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First Gaming pc build

Last response: in Systems
October 21, 2012 11:24:38 PM

Hello, I have been looking at computer parts for the past month for a budget gaming pc I want to build. I would like to know if these parts are compatible, and if there are better parts that would be in a similar price range you would recommend, do tell.

I plan to run: WoW, BF3, Arma II and 3.


GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1333
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 120GB SATA III SSD
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus 500W
OS: Windows 7

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October 21, 2012 11:50:54 PM

It's all compatable. However, I would suggest changing SSD to either Samsung 830, OCZ Vertex4, or Crucial M4. Better performance/ reliability/value.
CoolerMaster are not a reliable supplier, at least for PSU's. Suggest Seasonic, XFX, PC Power&Cooling, Antec, Corsair, all better. At 500w, the PC Power&Cooling Silencer Mklll has the advantage of being modular. Seasonic do a very good version at 520w, but rather expensive.
If you want to overclock that Black Ed Phenom, you will need an aftermarket cooler. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo (they're OK for coolers)