Hello everyone, and welcome to the new year 2011. I have updated the tier four and tier five of the gaming builds sections. The greatest improvements were the additions of the new Intel Sandy Bridge processors the Intel Core i5-2500, Intel Core i5-2500K, Intel Core i7-2600, and Intel Core i7-2600K. With the addition of these Sandy Bridge chips comes an array of improvements within the chipsets alone such as greater processing speed bumps from the older Intel i5 and i7′s used in previous builds, the integrated GPU (not specifically for gaming, but does makes lower end external GPU cards useless in about the $40-$60 range; this is particularly important for building new HTPC’s), and Quick Sync (good for quickly transcoding videos to portable devices). I know the previous two additions to Sandy Bridge are not specifically important to gaming, but Sandy Bridge is the best CPU on the market to date for gaming: Check out the Sandy Bridge gaming benchmarks using The Intel Core i5 2500K and Intel Core 2600K at Anandtech testing a list of 10 popular games.
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I changed a few things in the Fourth Tier Gaming Build which include the addition of the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive allowing more hard drive space while using a quality hard drive. As well I have changed the Radeon HD 5770 for a MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video card which will be much more beneficial. And finally both to compensate for the price changes, and a greater bag for your buck I included the ASRock H55M/USB3 R2.0 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard which includes the same benefits (and has fantastic reviews) as the previous Gigabyte version.
I just finished updating the Third Tier Gaming Build. Although the older build came in at around $600, the new one comes in at $630, but it is well worth it. As with the Second Tier Gaming Build I swapped the older 320GB Western Digital hard drive for a better SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive giving you tons of more space while using a quality brand hard drive. I switched to a much cheaper MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard that comes in at $69.99 and offers much of the same functionality.
The $530 Second Tier gaming build has been updates with a few minor (but exciting!)upgrades and is also price $20 cheaper than before. I swapped the older Western Digital 320 GB hard drive for a better SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive which gives you a much bigger hard drive, and Samsung drives have had a good reputation going for them.
Hello everyone. I have just created the beta stage of the new Newbcomputerbuild forums. I hope to create a solid PC build and informational community to share and help one another out. Please stop by and sign up, say hi, and ask any questions you may have in relation to your custom PC build needs or any news you may have to share. My site www.newbcomputerbuild.com is a fairly new addition to the world wide web, but I will try my hardest to provide you with up to date relevant news, and builds that may help you succeed in your personal computing/hardware endeavours. So in creating a forum area to further extend personal one to one conversation, I hope to succeed in helping one another get the information you need.