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September 15, 2009 8:01:53 PM

Heres some specs for a computer i wanna build..Im hoping someone can give me some opinions on this build... Does it all make sense???? Is it all compatible????? good processor??? I was also considering getting two of the sapphire hd Radeon 4870"s (crossfire) Will this motherboard support two cards????
Also is this triple core processor good?? Will i be able to overclock???? I know theres alot of questions but this is my first buld and i wanna do it right.. This system will mainly be a gaming rig and im working with a budget of around $1000-$1200

the parts listed here comes to around $850 on newegg so there is extra money for two radeon 4870's
and additional fans if needed is the case i have gonna hold these componets Please any help would be appreciated...Help me build a BEAST Thanks for reading this!!!!



1 AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103649
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy -$5.99 Instant
$124.99
$119.00


1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee
Item #: N82E16832116677
Return Policy: Software Return Policy $109.99


1 Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664AA80A Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664AA80A
Item #: N82E16820148212
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$65.99
$60.99


1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822148469
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $49.99


1 ECS BLACK SERIES A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard ECS BLACK SERIES A780GM-A AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813135075
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$69.99


1 Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan
Item #: N82E16811147135
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$79.99
$59.99


1 Rosewill Green Series RG530-2 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified,Active PFC Rosewill Green Series RG530-2 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified,Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7" Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817182160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$74.99
$54.99


1 Sony Optiarc Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1678A Sony Optiarc Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1678A
Item #: N82E16827131061
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $18.99


1 HIS H487QT1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ 4+ Turbo Video Card HIS H487QT1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ 4+ Turbo Video Card
Item #: N82E16814161265
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$169.99


1 Acer H213H bmid Black 21.5 Acer H213H bmid Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824009157
Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy -$30.00 Instant
$199.99
$169.99



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September 15, 2009 8:31:29 PM

Rosewill is not known as a quality PSU manufacturer. It's best to avoid them. This build comes in under budget and would be a much faster machine.

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $361.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100279-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $224.98 (RAM + GPU combo)

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $154.98 (Case + PSU combo)

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

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $149.98 (HD + OS combo)

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30.99

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99

ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor Built in Speakers 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR20000:1) w/ SPDIF out - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 - $10.00 MIR

Total - $1,112.89 - $10.00 MIR
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September 15, 2009 8:32:50 PM

^edit: Beat me to it. +1. Good build there. HOWEVER, I'd get the Corsair 750TX as it is the same price and better quality: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


@OP:
1. ECS doesn't have good quality.

2. With that $1k budget I'd go i5/i7.

3. Cr@p PSU. Rosewill is a LOW QUALITY PSU brand. Get a HIGH QUALITY PSU from Corsair, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, or OCZ.

4. Why an IDE drive?!?!?

5. Wait for the ATI 5xxx cards.
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September 15, 2009 8:40:55 PM

I don't usually suggest Cooler Master PSU's, but that particular model looks pretty good. The 80 Plus Silver rating is nice. The $35 off in the combo also makes it pretty cheap. The Antec 300 + Corsair 750TX would make good substitutes for the case and PSU.
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September 15, 2009 10:28:09 PM

^It's not that the 700W CoolerMaster is that bad, it's just that you can get 50W more and a better quality PSU for ~ the same price.
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September 16, 2009 3:04:21 PM

First, that's one of the new Rosewill PSUs, and is 80+ certified. I have yet to see a competent technical review of it, but it is definitely at least a couple steps above their old PSUs, which were crap. 80+ testing is done at 20%, 50%, and 100% load, so that Rosewill could provide 100% of its labeled rating without croaking, and do so efficiently. I would make the same judgement about the Coolermaster that shortstuff linked; their old ones were known to be overrated and inefficient, but that one looks good. The Rosewill PSU, even if also good, will not be able to run a pair of HD4870s, so a bigger PSU will be needed. If you don't like the Coolermaster, then Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax are all viable choices.
Finally, skip i5. For gaming, the faster and more expensive i7 may not make a visible difference, but a Phenom II (either the X4 955BE or the X3 720BE), even though slower, if it allows you to fit your two graphics cards in the budget, will likely perform better in games.
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September 16, 2009 3:10:23 PM

phenom + ati card..., you lost me...
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