Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 1 decade ago

I'm building a gaming computer, is this a good list?

Biostar TA790GX 128M Motherboard CPU Bundle - Socket AM2+, AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz Black Edition Quad Core Retail Processor -

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -

ViewSonic X Series VX2262wm Black 22" 5ms, 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers -

Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard -

Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming-Grade Mouse -

EcoGreen F2 500GB 5,400RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive OEM -

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply -

* I'm not sure if i want the 750W OCZ, any opinions?

If you have any opinions on what I have listed up there or you think I should change something please write it.

Ok, now for the hard part. I'm a computer building virgin and this is going to be my first. I'm trying to make a high-speed gaming computer with good graphics. I have no idea what video card to get that would be compatible and good for this build. I also don't have RAM up there but I know I want at least 4Gs of DDR2. I have no idea what DVD Burner and cooler to get for the processor. Any opinions or suggestions would be very helpful because i'm kinda a noob.


5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    At the moment, Intel is still beating AMD for gaming computers.

    If you want an excellent system, go for the i7-920

    Intel also have a version 2 for the same CPU, it is good if you want to do overclocking, but the version 1 is also very good.

    The version 2 is 10 or 20 more dollars

    Mobo (great choice) Rampage II Gene-Asus

    It have a supreme FX X-Fi onboard 8 channels (Sound Blaster X-Fi)

    But, if you really want to stay with AMD which is cheaper ($$) than Intel, you should get a Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor or an X4 955 same edition.


    For the motherboard in AMD

    ATI Board:

    And Nvidia Board:

    Your case is good, but you should upgrade for the version 2, it's like 10 or 20 more dollars.

    For the power-supply, I suggest you the OCZ 750 W. for future upgrade.

    You also need a video card, some people will tell you go for ATI, other will tell you go for Nvidia, personally, I prefer Nvidia.

    For the video card, I will let you decide by yourself,

    look here in the benchmark and see by yourself.

    The first results are with SLI or CrossFire which is 2 cards on the same board.

    Your screen is good too. Just don't buy above 5ms

    the contrast is great too.

    But if you look for a Blu Ray, your screen won't give true HD, in this case, I suggest you this screen:

    No cons for the keyboard, I don't know it, but by reading the opinion of other buyers, it seem to be a good keyboard that let you also customize your keys.

    For the mouse, I suggest you this one:

    You don't need more fans if you buy the Antec 900 v1 or v2. This case already have a bunch of fan and a big one on the top!

    With 4gigs of RAM, it's fare enough(Your memory is also fine.)

    For more Information, verify the benchmarks on Tom's Hardware here:

    And for see/read the opinion from buyers, search here:

    (In the search bar, type the brand and the model of the item you look for)

    I was saying that Intel is beating AMD at the moment, 5 years ago, AMD was better for gamers. Since Intel arrived with their Core 2 Duo, AMD dropped down.

    But AMD will comeback in force with their new 6 cores! Yup, right now they use their 6 cores for servers.

    Let's give 1 year or less to AMD and they will kill Intel with their 6 cores CPU for the next generation of gamers!

    Hope I helped you!

    Source(s): I'm a computer technician
  • 1 decade ago

    Any pcie x16 graphics card will be compatible.

    It is true that the 5870 is a beast but still does not outperform a GTX 295, however if you crossfire 2x 5870 then it will, or you can wait for a 5870x2.

    Those are the top cards (today).

    Also, you monitor is decent, could be better. I am biased to my monitor I got this and thought it was decent, I then decided to get another monitor (different brand); turns out this monitor is so slick. It has a 50,000:1 contrast ratio with 2ms response time and is just amazing.

    Your hard drive/s are slow rpm. If you are building a gaming rig, you need faster hard drives for faster loading. At minimum you want to raid 0 at least 2 7200rpm drives. If you have the money, you can keep your 5400 rpm drives and get a single Raptor 10,000 rpm drive for games and as your main drive.

    Cooling for the processor shouldn't be necessary uless you plan to overclock - AMD makes very decent heatsinks and fans compared to Intel.

    Dvd burner can be any - I got this one, light scribe is cool

    As for the ram, spring for the 1066, it will work with that processor and you can get it fairly cheap

    The OCZ Gold is very good.

    Hope this helps

    Source(s): Also it depends on your budget, if you can spring for an AM3 motherboard you will be getting much better results from your processor.
  • 1 decade ago

    if you want the best, get the newest ATI radeon HD 5870, it's built on the fastest FPU processor, says ATI. and get 6GB of any OCZ RAM you'd like(with heatspreader and RAM fan). and just get a samsung DVD-RW DVD writer.

    i would say you change your hard drive because it's quite slow for a gaming pc. it's only on 5,400rpm and for gaming you should get at least 7,200rpm(10,000 rpm recommended). if you want real speed, just get a solid state drive for your primary drive and a 10,000rpm drive for file storage.

    good luck in gaming ^-^

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think you want the "best"

    i'm thinking you just want is in your budget and can do very well in gamming

    i say this is a very good build but i recommend getting to harddrive from newegg.con also

    Good Luck!


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  • 1 decade ago

    Biostar mainboard not so good!

    Source(s): Ask here we can talk about it properly there bit hard in one post answer
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