Built myself a new PC

So for the last week or so I've been scouting the net for new parts to build a Decent PC / Gaming Rig and now I've finally finished.
So far I'm really liking it! Cranks the shit out of games.

Here's what I've got:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core 2.8GHz - Over Clocked to 3.3GHz XD
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB kit (2GB x 2) DDR3-1333 (PC-10600) CL8-8-8-21
MB: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 AMD 790GX
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12 SATA2
GFX Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5
PS: Corsair HX-520 ATX 520W 120mm Modular Power Supply
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout
Monitor:  Viewsonic VX2233WM Black 22" Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1920x1080 5ms 18000:1


PS: Still waiting for my Xbox to arrive from repair... pretty sure they lost it along the way somewhere, being 3 weeks and all. sigh.


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Posted by GiantBomber
So for the last week or so I've been scouting the net for new parts to build a Decent PC / Gaming Rig and now I've finally finished.
So far I'm really liking it! Cranks the shit out of games.

Here's what I've got:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core 2.8GHz - Over Clocked to 3.3GHz XD
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB kit (2GB x 2) DDR3-1333 (PC-10600) CL8-8-8-21
MB: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 AMD 790GX
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12 SATA2
GFX Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5
PS: Corsair HX-520 ATX 520W 120mm Modular Power Supply
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout
Monitor:  Viewsonic VX2233WM Black 22" Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1920x1080 5ms 18000:1


PS: Still waiting for my Xbox to arrive from repair... pretty sure they lost it along the way somewhere, being 3 weeks and all. sigh.


Posted by Gunner612

Looks like a pretty sweet setup, should last you quite a long time.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Gunner said:
" Looks like a pretty sweet setup, should last you quite a long time. "

Posted by teh_destroyer

Thats pretty nice.

I got a question, my CPU is only a 2.7. Should I bother upgrading to like a 3.2 or something? FUcking System requirements lab seems to complain a lot about my video card and cpu,and that they are holding back a lot of great games that I could be playing. So should I try and bother upgrading it.
Posted by AhmadMetallic
@teh_destroyer said:
" Thats pretty nice.
I got a question, my CPU is only a 2.7. Should I bother upgrading to like a 3.2 or something? FUcking System requirements lab seems to complain a lot about my video card and cpu,and that they are holding back a lot of great games that I could be playing. So should I try and bother upgrading it.
"
i thinnnnnnnnnk 2.7 is very much yesterday 
Edited by Mikemcn

I have a 22 inch monitor and its amazing, i love it for games and i have never heard of a triple core proccesor, its always quad or dual, i didnt know they made those.

Hows the 4870? I have a 4850 and i want to upgrade soon and im thinking of getting a 4870 X2

also.....

How much did this whole set up cost you?

Posted by Subject2Change

Woulda went with a bigger PSU; and the WD Black 640GB HDD but the build looks good.

Posted by ahriman22
@teh_destroyer: I would upgrade, but system requirement labs shouldn't be trusted all the time...

It said I could run Crysis.
Then it said I couldn't run Left 4 Dead.
Posted by Binman88
@GiantBomber: Very decent build but can we have some pics please :P
Posted by Luke

Pretty awesome build!... but if you ever think about tossing in another Hard Drive with especially another Radeon HD 4870, in CrossFire Mode, you may run into power problems with only having 520W.

Posted by iam3green

it seems cool. i like the case i was looking at some pictures of it. have fun with ur new computer.

Posted by GiantBomber
@teh_destroyer: Depends how many cores your running on. 
Posted by natetodamax
@Gunner said:
" Looks like a pretty sweet setup, should last you quite a long time. "

Posted by GiantBomber
@Mikemcn: So far the 4870 is running really games really well on my Vista 64 bit, Would have liked to get the 4870x2 but don't have the money...
Posted by GiantBomber
@Luke: Yeah i know, 520w is pushing it, but it is Corsair. I was going to get a cooler master 600w for the same price. (not the silent one though)