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Prebuilt Overclocked AMD 6 Core, worth it?

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January 10, 2011 12:36:35 PM

I'm looking for a new gaming PC, and I came across this. Looks good to me, but if I knew what I was doing I wouldn't be asking. Anyone have any experience with this pc, or any thoughts? I've never had an overclocked PC, and for some reason that worries me a bit. I play a lot of WOW and will be playing Diablo 3. Clearly I'll need a video card as well, but I need a new pc first.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Asus M4A89GTD PRO AMD 890GX CrossFire Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz Processor Overclocked to 4.0GHz
8GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory (4 x 2048MB)
Cooler Master HAF 922 Chassis
Ultra 750-Watt Power Supply
CoolIT ECO A.L.C Liquid Cooling System

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January 10, 2011 12:43:41 PM

For Wow and similar games, this may be overkill. That PSU is also suspect. Try to price a similar build with an X4 955 from Newegg. You may be surprised...
January 10, 2011 12:51:10 PM

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January 10, 2011 2:23:52 PM

I'm ok with overkill as I'd like to have the pc for a while, but I clearly don't want to go too overboard. The last thing that I want is a sketchy PSU. I don't mind piecing together a system if that is the best deal, but I'd like to get a kit/barebone so i dont have to even think about compatability. What do you think about this:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
GIGABYTE AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800)
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I'm easily distracted by new shiny trinkets and therefore feel like I should get a 6 core processor, is there any reason that I would need one (i've read a lot of articles, including ones on this site and can't seem to find any real reason to get one).

Comporable 6 core:

This is similar to the original one i posted, does this one seem better?

After doing some more research and considering your input I kind of feel like the X4 965 that i listed above is the way to go, any thoughts on that system? If I go with that one do you think it would be worth while to upgrade to more RAM, and do you suggest any additional cooling?

Thanks again for you input, I really appreciate it.
January 11, 2011 10:13:21 AM

Strange they don't mention a gpu at all....

OC'd processor, with kindergarden graphics?
January 11, 2011 10:26:36 AM

Your second build is better. A 6 core machine will offer nothing in the way of gaming, and anymore than 4gb RAM is a waste for gaming.
The GTX 460 is a good card, though not hugely powerful for 1920 x 1080, if they allow you to customise slightly I would probably want to pay more for a better card, perhaps a 6870?

Not that the GTX460 is not good enough, it can handle many games and OCs well, and if you are planning on upgrading the card in a couple years it will likely do fine for you, but if you are wanting to keep the build as is for a long while, then a more powerful cardmay be good
January 11, 2011 10:53:54 AM

yeah, i'd have to buy a card for either of the 6 core setups listed, i think its just an attempt to make the 6 core build more affordable.

thanks for your input. i think i will go with the x4 build. thanks for the input on the card. i'll probably stick with that one for now and plan on an upgrade in the future.