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Is this good for a gaming/rendering budget computer.

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August 10, 2012 2:42:46 AM

Is this good
Approximate Purchase Date: I am making this right now
I think it will cost about $1000

Gaming/Video Rendering

Are you buying a monitor: No I use ttwo hd tvs as my monitors.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: I would Like overclocking advice

SLI or Crossfire: I would like to use crossfire later when my videocard goes out of date.

Your Monitor Resolution:2 monitors 1080p



And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old computer is 5 years old and sucks besides my video card which I bought first.

So lets start with the case I got a: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The proccessor I think I got a great deal http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/77978/tigerdirect.com-a...
It is an AMD phenon II x4 965

For the Mobo I got a:
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
I just realized I got a am3+ mobo but a am3 processor oh well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the power supply I got a:CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the hard drive I got a : Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRLY/ref=oh_deta...
I want to be able to put tons of stuff on it and the gigabtye to price ratio was really good.

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037TO5C0/ref=oh_deta...

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August 10, 2012 2:58:51 AM

3 TB hard drives sometimes have reliability problems, or so I've heard. Best to stick with 2 TB or less.

600W is probably not enough power to comfortably run a Crossfire setup. It will most likely squeak by, but if it were me I'd probably go for 750W or so just to be on the safe side.

The motherboard will support your Phenom II but check the manufacturer website to make sure you have the right BIOS version in case it's different.

Also, you're missing a GPU. You mention you have a new one, but what is it?

Oh as for OCing, I'd check out the Overclock subforum and read up there. It'll have all the info you ever wanted and more.
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August 10, 2012 5:36:37 AM

Oh yeah soory about that radeon 6850
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