New amd build Tags: New Build RAM AMD Systems Product Last response: December 20, 2009 11:28 AM in Systems Share letsplaywar December 18, 2009 10:39:44 AM Case - Thermaltake VA8003BWS Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard CPU - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX Ram - OCZ PC3 10666 Low Voltage 4x2 Platinum series 8gb The cpu/mobo combo is 193.99 as a package deal at newegg.com The case I got locally brand new for 99.99 I've already purchased the ram locally 8 gigs @ 120.00 At first I'll use the integrated graphics on this build while I budget for a newer video card. Need recommendations for A. Video card around 200.00 B. Decent power supply for this rig C. Optical Drive D. Hard drives, primary for OS and Data storage backup drive. Thanks, and also input on the parts picked already is welcome! Also this ram says optimized for core i5, 17 systems, should work fine on the Amd Phenom though if I tweak the voltages? The model number for the ram is OCZP1333LV4GK I bought two 4x2 kits More about : amd build BohleyK December 18, 2009 12:00:38 PM I recommend the 5770 GPU, Corsair 650W PSU, Sony or LG optic drive, Samsung F3 or Seagate 7200.12 HDD The RAM will work fine without tweaking. It is just advertised for Intel to increase sales for Intel. Unless you are doing some serious work you will be fine with 4GB's of RAM. m 0 l letsplaywar December 19, 2009 10:48:27 PM Thanks for the advice. I know the mobo is decent, am i choosing a good cpu? Are there better options on the price range? Chose this one based on price and ability to unlock the 4th core m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer BohleyK December 20, 2009 11:28:08 AM There is the Athlon II X4 for $99 which does perform better than the 720. The Athlon II isn't an extreme OCer but it hits 3.25Ghz for most people. The 720 unlocked will OC very well, close to 4Ghz. The unlocked core tends to perform a bit shady for some from what I've read. Still does the job though. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAMD FX-8320 Overheating on a new build, need advice on cooling![Urgent] Forum SolvedAMD new build Forum SolvedNew Build to Replace 2 Year Old AMD Forum SolvedNew build AMD Desktop Forum SolvedLooking for input on new AMD APU based build Forum SolvedAMD Athlon x4 750K or i3-3220 for New Mini Itx build with GTX 650 Ti Boost Forum SolvedNew AMD Build, Need Help Forum SolvedNeed help with new AMD build.. A10 for mining/gaming Forum SolvedNew Computer Build (AMD) Forum SolvedNew Computer Build (AMD) Forum SolvedBuild a new gaming PC with AMD Components Forum SolvedNew AMD FX 6300 build. Confused with and with HWMonitor and Temps Forum SolvedBudget AMD cruncher new build, final check with you guys! Forum SolvedNew AMD build Forum SolvedNew PC Build AMD or Intel; Forum SolvedCreating a New build from an old AMD E-machine with Intel CPU and need some advice. Forum Solvednew build, thinking i5 amd 7770 & new mobo Forum SolvedNew computer build. AMD Forum SolvedNew System Build + AMD R9/R7, Mantle, and Gameplay Recording Forum SolvedCan anyone help me build a new rig? AMD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !