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Budget Gaming PC Compatibility Build Check

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August 16, 2010 11:55:00 PM

Hey guys, I am obviously new to the "tom's hardware forum" and i am wondering if you guys are willing to help me out on my computer build list. I am checking to see if these parts will be compatible with each other. If you guys have any suggestions for which part that i should change, please say so. My budget is preferably around $1000 is my maximum.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-880GMA

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8 GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
GPU: EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 17, 2010 12:03:01 AM

first up, use our standard form for new builds

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

second: you need a ower supply in all that.

for pure gaming, the X6s aren't really that good.. most Games use 2 or 3 cores, so right now, higher clock rate X4s are better. The 955 and the 965 outdo the x6 1055 in most games.

However, if you do tasks that can take greater advantage of multiple cores (video encoding, 3D animation, etc) the 6-core processors shine at this.

You also don't need 8 GB for games, 4GB is fine. Again, what else will you be doing?
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August 17, 2010 12:30:59 AM

I apologize for not using the standard form and also not stating my purpose thoroughly. My purposes are gaming, some cad work(autocad, i am a mechancal engineer student), video editing, and regular office work etc.
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August 17, 2010 1:39:31 AM

let me update my build list then based on the suggestions.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month

BUDGET RANGE: $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, AutoCad, Video Editing, Office Work, ETC.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, or any respectable sites.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Phenom II x4 955, EVGA Geforce GTX460, 8gb ram, velociraptor 300gb hard drive.

OVERCLOCKING: NO

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1000


CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
MoBo: BIOSTAR TA880GB+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU: EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
HardDrive: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Computer Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
DVD ROM: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply
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