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Old 02-14-2011, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buikding My FIrst Gaming Rig. Any Advice?

This is the first time I've ever tried to build a gaming computer and I'd just like so advice. Were this an essay one might say proofreading. I want it to play games like WoW but at the same time I want it to be able to run games at the high-to-highest possible graphic settings.

Case:
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Video Card:
EVGA 768-P3-1362-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P3-1362-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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RAM:
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
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Motherboard:
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Processor:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
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I have a 200gb HDD and a DVD drive that I'll recycle from this old Dell Dimension 2300 (2002 model)

Am I missing anything? Do the parts match up correctly? Should I change anything?
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When you posted your first thread you would also have received a message saying your post was moderated and to please wait for it to be approved...

I'd suggest adding an SSD to the build for the OS drive, it's definitely a worthwhile investment.
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your CPU is not compatible with your Motherboard, i would sugest changing you CPU to maybe an i7 950 or something of the like
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Yeah, change to the i7, Also, I think sould is correct with getting the SSD as the OS drive but I do like the new SATA3 drive, maybe a pair of the following would be great in RAID0?

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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the case is great and if you wait some amount of time, you can probably get another 20 or 30 bucks off. If you are playing at high resolutions, you will probably want to upgrade to the 1 GB version of the 460. actually, for as much money as youre spending on the rest of the system, you might want to consider something more powerful.
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Great choice on the video card, I have that card aswell, it's MUCH better than the first gtx 460 you linked. I have it and it will run wow on ultra with 40-100 FPs at all times, will only dip to 25-27 if your in a major city. By the way.. you can't really see 100 fps, but you get the point.
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