Looking to build a gaming pc

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  1. Gus122000
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    This is currently what's in my shopping cart, I'm will not be building it my self but will have a friend build it for me, he can't help me pick parts (long story) I picked out these parts, (yes I know there is no HDD or Disc Drive, I will take care of that later) I guess what i'm trying to ask is, what is your opinion on what I plan to buy, is my psu a piece of shit ? Is it good ? just ok ? Do you see something that wouldn't be compatible ? Do you think I should upgrade something ? I'm also trying to stay on budget 1300-1400.
     
  2. Joe88

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    why dont you just post them here?
     
  3. Gus122000
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    Would take a while, lots of back and forth posting, don't want to spam up the board.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

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    Edit the original post with all the questions then. An person with considerable expertise in the area can knock them all out in one post.
     
  5. lordrand11

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    id be willing to help you my msn account lordhuma11@aol.com just im me
     
  6. Originality

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    The usual questions PC designers ask relate to budget, short term requirements, long term aims, user computer proficiency, preferences, propensity to seek "alternate" sources for software... basically what you want and how much you're willing to pay for it. After that, it's all a matter of picking the parts that best fit the person's needs.

    Naturally, all you need to do is ask the questions and any number of us can see if we can help. Just keep in mind that many of us will have our preferences between PC/Mac/Linux, AMD/Intel, ATI/Nvidia, Red/Black/Blue, etc.
     
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    Don't forget optical drives, and an SD card reader.
     
  8. Gus122000
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    >SD card reader
    Nope
    also, updated, read first post...
     
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    Interesting selection of components. You've opted for overkill on the graphics yet picked the PhenomII X6 for the CPU. I suppose gaming uses less CPU strength and more GPU strength these days, but I can't help but wonder if it's wise. You could do just as well using a HD5870 and a Core i7-930 (which, whilst being fast, also is very overclockable).

    Aside from the omission of HDDs and ODDs (which are usually the last things you think of when building the system), it looks like you've also neglected picking a replacement HSF (Heatsink Fan). Whilst they're not necessary if you ignore the overclocking option, CPUs that operate under lower temperatures will last much longer.

    A word of warning, I've just been looking at reviews over the CM692 case (since I've never heard of it before) and it may not be suitable for the HD5970. A quote from benchmarkreviews.com:
     
  10. Joe88

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    not without help of a sawzall anyway

    anyway your gonna want a full tower for that
    something like the CM HAF932 or Antec 1200

    you might also want to consider a third party HSF so you can really take that cpu to its limits
     
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    we all know you have porn behind the censored tabs close them next time instead of censoring them
     
  12. Originality

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    Thank you for a completely unhelpful post.

    @Joe, ironically enough, I was just helping him decide between those 2 cases last night. Ended up deciding on the Antec, because I have one and know just how awesome it is.