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Newbie Build

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April 10, 2010 6:10:25 AM

Hello, I'm building a computer monday, I've ordered the parts, I just want to get a little input about the specs.

* 1 x COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black Steel body / Plastic Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
* 1 x ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
* 1 x SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
* 1 x COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
* 1 x AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
* 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
* 1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
* 1 x Logitech Deluxe 250 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard - OEM
* 1 x Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - Retail
* 1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
* 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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April 10, 2010 8:47:58 AM

Looks good, if you're not going to CrossFireX later, then get a 770 chipset based motherboard, if you are, nvm, the only thing I can thing of boosting performance is getting a SSD for quick bootup + a few games etc.
April 10, 2010 10:58:59 AM

Everything looks good. As pointed out, if not planning on crossfire in the future, you'd be OK with a different board, but the one you have is a nice choice.

If it were me, I'd go with a different PSU - one by Corsair, Antec, or PC Power & Cooling - high quality and very reliable.

Good luck with the build.
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April 10, 2010 9:24:51 PM

Thanks for the input, I plan to crossfire in the distant future, but for now it's more than adequate.
April 10, 2010 10:01:12 PM

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