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December 27, 2009 4:12:34 AM

I was thinking about doing a build using these pieces. Its my first build and am not really that sure how compatible these are. Any suggestions are welcomed thanks.

processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
Mobo: ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... =$224.99

Case: XCLIO Blackhawk Black Finish 0.8 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Extreme Cooling Computer Case - Retail
PSU: XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 750W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... = $185.98

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $84.99

GPU: HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$314.99

Memory:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX2M2A1066C5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$104.99

Total = $915.94

Are there any problems anyone notices with this configuration or ways to up the performance without spending too much more. Thanks again for all your help

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December 28, 2009 2:14:38 PM

GreatPower is a tier-2 PSU. Excellent choice.

The mobo is crap though. I'd spend a bit more for a SB750 chipset.

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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
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Brand AMD
Processors Type Desktop
Series Phenom II X4
Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type Socket AM3
Tech Spec
Core Deneb
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Operating Frequency 3.2GHz
Hyper Transports 4000MHz
L2 Cache 4 x 512KB
L3 Cache 6MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Voltage 0.875V - 1.5V
Thermal Design Power 125W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 3 years limited
Labor 3 years limited

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

2. ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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Model
Brand ASUS
Model M4A79XTD EVO
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type AM3
CPU Type Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
Chipsets
North Bridge AMD 790X
South Bridge AMD SB750
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
Memory Standard DDR3 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 2 (one x16 or dual x8 link)
PCI Express x1 2
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 7
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset None
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset VIA VT1708S
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek 8112L
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 1.1/2.0 8 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 2 x USB connectors (4 ports)
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 1x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin 24 Pin
Features
Features New-Gen. 8+2 Phase Power Design
EPU
TurboV
Turbo Key
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
Support ATI CrossFireX technology



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1. AMD HDZ955FBGIBOX: $165.00

2. ASUS M4A79XTD EVO: $119.99

Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $264.99
$10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card pdf
Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $254.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And get a cheaper ram kit. This:

OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Retail

* Cas Latency: 7
* Timing: 7-7-7-16
* Voltage: 1.5V – 1.6V
* Your Price:$79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Practically no change to your total price, but this mobo is the envy of every overclocker.
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