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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC

03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise N x64
Building a Gaming PC


Motherboard: BioStar TA970XE

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD

Ram: Kingston HyperX Blu 12GB DDR3-1600

GPU: XFX FX-775A-CGFV Radeon HD 7750 2GB

PSU: ThermalTake TR2 500Watt

Case: Three Hundred Two

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03 Nov 2012   #2

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit

Gaming + AMD FX = game over

I had a bulldozer set up, wasnt impressed, guild wars 2 barely run on it
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04 Nov 2012   #3

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64

I agree with gamble1984. Stay away from AMD - Just my two cents worth.

The spec seems a little small. If you really want to play some hardcore games, this spec mught be a little light on.

I'd be more inclined to look at memory running at 2133+ MHZ (yes, I know CPU SPD typically runs at 1600).

For a graphics card, a 7950+ or GTX 670+ would be a good starting point.

For a PSU - 500W is way to small. Try 650+ at least.

You don't say which Seagate drive. Check out the performance ratings at Passmark. All drives are not created equal, and they will be a bottle neck.

You also might want to look at an aftermarket cooler.

And for CPU, a K-series might be the way to go. Such as I7-3770K. That way you can crank it up and maybe get a few extra FPS.

You also didn't mention what your budget is.

The system spec I am running is what my kids run for their gaming systems. Except for the number of monitors, and they also only have one Blu-ray drive.

Again, just my two cents worth. I'm sure there are other gaming experts that will chime in with their thoughts.
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04 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

Those posts are right, the best setup I've ever played on is Intel CPU with AMD GPU.
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04 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

What is your budget? perhaps if we know we might be able to get close to what you want.
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04 Nov 2012   #6

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit

Yeah a budget would be great, and only and i mean ONLY get an i7 if your using programs with hyperthreading, games do not use it so dont waste the extra money - the i5 3570k is easily the best gaming chip out there at present which is value for money
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05 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise N x64

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06 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 professional X64

I'm running an overclocked a6-3670k with an HD6670, and I rarely have problems running a game at 50fps..
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06 Nov 2012   #9

Widnows 7 Profession 64bit

Ive tried doing this, i can do an AMD set up, but it wouldn't be a brilliant gaming rig, but to go intel, a full rig on $600 is pushing it.
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06 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

600 for a good Filet Mignon? I don't know... that might only get you cheeseburgers from MickyD's

Seriously though... just the Combo of CPU+GPU+Mobo could be your budget and we still need RAM+PSU+Case+SDD/HDD. You may be able to do it with AMD but it would not be as good as an Intel Rig at the moment.

hmmm, sorry, I am 3 minutes late to the party... slow writer here!
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