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Custom Built Computer Checkover :]

by dbkeroppi / December 29, 2009 4:23 AM PST

Hey guys, Can you guys look over this custom built?
I want a gaming computer that is OK - high end to play games like left for dead on high.

Hard Drive 250GB SeaGate

ZOTAC GF6100-B-E AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 x2 2.9GHZ <-- Will overclock JUST a bit.
Stock CPU Fan
Corsair power supply 400W

Wintec ram (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800

EVGA Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+

I was hoping to get a gaming desktop because my laptop cannot run many games well. So give me some insight on this build.. Thanks!

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A lot of outdated parts?
by damasta55r / December 29, 2009 5:58 AM PST

i would opt for an amd athlon II instead. I think you also need a psu that >400watts for a nvidia 9800gtx+. I would go for an ati card now. Hopefully you're not spending >$500 for the computer Grin

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outdated but plays the games i want smooth with goodfps!
by dbkeroppi / December 29, 2009 10:33 AM PST

ahah. yup, this is a bunch of outdated parts. I just wanted a good computer that can play the games like left for dead in very high and get around 100 fps.
The corsair psu is 400Watts, but the one i am buying is 400 watts, but 3x's the amp necessity which is what really matters.
I've looked up the hd radeon 4850 which is similar to 9800 gtx+ but my board has integrated nvidia so i want to use both at the same time.

only 393 with shipping&tax so I am happy Happy

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Most of the current GPUs have two DVI outputs....why use
by VAPCMD / December 29, 2009 12:25 PM PST

the internal video at all ? The onboard GPU will use part of your system RAM too.

What PSU will you be using ?


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Im going to use the onboard graphics for physX
by dbkeroppi / December 29, 2009 3:24 PM PST

Im going to use a Corsair 400 Watt. I've looked up what really matters,the amps, && the Corsair is sufficient for even 3-way SLI.
If i have done my research wrong,just tell me. thanks!

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'....the Corsair is sufficient for even 3-way SLI.'
by VAPCMD / December 30, 2009 2:08 AM PST
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Thank you for the note.
by dbkeroppi / December 30, 2009 7:18 AM PST

I was getting that Sli information from my friend, but this is mine now. I have researched the amps
"+12V@30A" <-- Corsair PSU

"(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amp Amps.)" < -- Geforce 9800 gtx+

Are all my parts on my computer compatible?

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Re 'Are all my parts on my computer compatible?...
by VAPCMD / December 30, 2009 2:30 PM PST

you need to provide "links" to the parts esp the CPU, MB and RAM for anyone to verify compatibility. Is the HDD PATA or SATA ? Same question for CD-DVD.

Unless you're cash might be better off spending a few more bucks on a bigger PSU. While the Corsair 400 will serve you won't leave you too much headroom in the current system and no room to expand to higher end components if the need and budget permits within 6 - 12 months. From here, I'd much rather spend a few more bucks now and be able to reuse the good basic components ... case, power supply, monitor, etc., in the next system.


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Parts&Questions..THanks !!!!
by dbkeroppi / December 30, 2009 2:41 PM PST

Ok. So i already have a big over sized case, Im not planning to upgrade for a long time since I am going to college in about 2 years. I have a laptop that can multi-task very well, but stupid me, I forgot to check the nvidia gpu for my laptop so I cannot play any good games with my laptop.
I have a monitor, Case, && keyboard, Mouse already. (Hard Drive 250GB, SeaGate < -- Quality Brand.) (motherboard) CHECK (AMD Processor 2.8GHZ, Dual Core) CHECK (PSU, Corsair, 400W) (cpu fan&heatsink. Cheap, like stock. Not for hard oc) (wintec, ram, 2 x 1GB) (GPU, nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+, EVGA LifeTime Warranty)

So I guess my real questions are if all of these parts are compatible AND will they last me 2 years without overclocking the processor.. maybe 100mhz or 200mhz. && maybe overclocking the GPU. This will just be a simple gaming rig for 2 more years until I go to college
Thanks for replying Happy

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Start with this list...
by VAPCMD / December 30, 2009 3:51 PM PST
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Just afraid
by dbkeroppi / December 30, 2009 5:14 PM PST
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If you're stretched financially ... use your head, don't
by VAPCMD / December 31, 2009 1:16 AM PST
In reply to: Just afraid
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How much do you think
by dbkeroppi / December 31, 2009 3:45 AM PST

I need to spend for a stable motherboard that wont fry on me, and will overclock just a bit, like 200 mhz.

I'm not stretched financially, but I don't really want to go over 400 dollars for a computer I am going to use for only 2 years, gaming-wise.

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