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Advice on New Gaming PC Build

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February 17, 2011 5:52:37 PM

I'm looking to build a new gaming computer. These are the components I'm looking at and am considering going SLI in the future. I would like some opinions on whether this would be a good build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid to late March
Budget Range: $900 - $1300
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe at a later date
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Components
Case: NZXT M59

Motherboard: MSI NF980-G65

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

Heat sink: COOLER MASTER V6 RR-V6SV-22PR-R1

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200RPM (system drive)
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM

DVD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B3LT SATA

Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W

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February 17, 2011 5:56:49 PM

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System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Designing strictly as per needs and unless you hit a 30" LCD and/or Eyefinity on the cards i would think a HD 6850 but better a HD 6870 with room to CF would be a better option on a USB/SATA 3.0 capable chipset. No render/encode/video edit means 955BE/4GB RAM is more than enuff ^^

$652AR



HD6K Barts: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...
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February 17, 2011 9:53:36 PM

So the stock heat sink will be good even if I overclock?
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February 18, 2011 12:43:51 AM

qam_jah said:
So the stock heat sink will be good even if I overclock?

If you would like to overclock, I would suggest an aftermarket heat sink. The question of "do I NEED to overclock" can only be answered by you. In your case I don't really see the point beyond being a fun activity/learning experience.
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February 18, 2011 1:33:25 AM

Qam,

Do you already have an OS? Monitor? I would also go with ati 5870+ if you are considering xfire later on as the board you picked will not support sli. i have a post on my new system a few above yours and i brought it in at 1176 with shipping. may be something there you like as i am OC'ing everything gpu/cpu/ and the ram which had great oc'ing reviews.
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February 18, 2011 2:33:38 AM

^assume that he only needs the parts he linked to
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a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 7:02:22 AM

qam_jah said:
So the stock heat sink will be good even if I overclock?



Depends on how high but for best results nab an after market and my suggestion is to use that gift coupon to finance a CM Hyper 212+ HSF :lol: 
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February 18, 2011 12:10:07 PM

Thanks for all the advice. It's very helpful.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 12:36:11 PM

Yep happy shopping and u are welcomed ^^
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