Hello everyone im new to the forum and after hearing my friend make his own gaming pc, he has inspired me to do the same. Ive been doing research and have found the main items needed for my own custom pc. I would appreciate comments or advice to help me construct my pc. Also i would like to make sure that all the components i have are compatible.
(trying not to exceed $1000)
Graphics card- XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Car
Cpu- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Motherboard- ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Support CrossFireX, ASUS TurboV & Turbo Key
Case- Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Power supply- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Operation System- Windows 7
I already have keyboard, mouse, monitor, and sound.
All of the items above were listed at newegg.com
Also if anyone has any recommendations i would appreciate it as it would save me money.
and im not sure if im going to play crysis i believe it is currently the hardest to run and i would like my pc to have the potential to run crysis.
- First and foremost, what resolution will you be playing at?
- Why not go with a 5770 instead of the 4870? It has same/slightly better perfomance, less heat, less power hungry?
- Do you plan on going crossfire later on? If not, you may consider saving money on a lower wattage PSU as 750w would be overkill. Maybe a 550-650...
- Do you plan on overclocking the CPU? If so, you should consider an aftermaket heatsink/cooler, maybe the hyper 212+. Amazon has it in stock for $30, its $50 on newegg.