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Windows 7: budget pc build 9 (gaming)

08 Dec 2010   #11
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

also, any advice on the previously posed question regarding the RAM (has upgrade in the name) would be greatly appreciated


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08 Dec 2010   #12
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

That should not be an issue. Ram is ram as long as your mother board supports DDR3 and the speed of the ram. Check the QVL and make sure the model number of the ram works with your motherboard.
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08 Dec 2010   #13
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

i usually use this list when picking a PSU... the reviews for that "diablotek" PSU are not good. The PSU is the most important part of your computer.. not only will you get hangs, and restarts, you could get explosions and mobo's turned into art (broken). Usually when a PSU dies it takes more than one component with it when it dies. Spend your money first on a sufficient PSU, then on GFX card. I'd recommend a HD5850, as it is the card i use. The 6850 isint bad either i suppose, just havent used it myself.


edit: Excellent PSU here ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...orsair%20TX650


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08 Dec 2010   #14
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Consider if you REALLY need a fan controller. I've built now 3 gaming machines for myself and not one has had a hardware fan controller in it, I just don't see a need for it. I'd scratch the fan controller and spend that money on a good PSU. Newegg says I should get a 650W or better unit for my system, I have a 700W unit and my UPS says I draw around 300-350 when I'm gaming, that includes the LCD monitor, router and modem.
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08 Dec 2010   #15
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

the fan controller isnt really necessary but it makes sure the pc stays at a good temp, when gaming i can set the fans higher and when doing casual work i can set them lower for less power consumption.
But i guess they're not needed
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08 Dec 2010   #16
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

alright, i think this psu should do the job:

OCZ OCZ700SXS2 StealthXStream 2 700W Power Supply - 700 Watt, ATX, 80+ Certified, 120mm Fan(5.95 lbs)

any good or not?

its only $79.99 minus $20 rebate
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08 Dec 2010   #17
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

from what ive read in the past OCZ was never a great power supply manufacturer, recently tho some of their lines have gotten lightyears better... i dont know much about the steathXstream line
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09 Dec 2010   #18
ashfaq

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

also, obviously, ill be needing to get a monitor and mouse+keyboard, please advise on any good cheap monitor. I've already decided on my mouse and keyboard, no compromises here, i cant stand mouse or keyboard lag and just LOVE programmable keys

Monitor: Asus VH232H 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 20000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI, HDMI, Integrated Speakers

Keyboard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110 - USB

Mouse: Logitech Gaming Mouse G500, Adjustable Tracking Sensitivity and Weight, Onboard Memory, 10 Programmable Buttons, 5700 DPI
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09 Dec 2010   #19
TechnoMan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashfaq View Post
also, obviously, ill be needing to get a monitor and mouse+keyboard, please advise on any good cheap monitor. I've already decided on my mouse and keyboard, no compromises here, i cant stand mouse or keyboard lag and just LOVE programmable keys

Monitor: Asus VH232H 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 20000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI, HDMI, Integrated Speakers

Keyboard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110 - USB

Mouse: Logitech Gaming Mouse G500, Adjustable Tracking Sensitivity and Weight, Onboard Memory, 10 Programmable Buttons, 5700 DPI
Don't bother with a monitor with integrated speakers IMO. May as well just get a slightly cheaper monitor and a cheap 2.1 speaker set (that will still be far better than monitor speakers). You may want to look at the Logitech G9x. If you can spend a bit more, the R.A.T 5 mouse looks pretty good. Alternatively you could just buy a simple Keyboard+Mouse combo and use the saved money on an SSD
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09 Dec 2010   #20
ratman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashfaq View Post
also, obviously, ill be needing to get a monitor and mouse+keyboard, please advise on any good cheap monitor. I've already decided on my mouse and keyboard, no compromises here, i cant stand mouse or keyboard lag and just LOVE programmable keys

Monitor: Asus VH232H 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 20000:1 Dynamic, 5ms, DVI, HDMI, Integrated Speakers

Keyboard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110 - USB

Mouse: Logitech Gaming Mouse G500, Adjustable Tracking Sensitivity and Weight, Onboard Memory, 10 Programmable Buttons, 5700 DPI
I'm hoping the monitor and speakers are NOT included in the $700 - $800 budget!

Technoman is correct: Just get the least expensive monitor you can find, but one that will still provide adequate quality picture. Integrated speakers are not that important.

Keep the mouse and keyboard if they are a must, but try and save money on them to go towards an SSD or possibly a better graphics card.
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