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October 23, 2009 5:05:19 AM

This is the new system i put together off newegg. Havent bought anything yet, i will be using the system for gaming, hdtv, and general applications. Does anyone have any comments or advice on if this is a good setup?


CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGIBOX - Retail

CASE- COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Meter Display- NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller - Retail

Graphics- HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

HD x 2- Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

RAM/ 2 kits- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail

Heatsink- GELID Solutions CC-Spirit-01 100.5mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Monitor-ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

OS- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM


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October 23, 2009 5:27:55 AM

The only part that seems really out of place is the 4670 (quite weak for gaming), definitely go for a 5770 or better.

Edit: here's some options depending on your budget

ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
October 23, 2009 5:30:58 AM

The most important change I would recommend would be to drop the Phenom II 965 in favor of a Phenom II 955 or 945. They perform identically to the 965 if you give them just a tiny overclock. Newegg has combo deals with the same motherboard in your list.

Then use the money you save to get a better graphics card. Recommend shooting for a 4870 if you can; The 512mb versions should be in reach.

Everything else on your list looks good. I was going to say something about the power supply being overkill until I clicked the link and saw what a massive deal it was. I might grab one of those up for my next build...
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October 23, 2009 5:31:34 AM

And some minor modifications:

I would just go with Home
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

and this HDD is better
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

as is this HSF
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve

and it wouldn't hurt to drop down to a 955 and just up the multiplier one
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core
October 23, 2009 4:21:03 PM

Thanks for all the help. As I said this is my first home build. Appreciate it :) 
October 24, 2009 4:45:40 AM

Im looking to spend around 1500.