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Building a Gaming Pc. Which Components?

Hello, I'm in the midst of building a gaming Pc. I've been looking online for parts and specs etc.. and am wondering a few things. Just things like with components work together etc.. (also, if you find somewhere with the better price than the one i've given please tell me. All of my components are in my shopping cart on Here is my list: Tower; T925-3056 ::Thermaltake VL90001W2Z Armor A90 Black ATX Case - Window, USB 2.0, eSATA, HD Audio, ATX(21.5 lbs) (This is the tower i chose as it has room for 6 3.5"HDD's for upgradeable Hard drive space, and it's and ATX for the Motherboard i have chosen. And it comes with 2 prebuilt in fans.) Motherboard; S458-1334 ::ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard - AMD 790GX, Socket AM3, ATX, Audio, Video, HDMI, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID(3.25 lbs) (Capable of a AM3 processor and it comes with most components installed already. also is capable of DDR3 Ram which is what i want as i want to go over the 4GB limit.) CPU; A79-0630 ::AMD Athlon II X4 630 Quad Core Processor - 2.80GHz, Socket AM3, 2MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s), Retail(1 lbs) (I'm looking for a quadcore capable of most gaming, seems like this will be ok for a half decent price.) HDD; TSD-500AAKS ::Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM(1.55 lbs) (Cheap but 500GB will be plenty for me.) Power Supply; T925-3012 ::Thermaltake W0379RU TR2 Series Power Supply - 500 Watts, ATX(5.1 lbs) (not exactly sure, just randomly picked one for a ok price range to have a better idea of price.) Extra Fan; ULT40135 A ::Ultra Performance 120mm Case Fan Bundle - Buy One Get One Free(0.98 lbs) (Wanted this as the Case holds 4 fans and this is buy 1 get one free. Just for cooling purposes. Graphics Card; On Motherboard RAM / Memory (not looking for any i can get that pretty much anywhere for cheaper than online prices, with overall shipping etc.. I can get all this for about 530$ and my limit is 600$ so if any suggestions on better quality for its price or lower priced components that'll work with the other components i have, please tell me. All help is greatly appreciated. Thats my list for now. As far as i know i need a cooling component, but thats one of my questions. My questions are, Will all these components fit together? With alittle Room also? Will these components work together, without problems? What Coolling component should i get, that will fit in that Computer case, and Works and keeps my CPU cool? (Please nothing crazy expensive). Is my Power Supply too much for the motherboard that it'll fry it? Or is it too less that components wont work correctly? Is the Video Card that comes with the Motherboard capable of gaming, (mostly for playing Call of Duty 4,5,6, or 7). Or other games that are up to that standard? Those are the components i have chosen. If there's anything i have missed, please tell me. Well thanks for your time. Cheers Louis Sorry i didn't write prices; (All Canadian Prices as i live in Canada.) Tower = $112.99 Motherboard = 99.99 Processor = 79.97 Fan = 21.99 Power supply = 68.99 Hard Disk Drive = 39.97 517.86 is total with S&H and Tax Included. Thanks Cheers, Louis Louis

Public Comments

  1. Try searching for the same parts on because sometimes they have better prices and I'm sure they have services in Canada too.

    Do you have operating system? Like Windows 7 or Vista?

    I suggest in getting a real graphics card because onboard can barley play any type of games today.

    Get them on

    Get rid of the cpu and the cpu cooler, I suggest you to get the x4 640 for better performance and invest some money on a sapphire vapor-x 5750 1gb card. Or any other 5750 ati card.

    Get a XION AXP Classic Series AXP600-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case and it supports 120mm fans as well and can fit 8 I believe at a bit cheaper price.

  2. 1. It'll all fit

    2. It's all compatible.

    3. You don't need any additional cooling unless you overclock. That said, I highly suggest getting a Coolermaster Hyper TX3 or Hyper 212 Plus. It's a CPU cooler (much quieter and cools better than the stock fan)

    4. There's no such thing as a power supply that's too "powerful". I'm sure you will need 500 watts easily once you add in a graphics card.

    5. If you want to play games, you will need to invest in a DEDICATED graphics card. The graphics chipset that is built into motherboards are not made for gaming. At most they will handle 1080p video playback, but games like COD require a dedicated card.

    If you want to stay on the budget side of things, I suggest either the:

    Radeon 5750

    Radeon 5770

    Radeon 6850

    GTX 460

    Don't forget to include at least a hundred bucks to purchase a OEM system builder's version of Windows 7 (64 bit)

  3. You don't need a extra fan for your cpu,just use the one that inclued in your cpu box.There is no problem for them to working together.If you don't have budget on a graphic card,the card on mother board won't be working well on COD series,because it is HD4200 or lower.You must buy a Graphic card to play COD.I think HD5770 is a better choice.

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