Alright any feedback appreciated. any criticism also appreciated. I could have gone for i7 but its too expensive right now and seeing that int eh future the i5 will come out etc i might just stand back and wait for a while. IS this a good rig? Thank you and it comes out to be 619$ with shipping included.
P.S can anyone recoomend a Harddrive please. thank you.
The PC Power and cooling 500w is a better quality PSU, but I think a decent 600w might have the upper hand since the 4870 is pretty demanding power wise. Its a hard decision, get whichever is cheapest.
Phenoms see s slight performance boost with higher clocked RAM, such as the 1066. Since the 1066 RAM is so cheap compared to 800 Mhz RAM, there really is no reason not to go for that slight performance boost.
I just got the same cpu and mobo as the one you mentioned. I run mine at 3.5ghz on stock cooler, default voltage stable... and the heatsink/cooler is not even warm. At first I thought I didn't attach it properly... but if that was the case there is no way it would run 3.5ghz stable while gaming.
Fyi, I use a 1066 RAM, as Raven already said... the price different isnt much...you should go for it.
Just because the board states it's "AM3 Ready" does not make it a true AM3 Board. The New AM3 CPUs will work on all AM2+ boards, the catch is that they will only be able to run DDR2. A true AM3 board will run DDR3. That being said, there are no true AM3 boards out yet. The first line of true AM3 CPUs from AMD are set to be released on the 17th of February, as are a few AM3 boards from ASUS (perhaps even from a few other companies).
Perez, I was very close to pulling the trigger on a new system with the 940 CPU, however after learning about the upcoming AM3 launch I have decided to wait. Even if I decide not to by the AM3 system, I figure the prices on the 940 will drop a little (and maybe even the AM2+ MB I was looking at).