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Phenom II Build (1000)

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June 6, 2009 4:10:08 PM

So I am building a computer for a friend. We have been planing this out quite a bit and here is our setup so far....

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: <week

BUDGET RANGE: US$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet Downloading, Multimedia (no gaming)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keybord/Mouse, OS (windows 7 rc1)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:newegg.com, fry's

PARTS PREFERENCES:AMD, ATI

OVERCLOCKING: NO OC'ing/Cross X

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:This build is for massive archiving/ downloading and also as an all around kick ass comp not used for gaming. We will go to fry's to pick up the case to save on shipping. Any suggestions would be a great help!

here she is,

case- Antec 900 $100

CPU-AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor $190

Mother Board- GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P ATX AMD Motherboard $110

GPU- HIS Radeon HD 4650 512MB $50

RAM- G.SKill 2x2gb DDR2 (will this work with my mobo/cpu?) $55

HDD (1)- Western Digital black 1 tb $100

HDD (2)- Western Digital black 640 gb $75

Monitor- Acer 22 Inch 1680x1050 $150

PSU- Corsair 520 modular $110


So how does this look for DL'ing/ HD Movie watching? Does the CPU/MOBO/RAM work? does everything look like it will be compatible?
Thanks in advance





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June 6, 2009 4:18:23 PM

The GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P is an awesome board, but if you're not going to do any overclocking or use crossfire it's kind of a waste. A 780G/785G based motherboard would be a better choice for this build. The onboard video of the 780G is more than adequate especially since the system won't be used for any gaming.
June 6, 2009 5:05:44 PM

megaman is right. You could knock off about 30$ getting a cheaper board without crossfire support and less pci slots with onboard video. Also, if you're not going to do that much encoding and other multithreaded applications, you could save another 50$ dropping to the x3 720.
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June 6, 2009 7:06:02 PM

how would that integrated gpu hold up to hd media?
June 8, 2009 10:45:35 AM

downloading and archiving and media player doesnt need a high end quad core .

its just a waste of money and then a waste of power to run it
Get a dual core phenom or and intel e7500 based system
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