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[New Gaming PC] $850 Gaming Computer

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June 6, 2009 12:55:52 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming!

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard and Mouse, OS (Plan on using Windows 7 RC)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: doesn't matter

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, later though

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 1920x1080



Antec 300 Case and Antec EA 650W PSU Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$107

Asus 21.5" WD HD 1080P Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$170

AMD Phenom II X3 720 and Biostar 790GX Mobo Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$193

G.Skill 2X2GB DDR2 1066 RAm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55

HIS IceQ 4 + Turbo Radeon HD 4870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$184
Planning on buying another in a few weeks for crossfire

WD Caviar 640GB 32MB HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$75

Samsung DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$23

Core Contact Sunbeam 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$36



When I do crossfire my 4870's will the EA 650W have enough power?
The 4870's will be running at 8x/8x, will they bottleneck? Is there a noticeable difference at 16x/16x?



Total: $881.86 + $31.27 shipping - $60 MIR = $853.13
June 6, 2009 1:04:52 AM

You're combo's gone up in price, it might be worth getting a Gigabyte 790X instead.
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