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December 17, 2009 12:38:18 AM

Hey I just want to see what people think of this build and if they had any ideas or improvements they might want to add.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD

GPU: XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

Ram: x2(I am putting a total of 8gb) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

CD/DVD burner: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model

PSU: KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular

Cpu fan: ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower
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I am putting this together for a friend. I had a hard time picking out the motherboard and the memory. I am not sure if I can OC the memory if I install 4 sticks compared to just 2 sticks. I am a little fuzzy there.

Current price for the build is $1,263

If anybody knows how to get more bang for the buck at around the same price let me know. Thanks for any input.

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December 17, 2009 1:17:18 AM

KINGWIN BAD!!!! Don't buy bad psus...also you don't need that many watts...get this one instead. Good brand, and more suitable wattage. It'll also support 2 5850's and overclocked cpu (and more) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also around this price range, you might want to look into an i5 or i7 system, but if gaming is your only purpose, then get AMD because it'll run just as well. (SUPPORT AMD FTW XD)

Oh yea another thing, if gaming is your purpose, you should only need 4gb of ram, so you can save some money there.
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December 17, 2009 3:04:21 AM

to the moderators: I am sorry it would seem that I posted this is in the wrong forum, could you move this to home build?
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December 17, 2009 6:16:27 PM

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PSU: KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular


I agree completely with PSU FAIL--you dont need nearly this much wattage in a good PSU.

PC Power and Cooling is the best PSU brand, along with Antec and Corsair. They dont all have cool blue fans--but they have high quality parts and good warranties. With a good PSU you shouldnt need this much wattage.

Better Idea: 650-750w Corsair PSU.(850 if you want but you dont need it unless you both superclock and xfire) These will easily handle your system--even if you overclock. They are high quality, have a 5 year warranty. If you dont believe me go to their website and check it out http://www.corsair.com/default.aspx
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December 17, 2009 6:29:56 PM

Jonnyguru gave that PSU an "8," only commenting about ripple at 100% load. So, I'd say this PSU isn't in the same league as Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, or Seasonic, but it certainly isn't a FAIL.
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December 17, 2009 7:03:27 PM

Oh i only meant on the 1000w part.
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December 17, 2009 11:21:14 PM

Well I was looking through the different PSU and I read all the reviews on new egg and it got 61 at 5 stars, and only 12 reviews under 5 stars. So I do not think it is fail. I mean I know it is not as good as corsair, but it is modular and it is a good price.

Second I wanted this 1,000 w because I am going to crossfire it at some point with 2 hd5850's so I wanted a psu that I know I could have some leeway and place to play with.
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December 18, 2009 12:01:37 AM

Most of the regulars around here don't trust a lot of Newegg reviews. Bad ones are often written by people who obviously didn't know what they were doing, and it takes a competent technical review to judge a PSU "good," not just plugging it into a system that draws 25%-40% of its rating and saying "wow, this works really good!"
A pair of HD5850s does not need 1000W. A quality 750W PSU should be sufficient.
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