Parts compatibility concern for new PC build

  1. I am planning to build a PC using the following parts:
    Mobo-Gigabyte*GA-890GPA-UD3H*AMD 890GX - Socket AM3
    CPU-AMD CPU Phenom II 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
    RAM-Corsair Memory Vengeance 4GB DDR3 2000 MHz CAS 10 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
    GPU-Asus HD 5770 CuCore AMD / ATI Graphics Card - 1GB
    HDD-Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
    Optical Drive-Lite-On iHAS124-04
    PSU-Corsair Enthusiast Series 650TX
    Case-Cooler Master Elite 430

    These are my concerns:
    I am not sure whether the Mobo is compatible with the CPU
    if the PSU is suitable i.e. too much or too little power
    whether the GPU would cope well with games like Black Ops etc.

    Thanks
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +116

    The graphics card is weak.
    What's your budget?
  3. secretassasin69

    secretassasin69 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 80

    Probably around about £550-£600 in total or $900-$980
  4. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 127

    You might want a higher capacity PSU. The CPU will definitely be compatible with the motherboard though. Also that looks like some pretty high-end RAM; I don't think it will actually be running at 2000 MHz unless you overclock your CPU substantially. Maybe buying lower spec (like 1600MHz) RAM and using the money saved on a better graphics card would be a better bet (that's just a personal opinion though). Also if you do decide to buy that RAM make sure it is compatible with the AMD motherboard; some of the higher end RAM I see are advertised as being only for Intel.


    (I edited because grammatical errors drive me mad :p)
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +116

  6. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Looks like the maximum memory speed supported by the GA-890GPA-UD3H is 1866 (OC) ... really depends on whether you plan to overclock, if not DDR3 1600 would be sufficient. Would also go for a little bit stronger graphics card but overall the build looks very solid. Also think the Corsair 650TX should handle your needs quite comfortably.
  7. secretassasin69

    secretassasin69 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 80

    Thanks for that :) but according to most guides I have read they state that around 650W-750W is ideal for a Gaming PC.
  8. secretassasin69

    secretassasin69 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 80

  9. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 127

    Lol for some reason I read your case name as the PSU; I thought it was 430W :p My mistake....
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,317   +116

    You're welcome.
    Especially consider benches of the AMD 1100T BE vs the i7-2500k; I realize that the 1100T hex-core is a good bit quicker than the processor you originally selected, but it's just to make a point. Note that some graphs will say HIGHER is better, while some will say LOWER is better.

    Also, the 5770 is only about two-thirds as quick (maybe; worst case for the 6950) as the 6950, even less than the 6970.

    It maybe that in Europe, the prices are not as good as in the US, so if prices are too high, I'd be looking back at your original build, with some minor changes.
  11. secretassasin69

    secretassasin69 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 80

    LOL
     


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