Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Advice on the gaming PC I am building

Tags:
  • PC gaming
  • Video Games
  • Product
Last response: in Video Games
Share
February 11, 2011 9:17:32 AM

I'm attempting to build a gaming PC that will run most new games such as Crysis, etc on High or Very High settings with a good framerate, etc. These are the parts I have selected. It adds up to around $660, and I do not with to spend over $800. Will these parts work fine, and do you have any tips/better parts I should buy? All feedback is appreciated. Thank you.

Motherboard:
785G-E53 AM3 785G ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Processor:
AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Disk Drive:
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVDhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/General/new-subject.h... DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Are there any additional parts I will need, and can you suggest any upgrades that would make gaming better but would not break my $800 budget? Thank you very much for your help.

More about : advice gaming building

February 11, 2011 12:35:00 PM

Alright, thank you. I did not see that forum
m
0
l
February 11, 2011 3:33:32 PM

Quote:
he already made the post the mods will move it anyway no good in go making another post now.

Go for the x4 640 rather.
You might want to research the track record of the 5870. It use to give alot of problems. dont know if its sorted out. You might have a look on google


I have 2 of that exact model of the 5870. XFX. The first one I got 9 months ago and the second I just picked up because it was $209 after rebates. The card is great. The only problem I had was the first card had an older BIOS which I have since updated, but the newer card has the updated BIOS and is fine. I just could not OC the card very much, from 850 to 900 mhz was fine but any memory OC caused artifacts.

With one card I max out just about any game with my i5 750 @ 4.0, but your CPU is going to hold your 5870 back.
m
0
l
February 11, 2011 7:13:00 PM

Quote:
So its sorted out. I know there was some problems with them in the beginning.
Hes CPU he can OC it to 3.4 he wont have any problems



Yeah, that would do fine. Just make sure you get a decent CPU heatsink /fan. My Scythe Mugen 2 works great for my overclock and is even better because I got it for $35.
m
0
l
Related resources
!