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Gaming Pc Build

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April 12, 2012 4:51:57 AM

Hello, this is my first gaming pc build and I was wondering if these part will fit together nicely.

And could anyone also give me some recommendation for a graphic card which will go well with it and can be able to play COD or L4D2 on high setting.
(Not too expensive ones.)

Here are the parts:
-Aerocool Strike-X Black Gaming Tower Case

-AMD BullDozer Six Core FX-6100 3.30GHz 8MB Cache Socket AM3+

-Asus M5A97 EVO AMD 970 ATX SB950 Socket AM3+ DDR3-2133 RAID

-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 3.5" SATA3 7200RPM

-G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) Gaming DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) 240Pin

-COOLER MASTER GX 550W PSU Single +12V rail for up to 52A 80PLUS High Efficiency 85% ATX 12V V2.31 Ultra-silent intelligent

-Lite-on iHAS324 24X SATA Black Dual DVDRW

And running on Win7 64bits Home Premium

All of this comes to $880NZD($720USD) without the graphic card and OS.
so yea give me help me decide on a good graphic card.

And if there is any thing im missing or any part that could be change for a cheaper price please let me know. Thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 12, 2012 5:42:41 AM

also some good power supply brands are corsair, antec, seasonic, ocz

and you might want go get the G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) Gaming DDR3 1600 for a couple extra bucks
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April 12, 2012 6:27:59 AM

Wow, it surprise me to see that there are hardly any phenom series for sale in my country...even the largest store in the country doesnt have it only x2 or really expensive almost same price as an i5-2500k while the bulldozer is like $120 cheaper and im also on a budget to go for intel.

But is the build okay? will run the game smoothly? with the graphic card.

But if I were to go for the i5 2500k what would be a good motherboard for it? not to expensive ones, just good enough to play most of the modern games.
a b B Homebuilt system
April 12, 2012 6:38:32 AM

generally for gaming, you want the highest clock speed. If the i5 is out of your range and the phenoms are expensive too, you should consider the fx 4170. here is a cpu heirarchy chart

however your build with a 6870 should be just fine in running games medium to high settings.
April 12, 2012 6:38:39 AM

how about this will it be better?
i5 2500K and this Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Socket 1155 ATX 4x DDR3-2133 USB3, SATA3 CrossfireX

it would be like $150ish more then the bulldozer build.

would it go with the other parts that i mention?
a b B Homebuilt system
April 12, 2012 6:42:52 AM

yes the i5-2500k build would be better. As long as the cpu and motherboard are compatible (which it is) and you have the right ram (which you do) the other parts should fit just fine.
April 12, 2012 7:09:28 AM

alright thanks, i'll go with the i5 just need to save up a little bit more.