/ Sign-up
Your question

Will this computer work?

  • New Build
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
October 22, 2010 2:22:22 AM

Hey all. I've been storming the forums for a good month now, and I've come up with a build. I was just wondering if it would work. Any recommendations would be nice as well!

CPU and mobo combo ~$235:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

GPU and RAM combo ~$270:

ZOTAC ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

OCZ Signature 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SR1333LV4GK

PSU and hard drive combo ~$100:
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case and disk reader combo ~$65
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...

LITE-ON 22X DVD Writer Black IDE Model iHAP422-98 LightScribe Support

Monitor ~$150:
eMachines E233Hbd Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

total: ~$820
~$760 with rebates

I will be using this computer to play Starcraft and some other games such as Mass Effect and Fallout 3.

I appreciate all of your guys' help!

More about : computer work

October 22, 2010 2:27:47 AM

I honestly wouldn't trust eMachines for anything...
Related resources
October 24, 2010 1:50:57 AM

Agreed on the power supply, but I don't think you can SLI on an AMD board. I would go with a 6850 (which is cheaper, faster, lower power) for an AMD build. A lot of the advantage of a 460 is it's ability to SLI very effectively.(SLI scales better than crossfire) You would really be limiting you upgrade options going with Nvidia here, wheras you could always crossfire down the road with the 6850
October 24, 2010 3:41:18 PM

thank goodness you guys caught that!
Thanks a lot C:
October 24, 2010 4:00:10 PM

yah but the AMD boards with the sli chipset is the 900 series nforce which are old and outdated and overpriced

stick with yours and crossfire its better and cheaper

with the 6k series and new drivers crossfire scaling is amazing the 6850 actually beats out the 460 in single and multi gpu setups (with the exception of like 1 or 2 games)