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IS this setup any good?

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May 2, 2010 7:46:28 AM

sorry to desturb u guys but a friend asked me if this setup was any good:



msi 890GXM-G65 Matx
4GB corsair dominator 1600mhz
AMD 955 phenom II 3.2ghz
Gigabyte 5850 1G
Antec P180 mini
Corsair TX 650watt
1TB samsun F3
Coolermaster Hyper TX3

the computer would mostly be used for gaming an movie watching NOT Ocing or anything alike.

if u have any advice please share as i am still looking an havent ordered yet... thank you

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May 2, 2010 7:59:07 AM

Every thing seems normal,but you should change the tx3 to hyper 212plus!
May 2, 2010 8:01:13 AM

Get another case too,you can get the antec or CM
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May 2, 2010 8:09:57 AM

Everything looks solid on there to me and you should be able to play most modern games without any hiccups. The only thing that does stand out is if you're not OC'ing then is there really any need to go for an aftermarket cooler. The stock AMD HSF units perform well enough at stock speeds. Hope this helps!
May 2, 2010 10:14:13 AM

well i made the setup to be easy to move an have nice performance without making TOO much noise an could as u said play modern games without hiccups :) 
May 2, 2010 10:18:10 AM

and thank you but wuld this perform better?

phenom II 955 3.2
4GB mushkin Blackline DDR3 1600
Asus Crosshair III formula
Antec nine hundred II
Coolermaster 750Watt

they are prized the same approx an i jsut wanna pick the best system...
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May 2, 2010 12:19:21 PM

You haven't listed a graphics solution on the above system so its hard to say for certain. The graphics is probably the most important factor if you're gaming. Obviously you need a strong CPU and RAM to back it up but you have that in both examples.

I would go with your first build simply because of the PSU. The Corsair is a much more reliable and solid PSU than the Coolermaster. These official power requirements for your graphics card may also be worth you having a glance over:

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)

These apply to the whole system not just the GPU.

So really speaking, if you weren't going to Crossfire in the future, you could save a bit of money if you you went with a good 500W PSU instead. Corsair, Seasonic and the newer Antec models are the way to go.
May 3, 2010 5:43:35 PM

how bout this then =
Phenom II 955 3.2
Asus Crosshair VI formula
4GB mushkin DDR3 1600
2x5770 crossfire
corsair 650W sli 14cm
what i wanna know is which would perform best?
May 3, 2010 5:46:14 PM

ohh an case would be thermaltake element G :) 
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