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Please Rate This Build (AMD Athlon II X4)

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October 17, 2009 8:20:10 PM

Hello all, just putting together a gaming system on Newegg for my GF. Trying to put together the best performance system for the buck.

Wanna see what you guys think before I click the order button.

Purchase Date: Very soon
System usage: Gaming, Internet, Video Encoding
Parts Not Required: Display, Keyboard, Mouse
Preferred Site: Newegg.com
Parts Preferences: No major preferences, went with the Athlon II X4 because I think it is the best chip for $100
Overclocking: No
Display Resolution: 1920x1080

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X
Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB
Burner: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R
PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
Case: COOLER MASTER Mystique - She liked the look of the case. Also has 1 dog and 2 cats in the house so the front filter will be a lifesaver.

$685.58 shipped before MIRs

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October 17, 2009 8:21:44 PM

could you use the sticky at the top of the forum please it helps us help you
October 17, 2009 8:23:35 PM

And can we call you mr0x10 for short?
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October 17, 2009 8:38:32 PM

Updated with the info from the sticky.

Also, I'd prefer Mr Zero but mr0x10 works for me.
October 17, 2009 8:58:59 PM

Do you intend to crossfire 5770's? 750 watts seems a bit much.
October 17, 2009 9:01:09 PM

Also, what is your budget?

And I'd step up to the Samsung Spinpoint f3 500gb HDD, much faster than the Western Digital Blue, 7 bucks more for a faster drive and 180gigs found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or get the Western Digital Black if you're a Western Digital kinda guy.
October 17, 2009 9:59:20 PM

ominous prime said:
Do you intend to crossfire 5770's? 750 watts seems a bit much.


It is a possibility in the future. I got the PSU just cause it ends up being so cheap after the combo deal and MIR - $54.95 for a 750w 80+ modular PSU is pretty nuts.
October 17, 2009 10:27:31 PM

I see, that is a pretty wicked deal, I'd go ahead and stick with it then. Although I still recommend changing out that WD Blue for the Samsung. I'd recommend Ripjaws for your memory, but I don't think you'll really be doing any overclocking, will you?
October 17, 2009 11:01:20 PM

ominous prime said:
I see, that is a pretty wicked deal, I'd go ahead and stick with it then. Although I still recommend changing out that WD Blue for the Samsung. I'd recommend Ripjaws for your memory, but I don't think you'll really be doing any overclocking, will you?


More than likely not. If I did, it would probably come with ordering a new HSF instead of the stock cooler. Although, how good are Athlon chips for OC'ing on stock cooling? I have a V8 on my i7, but thats cause they run pretty hot.
October 17, 2009 11:30:18 PM

mr0000000000 said:
More than likely not. If I did, it would probably come with ordering a new HSF instead of the stock cooler. Although, how good are Athlon chips for OC'ing on stock cooling? I have a V8 on my i7, but thats cause they run pretty hot.


I'm not really sure what to expect from the athlon, locked multiplier, but I'd say you could probably get to 3.0ghz just by raising the FSB and the stock HSF should be more than adequate, but that performance difference would probably be negligible for your girlfriend, the games she intends to play aren't particularly demanding are they?
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