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November 23, 2011 1:25:22 PM

Hi guys,

Thinking of building myself a desktop as my laptop no longer run modern games at top specs.
Here is a list of components I am thinking of using.
Was wondering if you guys could help me figure out if they are all compatible and if they are the best components for the price!

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Six-core Processor - 3.20 GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte SKT-AM3 870A-UD3
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
Graphics: Asus 1GB Radeon HD 5670PCI-E 2
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
DVD Drive: Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Plus

Cheers.

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November 23, 2011 10:37:33 PM

They are compatible, but not the best components for the price. We need to know your budget, so we can help you better.
November 23, 2011 10:47:51 PM

For gaming, pretty bad choice of parts. You need less CPU and more GPU. Take a look at the builds in my sig.
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November 23, 2011 10:49:10 PM

Lol "check out my sig"...at least link the site.
November 23, 2011 10:52:16 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
Lol "check out my sig"...at least link the site.

lol. my blog. too lazy to copypasta everytime i post something.
November 23, 2011 11:21:26 PM

Can anyone back up Zero? How does the $800 rig look in his sig? Will that run MW3 / Skyrim on top specs? I'm UK so I have a budget of £600
November 23, 2011 11:25:33 PM

Yeah a 6950 can easily play those games.
November 24, 2011 8:09:54 AM

What's the difference between the GPU I suggested and the 6950?

Why would I want an SSD?
November 24, 2011 12:11:13 PM

twycherley said:
What's the difference between the GPU I suggested and the 6950?

Why would I want an SSD?

The one you suggested is so crappy it's not even on anandtech's bench...so i went with the closest one to the one you selected (but yours is about 5x worse)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/296?vs=331
November 24, 2011 6:07:57 PM

Quote:
+1 r0aringkitten

the 6950 will monster the one your thinking of getting, go the 6950.

Q: Why would I want an SSD?
A: Hard drives are the biggest bottle neck you will ever experience. By Adding an SSD you'll:
1. barely wait for your PC to start-up,
2. it will feel like programs load instantly,
3. opening and saving files will be near instant (you'll wonder if anything happened)
4. & load screens in games will be a thing of the past (first in the field in FPS) (in and out of instances in MMO's in a snap).
5. No ticking/whining sounds form the hard drive (but you'll probably have a hdd for media data though)
6. & you'll make a minor power savings.
7. In essence, you'll no longer wait for your PC to do stuff, it will feel snappy.


You'll be comsuming more energy by having a HDD AND a SSD...but I wouldn't recommend a SSD for any build under $1000, since I can easily find a place to upgrade to better parts
November 25, 2011 5:07:59 PM

Getting an SSD is a great idea if you want a super quick booting and loading computer but I really don't care about how long it take to boot up, how long games take to load, how quiet it is and how much power it uses. That's all minor compared to my budget and getting an SSD would mean compromising other components which I don't want to do. Thanks for all the help guys. I'm a complete newbie to all this stuff so thanks for explaining everything nice and clear! Thanks again!
November 26, 2011 4:53:35 AM

twycherley said:
Getting an SSD is a great idea if you want a super quick booting and loading computer but I really don't care about how long it take to boot up, how long games take to load, how quiet it is and how much power it uses. That's all minor compared to my budget and getting an SSD would mean compromising other components which I don't want to do. Thanks for all the help guys. I'm a complete newbie to all this stuff so thanks for explaining everything nice and clear! Thanks again!

there comes a point when spending an additional graphics or CPU will give you around 1% performance increase. this is when you should look into getting an SSD.
November 26, 2011 10:17:25 AM

Zero_ said:
there comes a point when spending an additional graphics or CPU will give you around 1% performance increase. this is when you should look into getting an SSD.


Yeah, and I am not an expert but the at the level of components I will have that won't happen.
November 26, 2011 1:01:58 PM

im not really good at this stuff of building pcs, but i have been reading, alot, and if it is for gaming only, I have seen that you get almost the same Performance with an I3 that with Phenom x6 1090, and gaming is all about Cpu+GPU. Before choosing your Gpu, you have to See what Monitor Resolution you are playing, my brother plays at 1600 and somthing and he gets good Fps in all the games maxed with a 5770. Unless you are gonna play crysis and metro 2033. my Cousin got an apple with an 6670 gpu and its really good, can play all the games at the same Rez 1600x1200 maxed or medium, he is always playing BF3 and Rage with Medium settings with 49 and 55 fps.


So, i give you this links , read them before making a bad purchase as i did, and had to buy something else 1 year later.

For the Cpu
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overcloc...
For the GPU
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca...

Read them, Find your "sweet spot" thats what all of them call them, when u get the right cpu paired with the right gpu. lol
November 26, 2011 6:35:40 PM

So after much thought this is my new build:

CPU: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-i5-2500K-Quad...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-Z68P-DS3-rev-1-0-Mo...

RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MH...

Graphics: VTX3D 2GB Radeon HD 6950 PCI-E 2.1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Radeon-6950-PCI--Graphics...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-...

DVD Drive: Asus DVD±RW 24X DRW-24B3ST
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-DVD%C2%B1RW-DRW-24B3ST-Pac...

PSU: OCZ 600W ModXStream
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-600W-ModXStream-Power-Suppl...

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Plus
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-HAF-Plus--SATA/dp...

What do you think?
November 27, 2011 3:33:08 PM

Does the Hyper 212 replace the stock heat sink/fan?
November 27, 2011 4:29:37 PM

Yes, the Hyper 212 is a better heat sink and fan for the CPU and allows for more overclocking
!