New gaming rig

By cq5
Apr 8, 2009
  1. hello im looking for some advice on what parts i should be looking for to go along with what i already have

    i have

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400-cpu
    Antec Nine Hundred-case
    mouse keyboard os

    i was leaning towards

    EVGA 512-P3-1151-TR GeForce GTS 250-video card
    Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB-hard drive
    LG GH22NP20-optical drive
    Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W-power supply

    also the budget is around $410
    thanks in advance for the advice/suggestions
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Use a 64-bit Operating System, (if running Vista) and install 4 GB memory, mached to your motherboard's specs
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

  4. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Posts: 270

    It will be almost impossible to put together an Intel gaming PC for $410 for the parts that you want.. For $630 I put this together quickly. Make changes to w/e you want, it is YOUR computer. But for the price the quad core is a better buy.

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    . .
    SAMSUNG HD642JJ 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Bare Drive) - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822152134

    . .

    EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814130468

    . .

    BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817702010


    Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K2/4G - Retail
    Item #: N82E1682013481

    . .

    ASRock P43Twins1600 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813157130

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115207


    Subtotal: $629.89
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  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Paul, he already has some of the parts. He wanted recommendations for the video card, PSU, optical drive and HDD only.

    @cq5, do you already have some RAM too, or will you need to buy some?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    And Rage and Paul would never reply here if I hadn't replied first :)
  7. cq5

    cq5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. cq5

    cq5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The HD 4870 is a much better choice compared to the GTS 250. But if the 4870 is out of your budget, go with the NVIDIA card then.
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