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suggestions on my new gaming pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eddie benton, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. eddie benton

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    hi, i have decided to build my self a new gaming computer as the one i have atm is well really old like (like 10 years old)

    mind having a look at what hardware i have picked out



    thanks


    Budget: £450-600

    shop used to buy hardware:www.dabs.com (sorry if im not allowed to post website links)


    CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz OEM

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...Id=11147&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11147,50520


    MOTHERBOARD: Asustek S775 Intel X38 ATX Audio Lan

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...11143&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11143,48760000


    RAM: OCZ Technology 2x2GB 240DIMM PC2-6400 Gold

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...150&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11150,4294959063


    VIDEO CARD: Gainward GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3 PCIE HDMI DVI 650/1.8Ghz

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...lectedId=11137&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11137


    POWER: Corsair Memory 620 Watt, ATX, EPS12V, PS/2,

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...lectedId=11259&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11259


    CASE:CoolerMaster BLACK CM 690 CASE

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...eMode=1&NavigationKey=11145,42080000,44070000

    price of hardware already picked: £500

    thanks allot for any replies on how to improve the selection of hardware i have already picked out



    *edit* i have decided to get a intell motherboard and cpu as they will work better with my Geforce video card *edit*
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    Seems like an ok system to me although I have heard some bad stories about the PSU you have chosen atleast 3 people have told me that theirs has died within a year. So maybe look for another one.
     
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    thanks for the reply

    have you got any good or reliable PSU in mind?


    what range of power should i be looking at? 600W? more or less?
     
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    600W or above is sufficient...the one that both me and GBL own is by Thermaltake and its 700W plus its modular which allows u to use only the cables u want to use.

    I have to say its not a bad system...but case wise...you want the Antec 900, I own two of these myself and love them to bits...other than that it seems ok...any thoughts on monitor and hard drive?
     
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    that case looks really nice i might buy it from ebuyer

    i haven't looked at any hard drives yet
    what speed should i be buying?

    the monitor i have now is sweet just got it a few weeks ago i bought it from amazon
    Samsung syncaster 245B

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SM2...A/ref=pd_sbs_ce?ie=UTF8&qid=1200851527&sr=1-2

    could you point me in the direction of where you bought the power supply from?


    i will also be using Windows xp on my new computer

    Thanks
     
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    Cant fault the monitor mate...looks really good and certainly pricey...I myself own a Samsung Pebble 22" LCD which I adore so much I am going to buy 2 of the 20" versions for my other computer which currently has two 19" Iiyama LCDs lol...

    As for the hard drive look no further than the Samsung Spinpoint 500GB...which is about £60 or less from ebuyer...but for sure get the Antec 900 case...:biggrin

    And the PSU I have is here
     
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    Thanks allot for the help i should own all the parts in 1 months i cant w8 lol

    i guess you guys have better hardware then what I'm gonna get?
    i hope my first comp I'm gonna build is gonna work ^^
     
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    Well to be fair mate, your hardware is probs better than what I have...you certainly have some good parts there and I am sure they will work fine :biggrin
     
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    whats better for a CPU and motherboard AMD or Intel for gaming computers?
     
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    Everything looks good I find. For my self personally I am building a similar system only I prefer the Mushkin HP PC2-6400 memory over OCZ.
     
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    Most people would say AMD but I say Intel just because Intel are creating better CPUs at the moment, I would also say the same with Nvidia & Ati, Nivida are making better cards at the moment obviousely this can all change in the future.
     
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    what is the difference between the two?
    faster speed? or better made?
    i could not find Mushkin HP PC2-6400 on ebuyer or on dabs

    thanks alot for the reply

    does Intel CPU and motherboards work better with Nvidia video cards then
    AMD motherboards and CPU with Nvidia video cards?
     
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    some makes are just better, mushkin are supposed to be really good. If you compare the latency etc for the same speed RAM say 6400 & two different makes then you will see which is bette. The lower the latency the better.
     
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    QUOTE=eddie benton;208885does Intel CPU and motherboards work better with Nvidia video cards then
    AMD motherboards and CPU with Nvidia video cards?[/QUOTE]

    No it's just personal preference, I just think Intel & Nvidia are better and also Asus motherboards are great.
     
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    ah ok so

    Corsair Memory TWIN2X2048-8500C5D 2x1GB 240-Pin DIMM XMS2-8500

    is better then the Corsair as it has 8500 and the OCZ has 6400?

    OCZ Technology 2x2GB 240DIMM PC2-6400 Gold

    or is MHZ the speed?

    so is lower MHZ faster or is higher MHZ faster?





    p.s please keep im mind this is my first comp i have tried to put together starting from scratch so excuse me asking loads of questions lol
     
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    not neccesserily its faster but what you want are figures such as the latency like 4-4-4-5 here is the description from dabs of the OCZ s part of OCZ's Gold series, the PC2-6400 2GB modules deliver the performance and speed gamers require for today's graphic-intensive DirectX 10 PC games. At 800MHz, the 2GB Gold Edition runs at 5-5-5 latency timings and offers unprecedented stability on the latest AMD and Intel platforms. As a Vista up-grader, the PC2-6400 4GB dual channel kit will provide maximum memory bandwidth and deliver the best possible gaming and productivity on Vista systems.

    Notice the latency of 5-5-5

    this is the dominator specs he Dominator Series Twin2X2048-8500C5D is a 2048 MByte matched pair of DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs built using Corsair's latest high performance heat sink with Dual-Path Heat Xchange (DHX) technology. This part delivers outstanding performance in the latest generation of dual-channel DDR2-based motherboards. It has been tested extensively in multiple DDR2 motherboards to ensure compatibility and performance at its rated speed. This memory has been verified to operate at 1066MHz at latencies of 5-5-5-15. The Twin2X2048-8500C5D comes with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), the open standard for performance module SPD's jointly developed by Corsair and NVIDIA. EPP SPD's on Corsair modules allow users

    to automatically configure EPP enabled motherboards with aggressive memory performance settings, for maximum memory and system performance. Performance of these modules incorporating DHX can be further enhanced by using the optional Dominator Airflow Fan, for even more cooling and protection.


    do you see the difference?
     
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    No problem mate
     
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    so if a RAM card has like 1-1-1-1 it would be super fast?

    5-5-5-5 is faster then 5-5-5-15?
     
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    I use AMD in all my computers (purely cos I love AMD) and have had no problem when gaming with the CPUs. but yeah Intel are making great CPUs but it wont make me change...just like with nVidia and ATI...I use ATI graphics cards cos I find them to be better than nVidia ones...but its all down to personal preference...:biggrin
     
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    It would be better, just remember they are not called RAM cards they are called dimms some people call them RAM sticks but the technical word is dimm
     
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