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Old 03-29-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hi, I have some money to spend to get a good gamer pc for the lowest price.

Can you tell me your opinion about this comp build and if the pieces are all compatible because im little new with this. Also what case-power supply i should buy?

MotherBoard - GA-G41M-ES2L
Memory RAM - 4GB DDR2
CPU - Intel Pentium 6500 (is it good for OC? E5200 or E7400 better?)
Video Card - GV-N240OC-1GI
HD - 500GB WesternDigital
Blu-Ray - LG

Do I need 500W power supply for this?

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Old 03-30-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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Hi, I have some money to spend to get a good gamer pc for the lowest price.

Can you tell me your opinion about this comp build and if the pieces are all compatible because im little new with this. Also what case-power supply i should buy?

MotherBoard - GA-G41M-ES2L
Memory RAM - 4GB DDR2
CPU - Intel Pentium 6500 (is it good for OC? E5200 or E7400 better?)
Video Card - GV-N240OC-1GI (This one will pwn)
HD - 500GB WesternDigital
Blu-Ray - LG

Do I need 500W power supply for this?

Thks
Ditch the Blu-Ray, it's going to be obsolete in a few years anyhow, streaming and HDD's are going to be the future in my eyes. Not to mention Blu Ray drives cost a ton. Unless it's totally essential, put the money into a better video card and processor. What is this computer going to be used for anyhow? If games, then you're going to need a bit more then a GT240(I assume that's what you have listed).

I would get a 600watt Corsair for that build. Don't cheap out on a PSU, buy a good, respectable brand. It is the one component that has the potential to fry your entire computer if it fails.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:38 AM   #3
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The GT240 i mentionned (GV-N240OC-1GI) is material overclocked by GIGABYTE.
1GB of DDR5...
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Ehhh.... There is not one part in that build that I would recommend. What is your budget? I can whip something up for you real quick.


lol a GT240 will not pwn btw.
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I can say around 600$
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:50 AM   #6
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Yeah, i can get you a much better build for that. What is this going to be used for exactly? Just gaming?

BTW, I have a HTPC with Blu-ray, and I can honestly say that it is just not worth it on a PC right now. The support is terrible, and the only halfway working programs cost more than a true Blu-ray player.

EDIT: Are you in the US? Is newegg.com okay?

One more question: What resolution will you be playing at?
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neweggs = no. cant. i live in Canada. and for the parts my friend can give it to me(I will pay) tell me the part i will contact him but im sure they will be available. now sorry i need to go 7H AM there cya thks for your help
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:13 AM   #8
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newegg.ca?

Here is the build I would do for $600 (Newegg prices)
Athlon II x4 620 $100
BIOSTAR TA790GXB3 $80
HIS HD 5770 1GB $150
Antec Basiq 500w PSU $45
Seagate 7200.12 $55
Patriot G sector 5 2x2GB DDR3 1333 $100
ASUS DVD burner $24
Raidmax tornado $40

Total price: $594

It will most likely be a bit more expensive in canada though, so you should probably get a HD 5750, and possibly a different motherboard. Just be sure it supports DDR3.
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Still with 500w. lol. Aren't you suppose to be helping him build a computer? You do realize that even the top power supply 500w is only going to allow up to 450w max before having a chance to fry everything right? If he is wanting a gaming computer than I'm sure he is going to need more than 500w, 450w usage. Go with at least 600w. Plus everyone else is right the 240 is not a good card at all. Modern gaming your going to need at the minimum Nvidia 6800. Still recommend better though. I hope this helps.
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Still with 500w. lol. Aren't you suppose to be helping him build a computer? You do realize that even the top power supply 500w is only going to allow up to 450w max before having a chance to fry everything right? If he is wanting a gaming computer than I'm sure he is going to need more than 500w, 450w usage. Go with at least 600w. Plus everyone else is right the 240 is not a good card at all. Modern gaming your going to need at the minimum Nvidia 6800. Still recommend better though. I hope this helps.
Do you have any idea what you are talking about?

The GT240 is way better than the 6800, and AMD recommends a 450w minimum PSU for the HD 5770.

Go plug the system I put together into a PSU calculator, and you will see what I mean. 600w is overkill here.
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