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    Question Hardware advice

    With my rebate I plan to start building my own gaming pc. I've found a monitor(22 in), a hard drive(WD Red 3 TB), a proccessor (i5), a graphic card (8800 gts) I'm still looking for a few more piece. If any one has any advice or past experience I would love to hear it. My usual field is software over hardware. I'm going to use this as a way to learn more about this end of computers. If anyone wants the links to the parts I'm thinking of getting I wouldn't mind posting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkBabyMagicain View Post
    a graphic card (8800 gts)
    Are you sure you mean 8800 GTS? Got a link for that? Cuz if so that's a really old 2006 model, which is definitely not going to be what you want.

    What types of games will you be playing? And what kind of a budget do you have (or reckon you will have)? Might be able to give some good recommendations with that info.

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    I was thinking of something else. Is was what I was thinking about getting.

    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supercloc...=graphics+card

    As for a bugdet I'd say around 2000 to 2500.

    I almost forgot I want to start playing mmo again, but my laptop is up to playing them at its best

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    Actually, here's a good tip for planning a computer build, which I forgot to mention in that previous reply. Head over to PCPartPicker.com and put in the stuff you've decided on so far. The site also does compatibility checks on a lot of things so you can make sure your parts will all work fine with each other. Used this site when building my comp a few months back, super useful site.

    If you pick the parts out on that, you can then save it as a list and if you paste the public link to the list here we can give it a full look-over.

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    Your budget is $2000+ and you're thinking of throwing a 750 ti in your new rig? I totally endorse solid budget cards like that (I'm using a 660 myself) but my regular budget for new builds is usually half what you quoted. If you have the room, max out the value and throw a GTX 970 in there - if you really are on a tighter budget, or just realize that you don't need to waste power and money, then definitely go with the 750 TI - I doubt any mainstream MMO's will tax that for a few years.

    Any higher spec 4th generation desktop i5 will be great, and for your MMO's I expect that getting as much RAM as possible would be ideal - I don't think these games tend to be computationally demanding, just memory intensive.

    Hooray for new builds! I want one now.

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    That's a lower end vid card and processor for that budget.

    Still a good processor and vid card, but if you are actually spending $2000 I'd love to see what makes up the rest of the system

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    With a budget of 2 - 2.5k ... you should be able to have a really nice Gaming PC. I say you might as well go for pretty much the top of the line, at least for the graphics card for sure, since that is the most important part for any gaming rig.

    Now as for RAM. Here is some advice. If you are going to be using your computer for only gaming and daily tasks like web browsing and such, 8GB is really the max you need. If you are going to be doing some basic video editing or photoshop, then I recommend 16GB. If you are going to be doing advanced video editing, photoshop, game art, ect. it's can't hurt to get 32GB. I am giving you this advice because there are many people who get 32GB of ram simply for a gaming pc, and let me tell you. It's unnecessary and pointless.

    I would also suggest you get an SSD and install your OS on it and any games you play a lot. This will increase load times drastically on your computer.

    As for the cpu ... The i5 will do fine, though if you can afford the extra bit, an i7 is even better. Although, between the 2 you are not likely to see that huge of an increase in performance when it comes to gaming. You might see a 5 - 10 fps increase in same games. While some games you may not see any performance improvement at all. Basically, if you think those extra frames are worth the extra cost, then I say go for it.

    Last but not least ... many people tend to over do it on the power supply. Unless you are going to do SLI with 2 - 3 cards, a 600 -750 watt power supply is plenty, and even then you still may not use it all.

    Anyway, hope this helps a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brabbit1987 View Post
    I would also suggest you get an SSD and install your OS on it and any games you play a lot. This will increase load times drastically on your computer.
    Man I am good at forgetting things today... I blame the fact it's nearly 4AM.
    Yes, an SSD is a VERY worthwhile upgrade, they're not nearly as expensive now as they used to be too so definitely consider this.



    Quote Originally Posted by brabbit1987 View Post
    Last but not least ... many people tend to over do it on the power supply. Unless you are going to do SLI with 2 - 3 cards, a 600 -750 watt power supply is plenty, and even then you still may not use it all.
    Personally I think having extra power to spare is a good idea, because it leaves you open to future component upgrades/additions without the hassle of having to get a new PSU if one ends up being needed. I know I sure as heck wanted to put a new GPU in my last machine but wasn't able to cuz I'd have needed to upgrade the PSU too as I already had it near limit. At the time, the additional PSU cost would've put me over budget for that.

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    with a 2k budget.
    A 250gb SSD(or what ever the size around that is. )
    Get 2 1tb/2tb HDDs(one for backup...)
    Get 16gb of ram(1600Mhz or better.)(people were saying 4gb was enough 5 years ago... :I when I first built, I'm at 10atm with an upgrade to 32 on the way.)
    Get an i5k unlocked processor, 4core.
    A Atx mobo, with 2 Pci-Ex 16 slots at full bandwith
    A 1000watt Modular power supply,
    A Ips 23" monitor
    A decent GPU (290x or a 970)

    Basic guideline, Go have fun spend more where you want and stuff but that'd be a decent Gaming/work computer with upgrade options.

    Send me a msg and I'll pull up a parts list of a decent build config when I'm a little more sober.

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