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post #1 of 21
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Little story:
My computer will be a paper weight soon, so around the time of release of bf3,cod,other holiday games i want a new computer to play then.
Yes bulldoser, hopefully that will bring some prices down?

Here is what im thinking...

Cpu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227511
Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186189
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817822012
GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150515
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
CPU Cooling machine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103055
Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197
OS:
7 OEM (will Windows have a soon better than 7 by the time i need to upgrade my motherboard) If they will not then i will go with retail.


Side note:
A lcd monitor....
Refresh rate is what?
100000:1 is what?
HDMI?
????
What is a good monitor?


Also can you tell me why the products i/you pick are good, so i can learn.
Edited by 5starGeneral Alphasnake - 2/19/11 at 5:21pm
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post #2 of 21
I would recommend a different PSU and Motherboard.... They are quite the doodoo.
    
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post #3 of 21
Well definately ditch the PSU, its cheap junk... $69 for an 850W unit... seriously...? 850W is way overkill a good 500W unit by a good manufacturer is more than enough (corsair, antec, seasonic etc).

Motherboard is not great but can be worked with.

Don't go with the V8 there is much better price/performance like the hyper 212.

As to the monitor for gaming you would want to look for something with a refresh rate of 5ms or less, the larger the colour contrast ratio the more colours it is able to display, HDMI is nice but not really needed. A monitor is normaly preferance or whatever good deals are currently going...

What is your budget?
 
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post #4 of 21
Definitely want a better psu and motherboard.

For motherboards, avoid the nvidia chipset based boards, especially the cheap ones like that foxconn. Look for a good amd chipset board, 770,785g,790x,870,880g,890gx,or890fx.
If you want to cf that 6850 down the road get one with at least 8x/8x cf (a good 790x or 890gx or the asrock 870 would be good for the cost).
Also check the power phases. That motherboard looks even less than 4+1. Definitely do not put a 125w processor on that, let alone try to overclock it. Definite fire hazard. Look for xds article on power phases in the amd cpu section. It is a must read.

PSU you want a quality brand, single 12v rail psu. 850w is overkill for the build you have now, though 700-900 would be good if you want to crossfire down the road.
Newegg is current running a deal on a corsair 650 tx for 60 dollars after mir. Great deal for a great supply. A quality ~600 watt unit is all you should need for ocing that processor with a single 6850.

For monitor, 1080p, the 1000000:1 is the contrast ratio, higher contrast ratios are better, though that is more important for high quality photo work than gaming. Quicker refresh rate (2ms vs 5ms) is nice for gaming. Definitely look for an led backlit lcd. They look much better imo.
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post #5 of 21
YIKES, with the very cheap looking 3+1 there is NO way that CPU would run on that motherboard safely.

I also recommend different RAM, it won't run at 2000Mhz with a 955 anyway and OCZ Gold is normally crum. You can get better choices for a lower price i.e. Team 1600 CL9 $45

And I still think NZXT Tempest EVO downright pwns Coolermaster HAF in features, look and price
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YIKES, with the very cheap looking 3+1 there is NO way that CPU would run on that motherboard safely.

I also recommend different RAM, it won't run at 2000Mhz with a 955 anyway and OCZ Gold is normally crum. You can get better choices for a lower price i.e. Team 1600 CL9 $45

And I still think NZXT Tempest EVO downright pwns Coolermaster HAF in features, look and price
This man speaks the truth.
post #7 of 21
A word of warning about using contrast ratios when deciding monitors....every manufacturer comes up with their own, and in my experience dynamic contrast ratio is mostly marketing and actually degrades picture quality to the point of looking fake.

Asus and Acer seem to put out pretty good budget gaming monitors. I have an LG E2360 which is pretty good, but I think i'd have to spend $400 plus on a monitor to be truely happy with it. The same signal sent to my plasma always looks so much better
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post #8 of 21
Wait until upgrade time actually comes to plan a build. Prices will drop on current products, but there will also be plenty of product releases throughout the year. Any build you create now will need to be revamped.
post #9 of 21
Just looked at the PSU, don't really like Diablotek either. Very cheap PSU manufacturer. That unit probably doesn't supply close to 850W. I'm not too big a fan of Coolermaster V8
post #10 of 21
RUN A WAY FROM THE V8!
its overpriced for how it cools, get a V6 for that price, its just as good as megahalems.
    
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