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X3 720 Build Needs adjustment? Motherboard OK?
Aug 9, 2009, 9:56 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:
AMD CPU, DD2 or DD3? RAM, NEED HD , OS
SLI OR CROSSFIRE:
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)
POWERCOLOR AX4870 1GBD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 /W/ Game
Aug 10, 2009
build adjustment motherboard
Aug 9, 2009, 10:00 PM
a lil ajustment get the vapor x 4870 at the same price but runs cooler
Aug 9, 2009, 10:03 PM
Thanks will check now...
[New System Build]Gaming/Video editing Under 1500$
AMD 520 BE or x3 720 $450 - $550
[New System Build] $1000 Video Editing Build
First build for PC Gaming(Mainly)/Video editing $500-$550 budget
AMD Downgrade HELP! / video editing/ light gaming/ School
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Aug 9, 2009, 10:05 PM
GPU has $15 MIR, A little cheaper will stick with original, plus a free game too!
Aug 9, 2009, 10:22 PM
good luck then agent 47
Aug 9, 2009, 10:59 PM
I'd go with a 4850 at that resolution. $90 amir free shipping
Get a less expensive OCZ PSU, combo with MSI 770 AM3 mobo $110 amir
WD Caviar Black 640gb $75
4gb GEIL 1333 Cas 7 1.5v ram $75
Core contact freezer $25 amir
And the big upgrade AMD 945x4 $170
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.
Aug 10, 2009, 1:16 AM
I reasonable MB for the X3 would be a Gigabyte GA-MA770.
Aug 10, 2009, 1:58 AM
Thanks for the additional information. :-) I'll check into those improvements!
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