you're thoughts on this system please!


Im going to build a system for a friend of mine, and i thought it could.nt harm to ask you what you think of it.

it's a pretty tight budget, but i think it'll perform good for today's standards.

CPU: AMD 64 x2 6400+ black edition
Motherboard: MSI K9A2 Platinum (with the new amd 790fx chipset, supports quad crossfire :P!)
RAM: Geil ultra series ddr2 800 mhz, cas latency 4-4-4-12 (2x 1024mb)
GPU: Gigabyte VGA Radeon HD3870
CPU cooler: Artic Freezer 64 pro
Hard disk: Samsung SpinPoint T133 400 GB, 7200 Rpm, 16 MB (s-ata)
DVD-RW: Lite-On DVD-RW (they say it's the fastest on the market, but it's also pretty cheap)
PSU: OCZ StealthXtream 600 Watt (thanks to jtt283 :P)

I already adviced him to wait for the stuff coming out in Q1 2008, because this could be a bit of a waste of money when new stuff comes out. But his old pc broke down, so he needs a new one as soon as possible.

With al the extra's (keyboard, mouse, headset, case) it comes down to € 910,_

I live in holland, so its in euro's but is about 1336,_ USD.

But if you skip al the extra's, and only go for: cpu, gpu, motherboard, cpu cooler, ram and psu, it'll be around € 620.

that's about 910,_ USD wich i think is a reasonable price for a potentual "Gaming" system.

what do you think about this?

thanks in advance!
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  1. XION is on tier-5 ("Do not buy") of the PSU listing at
    If at all possible, choose one from tier-3 or better.
  2. Thanks man!,

    I didn't even know that that page existed :P.

    i think i'll go for the ocz StealthXtream 600w psu now..

    I think it'll do, but it upped the price with 12 euro's or so,

    but that's not a big deal...

    Thanks for you're help!
  3. It all looks good now.

    I'd prefer a Western Digital instead of Spinpoint, but it's just because I've used lots of WDs without problems.
    Look at this list and try to get something closer to the top.
  4. thanks,

    i think i'll go for the WD Caviar SE16 400gb, 16 MB cache, 7200rpm, s-ata etc.
  5. It's an act of charity to build an AMD system.
  6. ^^^ ROTFL....but so true lol!
  7. I would go for Q6000 and GA-P35-DS4 instead of AMD.
    I like Samsung DVD-RW. I know you can't buy from Newegg. Please take a look at this.

    SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM
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