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October 11, 2011 10:44:17 PM

Building a gaming PC, going to order within the next week.. Hoping someone could check through my build and give any advice on parts I could do better on and what not. Main concern is the MOBO and PSU.. Thanks for the help.

CPU: Phenom II x6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: BIOSTAR TA890FXE AM3 AMD 890FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive: Asus 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Fan: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extra Fans: 3x COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Recommend one! Not sure what route to go here.

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October 11, 2011 10:51:22 PM

I would change just about everything :p  Have a look at this similar thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/323480-31-efficient-g...

Don't bother with AMD CPUs right now. Bulldozer will be released very shortly which may offer better performance than the 2500k.

CPU: i5 2500k

Mobo: MSI or ASrock Z68 for around $150

GPU: Nvidia GTX 560ti with dual fans

RAM: Corsair or Gskill 8gb 1600 mhz (Make sure it is 1.5 volts and not 1.65)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 for a cheaper budget
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October 11, 2011 10:53:43 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

Eh, there's a, few (several) things that definitely need to be changed.
-Don't get the AMD 6 core. They are crap for gaming. Wait for tomorrow's FX-4110
Mobo: Expensive, not AM3+, and it's Biostar. We can do better.
-GPU: Unless you play at a res higher than 1920x1080, you don't need the 2GB Vram. Check out a 560 Ti or 6950.
Ram is fine.
Case: little cheapy. A better case can be had for sure.
CPU cooler: Hyper 212+
PSU: a good, 750w PSU should do.

Well, let's get shopping!
!