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Please help new building AMD system

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July 16, 2009 10:21:46 AM

Need help for building of new system, I have never used AMD CPU before and not planning to do any OC.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P


Graphic Card: HIS H489FT1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB

Hard disk: WD 640GB AAKS NCQ

Power Supply: ThermalTake ToughPower 750W

Case: Lian-Li PC-P7FWB Aluminum Black

If I do cross-fire of ATI 4890 in the future, would I need a better PSU? and do I need any cooler for CPU and Graphic card?

Thanks ^^

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July 16, 2009 10:42:17 AM

For a stock Configuration the stock fans should be good enough in a Lian-Li case they tend to flow fairly well. If you do a Xfire setup though I would recommend putting on new GPU fans cause they get HOT with 2 of those bad boys close together. Your PSU is plenty of juice for a Xfire setup. Outside some different brands I'm building a really similar system same Mobo and Procc though. Just make sure if you plan on an Xfire setup in the future that you have enough PCI-E 6 pin connectors for 2 cards :) 
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July 16, 2009 11:09:43 AM

Its a pretty nice setup...
But I would suggest these changes...

CPU + mobo
X4 955 + ASUS M4A78T-E AM3

G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HDD - Faster WD Black

Graphics card - Any of these...

AND definitely this PSU -
Corsair 750TX...Like the above member said, 750W is suffice for 2x HD 4890s...
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July 16, 2009 11:16:08 AM

Have a look at the phenom memory article on this site .

Your ram is fairly expensive and relatively high latency / voltage
You'd be better off with 1333 MHz ram with 7-7-7-18 timings @ l 1.6 volts

Your psu is good but expensive

This one is just as good and not expensive . Your call .
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V is $99 after MIR
July 17, 2009 12:55:06 AM

Thanks everyone ^^, really appreciate this.
I'll probably change ram and PSU.