Gaming PC

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)

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (OEM)
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  1. 1000w?! That's a horrendously overpowered PSU for your system, get a cheaper 500w Antec/Corsair or other well rated brand.

    What games are you planning on using it for mainly?

    It looks decent but you might want to spend a little more on the GPU depending on what you're wanting to play / size of monitor etc.

    Edit: I'd also think about getting a non OEM copy of Win7 (do you really need ultimate for a gaming pc?).
  2. 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..
  3. 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.
  4. If I upgrade the GPU i would have to upgrade the Motherboard correct? as the chipset is ati
  5. The chipset is an AMD one, so only supports AMD processors.

    It has no effect on the GPU other then supporting Crossfire with Ati cards, so you can use either Nvidia or Ati with no problems.
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