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Need advice on my new build

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June 28, 2011 3:53:55 PM

Hello, I will be getting my gaming build in about 3 weeks and i just wanted to see if everything is going to work together.

XFX ATI Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 -

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz -

Coolmaster HAF 922 -

Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L (Socket AM3+) -

Corsair 600W Builder Series -

4GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 (2x2) -

1TB Seagate Barracuda Sata III drive -

I have a few more questions;

1) Will this build be powerful enough to run games like; World of Warcraft, Empire total war and Counter Strike:source all on max/high settings?
2) Will everything fit in the case?
3) This mobo is almost out of stock and i will be buying my system in 3 weeks, if this goes out of stock are there any other motherboards with AM3+ support that i can get for arround the same price?

Thanks, Calvin.

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June 28, 2011 4:12:30 PM

ok well everything will fit in the case as long as it fits ATX and the coolermaster haf is a very popular ATX case so you wont have any problems there.

the video card you chose should more than handle WoW at high/near ultra settings on a full resolution like 1920x1080 at around -60 fps+

there are tons of AM3+ motherboards but my first concern is your power supply, i would go with a 500watt antec earthwatts its more efficient and known for better quality than the corsair that is not really made by corsair.

are you looking for a full ATX AM3+ or seeing as you only have one graphics card would micro ATX be a possibility?
June 28, 2011 4:15:05 PM

I will most likley only be using 1 gcard and i'll be playing at 1366x738
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June 28, 2011 4:28:55 PM

than you may want to look into a micro ATX motherboard, im not the best at USD conversions but i'll give you some brands/model no# to check out.



MSI 880GM-E35

they are all full atx. and if my conversions are right, none of them are over the price of the mobo you posted.
June 28, 2011 5:09:41 PM

alot of MSI AM3 motherboards are DOA they just lack the quality their intel Motherboards have, i would find a biostar or Asus if its possible,