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May 1, 2011 8:06:33 AM

I've been gaming on my core-i3 350M laptop with 128-mb dedicated video and just got into PC gaming last year. It runs MOH and FNV at about 9-23 FPS for MOH and 20-40 FPS for FNV LOL. And these are on minimum graphic settings. So I've decided to start building a gaming computer.


Budget Range: >$1500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/surfing internet/watching movies/everything else


Parts Not Required: Everything that does not fit in the computer case and Windows 7


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg


Country of Origin:
U.S.A


Parts Preferences:
AMD CPU/Nvidia GPU/Intel SSD/Corsair PSU


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire:
Maybe, if it's compatible


Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080


Additional Comments:
I might consider overclocking the CPU and GPU if I learn how to do it, since I'm new to building computers. Otherwise, I'm using the stock cooler for the CPU.


THE PARTS

Motherboard:ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (will release soon, right before the Bulldozers roll out)

GPU:EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hard Drive:Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Memory:Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX

Disc Drive:SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

PSU:CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Computer Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

Nvidia recently said that SLI will be compatible with AMD motherboards, so there will be no need for hacking!
http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/04/you-asked-for-it-you-go...

Since my motherboard is AM3+, will it be compatible with SLI, or will it not since it's an 890FX?

In addition, will my Intel SSD work with my AMD motherboard?

Will the 850w PSU be enough to power the computer, even if I were to overclock it or put it in SLI configuration?

I prefer the Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition to the upcoming Bulldozer lineup, probably because it's the last K10 architecture to be released by AMD :sol: 

I'm also planning to get Battlefield 3 and :lol:  MAX OUT the graphics.
May 1, 2011 8:54:59 AM

You will NOT be able to SLI with this motherboard, it supports crossfire only. Only 990 chipsets will be able to SLI. The INTEL SSD should work fine. The Corsair PSU should have no problem, even if you could SLI 570's.
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May 1, 2011 9:24:29 AM

1) That motherboard will not run SLI
2) Your SSD will work fine with that build
3) That 850w psu will do just fine for dual 570's in SLI

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/186?vs=288 <----- AMD Phenom II X4 970 BE vs Intel Core i5 2500K benchmarks

This build down below includes dual factory over clocked gtx 560's in SLI, that Intel SSD you have up there, after market cpu h/s (thermal paste included), a large sized Cooler Master mid tower that's new on the market, and of course a Intel Sandy Bridge 2500K.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WK3KKQ/ref=ox_sc_a... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-comp... $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms 750TX v2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $464.98 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99 - $229.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh... $29.51 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-Versio... $269.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel 120 GB 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive 510 Series SATA Version 3 at 6 GB per Second SSDSC2MH120A2K5

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHA... $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

Total: $1,499.41 *not including mail in rebates

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_gtx560_twin... <----- review/benchmarks of that MSI 560

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- That case on newegg + shipping

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=... <---- and on the cooler master site
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May 1, 2011 7:26:27 PM

i have the dokker case almost the same good case sturdy and it has a 3,5 2.5 hard drive docking bay Lots of room for an ATX mid case usb 3 too
i like the I5 build Why_Me picked better cpu for gaming untill bulldozer comes out
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Mid-Tower-Management-...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 1, 2011 7:58:09 PM

Ehh, fine without SLI. The CPU might bottleneck it anyway without overclock. I'll consider the i5 build with a GTX 560 ti, which will also enable SLI if I need it later on.
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May 1, 2011 7:58:49 PM

Best answer selected by rockycrrab.
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May 1, 2011 8:14:32 PM

A poster on another thread just posted this combo...looks like a bargain.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $229.98 FREE SHIPPING 25% off RAM w/ promo code EMCKFHB23, ends 5/4
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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