Phenom II Build

I think I managed to make the best gaming build according to comments people have made. (THANKS!! :D )
Tell me what you think?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100260SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB 512-bit (2 x 256-bit) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply (changed from 500W)
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
DVD ROM: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30
Case Fan: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan

Price: $871.88 + $35.32 SH = $907.20
*I'm gonna buy a computer in March 13 - 20, so price might change*

Budget: $800 - $900

I chose a good GPU over a CPU fan.

People commented that BIOS flashing is a mess, so I went with the GIGABYTE MOBO.
Phenom II 940 is recognized right out of the box. (Its really nice too)

In my opinion, I think its really nice, but please comment. Thank you.

If you like it build my build. :D
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  1. Nice build, but if you can wait the 925 is coming out in april and that will give you the opportunity to go up to an am3 mobo with ddr3 memory, but you'll probably have to go for a 4870 or GTX 260 instead of the 4850 X2.

    I'm recommending am3 instead because of the debatable future of am2+ since new cpu's are closing in on 5200mt/s.
  2. Nice build . Pretty much what I would build for my self if I was ordering today .

    The weakest spot is the PSU IMO . Its enough but stepping up to a 650 watt will let it run with a lot less stress
  3. uhyu said:
    I think I managed to make the best gaming build according to comments people have made. (THANKS!! :D )
    Tell me what you think?

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX
    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    GPU: SAPPHIRE 100260SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB 512-bit (2 x 256-bit) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
    PSU: Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    DVD ROM: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30
    Case Fan: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan

    Price: $851.88 + $35.32 SH = $887.20
    *I'm gonna buy a computer in March 13 - 20, so price might change*

    Budget: $800 - $900

    I chose a good GPU over a CPU fan.

    People commented that BIOS flashing is a mess, so I went with the GIGABYTE MOBO.
    Phenom II 940 is recognized right out of the box. (Its really nice too)

    In my opinion, I think its really nice, but please comment. Thank you.



    Hey This looks much better than your previous post...

    I like a lot of those components (alot of them are in my gaming rig), looks like you're going with the stock cooler for the processor. It should be fine.
    The only thing I think you might be able to improve is your power supply. With a 4850X2 and 125W processor I would recommend 650W or higher. Infact, I checked the Sapphire support page for the 4850X2 and 500w isn't going to cut it for that card. Here's what it says and here is the link

    http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=265&grp=3

    –650 Watt or greater power supply with one 2x3-pin PCIeR power connector and one 2x4-pin PCIeR power connector is required (1K Watt with two 2x3-pin and two 2x4-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode).


    Change the PSU to a Corsair 650TX and you'll be all set and it's ONLY $20 more - also the 650TX has the 8 pin 12v connector you'll need for that motherboard, and the cables are sleaved which is nicer than bare cables like the EA500 has. (I have both of those power supplies so I am speaking from experience here).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=650TX <------ get this one, you won't regret it!
  4. scatrd, you've been one the best help in almost all my posts. Huge thanks.

    Thanks for the posts everyone.
  5. I think the Phenom II 925 will be too expensive for my budget.

    Is there that huge boost in performance with the DDR3 rams anyway?

    I guess I can consider changing to a Phenom II 710. While I wait for the 925 to come out.
  6. uhyu said:
    scatrd, you've been one the best help in almost all my posts. Huge thanks.

    Thanks for the posts everyone.



    Right on! Just glad to help... the first build can be kinda scary but also a very thrilling experience. I hope your's turns out well. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't POST the first time, and remember there is NOTHING that can't be fixed... it just might take a little patience ( and sometimes more money, lol ).

    The best of luck to you!
  7. good build, as i see it right now, its nice !

    have fuN !
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