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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2010, 12:05:28 AM »
Get a Mac.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2010, 12:26:21 AM »
Thread over.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2010, 04:22:20 AM »
Get a Mac.

The end.

Sorry, not a Mac person. ^_^



Any who...


My Custom Computer Build

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

PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
Price: $99.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6077271&CatId=5539

Later now for Upgrade
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Processor ~ $254.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6077909&CatId=4297


POWER SUPPLY: Corsair VX550W 550W ATX Power Supply - SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus
Price: $69.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3436149&CatId=1079

RAM: Corsair PC12800 RAM - 4GB, DDR3, 1600MHz, Core i5, Dual Channel, Class 9
Price: $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
Price: $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&Tpk=Western%20Digital%20WD1002FAEX

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

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

OS: Windows 7 Preimum Home Edition
Price: $179.99 (+ $1.99 for S&H)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116716&cm_re=windows_7_premium_full-_-32-116-716-_-Product


TOTAL PRICE: $649.92 (not including the OS)
TOTAL PRICE w/ Windows 7: $831.90


Optional Parts

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

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

KEYBOARD: Logitech Keyboard
Price: N/A

MOUSE: Logitech Laser Mouse
Price: N/A


Should take me 3 ~ 5 months getting everything, maybe less if I didn't have to put in $50 of gas into car per week. Originally I had to put in $40 for the car every two weeks.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2010, 04:34:54 AM »
That RAM is meant for Core i5 and i7 processors.
I'd suggest G.Skill Ripjaw series, DDR3 1333MHz (Better compatibility with the motherboard.)

And why do you have a Phenom II X4 + Motherboard combo listed?
The Phenom II X6 you have listed above it is superior in a lot of ways.
Just so you know, the X4 Deneb is meant for overclockers to take advantage of.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2010, 05:45:51 AM »
I'd go with the 1333MHz one.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2013, 03:28:55 AM »
I've been saving up my money over the years, spending some on a lot of new games, and so I decided to grab what I can because some of the computer parts I wanted to get have been discontinued so I purchased what I can...

I still need a...

- MOTHERBOARD
- PROCESSOR
- RAM
- VIDEO CARD



Now that the Motherboard is Out of Stock / Discontinued should I still go with the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series RAM? Dear lord it's been a while I forgot some of them!

This is what I purchased from my original final list:

POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Bare Drive

The original Hard Drive I wanted got Discontinued, which was this: Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs

So I hope the new one is a much better option.

COMPUTER CASE: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OS: Windows 7 Preimum Home Edition

Costed me over $400 and I have just a little bit of what I originally had saved up so I need work a few more months to get the last bit of items off my list to build my Gaming PC.


Oh! For an optional parts for my computer would this monitor be a good choice:
Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22" Widescreen LED Monitor

or this one:
SAMSUNG B150 Series S19B150N Black 18.5" 5ms GTG Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 200 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (600:1)

Just something to help with a better screen. Oh! And since I already have a USB Logitech Keyboard and an USB Gateway Mouse I don't have to worry about getting new ones for a while, right?

And for some DVD-ROM Drives for watching DVDs and playing games or install new software from CDs... what should I get? I would normally need two for the different CD types, right?

Posted on: March 26, 2013, 09:29:23 PM
OK I went with the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series with 1333MHz for my RAM.

All that's left is the Mother Board, Processor, and Video Card.

Here's my original suggestions:

*MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M4A88TD-M Motherboard - AMD 880GX, Socket AM3, ATX, DDR3, RAID, SATA 6.0GB/s (OUT OF STOCK)
*PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX (OUT OF STOCK)
*VIDEO CARD: Diamond 5770PE51GXOC Radeon HD 5770 OC Video Card (OUT OF STOCK)

What are some good suggestion to replace those old suggestions with my build?

And for the Video Card should I wait a little more for the best Video Card around or a really good one that will last me a few years before I need to upgrade?
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2013, 03:40:52 AM »
why don't you go to like, a forum the specializes in this kind of stuff

they'd probably be able to give you better advice

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2013, 09:03:42 PM »
Get a Mac.

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>Gaming PC
>Mac

pick one

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why don't you go to like, a forum the specializes in this kind of stuff

they'd probably be able to give you better advice

I recommend the EggXpert Forums that Newegg has. I got some advice over there when I built mine.
http://www.eggxpert.com
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2013, 04:01:57 AM »
>Gaming PC
>Mac

pick one

>replying to a post from 2010 made by a guy who hasn't been on since october last year

flame pls

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2013, 04:08:19 AM »
>Gaming PC
>Mac

pick one

Yeah, I doubt Mac has a library of games as extensive as Windows (especially from indie and doujin games), unless Wine helps.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2013, 08:06:20 AM »
>replying to a post from 2010 made by a guy who hasn't been on since october last year

flame pls
Well will you look at that.

Didn't notice the post date.

Point still stands though.
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2013, 10:15:55 PM »
OK, I finally have all of the Computer parts to build my Gaming PC. Here are what I've gotten:

COMPUTER CASE
RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MOTHERBOARD
MSI ZH77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

VIDEO CARD
SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version

POWER SUPPLY
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

PROCESSOR
Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I33225

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

HARD DRIVE
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium


This is what I've gotten now the problem is finding a good and proper "How to Build a Gaming PC" video tutorial as the ones I've found go on for an hour and have sometimes useless talk... I just want to know how to build a Gaming PC, that's all... no little fun facts about computer.

What tutorial video do you guys recommend?


EDIT: OK I find a good video to help me, though with a few hassles to overcome. I feel like this Case isn't well suited for where to put the Hard Drive but I managed.

However I realize I need a Optical CD/DVD Drive to be able to install my OS and my PC games I had planned for my Gaming PC and that is one more computer part I really need to get.

What do you guys recommend me to get with this computer build?


EDIT EDIT: Nevermind I found a good one and it's short and straight to the point!

However I have a new problem now!

I need some DVD Burner/Drives to be put into my computer to use CDs and DVDs, and sadly it seems like my old DVD Drives from my old Dell Dimension 5100 isn't compatible with the Motherboard I've chosen for my PC as either don't see where to connect the wire from the Drives to the Motherboard or it doesn't exist on this build. My old Desktop PC is about 7 or so years old.

My Motherboard is
MSI ZH77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Does anyone know which DVD Burners I should get for my Gaming Desktop PC?

Posted on: May 09, 2013, 01:27:38 AM
I really don't want to bother people by bumping this old thread, but I seriously need help here.

I finally got my Custom Gaming PC put together and got it to turn on which I'm happy about, but I have a slight problem... I'm not sure how setup my BIOS and install my OS onto my computer and I need some help.

I am using the MSI ZH77A-G43/Z77A-G43 Motherboard and has CLICK BIOS II for it and I have not idea what to do next.

Can someone explain to me what the next set of steps I need to do to finally get my new custom PC up and running for me to finally play my PC games on it?

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Re: Building my own Custom Desktop Gaming Computer
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2013, 08:54:38 AM »
There may be a tutorial online somewhere that would tell you how to do this.  I, personally, don't know how else to help, other than suggest looking elsewhere.  This forum really is not the place for these types of questions.