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.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
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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
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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).
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.
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