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First desktop gaming build Part II about to order $1000 budget

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July 30, 2009 6:47:28 PM

Plan on ordering through Newegg.com today can someone with experiance and knowledge check this list to make sure this will work and is everything I will need. Also in the future I may run the video card in Crossfire will the 750W PSU be sufficient? Do I really need a aftermarket CPU cooler or is that only if I plan on OCing the CPU?

MB+CPU COMBO
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$319.99

OS+CASE COMBO
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$214.98

RAM
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99

VIDEO CARD
SAPPHIRE TOXIC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$174.99

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

Total is at just under $1000 right there I wanted it
July 30, 2009 7:05:12 PM

The build looks good. You don't need an aftermarket cooler unless you're overclocking. They wouldn't pair the stock cooler with the CPU if it wasn't sufficient at stock speeds.
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July 30, 2009 7:10:18 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
The build looks good. You don't need an aftermarket cooler unless you're overclocking. They wouldn't pair the stock cooler with the CPU if it wasn't sufficient at stock speeds.


Now that I think about it I probably will want to OC since I appear to have the case and PSU to do it could you recommend a CPU cooler for my MB/CPU/CASE combo that would install and fit the best?
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July 30, 2009 8:21:14 PM

jdbaker82 said:
Will I need to upgrade to the Full Tower HAF 932 to accomodate this?

No, the case is 10" wide (22.2" x 10" x 19.7"), which is plenty for about any heatsink.
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July 30, 2009 8:22:21 PM

and the 922 and the 932 are the same width and length so it would make no difference.
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July 30, 2009 10:46:16 PM

crossfire 4870's should be able to run off of that PSU
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July 31, 2009 1:20:02 AM

Thanks guys I am sure I will be back with questions once I start building this.
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July 31, 2009 8:40:46 PM

Well before I could order my MB+CPU combo it disappeared from my shopping cart because Newegg removed this combo deal... So I had to search for a new Mobo and came across this beauty Asus Crosshair III http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
have read nothing but positive things about this board and love the fact that it comes with a seperate sound card that seems to top of the line. The only downside is the price and it does not come with any decent combo deals on Newegg but I am willing to spend a little bit more knowing I will have easy OCing and trusted quality with this board.
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