Gaming PC


  1.    20 Jul 2009 #1
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    Gaming PC


    Sorry if i posted this in the wrong category (i thought it was games, because it handles about the "gaming")
    Well,
    I am looking for a computer for gaming only.
    Until now, my number one PC is this one: Acer Predator
    But the price is kinda high... It's € 2500 ($ 3500)
    So I was wondering.
    Why don't I make one myself?
    These are the specs of the predator (G7700)



    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (Maybe I use the other part of the drive with XP)
    Processor: Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition with Intel X58 chipset chipset (3.33 GHz)
    System memory: Supports DDRIII 1066/1333 up to a maximum of 12 GB (three-channel support of six DIMMs)
    Graphics: 3x PCI Express 16x Graphics expansion slots offering a choice to approved ATI or nVidia graphic cards
    Audio: HD (7.1) and EAX 4.0 audio support
    2nd Generation Dolby Home Theater 4 audio enchancement, featuring Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Sound Space Expander and Dolby Digital Love technologies5
    I/O Interface: 18-in-1 memory card reader for Sony® Memory Stick, Memory Stick PROTM, CompactFlashTM Type I, CompactFlashTM Type II, SmartMedia (SM),
    Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) and xD Card. (plus 1 USB port in front)
    . Audio connections: Six audio jacks 7.1 channel support (rear), Lin Out - MIC In (front)
    . 10/100/1000 Network Connection
    . 6 USB2 ports in back and 5 USB2 ports in front
    . PS2/USB Keyboard port, PS2/USB Optical/Ball Mouse port.
    . 1 Firewire 1394 port
    HDD: Up to 4 serial ATA hard disk, each up to 1 TB, supported in a Hotswap drive cage. Supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5
    Optical Station: SuperMulti DVD RW with Labelflash™ technology and Blu-ray Disc™ optical drive (optional)
    Expansion slots: 1 x 8XPCI, 2 x 1X PCIE, 3 x 16X PCIE
    Size: 190(W) x 490(D) x 430(H)
    Software: Adobe® Reader® 7.0, McAfee Internet Security Suite 2008 (60-day trial), Acer Arcade Live, Acer Empowering Technology, eSobi™, Acer
    Gamezone, NTI Media Maker
    EMI/Security: CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, ETL, Nemko, C-tick, UL, VCCI

    Then there are 2 sorts of this.
    One costs € 1599 the other € 2599

    € 1599 version:
    Genuine Windows VistaHome Premium , Intel® Core™i7 processor i7-920, Intel® X58 Express
    chipset, NVIDIA® GTX285 1024MB DDR 3 2x DVI, 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz (3x 2GB), 2TB HDD
    7200rpm (2x1000GB), Liquid cooling, swap cage HDD 4x, Blu-ray ROM, DVD-RW Dual Layer, 750
    Watt power supply, incl. Belgium Azerty Logitech G11 keyboard & G5 laser mouse, color Copper
    Metallic

    €2599 version:
    Legitieme Windows VistaHome Premium , Intel® Core™ i7-940 processor, Intel® X58 Express chipset,
    2x NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX260 896MB DDR 3 4x DVI, 12GB DDR 3 SDRAM 1600MHz (6x 2GB), 1x
    150GB Raptor 10Krpm strip 0, 2TB HDD 7200rpm (2x 1000GB), Liquid cooling, swap cage HDD 4x,
    Blu-ray Combo, DVD-RW Dual Layer, 750 Watt power supply, incl. Belgium Azerty Logitech G11
    keyboard & G5 laser mouse, color Copper Metallic .



    I don't know if i should buy it, or try and build one myself.
    Hope anybody can give some good support.
    Thanks in advance
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  2.    20 Jul 2009 #2
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    Re: Gaming PC


    unless you know exactly what you are doing, i would leave the building to the pros, i build comps myself, but i wouldnt even know where to start with liquid cooling, unless you have a family member or friend that can build it for you, i wouldnt even attempt it, its a lot of money to just throw away if you mess it up.
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  3.    20 Jul 2009 #3
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    Re: Gaming PC


    Quote Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
    unless you know exactly what you are doing, i would leave the building to the pros, i build comps myself, but i wouldnt even know where to start with liquid cooling, unless you have a family member or friend that can build it for you, i wouldnt even attempt it, its a lot of money to just throw away if you mess it up.
    That's what a friend of me told me as well, becuase I see the graphic card are expensive.
    I learn informatics at school (passed my first year) and learned how a computer is built, what each part is, etc etc.
    But i never build one myself...
    So I was wondering why not trying.
    but don't you think it's too expensive for a computer? (opinion please) or is it worth it?
    And also, what exacltly is the difference between the two G7700's?
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  4.    20 Jul 2009 #4
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    Re: Gaming PC


    um.... i'd get the acer preditor if i had the $....... they build good stuff.... and i think its pretty good price for one......
    and as to two g7700's i have no idea...
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  5.    20 Jul 2009 #5
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    Re: Gaming PC


    Quote Originally Posted by thepizzaman View Post
    um.... i'd get the acer preditor if i had the $....... they build good stuff.... and i think its pretty good price for one......
    and as to two g7700's i have no idea...
    But there's another thing hoding me back...
    a lot of ppl are getting this "Driver didn't respond and is now restored" error
    Is there a change to have this on that pc too?
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  6.    20 Jul 2009 #6
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    Re: Gaming PC


    Quote Originally Posted by MiserySyndrome View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thepizzaman View Post
    um.... i'd get the acer preditor if i had the $....... they build good stuff.... and i think its pretty good price for one......
    and as to two g7700's i have no idea...
    But there's another thing hoding me back...
    a lot of ppl are getting this "Driver didn't respond and is now restored" error
    Is there a change to have this on that pc too?
    This is usually do because of installing w/o having Higer privileges (right click on file and "Run as Administrator) an/or people trying to use the wrong drivers (ie: 32 bit drivers on a 64 bit OS or viceversa).

    Building a computer is easy, knowing were each wire and cable goes connected onto the mobo is the trick and I did messed up my mobo once because of it. Now, water cooling... that is an entirely different monster.

    If you have a friend in the business or a friend who has build a few pc's, you should talk to him, pay him something if you must but you must be clear to him that he's gotta teach you so you can do it next time... Yes, you will need to do it in about 2 or 3 years when your shiny new rig is already obsolete
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  7.    20 Jul 2009 #7
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    Re: Gaming PC


    building your own rig is far from complex, dont buy a pre-built unit....... you might as well chuck your cash down the toilet

    if your knowledge is a little lacking, Google is your friend...


    i built my fist PC about 4 years ago.....& i had no help except from my buddy Google, since then ive lost count how many ive built for myself & others.....

    & we will be here to guide you also......
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  8.    20 Jul 2009 #8
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    Re: Gaming PC


    Quote Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
    building your own rig is far from complex, dont buy a pre-built unit....... you might as well chuck your cash down the toilet

    if your knowledge is a little lacking, Google is your friend...


    i built my fist PC about 4 years ago.....& i had no help except from my buddy Google, since then ive lost count how many ive built for myself & others.....

    & we will be here to guide you also......
    very true
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  9.    21 Jul 2009 #9
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    Re: Gaming PC


    The 1600 one is fine. Assuming you game at 1920x1200, any higher and the 285 will struggle. Price is OK, but you can easily build one yourself.
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  10.    21 Jul 2009 #10
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    Re: Gaming PC


    Hello MiserySyndrome,
    If you don't want a compromise, then build you own, you can have a computer built to your own specification, not somebody else's.
    If your not sure about some part or other, there are hundreds of tutorials out there and a forum full of people here, who will help.
    I would never buy a pre-built PC again.
    If there is anything you need help with just ask.
    Good luck and keep us up to date if you decide to build your own.
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