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December 29, 2007 8:28:04 PM

:hello:  Like many I have found on the forum its been awhile from my last build and, I have a new build in mind and looking for advice. There is no financial limit to say of... but I idealy dont want to go above 4k. So please tell me what you think so far. And Ill be running Vista 64-Bit Ultimate

Case: Cooler Master Stacker 810 w/850W PSU

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 AM2+/AM2

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Dual Core

Memory: x4 G.SKILL 2GB 240-PIN DDR2 800 (PC26400)

V-Card: x2 SAPPHIRE 100215L Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4

HardDrive: x2 Samsung SpinPoint T Series 500GB 7200RPM

Not sure if the PSU in the case is going to be sufficiant I was looking at this: OCZ GameXStream 1010W

Sound Card: Creative 7.1 X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty

CD Drive: Sony NEC Optiarc Combo Drive

And finally

Monitor: Samsung 226BW 22" 2ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD

As for cooling I think Im going water cooled but just still doing my research.

So please tell me what you think and where I may be going wrong.

Cheers :bounce: 

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December 29, 2007 8:50:40 PM

May I ask what it is going to be used for? It's hard to give advice if we don't know the intent for it.

I will say that it's way more than the majority of people would need.
December 29, 2007 9:37:25 PM

^Agreed. AMD is not in the high end any more. If you are building a good Gaming PC go with a E6550/E6750 or a Q6600. For motherboard (assuming Intel) I recommend you get a P35x-DS3x(ie. P35-DS3L, P35-DS3R, etc). CrossFire/SLI is useless (unless playing Crysis,etc on 30"+ monitor with everything on high) imo. You should just get a 8800GT or 8800GTX.
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December 29, 2007 9:41:00 PM

double post see below
December 29, 2007 10:23:59 PM

Yes mainly this is going to be used for gaming.
December 29, 2007 11:34:45 PM

topher219 said:
Yes mainly this is going to be used for gaming.

The build looks great for gaming as it is. That motherboard will give you a great upgrade potential for the future, as AMD's Phenom quads should be sorted within the next couple of months giving you a nice upgrade path if you so choose.
December 30, 2007 2:29:50 AM

I agree with Shadow....go Intel, much better for gaming

Get a intel quad Q6600 and an Maximus Formula X38 and two 3870s in crossfire

For a nice PSU get the PC and P quad 750watt (1010 is way overkill)

That case seems unnecessary because you pay extra for the included power supply (coolermaster do not make quality power supplies). I'd get a regular stacker 830 or whatever (the big humongous case)

Edit: If overclocking get a nice cooler and with dual 3870s and a 4k budget get a 24+ incher so you have full HD quality