Edited by Punisher511, 21 February 2010 - 03:35 PM.
Advice for gaming computer please
Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:24 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:04 PM
Please answer me these questions...
Are you dead set on AMD?
What about Intel?
What is your budget?
Everything looks pretty nice at first glance as far as a nice gaming computer, but if you are dead set on AMD can you provide me the links to each item? That makes my job much much easier. After that, I'll only need a few minutes to confirm compatibility and make suggestions/improvements.
EDIT: Had to clarify something...
Edited by Ferrari, 21 February 2010 - 04:18 PM.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:07 PM
Edited by Punisher511, 21 February 2010 - 05:08 PM.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:23 PM
I understand completely.
I just have preferred them for a while nothing against intel because they are good too...just a personal preference thing I guess
I think the mobo, cpu, and video card you linked to are fantastic choices. The Phenom 955 is just one step down from their best processor the 965, not a real huge difference between them either. Motherboard looks great, the 4870 is a very very nice card. The newest version of that would be the 5770, I've read one review that says it scores a little under the 4870, but it was dearly noted that ATI's 5000 Series GPU's support DirectX 11, and the 4000 Series does not... so in the future when DX 11 is utilized more, the 5770 is the better card.
What about memory? I think the memory you mentioned in your first post would work just fine, but is was 1333mhz, and your board will handle 1600mhz just fine... it wouldn't cost much more to get those speeds.
Edited by Ferrari, 21 February 2010 - 05:23 PM.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:34 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:58 PM
And here is the 1600mhz version of the Patriot RAM you linked too, I think it looks great... http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220436
I took a quick look at the Kingwin PSU you had in your first post. It is not 80 Plus Certified meaning 80% efficient providing clean and stable power, even under load, especially when gaming. It is always best to go with a good power supply. Corsair is the best (many agree) followed by Antec, Seasonic, and OCZ. You'd be very happy with room to upgrade with this one... http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139012 A cheaper alternative would be... http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341023
I also noticed the hard drive you selected was a caviar blue, Caviar Black's are known to be a bit faster and is the better line in the Western Digital Series, so here is the 500gb Caviar Black... (which happens to be sold out on Newegg) http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136320
Edited by Ferrari, 21 February 2010 - 05:59 PM.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:14 PM
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