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Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Internet)
« on: December 16, 2006, 11:15:14 PM »
Hi! Just anewbie here in the forum!

I really need help with my PC Build. I've been trying to build this for Gaming, Online Gaming and BB Internet.
Please feel free to give suggestions/comments advice etc.

Processor: Pentium D820 2.8 Ghz
RAM:      Geil 1 Gb DDR2 Dual
MBoard:    Asustek P5VD2-MX
VCard:      Gigabyte 256 MB GF 7300GT
HD:      Seagate 80 Gb SATA
Opt Drive: LiteOn Combo 52x

I'm not really sure if some of the hardware will be really compatible. Help!
Also if anybody could help me with a counterpart build using AMD platform (I'm not familiar with AMD set up!

Thanks and Happy Holidays.

I'm planning to buy a PC this X'mas Season that is why.

:D


« Last Edit: December 16, 2006, 11:16:55 PM by lonewolf9 »

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Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 04:40:14 AM »
You need Track  ;)
He'll probably be along shortly.
In the meantime, I'll do what I can.
I'd recommend a better graphics card, the 7300GT is a budget card not a gaming card.
What's your budget?
Remember your PSU too, you haven't included that or a case or cooling.
The Pentium D is old technology, I'd recommend a Core 2 Duo.
Possibly you may benefit from a larger HDD too, 80Gb is pretty small these days.
What sort of games are you planning to play?
Oh, and you forgot to include an OS.
Sorry this is a bit haphazard but I just added things as I thought of them.

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    Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
    « Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 04:02:56 AM »
    Thank You Calum, you take own the prestigious role of GX1_Man well.

    Dear, loneworlf9
    A computer is an investment, u pay more money now, inorder to reap the benefits later on.

    CPU - E6300 (175$)
    Its the most powerfull CPU on earth, can u not pay another 75$ for the most powerfull CPU on earth?

    RAM - 1GB DDR2-667 (85$)
    You will need more ram later on, but this will do for now.

    Motherboard - ECS NFORCE 570 SLIT-A (75$)
    This is a great motherboard. It has 2 PCI-E slots so u can have 2 nVidia graphics cards working together, and it costs 10$ than the motherboard u were planning on buying with only 1 PCI-E slot.
    Its not an Asus, and i do trust Asus, but its perfect for u!

    Graphics Card - 7950GT/7900GS (250$/175$)
    Remmember! The most important thing by FAR in ur PC is ur graphics card. Spend as much u can on it. IF u have to get the bad CPU and get one of these graphics cards.

    HDD - 250GB 16M cache S.ATA (75$)
    If u get the 80GB ull be paying almost twice for each GB. This is the BEST value for HDDs by far.

    Optical Drive - DVD-RW (25$)
    No problem here, DVD drives are so cheap u can buy 4 for the price of an HDD.
    DVD drives have both CD and DVD capabilities, so its perfect. I would even get 2 of these for copying disks.

    PSU - Thermaltake Toughpower 550w/600w (125$/175$)
    If u buy the toughpower 550w, u will only be able to power a single graphics card, and u will need the ability to power 2 at some point. If u buy the 650w u will be set for 2 cards. So ur choices are like this - buy the 550w right now for 125$ and then buy an extra PSU just for the extra graphics card for another 50$, or just buy the 600w for 175$ combined right now. And yes, the difference beetween the 2 is huge, despite it being only 50w on the surface.

    That should be all..

    Price of the PC u built - 600$ (with the PSU that u forgot)
    Price of the PC I built - 725$

    The PC i built is 20% more expensive, with the performance of a PC 200% more expensive, and with endless upgrade options and future-proofing.


    If u have any furthur questions, or want me to elaborate on any part, please say so.

    Enjoy!

    « Last Edit: December 18, 2006, 04:03:19 AM by Track »
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    Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
    « Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006, 07:58:22 AM »
    Now all we need to know is his budget, and whether he needs an OS/which OS he needs.
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    Thank You Calum, you take own the prestigious role of GX1_Man well.
    Thank you.
    Good post Track, nice build as usual.
    How did you get to know so much about good/bad components and know the prices instantly?
    You really are an inspiration mate.
    ;)

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      Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
      « Reply #4 on: December 20, 2006, 08:31:49 AM »
      Nothing is more interesting than Computer hardware. It is the love that fuels all.  ;)
      That's Right, I am a Graphics Card Expert!

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      Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
      « Reply #5 on: December 20, 2006, 08:35:26 AM »
      Fair enough.
      I'm fairly conversant with PC hardware, I was just wondering how you came by your godlike knowledge.
      I suppose I need a little more experience and years upon my shoulders.

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      Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
      « Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006, 08:38:35 AM »
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      Thank You Calum, you take own the prestigious role of GX1_Man well.

      Dear, loneworlf9
      A computer is an investment, u pay more money now, inorder to reap the benefits later on.

      CPU - E6300 (175$)
      [highlight]Its the most powerfull CPU on earth, can u not pay another 75$ for the most powerfull CPU on earth?[/highlight]

      RAM - 1GB DDR2-667 (85$)
      You will need more ram later on, but this will do for now.

      Motherboard - ECS NFORCE 570 SLIT-A (75$)
      This is a great motherboard. It has 2 PCI-E slots so u can have 2 nVidia graphics cards working together, and it costs 10$ than the motherboard u were planning on buying with only 1 PCI-E slot.
      Its not an Asus, and i do trust Asus, but its perfect for u!

      Graphics Card - 7950GT/7900GS (250$/175$)
      Remmember! The most important thing by FAR in ur PC is ur graphics card. Spend as much u can on it. IF u have to get the bad CPU and get one of these graphics cards.

      HDD - 250GB 16M cache S.ATA (75$)
      If u get the 80GB ull be paying almost twice for each GB. This is the BEST value for HDDs by far.

      Optical Drive - DVD-RW (25$)
      No problem here, DVD drives are so cheap u can buy 4 for the price of an HDD.
      DVD drives have both CD and DVD capabilities, so its perfect. I would even get 2 of these for copying disks.

      PSU - Thermaltake Toughpower 550w/600w (125$/175$)
      If u buy the toughpower 550w, u will only be able to power a single graphics card, and u will need the ability to power 2 at some point. If u buy the 650w u will be set for 2 cards. So ur choices are like this - buy the 550w right now for 125$ and then buy an extra PSU just for the extra graphics card for another 50$, or just buy the 600w for 175$ combined right now. And yes, the difference beetween the 2 is huge, despite it being only 50w on the surface.

      That should be all..

      Price of the PC u built - 600$ (with the PSU that u forgot)
      Price of the PC I built - 725$

      The PC i built is 20% more expensive, with the performance of a PC 200% more expensive, and with endless upgrade options and future-proofing.


      If u have any furthur questions, or want me to elaborate on any part, please say so.

      Enjoy!


      I disagree Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is the most powerful processor on the planet but for the price, ouch! now that is a whole in the pocket. :o
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        Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
        « Reply #7 on: December 20, 2006, 04:05:54 PM »
        how much is it?

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          Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
          « Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006, 04:30:27 AM »
          No doubt there will something better next month. Or next week.
          « Last Edit: December 21, 2006, 04:30:59 AM by GX1_Man »
          Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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          Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
          « Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006, 07:22:29 AM »
          Only $1199.00 ;D.Wonder what it will cost in 6 months?

          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115011&CMP=KNC-GoogleAdwords&ATT=19-115-011

          (limit 5 per customer).They are real strict about you buying over 5 of
          them. ;D
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            Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
            « Reply #10 on: December 21, 2006, 09:00:05 AM »
            E6300 @2.93Ghz = QX6700 @2.66Ghz

            They both have the exact same cores, but the QX6700 has more cache, wich gives it a tiny little advantage. Needless to say that in games, there is NO difference beetween the CPUs.
            That's Right, I am a Graphics Card Expert!

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            Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
            « Reply #11 on: December 25, 2006, 06:11:20 PM »
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            E6300 @2.93Ghz = QX6700 @2.66Ghz

            They both have the exact same cores, but the QX6700 has more cache, wich gives it a tiny little advantage. Needless to say that in games, there is NO difference beetween the CPUs.

            Where are you getting these??? look here. It shows the E6300 @ 1.86GHz. but I found another interesting article look here.
            « Last Edit: December 25, 2006, 06:13:28 PM by fffreak »
            Computers are the future, not us. Learn everything you can about them while you still can, soon they will be learning about us... Every bit of advice that I give you is best guess, it is your choice whether or not you listen to it.

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              Re: Help with PC Build! (Gaming, OL Gaming, Intern
              « Reply #12 on: December 26, 2006, 07:51:44 AM »
              Quote
              Quote
              E6300 @2.93Ghz = QX6700 @2.66Ghz

              They both have the exact same cores, but the QX6700 has more cache, wich gives it a tiny little advantage. Needless to say that in games, there is NO difference beetween the CPUs.

              Where are you getting these??? look here. It shows the E6300 @ 1.86GHz. but I found another interesting article look here.

               :D
              That's Right, I am a Graphics Card Expert!