Building a gaming rig?

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L60N

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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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marms

Registered User
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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L60N

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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:
 

Defratos

You’re Dethpicable!!
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)
 

205man

Registered User
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
 

FactionOne

Administrator
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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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L60N

Guest
Most bits from Overclockers. and some from a local shop which can get nice discounts.
 

grathies

More Points Than Portsmouth FC
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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L60N

Guest
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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