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June 21, 2011 5:25:54 PM

I am making my first custom build mainly for gaming. I need help knowing if these parts would be compatible and if so good? I am very new to building computers, but i will have some people with experience so i wont mess up. If there are better parts for the same price or cheaper please let me know. I have about $700 maximum please keep in mind.
*ASRock 890GX EXTREME4 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
*AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX (i might get the 3.2ghz because it is cheaper and im pretty sure cpu isn't the most important for games)
* 2 VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 5670 1 GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card 900310
*Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK (i chose 1600 because i read its better but how much better is it than 1333?)
*Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
*LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
*ASUS PCE-N13 IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
*NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
*RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply (would this be enough? and if i oc will it still be enough?)

This just about maxes my budget for my computer but i could buy 1 4gb ram and 1 video card now, and then buy those two parts again when i have more money. but i really need a computer soon.
Please let me know if these parts will work together and if they are quality or just junk. If they wont work together please let me know what makes them not function together and how i could fix that. Thanks in advance!

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 21, 2011 6:02:56 PM

For gaming i'd either go with a Phenom II x4 or an Intel CPU, you don't need 6 cores. That GPU is also weak too compared to the rest of the system. I'd go for a Phenom II x4 955 or 965 with 4GB of RAM and a decent GPU such as GTX 560 with ~550W of power (decent brand)
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June 21, 2011 6:14:47 PM

alright so a quad core with 4gb or ram, but i will use a standard male to male hdmi cable so that card wont work, is there another one just as powerful? and will these parts work together
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 21, 2011 6:22:12 PM

Either wait for BD, drop down to a 955BE, or go Intel.
However, your current build, even without the CPU is pretty bad, CF 2 low-end cards, too much RAM for your budget, horrible PSU, etc.

Heres your option #1, with a drop-in BD support in the near future, and CF upgrade:
Phenom II X4 955 $113.99 (plus $15 Promo card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte 990X $157
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4GB DDR3 $38/29AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Nzxt M59 $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(alternate) HAF 912 $60/50AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
500GB WD Blue $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 500W $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sapphire 6850 $170/155AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(alternate) Zotac GTX460 $158/128AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $643/619AR shipped (plus $15 Promo card)


Option #2, Intel
Core i5 2500 $185
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte Z68 $133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(alternate) MSI P67 $133/123AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4GB DDR3 $38/29AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Nzxt M59 $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(alternate) HAF 912 $60/50AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
500GB WD Blue $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 500W $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sapphire 6850 $170/155AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(alternate) Zotac GTX460 $158/128AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $690/$666AR shipped

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June 21, 2011 6:46:35 PM

i would choose the first option, with the saphire 6850. could i be able to use this corsair ram? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233141&cm_re=4gb_ddr3_1600-_-20-233-141-_-Product
and i need wireless so what would be a good card? how does the mobo in the first option do crossfire, is it dual x8? and what does BD and CF mean

THANK YOU so much Timop for taking the time to put that together, i don't know to much about making computers so i am trying to learn.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 21, 2011 7:16:15 PM

Yes on the corsair RAM, but 1600 is at most 1-2fps over 1333 and tall heatsinks could be a problem for some coolers (if you ever plan to add one). $40 is cheap enough though so if you like Corsair RAM go for it.

I'm not so sure about wifi cards though, though most should be just fine. Personally I have a cheapo Rosewill does does its job fine. Heres a decent-looking one for $15, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

On the motherboards, it's X8/X8 scaling for CF (Crossfire), You do have a dual X16 options which are the 990FX boards, but for cards like the HD6850, the difference is pretty much none.

BD is Bulldozer, which is the future architecture of AMD. Its the new line on AMD CPUs that should offer much better performance and lower power draw.
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June 28, 2011 4:27:02 PM

Best answer selected by mattmonkey24.
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