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Building 2 new Gaming Computers, Newbie with a Plan

by Tenken667 / September 12, 2010 3:02 AM PDT

Hello, I?m looking to build a pair of new computers, one for me and one for my wife. We typically play MMOs, looking forward to FFXIV, would love it at max settings. Im running a 24" monitor, (1280x1024, looks good to me lol). I haven?t built a computer before, but I?ve done my homework and put together the following.

What I?m hoping for is criticism/feedback as to making sure its all compatible, that I haven?t missed anything, like better deals for the $, and overall views.

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P7P55 Deluxe Motherboard $160
http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/...26CatId%3D4720

CPU: INTEL i5 760 - $210 (am i already outdated with this?)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...220&CatId=4729

RAM: Corsair XM53 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 $170
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...a9Ds1YE8BYjtTQ

VIDEO CARD: Diamond Radeon HD 5850 1GB $320
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...TBR3yWoxbpNHvg

POWER SUPPLY: Corsair 850TX 850W (Future proof it a bit, i hope)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SID=egkk7xhorr

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Black Mid-Tower Case - 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays, 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays, 2 200mm Fans, 1 120mm Fan - $100
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...y=REVIEWS#tabs

Planning to use our previous CD ROMs and Hard Drives. Also going to look into overclocking and see if liquid cooling may be necessary/advised.

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My desktop
by DarkLoki19 / September 15, 2010 6:45 AM PDT

Well I just finished my PC and I'm a gaming laptop guy just building a desktop to tinker around with and I think I built a great machine for a Budget Price that looks good. For Starters it looks like this

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But I basically went with a cheap BioStar i5 750 Setup that only costed me like 120 for both, and it's working great. 2 Velociraptor HDD's that are 10,000 RPM drives that were for Servers which I got for free from work, along with a Corsair h50 Water cooled Heatsink. Along with an Antec case which costed me like 40 dolars the 300 series, and I custom cutted out a window so that I can see inside of it on the side pannel. Currently I'm using a cheap ATI 5770 which is really good but I'll moving on to a 5870 here next week. I went with the corsair xms3 ram which was only 100 dollar on newegg which was really cheap, and the PC is running fine now.

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extra image HDD
by DarkLoki19 / September 15, 2010 6:48 AM PDT
In reply to: My desktop
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ram
by DarkLoki19 / September 15, 2010 6:49 AM PDT

Oh you don't need 8 gigs, 4 or 6 should be more then enough.

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