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April 24, 2010 6:55:07 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: less than a week BUDGET RANGE: ~$900-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, multi-tasking, Blu-Ray movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, Operating system.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Microcenter (local store), some stuff from newegg,

OVERCLOCKING: YES Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

This is what I got so far

Processor: (AMD Phenom II 955 BE)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: (CM 690 II)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: (Spinpoint F3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: (GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: (ATI HD 5830)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: (G.Skill RipJaw DDR3)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: (LG Blu-Ray drive for my TV Shows and Movie collection)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After market CPU Cooler: (Cooler Master Hyper 212)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thats what I got. Now I am confused with which power supply to go with:

Antec EarthWatts 650w:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream 700w:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Will the 650 Earthwatts be enough? Cause I want to overclock the 955, also I will be running 3 HDDs, the samsung and my two HDDS I own. I would like to get the Earthwatts one, but if it isnt enough Id go with 700w OCZ.









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April 24, 2010 7:14:49 PM

^Change to that mobo and go with the Antec PSU. It will be more than enough.
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April 24, 2010 7:20:36 PM

The Earthwatts will be plenty, and I would recommend over the OCZ. You could prolly even crossfire another 5830 with that PSU. Here's the specs from Sapphire's website:
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=0...

Although it (strangely) does not list the amps required on the 12V rail, I don't think you will have a pb.

You wouldn't need that much for overclocking. Instead of pulling 125W you may end up pulling 150 for that CPU. Not that much difference. Same with the ram not much more for a little additional voltage. If you overclocked everything including video card you may pull an additional 50-60W from the PSU.
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April 24, 2010 7:31:00 PM

Thanks for replies, I switched the motherboard, Is it really all that better?

I never will SLI or CF, because I will never need, I will buy one powerful card rather than two cards.

I wish the Earthwatts was black to go with the case lol :D . Since I'm getting the Earthwatts I'll get this deal: (has the gigabyte card instead)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Instead of spending an extra $35 on the motherboard, will it be better to go with a Phenom II 965 instead? which is $30 more
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April 24, 2010 7:53:58 PM

pixel said:
Instead of spending an extra $35 on the motherboard, will it be better to go with a Phenom II 965 instead? which is $30 more


In my opinion, not at all. To have a good mobo is a basic thing. You will have a good stability, good performance and good overclocking due to the better chipsets and construction.
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April 30, 2010 11:29:55 PM

bump

anyone know? buying it now so need to know asap!!
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