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Is this a decent gaming rig and is it good for it's price?

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August 31, 2011 9:50:59 PM

Planning on building my own gaming PC (First time builder).
Here are the specs.

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6811119203

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6817339036

Operating System: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6832116986

MOBO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6813131657

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6819103849

Graphics Card: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicat [...] =A271-6872

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6820104262

All the rest like hard drive, monitor, mouse, keyboard, ETC i already have.

Is everything compatible with each other? Do you suggest something else? Should I change anything?

Thanks guys

BTW, I didn't really know what category this thread is meant to be in so forgive me for that D:.

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August 31, 2011 9:53:48 PM

How come all the links broke?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2011 9:57:07 PM

dunno. can help when they break to put the name of the product on the line above
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August 31, 2011 9:58:19 PM

Mobo: ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Power Supply: hec XPOWER780 600W(780W Peak) ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Power Supply

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon 6870.

Oh and Btw my budget is 700-800 Dollars
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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2011 10:03:05 PM

ok.

With Bulldozer shipping this week, and due for commercial release in 3 weeks, I'd avoid both the 880 and the 1090t. Go with a Phenom II X4 955, or even an Athlon II X4 640, depending on how soon you want to get bulldozer

get a 970 or 990 motherboard to be ready for bulldozer, or just wait for it in the first place.

don't get an hec power supply. Antec, Corsair, XFX, Xigmatek, SeaSonic, between 400 and 600W with 80+ Bronze cert is a better choice. 550-650 if you want crossfire.
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August 31, 2011 10:09:32 PM

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Is this a better choice for the Power Supply?
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August 31, 2011 10:10:21 PM

I agree with screwy......not the power supply you want. It's a key component, and going with a cheapo brand leads to trouble. Corsair, Antec, and Seasonic are good choices.
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August 31, 2011 10:13:10 PM

Yes, that Antec is a way better choice than the hec.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2011 10:13:14 PM

After I typed a nice reply while this was in the CPU section they moved it and it wouldnt post.

This is not a good build.
Dump the hec PSU. Get somethng good like corsair builders series.
Dump the 1090T. if you're willing to spend that much money and can't wait to see how BullDozer performs then get the i5-2500k which means dumping the motherboard you had picked out. You will need a p67 or Z68 to OC that i5.
On the ram, stick with 1.5V stuff. Mushkin has some cas7 stick for less but that blue kingston you picked out stuff comes in 1.5v flavor also.
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August 31, 2011 10:16:35 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ980FBGMBOX

I've decided im going to buy this CPU.

And what is this BullDozer you guys are talking about ? ;0
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August 31, 2011 10:21:36 PM

bulldozer is the codename for the new AMD cpu's coming out.
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August 31, 2011 10:24:50 PM

It's not gonna be cheap is it?
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August 31, 2011 10:28:08 PM

Well anyways, I've calculated the total, and it totally fits my budget, I might even be able to get a better graphics card with that spare 50 bucks.

I'm soooo excited xD!!
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August 31, 2011 10:31:19 PM

Sounds good. Glad you found a setup you like on-budget. The only real problem was the power supply, and you fixed that, so grats on the new PC build :) 
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August 31, 2011 10:33:28 PM

Hm. It does go over my budget, but I "MIGHT" be able to...
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August 31, 2011 10:35:16 PM

Well, Thanks all! Btw, if you know a game called league of legends, Would I be able to run it at max settings (Not including Resolution) with it having a stable 40 FPS and up?

If you don't know League Of Legends, then never mind ;p
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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2011 11:11:27 PM

easily, the GPU matters more than CPU and a 6870 should crunch any MMO on the market.
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September 1, 2011 12:00:33 AM

all right thankssssssssssss
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September 1, 2011 2:46:17 AM

Wow just effing great, see I'm 15 and my dad PROMISED to buy me this rig, now like always, he, at the last second says no. you dont know how fking pissed i am. And i cant buy it myself, cause I dont have a job and dont get allowance. I only get like 10 bucks every 2 weeks or something -.-.

I just wanna effing shoot something.
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