Question by : New gaming computer setup help?
Posted a setup a little while ago but made some changes based on some much appreciated answers i got.

Once again wanted to make sure everything is compatible and any other suggestions would be great

Thanks!

Updated

Optical drive – ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner – Bulk – OEM

Case – COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard drive – Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video card – EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Not getting a 2nd even though its SLI, no need ill get it down the road if needed

Power supply – CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

RAM – CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Mobo – Intel BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor – Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Os – Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Had a suggestion to use home instead of professional? why?

CPU Fan – COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 “Heatpipe Direct Contact” Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Is the cpu fan really needed? ^

Once again thanks alot

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Answer by The Future is Fusion
unless you want to overclock slightly, there’s no need for the cpu fan.

you could go for triple channel RAM, use motherboards with 6 RAM slots and buy a 3x4GB kit.

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Question by gtrmn2006: Is this computer setup compatible w/ each other PLEASE help!?
Is this Computer setup Compatible?

This is the first time I am going to attempt to put together my own computer, and I just wanted to know if anyone would happen to know if this setup will work correctly or not. Thank you very much!!!

- XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

- ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

- EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

- APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply

- AMD Phenom 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD9750XAGHBOX

- mushkin 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model 991599

- Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive – OEM

- ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T

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Answer by BlackKobold
There are a lot of things you need to check aside from the obvious stuff like buying the right kind of RAM and making sure your motherboard socket matches your CPU.

If you’re buying optical drives and hard drives from newegg.com or similar sites, many of the drives they sell are “OEM”. These won’t come with the appropriate cables and your motherboard probably only includes one SATA and one IDE cable. So you may need to purchase extra cables.

Power supply. There’s more to it than just wattage. Pay attention to the 12v rails. Cheaper power supplies especially may be rated for over 400W but have fewer than 20 amps on the 12v rail. Amps x volts = watts, and your 12v rails power the big stuff like your video card and CPU. Check on the manufacturer’s site to find recommended amps for the product or just invest in a good quality PSU. A good quality PSU will usually have 2 or more 12v rails with 40+ amps devoted to them.

Power connectors. Check the motherboard for the main power connector as well as the CPU connector and make sure that your PSU has the right number of pins. Also, check the PSU for SATA power connectors. Purchase adapters as necessary.

Expensive video cards are often very long. Make sure that the case you’re purchasing is large enough to fit the card. Also, check that the motherboard doesn’t have anything crucial placed directly behind the PCI-E slots. Many motherboards, particularly microATX boards, place SATA connectors right behind the PCIE slot so that when you pop a card in there you block your SATA connections!

But otherwise your selections look good. The CPU is right for the mobo and the mobo is right for the case. Your PSU should be sufficient.

The stuff above is just the less obvious stuff that people tend not to think about. And that’s what usually results in you having to wait an extra week for stupid things like cables or a different case.

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Question by Tommyboy: Gaming Computer setup please help?
Could anyone help me with a gaming computer build/setup that could support most of todays games such as battlefield 3, world of warcraft, skyrim etc on high settings with no lag. And also run fast and be responsive when just using the computer on the internet etc.

So pretty much could anyone recommend a setup that does the following. Also i dont know that much about computers so dont expect me to understand, just tell me the parts to buy :P. and also could you try to make the links to buy the parts Australian websites just to make shipping easier for me buy any chance, thanks.

One more thing, My budget is around $ 400-$ 550 and could mabye go to about 600$ if neccesary.

Thanks heaps!

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Answer by thedude
I really don’t think you can build a 600 AUD PC that can play BF3 and Skyrim on high. You’d need at least:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE/ Intel i3-2100
Asus M5A97/ Asrock H61M U3S3
2x2GB G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333 CL9 (Any DDR3-1333 RAM will do)
HD 6850 or GTX 460 1GB

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Question by Reyes: Computer Processors – Please help.?
What is the actually use of the quad core processor? It seems to me that only one core is working everytime i run applications.

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Answer by Mercuri
some programs, especially CPU intensive applications like video editors, video encoders, and video games, can take advantage of quad-core processors. plus, you can run 4 programs, each on a different core, with a quad-core processor.

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