Closed Solved

Is this an alright setup?

Hey there. I'm new here, and im building my first computer. I would love to hear peoples' opinions on my setup, and make sure everything looks compatible! I am currently running windows 7 on a late 2008 macbook pro, so this should be a fairly noticeable step up. I'm looking at using the new pc for gaming. Also, how nicely would games like Skyrim run on a 1920x1080 res with this setup?

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL121311&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL121311-_-EMC-121311-Index-_-ComputerCases-_-11147144-L015A
HDD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299#top
POWER SUPPLY- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035
GRAPHICS CARD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387
CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894
MOTHERBOARD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138303
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

(Wasn't sure of the subsection for this topic)
TIA :)
-Dane
9 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about alright setup
  1. For skyrim, I would get a hd6950 for that resolution. I believe that it needs something like that for 1080p. A GTX 560 Ti would also work. I would get a PSU like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 As Raidmax is not a great PSU maker, and if your PSU goes out, it can take your whole system. And I believe SATA III can control a SATA II drive, but just to be safe, go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
  2. I'd stay away from the Raidmax PSUs. Generally with PSUs you want to stick with Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or anything made by Seasonic.
  3. Best answer
    I agree with the above suggestions regarding the gpu and psu.
    Recently two threads featured the poor performance of that particular psu.
    One blew up and the other had issues supplying power to gpu.
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63468&vpn=ST500DM002&manufacture=Seagate
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=33041&vpn=OCZ600MXSP&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1314
    Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXV2 500W
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60329&vpn=CMPSU%2D500CXV2&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1314
    Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=56787&vpn=HCG%2D520&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1314
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
  4. The HD6770 does OK at 1080p. I manage 40ish FPS on Skyrim Ultra with 2x AA.

    I'd suggest taking a look at the $600 build in my sig. Should be around the same budget.
  5. HostileDonut said:
    For skyrim, I would get a hd6950 for that resolution. I believe that it needs something like that for 1080p. A GTX 560 Ti would also work. I would get a PSU like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 As Raidmax is not a great PSU maker, and if your PSU goes out, it can take your whole system. And I believe SATA III can control a SATA II drive, but just to be safe, go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    Alright, thanks a ton everybody, but just a few more general questions. How can i tell if a PSU is compatible with my other parts? Also, the Seagate hard drive you linked has too many DOA reviews for me to comfortably buy it... :s I already ordered the case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144) and my CPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894), btw.
    Thanks a ton!
    Edit: Also, the 6950 is out of my price range. Thanks anyways!
  6. As long as you buy an ATX12v you'll be fine.
    I would buy one with a minimum of 2 PCIE 6/6+2/pin gpu connects.
    Stay away from Coolermaster(GX and lower models),Thermaltake(TR2),Coolmax,Raidmax.
    Stick with Antec,Corsair,XFX,OZC,and Seasonic.
  7. davcon said:
    As long as you buy an ATX12v you'll be fine.
    I would buy one with a minimum of 2 PCIE 6/6+2/pin gpu connects.
    Stay away from Coolermaster(GX and lower models),Thermaltake(TR2),Coolmax,Raidmax.
    Stick with Antec,Corsair,XFX,OZC,and Seasonic.

    After reading your responses, ill be switching the SATA II HDD for a SATA III HDD, and ill be swapping the Raidmax psu for a Corsair psu. Thanks for the help everyone!
    Edit: Actually, one last question. Since the Seagate HDD has a lot of DOA reviews (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767), should i get the WD HDD instead? (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769)
  8. danedude1 said:
    After reading your responses, ill be switching the SATA II HDD for a SATA III HDD, and ill be swapping the Raidmax psu for a Corsair psu. Thanks for the help everyone!

    No problem! I hope it all works great! :)
  9. Best answer selected by danedude1.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Product