computer build sec time asking?
Before the end of this month I wanna put a good gaming rig together my price limit is $950 and thats already pushing it Heres what Ive put together so far..will this all work fine together? how would this preform on say crysis?
XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
hec ZEPHYR HEC-750DR-AT 750W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified - 9800 GX2 CrossFire Certified Active PFC HYBRID-SLI Power Supply - Retail
OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB) (0.15 lbs)
Thermaltake / Ruby Orb / Socket 775/754/939/940/AM2 / Aluminum Core/Fins / CPU Cooler (2 lbs)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.7 lbs)
Samsung 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 5ms, 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, 8000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 1440 x 900 , DVI, Black
Total is $954.00 I was going to go with alot better mb with sli but then I seen the monitor and decided to just go with out the double pci 2.0 slots.. How will this mb hold up with the phenom 2 x4?
* 4 hours ago
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why do i keep picking horrible items? well i thought i made it clear 950$ budget and that was pushing it I want to stay under 950!!!
13 minutes ago
9 5 0!!! i do not want to go buy a 200 mb i do realize it would be hella better
- gobberpooperLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Okay let's go through this.
The case is fine.
The processor is where I'm gonna recommend you to make the biggest change. Have you heard about the Core i7? Well it's the newest processor made by Intel. Yes it's expensive because the core i7 requires a whole new kind of motherboard, and the best memory, but what I'd say is instead of wasting money on a new monitor which is only 19" anyways, spend that money on switching to the latest processor.
So how will that affect your memory and stuff? Well the Core i7 is also a leap in motherboards because it eliminates lots of stuff to make it faster. That being said, there's like only 4 motherboards with socket that the Core i7 requires. Also, you need a specific type of memory (DDR3 800 I believe). So if you can, use the hard drive on the desktop you're using right now. That way you can save more money and you wont have to spend hours moving around your files and installing all the programs and stuff.
- 4 years ago
I personally would go with these motherboards. They are about $150 more expensive but have good reviews. I personally have the second motherboard listed here and have had absolutely no problems with it. I also would personally go with a CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply as this would leave you with PLENTY of room for expansion if you ever wish to add more to this build. EVGA 132-BL-E758-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard Overall, very nice build. Your computer will run great if nothing arrives DOA -.- You can wait for windows 7 to come out or you can purchase windows vista 64 bit. 64 bit for Vista is MUCH better or 64 bit XP in terms of drivers. Do not let any people that have never even used Vista tell that you it is a horrible operating system as they obviously have not done their homework. If you would like any more help feel free to message me.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Nice system Phenom and Crossfire included.and room to upgrade in your budget>Pick a monitor>upgrade the PSU