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Revised X3 720 / Check my Build PS OK? GPU?

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August 10, 2009 9:35:46 PM

Rosewill 18" Serial ATA II cable with metal latch, Model RC-18"-SA2-90-BK, Black - Retail $1.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136319 $74.99

ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail Item #: N82E16814121291 $149.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007 $6.99

Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail
Item #: N82E16835207004 $35.49

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail Item #: N82E16817341016
*MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Item #: N82E16813130228 $129.98

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103649
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
Item #: N82E16820227316 $189.99

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August 10, 2009 9:39:10 PM

Looks good, just letting you know that unless your mobo is Open Box it comes with SATA cables. Also the Sunbeam should come with thermal paste in the package fyi.
August 10, 2009 10:15:04 PM

Thanks was worried that PSU would not good enough for system. What are opinions about GPU. It seems to have gotten some good reviews $129 after rebate.
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August 10, 2009 10:42:51 PM

That GPU is fine. And yes the PSU should be enough, but if you plan on adding another GPU in the future you can upgrade to a 700W for just a little more.

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 10, 2009 10:52:52 PM

Any thoughts of X3 710 DDR2 vs. X3 720 DDR3? Should I get the higher end of these 2? Is that much real world difference? How would the GPU help out, would there be not much difference? I do plan to OC the CPU.
August 10, 2009 10:57:55 PM

No there isn't much performance difference. The deciding factor is really whether you want to upgrade your system after a while, if you want to then go for DDR3, otherwise it wouldn't hurt to pick DDR2. Take the 720 over the 710 (just making sure you know they both support DDR3 in a AM3 motherboard and DDR2 in an AM2+ one).
August 10, 2009 11:02:03 PM

Thanks for the input!
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