Will this computer work?

By Antrephel
Jun 6, 2012
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  1. I'm building a new computer and I just wanted you all to check and confirm that it will all work in the end. I've build 1 computer in the past and it works great but I'm still getting the hang of it. This is meant to be a gaming computer that will run the newest games for years to come.

    Case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower -
    Hard Drive - (2 of these) - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache -
    Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD -
    PCI -
    Graphics - MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti -
    Sound - ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG Sound Card -
    PCU -
    Speakers -
    Keyboard -
    Mouse -
    RAM -
    CPU - AMD FX-8120 -
    CPU cooler -
    OS - Windows 7
    Disk Drive -
    SSD (for win7) -
    Monitor -

    Thanks fr your help guys!
  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,365   +710

    That all looks like it will work well.
    Although, I would say that personally I would prefer 12 GB of 1866 or 1600 ram instead of 16 of 1333. Its not a big deal, its just I dont imagine anyone will be using 16GB anytime soon.
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Case: don't get the Antec 900, it's an old design which attracts lots of dust. The Corsair Carbide series has excellent cable management and dust filters.

    Mobo/CPU: go with Intel, you can get a 3570K + Z77 mobo for the same price as what you picked.

    GPU: You need something more than a GTX 560Ti to max out the latest games. If you really want to play the latest games for years to come then consider a GTX 670. In any case the 2GB 560Ti you picked is not a good choice as it won't offer any more performance than the 1GB version at 1080p. For $250 you can get the GTX 570 or HD 7850.

    RAM: 16GB may be overkill but RAM is very cheap at the moment and prices have actually started going up recently so 16GB might not be a bad idea.

    SSD: get a 128GB drive, 64GB is uncomfortably small. The Samsung 830 probably the best SSD out there but the Crucial m4 is not far behind and you can get a 128GB m4 for $125.
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 827   +192

    Yeah the GTX 560TI will not top you out for modern games. Id recommend getting rid of the Sound card and speakers to free up some cash for a better GPU.I doubt you will miss them. Especially if they were sacrificed for a better GPU.

    Also, If I were you Id swap out your PSU with this one.

    As for the WIFI adapter, if you have a Ethernet to hardline your desktop, Id get rid of that as well. That's about $45 bucks you can put back into a different component such as the GPU. This is a gaming PC so you really want a good card.

    Other then that. It looks like Slh28 has covered everything else.
  5. Antrephel

    Antrephel TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    If you want to save a bit you can get the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard, it overclocks well and also has two PCI-E 3.0 slots running at x8x8 in case you think about SLI/CF in the future.

    You appear to have linked the GPU to the same url as the case...

    By the way if you're interested in online gaming you really should think of a way of getting a wired connection, e.g. move your router next to the PC, but obviously only if it's logistically possible.
  7. Antrephel

    Antrephel TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Yep, build looks great. Good luck!
  9. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Bulldozer.... Ehhhhh...
  10. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 827   +192

  11. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Ivy Bridge? Other than the heat issues, that's a good move.

    Might want a non-reference 670. Reference GPYs are so loud and hot.
  12. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 827   +192

    Indeed, As long as the OP isn't trying to achieve some super high OC's I wouldn't worry about that too much.
  13. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Booster Posts: 224   +53

    Good choices! Looks exactly like the build I have in mind for myself except I cheaped out and got the 400R case already to hold my current build. BTW, your GPU link is to your case, so I don't know what you picked.

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