Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Help with my first gaming rig?

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 8, 2012 4:00:42 AM

So I'm in 8th grade and I want to get into PC gaming. I don't own my own computer, so this will be my first own one. It seems the graphics are much more intense than my Xbox and every thing just looks better. Since I'm in 8th grade, I don't have a huge budget, so it's around $1000-$1200. Can you take a look at my specs and tell me if there good for what I want:

Case: http://bit.ly/HwYUn7

RAM: http://bit.ly/HRxhWW

Processor: http://bit.ly/h6dxCY

CPU fan: http://bit.ly/IeMPUN

Motherboard, $50 because of a sale going on at the store: http://bit.ly/HzbmyJ

Video Card: http://bit.ly/IjZEZw

HDD: http://bit.ly/Hnvgfb

SDD: http://bit.ly/oZNNmv

PSU: http://bit.ly/HoisLt

DVD Burner: http://bit.ly/I4FTsZ\

Sound Card, does the motherboard have one?: http://bit.ly/HoiuD4

Speakers: http://bit.ly/d7XqiY

Mouse: http://bit.ly/zL8BkF

Am I missing anything? Is there too much? Do I need all that for an entry level PC? Will I get need the mouse? Remember I'm just beginning. Also, I would like some recommendations for cheap but good monitors and keyboards.
All answers/suggestions are appreciated!!!!!!
Ryan

More about : gaming rig

April 8, 2012 4:11:47 AM

i5-2500k $180+tax
Sapphire Radeon 7950 $470
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 $75+tax after $50 discount
XFX 550W PSU $75
Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x4GB RAM $47
Samsung by Seagate 500GB HDD $85
Lite-On 24x DVD Burner $18
HAF 912 $60
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB $151

Total: $1151+tax+shipping.
MUCH better components.
April 8, 2012 4:12:20 AM

Thats a lot of links for me to click to find out what you might buy
Related resources
April 8, 2012 4:21:27 AM

For monitors Asus are great. Also, I like Razer keyboards.

If I were you I'd change that graphics card to a 560 Ti 448 Cores and upgrade the PSU to a TX650.

And most motherboards have onboard Sound and it's good enough for me. I'm not to sure about sound cards.
April 8, 2012 4:22:19 AM

Or change the Graphics card to a Sapphire 7850 those are great as of now. Until the GTX 660's come out
April 8, 2012 8:14:01 PM

azeem40 said:
i5-2500k $180+tax
Sapphire Radeon 7950 $470
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 $75+tax after $50 discount
XFX 550W PSU $75
Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x4GB RAM $47
Samsung by Seagate 500GB HDD $85
Lite-On 24x DVD Burner $18
HAF 912 $60
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB $151

Total: $1151+tax+shipping.
MUCH better components.


Why such the low HDD and such a high SDD?
April 8, 2012 8:30:18 PM

What do you mean low HDD and high SSD? 500GB should last you until HDD prices drop down. 128GB SSD is enough for OS, programs and games.
!