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March 11, 2010 11:04:14 PM

will this gaming pc be able to play MW2, starcraft II, and maybe games inthe next 1-2 years?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail

MOBO:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

GPU: MSI R5770-PM2D1G-OC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail ( i might crossfire in future)

PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail

CASE:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

MEMORY:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

and what would be a good monitor for this graphic card for under 250$


Thanks
March 11, 2010 11:23:19 PM

Hey eggsnbacon!




Don't worry. That computer is fine and would kill StarCraft 2, MW2, etc. That computer should last you for 5-6 years in-terms of games






Did you need help with building a computer? Are you ordering from NewEgg and want some in-sight?

I can whip up a build for you, just tell me what you already have! (i.e. Operating System, CD/DVD Drive, etc).





As for a good monitor, Hanns-G has a 19" Widescreen LCD one for $115





Anything else eggsnbacon?
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March 12, 2010 12:38:53 AM

I'd like to provide a bit more detailed critique if you don't mind:

The CPU is fine for gaming, although not as fast as Intel offerings of course.

The board is an OK choice, although Gigabyte or Asus are the more preferred brands for reliability. The primary reason to buy a 790FX board is for the full X16/X16 crossfire capability.

I would NOT use the PSU for crossfire 5770s. It's simply not that strong under higher loads and temps which you might encounter with this setup. The Antec TP-650 is only 2 amps less power on the 12V rail and a far better PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a monitor, a 19" would be a disservice to such a strong card.

This 24" Asus has a 2ms response time, important for gaming, and is a nice price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 12, 2010 12:04:24 PM

do i need to change anything if i want dual hd 5770s crossfired
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March 12, 2010 5:14:55 PM

Just as I said, the Antec PSU. Otherwise you would be set.
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March 19, 2010 10:16:46 AM

edited will this stil work
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March 19, 2010 10:28:38 AM

I would change a few things around.

Get this case for $10 more - it's much better. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would go with this memory - it's CL7 and much cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a better HDD - it's out of stock right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could even save a little money and get a 955 instead of a 965. I've heard it's pretty easy to OC a 955 so it's as fast or faster than a 965.

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

+1 on getting a Gigabyte or Asus motherboard.
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March 19, 2010 12:02:46 PM

is the g skill compatible with am mobos?
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March 19, 2010 1:17:04 PM

Here's a much better build for $900

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March 19, 2010 3:37:49 PM

eggsnbacon said:
is the g skill compatible with am mobos?



Yes but you will have to change the timings and voltages in BIOS to spec.
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March 20, 2010 7:27:29 PM

whats a good asus or gigbyte mobo for crossfired hd 5770s
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March 20, 2010 7:31:05 PM

any of the new 890gx boards will do
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March 20, 2010 7:38:05 PM

I just bought a 790xt and its great...doesn't have sata 6gbs or usb 3 though but it's cheaper...
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March 21, 2010 8:59:07 PM

edited will this work

btw i live in canada
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March 21, 2010 9:20:50 PM

whitefang has a good build, the 5850 is a great card and should last a long time
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March 21, 2010 10:48:46 PM

would crossfired hd 5770s be better
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March 21, 2010 10:54:26 PM

eggsnbacon said:
will this gaming pc be able to play MW2, starcraft II, and maybe games inthe next 1-2 years?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail

MOBO:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

GPU: MSI R5770-PM2D1G-OC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail

CASE:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

MEMORY:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

and what would be a good monitor for this graphic card for under 250$


Thanks


Replace the ATI 5770 with an NVIDIA GTX 260 alot more bang for your buck!
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March 21, 2010 11:32:45 PM

eggsnbacon said:
will this gaming pc be able to play MW2, starcraft II, and maybe games inthe next 1-2 years?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail

MOBO:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

GPU: MSI R5770-PM2D1G-OC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail ( i might crossfire in future)

and what would be a good monitor for this graphic card for under 250$

Thanks

If you can add a bit more, get the HD5830 and you got yourself the Leo Platform ( Phenom 2 + 890GX chipset + HD58XX ).

Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 22, 2010 1:50:51 AM

iholbrookv2 said:
Replace the ATI 5770 with an NVIDIA GTX 260 alot more bang for your buck!


ATI 5770>>>GTX 260 in bang for buck.
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March 22, 2010 4:46:20 AM

duk3 said:
ATI 5770>>>GTX 260 in bang for buck.



^+1, 5770 destroys GTX 260 and it's cheaper =)
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March 22, 2010 4:52:16 AM

whitefang said:
^+1, 5770 destroys GTX 260 and it's cheaper =)


ATI SPEAKS!
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March 22, 2010 9:32:51 AM

eggsnbacon said:
would crossfired hd 5770s be better

In games that support crossfire you would get 5870 performance for 5850 money(copy/paste link below):
  1. <a href="http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-cards-charts-2009-high-quality-update-3/compare,1698.html?prod" target="_blank">http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...</a>[3250]=on&prod[3247]=on&prod[3249]=on

However, not all games support crossfire and if you wanted to upgrade you would have to replace both cards rather than just adding one more but here's a potential build if you think you might want to go that route:

note: all prices include shipping

DVD burner: $23
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^I like this one better than Whitefang's since it doesn't say "ASUS" in big white letters across the front.

Case: $100 ($90 after MIR)
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^ You could get a cheaper case if you need to. The Antec 300 Illusion is $70 shipped but I'm personally not a fan of that case.

HD: $55
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB/RAM combo: $227
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
and
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-AG - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU/GPU1 combo: $245 ($215 after MIR)
XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
and
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
^Before people complain about the XFX PSU they should know that it's a high quality unit made by Seasonic with all Japanese caps and a 5 year warranty.

CPU/GPU2 combo: $315
XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
and
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $965 ($925 after 2 MIRs) w/ HAF922 case
Total: $935 ($905 after 1 MIR) w/ 300 Illusion case

Just something to consider.
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March 22, 2010 12:16:35 PM

ima w8 till fermi comes out and see how much the prices will drop, i might get hd 5850.

i live in canada sry for not telling b4
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March 23, 2010 8:18:55 AM

eggsnbacon said:
ima w8 till fermi comes out and see how much the prices will drop, i might get hd 5850.

i live in canada sry for not telling b4

I earlier recommended an HD5830 but 5850 is even better... :bounce: 
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