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I need help on new gaming build

Last response: in Systems
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:

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 $24

Patriot 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G1333K $40

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX $100

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler $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 $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 $65

ZOTAC ZT-40603-10L GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card $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

March 9, 2011 6:59:04 PM

120mm Blue LED Case Fans (x6)
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'.
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March 9, 2011 10:19:27 PM

the highest i can pay for a gpu is $95
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.
a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2011 10:39:15 PM

I really don't think he has a 30" LCD display.
March 9, 2011 10:39:57 PM

what video card do u suggest from
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?
a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2011 10:40:54 PM

What video resolution is your monitor?
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
March 9, 2011 10:43:55 PM

my monitor resoluton is 1280 x 1024
a b 4 Gaming
March 9, 2011 10:58:58 PM

Look @ Best Graphics Cards For the Money: March 2011 linked above.
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.
March 9, 2011 11:18:44 PM

is it a good gaming gpu