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AMD Gaming PC - Sanity Check for first system build

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November 26, 2009 8:15:36 PM

Hey everyone. This is my first system build excluding one I did around 1999, so someone looking over my work here would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to purchase it tomorrow given the Black Friday 10% sale that Newegg is supposed to be having. If someone can primarily do a sanity check on my parts but also possibly see if there's any superb deals I've missed I would greatly appreciate it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow (Black Friday 10% off from Newegg)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, monitor, keyboard, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Linkworld 313-06-C2228 Blue/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS 1TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Retail
(Combo Pack)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Cheers, and thanks in advance for the help.

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November 26, 2009 9:26:41 PM
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You may want to consider the 750TX esp. if planing to do CrossFire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
After MIR it's about the same price as the 550VX after MIR.

Not the best case, consider a Antec 300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't get that 1TB Seagate. It's only 5900 rpm and it's on the slow side. Consider a Samsung F3 (currently sold out @ Newegg).
November 26, 2009 10:55:18 PM

lol, considering a 21 dollar case is basically suicide unless it has good reviews from sites
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November 27, 2009 8:34:07 PM

^+1. Depending on what OP plays, the 4890 may be overkill.
November 27, 2009 10:13:10 PM

Thanks for the advice, guys. I ended up ordering from NewEgg but with some alterations to my original set of parts and a much better case.
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