Comments on this build

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  1. Led

    Led Banned

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    Any comments/suggestions on this build? I'm trying to build a decent mid-range gaming rig, so keep that in mind.

    Case: Cooler Master 690 - I like the case, cases are personal preference, and its roomy and has fans.
    MoBo: Gigabyte Something
    Processor: Phenom II x3 720 2.8ghz - It was this or the e8400. They have pretty even reviews and the added core is more future proof than Core 2 Duo.
    Ram: 4 gigs of G.Skill 1066
    HDD: 320 gigs Western Digital - Thats all i need.
    CD/DVD drive: LG 22X - It's a CD drive.
    Graphics Card: Sapphire HD 4850 512mb - It has some good benchmarks and i will be gaming at a relatively low resolution (1366 x something)
    PSU: 600watt OCZ ModXStream - Should be good for 4850 Crossfire right?

    Other stuff:
    Keyboard and mouse: Microsoft 6000 keyboard and mouse - Cheap + Wireless + Good reviews = awesome
    OS: Vista home premium 64 bit - Do i really need a link?
    Wireless: edimax b/g - Cheap and i can't move my router. It's either buy a $20 pc wireless card or a $100 xbox wireless; you do the math.
    HDMI cable: 6 feet - I can channel sound through the HD 4850 to my TV, hence no speakers!
    No monitor - I have a 19" Vizio television that i would use.

    Total = $874.89

    The CPU (AM3 socket) and the MoBo (AM2/AM2+) is compatible right? The gigabyte site says its AM3 ready. Can some one verify?
  2. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Banned

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  3. Duykur

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    ewww, AMD!

    you should have gone with the Core 2 duo, or i7!

    and what zombie killer said

    and you power supply might be a little low wattage if you want to crossfire
  4. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror New Member

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    Ok first of all, you are going to need A LOT of work. IF you can tell me your budget I can work something out. Also at the post above me, dont hate on AMD. Just because you use Intel, doesn't mean its better. And the newer chips AMD is making are very, very competitive against what intel has to offer.
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    rokrboy Retired Moderator

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    Definitely, wireless mice and keyboards are terrible for gaming especially if they glitch or if the batteries die mid games. get a good brand mouse and keyboard, logitech or Razer (have extraordinary gaming mice) that are wired.
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    1 dont go wireless
    2 get better video card
    3 get better disc drive
  7. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror New Member

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    Actually, I have been using a relatively cheap (30$) wireless mouse from microsoft for about a year now and it is amazing, never glitched on me or anything. Batteries need changing every 3 months if rechargable, if one use batteries last 4-5 months
  8. Led

    Led Banned

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    It's either the Intel e8400 or the Amd phenom II x3 720. Truthfully i'm an intel man myself but the benchmarks have been pretty even for the 720 and with the 3rd core in the 720, games will be better when they utilize more than 2 cores (more future proof if you will). i7 is out of the question.

    I thought i did pretty good but i won't refuse advice. I would prefer to keep it under $900, but please, don't spend hours researching and making configurations. Time is valuable and i wouldn't want you to waste it for me.

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    Also i'll look into a wired keyboard and mouse.
  9. Sparke

    Sparke New Member

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    I was looking to buy a new computer soon, and I saw one with much better specs than that at best buy.

    At that price, maybe you should consider buying a pre build machine.
  10. Led

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    No thanks, building is something i'd like to do.
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    new keyboard and mouse
    keyboard: Microsoft ergonomic 4000
    mouse: Razer Death adder.

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