I'm building my very first computer, wich will be primarily used for playing games. I want it to be able to play games like crysis and fallout 3 at high graphical settings with a decent framerate. I've put together a list of components i think should do the job, but I'm just a little unsure about some things.
- Does the PSU have enough wattage for this build? (Especially the video card)
- Are there any components i should replace with other (maybe better) components?
Any help, tips and feedback is greatly appreciated!
I think that power supply will be fine. I'm running An E8400 at 3.4Ghz,2x1GB G.Skill 800Mhz, 2x8800gt sli, a Sound Blaster Audigy, t.v. tuner and a Hitachi Deskstar 320GB hd in an Antec Ninehundred case with 1x200mm fan and 3x120mm fans with of all things a bestbuy rocketfish 700w psu.(I do plan on upgrading it soon though) And your psu probably has higher amps than mine.
You should also consider getting a HD 4870 1GB. It's $300 (the GTX 280 is $415) and you get almost the same performance (33.3 fps instead of 35.8 fps, etc.), and it's a better match for your Crossfire motherboard i.e. you can add a second card later.
I think they tend to be overrated... literally. Mine are really 800Mhz. OCZ tried to work with me to get them to 1066, because I was experimenting with higher overclocks. They eventually threw up their hands and told me to RMA.
I didn't RMA because I really didn't care that much. I was only experimenting and didn't really need the FSB to go beyond 400.
I've heard similar stories from others.