Building new system for client in the next week (purchased mostly through Newegg):
-NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA
-SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
-LG Black bezel SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model GDR-H20N - OEM
-NZXT PS-NT-PP600-R 600W ATX / BTX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
-OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
-AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor
-BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
There will be gaming and OC'ing.
1. I heard that the "magical fourth core" of this triple core processor can be unlocked with this MOBO. Is it something I should attempt or is it not stable? I heard that AMD rushed some quads out and renamed them as the triple core during Feb/Mar of this year. Not sure what to believe...
2. What type of cpu heatsink and cooler would you recommend for this build?
3. Does anyone see any potential issues with this build?