerkila57 March 9, 2011 10:43:55 PM my monitor resoluton is 1280 x 1024 WR2 a b 4 Gaming March 9, 2011 10:58:58 PM Look @ Best Graphics Cards For the Money: March 2011 linked above. WR2 a b 4 Gaming March 9, 2011 11:04:04 PM PowerColor AX5670 Radeon HD 5670 Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... gamerkila57 March 9, 2011 11:07:08 PM what about this ASUS ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... WR2 a b 4 Gaming March 9, 2011 11:14:44 PM That's much more powerful than the HD 5670 but it's also $115 a/r w/ shipping added. Plus taxes if any. gamerkila57 March 9, 2011 11:18:44 PM is it a good gaming gpu Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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