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January 3, 2010 4:06:58 PM

am looking to build a new gaming comp for games such as cod4/WoW ect, do need to save a little any advice would be great on what i have so far.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N... Graphics Card $314

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PROCESSOR $195

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MOTHERBOARD $129

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM $95

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HARDDRIVE $105

Heres the psu i already have,
http://www.epsilonpc.co.uk/Components/Processors/tabid/...
Not sure weather to sell it tho and go for this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU $110

Am going to get another hard drive for windows debating between SSD and 10000Rpm as have seen a fair few bad reviews on SSD's at the moment.
Also would like ideas on a case for it all and a liquidcooling system as am looking to overclock it at some point. prob spend $100-$200 on the case and around $250 maybe more on the cooling.

if anyone can tell me if this is a good set up or has anyideas how to improve it would be great :) 

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January 3, 2010 7:12:47 PM

Doesn't look bad, I'd probably go with the Phenom II 955 though, only 200MHz slower stock, but retains the unlocked multiplier, and since you plan to o/c anyway..... P/S looks fine, unless you have some specific reason to, why replace it?
In my personal opinion neither 10K's nor SSD's are worth the price but many people use them, so I guess its a matter of opinion ;) 
January 4, 2010 9:45:10 PM

10K drives are no longer useful. 7200 RPM drives with dense 500GB platters like the Samsung F3 1TB are faster than old 10K velociraptors. You should get one of those instead of the WD Black 1TB (3x~333GB platters).

For about the same price as that 965/AM3 motherboard you could get an i5 750 cpu/p55 motherboard.

You dont really need liquid cooling for overclocking, its more for quiet. The new direct contact cpu air coolers are plenty good for medium-heavy overclocking.

I dont think there is a need to replace your PSU.
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January 9, 2010 8:25:16 PM

cool thanks for the replys might try pent i5, think i might go liquid still tho as is quieter last rig i had was fan based sound like a plane lol.
January 10, 2010 8:34:20 AM

would you say get one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would i put my operating system on that too or is it better to have it on a seperate drive.
also not sure which mobo to go with as last asus i had was problem matic kept giving up on me is there a dif one thats good for over clocking and less likely to only last 1 month?
January 11, 2010 5:19:28 PM

The only reason to have two drives/partitions is if you like to do periodic OS re-installs and want a separate partition to keep data safe. You could easily do that with two partitions on the one drive.
January 14, 2010 7:40:11 AM

i see was told that it was better to have to drives so os would be on one and any games on other which makes comp run quiker but if i dont need to do it wont:) 
January 14, 2010 5:09:25 PM

insinia said:
i see was told that it was better to have to drives so os would be on one and any games on other which makes comp run quiker but if i dont need to do it wont:) 

In the past that might have been more relevant. At this point its only a couple percent performance for the expense.
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