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September 14, 2009 1:25:03 AM

a want to buy a new CPU for update my old CPU : Pentium 4 2.4GHz, GeForce2MX400, 512MB, 40GB....very lame.......but it's still enough to use for daily work....
now i'm getting a new build rig...hopefully i can buy it this year.....

My current Spec's:

Prcc : AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE or Phenom II 550 BE to min the budget
CPU Cooler : Xigmatek Achilles / Dark Knight ????need opinion
Mobo: Asus M4A78T-E / AsRock M3A790GXH/128 which is better ?????need opinion
RAM : Corsair Twin3x2048-1333 C9 DHX
PSU : Enermax Modu82+ 625W / Corsair TX750 which is better????need opinion
VGA : ATI RADEON HD 4890/4870 ( XFX/Sapphire/HIS) ??????need opinion
HDD: 500GB WD Green
Op t: LG DVD RW
Case : Cooler Mater Gladiator 600 / NZXT Lesa S

total cost around $800-$900,
still waiting 5870 and corei5 but it may be just dream to make an corei5 and 5870 with only $800
need your opinion guys.....tanx 4 the help.....

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a c 207 à CPUs
September 14, 2009 1:29:21 AM

The asus board is better, asRock is a subdivision of ASUS and makes lower end boards.

3x2 kits of ram are only used with i7s, get a CL7 2x2gb kit of ram.

The 750TX is a hell of alot better.

What resolution will you be using this on and are you gaming on it? That determines what GPU you need.

Dont get a 500GB green drive, get the samsung F3 500GB drive, its a fast single platter drive and is one of the best out there.
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September 14, 2009 1:30:49 AM

sorry to forgot i already have an LG 17 wide monitor from last system, and didn't have any plan to change it unless it dead....
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September 14, 2009 1:33:22 AM

for a 17" monitor a 4850 512MB is more than enough, a 4670 might be able to play things on high depending on its resolution.
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September 14, 2009 1:38:58 AM

tanx for the suggestion...i will search it first....
about the RAM...any suggestion....in my local shop only have Corsair, Mushkin, Patriot, Gskill,OCZ??? in my local shop there is a samsung HDD but not specify which is that, maybe i willl think abou 500Gb CaviarBlack.
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a c 207 à CPUs
September 14, 2009 1:42:46 AM

whats your local shop? All of those brands make good ram, just try to find some DDR3 1333MHz or 1600MHz ram with a cas 7(CL7) that is reasonably priced.

If you are going to get a WD drive the 500 and 750GB drives are older, the 640 and 1TB drives are newer, WD currently doesnt have any lower capacity drives using the newest 500GB platters, they have a couple that have capacities well above 1TB.
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September 14, 2009 1:44:39 AM

4850???is ist can handle Crysis in Max Resolution, Very High Detail, 8xAA ???
i'm little bit confuse with today's graphic card... actually i want to use nvdia but nForce still not make DDR3 platform.
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September 14, 2009 1:56:10 AM

Max resolution depends on your monitor's max resolution, a 512MB 4850 will run crysis on high smoothly at 1280x1024.

You can use a single nVidia card on an AM3 platform but if you are going to do that get a 550vx PSU and a 770 board because its not worth getting a crossfire capable board and power supply if you are only ever going to run a single card anyway.

Whats the resolution on the monitor you use?
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September 14, 2009 2:01:52 AM

i'already check the RAM, maybe i't wont fit my $800 budget....but is it will going well, no bottleneck if i'm still using CL9 ram????how's the performance
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September 14, 2009 2:13:44 AM

the resolution maybe 1440x900 if i'm not wrong
oh...i see...is it AMD 770 already DDR3????
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September 14, 2009 2:16:14 AM

All AM2+ boards are compatible with AM3 processors, but they have DDR2, if you want a DDR3 board you have to get an AM3 socket but AM3 sockets use the same chipsets as an AM2+ board so all of the chipsets come in two forms, AM2+ boards and AM3 boards. A 4870 should be able to play it maxed out, but a 4850 will run everything except crysis maxed out with decent frame rates, crysis isnt the best way to judge a card.
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September 14, 2009 2:34:47 AM

any 4870 brand suggestion???best in price and performance
i want to build a new PC maybe in future i want to upgraded, that's why i chose an AM3 DDR3 board with CX enable
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September 14, 2009 2:56:32 AM

:-)
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