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Ready to order gaming rig, please critique before

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April 27, 2010 10:48:41 PM

price range is about 600-800 dollars. I havent built a PC in over 6 years so this is kind of like jumping down the rabbit hole into the unknown. had some help from a couple friends but would like to hear your opinions as well.

Thanks a lot and I appreciate any feedback.

If you have any suggestions and could provide a link to anything you feel you'd change I'd love you forever.

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ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3
12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X
DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X
DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache
6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 27, 2010 11:28:51 PM

get a stronger PSU 750 or better
April 28, 2010 4:56:06 AM

looks good to me, I wouldn't change the PSU no reason to
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April 28, 2010 5:02:01 AM

thanks for your help. will probably order tomorrow if no one see's any glaring flaws. much appreciated.

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April 28, 2010 6:15:22 AM
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Well, I think you should change the PSU...
It only has 1 year warranty whereas you can get an awesome 5 year warranty from some other brands.

Corsair 550VX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This PSU will easily handle your card and even 2 of them in CF!!
Or a Corsair 450VX which will handle I 5770 with ease

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Games are requiring more than 2 cores these days so I would suggest you Athlon II x4 630 for the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

April 28, 2010 2:14:52 PM

I wouldn't try to get a PSU that's more wattage than necessary however. If I'm not mistaken, I figured it out to be around 100w costs an extra $5 a month on avg. for electricity costs. That said, go with the Corsair it is better
April 28, 2010 8:03:19 PM

Best answer selected by cyoadventure.
April 28, 2010 9:07:24 PM

thanks a ton for your input guys.
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