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Okay, I think the i3 you showed me is my best bet. Back to the cooling system. fans would be best for my budget but how do i know if they will fit in the case you picked? thanks
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Lets say I used this monitor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236106

Would I be able to run stuff at max graphics now>
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OK Fruitinator, can you please confirm what parts you are looking at here to use with the monitor? Is it the build listed in Post #4? With the Intel CPU and motherboard?

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So you say if I get the i5 instead of the i3, it will be more powerful but not for gaming? How will it be more powerful?

Lets say I got this monitor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236106
Is this a good monitor? How would the graphics work with this monitor.

What I want in my computer is something that will last and that I will use well and I can update it with new parts as time goes by. If this computer will last for a long time and it is high quality, then it is what I want :)

Also back to the cooling system, how do I know if it will fit in my case?
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Whoops, sorry I pretty much posted the same post twice. It didn't show up for me but now it just did haha.

I am looking at the $730 intel sandy bridges build that Iammykl listed.
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Hi Fruitinato​r.Fro decent gaming, 60 fps is considered to be good. So here are some performance benchmarks for the games you want play at ultra setting.WoW, > http://www.tomshardw...14,2845-12.html 2, > http://www.anandtech...short-at-150/10 will have to revise the video card selection as a GTX 460 seems to be the mark.

Edited by iammykyl, 16 June 2011 - 03:21 AM.

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60 fps would be super great. Both those links are not working?
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Okay if I built the computer (the intel sandy bridges build that iammkyl suggested) How would it compare to this?:
http://www.newegg.co...orce gt 240 1Gb

Because the comments on that are that peopel can run wow and Cod 4 at max graphics, if the computer I am going to build can beat this then I am totally happy.
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Also I was told on Toms hardware that the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core is better than the 2120 as the 2120 is not worth the extra 25 dollars.

As for video cards, how about the PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814133326.

Also, he says the Power system is overkill, is this true? :)

If it is overkill, would this power supply work?
http://www.newegg.co...Tpk=antec 380D.

Edited by Fruitinator, 15 June 2011 - 06:27 PM.

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The GeFore GTX 460 1 GB would be a perfect video card. Would it work with this build??

I could get the 768 MB one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121390

Or I could get the 1 GB one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125333

Is it worth the extra money to get the 1 GB one over 768 MB? I could get the rebate on the 1 GB one and save some money. Any thoughts?

Someone from Toms hardware listed this build as a suggestion: http://gamingrig.blo...-june-2011.html

It costs $800 dollars total, all it needs is a monitor which would bring it to about $930. Is this rig better than the i3 one? The video card suggested in this rig is the Radeon HD 6870 and its just as good as the Geforce GTX 460.

Thank you

Edited by Fruitinator, 16 June 2011 - 01:47 PM.

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Someone from Toms hardware listed this build as a suggestion: http://gamingrig.blo...-june-2011.html

It costs $800 dollars total, all it needs is a monitor which would bring it to about $930. Is this rig better than the i3 one? The video card suggested in this rig is the Radeon HD 6870 and its just as good as the Geforce GTX 460.


If it is all new parts it is a good buy. The video card is very good. Ask the fellow on Tom's Hardware.

1. Does the PSU have enough Watts and PCI-E connectors to drive the video card.
2. is it better than the Intel build I suggested.
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60 fps would be super great. Both those links are not working?


Links in post 21 have been fixed.
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Also back to the cooling system, how do I know if it will fit in my case?


The CPU, PSU and video cards have fans supplied. The case come with fans installed. Also has room to install more if you need them.

The above parts make up the colling system and will fit in the case.
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[quote]Okay if I built the computer (the intel sandy bridges build that iammkyl suggested) How would it compare to this?:
http://www.newegg.co... 240 1Gb[/quote]

That AMD build has an older Mobo than the one in my build. It has an AM3 Socket (will not be able to upgrade to the AMD Bulldozer CPU_ Has older Chips. No integrated graphics.
Power supply is a NO name brand, not 80 plus. Can not find any benchmarks that shows it will play Dirt 2 or WoW.
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As for video cards, how about the PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814133326.

Also, he says the Power system is overkill, is this true? :)

If it is overkill, would this power supply work?
http://www.newegg.co...k=antec%20380D.


Yes, that PNY video card will do the job.

No the PSU is not overkill, he is talking through his hat.

The 380w PSU is a no no. I doubt it would start the system. It would not power the video card. The PNy 460 requires a Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 38A)
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