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Windows 7: Building a gaming rig. First timer.

25 Apr 2010   #11
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

kick the sound card and just get 1 HDD for now. PCs can be upgraded, build your basic rig now, and add more later. You went AMD so its very upgradable on the CPU also.


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25 Apr 2010   #12
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Basically yes. The whole point is to have more air leaving the case than coming in. This is called negative pressure. It simply causes air trapped in corners to leave the case rather than stick around.

If you used the case I linked to, you'd have one fan in front (the other port is used for cd rom/hard drives, etc) two on the side, one in the back and two on the top.

Top: 2 x 140mm
Back 1 x 120mm, PSU Fan
Side: 2 x 120mm
Front: 1 x 120mm

Ignore the orange text in the picture

Building a gaming rig. First timer.-fans.png

Granted, that setup leaves two ports unused but you really don't need more fans than that. That'll give you atleast a 1.7:1.35 Out to In CFM ratio and it'll increase with the PSU fan. CFM = Cuber Feet per Minute, it measures the amount of air going through the fan.

In response to HexoRoot: I don't recommend not buying a sound card, especially if you're building a gaming system. Sound is the second most important thing in competitive gaming and having a good sound card like X-FI or HT | OMEGA instead of the stock Realtek built in can be the difference between life and death. He'd also need a good headset for gaming, I recommend the PC-151 for $60. It's the only real way to game.

To the system builder: As I said, if that setup is too $$ I can recommend cheaper stuff. In fact I probably wouldn't build my system that expensive, but if that's the way you want it then go for it. I'd probably lose the $180 motherboard in exchange for a $100 version w/out 2 x PCie x16 and eSATA. I'd also prolly go without the CPU Cooler for now and might just go with one hard drive instead of two since I have a bunch of external hard drives. I'd keep DDR3 motherboard and ram and that PSU is rated well for anything you'd need to ugprade to. I'd also keep the NVIDIA gfx card & X-Fi sound card as they're decent cards without breaking the bank. In other words I'd probably spend about $900 instead of $1100.


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26 Apr 2010   #13
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Basically yes. The whole point is to have more air leaving the case than coming in. This is called negative pressure. It simply causes air trapped in corners to leave the case rather than stick around.

If you used the case I linked to, you'd have one fan in front (the other port is used for cd rom/hard drives, etc) two on the side, one in the back and two on the top.

Top: 2 x 140mm
Back 1 x 120mm, PSU Fan
Side: 2 x 120mm
Front: 1 x 120mm

Ignore the orange text in the picture

Attachment 69440

Granted, that setup leaves two ports unused but you really don't need more fans than that. That'll give you atleast a 1.7:1.35 Out to In CFM ratio and it'll increase with the PSU fan. CFM = Cuber Feet per Minute, it measures the amount of air going through the fan.

In response to HexoRoot: I don't recommend not buying a sound card, especially if you're building a gaming system. Sound is the second most important thing in competitive gaming and having a good sound card like X-FI or HT | OMEGA instead of the stock Realtek built in can be the difference between life and death. He'd also need a good headset for gaming, I recommend the PC-151 for $60. It's the only real way to game.

To the system builder: As I said, if that setup is too $$ I can recommend cheaper stuff. In fact I probably wouldn't build my system that expensive, but if that's the way you want it then go for it. I'd probably lose the $180 motherboard in exchange for a $100 version w/out 2 x PCie x16 and eSATA. I'd also prolly go without the CPU Cooler for now and might just go with one hard drive instead of two since I have a bunch of external hard drives. I'd keep DDR3 motherboard and ram and that PSU is rated well for anything you'd need to ugprade to. I'd also keep the NVIDIA gfx card & X-Fi sound card as they're decent cards without breaking the bank. In other words I'd probably spend about $900 instead of $1100.
Yeah, this was suppose to be a budget build, and once i stared looking at parts it started to really go up in price, i just really want a rig that can play a game like mw2 on mid-high settings. I don't need anything to be playing stuff like crysis....yet.
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26 Apr 2010   #14
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well with my system, i get all games ultra high etc etc. but the processor is bottle necking. so, i cant play CRYSIS in good mode[slow] and got problem with The Wheel-man. all other games , just perfect. i am playng Battlefield BC2, COD MW2, Stranglehold, getting ASCREED 2, just cause2. i will get Core2Quad now and then.
i was looking for ATI processor in our local market. DAMN they are too high priced then international i.e newegg.
but for pc rigging i think newegg is the best marketplace.
Mine cost
35,000.00 BDT

=

506.696 USD
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26 Apr 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Riley....my question to you is how much do you want to spend??

Next, There really isn't going to be a good reason to have 6-8 fans in a case like this for what you are trying to achieve. Unless you are doing significant overclocking and plan to run 2+ video cards...2 case fans should be just fine.

Edit: Based on the case you are looking at, there are 2 fans in the front. I would add 1 fan to the back and you should be fine.
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26 Apr 2010   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Agree with the fan thoughts. Six to eight is a lot, and "could" be loud. Look at my system specs, I'm only running the stock 3 fans in my Antec P182 case.

Other than my CPU fan - ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT, and the standard video card fan, that's all the fans I have. Again, look at my system specs.

Games played without issue...

Bioshock 1 & 2
Mass Effect 1 & 2
Dargon Age: Origins
Boarderlands
Fallout 3
Crysis
Crysis Warhead
Half-Life 2 series
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26 Apr 2010   #17
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i use 3 fans.
in-tacked cpu fan
Zalman fan with my ATI RADEON 4770HD
and an extra hit redactor fan with my casing.




no problemo till today.
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26 Apr 2010   #18
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

I'm actually trying to stay really cheap on this build, so any recommendations about how to lower the price?

EDIT:I don't want it to be real loud either.
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26 Apr 2010   #19
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

can u give us a budget?
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26 Apr 2010   #20
RileyRandom

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit
 
 

500-700? I don't really know of a real one, i just want a cheap rig thats good quality and can run fairly good games at decent settings.
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