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September 18, 2009 3:00:48 AM

This is my value htpc/gaming build! I plan on overclocking... Let me know what you guys think it comes up to 800$ Canadian.


Case : NZXT Beta ATX Tower Case 4X5.25 5X3.5INT

MOBO : Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P ATX AM3 DDR2

CPU : AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core Processor AM3 2.8GHZ

GPU : Powercolor Radeon HD 4770 PCs 750MHZ 512MB

Cooler : Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4

Hard drive : Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB

RAM : OCZ Gold 2x2GB DDR2 800 5-5-5-18

PSU : OCZ Stealthstream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN

OS : Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT

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September 18, 2009 1:42:48 PM

Looks good, though I'm not sure about going with DDR2 RAM at this time. Market prices for DDR2 and DDR3 are about the same. The newer AMD boards have gone to DDR3, and all the new i5's and i7's from intel are DDR3 exclusive. DDR2 prices will increase as the demand will be drying up. If you don't see any possibility of needing to upgrade the RAM on this system in the future, DDR2 won't be a problem, it's just one of those "what if" cases.
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September 18, 2009 1:51:24 PM

Maybe the processor could be a problem in the future 'cause is a 3 core, but the rest of the system is OK.
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September 18, 2009 7:28:20 PM

Buy a Vista 64 with the free upgrade to Windows 7. You will want to switch.
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