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August 14, 2009 8:42:19 PM


First time building a computer and this is the build I want to go with:

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

I have no idea what to do for a power supply or cooling, any recommendations? And how about a good productivity/gaming keyboard and mouse?

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August 14, 2009 8:49:38 PM

for PSU, Corsair 650 watt would be a good choice. OCZ/PC Power & Cooling, Antec, Enermax, Seasonic, are good brands for PSU too. I like the Logitech G15/G11 for keyboards, and the G9 Mouse is my new favorite. I've used Razer mice for the past 5 years or so, and they're good too, but I like the G9 much more now.
August 14, 2009 8:49:45 PM

A Corsair 750TX PSU would give you enough headroom to add another 4890 in crossfire down the road.

I'll let someone else recommend a keyboard/mouse.
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August 14, 2009 8:54:11 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
A Corsair 750TX PSU would give you enough headroom to add another 4890 in crossfire down the road.

I'll let someone else recommend a keyboard/mouse.


definitely bigger PSU if you like to add crossfire. There are other gaming mice and keyboards out there that are fine too.. Saitek makes some good ones, and I think microsoft made a sidewinder keyboard not too long ago, but I always thought those other brands never grasped the productivity aspect of peripherals as well. Logitech addresses both I think.
August 14, 2009 9:11:45 PM

I just got the logitech mx revolution 5500 keyboard mouse and really like it.
August 14, 2009 9:21:42 PM

Would a 750 watt be enough for a second 4890? Because that is the eventual goal.

You both also recommended Corsair PSUs.
August 14, 2009 9:25:33 PM

abennett712 said:
Would a 750 watt be enough for a second 4890? Because that is the eventual goal.

shortstuff_mt said:
A Corsair 750TX PSU would give you enough headroom to add another 4890 in crossfire down the road.

August 14, 2009 9:31:30 PM

lol, just wanted to make sure. 100% new to this stuff. what about cooling?
August 14, 2009 9:44:31 PM

abennett712 said:
lol, just wanted to make sure. 100% new to this stuff. what about cooling?


If you're not over clocking, or doing a mild to moderate OC, you'll be fine with the stock HSF. Otherwise, check out the article obsidian linked.
August 15, 2009 8:20:35 AM

Steelseries 7g Keyboard, great for everything, best response time in keyboards.

G500 for mouse, only 69$ and has 5700 dpi
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