Good gaming PC build? I need suggestions.?
My budget needs to be as low as possible (under 1000 definitely but around 600-800 would be perfect)
I want to kick Crysis in the face and kill it's family
I like NVIDIA best, but if ATI is better then convince me
Should I use SLI? or just use one beefy video card? (Or crossfire if ATI is better for my needs)
Optical Drive- don't really need blu ray as I already have a ps3
What kind of RAM is good? ddr3 of course but what brand?
Should I use newegg exclusively?
What cases are good for all this beefyness needing to be cooled
Good hard drive for steam games?
I appreciate any help!
- michaelLv 48 years agoBest Answer
ok here ya go ima try to give you the best i can for the budget the only thing is the case may not look super cool but im trying to think cost affective and with enough fans and fan power to keep the overall product cool and dont listen to the guy above game systems especially now are so underpowered that they have to dumb down the gameplay and graphics just to run them and they lack anti aliesing and other good features pc is king game systems are for people who dont care much for picture and btw for the money ati is better than nvidia i can get your build to run beter fps than with nvidia , they do sometimes have driver errors but those are easily fixed and are worth not paying 30-50 dollers extra for the same performance
case:Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($60) this has 3 120mm fans and should lower the internal tempeture quite nice
motherboard:ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($125)
prossessor:AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core ($170)
ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 ($43)
video card:HIS IceQ X H695QN1G2M Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 ($260)this is roughly in between a 560 ti and gtx 570 from nvidia and is the same price as the 560 ti
power supply:antec eathwatts 650 watt power supply ($75)
optical drive:SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive($25)
sound card: motherboards have this integrated now theres no need for a dedicated sound card unless you have maxed you system out in terms of performance , gamers would 10 times rather have a better video card then a new sound card
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM ($100)
the build will come to at $860 with the os or $760 if you already have one this rig will without a doubt max every game out there there is so much power in this that its unreal and hell in 2 years id just crossfire the 6950s and keep going this rig should be future proofed for a minimum of 2-3 years and i do recommend the ati cards there better bang for your buck and other than the occaisional driver problem there better cards for what you pay for em , and id rather save the 50 bucks buying the 6950 than pay it to get the gtx 570 that is only round the same pefformance !
- Anonymous8 years ago
Just use this.
NVIDIA is best for crysis or crysis 2 as it is made for tesselation and physx. But ATI is cheaper.
You can't afford SLI unless you get two low end cards. Just get one good one.
500 watt PSU at minimum. 800 if you want to slow build.
I am having a love affair with MSI MOBOs right now. I love them.
The older i7s are nice and cheap now but still face stompers.
On board sound is fine.
The most important thing about RAM is CAS, 9 or less unless you want to take the physics class in RAM that's enough info.
These games use more VGA than RAM or CPU. Go big on the card and keep the CPU above 2.2GHz. 4Gigs of RAM or more and you are set unless you really need to run a ton of stuff.
- GoergeLv 78 years ago
With your budget in mind I would suggest something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.a... with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8... card . Why such a mid-range card? Because your budget suggests under $1000 and you can eventually go SLI to be able to demolish Crysis. The superclocked Ti will offer pretty good FPS by itself but it would need its' twin to max it out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.a... The 2GB per card will also offer extreme resolutions that your monitor/card supports in addition to allowing for AA to be ramped up. This isn't available right now but it is an AWESOME deal.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.a... with the aforementioned superclocked Ti. You really can't get better than the 2500K when you want to game at this price range. Even a chip like the 8150, 1110T, 1090T, 980BE or the 965 can't meet nor exceed the gaming performance offered to you by the 2500k. Overclock the 2500K and it is a beautiful day. If you tried to design one of these systems with Cyperpower or Ibuypower you will pay at least $200 more.
Stick with a company you know. I stay with Newegg for info but I normally order from Amazon because they USUALLY have better prices and more importantly better shipping practices. Newegg definitely has Amazon beat in this case. Amazon's A-z guarantee can't be beat and I have went through that process and Amazon was very nice and encouraging throughout the process. Long story short. Damaged product and VERY shady company never responded so in the end Amazon ends up giving me my money back.
- ennsLv 43 years ago
I not too long ago upgraded my rig so Im looking to promote my older rig for $500. Intel i3 540 ASUS motherboard 2x 500GB HDD ATi 4870 ingenious labs sound card dvd burner 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM
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- SnapLv 68 years ago
If you already have a PS3, then why do you need a gaming computer? Use that money to pay your bills or something.