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Recomendations on this First gaming computer build Please

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August 7, 2012 6:21:46 PM

This is the first computer build that I am doing, Mainly for college on-line classes / Gaming like SC2, D3, Wow / and for movies including blu-rays Any tips on what is a better suggested item or these are even compatible or if I am spending too much or lacking too much money on a certain object. I am hoping to start buying everything at the end of the month. I just bought a $300 monitor Dell ultra sharp u2412m that's already being shipped. I'm extremely new to building computer and have done a lot of research and seen many different builds and just wanted something that could last me a four more years.I also have a british spec computer that Im planning on selling once I have this new build up and running and it has 2 500gb of hardrive that I will switch over. Thanks






http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e40V




Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
$49.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$109.99
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$114.99
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$134.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
$129.99
Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
$16.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
$41.99
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
$109.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
$19.99
LG Black 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA Model UH12LS29 LightScribe Support – OEM
59.99
August 7, 2012 6:42:37 PM

I'd say your PSU is way overkill. With that graphics card, a 520W would be plenty at less than half the cost.

Keep an eye on newegg's sales: you may be able to get a faster rip jaws set for just a few dollars more.
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August 7, 2012 6:57:28 PM

You have the wrong price listed it would be $35 more. The 550ti is a pretty weak card I'd still go with the 6870.
August 7, 2012 8:25:57 PM

Reading reviews they suggested that a 500W PSU wouldnt be enough for the 550ti, and said a 700w PSU gave them no problems at all, would i need to get a bigger PSU for the 6870?
August 7, 2012 8:26:54 PM

Mr_____ said:
I'd say your PSU is way overkill. With that graphics card, a 520W would be plenty at less than half the cost.

Keep an eye on newegg's sales: you may be able to get a faster rip jaws set for just a few dollars more.



The only reason I went up on the PSU to 700W was a review said that it wasn't enough with a PSU of 500W to support that specific gaming card. also how would you tell which RAM would be compatible with this motherboard?
August 8, 2012 1:47:29 AM

The "Memory standard" field shows what speeds of DDR3 RAM it supports. So you can get pretty much anything currently available (1600, 1333, 1066, the ram you selected is 1066). Also, do some research on Cas Latency/Timings and what the maximum voltage your CPU supports is (sorry, I know nothing about AMDs). RAM is pretty straight forward: once you know that stuff you know (almost) everything.

Unless there's some difference with your graphics card, according to nVidia that GPU is very low wattage:
www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-550ti...
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