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Old 04-05-2011, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I've been looking at a ton of parts for a semi-good gaming computer (Within cost). I'm Just not sure if all these parts will go well with each other.

I need help deciding if it's all pretty compatible and reliable. If not could you offer some advice on another part I should pick up with around the same price instead?

The purpose is to have a pretty nice gaming rig without much or any overclocking. Running maybe crysis at max settings

Case:
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-DREAMER3-BK Black Metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

Processor:
Newegg.com - 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

Video Card:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Ram:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Optical Drive:
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

Hard drive:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Tell me what you guys think, and offer some ideas if you could. I am keeping it in the blue / black theme because I'm weird about that haha. but this build is around 700 dollars
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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that power supply will not be recommended... dont cheap out on the psu. i am partial to corsair myself:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

i would also think about paying a bit more for a quality case. It really is worth paying a bit more and having something that will last several builds, wont slice your fingers open, and has more amenities such as easier cable routing without having to get a hacksaw. even if you have to buy the specific lights/fans to keep with your blue black thing.

the hard drive is kind of small... unless you know youll never need more than that. i dont think that the 6 Gb/s drive is necessary either, but maybe someone else will think differently.

there are a couple of different 6850's that are cheaper with MIR, unless you were counting the value of the game.
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I like corsair, too. I have the 650TX.

I'd recommend the CoolerMaster 922 or 932. They are excellent cases.

You do not need the 6GB/s. Also, that looks like a low grade HDD.

You want to use something other than the stock heatsink. Those stock ones are crappy. I like Xigmatek.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks pretty decent. Mine (below) is sort of similar and is working great. I agree with a couple things in that the PSU is important - certainly no complaint with my Corsair and the modular is the way to go for building. Might as well get a 1TB HD as the cost difference is minimal.

Also, I think Crysis takes around 15-20G of space. If you're looking to game consider an SSD. Adds cost but I run Windows and a few main programs on mine as well as WoW and the load times are awesome.

Also, the Vid card is Crossfire ready, but I'm not sure that Mobo is..

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That board is not for crossfire. It only has one PCI-E slot. But you can still use the card on its own. Update later.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay so I've looked up a few more different parts and I had a few more questions. I've read that you don't need that big of a powersupply. So I was thinking of going with a 600 watt corsair


And I was thinking about getting an open box mobo. But I don't know What that exactly means. Or the condition to be expected.

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Newegg.com - Open Box: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
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600W will be fine.

Open box means another person "opened" the box and shipped it back to Newegg. Newegg does check it for defects, but does not do it thoroughly. I have bought a motherboard as of that, and I always had problems.

Recertified, however is better. It has been factory refurbished by the manufacturer. It's like getting an RMA board back.
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