Information about my build.

Hi everyone,
I'm currently looking for a new computer and that's what i came trough.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week
BUDGET RANGE: 650-800$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: DirectCanada.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Gigabyte mobo with Mid tower case.

OVERCLOCKING: No CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Black ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.25 6X3.25INT W/ ATX PS2 Front USB Audio

PSU: Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan

MOBO: Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 AMD790X DDR2 CrossFireX 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM2+ 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

RAM: G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

GC: XFX Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*

DVD: LG 16X DVD-ROM Drive

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Is the build good in all around, power supply enough good for this build?
Etc.


Thanks!
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  1. Please use the *How to ask for a new build advice* forum guide from here in order to ask your question
    Link to forum guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice]
  2. It will get your gaming done, but as Ahslan said... we need a bit more info to determine whether or not this is the best build for you.
  3. The components you selected are not compatible. The AM3 motherboard requires an AM3 CPU and DDR3 RAM. You can either change the CPU and RAM or get an AM2+ motherboard like this one:

    Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H AMD790GX ATX AM2+/AM3 Sideport 2PCI-E Sound GBLAN HDMI CrossFireX Motherboard
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5520&vpn=GA-MA790GP-UD4H&manufacture=GIGABYTE
  4. It's strange because when i go to the motherboard that i have selected, in the description it says:

    Processor Support:
    Phenom II X4 <--
    Phenom X4
    Phenom X3
    Athlon X2
    Athlon 64 FX
    Athlon
    Athlon 64
    Sempron
    Sempron X2
    Phenom II X3
    Phenom FX

    And, in the comment section someone has posted: "I got this running my phenom 2 X4 940 OCed to 3.45ghz and 8GB of DDR2 800 RAM OCed to 960mhz"

    So, i guess it works.
  5. You're right. The AM3 in the description threw me off. It's usually listed as AM3/AM2+/AM2. Here's Newegg's description of the same board "GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail". Yes, the Phenom II X4 940 and DDR2 RAM will work with that motherboard. Sorry for the confusion. :(
  6. That's ok :P ! I'm probably ordering this build tomorrow if everything is fine. :D
  7. Given that low resolution, you could save a few dollars and get the 512mb 4870 instead, unless you plan to replace your monitor at some point.
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