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tyroto411

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Tower- http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=Antec+900
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143117
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer+7+Pro
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184 86.00
Additional Case Fans x2: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171

That's my current build. I want it to be a MAJOR gaming pc that will run games like Crysis beautifully. Now I have no idea if these parts are good enough or even compatible but I guess that's why I came here.
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I would go with this video card instead, better warranty and cheap price, EVGA 8800GT 512MB.

For the HDD, Seagate offers 5-year warranty compared to WD's 3-year warranty, however the price for Seagate drives are higher than Western Digital's.

I'd also suggest going with this Mushkin RAM as its cheaper and comes with a Mail-in-Rebate. Mushkin is also a great brand for RAMs.

You'll be able to play Crysis at medium to high settings with that video card.

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Tower- http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=Antec+900
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814143117
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer+7+Pro
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184 86.00
Additional Case Fans x2: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171

That's my current build. I want it to be a MAJOR gaming pc that will run games like Crysis beautifully. Now I have no idea if these parts are good enough or even compatible but I guess that's why I came here.



Fix the first PSU as that should be CPU so other people trying to help doesn't get confused.


Yes everything you picked out is compatible but let me tell you that crysis is a GPU hog. That 8800gt will play it nicely but not with everything at max. It will play it nice but you will have to put the setting for Anti-aliasing to OFF. Everything else at high, Including a HIGH resolution will be fine if you think that 25FPS is playable in your eyes. To some people 25fps is not that great on crysis but you can always lower a couple settings down just a hair and it will be fine.. They do have .CFG (config files) available on the net in some forums that can make your game run a little bit better FPS.


That psu is fine as I have the 700W version of the OCZ gamexstream.

Corsair has good psu's, OCZ, Silverstone, and some others.. That OCZ is probably the best priced unless the other brands are running a special.


Overall you chose good parts and yes it will run crysis. 4gb ram is a good choice nowadays as its so cheap for ddr2 memory.
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O yeah sorry about the PSU CPU mix-up. Anyways this is now my build:

Tower- http://www.newegg.co.....Tpk=Antec+900
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128086
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037
GPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130359
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.co...x...eezer+7+Pro
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146692
Additional Case Fans: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185006
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010
DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171


BTW, if you were to be a gaming freak and wanted to build a pc with a budget of around $1200-$1300 to run Crysis better than this build, what would you suggest? Also will 2 additional case fans be enough? What OS should I get, I know Vista because games are aiming to that OS now but which one, Ultimate? What about internet, do I need to buy anything if I already have a desktop in another room that's accessing the internet?

Edited by tyroto411, 11 June 2008 - 06:40 PM.

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Yea I agree everything seems fine, I also noticed Crysis eats up more GPU than CPU, however you don't wanna be bottlenecking your video card. I also recommend a quad core instead since upcoming games will actually be utilizing all cores so you can get the maximum power out of all 4 cores.

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I thought about a quad but I heard elsewhere that not too many games use it right now if any.
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BTW, if you were to be a gaming freak and wanted to build a pc with a budget of around $1200-$1300 to run Crysis better than this build, what would you suggest?

Well your build looks great, how much are all of those in total? How much are you willing to spend on the video card alone? There's really no video card right now that can handle Crysis with max settings. Also Nvidia's releasing new graphics card sometime this June (not sure the exact date but I believe its the third or fourth week of June).

Also will 2 additional case fans be enough? What OS should I get

That should be enough, you should have at least one intake and one exhaust fans. Having lots of fans would not really help if your room temperature is too high.

I know Vista because games are aiming to that OS now but which one, Ultimate?

If you really want Vista, get the Home Premium, here's the Comparison of Vista Versions.

What about internet, do I need to buy anything if I already have a desktop in another room that's accessing the internet?

If you're going to play multiplayer games then you'll need internet. If you don't have a router yet then you'll need one and if the placement of the router is too far from this computer then you'll need a wireless card. If you need more information about this, don't hesitate to ask.

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If you're going to play multiplayer games then you'll need internet. If you don't have a router yet then you'll need one and if the placement of the router is too far from this computer then you'll need a wireless card. If you need more information about this, don't hesitate to ask.


Well the router is upstairs along with a different desktop and downstairs is a laptop. I don't believe that I can get a wire from my living room to my upstairs without the wire running everywhere so what's this wireless card? Will it act like my laptop in terms of recieving an internet connection wirelessly?

Well your build looks great, how much are all of those in total? How much are you willing to spend on the video card alone? There's really no video card right now that can handle Crysis with max settings. Also Nvidia's releasing new graphics card sometime this June (not sure the exact date but I believe its the third or fourth week of June).


Well the total with a 1 year replacement on everything comes to $1083.79. The link is below. And I am surprised at myself for actually making a decent build for gaming, thanks.

http://secure.newegg...oppingCart.aspx


If you really want Vista, get the Home Premium, here's the Comparison of Vista Versions.


I am under the impression that Ultimate is the best for gaming, or does it even matter that much because Home Premium really does seem to be pretty good itself.
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Well the router is upstairs along with a different desktop and downstairs is a laptop. I don't believe that I can get a wire from my living room to my upstairs without the wire running everywhere so what's this wireless card? Will it act like my laptop in terms of recieving an internet connection wirelessly?

Here's a definition I found.

Wireless Ethernet cards are installed like their wired counterparts, but rather than a port for an Ethernet cable, the card features a small antenna. The card communicates with the central wireless switch or hub via radio waves. Wireless LANs may have some restrictions depending on the material the building is made from. For example, lead in walls can block signals between the network interface card and hub or switch.

With a wireless ethernet card (NIC), you'll be able to connect to the other computers in your household (providing you have a router) and internet (providing you have a router that supports wireless connection) without using ethernet cable. However, there are some routers that aren't very good for wireless connection as their signal does not travel far enough.

Well the total with a 1 year replacement on everything comes to $1083.79. The link is below. And I am surprised at myself for actually making a decent build for gaming, thanks.

http://secure.newegg...oppingCart.aspx

If that $1083.79 includes the XFX 8800GT that you have listed above, you still have some money left to upgrade to a better video card, however if you can wait two more weeks, the prices may drop down a little bit because of the new graphics card that will be released. If you cannot wait, get the 8800GTS 512MB as it costs about $50 or more than the 8800GT.
Go with either of these cards based on what price you want to pay. EVGA costs $244.99 with a $30 Mail-In-Rebate, however this XFX costs $229.99 without a rebate.
There's two better cards than the 8800GTS 512MB right now however the prices are too high for little fps gain that you'll get in Crysis. There's 9800GTX that costs ~$300 and the 9800GX2 that costs ~$500.

I am under the impression that Ultimate is the best for gaming, or does it even matter that much because Home Premium really does seem to be pretty good itself.

I believe it doesn't matter which version you get as the only difference you'll notice between Utimate and Home premium are back-up, data protection, remote access to your applications and resources, and fax and scans. I would say that it might affect your gaming if you have 64-bit than 32-bit. Don't quote me on this though as I am still using XP Pro.

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