Custom PC?

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by iWishfull, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. iWishfull

    iWishfull New Member

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    I already own a mediocre desktop, a craptop, and a deskcrap (creative names, I know). So I'm looking into building a kick a- errrr butt gaming desktop. These are the specs:

    Intel 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo
    MSI P7N SLI-FI LGA775 ATX Motherboard
    650 watt power supply
    4 GB of DDR2 Ram OR 2-3 GB of DDR3 Ram
    Nvidia GTX 260
    A select cooler and case picked out
    Already own a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and hard drive(s) from deskcrap
    And own a 32 bit XP disk. Getting a laptop for Christmas that may or may not have Windows 7 upgrade (dad and I have talked it over)

    Any ideas if this is good gaming desktop?
    Should I make any adjustments?
  2. Led

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    It's good. Maybe you should go Quad Core?

    Get a 64-bit OS. Otherwise you won't be able to use all 4 gigabytes of ram.
  3. rafarquhar

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    You should definitely look into a quad. They're getting cheaper by the minute.
    And like Led said, a 64-bit OS is mandatory for you to use all of that ram.

    Other possibilities include looking into the ATI Raedion HD 5xxx series cards. I don't remember their exact numbers, but they're DX11 cards that were just released.
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    Yeah I'm looking into a Windows 7 upgrade for all computers. Quad is meh idk yet. But aren't the ATI 5750s (I think) pretty expensive? Like $300+?
  5. Led

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    Yeah they're pretty new so the 5xxx are a little pricy. The 4870 cards are still a great value and are pretty cheap considering their performance. I'd definately look into that.
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    thats like my exact computer

    except i have a 3.16ghz intel Cpu E8500.

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    Pretty sure I'm getting a 4870 because it's cheaper and about the same. Anybody know what power supply I should have? Is 650 watt too little?
  8. Led

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    550-600 is fine.
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    Sweet. Now to raise $300 more (have $272)... Gonna be a LONG road
  10. Led

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    Just make sure the psu has two 6-pin connectors.

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