New build AMD 945

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:(e.g.:Light gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Power supply

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com Micro Center

PARTS PREFERENCES: You tell me.

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

So far I have:

AMD 945 x4

Corair 550Watt

WD Black 640G 32 M Cache

Cooler Master Strom Scout

LG 20inch Monitor


Aside from that, I would like advice on Motherboard and memory and video card that would go well with this build. Please let me know what you think of the build so far.
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  1. Can you be more specific about your PSU? Ah never mind. you said you already had one but then you listed one.
  2. You have already purchased those parts or that is what you have chosen?

    "So far I have" implies you bought them. They are decent choices just being clear.
  3. Yes, I have the items I listed and wanted advice on the system so far and recommendation for GPU, Motherboard, and ram.
  4. If you'd like to use a single graphics card, then I'd suggest this board because it's cheap, and cheerful and a great bargain:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392&cm_re=amd_770-_-13-128-392-_-Product

    Plus, if you ever decide to get a little more juice out of your 945, it'll have some decent OC muscle to help you out. Otherwise, spring for the Gigabyte 790GX posted above if you want the option for Crossfire in the future.

    For a GPU, at your resolution, either a Radeon 4770 or 4850 will be great. Chances are, you can pick up a 4850 for a better price than a 4770! Simply find one that suits your needs in terms of cooling/rebates.

    As for RAM, the Mushkin sticks the poster above linked to are a great deal if you take advantage of the rebate.
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