Gaming PC build advise

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Ray87
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I am planning on building a gaming pc for my self, but I need help choosing some hard ware for it.

 

The mother board I am thinking on using is the Asus CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA 890FX Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard,

with an AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T 3.2GHz 9MB Cache 125W processor,

 PowerColor HD 5870 PCS 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Graphics Card (or 2 in a crossfire config.)

 running Windows 7 (Either Home Edition or Ultimate.)

 

But the main problem I am having is the case and RAM. What Mid-size case (with a window and a black inside) and RAM would you suggest

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stick with the Phenom II X4 965 or 955 BE. i have heard the X6 processors arent good for gaming and i can see why because i cant name a single game that uses more than 4 cores.

X6 is a waste of money imo, i would stay X4 965 or 955

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I would not say X6 is a waste of money. It has extra cores and that can help with running more apps at the same time. However like he said, X4 is still powerful, cheap and games are using 4 cores nicely right now. The money save could upgrade ram or something else.

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From what I gather the X6 ix not much better for anything than the X4. But having said that, if you can get the X6 for around the same price as the X4 (in some cases this is true), then get the X6 for future proofing.

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If you can afford a 1090t x6 then you might as well buy the i7 930 for a cheaper price and with MUCH more power, especially for gaming compared to the 1090t. Also when changing to the i7 930 use the Gigabyte x58 UD3R mobo which is great for the low price with support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s.

When it comes to RAM I would suggest the 3x2GB DDR3 Corsair Twin3X either 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz depending on your preference.

For a case I would say perhaps the HAF 922. It has a window and is black inside i reckon. I'm going for the CM Storm Sniper Black Edition which is a great case but it doesn't have a window unfortunately, there are window versions though but I'm not sure for what price as it's not available in my country.

EDIT: If you want to cut your costs you should go for the Phenom II x4 series instead, lower performance but much more affordable for a budget pc.

GL with your build!

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Seems people have alrdy done my work for me! (insert smiley here)-3 weeks since anything has been changed on the site to my perception.

 

Yep a i7 930 is a much better cpu for less $ than the 1090t so I would get it. For a mobo the ud3r is good but if you can afford it then the new EVGA boards would have better quality and easier overclocking. 922/ CM sniper storm/ antec 902 all great black cases.

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For a great case, maybe a cooler master scout , or an NZXT M59
ram maybe some corsair dominator 3 x 2gb.

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I say you should get a full tower case. They have better airflow and video cards are getting much bigger so you will have the room to fit those big cards. Depending on your budget here are three good cases:

Corsair 800d

CoolerMaster HAF series

Azza Solano 1000

On RAM I would definetly recomend the Corsair Dominator. I have 6gb and it runs great and is never a problem. Everything else is very good on your build.

MY rig: Azza Solano 1000 case, Intel core i7-930, Nvidia gtx 260, 6gb Corsair Dominator Ram, GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P mobo, Asetek 510lc water cooling.

undeadkingpr
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Corsair dominaitor can be pricey. The XMS or another brand of ram (ocz/patriot) would save him $.

Whit3Wolff
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do me do me! :D

im unsure if this build will fit..

Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W ATX Power Supply
Intel Core i7-930 / 2.80GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366
EVGA X58 Classified SLI Intel Mainboard - 6x DDR3 / 9x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Dual Gigabit Lan / LGA 1366
EVGA NVIDIA GTX480 PCIE 2.0, 1536MB, DDR5, 384bit, DVI-I, DVI-I, Mini-HDMI (015-P3-1480-AR)

Corsair 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 RAM - 7-8-7-20 - XMS3 Series
Antec Nine Hundred Two - Black Ultimate ATX Gaming Case (No PSU)
CoolerMaster RR-B2P-UV10 CPU Cooler - Intel LGA1366/ LGA775, AMD AM2 K8, 120mm Fan 2400 RPM, 90CFM, 17dBA
Samsung SH-S223C SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black)

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Don't hijack someone elses thread whit3wolff

Go make ure own and write it all down orderly

1. CPu

2. Mainboard

3 etc......

Whit3Wolff
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my baddd..

silvestro_til
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I would Go with something like :

HAF 922

GA-X58A-UD3R

i7 930(if you want you can get an 920 which i would like but u can only buy used one)

3x2GB DDR3 1600

And well, I probably wouldn't go with a 5870 ,I don't know a 470 or 480 (it is only like 20 bucks more expensive) or 2x 5770 - which are nonetheless way cheaper and in some cases outperform a 5870...

robocop559
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is better to use 8gb ram  2000mhz cl9 or 6gb 1800ram cl7 ?

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Well you'd get more performance by buying the 8GB-2GHz-CL9 kit on a non i7 9xx,but if your build has an i7 9xx CPU on it then go with the 6GB 1,8Ghz-CL7 kit,because you will have triple channel support which sort of makes the performance rise. Anything more than 6GB of ram for me is a waste ,since I don't think you will ever use more than 6GB of ram.(personally i have 2GB and have never used more than 3).