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New build, need ideas on som parts

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October 6, 2009 4:15:11 PM


I´m in the proces of building a new computer, since my old one can´t keep up anymore. I have had good expirience with an AMD system so far, and the new build will also have to be an AMD system.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 3 month

BUDGET RANGE: $1200 - $1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: photo editing, surfing the internet, gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, DVD burner (NEC), Systemdrive (36,6 GB Raptor)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Normaly use but it´s in danish so feel free to use newegg




So far I have the new Mobo, a Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P

Here is the list of what else I think should go in to this build.

Case: Cooler Master CM 690
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE
second harddrive: WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1 TB

I´m not sure about the RAM, but was thinking of getting, Corsair XMS3 DHX 4 x 2 GB

That only leaves a GPU, any suggestions ??? I was thinking of maybe getting an ATI 4890 or NVIDIA 260

Any suggestions and/or change of the above, would be great.

Regards Martin

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October 6, 2009 5:04:27 PM

An ATI 4870 should be able to run most games on high/very high settings at that resolution.

If your planning to add a second graphics card in the future, you might want to bump up the PSU to 750W or if you're sticking to just a single graphics card then a decent 600W will do.

For the HDD, a Samsung Spinpoint would be faster and it's normally cheaper. Don't know how it's priced in Denmark though.
October 6, 2009 9:20:03 PM

Price on an ATI 4870 and 4890 is allmost the same, would the newer 4890 not be a better choise than 4870 ??
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October 6, 2009 9:29:15 PM

How much is a 4870 and a 4890 in Denmark ? I said that because normally there's like a $40 price difference between the two.

October 7, 2009 7:12:58 PM

Build, the cheapest 4870 is about 120 euro and the cheapest 4890 is about 155 euro.
I see your point, think I might just stick with the 4870.