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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.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Highlights:
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
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...
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January 10, 2011 12:51:10 PM

Check this out. Great PSU, Great CPU:



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ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
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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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
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"
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA
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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

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.
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January 11, 2011 10:13:21 AM

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

OC'd processor, with kindergarden graphics?
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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
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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.

thanks
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