Build Your Own Gaming PC

Can anybody help me with a gaming PC build?

Okay y'all here's the deal; I am looking to build a gaming computer this summer (July/August) that can run new games at high FPS and top settings. Budget $700-$1,000. My main trouble is deciding on the Processor, which will affect my motherboard choice, and thus affect my Video Card choice. Is the AMD Phenom II X4 965 a good gaming CPU? Any help/recommendations will be much appreciated, and a full list of parts for the build will be even more appreciate. Thanks!

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  1. Stick with the AMD processor, it is cost effective. Intel is good too, but a lot more expensive, and for your budget range that 965 is the IDEAL cpu.

  2. Get the Phenom II X6 1090T and overclock it.

    But if you're getting an expensive video card get the 1055T.


  3. You will get the most bang for your buck with an AMD chip, but the new i7 Intel are a tad faster. Look at this article and you won't need much else:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/how_build_awesome_pc_647


  4. get the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and overclock it. its a little slower in clock speed compared with the other amd processor the other guy recommended;...BUTTTT it costs $100 less and still has 6 cores

  5. The 965 is a good CPU. Make sure you get the 125 watt version so you can have good overclock room and a cooler running CPU. Intel's chips perform better and have the option of running virtual cores. I usually use Asus motherboards any chipset above 780 will be fine. Corsair makes excellent memory and so does G-skill so those are my preferences for memory. Antec and enermax make great power supply's that are well made with great warranty and customer service. Make sure you pick up a case with good airflow. Western digital black series is a great harddrive for gaming. As for a video card it's up to you what you want to spend on it. The GTX 200 series card can be had for cheap these days. If you want to go newer nvidia offers 470 and 480 GTX series, while ATI offer offers 5700 and 5800 series. Each company offers good cards but I favor Nvidia because of they're superior drivers. Hope this helps

  6. Go to http://www.gamingbuilds.com and check out the build recommendations there.

    There is also an awesome guide on the homepage about building a gaming PC step by step, the guide is also loaded with pictures.


  7. Hey Go with the AMD Six core on a new gigabyte mobo from newegg.com and get every thing you need from there. By the way ATI is the best video card manufacturer to go with today. Just to prove that gaming is good on highest setting at high frame rates here are my system specs. Kingston Hyper X is the best for memory

    MY COMPUTERS Specs:

    Case-Thermaltake Spedo Advance

    PSU-ABS Majesty series MJ1100-M Continuous 1100W

    MOBO-GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H

    CPU-AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban at 4.6GHz

    memory- Kingston HyperX 16GB

    Video Card( 3 of these are in my computer)- GIGABYTE GV-R597D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 5970

    Cooling system is liquid for mobo chipset Vcard and CPU

    Hard drives( I have 6 of these)- Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB

    BUT ANYWAY THAT IS MY COMPUTER. HIT NEWEGG FOR GOOD DEALS AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN FIND. DO NOT GET INTEL BECAUSE THEIR CPUS ARE 1215 DOLLARS.


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