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wdmjys
09-21-2010, 03:26 PM
Hi all. I'm building a new computer. I enjoy gaming and watching videos. I'm ordering all the parts from this site (Superbiiz.com - Build Gaming Computers, Build Gaming PC, Gaming Computers for Sale, Games Computer, Computers for Gaming, Build Computer, Build PC. (http://www.superbiiz.com/system_category.php?id=3)). This place was recommended to me by a coworker.

Here's the current build list:

Case: Antec Six Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7500 2.93GHz 1066MHz 3MB LGA775 CPU, Retail
Motherboard: Asus P5N-D Core 2 Quad/ nForce 750i SLI/ DDR2-800/ SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
Memory: Kingston KHX8500D2K2/4G DDR2-1066 4GB HyperX Memory Kit
Video Card: GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD4550 512MB DDR3 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card
Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software
Power Supply: Topower/Epower ZUMAX ZU-500W 500W 20/24pin ATX V2.0 Power Supply
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1-Pack), OEM
Monitor: Acer V193WEJbd 19 inch Widescreen 50000:1 5ms DVI(HDCP) LCD Monitor (Black)

Any advice on that would be appreciated.

Jason4eveR
09-22-2010, 03:52 PM
Hi all. I'm building a new computer. I enjoy gaming and watching videos. I'm ordering all the parts from this site (Superbiiz.com - Build Gaming Computers, Build Gaming PC, Gaming Computers for Sale, Games Computer, Computers for Gaming, Build Computer, Build PC. (http://www.superbiiz.com/system_category.php?id=3)). This place was recommended to me by a coworker.

Here's the current build list:

• Case: Antec Six Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case
• CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 3.00GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775 CPU, Retail
• Motherboard: MSI P45-C51 Extreme Full ATX DDR3
• Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2*2GB 4GB Kit DDR3 1333 MHz
• Video Card: GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD5770 512MB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card
• Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive
• Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software
• Power Supply: Topower/Epower ZUMAX ZU-500W 500W 20/24pin ATX V2.0 Power Supply
• Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
• Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1-Pack), OEM
• Monitor: Acer V193WEJbd 19 inch Widescreen 50000:1 5ms DVI(HDCP) LCD Monitor (Black)

Any advice on that would be appreciated.

some changes :)

wdmjys
09-23-2010, 10:09 AM
thank you, any suggestion?

Psycho101
09-25-2010, 05:49 AM
Personally I would not buy any Core 2 based CPU brand new any more. You'd simply be giving Intel money for old rope. End of life parts for full retail price is a bad bad idea indeed! For a similar budget you can get a core i3 CPU and motherboard. The i3 will actually be cheaper than an E8400 and possibly the E7400 too. Not saying that the Exxxx series are crap, they're not. I had one until a few weeks ago and it was fantastic, just not fantastic enough to buy a new one compared to i3/i5/i7.

The choice of GPU was also a poor one as Jason 4Ever pointed out. You'ds struggle to play anything on a 4550. At minimum grab a cheap 9800GTX+/GTS250 or even better a HD4850/4870. The 5770 is also an excellent choice and should be picked over my other suggestions as long as it's within budget.


• Case: Antec Six Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case
• CPU: Intel Core i3 530 Dual Core @ 3.06GHz
• Motherboard: Gigabyte H55M-UD2H
• Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2*2GB 4GB Kit DDR3 1333 MHz Or Corsair XMS3 @ 7-8-7-20-2T 1600MHz DDR (nice for overclocking to have more hflexibility on RAM multiplier)
• Video Card: GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD5770 512MB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card OR GTS 450, Maybe a GTX 460 if cash allows
• Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive <-- I prefer Samsung F3 500GB or WD Caviar Blue 640GB.
• Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software
• Power Supply: Topower/Epower ZUMAX ZU-500W 500W 20/24pin ATX V2.0 Power Supply < Fine power wise but consider 600W + for flexibility
• Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard <-- Nice choice! Razer Abbyssus/Deathadder gaming mouse
• Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1-Pack), OEM
• Monitor: Acer V193WEJbd 19 inch Widescreen 50000:1 5ms DVI(HDCP) LCD Monitor (Black) <-- Get the biggest screen you can afford after buying all other components.


My ammended component list, making your system a little more "long lasting" (I won't say future proof as that phrase is a misnomer)