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Windows 7: How to build a DX11 gaming PC.

04 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
How to build a DX11 gaming PC.

Choosing components for a budget system is never easy, but in these cash-strapped times the market is particularly crowded. There may be plenty of contenders for your hard earned cash, but knowing which ones are actually worth searching out can be tough.
We've waded through the current offerings from the major players and some of the less well-known manufacturers, to produce a starter list to get you started. Note that this isn't the only specification for building a budget DX11 rig, so feel free to spend more or less where you feel makes sense, but we know for a fact that this lot works, and we have performance figures that show how good it is.
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How to build a DX11 gaming PC for 342 | News | TechRadar UK

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04 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

LG GH22LS50 DVDRW: 16 .9 9
AMD AM3 Phenom II X2 545 3GHz: 64.02
Sapphire Radeon HD 5750: 98 .16
ASUS M4A785TD-M Evo: 65.54
320GB Hitachi Deskstar T7k500: 32.73
Kingston 2x 1GB 1600 DDR3: 33.32
CIT 1010B Chassis: 15.51
500W Storm LPJP19-25 PSU: 16.08
Total: 342.35

Isn't that equal to like $1,000,000 US lol
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04 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Start with a 5000 series ATI vidcard
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04 Jan 2010   #4


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OpSysWiz View Post
Start with a 5000 series ATI vidcard
lol, I was just about to say something similar :)

It's all well and good to build these 'cheap' DX11 gaming machines, but the performance will just not be there.

The performance hit of DX11 candy will make quite a few on the lower end cards turn off the feature anyway - thus negating the whole point of having a dx11 card
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