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A New Gaming Rig?
04-28-2012, 04:44 PM,
A New Gaming Rig?
Hello guys, I would like to ask all of you for recommendations as to which parts to buy for a new rig.

This rig is to replace my aging (and dying) gaming computer built in 2009.
Its gone through a few upgrades during the time I've had it.

It's been BSODing on me during the last few days. It has an old AM2+ DDR2 motherboard (M3A78-CM), 4GB of cheap performance DDR2 ram, an AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE, and a 320GB 7200RPM HDD. One (or all) of those parts could be failing :x

So anyway, I can salvage its 2 DVD drives (one can only read), its Corsair 650W, the second 1TB 5400RPM HDD, and the HD4850 512MB (though I should probably upgrade that.)

I'll be playing games both old and new, mostly in 1366x768. I'd like to be able to play the newer games in maximum quality, though AA isn't important to me.

Thanks all!
04-28-2012, 06:15 PM,
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
Do you have a budget?
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04-28-2012, 06:21 PM,
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
Probably about $500. It's rather flexible.
I don't want to spend too much and go overkill, though I don't want it to get severely outdated within the next two or three years :3.
04-30-2012, 09:29 PM,
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
Ok guys, stop the bickering and keep it on topic.

Thread has been cleaned up.
05-01-2012, 08:47 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-01-2012, 08:49 PM by FreekishPC.)
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
is there a MicroCenter near you? How is your case?
Current Build: CPU:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobo:ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB SSD:Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 Case:Corsair Carbide Series 400R PSU:Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 Ram:CORSAIR XMS3 16GB Cooling:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Sound:Asus Xonar DG 5.1 OS:Windows7 HOME Optic Drive:LG Super-Multi M*Disc Keyboard:Razer Lycosa Mouse:Razer Naga MousePad:Razer Sphex --

05-01-2012, 10:47 PM,
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
No, I don't live near any reputable computer parts retailer ):
My case was a very cheap ibuypower case that was laying around. It gets the job done. Poorly, but it works. I'd love to ditch it.

Oh yea.
My budget has recently just been raised to about $850.
05-02-2012, 12:03 AM,
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
Have you looked at the mainstream articles?

You could look into a Tier 3 with an SSD. You don't need a new monitor cause your using your 1366x768 one? Another possibility is to step it down to a Tier 2+ and upgrade your monitor. What types of games you play? That could help decide if you want/need a better vid card or not.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
05-02-2012, 12:55 AM,
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
For the record, the Mainstream Gaming PCs will be updated either today or tomorrow Wink
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
05-02-2012, 06:00 AM,
RE: A New Gaming Rig?
Ill be playing mostly sandbox and openworld games like Skyrim, GTA4, New Vegas, and other games like Shogun 2 Total War.

I'd also like to use the graphic enhancing mods for Skyrim and New Vegas.

And yea, maybe a monitor upgrade wouldn't be a bad idea xD
And an update soon? That's perfect for me! Thanks! Big Grin

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