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November 6, 2009 4:34:26 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP, This Weekend?
BUDGET RANGE: 800 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Dell SP2009W 20-inch 2ms 1680x1050

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING:
SLI OR CROSSFIRE:

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first build, Is everything compatible or am I missing anything? Also do I need a better heatsink then stock, I'm probably not gonna OC.




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November 6, 2009 4:38:19 PM

Your PSU is much more powerful than needed. 500w will do nicely and it saves you some money to spend elsewhere.

Cheaper RAM (1333MHz and CL9) will yield identical performance and save you another few dollars.

Combined, these two savings should allow you to get a 955 or at least a 945. A quad core CPU is always handy to have.

Do you really want to the LED lights on the case? The regular 300 is great as well, and somewhat cheaper.
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November 6, 2009 4:47:54 PM

Silmarunya said:
Your PSU is much more powerful than needed. 500w will do nicely and it saves you some money to spend elsewhere.

Cheaper RAM (1333MHz and CL9) will yield identical performance and save you another few dollars.

Combined, these two savings should allow you to get a 955 or at least a 945. A quad core CPU is always handy to have.

Do you really want to the LED lights on the case? The regular 300 is great as well, and somewhat cheaper.


Ty for reply,

Would it be better to stick with this powersupply if I wanted to go crossfire down the road?

Also CL9 vs CL7 ram is it a big difference in gaming at all?

Guess it would be a nice trade to squeeze in http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 6, 2009 5:00:13 PM

The 5770 only uses one PCIE power cable and is a low power usage card. A good 550W PSU with two cables will be adequite for two 5770s.

I just checked xfxs website and they have it wrong. I have one of their 5770s and it only needs one power cable. That OCZ Fatal1ty linked by aford is a great deal right now.
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November 6, 2009 5:02:37 PM

Alright ty, Rebuilt it, looks good so far for about same price, But the Graphics card just got sold out lol.
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November 6, 2009 5:04:30 PM

Silmarunya said:
Do you really want to the LED lights on the case? The regular 300 is great as well, and somewhat cheaper.

The regular 300 is only $5 cheaper and does not have the two front fans. $5 for two $15 front fans pre-installed seems a good deal to me.
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November 6, 2009 5:32:10 PM

Nokturnalz said:
Ty for reply,

Would it be better to stick with this powersupply if I wanted to go crossfire down the road?

Also CL9 vs CL7 ram is it a big difference in gaming at all?

Guess it would be a nice trade to squeeze in http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Even for crossfire, it's more than needed. But if you want to keep it, go ahead. It's good quality.

The difference between CL7 and CL9 is noticeable in benchmarks, but not in everyday gaming.

It certainly would be a nice choice. Be aware the 945 has limited overclocking potential though (dunno if that's important to you).

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November 6, 2009 5:33:53 PM

dndhatcher said:
The regular 300 is only $5 cheaper and does not have the two front fans. $5 for two $15 front fans pre-installed seems a good deal to me.


True! Sorry, that Illusion case is new to me. It's not sold in Europe so I didn't knew it had more fans. The regular 300 is cheaper here, so I misjudged the difference.
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November 6, 2009 6:50:44 PM

Your PSU/video card combo expired.

If you want to get the AMD 945 in your budget, look at the suggestions I made in my 1st post. You can change a few parts to make up the difference without loosing any performance, other than the PSU wattage.
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November 6, 2009 8:04:57 PM

I changed around some of the stuff, but budget didn't stretch far enough to fit in the quad-core with shipping but I saved a bit, Is the quad core gonna be a noticable difference vs the triple? Also how does everything look?


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November 6, 2009 8:22:47 PM

Yes, there's a noticable difference in the 2 CPUs. The quad has a faster bus to go along with an extra core, and more memory.

How much short are you from getting the 945?

You could change to a different case to save a few $$ w/out affecting performance.
You could drop the 5770 and get the 4870 if dx11 isn't at the top of your priority.

It's really up to you. I'm just throwing options out there.
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November 6, 2009 9:00:33 PM

Alright I decided to drop a few extra dollars for the quad, You sure the power supply is gonna enough for everything? Here is the final build, Everything look okay? Stock heatsink fine? Wish me luck =)
Gonna buy it tonight!




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November 6, 2009 9:23:27 PM

That's a nice looking build. Good job. Good luck with the build!
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November 6, 2009 9:37:37 PM

I like it! I think you'll be happy with the 945 choice.
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November 6, 2009 9:44:48 PM

Ty all so much for your help, greatly appreciated. =)
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November 6, 2009 10:06:31 PM

That is a very nice computer for only $878. Well done!
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November 12, 2009 12:55:06 AM

Everything turned out awesome so far, I'm on it right now, love this thing haha. The only problem im having is when I reboot/startup it says Hard Disk is not detected yet everything seems fine, was hoping maybe someone could throw me a hand on that?
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November 12, 2009 1:08:32 AM

I would check your BIOS settings. Make sure your hard drive is set as the 1st boot device and make sure there isn't a hard drive delay set.
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