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My brand new PC!

BiggCMan | 1143d ago
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Hello there! Before I get into the specs of my new computer (I actually don't have it yet, it is sitting in a cart on Newegg.com), I just wanna say that I have never been a PC gamer in all the 20 or so years I have been playing games. Yes I always knew of the advantages they have had over consoles, but I always loved the simplicity of a console, I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

However, a certain little game called Crysis was released about 4 years ago, and that forever changed my thoughts about never getting a gaming rig. Unfortunately back then I didn't have the means to get one. Now, another little game shall be releasing soon called Battlefield 3. We all know the story of things being removed on the consoles like 24 players, reduced map size, and of course it will be less pretty. When I heard this news, I just couldn't stand it. This game MUST be played the way the developers want it to be played.

So I basically did a (F#@K THIS $H!7) sort of thing, and decided to find myself some great parts for a computer. Now I was left with one major problem, I didn't know a damn thing about this stuff. I know what a graphics card is, but not so much how one works. I know what a RAM stick is, but also not so much how important they are, something to do with speed I think? (please don't kill me!! I'm new at this!!) That's pretty much how it goes for the rest of the vital components in a computer, I just don't know a whole lot basically.

So because of this, I immediately thought of a user here on N4G by the name of ATi_Elite. I'm sure he is not the only PC savvy gamer here, he is just the one I happened to remember for some reason. I began speaking with him about all of this, and now I know a fairly good amount of what is really inside a computer, and what some of the parts do thanks to his vast knowledge. He helped me out very much in choosing the correct parts for my computer, so all credit goes to him. Here is the computer we have finally came to agree on, and I thank him a lot for all of his help. Hopefully he gets the chance to read this!

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"SAMSUNG S23A350H ToC Rose Black 23" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"(There are 2 of these in the cart) GIGABYTE GV-R687OC-1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"(Also 2 of these, so total of 1TB) Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

"Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers"
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
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That's it! For all of the PC savvy guys here, please let me know what you think! Feel free to add anything you'd like. All credit goes to ATi_Elite, whom without talking to would be incredibly lost, and not the excited person I am right now!! I can't wait to purchase this thing and start a new era of gaming!!

Hufandpuf  +   1143d ago
Have you practiced on older PC games so you will get a feel for how PC shooters are? Before I get my PC I have been practicing on TF2, Counter-Strike, Battlefield 2, and minecraft. This way, I won't be out in the dark figuring out how to play a PC FPS when I build a PC.
BiggCMan  +   1143d ago
YES! Thanks for asking. I actually purchased Battlefield 2 on Steam just a few days ago. I just joined Steam by the way, and I think everything about it is fantastic! The deals, the community, the speed of how everything works. It's awesome! I also got Team Fortress 2 as well (love that it is free to play now!) At first, I was very tempted to buy this thing called the fragFX, because I had barely any experience with mouse and keyboard for games. I still may buy it, but now that I have had lots of practice with Battlefield 2 and Team Fortress 2, i'm much less afraid to actually use the keyboard and mouse setup to play seriously.

EDIT: By the way, if you are part of Steam, feel free to add me! I'm still trying to build a friends list, I only have 1 friend right now XD Steam name is the same as this one.
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Hufandpuf  +   1143d ago
Nice, then I guess you're set to go! I'll definitely add you on steam and maybe we can play some Counter-Strike. As for my PC build, I only have a case, but I bought it for $50 and it has a LOT of room. My dad has old computers so I may end up using the moniter, mouse and keyboard from them and also the disk drive and fans. just to save some money.
Chaostar  +   1140d ago
Sounds impressive, although I might have gone with the one HD 6970 2Gb instead with an eye to add another when games start coming that demanded it.

Also was it cheaper/more efficient to go with 3 bits of 2g ram instead of, say, 2x4g?

Either way have fun with your new rig :)
BiggCMan  +   1140d ago
I actually have changed the RAM to 2 sticks of 4, as everyone was telling me that my motherboard is dual channel and not triple. So that is settled. Now I have actually turned around with the GPU and have decided to go with Nvidia! I'm trying to choose between the 560ti in SLI, or a single 580. Getting multiple opinions on that, not sure what to do just yet. I'm getting close to purchasing so I need to know precisely what to do without any regrets. It's not the easiest thing for me to just buy a new card instantly so I wanna make sure I can get the best for the price range.
BlmThug  +   1139d ago
Congrats. Ive felt like buying a gaming rig since i saw Metro 2033 maxed out but the parts I needed couldn't be funded mainly because of other things always coming up but hopefully i can make one soon

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