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January 30, 2011 6:25:10 PM

I'm trying to build a cheap but powerful gaming pc so is this ok?


Here is my build,
Mobo: ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AMD 760G Socket AM3 DVI VGA Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/181968

Case: Coolermaster Elite 342 Micro-ATX Case

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/Micro+A...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.20GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) Processor - Retail

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Proc...

GPU: Asus HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 OC Graphics Card - (EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2)

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...

PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 2 600W Power Supply (do I need a 600W?)

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/S...

Disk drive: Samsung SH-S223C 22x Internal DVD±R/RW SATA Drive

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CD%2FDVD+Driv...±R%2FRW+SATA+Drive+-+Black+?productId=38547

RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10600C9 1333Mhz Dual Channel Kit - TW3X4G1333C9A

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3+D...

Is this all ok? Will it all fit? and is there any improvements I can make? Thanks :) 



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January 30, 2011 6:46:41 PM

Well to be quiet honest, i think your going a bit cheap on the case and motherboard. with the current motherboard you have chosen, you will not be able to add more ram as it only has 2 dimm slots, etc while the case only supports MATX motherboards, which your mobo is but spacing might be very limited.

Are you planning to overclock? You mentioned this will be a gaming pc so in reality you don't really have much need for the six core proccesor.
I would swap the CPU for
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition 125W 3.40GHz C3 (Socket AM3) Processor - Retail
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Proc...
and use the saved money to improve on the motherboard and case - get a ATX motherboard with 4 dimm(ram) slots with a mid tower/full tower case. I take it your not going to crossfire due to choice of PSU so it doesn't need to be Crossfire enabled.


January 30, 2011 6:58:07 PM

I may sound like an idiot but what is crossfire? And I'm not just going to play games on it, I use the Internet and watch alot of films and I use some big programs.
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January 30, 2011 7:21:48 PM

Crossfire is using 2 of the same AMD graphic cards together in a single build for more perforamce, "SLI" is the same for Nvidia graphic cards.

And it does depend on if the programs you are going to use can use all six cores, you can generally check in the programs website, as if they don't then the 2 extra cores will not be maximised.

If you can bump your budget a bit more, you should go for a intel i5 2500 and a p67/h67 motherboard depending if you plan to overclock, as they are new technology and althouth quad core, beat the phenom 2 x6 at most benchmarks, gaming or program use.

If overclocking:

IntelCore i5-2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Box Processor
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596
AsrockAsrock P67 Extreme4 P67 Socket 1155 USB 3.0 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/252617

if your not going to overclock then you can get a locked i5 2500 and a h67 Motherboard to save a few more quid:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251597
IntelCore i5 2500 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Box Processor

AsusAsus P8H67-M PRO H67 Socket 1155 DVI HDMI Out USB 3.0 MATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/252615
January 30, 2011 7:36:08 PM

Thanks but I would rather stick with AMD mainly because they are cheaper and I've had a bad experience with intel. Bit is there a MATX mobo with more ram slots? Or if not is there an ATX mobo with more ram slots? and I forgot to ask I am planning to have built in wifi (over 350mbps) I can't find any that will fit. Thanks again :) 
January 31, 2011 1:27:58 AM

LEMONVirus99 said:
Thanks but I would rather stick with AMD mainly because they are cheaper and I've had a bad experience with intel. Bit is there a MATX mobo with more ram slots? Or if not is there an ATX mobo with more ram slots? and I forgot to ask I am planning to have built in wifi (over 350mbps) I can't find any that will fit. Thanks again :) 


on that webite ur cpu was €183 and the 2500k was i think 188. the 2500k compared to the 1090 is like a truck compared to an ant. i use $ so i dont know how much €5 is but it is worth it even if its $100. the 2500k oced will beat any amd oced. the sb is so good people are switcing from 980x to 2600k.
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