Hello people. My names Joey and I am going to be putting a rig of my own together soon and need some
opinions on the parts I picked out. I'm not a big computer guy but i have been doing some research on these pieces and all I really need to know are things like if they will work together and if they are good
for each other. I am open to recommendations too.
*I favor AMD over Intel - CPU
*I favor Nvidia over ATI - GPU
OS - WINDOWS 7 PRO 64bit
-Western Digital Caviar Green WD8000AARS 800GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition Heka 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor HDZ740WFK3DGI - OEM
-GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N460SO-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR2000LV4GK
-Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
the games I play are Counter Strike: Source, Left for Dead 1 & 2, and Guildwars. My current
system (amd 64x2 4800+\2gig ddr2 800\IDE HD 7200rpm\7950gt 512mb) is close to 3 or 4 years old and is running these games great IMO. I know an upgrade is in need and future games will call to me
so tell me what ya think. thanks a lot.
I need to look into that getting a CPU cooler still.
My resolution is 1680 x 1050. I guess I was only getting the 5400rpm drive because it was a "Green HDD"but I guess if it makes that much of a difference I can go with 7200RPM. I even thought to my self 5400RPM seems kinda low.
I wanted PRO for XP mode/Virtual PC, online backup and hooking up to other comp.
Where does EVGA stand compared to BFG or PNY?
I remember those were the top of the line brands for GPUs 5 or 6 years ago.
Only remember EVGA at Walmart in a green and black X shaped box or something,
and they were really bad products.
The warranty is definitely a plus.
Thank you for that.