Building new Gaming PC

By Gflo ยท 14 replies
Jul 17, 2008
  1. Im building a new PC for gaming and i need to know whats compatible on this list and what i could get better for a little bit more $$$.

    XFX PVT98FYDF9 GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    ASUS M2N-SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

    Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

    OCZ 2GB DDR2 800MHz Special Ops Edition Dual Channel Memory Kit

    Id like to stick with amd because i dont have to pay for the name and the gfx card(because its cheap).

    I was told to get that cpu because its a 65nm(i originally had a 3ghz dual core winsdor 90nm)

    I have a dvd burner and HDD also incase you are wondering why thats not on the list.

    I plan to order these parts in the next 3 days so i need this to be pretty final and im just about maxed out on my budget.

    any comments or suggestions would be appreciated

  2. larryiam

    larryiam TS Rookie Posts: 476

    Well can u explain why you don't want to go with intel? I'm just not getting what you are saying......lack of sleep....i guess. Anyway what type of HDD have you got and what OS are you going with? Anyway besides that nice setup. Although I would recommend Mushkin Ram Or G.Skill Ram
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

  4. larryiam

    larryiam TS Rookie Posts: 476

    He did say he was at the max for his budget. Besides that antec will do just as good.
  5. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    Ive been stuck with intels for to long(so many dells) id really like to try amd


    amd is cheaper

    Hdd is a 200gb 7200rpm Seagate barracuda(all i can read off the lable)

    i have partitioned it in half and will install XP on one side and vista on the other.

    My dad bought a laptop and im useing that disk for vista and i have so many Windows Xp install disks i cant count them all

    also the ocz is cheaper after rebate
  6. larryiam

    larryiam TS Rookie Posts: 476

    Oh i c your sharp point! AMD is good! Intel is better for gaming but i c your point. :approve: Um on vista make sure you have i different serial key unless its a student key or something and so it won't be "illegal" anyhow that sata drive sounds good! For te most part looks like a good build.....just consider those few suggesions....besides the PSU the one you linked is good for less! :) Well good luck on the Build let us know how it goes!
    True! Just figured u would want everything from the same place. Your right there though!
  7. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    the cd keys are good 4 like 5-6 uses before there "bad"

    ive installed Windows xp off of one cd useing one key so many times its not funny but i never keep the installation so it doesent really matter
  8. larryiam

    larryiam TS Rookie Posts: 476

    Well your good to go then! I am a AMD guy myself but i got tlked in to getting a pentium d for my new rig....but anyway good luck!
  9. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    only thing im really worried about is the gfx card not fitting into my case. might have to do some Snippy-Snippy
  10. larryiam

    larryiam TS Rookie Posts: 476

    Oh i see! Its a regular mid-size ATX case. Don't look like to big of a problem but that gfx card is a beast though! lol
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    What is your budget? What would a little more $ look like?
  12. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    Well about $750 and with all of the little cables that will let me use my tv as a moniter so i can play games on it and the adapter for my xbox 360 wireless controllers im am about at that if not over

    i forgot to add the $50 logitech wireless mouse and keyboard

    im sticking with this mouse and keyboard i need wireless and im not going to get Microsucks products
  13. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    Just sent in the order, will be posting pics when it arrives
  14. fullmetalvegan

    fullmetalvegan TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Well, Intel perform better for the price you pay, I'd only get an AMD if I had to, if I had an AMD motherboard or something. If you look at benchmarks it shows Intel greatly outperforming AMD so that's why I never tried them out lately, not worth losing the performance just for a try.
  15. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    well the computer im on now is has a AMD 3600+ and is loading a LOT faster than the intel equivalent i have in my dell
    and my mom has a hp laptop with an amd inside and after i got all the spyware off of it, it goes faster than the dell (which is weird because the dell has 2.4ghz and hp laptop has 1.8ghz)
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