BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Video + PC Gaming / Computing
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-22-2015, 05:05 AM   #1
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Exclamation Help with Building a New Gaming Desktop!!!!

I think its time to update my gaming desktop. Its good timing because I have $700 bucks in amazon rewards.

Should I just get a PC ready to go or should I build one off amazon, yeah amazon not newegg I have about $700 in giftcards to amazon. I dont know what to look for I have been out of the pc hardware game for a while now.


-Budget total is $900, $1k if I need to
-Windows 7 compatible, doesnt need to come with Windows 7 installed
-It can run some good games on ultra
-I already have 2 DVI monitors,keyboard, and gaming mouse.

Also I will buy 1-2 items from like Newegg if I will save a bunch of money.

Thanks Guys!
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2015, 11:29 PM   #2
Tracus
Captain
Tracus's Avatar
18
Rep
673
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Maybe you can find a new Alienware, eventually look for a not so old ALX since they just changed the model. I think you might still find some for sale.
I have four and all run, they are all destroyers. Even my old 2006 Aurora laptop on XP still runs strong today ($5400 back in time).
They were however very expensive, but always last.

Since you are budget oriented, maybe this one will work for you:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K0HMX76?psc=1
Appreciate 0
      03-23-2015, 02:49 AM   #3
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tracus View Post
Maybe you can find a new Alienware, eventually look for a not so old ALX since they just changed the model. I think you might still find some for sale.
I have four and all run, they are all destroyers. Even my old 2006 Aurora laptop on XP still runs strong today ($5400 back in time).
They were however very expensive, but always last.

Since you are budget oriented, maybe this one will work for you:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K0HMX76?psc=1
That is a good idea! Thx!
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      03-24-2015, 06:28 PM   #4
essex_lad
Major
essex_lad's Avatar
24
Rep
1,279
Posts

Drives: E92 330i tuned Msport Highline
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Essex

iTrader: (0)

With that sort of cash you should be able to get a real good setup. Maybe you can get a custom build already made?

Try and get something with newer hardware, 860+ and 960+ gtx gpu, 4th and 5th gen processors, ssd hard drive and gaming based motherboard. Ram isn't much of a issue these days.

Last edited by essex_lad; 03-24-2015 at 06:38 PM.
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2015, 09:30 PM   #5
miiipilot
Captain
miiipilot's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
837
Posts

Drives: 2011 TiAg 135i 6mt M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH

iTrader: (0)

I checkout www.cyberpowerpc.com from time to time. Seems like a good, interactive site to build your own. Seems reasonable on price too.
__________________
miiipilot 2011 135i TiAg w/Black Boston 6mt M-Sport, Premium Pkg, Value Pkg
Appreciate 0
      03-26-2015, 10:47 AM   #6
Templar
Lieutenant Colonel
Templar's Avatar
United_States
84
Rep
1,846
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: One of the coasts...

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [5.00]
Building a PC is not difficult, I've done it quite a few times and was successful on my first attempt. For your budget, you can build a pretty damn good desktop.

Power supply, motherboard, RAM, processor, hard drive(s), graphics card, operating system. That's pretty much it. I didn't go with anything too fancy, like a fancy sound card or a Blu Ray drive or anything. Make sure the power supply supplies enough power for all parts, especially if you're going with a fancy processor or high end graphics.

You can buy a motherboard that has integrated graphics, but if you do any sort of real gaming or video editing you will want at least one dedicated graphics card. Going into nVidia SLI or something similar with two cards, you'll see your budget disappear pretty fast. I was somewhat conservative on this on my last build, but the card itself still has two GPU's.

I also recommend solid state hard drives. More expensive, but MUCH faster. At least use it for your most commonly used programs and your operating system. Windows is loaded on my PC before I can get my ass situated in my chair after I turn the computer on.

Eventually I will think of more, but I built my PC a few years ago and it's still rocking. I'm considering upgrading the graphics card though, maybe...
__________________
'11 BMW E92 ///M3 - ZCP and DCT
'15 Ford F-250 - Lariat, 6.7 Powerstroke Turbo-diesel
Appreciate 0
      03-30-2015, 02:56 PM   #7
Zeroblade
Explodes on impact
Zeroblade's Avatar
United_States
18
Rep
212
Posts

Drives: 2006 Mazda3
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Behind the wheel

iTrader: (0)

I'm at work, so I just grabbed at whatever would be in the realm of what I would pick. Definitely by no means final build, to be used more as a guide. For example deals are everywhere and I know $100 256 gig Solid State Drives exists, just I haven't found it. Current price is $1024

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139018

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125684

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231615

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813132118

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117372


With this setup no problem playing a game on "Ultra"
__________________
Yea... yea I got an M(azda)3.... <.<

*work in progress*
Appreciate 0
      03-30-2015, 05:28 PM   #8
Arsonism
First Lieutenant
Arsonism's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
358
Posts

Drives: '08 M Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (2)

I always enjoy building these for people.

I wouldn't buy from a "company" or "manufacture" you'll lose a lot of value in build and in PC shipping (75 minimum for shipping alone). Put that into your PC.

I'll get something together when I go home tonight.


Here's what I came up with. Somewhat similar to my own but a little less eccentric and more focus on the graphics card. I build mine for streaming more than anything else and video editing. The GPU wasn't my greatest concern and I bought a 750TI FTW (EVGA) card for 100 on sale. This one uses a 770 which has a considerably larger band on power, of course the more you spend there the more you get, but the gain is not exponential like the price. Here's what I would do with a grand more or less. A couple of things are interchangeable here and there, but it's probably what I'd mostly stick with.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xxY7Hx

Last edited by Arsonism; 03-30-2015 at 08:11 PM.
Appreciate 0
      04-03-2015, 04:30 AM   #9
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsonism View Post
I always enjoy building these for people.

I wouldn't buy from a "company" or "manufacture" you'll lose a lot of value in build and in PC shipping (75 minimum for shipping alone). Put that into your PC.

I'll get something together when I go home tonight.


Here's what I came up with. Somewhat similar to my own but a little less eccentric and more focus on the graphics card. I build mine for streaming more than anything else and video editing. The GPU wasn't my greatest concern and I bought a 750TI FTW (EVGA) card for 100 on sale. This one uses a 770 which has a considerably larger band on power, of course the more you spend there the more you get, but the gain is not exponential like the price. Here's what I would do with a grand more or less. A couple of things are interchangeable here and there, but it's probably what I'd mostly stick with.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xxY7Hx
Wow we are close lol


This is what a buddy sent me for a build: What do you think

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YXTfjX

or this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pDPTRB (even though I dont like the case)
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      04-03-2015, 04:49 AM   #10
Acertx
New Member
United_States
1
Rep
28
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Houston

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by miiipilot View Post
I checkout www.cyberpowerpc.com from time to time. Seems like a good, interactive site to build your own. Seems reasonable on price too.
I'm on my 2nd desktop from them. The first I got early 2007 and was customized through their site. The current one I got in 2012 through Walmart because I could use billmelater and make no payments. I had to upgrade the video card(used 560ti off Ebay) and power supply after I got it, but I can still run games at max quality with good FPS.
Appreciate 0
      04-03-2015, 10:14 AM   #11
NickyC
Major
87
Rep
1,065
Posts

Drives: Something German.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Somewhere I don't want to be

iTrader: (8)

Stay away from the Alienware and all that overpriced nonsense, I build rigs far superior to what they have for much less money.

Honestly, your budget is pretty low for a really good gaming PC, but it can still be done I guess. For the processor I'd just start out with an i7 920. I think you can find them on Ebay or whatever for like $50. You can overclock them to 4.2ghz with little effort (spend the money on a good cooler. I liquid cool everything, but your budget won't permit this), and they are all you need for the gaming titles of today. Don't go spending $250 on a CPU, it's just not worth it with your limited budget. The video card is the most important part, just get a GTX 970. I think they can be had for around $320 or so now on Amazon. For the last $600 of your budget, you should be able to get a decent case, mobo, RAM, and perhaps an SSD (though it will be low capacity).

Last edited by NickyC; 04-03-2015 at 11:02 AM.
Appreciate 0
      04-03-2015, 11:45 AM   #12
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickyC View Post
Stay away from the Alienware and all that overpriced nonsense, I build rigs far superior to what they have for much less money.

Honestly, your budget is pretty low for a really good gaming PC, but it can still be done I guess. For the processor I'd just start out with an i7 920. I think you can find them on Ebay or whatever for like $50. You can overclock them to 4.2ghz with little effort (spend the money on a good cooler. I liquid cool everything, but your budget won't permit this), and they are all you need for the gaming titles of today. Don't go spending $250 on a CPU, it's just not worth it with your limited budget. The video card is the most important part, just get a GTX 970. I think they can be had for around $320 or so now on Amazon. For the last $600 of your budget, you should be able to get a decent case, mobo, RAM, and perhaps an SSD (though it will be low capacity).


lol no way 1100 will get a decent gaming machine. I think I have my build figured out.
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      04-03-2015, 12:02 PM   #13
NickyC
Major
87
Rep
1,065
Posts

Drives: Something German.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Somewhere I don't want to be

iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by My335iTT View Post
lol no way 1100 will get a decent gaming machine. I think I have my build figured out.
I know. My PSU alone costs almost half that, but I didn't want to be rude. You're throwing away money on that $250+ i5, just get an i7 920 above like I said. It's all you need for any games today, and it's cheap as hell. Also, save some money and get a Zotac 970. I think you can get them for $309 with free shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-Video-Ca...s=gtx970+zotac

I run these cards in a tri-sli setup on one of my machines, they are a great value for what you get performance wise. The 970 is the best card available for the money honestly. I run tri 980s in my main rig, but that's only due to 4k gaming.

Last edited by NickyC; 04-03-2015 at 12:10 PM.
Appreciate 0
      04-03-2015, 06:50 PM   #14
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickyC View Post
Stay away from the Alienware and all that overpriced nonsense, I build rigs far superior to what they have for much less money.

Honestly, your budget is pretty low for a really good gaming PC, but it can still be done I guess. For the processor I'd just start out with an i7 920. I think you can find them on Ebay or whatever for like $50. You can overclock them to 4.2ghz with little effort (spend the money on a good cooler. I liquid cool everything, but your budget won't permit this), and they are all you need for the gaming titles of today. Don't go spending $250 on a CPU, it's just not worth it with your limited budget. The video card is the most important part, just get a GTX 970. I think they can be had for around $320 or so now on Amazon. For the last $600 of your budget, you should be able to get a decent case, mobo, RAM, and perhaps an SSD (though it will be low capacity).
You sold me on an i7 lol


New build, but can someone help me with the memory issue. I still want 16gbs of ram, just a set that will work with my mobo.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9k6tbv
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2015, 11:02 PM   #15
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Thumbs up

Went way over budget haha but I dont care. Final build is here, cant wait until it gets here!!!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h6rKRB
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2015, 01:31 AM   #16
kisho
Quiet till poked
United_States
25
Rep
987
Posts

Drives: ESS Charged E90 325xi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: MD

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by My335iTT View Post
Went way over budget haha but I dont care. Final build is here, cant wait until it gets here!!!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h6rKRB
First off, do you need a processor that strong? You're only playing games right? It's an absolute waste of money unless your doing something extreme like video encoding. A quad-core i5 would suit your needs far better.

Next, why would you be willing to spend $300+ on a processor but cheap out on cooling it? I mean $30? I mean, at least get something like this: link

Lastly, the Seagate you chose is rather slow at 5900RPM and expensive. I just bought a 3TB 7200RPM SATA 6 for $60 + tax, the 4TB was $20 more.
__________________
FS: E92 Sport Seats
Engine|ESS Supercharger VT1+|3-stage Intake Manifold|Performance Exhaust|Cosmetic|Front/Rear OEM LCI MSport Conversion|LCI Euro Xenon-Custom|LCI Tails|
Suspension|KW Variant 1|Brakes|Wilwood BBK, Aero6/4(next)|Wheels|SC7|PSS|
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2015, 03:17 AM   #17
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kisho View Post
First off, do you need a processor that strong? You're only playing games right? It's an absolute waste of money unless your doing something extreme like video encoding. A quad-core i5 would suit your needs far better.

Next, why would you be willing to spend $300+ on a processor but cheap out on cooling it? I mean $30? I mean, at least get something like this: link

Lastly, the Seagate you chose is rather slow at 5900RPM and expensive. I just bought a 3TB 7200RPM SATA 6 for $60 + tax, the 4TB was $20 more.
lol the price has nothing to do with it, that cooler was liked by a bunch of people that gave advice on this build and actually moved more air then over coolers.

Thx for the HD advice!
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2015, 02:02 PM   #18
kisho
Quiet till poked
United_States
25
Rep
987
Posts

Drives: ESS Charged E90 325xi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: MD

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by My335iTT View Post
lol the price has nothing to do with it, that cooler was liked by a bunch of people that gave advice on this build and actually moved more air then over coolers.

Thx for the HD advice!
Damn, my bad. I didn't realize it was a hyper 212. I'm also more geared towards water cooling so seeing that shape just brings me back to the old days. It's a great choice.
__________________
FS: E92 Sport Seats
Engine|ESS Supercharger VT1+|3-stage Intake Manifold|Performance Exhaust|Cosmetic|Front/Rear OEM LCI MSport Conversion|LCI Euro Xenon-Custom|LCI Tails|
Suspension|KW Variant 1|Brakes|Wilwood BBK, Aero6/4(next)|Wheels|SC7|PSS|
Appreciate 0
      04-06-2015, 06:11 PM   #19
Kristalov
Private First Class
Kristalov's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
131
Posts

Drives: '13 RR S, '12 F30, '15 M235
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona Desert

iTrader: (0)

I've had good luck with iBuyPower PC's. You can design it and they build it. I got a loaded rig for under $1000. Use it for simulators (Assetto Corsa) and works great.
Appreciate 0
      04-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #20
Templar
Lieutenant Colonel
Templar's Avatar
United_States
84
Rep
1,846
Posts

Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: One of the coasts...

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [5.00]
Same cooling unit I have on my CPU and it's great.
__________________
'11 BMW E92 ///M3 - ZCP and DCT
'15 Ford F-250 - Lariat, 6.7 Powerstroke Turbo-diesel
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2015, 06:45 AM   #21
asdflkijd
Aberry is a scammer
asdflkijd's Avatar
South Korea
145
Rep
5,506
Posts

Drives: SGM E92 335i, AM E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (14)

Garage List
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/483bf7

Check that out, I just completed my first build last week and I love it. I optioned for the amd fx 8350 vs an i5 or i7 to stay under budget and to get the most bang for my buck. I have no complaints with it, its more than enough power for what I use it for.

edit... the $1086.90 price is including a Asus 24" led monitor, logitech g710+ keyboard and steelseries mouse. So if you have those peripherals already than deduct around $300 or so.
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2015, 06:05 AM   #22
My335iTT
Moooore Power!
My335iTT's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
439
Posts

Drives: 2007 Space Grey 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristalov View Post
I've had good luck with iBuyPower PC's. You can design it and they build it. I got a loaded rig for under $1000. Use it for simulators (Assetto Corsa) and works great.
ahhh dont do they. Build your own so you know what parts are going in and where they came from.



My new new card just came






My build is already done and working amazing
__________________
2007 335i E92 | Space Gray | Piano Black Grill | LED Angel Eye Upgrade | M3 Style Front Bumper | BMS Dual Cone Intake | JB4 G5ISO Board | More to Come! |
SeanE92 - SCAMMER
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:58 AM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST