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First-time builder - Need feedback on parts

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Katie Hanlon

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I am considering building my own gaming desktop. Just to be up front, I know very little about computer hardware so feel free to talk in layman's terms, explain acronyms, etc.

I want my desktop to be able to run games such as "The Sims 3" and "Guild Wars 2" (when it comes out) smoothly on the highest graphics settings. I also want it to be able to handle development programs such as Blender 3D, Unity 3D, Flash, Unreal Developer's Kit, etc. Basically, I want to play and make games on it.

Would someone be able to give me feedback on the parts I've chosen so far, especially the motherboard?

Also: Will the power supply I chose work okay for this setup?

They should all physically fit together; I checked the numbers of pins and things like that. But does anyone see any potential problems, physical size or compatibility issues, etc?

Thank you in advance!

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core

Motherboard: ASUS AMD Motherboard

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 910W
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Hi Katie, Posted Image.

We would be mor e than happy to assist you.

You will need to do some research for yourself first so you will have some idea of the type of computer you will need for your stated requirements.

For the programs you want to use, go to each site and look at the minimum and recommended system requirements.
UDK has very reasonable system requiremen

You will also need to give us your budget.

Looking forwrd to your reply.

Edited by iammykyl, 22 November 2011 - 04:50 AM.

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Ok well my budget is about $1000 give or take a few hundred. I have also changed some parts since I posted. I upgraded the processor and motherboard. Here is my updated list:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131646

Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103913

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130604

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231311

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703022

I am thinking these parts will more than support the programs I want to use because my current laptop does well with them and has much less power than these parts.

What I really want to know is - will these parts I picked work together? Are there any compatibility or size issues that anyone can see? Any connection issues I may have missed (i.e., this part will not fit with that one)? I plan to get a full-sized tower. Thank you for your reply and I look forward to more feedback! :)
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Newegg Black Friday sale is starting so you may be able to get parts at discount prices.

Consider changing the Mobo for an AMD Socket AM3+. Latest features and would allow future CPU upgrade. Will still be comparable with your selected Phenom li X6 1100T

mOBO http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157266 $160.00.

CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103913 $19000

GPU. Choose one of theses cards, you will get better performance. http://www.newegg.co...1^14-130-651-TS $249.00

RAM http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314 $45.00

PSU. Any one of these will be more than enough for your build. http://www.newegg.co...0^17-139-010-TS $150.00

Case. A selection, all good quality builds with excelent air flow and control. http://www.newegg.co...6^11-129-176-TS $180.00.

I have not included an OS. I have not included any HDDs or optical drive, Can you bring any of those to the build? A one 1TB drive three months ago was $50, now $150 plus. if you can find one.

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