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First gaming pc! Need opinions before i order.

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May 19, 2010 1:55:31 AM

Hello everybody. I finally found some time and was able to do some research and put a list together of components for my new pc. I have been out of the loop for a while so i would appreciate your peoples' opinion on my system. I am thinking of ordering my components in a couple of days(pending your expert opinions).

Here is the list.
Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At a glance:
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
MOBO: ASRock 890fx deluxe3
PSU: XFX Black Edition 750W
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Video: XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB (1 for now, planning on crossfire later on)
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200rpm sata 3gb/s
CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series cwch50-1
OS: Windows 7 pro 64-bit
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB(2X2GB) 240-pin DDR3 1600

Totaling out to $1,282 including shipping.

I want a decent gaming pc and this is something that i think will be able to handle everything for years to come.

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May 19, 2010 2:13:33 AM

Everything looks good to me except that you might want to up the HDD a little bit. This for example is one which I have had good success with. Not the largest platter size anymore, but I can recommend it myself, having had several for awhile and no problems.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 19, 2010 2:39:33 AM

Sorry elel, I forgot to add that I'm planning on using 2 of those drives in raid 0 configuration. That will give me a total of 640gb. That is more than enough for me.
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May 19, 2010 2:47:09 AM

Antec 1200 is a bit overkill for a amd and 5770 build. How about a CM Haf922 for <$100.
Swap out PSU for a Corsair 750w. But really I think it's overkill.
Get a Phenom 955 instead and save $25 bucks. Get the c3 version.
Get a spinpoint F3 or 7200.12 500gb instead. Virtually same price, more GB and much faster.
Get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus HSF instead. It's much cheaper.
Are those the Cas7 ripjaws?

Otherwise looks good.
May 19, 2010 2:56:28 AM

And a second though, if you make those adjustments you might have enough to get a 5850 instead of the 5770. Much better video card which you can also crossfire later on.
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May 19, 2010 3:04:30 AM

^+1...

The RAM the OP has selected is Cas9. I would go with these G.SKILL, which are Cas7 at the same price.

Also, you can drop down to the Athlon X3 440 and look to switch your GPU to an ATI 5850 with the savings from the X4 965 & Antec 1200 case. This will give you an overall better Gaming system.
May 19, 2010 12:16:47 PM

I swapped out the case for a CM Haf922, got the Corsair PSU 750w, spinpoint f3 HDD, and finally i went with Cas7 Ripjaws.

And with the total savings i was able to get the sweeeeeeeeeeeet xfx 5850 gpu.

Total: 1,280 including shipping.

Will order in the next couple of days and i will let you folks know of the bencmarks.

I will visit again if i have some time before i order to see of any suggestions.
Thank you much!
May 26, 2010 1:27:56 AM

I just finished running prime95 for a couple of hours. Everything works great, installed and turned on with the first try.

This CPU is insanely fast. The whole computer is fast.

Fastx21 thank you for suggesting the HAF922 case. I love it. I cant believe that when i was waiting for the items to arrive i was actually worried that there wont be "room" for everything. The case is well built and very good airflow.
May 26, 2010 1:33:32 AM

Awesome, man!
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