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August 10, 2009 5:22:40 PM

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OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1067 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Are these parts compatible?
Will this build work well


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August 10, 2009 5:25:04 PM

yep it looks good, but I would get a WD hard drive over a Seagate one, as the .10's are slow, and the .11s have firmware problems.
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August 10, 2009 5:28:43 PM

They still are working on the firmware problems or did they just give up?
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August 10, 2009 5:34:35 PM

^ I think they replaced them with the .12s and just left the retail .11s with the original FW.

although I'd still take a WD or Samsung drive over a Seagate anyday.
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August 10, 2009 5:37:00 PM

Yea well everyone will have there own opinions on which one has worked the best with whom ever.
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August 10, 2009 5:41:03 PM

Will i be able run new games?
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August 10, 2009 5:42:02 PM

yes, but when the DX11 games come out you won't be able to play them in DX11, just in DX10.
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August 10, 2009 5:58:46 PM

I'd suggest a Caviar Black, even if the increased performance is not taken advantage of, the additional cost is only about $5. I also always lean toward Corsair for PSU, though there's nothing wrong with OCZ.

You're going nVidia with AMD, which again there's nothing wrong with that, it's just not the norm - most people pair AMD with ATI or Intel with nVidia. If your budget allows it, you'll have more upgrade-ability with an Intel i7 and a GTX 260 core 216 video card is a pretty nice upgrade. These things all add a fair bit of cost, but with performance increases that make it worthwhile if not unaffordable.

If not, I'd consider two ATI cards in Crossfire over the GTS 250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is a good example since two will be the same cost as your one nvidia card, however you may need to select a different mobo, it doesn't appear this one is Crossfire compatible
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August 11, 2009 6:46:04 PM

i think im gonna stick with amd and nvidia.
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