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Building a gaming rig?

Discussion in 'Video Gaming' started by L60N, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. L60N
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    [Jan 9, 2008]
    Ive just recently finished building my gaming PC. I found it very interesting and learned a lot on the way. If anybody is interested or wants to ask me any questions/advice, please feel free to PM me :)

    This is my rig:

    Operatiing system = Running xp64 & vista 64 on dual boot :p
    Case = Antec P180
    Motherboard = Asus P5N32-E-SLi
    CPU = Q6600 o/ced to 3.2ghz (2.4 stock)
    CPU Cooler = Arctic freezer pro
    Graffics card = XFX 8800GTX (extreme edition)
    Physics card = Ageia PhysX card
    Sound card = Creative XFi extreme gamer edition
    RAM = corsair XMS2 2x2gb
    Power supply = 1000W enermax PSU
    Keyboard = Logitech G15
    Mouse = Logitech G9 laser
    Headset = Creative Fatality

    Total cost = around £1350

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    Love the Antec P180 case. Keeping the PSU away from the rest of the PC helps keep things running cool. Very high quality case and I like your choice of PSU and CPU cooler too. Very efficient cooler that and runs almost silent.

    Should be a pretty good gaming machine. It's quite gratifying the feeling you get from having chosen the components and built the machine for your exact requirements. Well done.

    Now if only I had the time to play games :)
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    [Jan 10, 2008]
    The cooler is very good at what it does, but its also cheap costing £14 !

    The other one i considered what the Thermalright 120, is it was the only one that came close on the Quietness:cooling ratio but at £40 was a no brainer :think:
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    nice work mate, I built one my self a few months back. But I opted for the smaller cases I think if I remember correctly the Matx type. I do like the case youre using though (if a bit big)
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    [Jan 10, 2008]
    i built a new game pc for xmas it was my present from my gfriend, ive only ever bought one ready made pc, and that was about 10 years ago, i ve always built my own since then
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    Glood work! :thumbsup:

    Did you buy all your bits from Scan by any chance?

    The last real gaming rig I was involved with was this...

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    Although we're working on some siblibgs for it. The price has come down a bit too now!

    As L60N, I'm happy to help out with questions too...

    Regards,

    Rob
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    [Jan 10, 2008]
    Most bits from Overclockers. and some from a local shop which can get nice discounts.
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    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    I wish I understood all this stuff, I use my PC for internet, watching Family Guy and looking at porn.

    Is there an easy way of learning abou this sorta stuff? Like what components go together well etc
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    [Jan 10, 2008]
    yeah there is, try looking on http://www.buildeasypc.com/

    Start with choosing the right motherboard. good ones are ASUS or ABit.

    a good one will set u back around £100. then the CPU, I recommend the Q6600, so cheap and its quad core :)
    then the other stuff. consider these in order:

    Motherboard <---£100 (consider the inputs such as how much memory it can hold, how many PCi slots (for graffics, soundcard etc)
    CPU <-- £150ish (doesnt have to be quad, u can get cheaper dual cores
    Graffics card <---from £200 (the new 8800gt is cheap as chips and one of the best)
    Memory <--- upwards of £60 (consider what OS u are using vista or xp, xp only needs 3gb)
    Powersupply <---- upwards of £100 (Consider how much power ure graffics card needs)
    CASE <--- £100 (consider looks/and space)
    oh. and a good CPU cooler <--- really only need if gaming, the one to have is the arctic freezer pro

    Why not look at the cyberpowersystems site, u could spec you own and they build it for you, also telling you whether the bits u chose are compatible. (I started here)
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