Although the PSU is Rosewill, which isn't too highly regarded, it does appear to be a newer model with APFC, so it may be ok. I think it will raise eyebrows more than set off any linear panics.
Get a Retail optical drive if you need software with it.
I'm assuming you've decided on AMD, and that's fine, given that you are aware that an Intel system will outperform it for not much more.
That being the case, you've chosen the lowest level 790GX board, with 64MB of DDR2 sideport. You may not care, since you're getting a 4870; just in case you do. Their TA790GX3 has 128MB of DDR3.
Ok, so i switched to a q6600 and a ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard. Question I have is if the standard memory is DDR1200 but im only running DDR 800 is that compatable?? and if not which is the board i need?
Hey, I'm going with a AMD build. I have a couple questions though. Do i need a 800Watt to power all of this? Is that too much? Too Little? Is the Biostar TForceTA790GX good with the Phenom 9950? I was also thinking about the Asus M3n-HT Deluxe?? Any advice on the whole system would be appreciated. This is my first build.
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