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Final Parts Check

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July 9, 2009 3:09:19 AM

Hey i just want to get peoples final opinions of my build and anything that could possibly be improved upon for the same price or save money somewhere else. Computer to be used for multitasking music and surfing with lots of gaming. Thanks

CPU
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz

Motherboard
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3

CPU+Motherboard Combo=$204 ($185 with rebate)

Hard Drive= $75
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB

Memory= $65
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Video Card=$185 (155 with rebate)
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB

Total with shipping=$538 (with rebates $493)

Thanks for your input


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July 9, 2009 5:11:50 AM

Get this RAM instead of that one...
Has free shipping and is faster...
mushkin HP 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card - Though you would want to go with the GTX, but I would suggest you get the HD 4870 as you would have the option to go crossfire with that mobo...
And the HD 4870 and the GTX has similar performance...And you would save some cash going with the 4870...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 9, 2009 5:16:28 AM

what about your case and psu?

I would opt for a 4870 just in case you want to crossfire in the future
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July 9, 2009 4:14:55 PM

CASE and PSU ? im asking it too !!!!

the PSU is the BASE of a computer .... dont get an EL CHEAPO psu ...

and i agree with gkay to go for a HD4870 and later CF it or swap for new gen DX11.
July 9, 2009 4:23:08 PM

hey sorry i have an old ultra midcase im going to use and a antec 500w psu.
July 9, 2009 4:32:08 PM

good choices

i wouldnt get a SLI/xfire mobo unless you plan to use it from the start. So you can save abit money there.

Also id get HD4870, but 260 is also good choice
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