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Hi all, this is the first time I post in the forum. I've been reading a lot and it seems to be really helpful! :)

Currently, I am deciding the components for my first PC build. I will be mainly using this PC for gaming, photo and video editing, and of course web browsing, etc.

This are the components I've been thinking of buying: (Don't get surprised by the prices, here in Argentina almost everything is twice the price :( )

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE 3.4ghz (Will try to reach 4.0ghz :D ) US $217
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-105945669-amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-am3-black-edition-34ghz-6mb-cache-_JM]
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula US $295
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-105277096-asus-crosshair-iv-formula-amd-890fxddr3usb-30sata-6gb-_JM]
RAM: 4GB of G.Skill RipJaws 1600mhz (2 sticks of 2gb each :kaola: ) US $108
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-106695419-gskill-ripjaws-4gb-2-x-2-gb-1600mhz-dual-channel-_JM]
GFX Card: Sapphire Radeon HD6850 US $ 296
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-105277361-ati-radeon-hd-6850-1gb-gddr5-256bits-hdmi-14-3d-dx11-_JM]
Case: Sentey Arvina (GS-6400) US $150
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-103983313-gabinete-sentey-arvina-gs-6400-e-atx-6-fans-sup-thermaltake-_JM]
PSU: Sentey Extreme Rock Power 700w Modular PSU US $ 114
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-106231168-fuente-sentey-extreme-erp700-sm-modular-700w-sup-thermaltake-_JM]
DVD/Blu Ray Drive: LG BluRay SATA Recorder US $ 160
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-103749204-grabadora-blu-ray-sata-negra-lg-dvdrw-nuevas-box-_JM]
HDD: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black SATA 3 US $122 (plus a WD 320gb Caviar Blue SATA2 I already own)
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-105527171-western-digital-1tb-sata3-64mb-cache-caviar-black-_JM]
Ok, so what do you guys think? Will this rig satisfy my gaming needs? Will I be able to overclock CPU/GPU (Forgot to write it but also getting a CM Hyper 212+) ?

One thing I wanted to ask you guys is to recommend me another motherboard, which should be future proof as the CH IV Formula and also a little bit cheaper.

I put all the links to the articles I am talking about (They are all in Spanish but just so you could have a reference)

So, tell me what you think, and what you think I should modify or add!
Thanks in advance! :hello:

PS: Sorry for not 100% correct grammar!
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  1. Best answer
    Your grammar is excellent btw.
    I'm Canadian and have no Spanish skills whatsoever!
    Yes you definitely do not need a ROG mobo a regular Asus mobo will perform just as well.
    You could get a AMD 955BE cpu cheaper and it offers the same base speed performance as the 965 just add x1 to the multiplier
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-103374234-procesador-amd-phenom-2-x4-955-32ghz-am3-black-edition-_JM
    Asus M4A89GTD PRO
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-105387296-tricubo-asus-m4a89gtd-prousb-890gx-usb3-sata3-ati-4290-am3-_JM
    G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-106009671-gskill-ripjaws-series-4gb-2-x-2gb-240-pin-ddr3-cas-7-_JM
    CM - 690 II Basic
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-103274705-tricubo-gabinete-coolermaster-cm-690-ii-rc-692-kkn3-_JM
    Ocz Fatal1ty Fatality Modular 750w
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-106198723-fuente-ocz-fatal1ty-fatality-modular-750w-reales-pfc-80plus-_JM
    I have a CM690II Basic case and the features and cooling options are excellent.
    Just add some fans for the top exhaust.
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-104495218-cooler-cooler-master-120mm-2-en-1-blue-led-al-mejor-precio-_JM
    Btw the 212+ is an excellent cooler and fits no problem in the CM690II.
  2. Best answer selected by TheArgen.
  3. Thank you very much Davcon!

    Now everything I have to do is find all this components and buy them from a single seller, once again
    thank you for the answer!
  4. Just a few more questions...
    Are Thermaltake PSU's good?

    I was looking at a 750w Modular, because I'm trying to buy everything from a single seller
  5. TheArgen said:
    Thank you very much Davcon!

    Now everything I have to do is find all this components and buy them from a single seller, once again
    thank you for the answer!

    No problem!
    And btw Welcome to Tom's!:)
    Thanks for voting for me i'm glad i could help!
  6. TheArgen said:
    Just a few more questions...
    Are Thermaltake PSU's good?

    I was looking at a 750w Modular, because I'm trying to buy everything from a single seller


    Where are your from?

    What exactly Thermaltake PSU model? Some are good, some aren't.
  7. saint19 said:
    Where are your from?

    What exactly Thermaltake PSU model? Some are good, some aren't.

    He's from Argentina and psu selection is limited.
  8. TheArgen said:

    I'm so glad you found that OZC psu because it's very good for the price.
    The ram i linked is excellent/very fast 1600Mhz/CL7 i use it myself.
    I payed $120 when i bought it a year ago in Canada.
    You need DDR3 dual channel ram.
    The ram you linked in your first post is good.
    i don't like your choices at this link.
    The only one that's good is the single kit and you would have to buy two of them.
    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-103414124-tricubo-memoria-gskill-ddr3-2gb-1333mhz-pc-16000-_JM
    It's actually a really good deal.
  9. oops, there was another kit of DDR3 ram when I put the link there. Guess that by the time you saw it they were out of stock and that is the reason it is not there, lol.
    Don't worry I'll get the DDR3 kit 1600mhz cl7 ;)
  10. Saludos desde Colombia.

    Why you don't go with this PSU? http://www.karitacomputacion.com/product_info.php?cPath=53&products_id=1790

    Your country has much better stock that my country in computer components.
  11. Is that website from Argentina? If it is i could buy everything there!
  12. TheArgen said:
    Is that website from Argentina? If it is i could buy everything there!


    Quote:
    KARITA COMPUTACION se encuentra ubicada en Palermo Viejo. Guatemala 4650 (entre Armenia y Gurruchaga). Horario de atención de Lunes a Viernes de 10 a 13 y 14 a 18 hs. Cualquier consulta nuestro telefono es:
    4832-9310


    That answer your question, even, I bought a Dragon Lord case for a friend's build few month ago in that site.
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