Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New gaming build

Last response: in Systems
July 11, 2009 1:50:03 AM

Well i have been out of the gaming comminity for a while and i would like to get back into it, so i will need a new computer sofar this is what i have picked out and i was wondering if any one could give me some advice or changes.

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS910 910W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131365

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

HDD: (This will be just for the OS and one or two games, I already have a 1TB HDD)
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD)

Am i missing anything? Thanks in advance

More about : gaming build

July 11, 2009 2:01:22 AM

Change your PSU to PC Power&Cooling 910w Silencer or Corsair HX1000w. Also switch your memory to OCZ Platinum 1600.... It is cheaper and better timings....
July 11, 2009 2:03:30 AM

you are missing a quality power supply

A 750 or 850 watt corsair or similar
Related resources
July 11, 2009 4:36:10 AM

I changed the PSU and RAM, is there anything else you all see that needs some tweaking, Is my video card OK? should i go with the 4870x2 or the 4890
July 11, 2009 6:57:47 AM

Thats an awesome build .

can I borrow it?
July 11, 2009 7:34:45 AM

Keep the 4870x2, they are dirt cheap right now. ( Kinda lol )
Unless you crossfire the 4890 and then it will cost a lil more than a single 4870x2 and perform better.
July 11, 2009 2:32:38 PM

Some stuff you will need for your build.

1) 1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable $7.99 (needed when PSU is located at bottom of case)

2) An aftermarket CPU HSF Cooler, if you are planning to OC. I would suggest tis one below.
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler $36.99 Free Shipping

3) Thermal Compound

4) Would look @ the Corsair 850HX modular PSU, which has 7yr warranty and is great for cable management.
CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular $194.99 Free Shipping