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August 28, 2009 8:40:00 PM

I am thinking about using this build, and I would like an opinion on if it is good for the price and it will be completely compatible. I will be buying from these links if this build will be good.

Asus 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor $170-20MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 900/TP-750 $185
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Samsung DVD burner $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 4890/amd 945 $345-10MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

1TB Caviar black $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4GB patriot DDR3 ram CL7 $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus 790GX AM3 board $135-15MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Comes to $1044 before $45 in mail in rebates

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August 28, 2009 8:52:52 PM

I don't see a processor in that list, Are you think dual, quad? Ah, its in the video card combo. Antec psu with 900 combo. Looks like a good build to me.
August 28, 2009 9:02:24 PM

I was also wondering if I should get a network card or stick with the integrated LAN card, because I think they are the same thing. Correct me if I am wrong please.
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August 28, 2009 9:02:32 PM

I noticed you picked a DDR3 motherboard but didn't choose a Triple Channel kit of RAM. I'd suggest finding a Triple Channel kit, 6gb, to run on the DDR3 board. You could also change the board to a DDR2 board that supports your processor, and get 4gb of DDR2 RAM.

The onboard ethernet card will work just fine.
August 28, 2009 9:04:47 PM

The motherboard supports Dual Channel so I can't do 6GB I think. Also, thanks for the ethernet card advice
August 28, 2009 9:25:34 PM

The board you have linked has 6 DIM Slots. Though in the specifications it says it has 4...odd. Either way, DDR3 is a bit of a waste. There's no real world benefit to RAM that fast yet.

I checked some other sites and they all list it only supporting Dual Channel.

I'd go with this board with some DDR6400 and save some bucks. If you only ever plan to have 4gb i'd go 4gb of PC8500, 2 DIMMS only. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 28, 2009 10:37:40 PM

I want to have 4GB now and possibly upgrade it to 8 at a later time, but this computer will be there for a while, because I will not plan on buying a new one until this will be very outdated, so I am fine with the motherboard.
August 29, 2009 3:06:04 AM

That board is dual channel, since the memory controller is on the CPU and AMD CPUs only run in dual channel!!!!!!

Anyway, the build is fine. Since that board supports 4GB sticks (for a total of 16GB) you may be able to add 8GB latter giving you 12GB. Well, at least when 4GB sticks of DDR3 are affordable anyway :D .
August 29, 2009 4:16:01 AM

OK that is good, thanks
August 29, 2009 4:23:02 AM

Hmm $1015 and with 23" + 955BE and HD4850X2 ^^
August 29, 2009 4:41:51 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions, but at the moment I won't be able to make the purchase for the components for the next few months, so I was wondering if I should wait on getting builds, because of newer components that will be coming out later this year.

Ok what I said before was financial trouble however through a different thread on this site, I found a deal off of newegg.com

It is about $680 dollars after rebates, while my own build was $1000 dollars after rebates, so I was wondering if it is worth picking this computer.

http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/BundleDragn/index.html...
August 29, 2009 7:52:32 PM

I would say yes, because that is a great deal. BUT the PSU makes me hesitate, Rosewill have been known to make so pretty dookie PSUs.

At that price i'd say it might be worth the risk, although you might end up replacing a dead PSU down the road, lol. Up to you.

EDIT: Scratch that, prices are after rebates...not worth it. Wait to build your own when you have the cash.
August 30, 2009 12:52:33 AM

Yes I see your point. Oh well this will have to wait. Thank you all for your input.
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