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Review my planned build

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November 8, 2010 4:26:17 PM

Hello, im planning on building a computer in a month or so and just wanted a second opinion on the parts i chose and what i should change and how good it would perform in games such as:

  • COD4
  • black ops
  • TF2
  • crysis
  • minecraft
  • Civ 5
  • crysis 2
  • the sims 3 (lol)

    Parts are:

  • AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed
  • XFX HD 5770 1GB XXX Edition GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
  • LG GH22LS50 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM with LightScribe SATA Optical Drive
  • Western Digital WD6402AAEX 640GB Hard Drive SATAIII 7200rpm 64MB Cache
  • MSI 870A-G54 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
  • Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V
  • Coolermaster GX 750W PSU - 6x SATA 2x PCI-E 80plus Certified
  • Xigmatek Asgard All Black Interio/Exterior Mid Tower Case
  • Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2
  • Windows 7 ultimate x64

    I also plan to over clock to 3.6
    thanks for the help in advance :) 
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    November 8, 2010 4:36:32 PM

    Get G.Skill DDR3 1333 RAM. With tighter timings. AMD does better with tighter timings as compared to higher frequencies.

    Don't get a Cooler Master PSU. Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Antec - XFX 750W black edition

    I'd wait for the new 69xx series thats coming out at the end of this month for a GPU.

    Ohh and read my sig
    November 8, 2010 4:37:44 PM

    If i were u

    1. No gain SATA 6GB/s for mechanical drive so hit a F3 500GB?
    2. Consider Asrock 870Extreme3 now price slashed ^^ 8/8 Corssfire capable
    3. Just a beefy 650W/80+ would do fine
    4. Consider hitting a HD 6850
    5. Why

    HD6K: single/CF review

    Cheers ^^
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    November 8, 2010 4:53:32 PM

    Thanks for the help guys, i think im gonna get hd 6850, 1tb spinpoint f3 and ASrock 870Extreme3 and some gskill RAM now. btw im from the uk so i can't buy from new egg :( 
    November 9, 2010 3:28:17 AM

    That sounds good - u are welcomed ^^
    November 9, 2010 6:40:20 PM

    Asus motherboard
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.2GHZ) Deneb - HDX955WFK4DGM
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Stock Heatsink/Fan
    ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
    8GB (4 x 2GB) G.SKILL Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1333
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB
    OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II

    Why the vertex? its more than the agility 2?
    8GB of ram is a waste of $.