So here’s what I put together for you. It’s not cheap, but not too hard on the pockets. This system will last you for years and can play any PC game you throw at it, including Battlefield 3 and Crysis on high settings.
id get a better videocard but overall decent specs. double the ram too.
This is worst build you can get for this money.
its decent man lol, it can run all of the games out today its not worth $1100 and part selection is not the best but it is decent. id have 2 gpus, 6gb of ram a ssd os and a nice 2tb storage space. 1200 watt psu, the cpu can be messed with for better results, and id have some cooling in it too
8 gigs of 1600 ripjaws is enough, imo. with sandybridge, OC'ed to 3.3-4.2 on AIR (great chips) I'd go with 1 GPU if we're trying to cut costs, best bang for the buck, imo, since I tend to side with Nvidia, Ram - 8gig 1600 Ripjaws - 79$ CPU - Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz $314.00 GPU - GTX 480 "pick your poison" $300.00 (go lower with an AMD Card with similar performance) Board - ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 Rev 3.0 $209.00 HD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 89$ Their case and other stuff put this around the same price range as theirs, maybe slightly more, but overall, this setup will eat theirs for breakfast and ask for 2nds.
You didn't include windows 7.
two 6870's would be in it!
Hm, am I missing something? mATX case, ATX motherboard.
Lol, this build is horrible. It's like a child stumbled onto newegg and picked random parts.
3gb of ram? what is this year 2000
3-4GB RAM is more then enough for any application. Going any higher might even have a negative effect on performance. Besides, can you think of any game that needs 8 Gigabytes of RAM? That would seriously alienate any normal players.
Your pretty misinformed 3-4GB barely get you anywhere nowadays. 4gig is bare minimum optimum is 5-6gigs.
3-4 is good enough. 2 is bare minimum. It is shifting towards 4 GB, but I play most all of my games with my PC on 3 GB or so of RAM just fine.
Most games these days require minimum 2GB and 4-6GB recommended RAM. Remember that the x64 era is now among us so limited RAM is no longer a question.
If you don't think 3gb is enough for a budget gaming system, you know nothing about computers or games.
agreed, unless they are playing angry bird and plants vs zombies..there might even some hiccup..lolx
Yet I think I need more power then that. I found a computer with 49GB of RAM, Windows 7 64bit, about 2GB or 3GB of Video card, four 1TB hard drives, Bluray disc player/burner and a DVD player/burner. Oh with a really good cooling system (So good that it can almost cover the inside with ice).
you can buy a beast for 1100 shipped from cyber power that blows this rig away
Yeah but does it hae 49GB of RAM and everything I wrote? Because if not then I don't need it, I got a $200 dollar computer that can pretty much run anything.
Where is this Rig? Please tell
Its called Syndicate and someone disagree with me. http://www.digitalstormonli...
Darn those disagrees!!! Thanks Nekp_Mega!
PSU: Corsair TX850 @ 127.00 Case: Coolermaster Elite 335 @ 49.99 Motherboard: Asus P8P67 New B3 Rev @ 179.00 Memory: Corsair 4GB 1600MHz Vengaence @ 84.00 GPU: Zotac ZT-40201-10P GeForce GTX 470 @ 260.00 CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k @ 200 Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB Sata 6.0 Gb-s @ 43 Total: 942 That's what I'd do, and I would just get Windows 7 Home for 99, if I wasn't able to get it for free (legally, through the University) or didnt have any licenses (I've got 3 different licenses for Windows 7 already..)
God, horrible choices. At least take a Sandy Bridge based system, not a slower and relatively outdated Core i7 950. Geez...
i7 is overkill to begin with, like you said, Sandy Bridge, but i5 instead of i7, saves a lot of money and is substantially better value for your money.
What's wrong with the i7 besides it being old? It's still a beast of a processor.
What kind of dumbass pay $259 for an i7 950 CPU? Why only put 3GBs of RAM inside his machine? Oh and that NZXT case is ugly as sin.
OMG, I don't even wanna start picking apart this guys clueless setup cause I'd be long and time consuming. I just have to agree with the others that, that the build is flat out AWFUL. He needs to stop giving advise right now, and start reading, cause hes got a hell of a lot to learn. "Now don’t come in here criticizing my choices on hardware. These are the companies I support and these are the parts I used to build my systems." -Your systems suck, and any budget gamer would support any company that will give them quality parts for a great price.
Do not listen to this guy !
Ok I'm building my first Gaming PC rig, tell me what you think... HAF X RC 942 Asus DR24B1ST/BLK/B/AS BLACK SATA 24x DVD BURNER Asus Phenom II x4 965 BE Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR RADEON HD 6950 1GD 256BIT WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUES WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200rpm SATA 6.0 GB/S G.SKILL RIPJAW SERIES 8GB (2x4gb) CRUCIAL REALSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64gb SATA III MLC SILENT PRO RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850w ATX12v v2.3
the ssd is fine for the OS and a few other programs the HDD is a bit on the small side you may want to consider an AM3+ mobo for the furure nice case
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