Gaming computer

Im building my first gaming computer. does it look ok?

Cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Gpu: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 460
Ram: CORSAIR (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333
Hd: SAMSUNG 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Psu: OCZ 550W

Mobo: MSI 870A-G54 or GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 or another one?
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  1. Looks good but you do realize that you won't get SLI with either of those 2 Mobos, right?

    Faster Corsair RAM - $95 CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB)

    Motherboard option if you want SLI later - $100 ASUS M4N75TD
  2. Nice setup. You should be in good shape with that. Like calguy says,.. if you want to do sli in the future look into a different motherboard.
  3. If you don't plan on SLI, though, stick with the MSI 870A-G54. It's a newer generation, has the latest features (USB 3.0 and SATA III), and costs $28 less after the rebate.
  4. if i plan on SLI later on. would i need a bigger PSU?
    also i heard that ddr3 1600 ram wouldnt work well with AMD
  5. dimitrie said:
    if i plan on SLI later on. would i need a bigger PSU?


    Yes, definitely. You would need at least a high quality 650W power supply like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007&cm_re=xfx_650w-_-17-207-007-_-Product
  6. dimitrie said:
    also i heard that ddr3 1600 ram wouldnt work well with AMD
    Who told you that? Whether the RAM speed is 1066/1333/1600 they'll all work irrespective of Intel/AMD

    Compatibility doesn't depend on speed. Sometimes (very rarely) though, voltages come in the way.
  7. i just heard 1600 wouldnt be as stable on an AMD motherboard
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