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August 27, 2010 9:19:20 AM

This is my first ever computer build and I will be using it for college work (word etc) basic internet browsing, some movie watching and ripping and of course gaming. so my question is does this combo all work and are there recommendations (I cant get any more expensive). If you think there are better brands or anything please let me know.

Processer: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 (allows me to eventually add another video card to the mix)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(would a 5770 Radeon card do that much worse? just looking at budget and the cheaper option seems intriguing if i can still play games decently...(was used to an old dell laptop so anything is an improvement i guess)

CASE: Antec 902
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Moniter:ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thoughts, will that all work when i put it together 8)

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August 27, 2010 9:27:04 AM

Hmm $170 for a 1680 x 1050 22" is kindda pricey as u could land a Full HD 23" at that budget and also i would readily trade off 890FX for an 870 and a HD 5870 if within budget hehe

Also looks are subjective but when looking for great casing with awesome cooling options for the $$ have a look at NZXT Hades and CM 922
August 27, 2010 9:28:45 AM

Hmmm....todays games? it depends which one and on what settings.
If you can still afforrd HD5850, then get it.

Antec 902 is a little expensive, switch to 300 if you wanna save some money.

I don't see any PSU, get 550W for single GPU or 850 for 2 GPUs in SLI/XFire. Corsair, Antec, Tagan, Enermax, Silverstone, PPC and Seasonic make good PSUs

Yes, they will work.


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August 27, 2010 9:45:49 AM

The 5770 will play games on that monitor with high settings, but you will find some games have to have medium setting to run well.

However, "eventually add another video card" does not work. At best, you get a 6 month window to purchase another card before they all disappear or become too expensive or a new card comes along that is twice as fast for the same price.

My recommendation is to scrap the crossfire plan. Get a good 880G board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And grab the 5850 or one of the 470s available
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You also need a good PSU, but if you are not going to crossfire you can get by with less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
August 27, 2010 9:25:06 PM

from what i am reading on the 600 i like it but i have heard that it doesnt come with all its fans, is that true? and if so what do i need to buy in order to get it up and running correctly.

also i am happy to change motherboards but i just need one that can eventually support crossfire video cards and i would love one with usb 3.0
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