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Help! im new to building computers

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February 27, 2011 11:54:30 AM

I'm planning on buying some new parts for my PC, but im kinda new to all this stuff and im not 100% if im making the right decisions in regards to the parts i've looked at buying.

Here's a list of the parts:

AMD AM3 x6 1090T 3.20Ghz Phenom II

Kingston HyperX-TI-XMP 4GB kit(2Gx2) ddr3

ASRock 880GM-LE 880G DDR3 Motherboard

Antec 300 Three-Hundard Gaming Tower without PSU


And these are parts i laready have:

Radeon HD Sapphire 4890

Vantec Ion2 650W PSU

I use my computer mostly for gaming, i play games like Battle field Bad company 2 and Rift. I also to a bit of video editing here and there. So i was just wondering whether these parts will last me a while, and run future games and programs sufficiently, and also should i stick with AMD or go for the intel models, like the sandy bridge.

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a c 788 à CPUs
February 27, 2011 12:21:07 PM

If you want it to last a long time Sandy Bridge is a good more powerful option across the board. Going with an AMD build is a good budget solution and that is a good 6 core build which is going to help you more with Video editing than gaming Phenom 965BE has better performance in gaming.
February 27, 2011 10:30:52 PM

Thanks, yeah due to my budget i think i will stick with AMD but may go with the quad core instead. Does the 965 still have good overclocking capability's?
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a c 788 à CPUs
February 28, 2011 11:19:23 AM

Yes it does the overclocking is similar across the board on the BE CPU's.
March 12, 2011 1:43:09 AM

Best answer selected by Rozwyburn.