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March 7, 2011 12:08:14 AM

I am building my first gaming rig and have been putting together the following comp. Any suggestions or ideas for alterations or better prices (or if I left out something important) would be very appreciated!

I plan on gaming at 1920x1080, so if this build is over/underkill then feel free to tell me!

Case-
Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Mid-Tower Computer Case - ATX, mATX
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU-
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Motherboard-
MSI 870A-G54
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

GPU-
MSI 912-V232-028 GeForce GTX 460 TwinFrozr
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

PSU-
Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM-
(2) Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard Drive-
Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Disc Drive-
Asus DRW-22B2S/BLK/B/AS 22x Internal CD/DVD Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

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March 7, 2011 12:38:07 AM

MannyPacquiao said:
I was about to get that same mob but people have warned me about crossfiring/sli on it because its only 16x/4x. But if you won't have an sli setup then that should suffice.

You might as well just get this, its a cheaper 4gb corsair ram and faster.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Thanks! I may SLI someday, I'll defiantly take that into consideration.
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March 7, 2011 12:48:11 AM

May I ask what games you'll be playing and what setting you most likely what to play at? From my experience a 460 768mb can play games on max on 1600x900, but struggles a 1900x1080 res. Also whats your budget, because I decided to go with a 6870 from a 460. If your budget won't allow you to get the 6870 a 6850 is going to be a lot better than a 460(768mb) and there is one for only $165 after rebate. Even if you decided to go with 460 1gb I'd still recommend the 6850 over it as you'll get a bit more frames. Anything under 1gb on 1900x1080 will be choppy from my experience.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The other one thats $160 has many issues from the reviews on newegg so don't walk, run from it.
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March 15, 2011 6:27:05 PM

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March 15, 2011 6:37:41 PM

And also go for a better brand PSU.
I suggest a Corsair, XFX, Seasonic or Antec.
PSUs are vital because if it pops, it takes all parts with it. And also cheaper brands give low efficiency so if u buy a 650W you will get like 550W in reality.
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March 16, 2011 12:15:13 AM

^ Yes the xfx 650watt psu is on sale on newegg. Take a look its modular and looks amazing :D 
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March 17, 2011 7:52:48 PM

Can do!
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