New build, need ideas on som parts Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 7, 2009 7:12 PM in Systems Share mebbesen73 October 6, 2009 4:15:11 PM Hi, I´m in the proces of building a new computer, since my old one can´t keep up anymore. I have had good expirience with an AMD system so far, and the new build will also have to be an AMD system. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 3 month BUDGET RANGE: $1200 - $1500 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: photo editing, surfing the internet, gaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, DVD burner (NEC), Systemdrive (36,6 GB Raptor) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Normaly use www.edbpriser.dk but it´s in danish so feel free to use newegg OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200 So far I have the new Mobo, a Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Here is the list of what else I think should go in to this build. Case: Cooler Master CM 690 PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE second harddrive: WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1 TB I´m not sure about the RAM, but was thinking of getting, Corsair XMS3 DHX 4 x 2 GB That only leaves a GPU, any suggestions ??? I was thinking of maybe getting an ATI 4890 or NVIDIA 260 Any suggestions and/or change of the above, would be great. Regards Martin More about : build ideas som parts build October 6, 2009 5:04:27 PM An ATI 4870 should be able to run most games on high/very high settings at that resolution. If your planning to add a second graphics card in the future, you might want to bump up the PSU to 750W or if you're sticking to just a single graphics card then a decent 600W will do. For the HDD, a Samsung Spinpoint would be faster and it's normally cheaper. Don't know how it's priced in Denmark though. mebbesen73 October 6, 2009 9:20:03 PM Price on an ATI 4870 and 4890 is allmost the same, would the newer 4890 not be a better choise than 4870 ?? Related resources New i7 Build, need som advice - Forum $1000 PC Build need help finishing parts list and ideas on power supply/cooling - Forum Need Part Ideas for an $800 Intel Build for Gaming and Photoshop - Forum Need some new build ideas - Forum Need help on new parts to an old build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer build October 6, 2009 9:29:15 PM How much is a 4870 and a 4890 in Denmark ? I said that because normally there's like a $40 price difference between the two. mebbesen73 October 7, 2009 7:12:58 PM Build, the cheapest 4870 is about 120 euro and the cheapest 4890 is about 155 euro. I see your point, think I might just stick with the 4870. Thanks Martin Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy new Build. Need recommendation with other parts. Forum SolvedLooking to build a new gaming desktop, need help with what parts to buy. Forum Solvednew build but confused for the parts needed Forum Want to build gaming pc just for league of legends, I have no Idea what parts I will need. Forum SolvedNew to building desktops, need help buying parts for a gaming computer Forum SolvedNeed Help picked all parts for new deskptop build Forum SolvedNew Intel Build: Need Help Choosing Parts Forum Need Gaming Rig up to Speed for BF4. New Build Ideas? $1500 budget. Forum SolvedNew build using a few spare parts Need suggestions Forum SolvedNeed help with new build parts Forum SolvedLooking to build a new gaming pc, need help with parts. Forum SolvedNew build need advice on the parts! :) Forum SolvedNeed help picking out parts for new build. Forum SolvedBuilding a new computer need ideas on a GPU Forum SolvedBuilding a new PC. Need help confirming parts Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !