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January 25, 2011 4:33:35 AM

Processor- AMD Phenom II X4 955

M/Board- Asus M4A 88T-M

RAM- Corsair 2x2Gb 1600 Mhz

GPU- Asus Radeon 6850

PSU- Seasonic 520W

Cabinet- NZXT Gamma / CM Elite 430

Fans- Cooler Master LED fans

Monitor- LG 2200


Could you verify this build and tell me if i can go forward with this ?

I have the rest of the components like keyboard,mouse,ups,speakers.

Thanks,
Suman Sukumar.

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January 25, 2011 5:02:12 AM

for the motherboard id use the asrock 870 extreme 3. most people on toms hardware told me to buy this motherboard. and its better than the asus m4a 88t-m in gaming. the asrock 870 extreme 3 supports crossfire so it wins on the asus motherboard. and the asrock motherboard is cheap too. check this out for your self!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-157-198^13-157-198-TS%2C13-131-657^13-131-657-TS

as for the power supply, check the wattage needed to power up your gaming rig using this.
http://www.antec.outervision.com/

what is the resolution you are going to game at? i havent heard about the lg 2200 monitor before! is it a crt monitor? anyways for maximum gaming experience try to buy a 17' lcd monitor. this is optional. the 6850 can max out any game at higher resolutions. for lower resolutions you wont see much of a change in fps.

and as for the ram i would go with the g skill ripjaws series 4gb. the corsair ram you chose has some nasty reviews. the g skill ram is in the same price range but it gives more out in gaming. the corsair ram you chose works well in intel builds it seems!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the processor is good for gaming. good choice. and thats about it! see you around!
January 25, 2011 5:17:16 AM

It's decent...but I'd get an ATX board instead of mATX (micro ATX)--it gives you more upgrade paths. I also am not that excited about the Radeon 6850. I'd save my money and get a 5850, which performs better, for $169 after rebate.
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January 25, 2011 5:24:32 AM

I'd get a 22" monitor (which I'm guessing the LG 2200 is) and a 650W PSU for future crossfire.
January 25, 2011 6:39:51 AM

yeah i read on an article that the 5850 is faster than the 6850. save the money.... invest it on a good psu. do not buy a cheap branded one because if you do you are going to suffer alot in gaming.

asrock 870 extreme 3 is an ATX board. so i think you'll grab it.

if you have more questions dont hesitate to ask. peace!!
January 25, 2011 10:42:19 AM

Across a wide variety of games the 6850 is 21% faster and the 5850 is 28% ... the HD 5850 is pretty sweet card. But unless your'e a hard core game the performance difference isn't that much. I would get the cheaper of the 2 cards.

You can check it out for yourself
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gainward/GeForce_GTX...

Also are you planning on OC your system? If so I highly recommend upgrading to the x4 965 BE 3.4GHz. And I would go with Brivoaz's recommendation on the Mthbd and Memory.
January 26, 2011 2:24:14 AM

Well, a slight hiccup here. I live in India. Sadly the 'Asrock 870 Extreme 3' is unavailable. It works out cheaper for sure. I could ship it in but due the duty fees it'll end up costing more than the 'Asus M4a88t-M'. So, is it fine if i go forward with the 'Asus M4A 88T-M'? Or do you have a few more suggestions ?

As for the power supply i'm going with a 650w PSU.

I want to game at 1920x1080/1200. LG 2200 is a full HD LED monitor. Pretty sweet. Since i'm not a hardcore gamer a PC within 1000-1100$ will do. Not looking to exceed.

And as for the RAM, i'm facing the same problem as motherboard. 'Availability'. Besides, the resale value for Gscale Ripjaws is low out here.

So, is there anything else you could suggest me that stacks well with AMD ?

Thanks,
Suman Sukumar.
January 26, 2011 2:29:31 AM

The 6850 is cheaper than the 5850 :|.
January 26, 2011 8:12:13 AM

Suman Sukumar said:
Well, a slight hiccup here. I live in India. Sadly the 'Asrock 870 Extreme 3' is unavailable. It works out cheaper for sure. I could ship it in but due the duty fees it'll end up costing more than the 'Asus M4a88t-M'. So, is it fine if i go forward with the 'Asus M4A 88T-M'? Or do you have a few more suggestions ?

As for the power supply i'm going with a 650w PSU.

I want to game at 1920x1080/1200. LG 2200 is a full HD LED monitor. Pretty sweet. Since i'm not a hardcore gamer a PC within 1000-1100$ will do. Not looking to exceed.

And as for the RAM, i'm facing the same problem as motherboard. 'Availability'. Besides, the resale value for Gscale Ripjaws is low out here.

So, is there anything else you could suggest me that stacks well with AMD ?

Thanks,
Suman Sukumar.



I would go with the Asus M4A 88T-V EVo and try this memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It works with AMD.
January 26, 2011 8:59:41 AM

briovaz said:
there are some awful reviews on that ram saying that it wont work well on amd!


I am aware of the reviews. It works for me on my ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 + x6 1055T processor. As well as my buddies system with ASUS Crosshair IV and the x6 1090T processor. Don't know maybe we are lucky. *shrugs*
January 26, 2011 11:22:35 AM

then IT WOULD BE FINE! you have used it... so you know its capabilities! okay then see you around!
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