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AMD-CPU, Video, RAM and mother board upgrade

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October 4, 2009 2:52:13 AM

hi people, i've made an AMD build and i would like to have your opinion on it.

Also, i would like to know if you think the PSU i choose is enough to run that video card and CPU.

Thanks in advance.

Mother Board:
ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

PSU:
Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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October 4, 2009 6:38:15 AM

For 3 bucks more, this RAM is faster:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Tests show time and time again that latency is more important than frequency. Even if you downclock that RAM to 1333, I doubt you would get CL7 out of it.

Better yet, get this combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Then you have an even faster GPU and CL8 1600... about the same as the CL7 1333.

As to the PSU, I think that is fine. I see the OCZ 600W SXS going for the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Between those two I might have to flip a coin.

However, I would probably go with the Corsair 550VX today:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Note the promo code and the hefty rebate.
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