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September 2, 2009 1:39:30 AM

Do you think this is a good build for under $1600?

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223B - OEM
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive x2
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card x2
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS910 910W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.9
Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

The whole thing cost around $1558 and everything is found on newegg.

please comment if you guys think this build needs improvement. I'll probably oc the cpu and the gpu.

Omega

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September 2, 2009 1:50:42 AM

If you guys know how to squeez in an i7 instead of an AMD. It will be appreciated.
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September 2, 2009 2:10:08 AM

I can squeeze in an i7 build if you don't Crossfire/SLI. Check my i7 Gamer build in my signature for an example of a $1200 Intel build without monitor.

With your current build, two 4890's would not be required at your resolution, which you can decrease your PSU then.
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September 2, 2009 9:06:03 PM

im a graphics enthusiast so i want the most out of the games with the best fps and 24" and above are just too big for my taste.
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September 2, 2009 9:12:36 PM

tecmo the g skill ram on your i7 build isnt listed anymore
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September 2, 2009 9:38:18 PM

obsidian86 said:
tecmo the g skill ram on your i7 build isnt listed anymore

I just checked and it is active again. Must have gotten some back in stock.
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