Gaming computer Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Computer Systems Product Last response: September 9, 2010 10:40 PM in Systems Share dimitrie September 9, 2010 6:16:00 AM 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? More about : gaming computer calguyhunk a b B Homebuilt system September 9, 2010 7:51:42 AM 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 christiangordon September 9, 2010 6:37:17 PM 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. Related resources Im building a gaming computer with a $1900 budget pick my parts for me - Forum Computer keeps freezing during gaming. - Forum Streaming/ gaming Computer - Forum Mid range Gaming computer - Forum Gaming Computer Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wielander a b B Homebuilt system September 9, 2010 9:32:09 PM 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. dimitrie September 9, 2010 10:03:06 PM 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 wielander a b B Homebuilt system September 9, 2010 10:06:07 PM 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=N82E168... calguyhunk a b B Homebuilt system September 9, 2010 10:25:05 PM dimitrie said:also i heard that ddr3 1600 ram wouldnt work well with AMDWho 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. dimitrie September 9, 2010 10:40:43 PM i just heard 1600 wouldnt be as stable on an AMD motherboard Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding new gaming computer Forum SolvedIs this a good Gaming Computer : Forum SolvedComputer for gaming / streaming - Is this ok? Forum Solvedcomputer for gaming Forum SolvedA Budget Gaming Computer! Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming computer? Forum SolvedComputer Turning Off when Gaming! Forum SolvedBuilding gaming computer Forum Solved$450 Gaming computer build Forum SolvedBuilding new Gaming Computer! looking for advice on my build Forum SolvedMy new gaming computer Forum Solvedcomplete gaming computer build for under 400 Forum SolvedNeed help with gaming computer looking to buy one but can build Forum Solved£800 Gaming Computer Build Forum SolvedBest UPS for a gaming computer? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !