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Tanith

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#1 10 years ago

I am hoping to build a PC intended mostly for gaming sometime in the next six months. Budget being around £1000 - £1800 (Hoping not to go to much over £1500)

This is what I have came up with so far (I am anticipating prices of some of the components to drop in the next six months).

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I was just wondering what you guys thought of these specs and if you have any suggestions of improvements, something that's cheaper but just as good etc etc.




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#2 10 years ago

That looks like a really solid build. Few things I would change, though they're just icing on the cake:

Speakers. The Logitech Z-4's are not as powerful as you want (only 40W total), especially for gaming. I recommend the Z-2300 if you're sticking with 2.1, which has 200W to its name, not to mention THX certification, or the Z-5500, the 5.1 version of the 2300. They're much more powerful, and you can tell. Definitely worth the investment.

Mouse. If you're going to invest in a good mouse like Razer, get something higher than 1800dpi.

Also, assuming your motherboard has its own onboard ethernet, I would forget about getting an extra NIC, especially considering you're probably not going to be on a gigabit network anyway.

What resolution is that Samsung display, out of curiosity?




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#3 10 years ago

Higher DPI is just marketing hype, kids.

You should really dump that killer NIC card. its just a big waste of money and will not help your performance. Also, I would NOT get that sound card. Onboard is better than that POS. And I havent really heard too much about Akasa power supplies but if you dont plan on doing tri-sli or anything crazy I would suggest you just get a Corsair TX750 or something in that ballpark.

By the way, in the next 6months the new ATI cards will be out. nvidia isn't moving onto the gt300 series until november but the new ATI cards are going to be 1200+ shader processors, 6ghz ram, etc.




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#4 10 years ago
Zamamee;4804001Speakers. The Logitech Z-4's are not as powerful as you want (only 40W total), especially for gaming. I recommend the Z-2300 if you're sticking with 2.1, which has 200W to its name, not to mention THX certification, or the Z-5500, the 5.1 version of the 2300. They're much more powerful, and you can tell. Definitely worth the investment.

40W not enough for gaming? Are you off your rocker mate?

Tanith, first off get rid of that Killer NIC card. Next get a less powerful/expensive PSU as even with a GTX285 that one is a waste - you can get a decent 650W-700W for around £80. Also the best tip I can give you is to spec out a system when you have the money. While that build may not be obsolete as such, you can guarantee that there will be a better option for at least 1 or 2 parts in 6 months, and it might not cost any extra. Basically come back in 6 months when you're ready. :p




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#5 10 years ago

That NIC is crazy overpriced and superfluous, get rid of it. Do you ever see yourself needing to write Blu-Ray, as well? Again, the sound card is not required.




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#6 10 years ago
kow_ciller;4804047Higher DPI is just marketing hype, kids.[/quote] I can sure as hell feel the difference. High DPI and low sensitivity is pretty noticeable. [quote=Bs|Archaon;4804054]40W not enough for gaming? Are you off your rocker mate?

I've personally heard the Z-4 system. It sounds good, but it distorts really bad once you get some real volume. It's good in a quiet room with no other noise to overcome. Here in my dorm hall, it would not cut it at all.




Tanith

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#7 10 years ago

Zamamee;4804001Mouse. If you're going to invest in a good mouse like Razer, get something higher than 1800dpi.[/quote]

Ye I'm not sure on what mouse to get, I would be using it for gaming for the most part which I why I decided on a gaming mouse. But I have never used a mouse with side buttons before and not sure if I would like it.

[quote=Zamamee;4804001]What resolution is that Samsung display, out of curiosity?

1680x1050 Resolution




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#8 10 years ago
Tanith;4804103Ye I'm not sure on what mouse to get, I would be using it for gaming for the most part which I why I decided on a gaming mouse. But I have never used a mouse with side buttons before and not sure if I would like it.

The side buttons are pretty awesome, I think you'll enjoy the hell out of them. I find them particularly handy for melee and switching weapons. Razer makes good gaming mice for sure, although I recommend at least 2000-some DPI. Logitech also has a good mouse, the G9, with multiple grips for gaming or regular everyday use (I use this one, it's fantastic). Microsoft also has their own, the Sidewinder.

1680x1050 Resolution

Excellent. That's what my monitor is. It's beautiful, but not too taxing graphically.




Tanith

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#9 10 years ago

About the NIC I have been looking around and see that the Killer M1 would be a big waste of money. But I will need a NIC as I intend to connect to a wireless network so what NIC would you guys recommend.




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#10 10 years ago

Wireless? Ouch. Just get something linksys

Also, theres pretty much no difference between high DPI and low DPI when you have low resolution.