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October 15, 2009 10:32:37 PM

I am going for my first build. This is around the budget that I am trying to stick around +/- 100 is fine. But I have this picked out for my first build. I play more simple games like Heroes of Newerth, WC3, Call of Duty, etc.. Not hardcore games like crysis or anything. Any thoughts/help on my build would be greatly appreciated.

MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready

x2 - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

x2 - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223B - OEM

x2 - ASUS Radeon HD 4650 512MB DDR2 Crossfired. (I went with these because I already have one,
I did not add it to the price.)


All from NewEgg so the prices can be checked but you should know an average price for the item. Total price comes out to $775.


Thank you very much for your help.


***To add to post after another read. The graphics card, I added ONE to the price. Could sound like I meant both that I did not add, I added one. Also I do do alot of Photography stuff (Adobe CS4) on the PC, my wife is a Photographer. Any recommendations on screens would be great as well.

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October 16, 2009 12:22:54 AM

Do you really need such an expensive motherboard?

For video, you'd be much better served by purchasing a slightly higher spec card than another one of those 4650s. As 4650s go, it's low end--crippled a 64-bit memory interface.
If you're not concerned about performance then it won't be a problem, but not much more cash could get you much better gaming. I'm also not sure if you'd see a benefit from crossfire, some applications aren't helped by it at all.

The WD drives aren't the fastest, so don't expect above-average speed.

If you have a legitimate reason for two optical drives then by all means keep them, but that would be another to look if you want to make room in your budget for a better GPU.
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October 16, 2009 12:43:39 AM

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

$31.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$74.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150436
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant $149.99
$144.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341022
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

-$20.00 Instant
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$89.99
$69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail
Item #: N82E16835154003
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$2.00 Instant $6.99
$4.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$199.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

$29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
-$45.00 Combo $159.98
$99.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...




GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128405
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231279
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo $204.98
$184.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $841.89

Maybe ?
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October 16, 2009 1:13:44 AM

tortnotes said:
Do you really need such an expensive motherboard?

For video, you'd be much better served by purchasing a slightly higher spec card than another one of those 4650s. As 4650s go, it's low end--crippled a 64-bit memory interface.
If you're not concerned about performance then it won't be a problem, but not much more cash could get you much better gaming. I'm also not sure if you'd see a benefit from crossfire, some applications aren't helped by it at all.

The WD drives aren't the fastest, so don't expect above-average speed.

If you have a legitimate reason for two optical drives then by all means keep them, but that would be another to look if you want to make room in your budget for a better GPU.


Well, what would you suggest on a mobo, gpu, and hdd's? It is easier with the two drives with burning cds for customers on the photography side. (Large amounts of photos.)
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October 16, 2009 2:13:14 AM

Niklas_13 said:
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

$31.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$74.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150436
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant $149.99
$144.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341022
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

-$20.00 Instant
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$89.99
$69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail
Item #: N82E16835154003
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$2.00 Instant $6.99
$4.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$199.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

$29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
-$45.00 Combo $159.98
$99.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...




GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128405
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231279
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo $204.98
$184.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $841.89

Maybe ?


Thank you for the reply, I have thermal compound. Would also like to have 2 CD drives. I have always been an AMD fan so I would love to stick with AMD CPU plus isnt the power close to the same but this one is $100 Cheaper?

How about this : Same as I have listed, changes to this:

ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $89.99 almost half the price as the other one.

x2 - HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP $149.98 I subtracted the 54.99 for the other card, or I could go with the same card you suggested for the same price.

The box/HDD combo and the cooling unit you had suggested.

Total: $766.90
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October 16, 2009 2:37:49 AM

nun said:
here's a cheap 4870 i have in my computer works great
POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card Retail- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


the one i posted has 512MB more ram for 18 bucks
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October 16, 2009 3:09:04 AM

I like this CPU better, also has a combo with a mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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