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RommelM

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Hey guys, I've decided i wanted to build my own computer but I'm not sure whether or not these parts are compatible. This computer will be mainly used for gaming, and my budget is around $1200-1500 but it's always nice to spend less :D

http://www.tigerdire...01&Sku=B69-5126

http://www.tigerdire...13&Sku=C13-6165

http://www.tigerdire...5&Sku=C283-1187

http://www.tigerdire...ku=L12-1340 OEM

http://www.tigerdire...34&Sku=M17-7306

http://www.tigerdire...4&Sku=O261-6299

http://www.tigerdire...49&Sku=S15-9406

http://www.tigerdire...ku=TSD-1000FAEX


The OS will be on the SSD, along with a few games i play frequently. I would appreciate any help from anyone.
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I see you have a 1TB 6Gb/s HDD listed there, but the mother board doesn't support 6Gb/s. I would look at a 3Gb/s 1TB drive which would save you a little money. You are also missing a power supply, but other than that, everything you have listed will work together.

I prefer Intel CPU's myself, but that's up to you. I'm not a fan of the video card you picked, just due to the fact that it's only 512MB of DDR2 RAM. Especially since you listed that you will be gaming. It's also a PCI interface, but since the mother board you selected has a PCI-E x16 slot, you would do much better going that route.

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 06 January 2011 - 07:48 AM.

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Thanks for the response, it's helped me a lot. I forgot to list the power supply but this is what i wanted to use.

http://www.tigerdire...8896&CatId=2036


Also, would this be a better choice of graphics card?

http://www.tigerdire...1742&CatId=2306


As for my HDD, is there a good one that you could recommend. I'd prefer one with atleast 1TB of space. Again, thanks for the help.
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Although I've never heard of that power supply brand, it does look like a nice one. Certified 80+, modular and a lifetime warranty. That graphics card looks much better, but still isn't what I would consider a good gaming card. What games are you playing?

As for the hard drive, it seems as though the 3Gb/s drive is actually more expensive than the one with 2x the transfer speed and a 64MB buffer. That's weird. :D With that said, you might as well stick with the one you found.
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I don't really play any games that require a high end computer. But it's nice to have the option to play them. Right now i play a game called Knight Online which I would doesn't require much, but I am looking into playing WoW. You also said that the motherboard i chose didn't support the 6gb HDD that i had chose? Would i still need to find a 3gb?
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There is no need to swap mother boards since the 6Gbps drives will run just find on a 3Gbps interface, although it won't be running at the 6Gbps speed. I don't think a mother board upgrade would be worth it depending on cost, since you are going to be using that drive for data storage and don't need anything crazy when it comes to storage. Unless you wanted to take advantage of the new triple channel memory that's out there right now. :D But that would require different RAM then you selected.

I checked the minimum system requirements for WoW and they list the ATI Radeon™ 9500 with 256MB RAM as the minimum. They are suggesting a ATI Radeon™ HD2600 with 256MB RAM. The card you chose should be fine, since it meets the chip requirements and obviously has more memory than they require.

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 06 January 2011 - 10:50 AM.

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Just on a side note, this is a rig I was considering for myself, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I didn't add up the cost of everything you have listed, but this one comes in at $1,188 not including the OS.


Keep in mind I don't have an OS listed here, nor does it include a storage drive like your build does, but I just wanted to throw this out there, since you listed your budget between $1,200 - $1,500. It's just crazy how cheap this stuff is these days!

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 06 January 2011 - 11:01 AM.

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Just on a side note, this is a rig I was considering for myself, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I didn't add up the cost of everything you have listed, but this one comes in at $1,188 not including the OS.


Keep in mind I don't have an OS listed here, nor does it include a storage drive like your build does, but I just wanted to throw this out there, since you listed your budget between $1,200 - $1,500. It's just crazy how cheap this stuff is these days!


Thank you for the suggestion, but i think i will stick to the build i have here. I will be ordering all the parts very soon, thank you for all your help.
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No problem. Glad I could help. :D

I was just posting that so you had a comparison. If you have any questions when you are in the process of building your new rig, let me know and I'll be glad to help. Good luck!
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Hey guys, I just recently recieved all the parts and I have encountered a problem. Does my optical drive need to connected to my MOBO. If so, what kind of wire can i use?

Optical drive:

http://www.tigerdire...12159&CatId=482


Mother Board:

http://www.tigerdire...01&Sku=B69-5126
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That's a PATA/IDE drive. It connects to the IDE port on the board, in your case the big blue one at right angle to the rest of the components.
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