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June 13, 2012 2:29:44 PM
June 13, 2012 2:33:32 PM

Looks fine but I'm not familiar with that power supply so I can't say if it's good or not.
June 13, 2012 2:38:07 PM

Engima said:
Looks fine but I'm not familiar with that power supply so I can't say if it's good or not.

i can not find that many reviews but i saw a site that said if i don't overclock it wont burn up but that was for different items.
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June 13, 2012 4:21:10 PM

Yeah, the only potentially questionable item is the PSU. I'm not very familiar with that model either.

I've heard some good things about APEVIA power supplies, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And it will actually save you a little bit of money too.


EDIT: Also, I'm super jelly that you get Dirt 3 for free with your GPU. haha. I love that game, and haven't had a chance to pick it up yet.
June 13, 2012 5:42:09 PM

Do you already have a HDD for storage? Just an SSD alone is not the best idea. Also if you already have a storage HDD i would suggest you bin the SSD totally and get a better CPU and GPU. All that SSD will do is load things faster it will not make things perform at better settings. Your CPU and GPU are very weak the SSD money could be spent there (Phenom II and up 1 tier on the GPU) and that is where you will see real performance increase in games. That current CPU and GPU are going to limit you to lowish settings in most current titles and choppy FPS. Also you chose an OEM CPU so you need to buy a cooler.

A phenom II 965BE would only cost you around $30 more and perform VASTLY better the remaining $60 from that SSD would then allow you to get a significantly better GPU. As is you will load games very fast from the SSD just to enjoy low performance.
June 13, 2012 6:15:59 PM

Assuming you do need a HDD this build would be better for gaming for around the same price

GIGABYTE GZ-F5HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thats $527.72 or $507.72 after mail in rebates

If you have a HDD you can reuse from your old PC that would save $69.99 which would allow you to get a much better Graphics Card.
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June 13, 2012 8:46:37 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
June 14, 2012 4:44:08 PM

if i only get the phenom instead of the athlon will the build still work?
June 14, 2012 4:50:07 PM

yes the Phenom is a much better buy than the athlon.

but really if you don't have a normal HDD already for storage don't get the SSD. Using an SSD for day to day normal storage will shorten its life. Really an SSD is something you add to a top end rig as the "icing on the cake" and you just use it for the operating system and games all day to day storage is then on a normal HDD
June 14, 2012 11:19:25 PM

wr6133 said:
yes the Phenom is a much better buy than the athlon.

but really if you don't have a normal HDD already for storage don't get the SSD. Using an SSD for day to day normal storage will shorten its life. Really an SSD is something you add to a top end rig as the "icing on the cake" and you just use it for the operating system and games all day to day storage is then on a normal HDD

Alright i put in a western caviar blue instead and a phenom
June 15, 2012 12:35:18 AM

Keanu Reeves said:
Yeah, the only potentially questionable item is the PSU. I'm not very familiar with that model either.

I've heard some good things about APEVIA power supplies, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And it will actually save you a little bit of money too.


EDIT: Also, I'm super jelly that you get Dirt 3 for free with your GPU. haha. I love that game, and haven't had a chance to pick it up yet.

you want to buy it for lets say 25 dollars?
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