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First Time Builder (Gaming PC)

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February 7, 2012 7:19:52 AM

I am trying to build a new computer and I don't want to spend too much. This is what I have so far.

Case- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Power Supply- Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply

Motherboard- MSI 870A-G54 (FX) AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ980FBK4DGM - OEM

Video Card- EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

HDD- HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721050DLE630 (0F13178) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Memory- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

DVD Burner- LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

I would like to play games with at least high settings and I would like for it to be easily upgradeable. So if anyone has any suggestions or additions please let me know.

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February 7, 2012 8:17:04 AM

1] Budget range
2] Brand/Manufacturer preference?
3] Where you going to get the components from?
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February 7, 2012 9:49:50 AM

Maximum range is $800, I don't really have a manufacturer preference, I just don't want anything really shoddy. I was thinking of purchasing from newegg or tigerdirect.
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February 7, 2012 5:11:49 PM

That motherboard won't allow you to do SLI.
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February 7, 2012 5:29:50 PM

I am unsure about the motherboard at the moment. The case has 3 fans and I chose the motherboard because of the fan connectors. Will the fans work with just one connector or will I need a connector for each?
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February 7, 2012 10:56:04 PM

But I am still curious will my build work?
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February 8, 2012 3:30:25 AM

Yes it will. It will in all likelihood be the last upgrade you can do on this system as you can't run AMD's newer chips on that old chipset motherboard. If you can still find PII 980's or a X6 1100T then by all means. Maybe try looking at AMD's 9XX mobo's, 970/980/990, at least that way you can move on to Bull dozer or Piledriver.
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February 8, 2012 1:47:36 PM

So as of right now I am keeping everything the same except for the motherboard. This is the motherboard I was thinking about using.
MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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February 8, 2012 3:03:14 PM

intel has better gaming performance over AMD. A Pentium G860 has the same gaming performance as a AMD x4 980
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