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April 23, 2012 6:07:09 AM

Hello, I am building a gaming computer and wanted to get everyone's feedback on my components. Please let me know if any of the parts are not compatible and your recommendations for something better. The games I want to run are crysis 2, sins of a solar empire, diablo 3, etc.

My components are:

(RAM)- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Mobo)-ASUS M4A77T/USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Optical Drive)-ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(CPU)-AMD Phenom II X4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(GPU)-ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Harddrive)-Samsung 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Monitor)- Asus Black 19"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(PSU)- APEVIA 680W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Computer Case)-Thermaltake Overseer Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 23, 2012 6:24:51 AM

Also, what os should I get and any software that is cool
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April 23, 2012 6:32:56 AM

Only build an AMD system with am AM3+ motherboard . The model you have is older and wont accept FX and future processors

The M5A97 evo is an excellent choice for people building computers with one graphics card

The power supply you have listed is cheap junk. Only use 80+ bronze rated psu's or better . You need about 550 watt for that build

The hugely expensive case makes no sense to me when you are buying a relatively small monitor . If you bought a $70 case you could have a 23 inch monitor
The 560 ti is overkill on the 19 inch unit , and works well on a 23 - 24 inch 1080p unit
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April 23, 2012 6:41:11 AM

I would get a motherboard with a minimum of a 970 chipset like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would probably just spend 50$ or so on a case and spend the rest on a better graphics card like the HD 7850 or 7870.

You may want to spend a little more and get a 23" monitor at 1080. the recommended resolution on that asus monitor is 1440 x 900. i upgraded from a 19 to 23 and it was a huge improvement.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For power supply I would stick with a good brand like corsair, seasonic, antec. A good power supply has less chance of blowing up and taking out your entire computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows home premium 64 bit is 100$ and supports up to 16 gigs of ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 23, 2012 11:52:04 AM

Agree with ^^ on the all the above.

if you build a AMD platform definitely go with a AM3+ MB.

PSU: I wouldn't trust my new rig to Apevia I have seen to many of these smoke. Any of these will power your system just fine and won't smoke. I build with them all the time.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case wise for gaming, I always recommend these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitors: you want 1080p with 5ms or less response time and 21" or better size. The one that computernewb recommends is good, but I like ASUS's warranty.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: the GTX 560ti is a nice card, but the HD 7850 is better for about the same price.

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April 24, 2012 11:11:12 PM

Whats your budget?
plan on OCing?
SLI/Crossfire in the future?
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April 25, 2012 12:05:00 AM

Budget is 950 and Lower. I have reselected a Case, PSU, Monitor, CPU, and GPU. I don't plan to OC but maybe SLI/Crossfire in the far far future.
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April 25, 2012 7:19:15 AM

michaelmatarlo said:
Budget is 950 and Lower. I have reselected a Case, PSU, Monitor, CPU, and GPU. I don't plan to OC but maybe SLI/Crossfire in the far far future.



Then you want a solid 750-850W PSU for future xfire/SLI . these are all good choices

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also what did you re-select? Please post.
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April 25, 2012 7:30:39 AM
April 25, 2012 7:31:14 AM

and if i dont plan to crossfire/sli is a 630 psu fine?
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April 25, 2012 8:14:03 AM

If you look at the top graphic card review, many people compain about noisy fans. If you dont mind nosie, its $10 cheaper. They are both HD 7850 and you cant go wrong with either. And a 630 watt power supply is fine.
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April 25, 2012 9:19:39 AM

A Mid tower case is proberly a much better idea.

Cooler master is a good make.
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April 25, 2012 6:42:49 PM

I would go with one of these 7850's or wait until they restock the SAPPHIRE brand one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would not get a Rosewillfail power supply. Get the Silverstone or the corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this will hold 2 x 7850's in crossfire.

I also wouldn't get the AMD FX-6200 Zambezi, stay with the PHII x4 965BE its better for gaming or switch to the intel platform with a i5-2400 and go with a good H61 mb.

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April 25, 2012 6:58:02 PM

michaelmatarlo said:
Hello, I am building a gaming computer and wanted to get everyone's feedback on my components. Please let me know if any of the parts are not compatible and your recommendations for something better. The games I want to run are crysis 2, sins of a solar empire, diablo 3, etc.

My components are:

(RAM)- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Mobo)-ASUS M4A77T/USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Optical Drive)-ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(CPU)-AMD Phenom II X4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(GPU)-ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


i3 2120 will give better gaming performance

(Harddrive)-Samsung 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Monitor)- Asus Black 19"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(PSU)- APEVIA 680W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Computer Case)-Thermaltake Overseer Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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