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Amd 955 gameing build for about $1100

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March 31, 2010 11:50:26 PM

Im thinking this is a pretty dicent build for the money. Thanks in advance for your input in to it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next couple of days

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming mainly, surfing ect

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor keyboard mouse.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Usa , Atlanta Ga

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD best bang for the buck in this price range i think.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe more then likely

CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1600x900 for now will be getting a new monitor soon that will be higher not completly sure thoe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: not really worried about bling or it being super quiet just more or less to preform well.
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I have read and did some more reading and im not sure on mobo's pretty much i think every thing else looks good.. just want your thoughts.


Combo
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $159.97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100282VXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ... - Retail $329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX - Retail


GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $279.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


total $1,109.89

only thing im ifiy on is the mobo but it does come in a combo so what ever. Just like some input on this. if you see room to improve let me know. trying to keep it right around $1100.00


April 1, 2010 12:12:32 AM

It looks good to me!

I think that the mobo is fine, and according to what I've read will support the hexacore processors that are coming out later this year.

If you can possibly afford to, the 5870 might be a slightly better choice in GPU, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with sticking with the 5850 (I guess it'd prolly throw your budget off).

You might not need the HSF, the stock HSF that comes with the 955 is quite good (I have a 955 and it is slightly overclocked using just the stock HSF). Some others may disagree, and I guess it certainly wouldn't hurt to have depending on how much you want to overclock it, and the fact that the 212 is only 35 bucks.

If you wanted to go for a 5870, you could cut a nice chunk out of your cost by getting a less expensive (not necessarily lower quality) by getting a different case/psu combo. BUT, then again modular PSUs are nice!

Overall, I think it looks good though. My setup is very similar and I love it! GL!
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April 1, 2010 12:14:48 AM

Pretty good, I would change two things.

Power supply and video card.

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April 1, 2010 12:25:21 AM

FACT 1 : The PSU you spec'd is way over-priced ... Corsair is BOTH better and cheaper and the ~$60 you save can go towards the 5870 ... YES ! ! !

FACT 2 : While the VaporX is very fine and oh, so cool, it is also over-priced and a lower-end 5870 which vents into your VERY AIRY case should present no heat issues !
... Get another cheap case-fan, or two, if you're worried. (no worries, tho).

= Al =
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April 1, 2010 8:55:42 AM

1600 x 900 isn't a very challenging resolution FYI so how sure are u that you'd be hitting an LCD upgrade?
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