Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Just a question

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 25, 2009 6:19:05 AM

Going to order today at newegg.com

Primary use: Gaming (casual and some hardcore games) most ps3 user.
Multitasking (web, video, sound and image editing).

Dont plan in overclock right now, waiting for the WC setup.


Setup:

HD
WD Caviar 16mb cache 320 GB OEM 55 USD

MOBO
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD 110


CPU AND VIDEO COMBO 390 USD

SAPPHIRE 100269SR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black


PSU 70 USD (only will use 1 HDD and 1 Optical and the video card)
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI


MEMORY ( gskill for save 10 bucks? )

MUSHKIN 69 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GSKILL 55 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ REAPER 65 USD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...

More about : question

June 25, 2009 6:54:59 AM

Yep G.skill. Looks good.
Related resources
June 25, 2009 9:22:06 AM

Yes get that, although my understanding is you won't benefit from anything faster than 1066, it worth having.
June 25, 2009 2:11:26 PM

does the mobo you listed support DDR3 and Crossfire?
June 25, 2009 9:47:02 PM

gkay09 said:
Well seeing that you dont plan on crossfire, I would suggest you consider this config...
CPU + Graphics card -
X4 955 + HD 4890
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo- GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These changes wont affect your budget at all...but would certainly increase the performance...



Thats a nice imput, what about, keep the same combo (940 + video) and get a better ram sticks? maybe 6gb?

That mobo you put there, is good? I mean the 760 chip

Or the combo of the 955+video will give me more performance than a better ram?

So ddr3 is the best ?
June 26, 2009 4:18:31 AM

@K1ash3r Yes that mobo is an AM3 mobo so it will support only AM3 CPUs and DDR3 RAM...But no crossfire as it has only 1 PCIe slot...

@ciberfog that mobo wont support AM2+ CPUs(X4 940) It supports the following CPUs...
X3 7x0, X4 945, x4 955, X4 810, X2 550...And would obviously support the newer CPUs that AMD might release...

And generally you wont notice much performance increase by increasing the RAM(Above 4GB)
And that X4 955 + Video combo surely would give you better performance than better RAM...
I wouldn't say DDR3 is the best but it is the way to go as newer CPUs will take advantage of the DDR3 speeds and DDR3 would slowly out-phase the DDR2 RAMs...

So if you don't plan crossfire, then that mobo is a very good option to consider as the money saved there can get you a better CPU...

And here are few reviews about that mobo...Go through it and if you feel it has enough to offer, then get that else you can stick with the X4 940 + 790X, even that would be a good alternative...Either ways, get which best suits your needs...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/gig...
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/985/1/
!