Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Is this system worth buying?

Last response: in Systems
Share
December 18, 2010 11:37:22 PM

Hi i have been thinking about building this rig for christmas:

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan $45

Thermaltake TR2 W0379RU 500W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817153113 $55

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDX945FBGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103675
AND
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $186
Item #: N82E16813128394

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit
Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK $56
Item #: N82E16820231189

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP
Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity $210
Item #: N82E16814150477

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
-Bare Drive $70
Item #: N82E16822148433

WINDOWS 7 system builder $100

TOTAL $720


now my question is: is this system worth buying (bang for bucks wise). and will my system run into a bottleneck. Would i be better of with a cheaper cpu for a better gpu? because i think this cpu is a bit overkill.
I dont know anything about mobo's so any help is much appreciated. And is the psu able to handle this system.
also do i need an network card or is it already built in the mobo.

i already got a screen, and my preffered res is 1200x800, but i am able to buy a HD screen relatively soon.

thanks for relpying. :) 

More about : system worth buying

Best solution

December 19, 2010 1:06:50 AM

Your build has one major issue... Your memory is DDR3 but your board is DDR2. You will need to switch memory or a new motherboard. I would look at the ASRock 870 Extreme 3 & Athlon II X3 450 combination.
Edit: I would look at a different PSU, as well. The Corsair CMPSU-600CX is a nice replacement to the Thermaltake.
Share
December 19, 2010 1:24:28 AM

i guess i never said this but the pc is purely for gaming, maybe a little movie watching.
the games i plan on playing are: Starcraft 2, Crysis, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dawn of war 2, CoD4, just cause 2 and maybe GTA IV.... yeah, i play alot of games. and playing at max/very high is important, but without AA, AF and shadows.



thanks for relpying. :) [/quotemsg]
m
0
l
Related resources
December 19, 2010 1:45:32 AM

+1 on techmo34's reply.
m
0
l
December 19, 2010 6:40:08 PM

Other than the incompatibility spotted i would like to stress: hell no to TT TR2 platform
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-TR2-...
Quote:
Conclusions

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 W is, according to our methodology, a flawed product that must be avoided at all costs. It can’t deliver its labeled wattage at high temperatures, but this is not the worst of it: ripple and noise level are way above the maximum allowed when you pull 80% or more from the unit’s labeled capacity (i.e., 600 W and above), overloading your components (especially electrolytic capacitors from the motherboard and video cards), which can cause your PC to present an erratic behavior (crashes and random resets) and, under extreme conditions, damage components.

$199AR HD 6870?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
December 29, 2010 1:32:00 AM

Best answer selected by Kjartan the dane.
m
0
l
!