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Critique My Build

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June 8, 2009 1:09:11 AM

Input is appreciated. I'm buying my parts in 2 or 3 days.
I plan on primarily using this for audio recording/editing, photoshop, and gaming.

Current Build

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - $145.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply & Mid Tower case -$140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $763.94

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June 8, 2009 1:54:54 AM

These look like good choices. I would go with a quad core, but there is nothing wrong with the X3 you've chosen. If you plan to crossfire and overclock you may want to go with at least a 650 W power supply similar to what you've chosen
June 8, 2009 2:23:37 AM

^+1

corsair 650TX
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