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Build Advice My first build!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bostondrummer1, 8 Dec 2008.

  1. bostondrummer1

    bostondrummer1 New Member

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    I'm going for a medium-end gaming rig (if said "medium-end" exists), and I would really like some help from the experts. It's all TigerDirect/Newegg(ed), so please follow the links.

    Case and PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4252496&Sku=TC3J-2381

    Mobo (I may be a noob but I know the lingo) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026

    Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6600

    The rest of it is really up in the air, so please, suggestion away!
     
  2. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    That's and Ultra PSU, not too good. And 750W is overkill.

    So get some else PSU, Corsairs are good. I'd suggest the HX520 model.
     
  4. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    ATi HD 4850
    P5Q-D
    CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W
    (2x) 2GB PC2-8500
    64Bit OS
     
  5. bostondrummer1

    bostondrummer1 New Member

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    Well, I'm hoping to go PCIe 2.0, and get two cards to SLI it up.

    So 750W is necessary for that. Will look into Corasirs.
     
  6. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Corsair is more OK than anything. Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone, and a few other companies make more solid power supplies.

    I agree with the Gigabyte P45-UD3R (I have one), but it won't give you crossfire or SLI. 99% of the time, it's a needless expense; you need a rather large screen to justify it.

    Four gigabytes of RAM is definitely the way to go. All around value is tough to beat with a Q6600, and for graphics, an ATI HD 4870 with 1GB of GDDR5 is a good performer.
     
  7. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    SLI/Crossfire is waste of money unless your going to be sporting a super high res 30inch monitor
     
  8. bostondrummer1

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    Well, I guess SLI/Crossfire is perfect for me. I'm using a 42" HDTV.

    Can you recommend a good motherboard that will give me SLI/Crossfire?
     
  9. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    if your 42inch HDTV is TRUE HD then its resolution is 1920x1080 which is less then a 24inch PC monitor and if its not True HD but HD Ready then the resolution can be alot less.

    30 inch monitor = 2560x1600 resolution
    The resolution on your 42incher may even be as low as 1280x720.
     
  10. Guest-16

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    A Radeon HD 4870 1GB, GeForce GTX 260 or 280 will certainly suffice for 1920 gaming. If you're CoD4 or Left 4 Dead-ing then an 8800 GT will work on full detail! (I know, mine does :D)
     

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