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December 18, 2009 12:18:18 AM

I know i keep posting about a new build but its my first one and i want it to be as perfect as my budget allows. So hows this?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 4th of January 2010 BUDGET RANGE: 1100 AUD-1500 AUD before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming (sims 3, COD MW2) internet, watching movies, movie editing/music editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, OS, Screen

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: mwave.com.au but I have to get the case off ebay.com.au COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, for now i only have one card but i want to buy another in the middle of 2010

MONITOR RESOLUTION: The screens 19" not sure if you can work out possible resolutions from that...

Components:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition, 2.80GHz

Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P

Case:Raidmax Aztec

Memory:G.Skill 4GB (2x 2GB) Dual Channel Kit, PC3-10666 (1333MHz) DDR3, 240-pin DIMM, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, CL 7-7-7-21-2N

PSU:OCZ Fatal1ty 550W, 80+ Modular PSU

Graphics:XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card, 1GB 128-bit GDDR5, 850 / 4800 MHz

HDD: Samsung 500gb Spinpoint F3, SATAII, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache

Optical Drive:LG 22x DVD Burner, SATA, Black, OEM

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December 18, 2009 3:29:54 AM

shorty11_rox said:
I know i keep posting about a new build but its my first one and i want it to be as perfect as my budget allows. So hows this?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 4th of January 2010 BUDGET RANGE: 1100 AUD-1500 AUD before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming (sims 3, COD MW2) internet, watching movies, movie editing/music editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, OS, Screen

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: mwave.com.au but I have to get the case off ebay.com.au COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, for now i only have one card but i want to buy another in the middle of 2010

MONITOR RESOLUTION: The screens 19" not sure if you can work out possible resolutions from that...

Components:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition, 2.80GHz

Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P

Case:Raidmax Aztec

Memory:G.Skill 4GB (2x 2GB) Dual Channel Kit, PC3-10666 (1333MHz) DDR3, 240-pin DIMM, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, CL 7-7-7-21-2N

PSU:OCZ Fatal1ty 550W, 80+ Modular PSU

Graphics:XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card, 1GB 128-bit GDDR5, 850 / 4800 MHz

HDD: Samsung 500gb Spinpoint F3, SATAII, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache

Optical Drive:LG 22x DVD Burner, SATA, Black, OEM


If your going to do any video editing your going to want to go with a quad-core cpu. Everything else looks fine.

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December 18, 2009 1:13:49 PM

If you were to get something like a Phenom II X4 955 you'd still only need a good 600W PSU to be absolutely confident that you'd have no problems with 2 cards.
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December 18, 2009 9:57:19 PM

Wont the 790gx board slow down the crossfire performance though because you have to run both cards at x8? Thats the reason i chose my priginal board it runs both at x16. If it doesnt matter ill definatly go with that board
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December 18, 2009 10:09:30 PM

Thanks, ill definatly go with the suggested board then and upgrade my psu. Ive found a good ocz psu thats 700w: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W, 80+ Modular PSU
its only another $35 aswell. Do you think i should spend another 50 on that corsair one though?
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December 18, 2009 10:16:41 PM

There is quite a bit of difference in available power, the 750TX provides 60A on the 12V rail, the 700W modxstream provides 50A between its two but the 30% increase in price isnt worth it, the 700W Modxstream will be sufficient for 2 5770s.
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December 18, 2009 10:17:40 PM

Awesome, thanks for all your help :) 
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