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Gaming PC Build, what do you guys think?


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#1 TianRunty

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

Hey guys, I'm hoping I can pick your brain on my first ever build.
I want a pc for gaming mainly with the usual internet browsing and possible some video editing(nothing too huge). my budget is £500-£750
I had help from someone on this list but I want to get other peoples opinions considering the amount of money and the variety of parts out there.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Socket AM3 8 channel audio ATX

GPU: PowerColor HD 5850 PCS 1GB GDDD5 Dual DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E possibly adding another in a little while

RAM: Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz i5 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V

HDD: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM x2

Case: Antec 300 Three Hundred Case

PSU: OCZ Z Series 650W PSU - 80plus Silver, 12cm Fan, 4x SATA 2x PCI-E

DVD: Samsung SH-S223 22X DVD±RW/RAM/DL Serial ATA Black Bare Drive - OEM

Fans: Antec TriCool 120mm x2 for front of case


I want to be able to play games at top whack ideally atm so that when new games come out if the comp struggles i can reduce the quality etc. games like oblivion, CoD:MW2, sims 3 etc.

Can you let me know what you think and what you would change if anything please.
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#2 the_patriot11

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:14 PM

Looks good off the top of my head, however that board supports up to 1800 mhz ram-why not make use of that and use faster memory?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:01 PM

I am using the 5850 in my current build too. I would go with the xfx version of the card because of the lifetime transferable warranty.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:07 PM

looks good to me...but i agree with patriot about the faster ram....and also if u r possible going to get two cards i would up the wattage.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-049-_-Product

(if ure budget wont allow this im sure there r cheaper...but i would think about a bigger psu)

thats the one ive got and its powering the 955, 8gigs ddr3, hd radeon4870 2 of those crossfired....and more..... just think ahead of that second card and possible more upgrades....750w is more that i would go with but just my opinion

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:46 PM

Don't get a powercolor card. I've heard that on some models the cooler is too thick, making the slot below unusable. What I mean is that it might take three slots, not two as most do.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:50 AM

The OP is in the United Kingdom, so U.S. based sites, like Newegg and TigerDirect is of no use. Anyway, the only thing of issue I see with your build is the motherboard. The 790X chipset is good, but if you want full Crossfire speeds with two cards, you will want a 790FX motherboard. They do cost more though, since it is an enthusiast board. With the hard drive, I suggest getting one that has a 32MB cache. You also forgot to include an operating system in your list.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 01:33 PM

All the benchmarks I find seem to indicate that paying more for dual PCI-E x16 is a waste of money. The difference is very small. Sometimes the difference is less than 1%.

http://www.thetomorrowtimes.com/2010/03/at...vs-pcie-x8.html
http://www.mitramsi.com/motherboard/535-ms...ossfiresli.html
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:54 PM

Depends on the application and the game involved. The game has to be made for it. For example, Ive run COD4 on both a single GPU card and a dual, and it did run better on the dual GPU. Not a HUUUUGE difference but a difference. Where you will see the difference is in games like Crysis and GTA4, that is where you will see the biggest difference, is larger games.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:09 PM

I agree with patriot09, it really depends on the game whether or not SLI/Crossfire will be beneficial. However, if you're referring to dual X16 or X16/X8 speeds, the difference between the two isn't really that severe, however, X16/4X is different. Some computer enthusiasts want to do whatever possible to squeeze performance out of hardware, even a single-digit percentage of increase. It is up to the buyer to determine if the price of a 790FX motherboard is worth it or not. That is why I brought it up.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:57 AM

ya i like dual...i have cards crossfired and am able to play crysis wars and warhead on highest graphics with only a tiny flicker of lag now and then.....i havent tried with single card but i doubt it could do as well

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:19 PM

What I meant is dual x16 vs dual x8.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:35 PM

oooooooooo lol my bad then i have no idea :thumbsup:




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