~$800 Gaming PC Help

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


GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870 2gb

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB)

HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM

Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

DVD Drive: Asus 24x DVD Burner

CPU Fan: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm

Extra Fans: 3x COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED

PSU: Recommend one! Not sure what route to go here.
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  1. I would change just about everything :P Have a look at this similar thread:


    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
  2. Get this mb so you can get bulldozer later down track
    and save a bit of money on cpu, seeing it is just for gaming, no game uses 6 cpu cores to render. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&Tpk=x4%20955
    And PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 and i think it should be able to xfire 6870's later on.
  3. 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!
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