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$1200 gaming PC, how do these specs look?

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May 13, 2010 12:19:01 AM

Hi everyone, I'm building a $1200 gaming PC and have a list of components I'm getting. Just checking if everything is compatible and if you have any other alternative suggestions for parts I would appreciate the input. Here is the list:



MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz

XFX HD-583X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit DDR5

Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV125-S2/30GB 2.5" 30GB SATA II

Sunbeam PSU-COM780-BK-US 780W

A-DATA Gaming Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

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May 13, 2010 12:42:33 AM

It is all compatible with the exception of the RAM, you'll want dual not triple channel (4GB). I recommend you fill out the build advice form in my signature, as I would likely change most of your parts. While you are working on this, I'll try to post some parts below.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 13, 2010 12:50:29 AM

The 955 is essentially the same silicon - here's a combo with a 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The 890GX chipset should be fine, it will not hinder crossfired 5850s hardly at all
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

If you're looking for a fast SSD, this would be a better option. If you want to spend less, there are other options as well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MUCH better crossfire PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you need a case?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're overclocking pick up this HSF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See what you think. I may need to make a few fine-tunings after you fill out the form.
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