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New computer build, what do you think?

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August 25, 2009 11:45:34 PM

1 x (10005889) THERMALTAKE Soprano RS 101 VG7000BWS Mid Tower Case

1 x (10007111) CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX TX 650W Power Supply

1 x (10007814) LOGITECH 920-000492 Delux 660 RF Wireless Standard Mouse/Keyboard Combo Black

1 x (10009728) CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C9 6GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) CLTriple Channel Memory

1 x (10010083) WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB SATA II 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive

1 x (10010262) XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card

1 x (10010655) MICROSOFT Vista Home Prem SP1 64-bit DVD w/ free Upgrade to Windows 7 66I-03525 Software

1 x (10010872) AMD HDX945WFGIBOX Phenom II X4 3.00 GHz 4000 MHz AM3 4 x 512KB Desktop Processor

1 x (10010963) LITEON iHAP322-98 22X IDE DVD Burner Black Drive

1 x (10010979) ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X AM3 Phenom II Socket AM3 5200 MT/s PC3-14400 (DDR3-1800) ATX Motherboard Retail

Please comment.
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August 26, 2009 1:06:35 AM

Not too good, you dont want triple channel ram for an AMD build, and depending on where you are buying from you may be able to get some combos on products. If you could fill out the form shown here we will be better able to help you
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

Also get a sata burner not an IDE one
August 26, 2009 1:25:34 AM

Depending on the purpose, 6 GB is more than likely overkill.

If you wanted to play games with max settings at high resolutions, 4 GBs and that video card would be plenty...even for the foreseeable future. That said, if the difference in price (from 4 to 6) isn't much, go for it.
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August 26, 2009 1:42:01 AM

Thanks both of you,

I don't upgrade much, the computer I replaced was an old P4 3.0 that I built with an 8x AGP ATI 9600 and 1 GB Ram. So that I don't have to upgrade again for a long while, I thought that 6 GB would last untill I decided that the system is to out of date to run the games I like (WoW, Oblivion and a few new games I will pick up that take advantage of my new build).

As for the IDE I see that now, and did change to Sata.

As for "not too good", is it just the 6 GB or is the whole system just crap? Please elaborate.
August 26, 2009 2:16:45 AM

Most of it is good, but if you are buying from newegg make sure you check for combos, i saved 120 on my entire build through combos.

For better upgradability swap the PSU out for a 750TX, the 650TX cannot support 2 4890s but the 750TX can giving you a nice upgrade possibility for the future.

For now you dont get a benefit for games with more than 4GB of RAM. Try to get some 1333MHz or 1600MHz DDR3 ram with CL7, the lower the voltage the better but dont pay a ton for it, the $80 kit is just as good as the $100 kit with the same timings and voltages
August 26, 2009 4:09:12 AM

i'm not sure... correct me if i'm wrong... but i think the AM3 motherboards support only dual channeled DDR3? I think only core i7 support triple channeled memory...

Anyways, why don't you go for Phenom II X4 955 BE? That's clocked @ 3.2 GHz for only $10 more
August 26, 2009 1:45:28 PM

^Exactly, you cannot run triple channel memory on an AMD motherboard, in other words, memory must be in pairs.
And I would go for the fastest quad I could afford if I was planning on keeping this a few years.
August 26, 2009 3:50:24 PM

If the 955 BE really is only $16 more then it is totally worth it. It will let you keep the system a lot longer because when you hit a CPU bottleneck you can just get a decent aftermarket cooler and bump the multiplier.

While you can use a triple channel kit of ram on an AMD motherboard with no issues, it will run slower than if you had only two sticks because it goes back to single channel mode giving you only half the bandwidth you normally would have had.
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