Gaming Computer Build, with a budget!

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Wedes
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I'm building my first computer in about a month and I am now compiling parts for this build! This is the build I've put together. Lemme know what you think about it!

As this is a budget build I gotta stay below or around 1800$/1243£ (14000SEK) so if you've got suggestions on improvements please keep this in mind and also remember that computer hardware is generally more expensive in Sweden than in the US/UK. Also to see if the product you're thinking about is available where I live you can just search for the product name on http://www.prisjakt.nu and if it shows up I'm able to buy it =)

This computer will generally be used for gaming and perhaps some Photoshop/Dreamweaver.

I hope this is enough info for you to get a general overview of the build and thanks in advance for the feedback :)

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If you want to safe some cash on this, I guess you could go for a smaller PSU. I'm not an expert but i think 750W is a bit overkill for your use.

also, since you're on a budget, maybe an AMD solution is wort looking into :)

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i agree, if you want to budget a little more than an AMD system is worth a try.

the i7 920 and x58 is about $480

the phenom 965 and 790fx mobo is about $290 and still one heck of a monster in power

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i7 from microcenter+good motherboard is $350-400

$80-90 AMD MB is not nearly as good as the Intel board.

Plus the i7 wayyy outperforms a 965 in multitasking,encoding or heavily threaded applications.

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We're talking about a budget gaming PC here, so AMD should be fine.. I know your in love with Intel but you can't disagree with the fact that AMD CPUs works fine for gaming... I mean, you don't necessarily need an i7 for gaming, a good video card matters the most..
 

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If he sticks to more gaming and does not do seriouse photoshopping then a 955BE is the best option. If however he wants a super fast PS computer than it is not. Simple solution.

I am not in love with Intel. Intel is wayyyyyy ahead of AMD is the consumer market right from the mid-high class. Only place AMD has is bottom half of mid down through budget market. An i5+1156 MB combo is almost the same as a 955 while offering more performance but for strictly gaming the video card is the bottleneck.

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Anyway you don't see a huge difference in Photoshop.. well I don't, I have a Athlon 64 X2 as a second pc and when I use Photoshop it works well

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Are you putting 500 layers on a over 200 photos while auto-fixing and upgrading the quality of them simultaneously? I am, and I notice a difference between my core 2 duo laptop  (just got) and my i7 desktop.

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undeadkingpr wrote:

Are you putting 500 layers on a over 200 photos while auto-fixing and upgrading the quality of them simultaneously? I am, and I notice a difference between my core 2 duo laptop  (just got) and my i7 desktop.

Both of which are way faster than those non-existant 1998 IBM T22 laptops.

Regardless, OP, solid build. I would change the RAM to a cheaper OCZ PC1600 CL8 Gold kit.

Are you planning to purchase a CPU cooler?

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I wanted to purchase a CPU cooler but it would blow my budget and the memory I'm using is acctually the cheapest in this class iirc.

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ied say use amd parts intel is nice but really it comes down to are you going to pay more

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Salavat23 wrote:

undeadkingpr wrote:

Are you putting 500 layers on a over 200 photos while auto-fixing and upgrading the quality of them simultaneously? I am, and I notice a difference between my core 2 duo laptop  (just got) and my i7 desktop.

Both of which are way faster than those non-existant 1998 IBM T22 laptops.

Regardless, OP, solid build. I would change the RAM to a cheaper OCZ PC1600 CL8 Gold kit.

Are you planning to purchase a CPU cooler?

Ya the IBM's were getting to be a pain so I sold em both and now im selling the Tecra. My new lennovo works great just like the IBM's in their hayday and I don't regret grabbing it at all. I just built 2 computers and in both I acutally used Corsair ram for the first time in 3 years. For some reason unknown to me, Corsair XMS ddr3 is actually CHEAPER than OCZ obsidian right now-how strange?

Stock cooler should be fine for a budget build. i7 can easily get up 3.7G on the stock without overheating.

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If you have a high-end video card, the CPU has almost no influence in the system gaming performance. So if you are building a high-end gaming machine, it would be better to pick a cheaper processor and invest the price difference on a faster video card.

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DeadlyPaperBag wrote:

If you have a high-end video card, the CPU has almost no influence in the system gaming performance. So if you are building a high-end gaming machine, it would be better to pick a cheaper processor and invest the price difference on a faster video card.

That is not true across all CPU's. If you have worse than an AMD 955BE or i5-750 then your cpu CAN BECOME THE BOTTLENECK. An amd x6 as well can be troublesome. The gpu is definitely more important but without a good cpu to back it up you lose a lot of bang.