X3 720 Build Needs adjustment? Motherboard OK? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 10, 2009 1:58 AM in Systems Share rwondrz August 9, 2009 9:56:44 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $450 - $550 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Some Gaming, PS CS3, AI CS3, Movies, Internet, Some video Editing (Home Movies) Studio 10 PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor ACER 22" , Dual layer DVD burner, case (maybe need to upgrade), I have XP, but want to go to Vista Home better? PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU, DD2 or DD3? RAM, NEED HD , OS OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 my usual ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Here's what I got went in different direction from my earlier thread. Thanks to input from forum members. I really appreciate it! OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W $75 Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 $39 (OC Cooling) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA BIOSTAR TForce TA790GX A3+ AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD $ 155 COMBO AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz w/ OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) COMBO $190 POWERCOLOR AX4870 1GBD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 /W/ Game $150 Subtotal: $609.94 Tax: $50.32 Shipping: $7.87 MIR: $80 AMIR $588.13 More about : 720 build adjustment motherboard obsidian86 August 9, 2009 10:00:56 PM a lil ajustment get the vapor x 4870 at the same price but runs cooler m 0 l rwondrz August 9, 2009 10:03:14 PM Thanks will check now... m 0 l Related resources Revised X3 720 / Check my Build PS OK? GPU? - Forum Does my build look ok? AMD PII X3 720 - Forum Budget phenom x3 720 build. Need some help - Forum 720 x3... need answers and opinions - Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720.....? Motherboard? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rwondrz August 9, 2009 10:05:19 PM GPU has $15 MIR, A little cheaper will stick with original, plus a free game too! m 0 l obsidian86 August 9, 2009 10:22:10 PM good luck then agent 47 m 0 l skora August 9, 2009 10:59:44 PM I'd go with a 4850 at that resolution. $90 amir free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get a less expensive OCZ PSU, combo with MSI 770 AM3 mobo $110 amir http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... WD Caviar Black 640gb $75 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 4gb GEIL 1333 Cas 7 1.5v ram $75 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Core contact freezer $25 amir http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And the big upgrade AMD 945x4 $170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total $601 deliverd - $50 mir. Not sure what the tax will run you. Does Tiger direct charge tax? I think they are florida based now. m 0 l brown63 August 10, 2009 1:16:28 AM I reasonable MB for the X3 would be a Gigabyte GA-MA770. m 0 l rwondrz August 10, 2009 1:58:46 AM Thanks for the additional information. :-) I'll check into those improvements! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Good motherboard for phenom 2 x3 720 Forum What motherboard/memory for X3 720 BE Forum Which Motherboard for AMD Phenom II X3 720? Forum X3 720 in a nforce 750a motherboard Forum Which is the best motherboard for AMD Phenom II X3 720?.. Forum What motherboard would go with a Phenom II x3 720 to over clock it Forum Final Build needs review and the "OK" Forum Budget amd x3 720 build Forum Opinions on e8400 and Phenom II X3 720 BE Build Forum [New System Build] $800 AM3 x3 720 Gaming Computer Forum AMD x3 720 gaming build ($700-800) Forum AMD X3 720 - Final Build Review Forum AMD Phenom II X3 720 Build Forum New X3 720 build.. Forum New Build....going for a X3 720 system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !