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January 28, 2009 4:10:47 PM

how is this for an amd gaming build? this is going to be my first diy so advice with anything is more than appreciated. wanted to go i7 at first but i save almost a grand with amd's top of the line 'dragon' platform setup. probably looking at pulling the trigger on this within the next 48 hours.

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January 28, 2009 5:58:39 PM

are you guys able to view the link? i can post all the parts.
January 28, 2009 7:01:37 PM

Don't have time to look in depth for you, but first thing I notice:

1. That PSU is really expensive. Unless you are planning to add another 4870x2 or water cool it is way overkill.

2. Take a look at more standard resolution monitors, as this is a gaming focused build rather than a HD movie watching machine. Look for a nice 24 inch with a resolution of 1920x1200 rather than the 1920x1080 which you have chosen.

3. Ditch Vista Ultimate and go with Home Premium. Unless you have a specific feature in mind that is only available in ultimate. That will save you 80 bucks.

Also, you said you were looking to go i7. You can make an i7 build for the same price that will perform as well or better, not sure where your extra grand was coming from.
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January 29, 2009 8:23:53 AM

This would be my sub $800 Dragon build :p 



Maybe you can buy a 780G or GF8200 mATX mobo to pair up with that free x2 BE-2300 chip for a HTPC hehe
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January 29, 2009 3:22:00 PM

I could not see anything in the link, "this wish list is empty."
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