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 Computer restarts when gaming - Forum Screen Freezes when Gaming . Computer Does Not - Forum Gaming Computer - Forum Which Computer is better for gaming . - Forum Reasonable gaming computer - 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: ForumGaming Computer ForumAre digital storm computer very good gaming computers Forum[Budget Build] $800 Gaming Computer (Desktop) ForumComputer restarts when gaming ForumHelp Building a Gaming Computer ForumNew gaming computer ForumFirst Gaming Computer ForumNew gaming /work computer around 1000 EUR (~1200 USD) Forum[Homebuilt] First gaming computer rig Forumwill this be high quality gaming computer and can it handle anything? ForumSelling Custom Gaming Computer Desk ForumMy new computer crashes when I'm gaming ForumWanting to build a <$450 gaming computer ForumFirst Gaming Computer , Need Advice ForumBuild a Gaming Computer - School Research Project More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !