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September 21, 2008 6:06:19 PM

Was hoping to get some advice on this if anyone can help

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AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX

AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

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ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

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POWERCOLOR AX4870X2 2GBD5-H Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

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OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (The Official Memory of the Championship Gaming Model OCZ2F10662GK

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COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

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Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD

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Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

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More about : system build hows

September 21, 2008 6:24:25 PM

Well first off, ur going to be told right away to drop that AMD cpu. ATM intel has much better cpus out that perform better.

Secondly get 4 gigs of ram, a good pair of DDR2-800 will be good enough and much cheaper. Ur paying for the name Fatality (wahoo).
September 21, 2008 9:02:48 PM

i would defiantly go with inlet like silverion77 said

I am not sure o this but im sure some 1 ill correct me if im wrong, if you are going to overclock then go for the faster ram. If not go with 800 as there will not be a major performance gain wit the faster RAM
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September 21, 2008 9:11:06 PM

I agree with the above posters about switching to intel and 4gb's of ram. Also, if you follow the ram advice, I'd say also get vista 64bit, so that it can actually use all 4gb's of ram.

Personally, I'd also prefer ddr2 800 ram over 1066 because you can overclock most cpu's pretty high with it at a 1:1 ratio.
September 21, 2008 9:25:41 PM

Also for a lot less money I'd get this PSU instead:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In addition to I'd get this RAM instead:
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh, don't bother getting the sound card. The Onboard HD audio is actually already better than what you picked(unless you get Xi-fi, which has Vista driver problems or HT Omega, problems free).
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