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1,000$ AMD Gaming Build, Opinions Please.

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February 10, 2010 10:56:26 PM

Hey guys, I enjoyed building my first system not too long ago, so I've decided to try putting together something more powerful. All parts will be purchased from www.directcanada.com . Parts I am not 100% sure about are ; The RAM ( will it get in the way of the hyper 212?) , the case ( Any better deals with good cooling?) , and the CPU ( Will it OC well?).

Here are the Specs and prices:


Patriot Viper Extreme Performance 4GB DDR3 2X2GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 CL 7-7-7-20 Memory Kit ----115$

Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN Power Supply with 120MM Fan-------68$


Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ATX AM3 DDR3 AMD770 PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 2PCI SATA GBLAN Motherboard-------85$


Powercolor PCS+ Radeon HD 5850 760MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DP DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card-----316$


Azza Helios 910 Black ATX Mid Tower Case 9X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT 230MM Blue LED Fans & Window No PSU--------75$


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT Dvd Oem-----105$


LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM------26$


Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS 3.5IN Ncq Hard Drive Oem 3YR Mfr Warranty------52$


Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM--------26$


AMD Athlon II X4 620 Quad Core Processor Socket AM3 2.6GHZ 2MB Cache 95W Retail Box-------105$


* Total price comes to 1,030$ with tax and shipping

February 11, 2010 1:01:30 AM

haro?
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February 11, 2010 1:10:52 AM

Whats your budget, monitor rez and are you reusing any old parts ?

also what will this PC be used for
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February 11, 2010 1:26:33 AM

Gaming build as mentioned in title, and I will specifically be playing things like mw2, crysis, empire, etc. I do not have parts to reuse, monitor is 1280-1024, soon to be upgraded. I am also not sure if the athlon will work with that mobo because newegg only says phenom x4, x3.......


thanks
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February 11, 2010 2:05:29 AM

okay thanks for the reply. Would you say this build is really well worth the budget?
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February 11, 2010 12:17:52 PM

I was wondering if anyone has experience with the hyper 212, will RAm heatink get in the way of it?
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February 11, 2010 12:39:53 PM

Seagate 7200.12

This Hard drive is almost as good as the Spinpoint i would go with it.

As far as the Hyper 212 I am currently using one and I have absolutely no problem with my ram fitting in.
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February 11, 2010 12:43:53 PM

osu43130 said:
Seagate 7200.12

This Hard drive is almost as good as the Spinpoint i would go with it.

As far as the Hyper 212 I am currently using one and I have absolutely no problem with my ram fitting in.



OSU, Are you running your memory in dual channel mode? dooes the hyper 212 overlap? the memory i want to get looks like it has pretty tall heatspeaders so if you could tell me how the hyper 212 looks in ur case that would be awesome.
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February 11, 2010 1:04:33 PM

The Fan on my 212 comes out to the first set of Ram slots on my MOBO (Even though Im using the second set of slots) but does not over lap. I am running Dual channel ram.

Let me see if I can dig up a few pictures to share. unfortunately I am at work atm so access is limited..lol

*EDIT What Mobo are you planing on getting? This is the Board I am currently using..... GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5


*Edit 2 If you look at tecmo's stick on building PC's he used a Hyper 212 and a gigabyte board and the way he mounted the 212 looks like it does cover the first slot. However I mounted mine slightly different where the fan is blowing out the rear exhaust.
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February 11, 2010 1:39:45 PM

Okay. are you running them in dual channel using the first two blue slots, or dyu think they would fit if you wanted to? My motherboard RAM slots and cpu slots are the same as on your board.
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February 11, 2010 1:51:23 PM

I will have to look when I get home. According to my Mobo I had to use the second slots (White) to hit the specs of my ram so I really did not even think about it to be honest.

When I get home Ill take a peak and let you know. But by looking at Tecmos post and knowing how mine is set up it does not look like it would even be that close.

To give you a better Idea if you look at his MOBO with the 212 installed on it. mine is turned 180 degrees.
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