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Windows 7: Building a gaming rig. First timer.

27 Apr 2010   #71
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

hm... hexcore.... 150...... thats a winner, also i can vouch for patriot memory its some really good stuff


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27 Apr 2010   #72
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurahk7 View Post
Or, the OP can go for the new AMD Phenom II x6 AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz 6-Core CPU for $149!! - Legit Reviews but that's if Tigerdirect still has it in stock (they're selling it for $50 dollars off; meaning you can get a hexcore for $150)
Sorry to say they arent selling for 150. Newegg has them RIGHT NOW, for 209USD. :/
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28 Apr 2010   #73
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Heroxoot, your earlier posts sounded extremely faboish to me. If you were not intentionally doing so, I am telling you that is how it came across (to me).


Notsogreymatter: I used to have (actually still do, just don't use it) a Creative XFi soundblaster (or some crap). I never really noticed a difference, and actually thought it IMPROVED with my Realtek onboard sound.
The other reason is money. I really cannot justify spending $50 to $100 on a soundcard (and I really would have no idea how to choose one, but I will take recommendations) when my sound is fine as is.
I don't use VOiP a lot, so that is not a big deal, but I do CONSTANTLY listen to music (heavy metal), so it MIGHT have an improvement, providing I have good quality music.

~Lordbob
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28 Apr 2010   #74
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Heroxoot, your earlier posts sounded extremely faboish to me. If you were not intentionally doing so, I am telling you that is how it came across (to me).


Notsogreymatter: I used to have (actually still do, just don't use it) a Creative XFi soundblaster (or some crap). I never really noticed a difference, and actually thought it IMPROVED with my Realtek onboard sound.
The other reason is money. I really cannot justify spending $50 to $100 on a soundcard (and I really would have no idea how to choose one, but I will take recommendations) when my sound is fine as is.
I don't use VOiP a lot, so that is not a big deal, but I do CONSTANTLY listen to music (heavy metal), so it MIGHT have an improvement, providing I have good quality music.

~Lordbob
It really does not matter how it came off to you. You aren't the only one posting in this thread. The world does not revolve around you.

I do agree on the soundcard thing. He needs to build the core of his pc. Get everything it NEEDS. The gfx card, the mobo, the ram, the HDD, the psu, the case. After you figure the outcost of these then think about extras. Personally I would put any extra budget into the gfx card. You want something that should last you for new games to come. Do not skimp on the PSU. If you buy a psu more powerful than you need, upgrading the gfx card later wouldn't be an issue. I only got a 500w and its going to bite me in the butt later when I want a 58xx or higher as they need 600w. They recommend 600w, but in reality a 500w with a really good efficiency would do well. Not to say mine is bad, but I like to be safe.

This thread has done nothing but cause people to argue over parts. I asked a few friends for help on ideas. Again, I think the best way is to take suggestions but not use the build someone made up. See what you like, research parts, build something to your liking. There is always the chance it will be DOA, but its not a persisting issue. I havn't had a DOA yet.
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28 Apr 2010   #75
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Heroxoot, your earlier posts sounded extremely faboish to me. If you were not intentionally doing so, I am telling you that is how it came across (to me).


Notsogreymatter: I used to have (actually still do, just don't use it) a Creative XFi soundblaster (or some crap). I never really noticed a difference, and actually thought it IMPROVED with my Realtek onboard sound.
The other reason is money. I really cannot justify spending $50 to $100 on a soundcard (and I really would have no idea how to choose one, but I will take recommendations) when my sound is fine as is.
I don't use VOiP a lot, so that is not a big deal, but I do CONSTANTLY listen to music (heavy metal), so it MIGHT have an improvement, providing I have good quality music.

~Lordbob
It really does not matter how it came off to you. You aren't the only one posting in this thread. The world does not revolve around you.

I do agree on the soundcard thing. He needs to build the core of his pc. Get everything it NEEDS. The gfx card, the mobo, the ram, the HDD, the psu, the case. After you figure the outcost of these then think about extras. Personally I would put any extra budget into the gfx card. You want something that should last you for new games to come. Do not skimp on the PSU. If you buy a psu more powerful than you need, upgrading the gfx card later wouldn't be an issue. I only got a 500w and its going to bite me in the butt later when I want a 58xx or higher as they need 600w. They recommend 600w, but in reality a 500w with a really good efficiency would do well. Not to say mine is bad, but I like to be safe.

This thread has done nothing but cause people to argue over parts. I asked a few friends for help on ideas. Again, I think the best way is to take suggestions but not use the build someone made up. See what you like, research parts, build something to your liking. There is always the chance it will be DOA, but its not a persisting issue. I havn't had a DOA yet.
hexroot no need to be rude.
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28 Apr 2010   #76
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
It really does not matter how it came off to you. You aren't the only one posting in this thread. The world does not revolve around you.
First off, I said it because perhaps I was not the only one that felt that.
Second, I never claimed to be the center of the universe.

I dislike people who cannot understand that what they say is not perfect, that it is not always right.
In this case, I was just telling you my opinion, which may or may not have been shared by other members (I believe someone else also thought you were sounding the same). You can feel free to disagree, and say that you didn't intend to sound like a fanboy. Maybe you didn't mean to, maybe you did.

Either way, I have lost all my respect for you.

~Lordbob
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28 Apr 2010   #77
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Heroxoot, your earlier posts sounded extremely faboish to me. If you were not intentionally doing so, I am telling you that is how it came across (to me).


Notsogreymatter: I used to have (actually still do, just don't use it) a Creative XFi soundblaster (or some crap). I never really noticed a difference, and actually thought it IMPROVED with my Realtek onboard sound.
The other reason is money. I really cannot justify spending $50 to $100 on a soundcard (and I really would have no idea how to choose one, but I will take recommendations) when my sound is fine as is.
I don't use VOiP a lot, so that is not a big deal, but I do CONSTANTLY listen to music (heavy metal), so it MIGHT have an improvement, providing I have good quality music.

~Lordbob
It really does not matter how it came off to you. You aren't the only one posting in this thread. The world does not revolve around you.

I do agree on the soundcard thing. He needs to build the core of his pc. Get everything it NEEDS. The gfx card, the mobo, the ram, the HDD, the psu, the case. After you figure the outcost of these then think about extras. Personally I would put any extra budget into the gfx card. You want something that should last you for new games to come. Do not skimp on the PSU. If you buy a psu more powerful than you need, upgrading the gfx card later wouldn't be an issue. I only got a 500w and its going to bite me in the butt later when I want a 58xx or higher as they need 600w. They recommend 600w, but in reality a 500w with a really good efficiency would do well. Not to say mine is bad, but I like to be safe.

This thread has done nothing but cause people to argue over parts. I asked a few friends for help on ideas. Again, I think the best way is to take suggestions but not use the build someone made up. See what you like, research parts, build something to your liking. There is always the chance it will be DOA, but its not a persisting issue. I havn't had a DOA yet.
hexroot no need to be rude.
He's not being rude; he's just stating his opinion.
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28 Apr 2010   #78
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote:
He's not being rude; he's just stating his opinion
i'm referring to this.... it did come across rude
Quote:
"It really does not matter how it came off to you. You aren't the only one posting in this thread. The world does not revolve around you."
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28 Apr 2010   #79
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote:
He's not being rude; he's just stating his opinion
i'm referring to this.... it did come across rude
Quote:
"It really does not matter how it came off to you. You aren't the only one posting in this thread. The world does not revolve around you."
Ok, that part is kinda rude lol.
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28 Apr 2010   #80
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

about sound systm, i got a MICROLAB M-111. goes great with my games and realtek.


but remember. if u got realtek HD as Built in sound card in win7. DOWNLOAD the latest Driver for it. or u will miss some feature, i.e editable equalizer!

processor.... why aint intel dude?

gfx ATI ,you wont need cooler or extra power supply if u use a low budget gfx, i.e Radeon HD 4770

Mobo: g 41 or higher, get gigabyte not intel mobo

HDD: the same u are using now. its kool.

thanks have a nice pc.
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