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Old 12-27-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Im new to building pcs, been gaming a while but never made a pc, was wondering if anybody had any guides or help they could give me.

Much appriciated.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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What type of games were you looking to play and what's your budget?
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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around 700-800

I mainly play WoW, but would like to be able to play newer games that come out on steam, if that makes any sense.

I know its not alot but its all I have.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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around 700-800

I mainly play WoW, but would like to be able to play newer games that come out on steam, if that makes any sense.

I know its not alot but its all I have.
What currency?
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:19 AM   #6
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Since you're shooting for a gaming computer, you should put emphasis on the graphics card. I would use Newegg.com to find your parts and purchase them. They're reliable, have great prices, and ship fast. As far as parts go... Since you seem to be on a relatively tight budget, I would suggest going with an AMD processor. A dual core will be sufficient.

Here is a quick list of things you will need to purchase:
  • CPU - I would go with dual core AMD. You can always upgrade in the future.
  • Graphics card - I would go with an ATI 5000 series card or an NVIDIA equivalent
  • Power supply - A power supply between 500 watts and 700 watts is good.
  • RAM - 4GB is sufficient to start off with (maybe even 2GB). You can always upgrade in the future.
  • Motherboard
  • Case
  • Hard drive - Western digital blacks would be a very good choice

A couple optional things may include:
  • CDROM/DVDROM drive
  • Operating system

Some reputable brands to keep in mind:
  • Antec
  • Asus
  • Corsair
  • Kingston
  • Western digital
  • GSkill
  • Crucial
  • OCZ

I would probably try to stick to these brands for high quality products and good customer service if possible.

Pardon me for being a little obvious but, when picking out parts, make sure they are compatible with each other.. For example, if you pick out an AMD Phenom II X4 processor, make sure your motherboard it AM3 compatible since the processor uses an AM3 style socket. Same principle goes for RAM and other various parts.

I would personally pick out a motherboard to your liking first, then select the rest of the parts based off of the specs the motherboard has.

Good luck.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:07 AM   #7
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You can check out How to Build a Computer | Parts Selection! which has a parts list for a gaming computer that would cost you $800 USD. That website also has step by step instructions (with pictures) on how to acutally put all the parts together to build the computer once you have the parts.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:17 AM   #8
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Thanks all for your help
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:13 PM   #9
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Assuming you only need hardware (No OS required):

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Mobo: Newegg.com - ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

Video Card: Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HDD: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: Newegg.com - SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

DVD Drive: Newegg.com - ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - CD / DVD Drives

CPU cooler: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

Total - $781 w/o shipping + rebates
Total - $772 w/ shipping + rebates
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only need hardware? bit of a noob here sorry, what you mean by that?
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