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In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

23 June 2010 - 05:20 AM

I'll be ordering my rig tomorrow, is there any last minute changes that need to be made to it? I'll post links to my products below.


As of now I'm only about $50 over budget, so I'm pretty happy with that, and for the price I feel I'm getting a very nice computer.

Did you already have some memory? I didn't see any memory on the links.

If I have a PC and I want a new PSU how do I know if it will fit or not ? or are they all universal ? because my 350 isn't doin it for me

Depends on your brand and model of the computer. It'll be nice if you can open it up and take a picture of the inside of the computer for us, then we can point you to exactly what you need.

In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

22 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

Ok, Before I actually buy it. How is this setup??

Is it pretty easy to install the OS? I can build but I suck at installing software lol.


I wish Newegg makes the linking of wishlist easier. But anyway here it is for everyone to see: http://secure.newegg...Number=14989526

Change out your Windows 7 32bit to 64bit. This one. Everything else looks pretty good.

In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

21 June 2010 - 03:26 PM

Yup that should work, you'll be able to run WOW on highest settings.

In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

21 June 2010 - 04:01 AM

Thanks for the tips, and just wondering, how is this thing going to be for gaming? Am I going to be able to max out most things or is it somewhere in the middle?

I wouldn't be totally against shelling out a little more money for a better CPU or Graphics card if it will give me a good performance upgrade.

Your CPU is fine for gaming. If you can shall out another $50 for the video card, I would go with the ATI 5770 card which is in the $150 range and will provide you with a lot more leg room for gaming performance. That's probably one component I would relax the budget on.

In Topic: The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendation...

21 June 2010 - 02:39 AM

I'm looking for this to be a decent gaming computer, so I might go up to around 150 for the graphics card. I have everything else all picked out, I'll get a link to them for ya.

This is the card I chose, off of your recommendations.

If there's something else in that price range that would give me better quality, please let me know! My very basic goal for this computer is I want to run WoW on Ultra 60 frames. If it can do that then it will work great for my other purposes.


2 things you can do to improve your build. First, get a power supply from a more reputable manufacturer, ie Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake, OCZ. I don't want you to trust your $600 computer on a junky $20 power supply. A bad power supply can kill your computer parts when they do spark or smoke. You don't need anything high in wattage; for you 400W to 500W is good enough.

Second thing, that Samsung 5400RPM hard drive is mainly for storage purpose. It's a bit too slow to use as your primary drive. At your price point of $70ish I would go with the Western Digital 640GB Black.

Other than those 2, everything else look good.


Hello everyone, its been about 5 years since I've looked at computer parts and I need a build for $600. I currently have an Antec Earthwatts power supply that came with a sonata designer 500 mid tower case. Could I get a decent gaming build for about $600?


Should be easy because you saved yourself $100 by having a good case and a good PSU. Feel free to play around with some config on your own as well:

$115 - CPU: Intel i3-530 2.93GHz
$130 - Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
$110 - Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
$55 - Hard drive: Samsung F3 500GB 7200RPM
$150 - Video card: Sapphire 5770 1GB
$30 - Optical drive: Asus DVD Burner

$590 - Total