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September 13, 2011 5:30:29 AM

Okay so I only need about $100 more dollars until I can order my computer parts off of newegg and I was wondering if they were all compatible. So here is the parts list.



COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

XFX HD-695X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard



RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply



Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Would this be fine for gaming I mainly want to play Battlefield 3 and Skyrim when they come out later on

Thanks :D 

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
September 13, 2011 5:36:22 AM

you can do better for the same money

An X4 Phenom 955 is a better gaming cpu , since games cant use 6 cores

The raidmax psu is lower quality

and the Biostar motherboard with the 770 series chipset might be cheap but it is obsolete and cant run the next generation processors that you might want to upgrade to someday .

What is your budget , and what is the resolution of your monitor?
September 13, 2011 5:42:41 AM

Outlander_04 said:
you can do better for the same money

An X4 Phenom 955 is a better gaming cpu , since games cant use 6 cores

The raidmax psu is lower quality

and the Biostar motherboard with the 770 series chipset might be cheap but it is obsolete and cant run the next generation processors that you might want to upgrade to someday .

What is your budget , and what is the resolution of your monitor?


My budget is $600ish Anything at most $700 but I don't really wanna spend that much. as for the resolution I don't really know because I was just going to go to best buy when I built the computer and buy one that seemed decent.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
September 13, 2011 5:47:47 AM

silicagel said:
My budget is $600ish Anything at most $700 but I don't really wanna spend that much. as for the resolution I don't really know because I was just going to go to best buy when I built the computer and buy one that seemed decent.


The place to start when planning a gaming computer is the monitor .

You need more graphics power to handle higher resolutions , while a smaller screen would probably melt if you connected a 6950 to it [ not really , but you get the idea ]
Work out what your screen is , and what resolution it runs at first
September 13, 2011 6:17:38 AM

I kinda agree with some of what outlander says, however. If you do choose to stay with AMD pick a processor that is higher than 3.0GHz
Also if price is a problem then stick with four processors and raise clock speed. Believe me it does make a difference. The only games that are really starting to see the greatness of more than Dual Core processors are the ones programmed specially to do it. That means almost none. Now if someone just told me that I'd be thinking "well gee... what about future games..." Yeah I'm sure all the guys who bought x4 processors 10 years ago were thinking that and still are too.

for a processor I suggest: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - its 119.00 on newegg.

Also one thing you also might want to think of is computer memory. Its getting very very cheap now. You might want to take a second look at chips and see how much you can drop into your machine for a low price.
September 13, 2011 1:51:20 PM

Geef said:
I kinda agree with some of what outlander says, however. If you do choose to stay with AMD pick a processor that is higher than 3.0GHz
Also if price is a problem then stick with four processors and raise clock speed. Believe me it does make a difference. The only games that are really starting to see the greatness of more than Dual Core processors are the ones programmed specially to do it. That means almost none. Now if someone just told me that I'd be thinking "well gee... what about future games..." Yeah I'm sure all the guys who bought x4 processors 10 years ago were thinking that and still are too.

for a processor I suggest: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - its 119.00 on newegg.

Also one thing you also might want to think of is computer memory. Its getting very very cheap now. You might want to take a second look at chips and see how much you can drop into your machine for a low price.


Would a 965 or something above 955 be better for the money or is the 955 black edition fine for gaming?
September 13, 2011 2:14:26 PM

Outlander_04 said:
you can do better for the same money

An X4 Phenom 955 is a better gaming cpu , since games cant use 6 cores

The raidmax psu is lower quality

and the Biostar motherboard with the 770 series chipset might be cheap but it is obsolete and cant run the next generation processors that you might want to upgrade to someday .

What is your budget , and what is the resolution of your monitor?

Also I have been found the monitor I will probably be getting this monitor http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+21.5%22+Flat-Panel+L...
September 13, 2011 2:45:10 PM

Keep your graphics card selection. Overclockable dual core should be just fine and keep cost down for future Bulldozer upgrade if needed. CD-DVD burner and you are all set.

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $58.45
Item #: N82E16811129042

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.95
Item #: N82E16822152185

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $109.99
Item #: N82E16813157262

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $69.99 - $20.00 rebate
Item #: N82E16817371044

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $39.95
Item #: N82E16820231314

AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ560WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103887 $91.99

Grand Total: $430.02



a c 136 B Homebuilt system
September 13, 2011 9:22:10 PM

silicagel said:
Also I have been found the monitor I will probably be getting this monitor http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+21.5%22+Flat-Panel+L...


Looks like a good monitor and its 1080p so a 6870 or 6950 will give you a good or great gaming experience

Gaming computers wont use 8 gig of RAM so no matter how cheap it is its not worth it . Especially if that means having to buy a dual core processor .

MSI 970A-G45 AM3+ AMD 970 motherboard + Phenom 955 combo $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB $210 [ after rebate ]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

any dvd drive $20

Total after rebates is $633
But the deals change all the time so some wont be there next week .

Includes the latest AM3+ motherboard . Not quite as many features as the Asrock mentioned above , but the combo saving makes it great value
The power supply is a very high quality unit that will give good clean power
The hard drive is a high performance drive.

If you had extra in the budget you could add an aftermarket cpu cooler , which would let you overclock the 955 but this is not critical to getting good performance

You could also spend the $10 extra and install 8 gig of RAM , but Id only do that if you were editing video or running photoshop . Just make sure the RAM is 1.5 volt or it may not work in that motherboard
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