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New AMD build.. please review

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August 16, 2009 4:15:13 PM

Antec 902 case
Corsair 850w
Amd Phenom X4 955
Asus M4A79t
G.Skill 4gb ddr3 1600 (pc3 12800)
HFX Radeon HD 4890

A mid-grade gaming rig. Just bought a home so I'm on a tight budget. Trying to get the most out of my money.

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August 16, 2009 4:19:42 PM

You did build it right? i hope you didn't buy it online somewhere cuz then it musta cost a tonne!

btw is your motherboard Crossfire ready? - Cuz I don't think a 4890 needs that much power xD
I think your PC is a little higher than mid grade, its actually really good. Definitely
8.9 / 10 for me =]

p.s: Its Xfx not Hfx ;) 

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August 16, 2009 9:31:23 PM

psu is overkill

650 watt for a single 4890

750 watt for a crossfire set up

you can also probably get cheaper 1333 MHz RAM without affecting performance
look for 7-7-7-20 or lower timings and under 1.7 volts

That will save you a bit
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August 16, 2009 10:58:11 PM

What size monitor? If its 1920x1080 or larger, the 4890 is nice. If you're just playing on a 1680x1050, then you can cut some and get a 4870 1 gb for $130 and still not use all the GPU.
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August 16, 2009 11:34:42 PM

looks good
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