Good computer for gaming?

By upsguy27 ยท 11 replies
Dec 24, 2007
  1. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Looks amazing :)

    But why choose an IDE HDD? SATA's are slightly more expensive (1-2 bucks more), but use a much smaller cable, and could be slightly faster.

    Anyways, that's a great gaming PC =)
  2. upsguy27

    upsguy27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks! I never thought of going for a SATA HD. I'll get one of those instead. Thanks for replying so fast!

    EDIT: I chose this one instead.
  3. upsguy27

    upsguy27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Does anybody know if I'll need any extra cooling? The case I'm getting comes with 2 80mm fans, and the Intel processor comes with a heatsink and fan. Also, will there be enough room on that mobo to actually fit the 8800 GT? One last thing: Is that mobo the right size for the case? Thanks!
  4. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I would look for a case that has 120mm fans, more airflow and quieter. Do you plan on overclocking?
  5. upsguy27

    upsguy27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Probably not.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +470

    Judging by the picture on the Newegg site, the rear of the Apevia case looks like it can accommodate a 120mm fan as an option. If necessary, you can just replace the 80mm fan at the rear with a 120mm one.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Where's the PSU? If it's coming with the case, then suffice to say that it will be a rubbish one. I'd suggest saving money by getting the 2GB DDR2 800MHz G.SKILL kit on Newegg for $49 and getting the Corsair 450VX. Lastly, most of the items are out of stock, so keep that in mind when you order them.
  8. upsguy27

    upsguy27 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    In my first post I said I already had a PSU I can use.
  9. Myzz617

    Myzz617 TS Maniac Posts: 369

    Well i noticed that you have a PCI 2.0 Card and your mobo specs dont say that it has it built it, im in the same process as you but this very instance is delaying me kind of. Be sure the MOBO you buy supports this new PCI 2.0
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    PCI-E 2.0 cards are backwards-compatible with PCI-E 1.0 slots.
  11. Bruce2

    Bruce2 TS Rookie

    So far so good. Have you pick out your mobo and os yet? I would have research a little more on the case; only thing looks good on it is the front door; At least look for one with 120mm fans already installed.
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