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Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

I'm going to try and build a gaming desktop, I have a idea of what I want to do, just don't know the best motherboard, CPU, and memory to use for it. (reasonable prices)

I am planning on using two graphics cards, Nvidia geforce most likely.

Any ideas?
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:52 AM

You can Use Gforce Graphic card, more then 2gb Ram Memory, Orignol Motherboard
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P

Processor Intel Core i7-860 (quad-core)

Ram Crucial 8192MB (8GB) PC3-12800 DDR3

Video Card eVGA Geforce GTX 460 1GB DDR5 PCI-E

Hard Drive Western Digital 1000GB 7200rpm SATA

DVD RW Sony 24x DVD RW

Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer (but the motherboard built-in sound is very good)

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Monitor Dell UltraSharp 2001FP 20.1-inch Flat Panel LCD Monitor
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

As far as right now, I got

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

Power Supply
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

RAM
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

I'm using a hard drive from my old desktop.
I was wondering if there was any suggestions on and ATI video card?
Because most of my setup is AMD/ATI, and I've heard of Nvidia and ATI not mixing very well.
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:14 AM

I have only one suggestion about an ATI grpahics card... DON'T DO IT!!!

I've not had any trouble running an AMD board/processor with an nVidia graphics card, but every ATI card I've ever had has always had problems, or burnt out. I will admit though, it's been quite a few years now since I last had an ATI card, so they might be better.

And the rest of your system? Well, it makes me jealous and I also have a gaming PC, lol.

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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

Any suggestions on AMD graphics cards? Or should I go with a Nvidia with my setup?
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

AMD is the same company as ATI. They bought out ATI several years ago, but continue to produce ATI graphics cards.
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

Opps forgot about that. This is the only problem that I'm having, is finding a graphics card.
I've been at it for hours and hours at a time.
Can't seem to find anything that pops out to me.
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

Isnt best a relative term? Just because somethign is best at what it does doesnt mean it will work with the other components.
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

I got a 700 watt power supply, and I'm planning on using 4-5 120mm fans. Is that too much for the power supply?
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:07 AM

I don't see why not, that PSU should be fine. Fans barely have a toll
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

Thanks!
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Re: Gaming Desktop Questions

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:27 PM

when speccing a build, its always best to state:

-maximum budget
-resolution you plan to be gaming at
-games you play

without that, anything anyone recommends is a crapshoot.

EDIT: why do you 'plan' on using two graphics cards?

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