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first time ever building a computer.

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ok so heres my final build and im wondering if this looks like it will be decent gaming computer. ive asked alot of my computer savvy friends and they have so far said it will work, because im just going to Transfer my burners and drives aswell as the HD. so this is all i really need the HD is sata and my drives arent sata but ive pretty much hit the max on what to spend so here it is.

HS- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106102

CPU- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103808

MoBo- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130275

RAM (2 packs)- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231193

PSU- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005

GFX card- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102878

Case- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147135

im wondering if the Graphics card will fit in the case with everything without a major problem. as well as will this work like 98-100%? are there any issue with compatibility? because im really hoping i didnt miss anything. i also have the artic silver 5 thermal compound. so is there anything you would suggest to add or replace in this computer for a limit of about 850 usd? because i am pretty much at my max rightnow.

Edited by NightyWhitey, 11 July 2010 - 08:03 PM.

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Hey, welcome to GTG.com. New here myself. :)

I haven't built a gaming rig in a while; so I am not up to date on the best performing graphics cards for gaming; however, take a look at these two cases as an option to the one you picked out. Everything else looks nice, and it looks like everything is compatible.

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 $39.99 + $9.99 shipping

Rosewill Smart One $39.99 + $9.99 shipping

I have used that Cooler Master case in some builds, and it has plenty of room with good air flow for keeping things cool. Haven't used the Rosewill case you are looking at, but the Rosewill one I linked to might be a better option. Several reviews from several sites complain about the sharp edges on the Wind Knight case and some cooling issues, but sharp edges can be fixed with just filing them down and of course cleaning the case before you began installing hardware.

According to Tom's latest GPU charts for 2010, that Radeon HD5870 is fast. :)

edit: As far as your PSU is concerned, if you don't know how to figure out how much wattage your system will use yourself, MSI has a pretty decent Power Supply Calculator you can use to make sure you are going to have enough juice at peak performance as well as if you decide you want to add another card later on to take advantage of the Crossfire feature or any other add-ons or peripherals you choose to run.

I also forgot to mention that you can go to MSI's site to also see if any of the components you have picked out have been tested for compatibility with that MSI 870A-G54 board: MSI 870A-G54 Test Reports. If you don't find a listing for a component you picked out, it doesn't necessarialy mean it won't work; so don't panic, but it does help you in choosing hardware for your build.

I also forgot to give props to GTG.com's most excellent guide on How To Build Your Own Computer.

Edited by MedStudent.003Hz, 11 July 2010 - 09:47 PM.

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