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spookymufu

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Hello all, I'm new and I hope I put this in the right spot....

okay, I decided to buy a new PC instead of build one this time (I've always built my own PCs) and since my current PC is over 4yrs old I havent kept up with the latest and greatest computer parts.
My PC needs to play the newest games at high detail and I want great fps, so I am basically wanting a gaming rig first and foremost then everything else after that. Heres what I am looking at getting and I need someone that knows their stuff to give me their opinion on the parts selected. In other words, I want your opinion on the parts them selves, this is an HP comp and my $ limit is $1100.00
thanks.

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Hello spookymufu and welcome to geekstogo.
I cannot stress this enough, if you are familiar with putting computer together you can build a MUCH better gaming computer then the one your posted here.
I bet you that computer would play Crysis at low settings, meanwhile a DIY computer would play it at nearly high.
As you can see from the example above, the difference will be quite significant.
If you need help selecting parts, that's fine. This is what we are here for. :)
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I would welcome any suggestions you have!
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Just double checking, but you already have a mouse, keyboard and monitor, correct?
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yes, I have those things and I just bought a new 500watt power supply for this old rig, but I'd like a new case. I fear any new "hot" components will require a new higher watt power supply, that would be okay too as I can give this rig to my son.
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Can you go more into detail about this PSU?
Can you give me a model number or amps on the 12V rail? Model number is preferable. Also do you know the brand?

If you are unsure about how to find the amps on the 12V rail of your PSU, simply look at the 12V rail and then look down the row. You should see a number with an "A" beside it. Please tell me that number. If you have 12V1, 12V2, 12V3, 12V4. Tell me each one individually.
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heres the one I have
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1079
does that tell you what you need?
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Alright, pick out a case and then we'll get started. I recommend the following in order from bester to best. These are only recommendation, feel free to choose any case you like.
CM690
Antec P182
Antec 900
Also, I strongly suggest getting a new PSU.
James

Edited by james_8970, 04 February 2008 - 11:05 AM.

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lets try this.......given my money limit, give me a list of all the parts you'd put into a new comp to meet the gaming demand, I'm really bad at picking parts now because I havent kept up with the new stuff......I'm not really interested in all the case lights and see through side panels and all that since it will be tucked away in a desk and not really seen.
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Pick out whatever case you like, I was mearly suggesting one. The reason I'm asking you to pick out a case, is because once you have done so I will be able to subtract the value of that case from your budget. I would pick out a case for you, but it's a matter of personal preference. So while I might like a case, you may hate it.
James

Edited by james_8970, 04 February 2008 - 12:07 PM.

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okay, fair enough, I like the Antec 900, I like the ports on the top which will work well since my case sits on the floor...
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How about this?

Hard drive -> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288 $119.99
Motherboard -> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059 $89.99
Processor -> http://www.newegg.co...x...29&Tpk=6750 $189.99
DVD Drive -> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136120 $26.99
Memory -> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146673 $56.99
Power Supply -> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341001 $109.99
Video Card -> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150252 $249.99
Case -> http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=antec+900 $109.99
OS -> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116202 $109.99

Total comes to $1063.91 without tax and shipping.
This pretty much what some of the people here suggests so maybe wait for someone else to comment.

Kamille

Edited by kamille316, 04 February 2008 - 03:27 PM.

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I was going going to suggest more or less the same thing, except I would make the following changes.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817812005
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129009
also if you don't intend on overclocking and don't mind going a little over budget I'd recommend getting the following CPU.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
James

Edited by james_8970, 04 February 2008 - 05:46 PM.

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K, just curious why you recommend the Intel chip over the AMD and why the dual core and not the quad core. Also, why vista 32bit and not 64bit?
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^ heh heh nice core

new wolfdale eh? XD

like james and everybody already said, that build you posted isnt going to play crysis very well. that meets only the MINIMUM requirements for it.


that mobo could get a change. like http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188015 it costs more, but its better when your current card is out dated then you can just SLI 2 of them to be able to support games again in like 2-3 years.
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