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May 2, 2010 1:58:27 AM

I spent a few hours picking out these parts and reading reviews to make a good gaming computer (high-end?) at what I assume is a low cost. This will be my first time building a computer, but I do have knowledge of how to build them and what parts are compatible, but I would just like a second opinion since I can't return them unless they are broken (nothing a hammer and a little white lye could not fix).















- 2 of them for Crossfire





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May 2, 2010 2:14:57 AM

Yes but a few things:
- get an AMD Phenom X4 II 955 instead. The higher number means nothing and both are clockable to 3.8-4.0 easily on air.

-How about this instead, 890, usb3, sata iii,
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-These g.skill ripjaws are better and not that much more money. Although newegg is oos right now perhaps you can find it on tiger direct or zipzoomfly.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb, this is a no brainer. Either that or 7200.12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(they they have lower capacities)

- Kind of an unusual case but if you like it then go for it. Might I recommend the Haf922?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- For like $30 more then those 5770s you can get a single 5870. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- I bought one of these Cooler Master 120mm fans. It pushes a slight bit more air then your selection and it's quieter.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



May 2, 2010 6:49:51 AM

Thanks, I subbed in everything you listed except the RAM (that Mobo has some BEAST features), I would have to O.C. it the BIOS and it had a lot of bad reviews when being used on an AMD build, but the 1333 is good enough for me. But one question, the MoBo can support 6GB/s HDD, so shouldn't I take advantage of that and spend $10 more on the one below than the one you listed, or is there some sorta fault with 6GB/s drives?

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