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Buying a gaming PC, check my specs please?

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December 22, 2011 9:53:53 PM

Hello, here are my specs:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad core 3.2GHz, AM3, HT 4000MHz, 4x 512 GB, etc.
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3 + AMD 760G, DDR3-1333 16GB, etc
Power Supply: Corsair 750W
DDR3-1333 Non-ECC DIMM Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB)
Video Card: GeForce GTX 560 925MHz, 1GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

First of all, is everything compatible?
Second, are these specs good enough to run games like Skyrim and Saints Row: The Third on high graphics with no lag?
I'm buying this for Christmas from AVADirect. The price comes to $1091.08, so I find it is a great deal for a (assumed) stable gaming PC. Should I revise my choices or is this a good PC that should last me for a while?

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December 22, 2011 10:14:05 PM

For $1000 I'm sure you can something way better like 2500k and 560Ti or HD 6950
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December 22, 2011 11:34:36 PM

Ahhh, crap..... Accidentally hit the feedback button as I was scrolling and as I pressed the X it went to another page... D: ....

Anyways, in a nutshell, this is what I wanted to say.

The 750w Corsair PSU is great. I own a Corsair PSU myself and I love it. 750w will allow for upgrades in the future.

Get an AMD video card. AMD has Vision technology which helps with graphics when you use an AMD CPU and an AMD video card. The equivalent of a gtx 560 would be a 6850 or 6870. I really recommend the 6870. Or even better yet, if you can, get the 6950 or 6970. Really great cards.

I'm iffy on MSI MoBo's. Although I've never had one I've heard things about them. I tend to stick with what I know, which are Asus and AsRock MoBo's. Asus motherboards are top-of-the-line motherboards. They really are great. The problem is that Asus also tends to charge much more for their MoBo's. AsRock is a spin-off of Asus. Pretty much the same thing with slightly less features and a smaller price. I own an AsRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has great features. Optional 8x/8x PCIe slot configuration (for CrossFire). USB 3.0. 6 gb/s connections. Also, it's got a Dr. Debug which is GREAT. If something is wrong with your system you check that which will have 2 numbrs on it. Then you check the manual and it'll show you what process it's stuck on or what process failed. Love it.

Lastly, I'm not sure why it's nearly $1100 in total, unless that's the price with the case, storage, and DVD drive included. If it is, then please include these specs. Also, do you mean Canadian or US dollars? One last last thing, I don't think there's such a thing as a 3.2 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 proccesor. It's not showing up for me on Newegg anyways. And I reccomend the 3.5 GHz version of it. It's what I have and I'm OCing at 4.0 GHz with the Cooler Master 212 Plus (another item I really recommend if you're goanna do any OCing- it's ~$20-30 and works great) and it's just barely reaching over 40 degrees Celsius on full load.

If you go with something like the AMD 6950 and an AMD Phenom II quad core overclocked to 4.0 GHz or higher then you are going to have yourself one killer gaming computer :) 
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December 22, 2011 11:36:40 PM

Change to an i5-2500K and get 1600 RAM
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December 23, 2011 1:06:17 AM

NeutralEnergy said:
Ahhh, crap..... Accidentally hit the feedback button as I was scrolling and as I pressed the X it went to another page... D: ....

Anyways, in a nutshell, this is what I wanted to say.

The 750w Corsair PSU is great. I own a Corsair PSU myself and I love it. 750w will allow for upgrades in the future.

Get an AMD video card. AMD has Vision technology which helps with graphics when you use an AMD CPU and an AMD video card. The equivalent of a gtx 560 would be a 6850 or 6870. I really recommend the 6870. Or even better yet, if you can, get the 6950 or 6970. Really great cards.

I'm iffy on MSI MoBo's. Although I've never had one I've heard things about them. I tend to stick with what I know, which are Asus and AsRock MoBo's. Asus motherboards are top-of-the-line motherboards. They really are great. The problem is that Asus also tends to charge much more for their MoBo's. AsRock is a spin-off of Asus. Pretty much the same thing with slightly less features and a smaller price. I own an AsRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has great features. Optional 8x/8x PCIe slot configuration (for CrossFire). USB 3.0. 6 gb/s connections. Also, it's got a Dr. Debug which is GREAT. If something is wrong with your system you check that which will have 2 numbrs on it. Then you check the manual and it'll show you what process it's stuck on or what process failed. Love it.

Lastly, I'm not sure why it's nearly $1100 in total, unless that's the price with the case, storage, and DVD drive included. If it is, then please include these specs. Also, do you mean Canadian or US dollars? One last last thing, I don't think there's such a thing as a 3.2 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 proccesor. It's not showing up for me on Newegg anyways. And I reccomend the 3.5 GHz version of it. It's what I have and I'm OCing at 4.0 GHz with the Cooler Master 212 Plus (another item I really recommend if you're goanna do any OCing- it's ~$20-30 and works great) and it's just barely reaching over 40 degrees Celsius on full load.

If you go with something like the AMD 6950 and an AMD Phenom II quad core overclocked to 4.0 GHz or higher then you are going to have yourself one killer gaming computer :) 


I probably should note that I am not building this computer, but rather buying it off of AVADirect. I selected the Asus mobo and the AMD 6870.

Anyway, here are all of my specs, updated and such.
COOLER MASTER Elite 335 Upgraded Black Mid Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Plastic
CORSAIR TX750 V2 Power Supply 750W, 80 PLUS® Bronze, 24-pin ATX12V v2.31 EPS12V 2.92, 4x 8/6-pin PCIe
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS, AM3+, AMD® 760G, DDR3-1866 (O.C.) 8GB /2, PCIe x16, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 10 /6, VGA, HDA, GbLAN, mATX, Retail
AMD Phenom™ II X4 970 Quad-Core 3.5GHz, AM3, HT 4000MHz, 4x 512KB L2 + 6MB L3 cache, 125W, 45nm, Black Edition, Retail
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 13 CPU Cooling Fan, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2, Aluminum/Copper, Retail
CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) XMS3 PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
SAPPHIRE Radeon™ HD 6870 900MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4200MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, 2x DVI + HDMI+ DP, Retail
SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache
RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
SONY AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
SABRENT CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB
ALTEC LANSING BXR1320 Black 2.0 Stereo Speakers, 5W RMS, Retail
ACER S201HLbd Black LCD Monitor, 20" TFT HD, 1600x900, 0.276mm, 250cd/m², 5ms, VGA/DVI, VESA
MICROSOFT Wired Standard Keyboard 200, Black, USB, OEM
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
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December 23, 2011 2:09:11 AM

that cooler is so so
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