Gaming Case and PSU?

  Clueless_Techie 20:37 21 Jul 2009
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AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz 4 MB Cache,
4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 1066 (2x2Gb),
500GB SATA Hard Drive, ,
3060 PLUS Black and Silver Midi Case,
Atrix 800Watt Silent Dual Fan ,
ATI 4890 1024MB PCI Express DDR DVI,
AM2+ GA-M52l-S3 - DDR2 800x4 6100 chipset,
DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe,
Integrated Sound Card,
64 BIT Windows Vista Home Premium,

This is the system I am probably going to buy for gaming, from this site

click here

I was just wondering if the Case I have chosen, and the PSU I have chosen will be ok for the system. If tehy aren't, could you please suggest which one available from the list on that site will work well?

Thanks in advance everyone.

  Clueless_Techie 20:38 21 Jul 2009

Forgot to add, also how is the Motherboard?

  Armchair 21:14 21 Jul 2009

I would opt for one of the AM3 Phenom CPUs, rather than 9650, along with a 790 chipset motherboard. The AM3 ones are better and they're a lot more power efficient.

Dunno about the cases. Can't see any Atrix PSU on there.

  Clueless_Techie 21:23 21 Jul 2009

The PSU I selected was actually this.
Power Cool 850Watt High Efficiency.
But for some reason when i Copied the stuff, it was different.
So with what you suggested ... This?

AM3 Phenom X3 710 2.6 GHz 6 MB Cache,
4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 1066 (2x2Gb),
500GB SATA Hard Drive,
3060 PLUS Black and Silver Midi Case,
Power Cool 850Watt High Efficiency ,
ATI 4890 1024MB PCI Express DDR DVI,
AM2+ MSI KA790GX - DDR2 1066x4 790 chipset,
DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe,
Integrated Sound Card,
64 BIT Windows Vista Home Premium,

And any one else have ideas for the case?

  citadel 21:25 21 Jul 2009

I would have the coolermaster case cm690 and corsair hx620 psu.

  Clueless_Techie 21:34 21 Jul 2009

AM3 Phenom X3 710 2.6 GHz 6 MB Cache ,
4Gb Corsair Memory DDR2 1066 (2x2Gb) ,
500GB SATA Hard Drive,
Cooler Master CM690 Dominator Black Case , Corsair HX750Watt ,
ATI 4890 1024MB PCI Express DDR DVI,
AM2+ MSI KA790GX - DDR2 1066x4 790 chipset ,
DVD+/- RW - 18X Samsung Lightscribe,
Integrated Sound Card,
64 BIT Windows Vista Home Premium

Ok, Changed it again. This good?

  GaT7 21:54 21 Jul 2009

The Corsair HX550 will be more than enough for that spec. Be aware that if they're charging £96 extra for it, it's a rip-off I'm afraid. Especially when this PSU costs £20-25 LESS if bought separately new - e.g. click here. The same goes with some of the other upgrades. You might want to query this with them.

May I ask why you've chosen a 64-bit OS version? I'd say it's safer opting for a 32-bit version - most of your older peripherals/hardware are likely to be more compatible. G

  Armchair 10:45 22 Jul 2009

I think the Phenom II 810 is the best bang for your buck (also taking into account efficiency), if you r budget allows.

click here

  Armchair 15:23 22 Jul 2009

You might find this interesting, too. It generates a price/performance ratio, based on current prices, so you know which CPU (or graphics card, depending on which one you click at the top of the page) is the best value for money at any time.

click here

  Clueless_Techie 23:22 22 Jul 2009

I don't seem to be doing very good here, so I would appreciate it if someone could design me a good system for gaming, with the ATI 4890 1024MB PCI Express DDR DVI Graphics card from either this site, or another reliable site. Please bear in mind that I only have a laptop at the moment, so I'll be needing a keyboard (Not nessesarily a mouse, as I have a good one) and a monitor. Also with a budget of £1000 ish. Thanks everyone for the input ... I just can't seem to figure out the parts I need.

sorry to disagree with you, but if I was buying a new high spec computer now then unless I had some extremely old and important peripherals, I'd see no reason not to go for 64 bit Windows. 64 bit has been around for many years now and pretty much anything relatively modern will be compatible. I made the change over just several months ago (when I installed Windows 7 in fact), and most of the software loaded on has not been specifically designed for 64 bit, but has gone on flawlessly.

Going for 32 bit on the other hand prevents you utilising all of your RAM (over a quarter of it in this case!), which on a gaming system is critical! It would also inhibit the upgrade potential.

In any case, whichever version you choose, you can use the same product key for the alternative-bit Windows, provided you can get your hands on some media to install it!

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