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Rate my Amd Gaming Build $900 ish

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December 2, 2009 3:11:00 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: before Christmas

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: web Surfing, Movies, Gaming Cod MW2, any new upcoming games

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Prefer Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer Performance for its value

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe. have not decided on SLI or Crosfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: any



My Parts

Cpu Combo $345.98

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail

XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

Mobo $119.99

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

PSU $59.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail

Mem $119.99

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657 - Retail

HDD $69.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case $84.99

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

DVD Burner $31.99

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

Monitor

ASUS VH202T-P Glossy black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ aspect control - Retail

Mouse & Keyboard $39.99 $39.99

Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - Retail

Saitek PZ30AUR Red USB Wired Slim Eclipse Keyboard - Retail


Total Price $1,052.89
rebates - 150.00
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December 2, 2009 3:29:45 AM

^ That is a good setup, but you can check out these changes...
1. CPU + Mobo combo -
X4 965 + ASUS 790X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

2. RAM -
Even these would be better...And anyways you wont overclock, so the difference would be minimal...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. HDD - Better HDD for less...
Samsung F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. Graphics card - I would rather suggest this card - HD 5770 ...
Reasons -
- DirectX 11
- You can Crossfire later if you want to and that 600W PSU would suffice for 2 HD 5770s(but not for 2 HD 4890s)
- They are priced normally unlike other HD 58xx series cards...
- Most of all for that screen resolution - 1600x900 these cards would suit well...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 2, 2009 3:39:43 PM

^ on the 5770cf vs 4890cf advice. 4890 is just too much heat and psu dependant in CF . and dx11 .
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December 2, 2009 4:21:56 PM

My 1st choice if in stock would be the HD 5850 :p 
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December 2, 2009 5:10:18 PM

and mine would be 5850 or an nvidia offering around 300$ . its frustrating to wait for both ati's stocks and nvidia's launch .
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