My gaming setup. iwant your opinion

joakimc2

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just wanted our opinion of this gaming computer i want it to be rly good so if i can replace somting with somtin better plzz tell me :D


case : COOLER MASTER NV 690 NV-690C-KWN2-GP Black SECC

power supply : Antec Signature SG-850 850W

cpu : AMD Phenom II X4 965

mb : GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4

ram : G.SKILL 4GB (gona buy two of those so i cna get 8gb ram)

hard drive : Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB (gona buy two of those)

gfx : ATI Radeon HD 4870
 

lunyone

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* I REALLY LIKE YOUR CASE SELECTION!!! :)
* The PSU is WAY overkill for your current needs. I'd recommend a quality 500-600w PSU. Antec/Corsair/Seasonic/PCP&C/BFG PSU's are all good!
* I'd recommend the AMD PhII x4 955 over the 965 any day. It's about $20 difference, but doesn't perform too much different. Maybe this isn't a big deal to you, but thought I'd point it out.
* Mobo looks pretty good. It has SATA 3 and USB 3.0 support!! There are other options, but this one is a good one. :)
* 8 gb's isn't really needed right now, so I'd recommend 4 gb's.
$94 shipped! Runs at stock voltage (1.5v) and is pretty fast too!
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
* Why not save $100 and buy 1 of these:
$90 shipped!
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
* I'd seriously consider getting the 5770 GPU. It's about equivalent to the 4890, but doesn't consume as much power and has Dx11 support!! They are priced around $150-200.
$177 - $10 MIRc = $167!!
SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873&cm_re=5770-_-14-102-873-_-Product


Did you have a budget for this build??
Do you need an OS/Monitor/etc??
 

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Seeing as you can save over $200 cutting down on your RAM and PSU, if that money is left over you could put it towards a high end Graphics card such as a 5850.
 

joakimc2

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well i have a budget around like 1200 usd and this will be great ty for all your info :D
 

lunyone

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I'd recommend just using an Air cooled CPU HSF. I don't think that using the water cooling is cost effective, unless your trying to get the maximum OC possible. For 99% of peoples uses, air cooling is plenty.

I like this inexpensive CPU HSF:
$30 shipped!!
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
 

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