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X3 720 Build Needs adjustment? Motherboard OK?

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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
August 9, 2009 10:00:56 PM

a lil ajustment get the vapor x 4870 at the same price but runs cooler
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August 9, 2009 10:03:14 PM

Thanks will check now...
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August 9, 2009 10:05:19 PM

GPU has $15 MIR, A little cheaper will stick with original, plus a free game too!
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August 9, 2009 10:22:10 PM

good luck then agent 47
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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.


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August 10, 2009 1:16:28 AM

I reasonable MB for the X3 would be a Gigabyte GA-MA770.
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August 10, 2009 1:58:46 AM

Thanks for the additional information. :-) I'll check into those improvements!
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