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    Old 06-13-2012, 04:28 PM
    PissedOffGorilla PissedOffGorilla is offline
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    Question Help me with getting new gaming PC

    Hello, PissedOffGorilla here. I need your help. I'm building a gaming PC and I would like your opinions and help deciding parts and your recommended parts. Here's what I have so far..

    POG's gaming PC! Website used: PC Part Picker

    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extreme3[/url]

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hde00zfbgrbox[/url]

    Memory Option 1: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9q16gbrl[/url]

    Memory Option 2: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz16gx3m4a1600c9[/url]

    Hard Drive Option 1: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd20earx[/url]

    Hard Drive Option 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd1002faex[/url]

    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-01gp31556kr[/url]

    Power Supply Option 1: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550plus[/url]

    Power Supply Option 2: Apevia 500W ATX Power Supply
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/apevia-power-supply-atxcw500wp4[/url]

    Power Supply Option 3: Apevia 520W ATX Power Supply
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/apevia-power-supply-atxas520wbk[/url]

    Case Option 1: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc922mkkn1gp[/url]

    Case Option 2: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case
    Link: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc2000kkn1gp[/url]

    I have no idea what monitor to get. So please, recommend me a monitor. It has to be 20" or bigger and hopefully LED.

    Also, I know this may not be great, but I hope you are kind and please help me build and buy a great gaming PC. I also know I am a huge novice and that is why I posted multiple power supplys, hard drives, and memory links. Feel free to judge each option, and please tell me if this rig is trash or if it is treasure. And please show me better parts if possible.

    Oh, and if you know a better website to build PC's please tell me.

    Thank you -PissedOffGorilla
    Aspire X1430G
    AMD E-450 APU with Radeon HD 6320 Graphics 1.65 GHz
    4GB of RAM
    Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
    1TB of memory
    Monitor: Acer P216HL
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    Old 06-14-2012, 11:05 AM
    fatcobra fatcobra is offline
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    No idea on your budget, but if your not interested in overclocking this [URL="http://pcpartpicker.com/p/a6Xq"]list[/URL] is a good potent entry level gaming system. You can change things as you wish. if it's too much money, shout out your budget.

    Points on what you picked:

    -PSU, dont buy Apevia units they are crap. Antec, Seasonic, XFX, PC P&C(silencer MKIII), NZXT, Corsair are good places to look.
    -HDD, for a fast stand alone storage drive get 7200rpm, 5400rpm is good for a backup storage drive. The Blacks are expensive, something Seagate, WD Blue or Hitachi is fine.
    -Ram, unless your using specific programs that need that much ram, 8GB is a good futureproof amount for gaming.
    -CPU, as to performance, this [URL="http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i5-2500-2400-2300_7.html#sect0"]benchmark[/URL] will give you some idea how the Intel i5 will compare against the Phenom II.
    i5-760 2.8Ghz/Asus P7P55D-E / Titan Fenrir EVO/Kingston 4GB
    2xWD C.Black 640GB (RAID 0)/Gainward GTX 670 Phantom/Corsair TX850w
    Sound Blaster Z /CM 310/W7 HP 64bit/Asus PB278Q 2560x1440p
    Zowie AM-GS/Filco Maj.2 (mx brown)/Senn.PC360/Corsair SP2500

    Self built PC problems Here
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    Last edited by fatcobra; 06-14-2012 at 11:08 AM.
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