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August 23, 2009 4:40:24 AM

Hey all..What do you all think of this build i put together. Wanted some feedback before i pulled the trigger. I will be playing games like crysis warhead, GTAIV, COD 4/5, Grid racing,, etc etc,,, my monitor is 23 inch acer @ 1920x1080.. Thanks for looking and all feedback is greatly appreciated. Also i'll prob be adding a blu ray drive down the line.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon - 109.99

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail 169.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail 59.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM 8.95

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail 139.99 (119.99 after rebate)

EVGA 896-P3-1171-AR GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail 234.99 (214.99 after rebate)

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 109.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM 64.99

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail 69.95

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM 29.99

MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan - Retail 1.99

total 1046.81 including 20$ shipping

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August 23, 2009 4:47:59 AM

I would make the following changes:

Check out one of these PSUs
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 4890
SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X 100269VXL Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500 GB platter
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AM3/DDR3 Mobo
GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 23, 2009 5:14:24 AM

Combos are your friend, and you get an extra $10 off with promo code ANTECAUG
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Get one of the two PSUs jbakerlent suggested, but i would go for this as the video card since its a waste to get a crossfire capable board and an nvidia card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The XFX is also clocked slightly higher and has a better warranty

The suggested hard drive is a single platter and will run faster and quieter than the caviar black.

In order to use the MA790XT he suggested you need DDR3 ram like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the antec 300 illusion should have enough air flow to replicate a tornado when cranked up to high, it also doesnt use 80mm fans so im really unsure why you have the 80mm fan listed.
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August 23, 2009 5:59:05 AM

hunter315 said:
In order to use the MA790XT he suggested you need DDR3 ram like this


Thanks for catching that, wasn't paying attention. :) 
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August 23, 2009 7:45:20 AM

thanks for the replys,,, im going to stick with the 275 but the combo on the os and case , and the smaller psu saved some money for sure. Still pondering about the rest, the HDD especially since i need a lot of storage space.
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August 23, 2009 4:24:04 PM

If you need HDD space you might as well get the WD Caviar Black 1TB version. With a similar platter density to the 640GB version you will get more space with the same speed.
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August 24, 2009 3:48:18 AM

Thanks for all the help guys on this and my other thread. I got the parts from newegg ordered this morning. I went with the ddr3 mobo, the 275, the smaller psu and the os/case combo. Was able to get a better mobo i think using ddr3 for 20$ less then my previous total cost thanks to the suggestions. Thanks again guys!
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August 24, 2009 3:48:24 AM

Thanks for all the help guys on this and my other thread. I got the parts from newegg ordered this morning. I went with the ddr3 mobo, the 275, the smaller psu and the os/case combo. Was able to get a better mobo i think using ddr3 for 20$ less then my previous total cost thanks to the suggestions. Thanks again guys!
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