Review My Gaming Computer *Newbie* Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: May 26, 2009 1:02 PM in Systems Share Chimychim May 25, 2009 8:35:03 PM Purchase Date : Sometime this week. System Usage : Gaming Parts Required : All, I have nothing at my home to install into it. Preferred Website : Newegg.com 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 Link Hard Drive = HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM Link Motherboard = JetWay JHA08-LF AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Link Video Card = SPARKLE SFPX98GTX+512D3H GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Link RAM = 2x Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory - Retail Link 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 Link Case = XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail Link Power Supplly = XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 750W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail Link Total : $816.92 More about : review gaming computer newbie Helloworld_98 May 25, 2009 8:38:50 PM 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. Chimychim May 25, 2009 8:46:17 PM Any power supply suggestions? Brands? Related resources newbie looking for a good gaming computer - Forum Is this newegg bundle good? Gaming computer newbie - Forum Please review a 1.5k gaming build (newbie) - Forum HELP: Budget Gaming PC for a computer newbie? - Forum Newbie Advice/Review - Gaming System - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Helloworld_98 May 25, 2009 8:47:20 PM Corsair and PCP&C are generally recommended. but anything with 80plus also normally gets the thumbs up. Fortunex May 25, 2009 8:49:12 PM 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. Chimychim May 25, 2009 9:04:35 PM 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 Chimychim May 25, 2009 9:40:12 PM Should I get any additional cpu cooling? Is the fan that comes with the CPU good enough? mindless728 May 25, 2009 9:54:49 PM you might as well, that cpu is begging to be OC'd though, im not up to date on cpu coolers anymore Fortunex May 25, 2009 11:34:03 PM 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. AKM880 May 26, 2009 7:19:14 AM Helloworld_98 is right, don't buy Hitachi HDD's I have in my Dell and it really loud. I mean really. gkay09 May 26, 2009 1:02:48 PM CPU + RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU $10 off w/ promo code Maypsu10, ends 5/28 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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