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May 26, 2011 2:13:57 AM

i am a noob at computer building ,planning on building a gaming computer and i wanted an opinion on this build:

HDD: HITACHI 1TB INTERAL
cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2ghz
MOTHERBOARD: msi AMd870
VIDEO CARD: EVGA GTX 460
psu: Raidmax 630w
CASE: rosewill cruiser
RAM: GSKILL 16 GB ddr3 1066
dvd: lg black burner

if there something wrong with this build feel free to leave a comment or what component i should change
and my max spending is $750

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May 26, 2011 5:32:34 AM

For gaming? What is the resolution of your monitor?
May 26, 2011 6:33:41 AM

psu: Raidmax 630w i wondering about this PSU if used for VIDEO CARD EVGA GTX 460... [:lectrocrew:5]
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May 26, 2011 8:38:29 AM

Unless you're video-editing, you don't need 16GB of RAM. If it's for gaming, you could comfortably settle for 2x2GB RAM...something like Corsair Vengeance, Corsais XMS3 or G.Skill Ripjaws.
May 26, 2011 1:12:13 PM

And get DDR3 1333 or 1600. I would move down to 4GBs (or 8GBs if you must), and spend the money saved on a real PSU. Avoid Athena power, Diablotek, Raidmax, etc and get a real PSU. Antec, Corsair, Enermax, Seasonic, or XFX all sell good PSUs. Last, make sure you get a real GTX460 and not the SE model.
May 26, 2011 6:29:29 PM

4745454b said:
And get DDR3 1333 or 1600. I would move down to 4GBs (or 8GBs if you must), and spend the money saved on a real PSU. Avoid Athena power, Diablotek, Raidmax, etc and get a real PSU. Antec, Corsair, Enermax, Seasonic, or XFX all sell good PSUs. Last, make sure you get a real GTX460 and not the SE model.

kinda low on money
May 26, 2011 6:30:07 PM

diellur said:
Unless you're video-editing, you don't need 16GB of RAM. If it's for gaming, you could comfortably settle for 2x2GB RAM...something like Corsair Vengeance, Corsais XMS3 or G.Skill Ripjaws.

getting 16gb for the heck of it =P
but makes sense
May 26, 2011 6:32:17 PM

mosox said:
For gaming? What is the resolution of your monitor?

1280 x 768
May 26, 2011 6:51:48 PM
May 26, 2011 8:18:49 PM

lookerup said:
shoud i get about 500w for psu?

Any of the units i listed should be ok.
The CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W that's on special today is a wicked price = no brainer
The XFX 450 would also be more then enough = excellent units
I just bought another OZC ModX 600W yesterday to upgrade one of my builds.
OZC ModX are really great cuz the price is right for decent units that have less cables.
I bought my first OZC ModX over 14 months ago and no complaints.
For $60 and a $25 dollar rebate it's hard to fault for a reliable,well reviewed unt.
All the ModX's really deliver price and performance wise.
May 26, 2011 8:21:38 PM

davcon said:
Any of the units i listed should be ok.
The CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W that's on special today is a wicked price = no brainer
The XFX 450 would also be more then enough = excellent units
I just bought another OZC ModX 600W yesterday to upgrade one of my builds.
OZC ModX are really great cuz the price is right for decent units that have less cables.
I bought my first OZC ModX over 14 months ago and no complaints.

i mite use the corsair one
May 26, 2011 8:25:06 PM

lookerup said:
i mite use the corsair one

I linked it earlier so yeah it would be fine.
I'd buy the 600W for it's price at the moment = obviously you ain't gonna
May 26, 2011 9:05:54 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
May 26, 2011 11:45:54 PM

davcon said:
I linked it earlier so yeah it would be fine.
I'd buy the 600W for it's price at the moment = obviously you ain't gonna

well thx for the advice
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