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Need advice or opinions on this setup for new build(also first)

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May 12, 2009 3:28:16 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Mid June

BUDGET RANGE: $600-$700 CDN maybe up to 750 if performance is enough to warrant the price

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Watching movies, Gaming, Surfing the web, video/audio converting

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca or another site if recommended with cheaper prices

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU ATI GPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe nothing to crazy though SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe probably not needed

MONITOR RESOLUTION: don't need monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking to build my first computer. Deciding after seeing retail computers way over priced as i often browse the net looking at computer parts comparing them to what other have in there store bought computers and what you can build for the same price it would be foolish to buy from retail. Here's what i have so far.

Antec Three Hundred Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Western Digital Cavier SE 320GB HDD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

ASRock A780GMH/128M AM2+/AM3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4830 512MB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ASUS Black 22X CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Subtotal: $552.93
Grand Total : $630.97 less $20US MIR
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May 12, 2009 3:54:19 PM

Kill@dor said:
For gaming i would recommend a triple core instead for a few dollars more...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

For $99 you might as well get the HD 4770...they are clocked much higher...



a few more dollars must be different in your opinion. thats nearly $100 more. I was thinkning about the 8750 triple core its $112, i know it will overclock to 2.9-3 easily possible even without voltage bump. but not totally sure how much performance it has compared to 7750 or the new phenom 2 x3.
May 12, 2009 3:56:19 PM

well the tri-core P1 will perform better in future games than the 7750 but the 7750 will OC higher and play current games better.

neither really compare to the P2's.
May 12, 2009 3:58:16 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
well the tri-core P1 will perform better in future games than the 7750 but the 7750 will OC higher and play current games better.

neither really compare to the P2's.



so the 7750 will play current games better then the 8750...is that because of the clock speed or architecture.
May 12, 2009 4:01:50 PM

Fair enough...it is a little high in price, but will perform well. Anyway, its just a suggestion...
May 12, 2009 4:06:23 PM

Kill@dor said:
Fair enough...it is a little high in price, but will perform well. Anyway, its just a suggestion...



that is true. i just dont have the money atm for that. but i will probably upgrade later on. the 7750 is on 72$ so..
May 12, 2009 7:33:12 PM

The foxconn board isn't very OC friendly. It's a pretty low end board.
May 13, 2009 3:42:25 PM

What kind of performance would this setup get roughly. Also anyone know if the that motherboard is any good for overclocking?
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