Hi, I am thinking of building a new gaming rig and wanted to know if you guys think this is a good pick of the hardware.
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (125W) Quad Core Socket AM3, 3.2GHz, 8Mb Cache, 1800MHz HT, 45nm (HDZ955FBGMBOX)
GPU - Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Chipset Dual Display Dual DVI/HDMI/ Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H Socket AMD3 AMD 890GX + SB850 Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics with HDMI Dual-Channel DDR3 1866(OC)/1333/1066 MHz 7.1- Channel HD Audio Gigabit LAN 6x SATA 6Gb/s+2x SATA3Gb/s 2x USB 3.0+16x USB 2.0 ATX
Memory - Corsair XMS3 Dominator 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMM w/DHX, Optimized for Core i5, i7, Core 2 and AMD Phenom II (TW3X4G1333C9DHX)
PSU - Thermaltake TR2 RX 1000W Modular Power Supply TRX-1000M
Case - Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Black ATX Mid Tower Case (RC-692-KKN2)
Well currently I am playing MW2, BC2 and WoW on pc, and want the best possible performance or at least reasonable performance while playing, Windows 7 ultimat is just what I selected at the site i was on and OEM is all they supply.
I am looking for opinions on what would make a good budget gaming PC for around 1200-1500, I also do alot of video/image editing and want to speed up rendering time..
Well you can save a lot of money by switching down that PSU and changing to a regular copy of Win7, I'd personally upgrade the GPU to a GTX460 / 5850, depending on cost.
Avoid the OEM versions of Windows, they're only valid for installation on one computer (= one motherboard) so if you suffer hardware failure or want to upgrade your copy will be useless. A standard version however is good for any number of installations as long as only one is active at any time.