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Are all these parts compatible and good for gaming, and 3DS Max?

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July 26, 2011 7:06:14 PM

Hey guys, Im building a low budget PC for gaming and Maya, Im new to this so help would be appreciated. I want steady rates on Crysis 2, not maxed, and I want to be able to steadily work on Maya, 3DS Max, Zbrush, etc. Here are the parts:

Case:

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$49.99
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HDD:

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

$44.99
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Mobo:

BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

$49.99
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Graphics:

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16

$174.99
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PSU:

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3

$59.99
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RAM:

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

$43.99
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CPU:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3

$134.99

TOTAL:
558.93 (498.93 With Rebates)
Thanks! :kaola: 
July 26, 2011 9:40:42 PM

The Intel sandybridge processors are well ahead of AMD's current processors in multimedia applications.

If you can spend a little more then
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
H67 chipset mother board
2 x4 gig of RAM

If you do build with AMD then be sure to buy an AM3+ motherboard that can use their next generation processors that are being released in september .
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July 26, 2011 9:56:48 PM

If you're still going to stick with AMD processors, go for the 955. You can easily overclock it to 3.4GHz stable with stock HSF and it's cheaper (I've heard the 955 being able to overclock better than the 965 as well.).

Also, what is your resolution? What is your budget? Where do you prefer your parts to be ordered from?

You may want to fill this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

Oops wrong link. Editted;
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