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I am building my first computer today will need advice ad help.

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September 3, 2011 1:04:17 PM

Hey I am trying to build a decent gaming rig for about 600$ this is my set up so far

AMD phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz socket am3 125W six core desktop processor= 149.99$

Patriot Gamer 2 series 8 GB(2 x 4GB) 240 pin DDR3 1600=57.99$

Msi R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 1GB 128-bit GDDr5 PCI Express @.1 x16 hdcp=149.99$

Asrock M3a770de AM3 AMD 770 AMD motherboard= 59.99$

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD 103sj 1TB 7200 rpm sata 3.0GB/s 3.5 internal hard drive =59.99

Line-on DvD burner Build Black SATA Model 18.99

Ximgatek Utgard Original black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower computer Case 49.99

Comes out to 590 grand total will this setup work and what kinda gaming performace could I expect?
a b B Homebuilt system
September 3, 2011 1:09:30 PM

Gaming would be better with a faster quad core, than a slower hexacore.

HD5770 is a decent low end video card good for most games at 1680x1050.

If your going the AMD route, I would suggest getting a AM3+ motherboard so you can upgrade to the new AMD cpu's. With that board you will never be able to upgrade the cpu.
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September 3, 2011 1:12:52 PM

Yeah about the hexcore i have a freind who has a stable overclock of that core going 3.6GHz thats as fast as most quad cores at this price range.

and could u suggest a mother board that keeps the total around 600?
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September 3, 2011 1:25:53 PM

its not too far off of what i have sitting behind me. on games that are 2 years old you will playable frame rates at max settings,at 1920x1080 if you dont max out shadows. newer games you will need to go more twards mid settings.
if your in the US i must say a few things about the parts.
the prices on a bit of it seems a bit high. the Ram, and gpu. maybe the mobo (im not gonna look it up though. )
now considering that you live anywhere i must say
- if you go to the 955 Black for the processor the gaming performance will stay the same. and you get overclockability so it can even go up a good bit.
-the ram is ok but im not a fan of patriot. id say get the cheapest 8GB ddr3 1333 you can. cuz ram speed will only get you a few more % performance often only being a single frame per second more. its not worth the xtra money for the faster stuff.
-a 5770 should be costing you around $120 or less no matter where you live but more importantly its getting to be a dated card. you can get a 6850 for just $30-40 more and its a lot better at post processing. so you can keep your setting cranked up a good bit more. save the money on the cpu and get a better gpu.
-you should heavily consider getting a motherboard with an am3+ socket and a 900 series chipset. there are two on newegg.com for the same price as what you have listed.
this way you can plug in a bulldozer cpu when ever you want to upgrade. saves you money later. otherwise ive bought several 880g motherboards that cost $20 less than what have listed and they have better features.
-nice hard drive, i only buy western digital and samsung. everything else tends to die on me after a few months.
-cases rarely matter. just make sure its not a flimsy one. otherwise it might not hold up especially when you put on the backplate for the motherboard. ive dented a few in a bad way from the damn backplate.
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September 3, 2011 4:33:26 PM

ok so i went and changed my setup from ur advice

amd phenom II X4 955 black edition deneb 3.2GHz socket am3 =119.99

team elite 8gb (2x4Gb) 240 pinn ddr3 1333=40.99

XFX HD-685X-ZNFR Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256 bit=129.99

ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ AMD 760G=59.99

Rest is the same
how is that and what kinda performance am i going to expect from this setup?
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September 3, 2011 4:34:46 PM

btw cheap power supply suggestions?
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September 4, 2011 3:03:55 AM

Bump
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September 4, 2011 11:17:52 PM

Im sorry your correct I wasn't very clear with my post. yes im interested in overclocking both cpu and gpu. is their anything im forgetting here(other than os)? And are all the parts compatible?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 5, 2011 1:50:51 PM

Yes the parts are compatible. But I still recommend a X4 955 at $119. It's going to be way faster than a slow 1055T, use less power, create less heat, overclock much faster. 2 extra cores won't help you in gaming, but clock speed will.

You still need a power supply.

$150 for a 5770 is very high. I'm seeing 6770's on Newegg for $89 and $99 after rebate.

If you want to spend $150 on the video card, get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$129 after $20 rebate and $10 off using promo code EMCKAKH26. I think the sale ends today.
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September 5, 2011 4:30:18 PM

Thanks i think im going with the quad core.
What does the 955 clock to on average?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 6, 2011 3:00:21 PM

Most people run 4ghz.
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