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Check on gaming-pc

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January 20, 2011 2:57:41 PM


recently I've had alot of troubles with my pc so I want to build a new one, while using some parts of my old rig.

I spent the whole day reading reviews and benchmarks etc, and this is what I came up with. Can you tell me your thoughts about it?

CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (Sock. AM3, 4x3.4GHz, 6MB Cache, 2600MHz FSB)
GPU : Sapphire HD5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 725MHz
MOBO : Asrock 870 Extreme3 (AM3, 870, ATX, 4x DDR3, 2x PCI, 4x PCI-e)
RAM : Kingston HyperX KHX1333C7D3K2/2GX (DDR3-1333, CL: 7)

I want to use the following parts with it:

PSU : Zalman ZM500-HP, 500W (ATX12V 2.2)
HDD : Samsung 500Gb SATA II 7200RPM 16MB (HD501LJ)
DVDplayer: Samsung SHS203D/BEBE 20x (Dual Layer, SATA, Zwart) OEM
Case : Cooler Master Centurion 5 (ATX, no PSU, Black) CAC-T05-KK-GP
Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster T220 (22”, 16:10, 1680x1050)


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January 20, 2011 4:32:50 PM

Are you sure the PSU and HDD are not faulty? Might be the cause of some of your problems... Especially I'd be wary of the PSU, suppose it gives some nice power spikes to the rest of the hardware? :sarcastic:  You could check the SMART data from the HDD to see if it causes any of the problems.

The RAM is wrong, it's a kit of 2GB total:

You probably want 4 GB with a gaming PC, especially if you have a version of Vista or Win7 that supports that much.
January 20, 2011 7:22:52 PM

I agree that 2GB is not much for a gaming system, I forgot to multiply it by 2.

What's wrong with the PSU? The problems I got was the fault of a broken GPU, but the problem I now have is that everything freezes so I can't do a thing. Sometimes it even freezes before i get to see the Gigabytescreen (it's a Gigabyte mobo).
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January 21, 2011 11:37:45 AM

I'm also adding a HDD, what do you think of the Samsung SpinPoint F3 (HD103SJ)?

And what kind of PSU would you recommend for this system?
January 22, 2011 11:53:38 AM

An answer would be nice?
January 22, 2011 5:27:52 PM

Ok, but what's wrong with the Zalman 500?