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    Will this computer work well?

    It has been a while since I have built a computer but I have never done one for online gaming. I was wondering if i could get some input from others on what they think about this set up.
    Motherboard:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Graphics Card:
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supercloc...3950656&sr=8-2
    Processor:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Power Supply:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=AZ8ZZL30AH7DI
    Hard Drive:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2YLYLTN75J8LR
    Memory:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Disc Drive:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Heat Sink:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Case:
    http://www.amazon.com/10-Bay-Compute...3951400&sr=1-7

    Thank you for feedback you give.

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    your cpu is heavily out-dated and can be considered over-priced for the performance it is producing. If money is an issue, I recommend the x6 1055t or 1075t chips and they are only 30-40 dollars more.

    Your motherboard is solid, stick with it.

    gpu is more expensive than it should be. You can get a 6850 or 6870 that are cheaper and outperform it.

    power supply is solid, but leaves little room for crossfire in the future. If you plan on doing that, get the 750 one for more amps.

    hard drive is a mediocre performer. You can get a seagate 500 gb or the samsung 7200's that perform much better and are only 10 dollars more. I can link them if interested.

    disk drive good, heat sink good, and the case eh. Get the cooler master or antec cases for 50 something dollars, much better.

    Get G Skill Ripjaw series memory. Same pricing, better performance.

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    Wildemu, please link anything you think would be helpful in this process. I want the best I can get for least amount.
    Thanks again

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    Why push the six-core CPU? I don't think the OP is going to need six cores, as two will never be used concerning most games. The Phenom X4 955 Black Edition will be plenty fast and won't be a bottleneck for years to come in games.

    I say stick with the 955 Black Edition, you can overclock it pretty well if you want to. Really no use is wasting a six-core processor if you're not doing any truly multi-threaded tasks.

    Everything else though is fine. I'd go with the 6870 (though I wouldn't go with Sapphire, that's just me) and the Centurion 5 case. A solid case overall. I also wouldn't go with a Gigabyte motherboard, but again, that's me. I'm vehemently against Gigabyte. If anything, I'd spend the extra money and get an AM3+ motherboard so you can upgrade to Bulldozer when it drops, would be a worthwhile investment.
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    because for 30-40 more dollars, he can have something that will be more future-proof.

    Or you could wait for bulldozer in june op

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    1) Take up Wildemu's suggestions on the HDD, Memory and Case
    2) You picked a case that already comes with a 550w PSU, then you linked a TX650w PSU on top of that o_O. Just get one of the cases that Wildemu suggested.
    3) Good PSU choice, TX650 gives more than enough power for your system. I wouldn't recommend planning to go crossfire, it can cause more trouble than it's worth when it comes to scaling issues, ingame support and crashes. It's far wiser to invest in the best possible single-GPU card you can afford now and stick with it till your next PC upgrade. So if you think you can wait and save up for a GTX560 in the short-term, you should do it.

    4) Build something worthy of 2011. Make these changes:

    Change CPU to this: i5 2300
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processo...3955108&sr=1-9

    Change Mobo to this: Asus P8P67 LE
    http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-REV-3-0-...3955044&sr=1-1

    Change Graphics card to this: HD6870 DirectCU
    http://www.amazon.com/Eyefinity-EAH6...3955305&sr=1-7

    Will cost ~$30-40 more than the build you listed, but EASILY worth it and drastically more futureproof. But if for some reason you still want to go crossfire, the mobo I suggested doesn't support it.
    Good luck
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2011-04-28 at 02:07 AM.

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    Pretty much what Xuvial says. I was just trying to save the money

    Quote Originally Posted by wildemu View Post
    because for 30-40 more dollars, he can have something that will be more future-proof.

    Or you could wait for bulldozer in june op
    Uhhh... neither is futureproof at all. The six-core is pretty terrible compared to the quad-core anyway and useless unless things are multi-threaded to use six threads, or even five. Games won't be using more than four cores any time soon, nor in the next couple years as game technology is behind real technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildemu View Post
    dude the core i3 2100 is better than this x6 for gaming , plz stop suggesting 6 cores cpu for gaming jesus its totally useless

    OT: Im not sure ... but for 40$ this case+Psu combo seem almost impossible maybe its a typo ... anyway the case look good (even for 40$, if it doesnt come with a PSU its still a good deal) but try to get the TX V2! 650W instead of the original TX.

    I also suggest you this GFX card
    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeo...3958803&sr=8-1
    Its a new 5850 model , its a little better than a 460 and it cost less =))
    Proof?: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/313?vs=295

    And go with a Sandy bridge build
    CPU:http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processo...3959007&sr=1-1
    +
    Mobo:http://www.amazon.com/P8P67-REV-3-0-...3959043&sr=1-3
    +
    Ram:http://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-Ripjaw...3959389&sr=1-2
    +
    PSU:http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthus...3959462&sr=1-1
    +
    GFX:http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeo...3958803&sr=8-1
    +
    HDD:http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...3959542&sr=1-2 (Much better HDD)

    Edit : Lol i looked at the case+psu combo customer reviews and actually it does really come with a PSU but it seems thats a very veryyyy BADDD PSU .. die after 2 week , doesnt come with 8pin connector for the CPU, doesnt work right off the box etc .. anyway this case actually worth 40$ imo. So if you like the look just go for it.
    Last edited by DarkBlade6; 2011-04-28 at 03:10 AM.
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    will it be useless a couple years from now? Stop living in the present people, it's all about building stuff to last

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    AMD's 6 Core's are hardly fantastic for gaming.. Take this from someone who owns one. Even if in the next 5-6 years they allow games to use more than 4 threads, the clock for clock performance will be so horrible on the Thuban it won't even matter how many bloody cores it has. The most you can typically expect out of hardware nowadays is 2-4 years tops depending on what you buy. Sure it will last but the performance will be severely limited by the time you get to that point.

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    The Video card and Ram are overclocked, unless your board and powersupply can run the overclock it may cause problems.

    The board is a bit outdated you could get a better asus board pretty cheap.
    The tower could go instead with antec 600 or 900.

    But it should be ok, double check the board etc for compatibility to overclocked ram and the overclocked video card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildemu View Post
    will it be useless a couple years from now? Stop living in the present people, it's all about building stuff to last
    Dude the x6 suck now and will suck even more in couple years.
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