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July 15, 2009 9:21:32 PM

Hi everyone,
I'm currently looking for a new computer and that's what i came trough.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week
BUDGET RANGE: 650-800$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: DirectCanada.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Gigabyte mobo with Mid tower case.

OVERCLOCKING: No CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Black ATX Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.25 6X3.25INT W/ ATX PS2 Front USB Audio

PSU: Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W ATX 12V V2.01 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan

MOBO: Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 AMD790X DDR2 CrossFireX 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM2+ 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

RAM: G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

GC: XFX Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*

DVD: LG 16X DVD-ROM Drive

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Is the build good in all around, power supply enough good for this build?
Etc.


Thanks!

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July 15, 2009 10:00:04 PM

It will get your gaming done, but as Ahslan said... we need a bit more info to determine whether or not this is the best build for you.
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July 15, 2009 10:07:56 PM

The components you selected are not compatible. The AM3 motherboard requires an AM3 CPU and DDR3 RAM. You can either change the CPU and RAM or get an AM2+ motherboard like this one:

Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H AMD790GX ATX AM2+/AM3 Sideport 2PCI-E Sound GBLAN HDMI CrossFireX Motherboard
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5520&v...
July 15, 2009 10:18:54 PM

It's strange because when i go to the motherboard that i have selected, in the description it says:

Processor Support:
Phenom II X4 <--
Phenom X4
Phenom X3
Athlon X2
Athlon 64 FX
Athlon
Athlon 64
Sempron
Sempron X2
Phenom II X3
Phenom FX

And, in the comment section someone has posted: "I got this running my phenom 2 X4 940 OCed to 3.45ghz and 8GB of DDR2 800 RAM OCed to 960mhz"

So, i guess it works.
July 15, 2009 10:36:40 PM

You're right. The AM3 in the description threw me off. It's usually listed as AM3/AM2+/AM2. Here's Newegg's description of the same board "GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail". Yes, the Phenom II X4 940 and DDR2 RAM will work with that motherboard. Sorry for the confusion. :( 
July 15, 2009 10:39:55 PM

That's ok :p  ! I'm probably ordering this build tomorrow if everything is fine. :D 
July 15, 2009 11:37:23 PM

Given that low resolution, you could save a few dollars and get the 512mb 4870 instead, unless you plan to replace your monitor at some point.
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