Putting togetyher a new gaming PC, advice?

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  1. XOX

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    Putting together a new gaming PC, advice?

    Putting together a new gaming PC, advice?
    Hi there [​IMG]

    Looking to put together a new PC which will allow me to surf the net/watch HD movies aswell as play a few upcoming games. I was on a fairly tight budget but managed to stretch it a little, and came up with this;

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket 775 (3.0GHz) 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

    Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H GeForce 7100 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard

    Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed

    ZOTAC GTX260 192 Core SYNERGY EDITION 896MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV PhysX and Cuda ready PCI-E Graphics Card

    Crucial 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL6 Lifetime Warranty

    Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM

    LG CH08LS10 Super Multi Blu-Ray Reader & DVD±RW with LightScribe SATA Black - Full Retail Box With Software

    Galaxy Black Mid Tower Case with Blue Bubble Light LED Strip - 450W PSU

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    I figured this would be the best bang for my buck, but I've not been up to date with the latest in PC's for a while so really have no idea. I realise I've got a 450w PSU with the case but figured it wouldn't be man enough to handle everything else. Also, I'll be running it through my HDTV and Surround sound.

    What do you guys think? Is it too expensive for what I'm after? Could I have possibly got better/cheaper products?

    Many thanks
     
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  2. XOX

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  3. Los

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    i7 will perform better and will be only a hundred or so more.
    A 275 or 285 will net up to 20% better performance on high end games but your 260 is phat yo.
    Your 700w psu can handle anything outside of SLi and/or 295.

    should be fine.
     
  4. CodsterTX

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    shitty mobo, old version GTX 260
     
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    i fixed your list:

    i7 920 @ microcenter for $199

    Dark Knight CPU Cooler (to overclock)

    Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

    Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed

    EVGA GTX 260 216 or GTX 275

    OCZ Gold 6GB DDR3 1600mhz

    Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM

    LG CH08LS10 Super Multi Blu-Ray Reader & DVD±RW with LightScribe SATA Black - Full Retail Box With Software

    Galaxy Black Mid Tower Case with Blue Bubble Light LED Strip - 450W PSU
     
  6. FreakinSyco

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    To tell ya the truth.. I'd go with an i5 system.
     
  7. FreakinSyco

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    I'd also go with one of the new ATI 5k series cards for future proof.
     
  8. FreakinSyco

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    Whats the budget? If I get bored I might build a system on newegg.
     
  9. Los

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    can't go wrong with an i5 or 7. But the dual-core late model E series is still relevant in gaming. The 192 core is weak compared to a 275 or 285. You could go with a 5k series ATi card but seriously, who uses ATi anymore? :rofl:
     
  10. Sloi

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    Why Blue-ray? That's my only real problem with the hardware list, really. Everything else looks peachy.
     
  11. Los

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    :dunno: Why not? You can pick up a BD unit for around 100 bucks for internal PC setups.
     
  12. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    get the 216 version of the gtx 260

    i have it an it can run anything i throw at it

    216 version is right around baseline gtx 280 range for performance
     
  13. juvental604

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    but can it run crysis at max settings over 1080p at 60fps?

    also remember the new crysis coming next year which looks even crazzzzzier
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    i can run it with non stuttering framerates on high/very high at 1600x1050 which is my max res on a 22inch montior so it works for me. also crysis is boring so i dont really care if it runs or not :rofl:

    the games i care about like Batman AA and RE5 play flawlessly on maxed everything.
     
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    The 216 core 260 is essentially the same as the 285 save a few bad cores or something. There is another thread where I explained it with pictures and a live performance by Nirvana.
     
  16. XOX

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    Was originally looking for around £350, but got a bit swept away...

    I really don't want a mind-blowing gaming computer, more multi-tasking/media, but would like to play a few current/new games (Diablo 3!). I'm not too anal about running everything at max settings in high resolution but it would be nice for them to look good and load quickly.

    I was kinda thinking perhaps something along the lines of this?
    That doesn't seem like a bad deal, but I'm sure I could do something a little better buying the parts and assembling it myself...
     
  17. Los

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    A 260+ card will work just fine.
     
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    Aye, although I'd still like to bring the price down a bit, sitting at just over £500 at the moment, no idea what to cut back on
     
  19. Los

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    go with a single or dual dvd drive. Your BD player is probably an easy 70+ (british pounds)
     
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    Heh I already had, knocked a good chunk off but not enough. Guess I should get saving
     
  21. fakeyfakerson

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    who uses nvidia anymore? the 4800 shat over everything nvidia put out for under $350, the 5 series is looking the same way. unless you go top of the line, ati > nvidia.
     
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    i'm top of the line... so.... :dunno:
     
  23. fakeyfakerson

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    this guy isn't, so it's useless to recommend nvidia to him. anyone who has a budget, ati>nvidia.
     
  24. fakeyfakerson

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    a 4890 will cost you about the same as a gtx 260 but be on par with a gtx 285, all for $150 cheaper than a 285.
     
  25. fakeyfakerson

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    so in conclusion get a 4890. if you want directx 11 then you can spend an extra 50 pounds or so to get a 5850, which outperforms every card but the 5870 right now.
     

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