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New to PC gaming, is this a good build?

By tyler14
Apr 3, 2013
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  1. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    No problem!
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

  4. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I was wanting the nvidia because everything I read that was best brand to go with, so that grahpics card is a little cheaper, and yal think its better?
     
  5. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    The 7950 over clocks to be better than the 670 if info I read is right, but is overclocking safe for a beginer?
     
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Overlocking graphic cards is generally pretty easy. The software on the web makes it easy for anyone to do. The thing you have to worry about when overclocking is cooling. If you don't have a well ventilated case and a card with decent cooling. Overclocking will become much harder when trying to find stability without super high operating temperatures.
     
  7. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I just found this in my dell xps desktop I have, would this be the same seagate hard drive I picked out on amazon, this would save me 100 dollars lol
     

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  8. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    It's a Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200RPM HDD. If you're fine with only having 320GB worth of storage, then yeah you could use that.
     
  9. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    The other is 2tb I think, I probbaly should just get the new one, I wonder if theres anything else in this I could use lol, its a xps 420
     
  10. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    You think I should go for the 7950 gpu over the 670?
     
  11. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Could probably use the Optical drive out of it.
     
     
  12. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I thought of that to but I think im stick with the other one since it can play blu ray also, I still have the monitor that came with this it may be good enough for gaming il have check on the specs of it.
     
  13. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171


    It all depends... If you don't care much about going over your budget - no. If you want to shave costs without sacrificing a lot performance- yes.
     
  14. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I think its 50 bucks difference between the two, also do I need a boot drive I heard something about that?
     
  15. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Boot Drive? you may be thinking of an SSD boot drive. This is something I thought of recommending but I didn't see room for it in your budget. I could restructure your build to allow for one to fit in though.
     
  16. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I don't k is what that is honestly, do I need to have it?
     
  17. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I don't know what that is*
     
  18. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    An SSD is a Solid State Drive. It's a lot faster than traditional mechanical hard drives. But, it is a lot more expensive. People generally use SSD's as boot drives (the drive in which the operating system runs on). It makes the OS generally a lot snappier and any core programs you use. They are also used a Cache drives as well. SSD's aren't used as primary storage for the most part.
     
  19. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I think my current setup should be pretty nice, I'm stick with regular hard drive. should be good first gaming pc
     
  20. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Yeah, you should be fine. Happy building :D
     
  21. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    For $30 more bucks could get Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Graphics Card, how's that compare to 670?
     
  22. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Is the 7970 the GHz version? If it isn't the 7970GHz version then I would stay stick with the 670.
     
  23. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Says oc, I searched ghz version it's 60 more than 670
     
  24. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Yeah, stick with the 670.
     
  25. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    This one
     

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