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April 25, 2012 8:50:33 PM

I am almost ready to order my parts, I have researched and selected what I feel like are good parts, but this is my first build and I want to make sure that everything is compatible and won't bottleneck or anything. Any advise for changes and stuff like that is appreciated too =) I am mostly going to be playing WOW and SC2.


Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Video Card: Radeon HD 6850

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Black 964

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

EDIT: I have taken into consideration the recommendations for the CPU and GPU and I have also changed to a more powerful PSU

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April 25, 2012 11:11:22 PM

nekulturny said:
I'd spend the extra little bit of money on the quad core Phenom II 965

It would be worth it. I have that video card, its decent, but a 6850 is better and the same price.

I concur with the 6850 but I think that if the OP wants to game at that price a pentium G620 is a better choice. Also, the athlon II x3 rana are at a similar price point and have a very good unlocking record. Depends if OP wants more cores or just wants something that will game faster. As much as I hate to say it (AMD fanboy over here) the G620 beats either of our recommendations when it comes to gaming.

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