Review My Gaming Computer *Newbie*

Purchase Date : Sometime this week.

System Usage : Gaming

Parts Required : All, I have nothing at my home to install into it.

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Parts Preference : None

Overclocking : Mabey, hoping everything will be fast enough without needing to.

Other Comments : This is my first ever computer build. Please review and make suggestions. Doesn't include monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Primary concern the power supply. I can't seem to find if it has all the required cords. Appreciate it.

DVD Drive = SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM

Hard Drive = HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Motherboard = JetWay JHA08-LF AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Video Card = SPARKLE SFPX98GTX+512D3H GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

RAM = 2x Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory - Retail

CPU = AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Case = XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power Supplly = XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 750W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Total : $816.92
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  1. stay away from hitachi HDD's.

    that PSU is way overkill, get a 450-550w, same with the case, maybe an antec 300, with the money you save on those two buy a 4870 or 4890 graphics card if you save enough.
  2. Any power supply suggestions? Brands?
  3. Corsair and PCP&C are generally recommended. but anything with 80plus also normally gets the thumbs up.
  4. Grab a Western Digital Caviar Black hard drive instead of that Hitachi.

    Get a good-quality PSU, some brands to look for are PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Corsair and Seasonic.

    I'm a bit wary on that mobo, I prefer to buy from well-known brands. Try a Gigabyte or ASUS if you can.

    If you game on small resolutions (1440x900 or lower) then that 9800GTX+ is fine, but if you want to max out every game at 1680x1050, you should look at a GTX260 or HD4870.
  5. Hardware Changes :

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    New Case

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    New Hard Drive

    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
    New Power Supply

    3 x Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case Fan - Retail
    Case Fans

    ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    New Mobo

    Not Total : $836.85
  6. Should I get any additional cpu cooling? Is the fan that comes with the CPU good enough?
  7. you might as well, that cpu is begging to be OC'd

    though, im not up to date on cpu coolers anymore
  8. If you plan on overclocking, you'll want an aftermarket HS/F. The Xigmatek Dark Knight is great, it's cheap and very good.

    If you don't plan on OCing, though, then it won't matter.
  9. Helloworld_98 is right, don't buy Hitachi HDD's I have in my Dell and it really loud. I mean really.
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