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Want to make a tier 1 gaming pc
01-02-2012, 07:38 PM,
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Want to make a tier 1 gaming pc
First post so here it goes. I am looking to get into PC gaming. I have never tried building my own rig so it does have a frightening factor to it. I have wathched some youtube vids and it appeared pretty straight forward. Another person on my gaming forum reccomended these parts and although I trust him I figure it never hurts to have a second oppinion on things. So here is the list.
Motherboard: Biostar A880G+ Micro ATX AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 960T 3.0 Ghz socket AM3 Quad core
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6850
HDD: Hitachi 500GB Sata 3.0 gb/s
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws series 4gb (2x2GB)
Optical Drive: LG22x Super Multi DVD Burner
PSU: Rosewill Stallion series Rd450-2-DB 450W
Tower: Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1
OS: Torrent Win 7 Ultimate
This came out to about $550 at Newegg. Will be getting Old Republic and possibly BF3? Will be using my TV as my monitor (720p)

Thoughts?? Anything you would do differently? Is Intel a better way to go processor wise?? Thanks in advance!
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01-02-2012, 10:55 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-02-2012, 10:56 PM by van13330gg.)
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RE: Want to make a tier 1 gaming pc
The motherboard is saving you the money but the i3 2100 is slightly better than that Phenom II x4. You can upgrade your processor down the road if you go with the i3 too.
If you keep an eye out constantly, you can grabe 8GB of RAM for quite cheap too. I might be a bit worried about the Rosewill PSU. It has pretty good ratings on Newegg however.

Here's a way to save couple of bucks too. Sign up for a couple of newegg accounts and use this NEWCUSTOMER10 when you order. That will save you $10 for every $50 purchase.

1. CPU
2. Motherboard
3. Ram+optical
4. Power supply
5. Case

So that would be 5 accounts and $50 saved.
Laptop: MacBook Pro 13"
Case: Drawer turned to case CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 CPU Cooler: Stock brah GPU: EVGA GTX 460 HDD: Corsair Nova 32GB Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Z68 RAM: Ripjaw 8GB 1600 Optical Drive: Don't need PSU: 620W Antec Neo ECO. Operating System: OS X Lion/ Windows 7x64
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01-03-2012, 10:21 PM,
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RE: Want to make a tier 1 gaming pc
Thank you for the feedback!!
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01-03-2012, 10:45 PM,
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RE: Want to make a tier 1 gaming pc
You are welcome and good luck on putting your computer together!
Laptop: MacBook Pro 13"
Case: Drawer turned to case CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 CPU Cooler: Stock brah GPU: EVGA GTX 460 HDD: Corsair Nova 32GB Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Z68 RAM: Ripjaw 8GB 1600 Optical Drive: Don't need PSU: 620W Antec Neo ECO. Operating System: OS X Lion/ Windows 7x64
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