Putting together a nice gaming rig

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  1. Los

    Los Active Member

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    Need some input.

    This is roughly the setup I'm looking at:

    Intel Kentsfield Q6600 @ 2.4ghz - $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

    XFX MBN790IUL9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI ATX - $229.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141009

    Western Digital 1TB HD - $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317

    2x Galaxy Geforce 9800 GTX 512mb SLi
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162021


    XFX GX285XZWFF GeForce GTX 285 1GB - $329.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150367

    OCZ 700 watt - $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341019

    Samsung 23" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 - $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001317


    The rest include a dvd/cd burner, MAYBE a cheap blu-ray player. I'm not sure what the purpose of another HD would be other than just having more space. I have no idea what a RAID0/1 thing is.

    Ideas?

    Really to play Wow and Sim City 4 with some RTS games.
     
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  2. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    PSU is overkill, 2x HD4850 is better than the 9800's. Grab a P5Q pro for Crossfire. (you won't need 32x since these two cards won't be powerful enough to run anything in high enough resolutions to require that much bandwidth)
     
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    sony Active Member

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    talk about overkill
     
  4. beddachedda

    beddachedda life is uncertain. don't sip. OT Supporter

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    overkill is when you have something that can perform far better than the tasks that it needs to perform. there's nothing wrong with it, other than the resources wasted that don't need to be.
     
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    sony Active Member

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    i could do everything he wants on my netbook bro
     
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  7. sony

    sony Active Member

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    thanks but my netbook makes pretty good cookies already
     
  8. Los

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    doubt it.
     
  9. Los

    Los Active Member

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    I'm an Nvidia fanboy. I probably won't do the ATi. But overall, the setup is good?
     
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    sounds like your netbook can do everything. how's the blowjobs?
     
  11. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    don't grab the psu. you don't need 750w
     
  12. HipHopHead

    HipHopHead Well-Known Member

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    I'm no PC gamer or anything but i heard the faster C2D chips are better then the slower quad cores when it comes to games.

    but for the games you want to play im sure it's not needed.
     
  13. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    truth, but quad is the way to go for the future. i would take a 6600 over my e8400 if i were to do it over.
     
  14. Los

    Los Active Member

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    My dad's dell has a 6600. Love it. :bowdown:

    So with dual 9800s, i won't need 750 watts of electrocution?
     
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  16. Los

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    Looking at some 260+ series cards as well.
     
  17. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    No.

    For WoW and Sim City 4K? It's overkill.


    Dude... 2x 9800GTX. :ugh:
     
  18. georgexi

    georgexi o.O OT Supporter

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    what's your budget? don't forget RAM/case
    i'm in the process of building a new pc myself

    check out http://www.hardforum.com
    tons of great info on there
     
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    I have a q6600 / single 9800gt / 4gb ram / 550gig / some asus mobo / 22" viewsonic 2ms 1680x1050

    Plays everything I've got just fine, but seems like it definably could play NFS: Undercover better. I run at 1440x900 to get a few extra fps and it plays just fine, I just hate not being in my monitor's native rez. It plays just fine at 1680x1050 but I can tell it's dipping below ~24fps sometimes.

    Other than that I haven't run into a single game that I can't run, so your system should do just fine.

    I have one question though, why not just get a single nvidia gtx 250/260 video card? wouldn't use as much power and probably do just as well.

    WoW doesn't need anywhere close to that stuff to play, SC4 definably doesn't, but Sim City Societies can use everything you can throw at it. When you have tons of people in a city that game can crawl to a slideslow.
     
  20. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    I might catch Hell for saying this, but do not buy anything other than CORSAIR for your RAM. I've had nothing but good experiences with their sticks, and let me tell ya, RAM isn't what you cheap out on when you build a gaming rig. Get CORSAIR XMS or another high-performance module that allows you to overclock without experiencing BSODs every other day. You'll thank me for it...

    Case is irrelevant because it just houses the shit. As long as it's solid, nobody gives a shit that it looks like an Alien or some other geek mythical creature. Don't cheap out on your Power Supply either: Antec is good.
     
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    You should get the 920 I7 instead, get two 500GB in RAID 0 (which will decrease load times and make things faster), and spend more money on ONE better card and then get another one later because the way you have it now would end up just costing you more.
     
  22. kmad86

    kmad86 Swine Epidemic Survival Crew '09 OT Supporter

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    Check eCost on that Samsung monitor.
     
  23. Los

    Los Active Member

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    You say that.

    But a single 8800 GT running wow at maximum settings on a 20" screen chugs along in some of the most basic northrend areas.

    I've looked at some card comparisons, the dual 9800 GTs are mild compared to a 275 GTX or better. So, I might go with one card after all. However, I'd need a 680 PSU for, I think, the 295 GTX, which is what I'm looking at currently.
     
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    What is the big bruhaha on Core i7 vs Core 2?
     
  25. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    That's odd. Must be the overwhelming number of characters on-screen...

    You could always check out some articles on Tom's Hardware: I think they performed a cost-performance analysis of several different cards and SLI combinations, so you might end up getting more performance out of 2x8800GT than a single more powerful card.

    Of course, all of that SLI performance is contingent upon the game/drivers being coded properly to take full advantage of the SLI solution.
     

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