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Old June 16, 2010, 01:17 PM
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Well it seems its time for me to build a new gaming PC
Now I have been an intel guy in the past, but Im really looking at going towards an AMD due to the price mark
I have most of the stuff needed, except Mobo, CPU, and Ram

I have found a few parts and was looking for your guys input on any other choices or suggestions, if any.

Mobo- Newegg.ca - Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PVV34G1333LLK
CPU- Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor
Ram- Newegg.ca - Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS34G1333LLK

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Old June 16, 2010, 02:38 PM
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Well for starters, your mobo choice is a set of Patriot memory.

I am an absolute AMD guy, so if I must suggest a good gaming CPU I would say either the 955 as a quad core (I have had a better experiance with it then the 965, personal preference) or you can go like most of us AMD guys and go with the new 1090T six-core processor. I am using this one, I LOVE IT, overclocks VERY well, and it's remarkably stable. Keep in mind I watercool.

As for motherboards I would use either Gigabyte or MSI boards. ASUS does make good boards but I rarely EVER found anything other then there support making them a better pick.

Memory... The sky is your limit. Personal I would stay far far away from Patriot. I currently use a UK brand called GeIL. OCZ has been my favorite for a long time.
Aim for an 8gb set which will last you a long time and growing games are demanding more and more memory.

Don't forget your Graphics.
I hate with a bloody passion Nvidia cards. However it's all up to you. I went all out and got a 5970. Get your self a 5770. Best BANG for your buck out there!!!

You will need a reliable PSU, I stick with Corsair or Enermax.

Set a goal for what you want to do and go from there. I built mine to be challenged, so I got tough stuff, new and powerfull.
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Old June 16, 2010, 04:24 PM
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Thanks! That was a helpful responce
Forgot to add, I currently have these parts

PSU- Corsair 750
CPU Cooling- Corsair H50
VGA- GTX 275 (will upgrade to ATi in a bit)
HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Case- Thermaltake Armour

How about this Ram? Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

Also, would the Newegg.ca - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor be a better choice for CPU? Im just wondering if thee $100 difference between that and the 1090T is worth it.

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Old June 16, 2010, 05:21 PM
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The 1090T is well worth it if your an Overclocker. Overall I would still say it's worth it's price.

I have a set of Dominator memory I have been wanting to sell. The set below.
Newegg.ca - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX3M2A1600C8
Very good memory, I have a good deal if you want it. PM me if your interested.

I use the same PSU, very good choice.

I would up your CPU cooling. I personally have made a decision to never go back to Air Cooling. I have been one of the pioneers of alternative cooling for to many years to turn around now.

Graphics are fine. Think about the 5770 or perhaps the 5830.

Is your HDD the 64mb cache model?
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dont look below a 5850, unless you get a super deal on a 5770 used like 120 bucks

or 5870 used for 270 i think, look up fs section
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