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Offline eKC0mm

Thinking of building a new pc
« on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 01:50:42 AM »
In the past i have just bought bundles and replaced the pieces in them that were weak. BUT i have been told you can get alot better for cheaper by building your own tower.

I'm not a BIG hardware guy, So help me out as best you guys can. I'm trying to build a gaming capable PC with a budget limit of around 800 dollars.

Where in gods name do i start?
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #1 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 03:31:28 AM »
Don't get a kit, those have shitty motherboards and power supplies in them.

I would also ignore reddit, useless faggotry going on there.

In a nutshell; Gigabyte AM3+ 8+2 power phase (look it up in the specs, very important) motherboard, Quad or 6-core AM3 or AM3+ chip, 8GB (2 sticks of 4GB, I like G.Skill but Corsair is good too) 1866MHz or higher memory, Corsair PSU (5 or 7 year warranty ones like the TX650, TX750, AX850), Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 SSD, Whatever GPU and case suits your fancy (I'm currently eyeballing the NZXT Source 210).
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #2 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 05:22:00 AM »
8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaw Series (9-9-9-24) $49.99
MSI Radeon HD7850, 2GB GDDR5 Twin Frozr    $269.99
Corsair-650TXV2 $89.99
Intel Core i5 3570K $219.99
ASRock Z77 EXTREME 4 $147.44

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SSD $127.60
Zalman Z11 PLUS or Cooler Master HAF 912 $57.80

Try your usual site for ordering. With that components you will have a computer for life ;)
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #3 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 10:00:23 AM »
Matt, why the hell would you not just ask me?

Come on bro. I will get you a build when I get off work, that does not have a shitty radeon card.

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #4 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 11:29:16 AM »
LOL my bad Nok.

Thank you for the quick responses, i learn so much from these forms. You guys are very helpful :)

also, i under the impression solid state is the way to go, but the dollar to gig ratio right now is tuff.

« Last Edit: Monday, June 25, 2012, 11:44:37 AM by eKC0mm »
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #6 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 13:36:45 PM »
hopefully they keep dropping. I wouldn't think of ever getting a hard drive with less then 400 gigs.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #7 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 13:50:37 PM »
In the past i have just bought bundles and replaced the pieces in them that were weak. BUT i have been told you can get alot better for cheaper by building your own tower.

I'm not a BIG hardware guy, So help me out as best you guys can. I'm trying to build a gaming capable PC with a budget limit of around 800 dollars.

Where in gods name do i start?

800 $ will get you a very decent pc if you get yourself the parts and do (or let a friend do) the assembling. Don't go cheap on the power supply, a good power supply will last for ages and will hardly ever fail or die on you! (good power supplies also feature overload protection and will generally be more power efficient).

I recently assembled myself this system:

Asus Crossfire extreme IV
Corsair HX 620
AMD Thuban 1055t x6
8 gb Corsair ram
Sapphire 5850
+ the cooler master 690 case.
« Last Edit: Monday, June 25, 2012, 13:55:13 PM by Koden »

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #8 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 13:53:16 PM »
that does not have a shitty radeon card.

This guy obviously knows a lot about computers. Probably makes uber 1337 builds with the cheapest case he can find, blue/red LED's everywhere and an OMG PWNZOR Fatal1ty X-Fi sound card.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #9 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 14:15:50 PM »
This guy obviously knows a lot about computers. Probably makes uber 1337 builds with the cheapest case he can find, blue/red LED's everywhere and an OMG PWNZOR Fatal1ty X-Fi sound card.
HEY....i have lights everywhere...hahaha

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #10 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 14:27:24 PM »
Matt, why the hell would you not just ask me?

Come on bro. I will get you a build when I get off work, that does not have a shitty radeon card.
Just to let you know AMD has the most powerful GPU on the market currently. There is nothing shitty about AMD Radeon cards. If you don't even know about GPUs, you shouldn't be building a computer.

8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaw Series (9-9-9-24) $49.99
MSI Radeon HD7850, 2GB GDDR5 Twin Frozr    $269.99
Corsair-650TXV2 $89.99
Intel Core i5 3570K $219.99
ASRock Z77 EXTREME 4 $147.44

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SSD $127.60
Zalman Z11 PLUS or Cooler Master HAF 912 $57.80

Try your usual site for ordering. With that components you will have a computer for life ;)
This is a good build.
« Last Edit: Monday, June 25, 2012, 14:30:47 PM by KiLLaMaN »

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #11 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 14:31:00 PM »
^^ Killa knows. Plus, if AMD's Radeon was so shitty, they wouldn't sell any and thus wouldn't keep the product on the market. Fact is, it competes with Nvidia just fine. Both manufacturers have budget cards and both sell chips to various manufacturers. If you've had problems with crappy quality cards, I suggest you spend a little more and go for a quality brand like Sapphire or Gigabyte for AMD.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #12 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:36:00 PM »
Just to let you know AMD has the most powerful GPU on the market currently. There is nothing shitty about AMD Radeon cards. If you don't even know about GPUs, you shouldn't be building a computer.

To bad the control panels and tweaking are limited. Else I would say yes they are better. I also don't want to see my games 'graphically tear' which I notice with AMD cards.

This guy obviously knows a lot about computers. Probably makes uber 1337 builds with the cheapest case he can find, blue/red LED's everywhere and an OMG PWNZOR Fatal1ty X-Fi sound card.

My case lights up. Sup? My build has also lasted me 5 years with no problems. And I do know something about computers, but if you know more please educate me. You can help me with my PHD.

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #13 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:42:02 PM »
To bad the control panels and tweaking are limited. Else I would say yes they are better. I also don't want to see my games 'graphically tear' which I notice with AMD cards.
That's never happened to me. Ever.

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #14 on: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:46:15 PM »
I had a 4800 series (i think?) a few years ago. It would tear across the screen on some (not all) games. It got super annoying. Maybe I had a bad card but it pissed me off.

 

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