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Amd Gaming Build!

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March 5, 2010 3:08:05 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (This MONTH or As soon as i can make my mind up on parts!))

BUDGET RANGE: ($450- $600) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, Web Surfing, Music, Bills Home use Not really any movie making )

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Case(Cool Master Ammo 533), Power Supply (Antec 700w), Hard drive, Cd/DvD, OS (Win 7 Home 64 )

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Newegg.com or Tigerdirect.com )

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (AMD really as for GPU i have always had nvida but i think a ATI might be the better choice with a all amd build.)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe I dont really know how but i would like to learn

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe IS it worth it our should you just buy a higher end card?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1280x1024)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (

Here is the rundown of what i am coming from and going to

Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
CPU: Amd 4400+ x2 2.2 ghz
Ram: DDR 4200
GPU: XFX 8800 GTS(X?) 512mb
Case: Ammo 533 Cool Master
PS: 700W Antec Greenpower

To

Mobo:ASUS Crosshair III Formula
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
Ram: OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB
GPU: Same as Above or a a recomended one.
Case: Same as Above
Ps: Same as Above


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March 5, 2010 3:36:29 PM

Are you going to upgrade your monitor? This makes a difference in the GPU you should select.

With Current Monitor.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) CL7 1600 $115

AMD 955 and GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX $280

HD5770 $150

$545

If you are planning on upgrading your monitor I would suggest dropping the CPU down and getting a 5850 or 5870 because the 5770 will struggle at 19xx res.

And if you are going to OC then add a Hyper 212 plus cooler for 35 bucks.
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March 5, 2010 3:39:53 PM

i dont plan on upgrading the montor atm.. maybe down the road so u think the new 890X are better then the 790X?
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March 5, 2010 3:42:15 PM

The 890 GX is the newest chipset that is made with the new 6core in mind. It will leave you with a better upgrade path if you ever need to upgrade your processor. Other then that both boards are nice.
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March 5, 2010 3:49:09 PM

So the ripjaw ram every one says they are having problems with it saying its built for intel boards. I am not really experienced in bios tweeking stuff i am sure i could learn but i would need like a guide. wont that be a problem?
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March 5, 2010 4:09:27 PM

Nope not a problem. Most of the reviews written on NewEgg are from complete idiots....I would not trust them at all.

Now as far as Bios goes it is really simple to set once you learn it and not to mention the ram will work even if you do not change it, It will just default to a slower speed.
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March 5, 2010 4:12:41 PM

Second that. I have some good Ripjaws in my AMD build and had absolutely no problems. The "made for Core i5/i7" statements are mostly just marketing. I've seen that said about PSUs...

As far as BIOS goes, there is no problem with making the changes. It's more of an issue of what you need to put in, all of which can be found easily through google.
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March 5, 2010 4:18:09 PM

Ok question. if i got with the gigabyte board u mentions could i still use the AMD Overdrive technology?
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March 5, 2010 4:23:42 PM

I'm not 100% sure since it is a new board. However since that is a feature AMD has had with every other board it would seem kinda silly if it was not available for the new board.

On another note most people that post in the OC forum swear against using it anyways unless it is just to bump a multiplier. I have always just used the Bios settings to OC.
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March 5, 2010 4:29:12 PM

well the reason i mention it is because it would make it so i dont have to go to the bios screen to OC i suppose were i could get lost.. i dunno guess to me it just seems easier. So you think the 5770 would do for my resolution? with AA and all that junk cranked up?
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March 5, 2010 4:40:54 PM

Definitely. The 5770 handles pretty much everything on 1600x, so it should max out FPS, or be close to maxing out FPS, on 1280x.
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