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Pc for uncle of a friend Switzerland

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January 11, 2010 3:58:47 PM

Im building a PC for the uncle of a friend. I live in Switzerland and all prices are is Swiss Franks.

Use: It's the first PC of this person so it I don't know what exactly he will use it for but certainly web browsing and other general applications. I want this build to be overkill so that it will hold for many years.

No monitor no mouse nothing only the PC


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition C3, 3.2GHz, AM3, QuadCore CHF 185.-

CPU cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 - Pro PWM Rev.2 CHF 28.-

Case: Xigmatek Asgard Midi Tower - black CHF 49.-

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-400CX, 400W, ATX12V 2.2, 80Plus CHF 72.-

HDD: Samsung HD103SJ, F3, 7200rpm, 32MB, 1TB, SATA-II CHF 99.-

Optical drive: LG GH22NS, 22x DVD±R Brenner, SATA, schwarz CHF 34

RAM: Corsair TW3X4G1600C9DHX, 2x2GB, DDR3-1600, CL9@1.8V CHF 127.- the alternative would be mushkin ddr3-1333 ram with cl9 @1.5V for 11.- less

FAN: GELID Solution Silent 12 PWM Lüfter - 120mm CHF 9.-

MOBO: this is the big question either the Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H for 114.- or the Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P, AMD 770, Socket AM3 for CHF 107

I would sell him my old Geforce 7900GS for 30.- (he said he doesn't want onboard GPU) so the motherboard decision isn't based on the GPU but on the features. I have to say that having an additional GPU if the 7900Gs fails is nice but if the motherboard is otherwise inferior I would prefer the 770T.

Please Comment if you find anything that might give stability issues and help me deciding which ram and which Mobo.

Another question: is the 7900GS much more powerfull then the 785g onboard GPU?

Kind regards Erdinger

Edit: I've forgotten to say. I will be overclock it a little bit only 0.2 or 0.4 GHz.

The purchase date: as soon as possible. The resolution is full HD 1080p.

Prefered parts: actually no prefered parts. I just like good brands over no name stuff (espaccialy when it comes to PSUs)

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January 12, 2010 1:33:46 PM

No answers after one day. That's strange, could you at least give me a affirmation that the system will work properly like this?
January 12, 2010 1:47:15 PM

Case: you may like the Coolermaster HAF-922.
Here are the best heatsinks for AMD:

Go with the 785 chipset motherboard.

Another question: is the 7900GS much more powerfull then the 785g onboard GPU?


January 12, 2010 2:10:28 PM

Thank you for the answer. The case I've chosen costs only very little and is rated pretty well from many people, a nicer case would of course be the choice if I had a bigger budget but this one looks pretty good and should be comfortable enough.