Computer build query (for gaming)

By asd0f9890asdf09
Mar 10, 2010
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  1. Hello everyone,

    I've been on this site before. I read and commented on somebody else's gaming build and now it's time to get some feedback from you guys if you can please spare just a little bit of your time!

    I just want to check if I'm doing anything stupid (incompatible hardware, etc.) before I drop a 1000 dollars on all this circuitry!

    Basic info:
    Gaming Build
    Budget ~$1000 (excluding monitor)
    I'm a college student in the US and will buy everything online.
    I've already bought a monitor and case. (I saw a good deal or two...)
    Already got an OS.
    I don't plan to overclock and I'm not sure about aftermarket cooling.

    Here's everything with current prices:

    CASE (already bought):
    Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External 3 X 5.25; Internal 6 X 3.5 2*Usb2.0
    Basically a mid-tower ATX form.

    MOBO
    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    $119.99

    PROCESSOR
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
    $160.99

    RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
    $104.99

    GPU
    XFX HD-585A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) XXX Edition 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
    $339.99

    PSU
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
    $119.99

    HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail
    $79.99

    I'll be getting a 22inch monitor sometime too.

    Yep, so if there's something wrong here, it would be nice to know! Thanks a lot.
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    Everything looks fine. G.Skill are showing RAM compatibility with the board, and their NQ modules of the same specification are listed in Asus' QVL.
    The HD 5850 at 24cm should fit ok in the chassis. I can't see any other area's that could possibly be cause for conflict.
  3. asd0f9890asdf09

    asd0f9890asdf09 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sweetness, thanks so much! I think I'm going to order everything this week sometime. Anyone else?
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Excellent choices as the price / performance ratio should be great. You've done your research well. I'm sure you'll enjoy the build. :)
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