|08-29-2008, 11:31 PM||#1|
Member (3 bit)
New gaming build.. hows it look??
Sup guys? Ive decided to build a pc that will be used for strictly heavy gaming. Nothing to extreme just a decent mid range build. I plan on running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit and want to go SLI in the near future. I would like some of you more experienced builders to gimme a second opinion on the build.
Case - Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition VA8004BWS Black 1.0mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail [$159.99]
CD Drive - Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DVR-213LS - Retail [$59.99]
HD - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM [$159.99]
PSU - KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-800MA1S 800W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply - Retail [$159.99]
GPU - EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail [$499.99]
RAM - CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5D - Retail (x2 for a total of 4GB) [$178.50]
MOBO - ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail [$299.99]
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9650 - Retail [$554.99]
|08-30-2008, 12:09 AM||#3|
Member (3 bit)
|08-30-2008, 09:47 AM||#4|
I like me
Join Date: May 2007
A few suggestions:
Look at either lite-on or asus dvd burners. Sata, and retail.
Get a good quality psu. Refer to this for good brands: What Power Supply should I get? How many Watts? Who made it? Guide Inside
Unless overclocking, you can drop the ram to ddr2-800, and still be fine.
If you're not going to run sli, then get the asus p5q motherboard instead. It will save you money.
And that cpu is nice, but games don't really use multi cores yet. So you can save a lot of money by just dropping down to a dual, and getting a faster cpu at the same time.
It's coming....just you wait.
|08-30-2008, 05:49 PM||#5|
Member (3 bit)
Join Date: Aug 2008
A nice system for lightweight -medium gamesbut if you play games like CRYSIS you will need a better bulid!!!
This Is My System
CPU: Intel Extreme Core 2 Extreme QX9775 3.2GHZ 12MB Cache
RAM: Consair Dominator DDR3 4 GB
Thermaltake Kandalf Full Tower Case
2x Hitachi Deskstar 1TB Hard Drives Which Means (2TB) SATA2
ATI Readon HIS 4807X2 2GB GDDR5
Samsung SyncMaster 275T
Optical Drive: Asus DRW 2014L1 (DVD-RW)
Blu-Ray Drive: Asus BC1205PT
Logitech MX Revoultion Wireless Mice and Keyboard
|08-30-2008, 06:09 PM||#6|
Folding at home.
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Anyway, soon we're going to be back at where we were when Crysis was released with Far Cry 2...
AMD Athlon 64 X2 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz - nVIDIA GeForce GTX260@626/1620/2060MHz - 4GB DDR2 800MHz - 320GB WD Caviar Blue + 500GB WD Caviar Blue
Last edited by liambl; 08-30-2008 at 06:17 PM.
|08-30-2008, 09:04 PM||#7|
Barefoot on the Moon!
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Northeastern USA
The 280 is the top single-GPU card right now.
However, in most cases, the 9800 GX2 outdoes that card.
With a dual-GPU card, you actually get the full performance of both GPUs, unlinke cards paired in SLI or crossfire. In general, performance for that usually hovers around 80% total. Although, in some cases, one card isn't even utilized.
There are two secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day, and you have to have a dream.
|08-30-2008, 09:05 PM||#8|
Member (11 bit)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: eastern nc
I don't know...........
where you guys dig up these power supplies.
Get a reliable power supply.
One of these will provide a comfortable degree of self-assurance:
and unless you have abit of experience and a lot of patience, leave nVidia chipsets alone.
DFI LP LT X48-E8600-Thermalright HR01 Plus-GeIL Esoteria PC2 6400-Sapphire HD3870 Xfire-Seagate Barracuda Drives-Antec P182-XP Pro
ASUS P5Q Deluxe-Q6700-TRUE BE-Noctua Fan-Corsair Dominator C5DF-Sapphire HD4870T-WD Black Drives-CM690-Windows 7
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