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June 2, 2011 10:46:18 AM

im building a $500 gaming computer and i was wondering if someone could check my parts list and tell me if all of these components will work together and maby make some suggestions that will make it cheaper or better? Oh and im planning to use the onboard graphics for now ;) 

RAM: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 RAM - 8-8-8-24 - RipJawsX
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/163332/MEMORY_MEMORY_DDR-3_...
$57.95

Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-M Pro (Rev 3.0) Motherboard
http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/161049/MOTHERBOARD_INTEL_SO...
$157

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100T
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$122

Optical Drives: Lite-On IHAS124 24X DVDRW OEM
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...$29

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST3500413AS
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$39

Case:CoolerMaster Elite 430 Black with 500W
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$95

Total $499.95

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June 2, 2011 11:37:41 AM

I'm going to echo the Asrock mobo and the call for a decent GPU. You did say you'll use onboard for now, so I'm not going to push it.

I would suggest looking into an AMD system if you really want to save cash, unless you really want to get a Sandy Bridge CPU.
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June 2, 2011 11:47:54 AM

yeah i really want a sandy bridge cpu and im going to upgrade my gpu in about a month but im going to stick with asus because my local shop stocks it. will all of these parts be compatible with each other thow? thatnks thow :) 
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June 2, 2011 11:58:00 AM

if your going to be using the integrated GPU i would definetely reccommend looking at the i3-2105 which has a HD3000 iGPU over the HD2000 iGPU in the 2100 varients.
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June 3, 2011 7:42:17 AM

i will do that, thank you :)  but no one has said if of of these parts will work together?
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June 3, 2011 12:27:09 PM

No obvious reasons the components selected should not work....
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June 3, 2011 12:53:32 PM

Seriously, you need a machine for gaming and you won't add a gpu? Come on.. By far the best setup you can get!

Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO450W (P1-450S-XXB9) 450W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 880G PRO3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2B1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sum 512$ With MIR, for a true gaming computer, with 6770 and Bulldozer-READY!
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June 3, 2011 4:20:25 PM

michxymi said:
Seriously, you need a machine for gaming and you won't add a gpu? Come on.. By far the best setup you can get!

Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO450W (P1-450S-XXB9) 450W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 880G PRO3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2B1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sum 512$ With MIR, for a true gaming computer, with 6770 and Bulldozer-READY!


if you read his post he said hell be using the onboard graphics FOR NOW. and why would he get a phenom 955 if he could get the much better i3-2100?
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June 3, 2011 5:46:12 PM

He should get the Phenom II because a)it's a Quad Core and at 2011 you don't get Dual Core CPUS... b)If he goes for my build, HE CAN BUY NOW A VERY GOOD GPU and get better perfomance over i3 and his graphics c) he saves the money that he was going to spend for gpu, and if he thinks that cpu is holding perfomance back(which will not) he goes for a BULLDOZER which will crash the i3 2100..
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June 3, 2011 5:51:43 PM

michxymi said:
He should get the Phenom II because a)it's a Quad Core and at 2011 you don't get Dual Core CPUS... b)If he goes for my build, HE CAN BUY NOW A VERY GOOD GPU and get better perfomance over i3 and his graphics c) he saves the money that he was going to spend for gpu, and if he thinks that cpu is holding perfomance back(which will not) he goes for a BULLDOZER which will crash the i3 2100..


think you should do your homework:
955 vs 2100:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=88

for gaming the 2100 would be a better choice and he could always upgrade to a 2500K or 2600K in the future if he wants to also:
955 vs 2500K:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=88
955 vs 2600K:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=88
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June 3, 2011 5:58:55 PM

My homework is done and it's a very good one!

First of all, I really don't know why they do the Phenom II 955 VS 2600K-2500K...Completly wrong for me as the processors are in different price and it's normal for the new i7 and i5 to kill the 955

Secondly, I don't look only at CPU! The whole build matters..What do you think will be better at gaming?

i3 2100 - 4GB RAM - Intel Graphics

or

Phenom II X4 - 4GB RAM - Radeon HD 6770

Really if you think the first will be better, I'm not the one that should do his homework.. Usually at a gaming PC you need a good Graphics Card then comes CPU and then RAM..
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June 3, 2011 6:08:35 PM

michxymi said:
My homework is done and it's a very good one!

First of all, I really don't know why they do the Phenom II 955 VS 2600K-2500K...Completly wrong for me as the processors are in different price and it's normal for the new i7 and i5 to kill the 955

Secondly, I don't look only at CPU! The whole build matters..What do you think will be better at gaming?

i3 2100 - 4GB RAM - Intel Graphics

or

Phenom II X4 - 4GB RAM - Radeon HD 6770

Really if you think the first will be better, I'm not the one that should do his homework.. Usually at a gaming PC you need a good Graphics Card then comes CPU and then RAM..


dont really get your point but a phenom 955 with a 6770 vs a i3-2100 with a 6770, the i3 wins. it will also cost the same price, as long as he just replaces the mobo with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and a i3-2100:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


then for the rest of the components use the components that you selected, you get a $5 more end product. ($517)

or for $10 less than your build he could go with this mobo instead: ($502)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


and for the rest of the components use the parts from your AMD build. and as far as bulldozer goes, there are no performance benchmarks as of yet, although most sources say bulldozer will be on-par with the current sandy bridge lineup.
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June 5, 2011 4:48:43 AM

Best answer selected by spencer2251.
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June 5, 2011 5:27:44 AM

Im am using on board graphics for NOW then i will get a good gpu in a month or two when i get more money and i want a intel prosserer and not AMD one.
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