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November 26, 2009 10:01:39 AM

Hello people, i'm new here and i wanna build a new AMD/Ati gaming rig
This is the 1st time building and picking all the parts on my own, i may be wrong in
a lot of choices and i hope you will not hesitate to correct me and give me better recommendations.

My Picks
CPU- AMD Phenom II 720 BE or 810
Mobo- Asus M4A785TD-M EVO (mini atx) or Asus M4A78T-E (ATX)
RAM- 2x2gb of kingston KVR1333D3N9 DDR3
GPU- Sapphire 4870 toxic or 4890 vapor-x or 5850
PSU- Silver Stone (ST56F) 560W
HDD- 500gb wd caviar blue 7200rpm
Casing- Silverstone Sgo1-f (SFF) or Gigabye poseidon (mid-tower)
OS- Vista Home premium or windows7 home premium

Overclocking CPU/GPU- Yes/yes
Crossfire- Yes (if i use the gigabyte case)

Budget - All the above parts are in my budget,anything close in price with them are acceptable. Except for 5850, it brakes my bank.
Overclocking - I'll only be making minor oc-ing,since i want my system to last me through college (3years)

If u r wondering about the 2 sizes of cases and 2 sizes of mobo, i'm actually a big fan of SFF (small form factor) systems but they are limited
in space and also may have cooling issues.But i just love the way they look. And of course the gigabyte is for upgrade ability. So can u guys suggest?

Please gimme some advice,i'm not in a hurry,just don't wanna make mistakes.
Forgive me for being biased but i am a great fan of AMD/ATi, and is very happy to be going back to the AMD side.

Please inform me if i'm not being clear in what i want or giving insufficient info on the system i will be building.

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November 26, 2009 2:59:30 PM

Sure it'll work but better to go CL7 1333 RAMs and if we can take advantage of combos for savings then why not hehe Also for shoebox/mATX a modular PSU makes cable management easier hence promoting better airflow
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November 26, 2009 3:09:32 PM

batuchka said:
Sure it'll work but better to go CL7 1333 RAMs and if we can take advantage of combos for savings then why not hehe Also for shoebox/mATX a modular PSU makes cable management easier hence promoting better airflow



Wat do u mean by "take advantage of combos" ?, sry i'm still a newbie. hehe, and im from asia and sadly i cant get the thermaltake case eventhou i like it more caz i need to buy it online.. and will 550w 80+ be enuf for the system? so ur supporting me to get a SFF system?
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November 26, 2009 3:17:10 PM

Oh i thought u had access to Egg USA - well in that case go with stuff that is readily available where u at and yes for a non CF set up a 550W 80+ is fine Well i am pretty much an mATX/SFF addict so go with your needs hehe
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November 26, 2009 3:32:38 PM

batuchka said:
Oh i thought u had access to Egg USA - well in that case go with stuff that is readily available where u at and yes for a non CF set up a 550W 80+ is fine Well i am pretty much an mATX/SFF addict so go with your needs hehe


Amazing how small the world is eh? hehe,ok ,understood dude..yeah they are,but i need to find the people which sell them,which i can only c online. So have u had any problems with ur system so far? and what does your system run on?
And i'm going out to buy all the parts at one retail store,easier for me and mayb i could get a discount or freebies..they have most of the stuff.
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November 26, 2009 3:45:23 PM

I mostly do up rigs for peeps and happen to specialise on SFFs/mATX/LANparty boxes hehe I have a really basic rig ^^
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