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Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« on: July 29, 2010, 07:29:57 PM »
Hey there! Seeing as how much the computer world keeps on growing I've noticed how sluggish and out-of-date my old computer is, so that's why I' going to get a new computer but this time I'm building one! Problem is that I don't know where to start, so I did a little research on finding good components to best a great Gaming Desktop as I like to play online games and have great performance overall for my computer needs. I like to get your opinions, advice, and recommendations on what I should get.


So this what I got so far:


My Custom Computer Parts - Basic Outline

*Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ~ $???*

*Computer Case:Athenatech A605BR.450 Black / Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply ~ $59.99 (+ $20.97 for S&H)

*Power Supply: Power Supply included with Computer Case

*Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard  ~ $149.99 (Original Price: $159.99)

*Processor (CPU): AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX ~ $199.99 (Original Price: $209.99)

*RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ  ~ $89.99

*Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue (500GB) ~ $55.99

*CD-ROM: Samsung TS-H192 52x CD-ROM IDE Drive (Black) ~ $4.99

*DVD-ROM: Memorex 32023223 20x DVD±RW DL USB 2.0 External Drive w/LightScribe & Software (Black/Silver) ~ $29.99

*Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ~ $154.99

*Ethernet Card: ??? ~ $???
Look for a Motherboard with it built-in

*Sound Card: Asus Sonar HDAV ~ $???
Look for a Motherboard with it built-in
^Unsure to get

*Modem: DSL (Already have a modem) ~ $0

*Monitor: ASUS VW193DR Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000 :1 (ASCR)  ~ $119.99 (+8.99 for S&H)

*Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Keyboard & LX8 Laser Mouse ~ $???


As you can see I still need a little help in some areas, like getting the right Power Supply for my computer. Also I make $130+ a week from my part-time job, but I have to put in $50 into the car for gas as I commute between home and college and I need to add in some money into my Savings Account so I plan to add in $30 a week so that leaves the rest $50+ to go into my Checking Account for spending. So it's going to take a few months until I get my desired Desktop Gaming Computer.


EDIT: OK, I've updated my list as I've searched around some more to find cheaper parts to use to build my own computer. I'm still need help in some areas. What do you guys recommended for a Monitor, Motherboard, Power Supply, and Ethernet Card & Sound Card? Hopefully I can get a Motherboard with both Ethernet and Sound Cards built-in already.

What do you guys suggest?

EDIT EDIT: Updated again.


Build 1 Current Price: $764.87
Build 2 Current Price: $890.85 (this is the one with Athenatech A605BR.450 Black / Red Steel ATX selected)


Just got to figure out the Sound and Ethernet Cards and I'm done! I wished it wasn't so much to get the parts from Neweggs.com!

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 10:59:37 PM »
If you are gonna attempt to try to build your computer, make sure you have enough fans for it. You don't want the computer to overheat, do you? I recommend Antec TriCool Case fan from staples, it also has a fair price too, no computer these days are without a cooling fan.
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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 12:22:54 AM »
Well from what I hear at DoujinStyle for playing Japanese doujin soft like Vanguard Princess or Rosenkreuzstilette, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition is not the way to go because Windows 7 Home Premium lacks a "Virtual XP" mode, which is basically a virtual version of Windows XP, that's needed to play doujin games because most of these games were made for Windows XP until now, not Vista or 7.

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But this is just for doujin games, not for PC games. So this maybe just useless information to you.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 12:27:43 AM »
Your motherboard supports Core i7 / i5 / i3
But you've listed an AMD.

Pick out a different Mobo, stick with ASUS but make sure it's got an AM3 socket type for CPU and supports the Phenom II X6.
Make sure it supports your RAM and has at least one PCI-e 2.0 X16 slot for your video card too.

It'll most likely have onboard sound too, like RealTek or something.
Same goes for Ethernet, since you're not gonna pick out a cheap $50 board that has limited to nothing on it anyway.

Besides that, unless you're getting into serious audio production, you won't need a sound card, any onboard will do just fine.

EDIT: I also just noticed the PSU with the case, it's only 430W, that's pretty low these days.
I mean, my current crappy PC has 465W in it right now and it's still pretty low.
You might wanna try going for something around 550W at least, just to be on the safe side of things.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 02:09:13 AM »
If your computer isn't hovering, you don't have enough fans.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 04:20:13 AM »
OK, so how about this build?


My Custom Desktop Gaming Computer - Components

*Operating System: Windows 7 Premium 64-bit*

*Computer Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $39.99 (+$14.99 for S&H)

*Power Supply: Pixxo PW-600EQE 600W Power Supply W/ 110V US Type Power Cord ~ $24.99 (+ $5.99 for S&H)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817325002&cm_re=600W_Power_Supply-_-17-325-002-_-Product

*Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard   ~ $104.99 (+7$.56 for S&H)

*Processor (CPU): AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX ~ $199.99 (Original Price: $209.99)

*RAM: G.Skill 4GB RAM ~ $89.99

*Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue (500GB) ~ $55.99

*CD-ROM: Should I use my old CD-ROM from my Dell computer or get a new one with CD/DVD burners? Or forget about it?

*DVD-ROM: Should I use my old DVD-ROM from my Dell computer or get a new one with CD/DVD burners? Or forget about it?

*Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ~ $154.99

*Monitor: SCEPTRE X246W-1080p Black 23.6" 2 ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR(40000:1) 1000:1  ~ $194.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112018&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Monitors+-+LCD+Flat+Panel-_-Sceptre-_-24112018

*Cooling Fan: Antec TriCool Case fan ~ $7 (just one or more?)


I hate spending so much on a single monitor for good image qualities! Is there a much cheaper one? I like to spend much less, but still get great performance.

In the future I'll think about upgrading my components.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 05:28:42 AM »
Well from what I hear at DoujinStyle for playing Japanese doujin soft like Vanguard Princess or Rosenkreuzstilette, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition is not the way to go because Windows 7 Home Premium lacks a "Virtual XP" mode, which is basically a virtual version of Windows XP, that's needed to play doujin games because most of these games were made for Windows XP until now, not Vista or 7.

(click to show/hide)

But this is just for doujin games, not for PC games. So this maybe just useless information to you.

Marisa to Alice, Cave Story, AND a few others runs pretty fine on this Vista-Built laptop. And *gasp* all are DOUJINS! Bleh. If you have a computer store near you, I suggest you go to the store, and make sure to bring a sheet of paper to write a list with.
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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 05:43:44 AM »
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*CD-ROM: Should I use my old CD-ROM from my Dell computer or get a new one with CD/DVD burners? Or forget about it?

*DVD-ROM: Should I use my old DVD-ROM from my Dell computer or get a new one with CD/DVD burners? Or forget about it?
If it's an older dell, it won't work.
Dell kinda made it impossible to upgrade a lot of components without buying directly from them.
So swapping their parts over to other computers was also no go.

So yeah, just get a lite-on CD/DVD drive.
Just one that does the job of both, about $25 maybe.

As for your Motherboard choice, it's a Micro ATX.
i.e. it's tiny.
And the case you picked out is a Mid-tower, so you could find a better mobo that fits if you wanted.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 05:55:36 AM »
This is my current list:


My Custom Desktop Gaming Computer - Components

*Computer Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $39.99 (+$14.99 for S&H)

*Power Supply: COOLMAX V-600 600W ATX12V Power Supply  ~ $44.99 (+ $1.99 for S&H)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817325002&cm_re=600W_Power_Supply-_-17-325-002-_-Product

*Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard   ~ $104.99 (+$7.56 for S&H)

*Processor (CPU): AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX ~ $199.99 (Original Price: $209.99)

*RAM: G.Skill 4GB RAM ~ $89.99

*Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue (500GB) ~ $55.99

*Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ~ $154.99

*Monitor: SCEPTRE X246W-1080p Black 23.6" 2 ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR(40000:1) 1000:1  ~ $194.99

Total Price: $910.46



Are these compatible with each other? Also what's wrong with the Motherboard and Case I picked? I'm looking for components to build a Gaming PC here. What does "mobo" mean? I've read it a few times but I'm not sure on the meaning of it.

Posted on: July 30, 2010, 04:51:15 AM
Also what kind of DVD-RW Drive should I get? I just need one to burn CD's to make some mix CD's and to copy videos to another CD (my mom does this to share with her friends).

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2010, 06:02:46 AM »
Mobo is the short word for Motherboard.

And think of it this way, your case is bigger than your mobo, it'd be better to get a regular ATX form Mobo to fix a Mid-tower case.
I think you could still fit the Micro-ATX board in the Mid-tower case, but you're also limiting yourself if you want a gaming PC.

But you are on the right track.

Also, is your RAM DDR3?

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 06:20:54 AM »
Oh, I see, but I like to get a Mobo that's close to 3GHz as possible. I guess I'll look for a different, cheaper, Computer Case then. How do I tell if the Mobo will fit or not into a Case?

The RAM is DDR2... is it important to get DDR3? Right now I like to get a cheap Gaming PC before upgrading to better parts in the future. My current Dell Dimension 5100 Desktop Computer is a 2004 model, which is old and sluggish (especially when booting up).

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2010, 06:23:03 AM »
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM DVD-ROM Drive Model IHDP11808

Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Logitech G15 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard

Subtotal:     $1,176.89 (The mouse and keyboard can be removed, or replaced with cheaper models though.)
Just some suggestions for a build, I am new to this stuff about custom building, but I think I've got enough information to give a good suggestion.
The mouse/keyboard are just suggestions, things I would pick out if I had the money for 'em.
You can get whatever you want though.


Posted on: July 29, 2010, 09:21:26 PM
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The RAM is DDR2... is it important to get DDR3?
Yes, your motherboard supports DDR3 and it's much better than DDR2 at this point, it's pretty much the standard pick for desktop memory.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 06:32:43 AM »
Good grief! I have to spend more money now! Well better than paying for an Alienware Computer. >_>

This is what I jotted down so far:

*Computer Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $39.99 (+$14.99 for S&H)

*Power Supply: COOLMAX V-600 600W ATX12V Power Supply  ~ $44.99 (+ $1.99 for S&H)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817325002&cm_re=600W_Power_Supply-_-17-325-002-_-Product

*Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard   ~ $104.99 (+$7.56 for S&H)

*Processor (CPU): AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX ~ $199.99 (Original Price: $209.99)

*RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM  ~ $99.99

*Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive  ~ $69.99

*DVD-ROM: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM DVD-ROM Drive Model IHDP11808 ~ $21.99 (+$7.56 S&H)

*Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ~ $154.99

*Monitor: SCEPTRE X246W-1080p Black 23.6" 2 ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR(40000:1) 1000:1  ~ $194.99


Still have to look at a few things, but I wanted to get a cheap simple Gaming PC until I have enough money later on to upgrade! For goodness sake.


Also this "ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard" comes with Video/Graphic built-in, but will it be an issue when I have the "SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card"?


I think I'll go with the Logitech LX8 Laser Mouse, if that's cheaper, and maybe I'll get that Keyboard.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2010, 06:40:00 AM »
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Also this "ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard" comes with Video/Graphic built-in, but will it be an issue when I have the "SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card"?
No, as soon as you place a video card in, the onboard is disabled until you enable it again.
Say if your video card burns out, you can enable the onboard in the BIOS screen.

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Still have to look at a few things, but I wanted to get a cheap simple Gaming PC until I have enough money later on to upgrade! For goodness sake.
Like I said, if you removed the mouse/keyboard I listed, it would cheapen quite a bit, since I did pick out some uber expensive pieces.
You could easily get away with a $20 laser mouse, around 800DPI would do well. (your choice for wired or wireless)
And a simple keyboard for $10 will do just as fine too, I'm using a cheap keyboard right now, it's fine.

The monitor however, is something you'd want to consider, it's a pretty good monitor and well worth it's price.

I also picked out a better HD 5770, the MSI one has dual fans to keep it a lot cooler than the Sapphire one you picked out for your list.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2010, 07:06:20 AM »
My Custom Desktop Gaming Computer - Components

*Computer Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $39.99 (+$14.99 for S&H)

*Power Supply: COOLMAX V-600 600W ATX12V Power Supply ~ $44.99 (+ $1.99 for S&H)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817325002&cm_re=600W_Power_Supply-_-17-325-002-_-Product

*Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ~ $107.99 (+$7.87 for S&H)

*Processor (CPU): AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX ~ $199.99 (Original Price: $209.99)

*RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM  ~ $99.99

*Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive  ~ $69.99

*DVD-ROM: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM DVD-ROM Drive Model IHDP11808 ~ $21.99 (+$7.56 S&H)

*Graphics Card: MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card  ~ $179.99 (+$7.56 S&H)

*Monitor: SCEPTRE X246W-1080p Black 23.6" 2 ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR(40000:1) 1000:1  ~ $194.99


Total Price: $999.88



Alright, is this good? Everything in order? If so then which part which I get first when I get enough money of it? Currently I have $21.17 and I'm going to deposit $50 so I'll have $71.17 plus if I have money leftover from giving the car so gas (plus I have some cans to recycle) so I'll make a little extra to work on getting all of my components.

Hopefully I'll work on Saturdays again (which I hate) so I have make about $140 ~ 150 a week.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2010, 07:27:33 AM »
Your list looks much better now, I'd say it would work out pretty well.
Save up and buy everything all at once, and when you do have enough for it all, make a quick look over Newegg for their deals/combos, hopefully something might be good at the time of purchase, and if you need help determining just that, I'll be here.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2010, 02:11:48 PM »
Thanks, looks pretty good! But it won't be until December/January that I'll be able to afford all of the parts needed to build my own Computer!


So it's better to just buy everything at once instead of buying each part one by one over time?

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2010, 05:12:16 PM »
By the time you buy them, prices will probably go down. You'll either pay less or buy something even better for the same $$$. So, yeah, wait for everything.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2010, 08:00:31 PM »
Yeah, just keep an eye on things, make notes etc.
And then when it's close to the time to spend all your hard earned cash, take a look at what you were planning, on take a look at what else is available, you might want to switch stuff out by then.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2010, 11:56:58 PM »
Well before my mom went to work I gave her a list of my components I want for my computer to show to her IT co-worker to look over the parts I picked out for my computer and to offer suggestions and such. My mom explains he's an expert with all the technical stuff, though I never ask what department he's in, but he make some notes on my list (and commenting that I did research right and found very good parts). He mention to go to TigerDirect.com to look for the same parts, but cheaper!

Here's my new list:


My Custom Desktop Gaming Computer - Components

*Computer Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $39.99 (+$14.99 for S&H)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156226


*Power Supply: Coolmax VL-600B Power Supply ~ $24.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5250579&CatId=1483


*Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M Motherboard - AMD 880GX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s~ $99.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6077271&CatId=5539


*Processor (CPU): AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX ~ $199.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6052731&CatId=4432


*RAM: Corsair PC12800 RAM - 4GB, DDR3, 1600MHz, Core i5, Dual Channel, Class 9  ~ $89.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5082127&CatId=3361


*Hard Drive: Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs ~ $89.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=6076939&sku=TSD-1000FAEX&srkey=#WD1002FAEX


*DVD-ROM: Samsung TS-H662A DVDRW Drive ~ $25.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5290804&CatId=482


*Graphics Card: Diamond 5770PE51GXOC Radeon HD 5770 OC Video Card ~ $149.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6435907&CatId=3669


*Monitor: Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22" Widescreen LED Monitor  ~ $169.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6052506&Sku=V18-2238


Total Price: $905.90


Bumped it down $90, at least not as expensive as before! Couldn't really find the same parts or the same case (my god the computer cases are expensive on that site). But I picked out some parts that would do the job right. I haven't added in the S&H cost for the components yet, except for the case. Also he recommended to get "Thermal Conductive Adhesive qt oz of (can't read the last three words he wrote) fluid to draw heat away".


What do you guys think?

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2010, 03:30:50 AM »
I'd say to stick with Newegg, TigerDirect is like an alternative if Newegg were to go belly up.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2010, 04:54:07 AM »
But TigerDirect offers cheaper parts, but I might stick with some of my old choices. I'm thinking of getting the DVD-RW Drive from TigerDirect as it's cheaper than the one I was getting plus it since to be a limited-time offer thing.



I rather spend $100 less than what I'm trying to get. I can go back and upgrade my computer but getting new parts can changing them, no?


EDIT: Do you know if there's combo packs with some of components I picked out from my list before my newest one?

Posted on: July 31, 2010, 04:36:59
Hey what about this Combo pack?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.432236


It's $300 less then what I was going to spend and I can get it early to! I can upgrade from with the parts I want later, right?

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2010, 05:07:07 PM »
Doesn't seem bad, except the Seagate HDD.
You could probably start with that starter kit and get everything else to finish it off.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2010, 03:28:43 PM »
... Looks like the Combo Pack deal is over. :'(


Oh well, but to my original plan.

By they way what Computer Case for a Gaming PC is good? I've seen these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144


and this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=


They seem good, though I wish there was a Red & Black version but beggars can't be choosers. Hmm... I have $420+ in my bank Account at the moment, so I need to make at least $600+ to make sure I get all the best parts for my Gaming PC. I guess I could wait until next year as I'll be working with my Grandfather again as his Tax Helper along with my job at Rainoni's, and my Grandfather pays me everyday in cash so add that with the money from work I'll be have move than enough by the time I'm working with my Grandfather.

Though I am tempted to buy that black slim Xbox 360. *o*
I'm digging the design and the 250GB HD is a plus too! But I already have the old white 360 but with 20GB HD
And the DSi XL looks great to my eyes, but with the 3DS I don't feel like buying it.

Also I can't put any money into my bank account this week due to a few various things, plus I'm planning on reserving a game too.
If I still add in $50 from here now with the money in my bank it will take me 11 weeks to get to $1000+ plus next College Semester I'll have two classes and hopefully only 2 -3 days of school a week meaning less money to put gas into the car and more money into my bank.


Sorry for the rambling.


Well I don't have to get the Gaming PC right now and I could take my time and maybe the prices will drop a tad bit.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2010, 11:59:55 PM »
A gaming PC, unless you're overclocking anything, doesn't need anything fancy for a case, as long as it's not getting it's ventilation blocked up.
You could, if you really wanted, go without a case and set everything up on a desk, out in the open.
But that would be troublesome, so don't.

Just remember when you buy the case, make sure it fits the motherboard, and everything else that's going in, cause it will be a pain in the ass, to end up getting a case that's too small.