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New computer build questions.

NikbeezyNikbeezy Member Posts: 10

I have done multiple things to my new build based on suggestions from other people. I understand that everyone has opinions on what could make a computer better. I think i'm set on what i'm going to buy, but am open to suggestions. Trying to stay under  $850 OS included. I have below all my parts except for the OS.

I really want to know how my current build will run games such as TERA or guild wars 2 so if you tell me that, i would appreciate it.I have been told that it should run most games on mid to high settings.

 

Here is my build:

 

            MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873

           GPU:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025

           Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131

          CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327

           RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

           HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148912

          Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

         Case:White Enermax Hoplite ST Mid Tower Computer Case

 

 
 

Comments

  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,074

    One thing off the bat I would change:

    go from the Phenom series to the new FX x3XX series - better CPU, pretty much same price. I really recommend the FX6300/FX6350 (depending on which you can fit into your budget), they are only about $20 more than the FX4300/4350, but have 2 more cores. Either of those will be a good deal better than the Phenom II, which is going to struggle a bit under modern titles.

    Also, if you need 1T of space, ok. If not, I highly recommend considering an SSD - a 120G SSD is enough for most people if you really look at what your doing with it, and won't be that much more expensive than a 1T drive is in the first place (even though it will be many many times faster).

    I just did a build with that same motherboard, an FX6300, a 650Ti, and a 240G SSD, it worked out reasonably well for the price. It ended up at $808 with shipping and tax.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,206
    Where are you buying stuff from?  Could you give exact links?  $800 without an OS seems too high.
  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,074


    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Where are you buying stuff from?  Could you give exact links?  $800 without an OS seems too high.

    That is true - my build had an OS as well.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo Member CommonPosts: 7,207
    Don't get a phenom 2, its obsolete tech

    If you've got the money go with an i5 setup
    If not go piledriver (but not bulldozer)

    Remember with piledriver it pairs cores when it needs performance, so the 4 core typically ends up being a dual core and the 6 core typically a quad core (as most games only push 2 cores heavily)
  • NikbeezyNikbeezy Member Posts: 10
    Im buying from newegg, it comes out to 765 without OS
  • NikbeezyNikbeezy Member Posts: 10
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Where are you buying stuff from?  Could you give exact links?  $800 without an OS seems too high.

    I posted exact links for you.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,206
    Originally posted by Nikbeezy
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Where are you buying stuff from?  Could you give exact links?  $800 without an OS seems too high.

    I posted exact links for you.

    Thanks.  Fortunately, it should be easy to bring that price tag way down without giving up much--and that would make room for more good stuff.

    I don't see any plausible reason to get an enterprise hard drive for consumer use.  While that's not a bad case for a bigger budget, when you're trying to cut back, you could go with something cheaper, like this combo deal:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1303961

    That would save you $83 right there.  You can get an equivalent optical drive for $7 cheaper, too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    That would make room to actually buy an OS license, or perhaps an SSD if you've already got the OS covered legally.

    I'd also get a better power supply, which could even save you money:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    Or you could spend more for something nicer:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

  • NikbeezyNikbeezy Member Posts: 10
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Nikbeezy
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Where are you buying stuff from?  Could you give exact links?  $800 without an OS seems too high.

    I posted exact links for you.

    Thanks.  Fortunately, it should be easy to bring that price tag way down without giving up much--and that would make room for more good stuff.

    I don't see any plausible reason to get an enterprise hard drive for consumer use.  While that's not a bad case for a bigger budget, when you're trying to cut back, you could go with something cheaper, like this combo deal:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1303961

    That would save you $83 right there.  You can get an equivalent optical drive for $7 cheaper, too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    That would make room to actually buy an OS license, or perhaps an SSD if you've already got the OS covered legally.

    I'd also get a better power supply, which could even save you money:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    Or you could spend more for something nicer:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

    Thanks Quizzical. I hear you are quite helpful so i will make the changes. Cant wait to start buying.

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