HELP: I am making a Gaming PC!!

I want to build at least a Mid-Range PC without spending a fortune, and i want to know if these will work together:

XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5

AMD Phenom ll x4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz

Acer 20" Class LED monitor 1600x900

WD Black 1TB Desktop Hard Drive 7200RPM

8GB Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory

Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply Unit

MSI 790FX-GD70 Motherboard

Are these Specs good? If not any recommendations? Im new to this.
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  1. looks like a decent mid-range PC, but would probably at least want a 880/890 chipset montherboard with AMD for the phenom series.
  2. double post
  3. Pretty good specs. But i'm pretty sure you can get RAM made especially for the AMD black edition.
  4. Moltoeser said:
    Pretty good specs. But i'm pretty sure you can get RAM made especially for the AMD black edition.


    I wish i could move this to the system builder section, there alot of people have a ton of experience knowledge and imput. Comp looks good, check out toms builder marathon they are currently running on the site. Those are some of the best budget gaming PC's you can buy and you can swap stuff out as you want.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-gaming-overclock-build-a-pc,3443.html looks nice to me , but also get yourself something you can grow with, what kind of budget are you working with and is gaming your only intention with the PC or more CPU intensive programs (video editing/adobe lightroom etc)?
  5. envymert said:
    I wish i could move this to the system builder section, there alot of people have a ton of experience knowledge and imput. Comp looks good, check out toms builder marathon they are currently running on the site. Those are some of the best budget gaming PC's you can buy and you can swap stuff out as you want.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-gaming-overclock-build-a-pc,3443.html looks nice to me , but also get yourself something you can grow with, what kind of budget are you working with and is gaming your only intention with the PC or more CPU intensive programs (video editing/adobe lightroom etc)?

    pretty good mid range gaming setup but i would change the 6770 to the 7770
  6. envymert said:
    I wish i could move this to the system builder section, there alot of people have a ton of experience knowledge and imput. Comp looks good, check out toms builder marathon they are currently running on the site. Those are some of the best budget gaming PC's you can buy and you can swap stuff out as you want.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-gaming-overclock-build-a-pc,3443.html looks nice to me , but also get yourself something you can grow with, what kind of budget are you working with and is gaming your only intention with the PC or more CPU intensive programs (video editing/adobe lightroom etc)?


    just for PC gaming, not editing or any of that fancy jazz.
  7. sscultima said:
    looks like a decent mid-range PC, but would probably at least want a 880/890 chipset montherboard with AMD for the phenom series.


    Would this be a good motherboard for its price?
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1963472&CatId=7248
  8. crysisman546 said:
    I want to build at least a Mid-Range PC without spending a fortune, and i want to know if these will work together:

    XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5

    AMD Phenom ll x4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz

    Acer 20" Class LED monitor 1600x900

    WD Black 1TB Desktop Hard Drive 7200RPM

    8GB Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory

    Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply Unit

    MSI 790FX-GD70 Motherboard

    Are these Specs good? If not any recommendations? Im new to this.


    Here are my new specs. I think this is better than the previous:


    Acer 20" Class LED monitor

    AMD Phenom ll x4 3.4GHz Black Edition

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB Desktop Memory

    Ultra LSP750 750-Watt PSU

    WD Black 1TB Desktop Hard Drive 7200RPM

    HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5

    MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

    Would this be better? I'll tell you now that the motherboards i tried finding were out of stock, especially the one you guys suggested to me.
  9. Here are my new specs. I think this is better than the previous:


    Acer 20" Class LED monitor

    AMD Phenom ll x4 3.4GHz Black Edition

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB Desktop Memory

    Ultra LSP750 750-Watt PSU

    WD Black 1TB Desktop Hard Drive 7200RPM

    HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5

    MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

    Would this be better? I'll tell you now that the motherboards i tried finding were out of stock, especially the one you guys suggested to me.[/quotemsg
    thats a lot better then the thing you started with o and if you can find a 6850 for the same price of a 7770 go for it cause you sometimes find those but they aren't so common.
  10. Anonymous said:
    Here are my new specs. I think this is better than the previous:


    Acer 20" Class LED monitor

    AMD Phenom ll x4 3.4GHz Black Edition

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB Desktop Memory

    Ultra LSP750 750-Watt PSU

    WD Black 1TB Desktop Hard Drive 7200RPM

    HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5

    MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

    Would this be better? I'll tell you now that the motherboards i tried finding were out of stock, especially the one you guys suggested to me.[/quotemsg
    thats a lot better then the thing you started with o and if you can find a 6850 for the same price of a 7770 go for it cause you sometimes find those but they aren't so common.


    I found one Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 the moment i read your comment lol, but is it better than the 7770 or would the 6870 be better than both?
  11. crysisman546 said:
    I found one Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 the moment i read your comment lol, but is it better than the 7770 or would the 6870 be better than both?

    the 6850 is about 15% better than an 7770 and a 6870 is about 20% better you just need to watch out with the drivers than because some radeon hd 6000 series preforme less with the new drivers but if you can find a 6850/70 for about the same price as a 7770 then you better go with it
  12. jaslion said:
    the 6850 is about 15% better than an 7770 and a 6870 is about 20% better you just need to watch out with the drivers than because some radeon hd 6000 series preforme less with the new drivers but if you can find a 6850/70 for about the same price as a 7770 then you better go with it


    Imma go with the 6850 since i can afford it. Thanks!

    P.S one last question, is there a chance that any of the parts i have chosen along with the Sapphire HD 6850 will bottleneck the card or anything else?
  13. No I don't think so, Phenom is a nice processor. Although my choice would be Nvidia.
  14. dont go with their saying here's my budget rig
    intel core i3 3220 3.40Ghz
    Sapphire hd 7770 GHZ EDITION
    Corsair vengence 1600Mhz 8 GB RAM
    There is no need for 750w if u'r not using crossfire feature simply get a 500w psu
    ANY H77 Mobo will be fine
    Get a 1080p HD Monitor it would be future proof
    other things are fine
  15. ?? you didn't even give a budget.
  16. crysisman546 said:
    Imma go with the 6850 since i can afford it. Thanks!

    P.S one last question, is there a chance that any of the parts i have chosen along with the Sapphire HD 6850 will bottleneck the card or anything else?

    nope no botllencking danger and if you wish ou could ad an hyper 212 evo and overclokc the cpu in the future
  17. navjotsingh said:
    dont go with their saying here's my budget rig
    intel core i3 3220 3.40Ghz
    Sapphire hd 7770 GHZ EDITION
    Corsair vengence 1600Mhz 8 GB RAM
    There is no need for 750w if u'r not using crossfire feature simply get a 500w psu
    ANY H77 Mobo will be fine
    Get a 1080p HD Monitor it would be future proof
    other things are fine

    first a 6850 is a bit better than a 7770 ghz edition
    second the phenom is a bit better than an i3 and you can even overclock the phenom
    third you didn't even give us a budget
  18. jaslion said:
    nope no botllencking danger and if you wish ou could ad an hyper 212 evo and overclokc the cpu in the future


    I don't overclock nor do i want to know how. I want my hardware to last me as long as possible.

    P.S thank you for the suggestions.
  19. eklipz330 said:
    ?? you didn't even give a budget.


    I have at least $700, but it's fine though, i don't need help anymore.
  20. navjotsingh said:
    dont go with their saying here's my budget rig
    intel core i3 3220 3.40Ghz
    Sapphire hd 7770 GHZ EDITION
    Corsair vengence 1600Mhz 8 GB RAM
    There is no need for 750w if u'r not using crossfire feature simply get a 500w psu
    ANY H77 Mobo will be fine
    Get a 1080p HD Monitor it would be future proof
    other things are fine


    Im not looking for a Full/True 1080p monitor, just as long as it's looks beautiful and that its affordable.

    P.S sry about that, i have at least $700 and this computer so far costs a total of if i did the math correctly $666 XD

    Here is the new specs:

    Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 GDDR5 1GB 256-Bit

    AMD Phenom ll x4 965 3.4GHz Black Edition

    Acer 20" Class LED Monitor

    MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

    WD Black 1TB Hard drive 7200RPM

    Corsair Vengeance 8gb desktop memory

    Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 ATX Power Supply - 600W

    Thanks!
  21. crysisman546 said:
    Im not looking for a Full/True 1080p monitor, just as long as it's looks beautiful and that its affordable.

    P.S sry about that, i have at least $700 and this computer so far costs a total of if i did the math correctly $666 XD

    Here is the new specs:

    Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 GDDR5 1GB 256-Bit

    AMD Phenom ll x4 965 3.4GHz Black Edition

    Acer 20" Class LED Monitor

    MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

    WD Black 1TB Hard drive 7200RPM

    Corsair Vengeance 8gb desktop memory

    Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 ATX Power Supply - 600W

    Thanks!

    you still have some money left if you want it you could even put an really powerful sapphire radeon 78502gb (preformce the same as an 6950) version it is worth every single $
  22. jaslion said:
    you still have some money left if you want it you could even put an really powerful sapphire radeon 78502gb (preformce the same as an 6950) version it is worth every single $


    It's fine. Im already set.
  23. jaslion said:
    you still have some money left if you want it you could even put an really powerful sapphire radeon 78502gb (preformce the same as an 6950) version it is worth every single $


    Now you made me curious XD i thought i was set but coming back here and reading the comments again made me wonder if the 7850 2gb was compatible with the Phenom ll x4 965 and the motherboard which is an MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard.

    Here is the link to the motherboard if you were curious:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1963472&CatId=7248

    One last question, Is it really a good graphics card that can run Crysis 3 (not at max, im not that much of a graphics person) or even the first crysis at good or decent Frames?
  24. jaslion said:
    you still have some money left if you want it you could even put an really powerful sapphire radeon 78502gb (preformce the same as an 6950) version it is worth every single $


    Also is there any Heatsinks you would recommend me?
  25. crysisman546 said:
    Also is there any Heatsinks you would recommend me?

    hyper 212 evo or the hyper 412 s /slim (if you can get them for the same price as an 212 or within the 5$ range)
  26. crysisman546 said:
    Now you made me curious XD i thought i was set but coming back here and reading the comments again made me wonder if the 7850 2gb was compatible with the Phenom ll x4 965 and the motherboard which is an MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard.

    Here is the link to the motherboard if you were curious:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1963472&CatId=7248

    One last question, Is it really a good graphics card that can run Crysis 3 (not at max, im not that much of a graphics person) or even the first crysis at good or decent Frames?

    you could run crysis 3 at high 1080p but don't go to fancy with the aa and af or at medium with higher aa and af
    it will run the first crysis at EVRYthing maxed out don't worry don't lower anything it will be able to handel it
  27. jaslion said:
    you could run crysis 3 at high 1080p but don't go to fancy with the aa and af or at medium with higher aa and af
    it will run the first crysis at EVRYthing maxed out don't worry don't lower anything it will be able to handel it


    Ok thanks! I think i made my decision!

    Here is the final specs:

    CPU: AMD Phenom ll x4 965 3.4GHz BE

    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB

    GPU: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 256-Bit

    Monitor: Acer 20" Class LED Monitor

    Motherboard: MSI 970A AMD 9 Series

    Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

    Hard Drive: WD Black 1TB Desktop Hard Drive

    PSU: Thermaltake TR-600 Watt
  28. crysisman546 said:
    Ok thanks! I think i made my decision!

    Here is the final specs:

    CPU: AMD Phenom ll x4 965 3.4GHz BE

    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB

    GPU: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 256-Bit

    Monitor: Acer 20" Class LED Monitor

    Motherboard: MSI 970A AMD 9 Series

    Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

    Hard Drive: WD Black 1TB Desktop Hard Drive

    PSU: Thermaltake TR-600 Watt

    you just went from an mid range gaming setup to an mid- high range gaming setup
    btw with that heatsink you can overclock you phenom to about 4ghz
    so have fun with this awesome gaming rig
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