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11 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 
CPU's (Question)/Rest

What is the best CPU to have for a gaming pc, i know there isn't many but i don't know the difference between AMD and Intel , to be fair, don't think there really is one.
On the other note, here is what i'm planning to work with, tell me if there's a problem with any components, can you check they'll all work together?
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What cables do i need, find them at COMPUTER orBIT if you may thanks, (i don't know what i need, but i know how to put it together)

P.s sorry if this is wrong section please move thread....

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11 Aug 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a nice little system. You apparently want to run a 32bit OS - else I would get 1GB more RAM. The i5's may also be a better choice, but that is a question of price. I would take an extra SSD for the OS, but now we are talking at least an extra $150. I also did not see a PSU on your list (unless I missed it in the case). An Antec is a good choice, but get at least 550 Watts. The optional 120mm middle fan may also be a good idea. As usual, the choices are endless.
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11 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

In answer to your question about Intel vs AMD I would always fall onto the side of Intel just because in my experience they have a better track record and when looking at gaming requirements you will always be able to see whether or not it will work and whether or not you have the GHz to play the games and not gamble on the AMD processor being good enough.

Of course this is just my opinion.

I would also go for an I5 or an I7 if you can afford one especially as it's gaming PC. Nice choice of graphics cards by the way .

Remember you may want a decent sound card if you want your sound coming at you from all angles in glorious 5.1/7.1 , but if you only have stereo speakers/headset then the built in one should be fine.

Oli
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Intel is usually the better choice if you're looking for better performance. A Core i3 is a good choice though it depends on what you're looking for and how high you care your settings to be. If you have the money, you could go for a Core i5 or i7 though if you do go for an i5, try to get a 750 or 760 because the 6xx series is far too overpriced for what it is.

Onboard sound should be fine for most things and the rest of the components look nice. I would suggest maybe 1 GB of RAM more and a 64-bit OS. Plus, if you get the 1 more GB of RAM, you can run in full dual channel mode.
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11 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Oh I can't find them on the site you gave but you may need to buy some extra SATA/SATA2 cables and possibly some PSU to SATA/SATA2 adapters aswell

Oli
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11 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for question answer, i looked at core I7 first and i was thinking cool, but it was very expensive with the Motherboard + that, erm, i will be using headphones/speakers (cheap ass) erm... can you guys find the right ram i should get, and how many ram spaces i have? i think i have 3

http://www.computerorbit.co.uk/itemc...T~RETAIL~.html
As OS?
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11 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

It's four according to CompUSA.com | P7H55-M Pro w/BX80616I3530 | ASUS P7H55-M Pro Motherboard & Intel Core i3 530 P.

Oli

EDIT: Scratch that. THat's the ASUS motherboard it comes with on there .

No it is four according to newegg.
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11 Aug 2010   #8

Vista Business x64
 
 

I would also try to go with a core i5 just for the number of cores. The core i3's are blazing fast for dual cores though and they overclock extremly well from what iv read.
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11 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Only thing I question is why only a dvdrom read only drive? and not a DVDRW. Fabe
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11 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Only thing I question is why only a dvdrom read only drive? and not a DVDRW. Fabe
Couldn't find a DVD/RW i was going to check Ebay or pcworld.co.uk
i just put it there as a sort of guide line

I saw I5 i clicked it and it took me to I3, i still need an OS, MS WINDOWS 7 H/ PREMIUM 32/64BIT RETAIL available at Computer orBIT Commerce Centre - No.1 for PC components
i guess, thats approx 584 ish, thats like $1000 or less
anyhow yeah can u go on computerorbit.co.uk and try find the right ram like DDR3 2GBx2 = 4GB i think mine are DDR3 1600
or i can get 2GB DDR3 1333MHZ SIMTRONICS MEMORY available at Computer orBIT Commerce Centre - No.1 for PC components
x2, = 4GB DDR3 1333
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