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April 7, 2009 7:04:06 PM

Ok so i have a 1000 dollars to spend and i have built a AMD Rig that should hold up pretty well.

The 1000 is purely for the tower not the monitor.

For a power supply i have a so i should be ok with the 4890.

Any comments are welcome!

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April 7, 2009 7:12:26 PM

Would change the foxconn to the Gigabyte 790gx.

wd black 500gb should change to the 640gb black.

Ram, i would stick with the 1066mhz but, a better quality g.skills or ocz.

faster Cl of 4 or 5.

Yea, that psu should power 1 of those cards. Thats wierd, i read on reviews before it came out that the 4890 will run on 1x8pin instead of 2x6pins in fudzilla...but, i guess not?

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April 7, 2009 7:14:28 PM

I'm not so sure about that Foxconn motherboard. I would check out Gigabyte and Asus boards.

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $109.99


GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $138.99


ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $139.99

I would also step up to the 640GB hard drive. The 640GB drives have higher data density and are faster than the 500GB models.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

$10 for a faster drive with 140GB more storage seems like a bargain to me. :) 

The CAS latency of that OCZ RAM is very slow. I'd check out these kits:

This thermal paste cools at least as well as AS5, is non-conductive, and has no cure time:

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail $6.99
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April 7, 2009 7:20:09 PM

Thanks for the fast replys guys
April 7, 2009 7:24:51 PM

What i dont like about high wattage low amp psu's is that the Video card could take up 2 rails mabye if oc'd, but, im sure you will be fine.

Just wish the railings were a 20a+. Since you already have taht psu, test it, make sure it will run smoothly, if not, you might have to look into buying a new psu.
April 7, 2009 7:27:45 PM

Ya a new PSU is in the budget if i need it after i set up the PC. Plus if the card can't run i have a old 8800 gt left over from another build.
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April 7, 2009 7:28:13 PM

Those are all sensible changes. This is looking like a very nice build!

Don't forget a 64-bit OS so you can use all 4GB of RAM.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM $99.99
April 7, 2009 7:30:33 PM

I got a windows vista 64bit for my current build so i should be fine *also have windows 7 beat build 7000*

the price is now ($972.92) just to update people. I Was wondering if it would be worth it to double the ram to get 8 gigs?(Order 2 of the ram)

April 7, 2009 7:30:56 PM

Here's the installation and power consumption.

it will take 16a's on 1 card and up to 190watts (peak) each card if crossfired.

so, your 18a's should be fine.

No, it wouldn't be any change in getting 8gb. On the homepage of Tomshardware is a guide saying is 4gb and 6gb enough or over the needs?