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Need feedback on a gaming build.

by VirtuousNerO / October 22, 2011 3:03 AM PDT

Hi all. I have been looking into a gaming build lately and was wanting to get some feed back on what I got together so far. The following will be a list of my components and the link to them. Any feed back will be appreciated Happy
*Tower: Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1
I was looking at a cheaper one, but figured if I'm spending over $1000 might as well get the better one.
*Mother Board: Asus Sabertooth 990FX
This looks like an awesome board from my inexperienced opinion lol
*RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866 MHz
Corsair's always good choice from what I've read. I'll be getting another 8gb at a later date.
*CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T BE
This is good deal from what I can tell. I was looking at a 980 quad, but I read that this would be just about the same or a little better. With the Deus Ex game coupon with it, it'll be a great deal.980 will be linked after main body.
*HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM
I'm not very knowledgable of HDD's since I've never upgraded one before, but this looks like a good drive. I've heard bad things about Seagate also.
*Graphics: Visiontek Radeon HD 6850 1GB dedicated
This looks like a great card. I've never directly bought ATI card, but From what I've read this is one of the best for the price range. Plus it's VisionTek with a life warranty.
*DVD Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST
*PSU: Thermaltake TPX-775M 775W PSU
*OS: I am getting Windows 7 Professional 64 bit from my college for a discount.
Ok that's all the parts that I've got selected. The following Are alternatives I was looking at but decided to go with what I linked first.
*CPU: AMD II x4 980
*PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 750W
Now this PSU might actually be better, but I'm not sure lol. Anyway any feedback would be appreciated. This is my first time building my own computer from scratch. Any tips would also be appreciated Grin

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2011 5:19 AM PDT

I find folk build these and end up with a machine that reboots randomly. If this does that, troubleshooting is usually not offered by the seller so be sure you can return it all and try something else.

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no worries.
by VirtuousNerO / October 23, 2011 12:46 PM PDT

No worries I ordered everything from Tigerdirect and all have a 30 day warranty through them and at least a 3 year to lifetime warranty via manufacturer. I ended up not getting this build. Some people on another forum gave me some tips and turns out I was overspending on some of these parts. Thanks for the reply!

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