Amd Phenom II x4 + 890FX Build (Gaming)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (in a few hours if all goes over well) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.:250-500) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS(Win 7) XFX 8800 GT 52mb, Antec 750W Green Power, Hard drive, Cool Master Ammo 553 Mid Size ATX Case,


PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (I would like Amd Parts )


MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1280x1024)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g. I want to get the go ahead on this build before i purchase it. i know there is the Blue Gskill Ripjaw ram that is 119 at new egg that is "better" i dont see why and i am also worried about having to set it up in bios being as i have never done that. i chose the the red ones..

Here is what i am thinking of putting in the existing system

Gigabte 780fx Board

Phenom II x4 965 BE I Sure this is the C3 stepping one but not 100% positive

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB

And Maybe on the 15th when i get paid a 5770 To replace my 8800
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  1. ripjaw. Oh and it's better because your choice is cas9, this is cas7 (lower means faster). And to set it up you goto the bios and set it as 7-7-7-24. If you were apprehensive about this part it's easier then turning on your computer.

    Are you getting this board because the two slots are 16x 16x? I mean if you were going for a budget build with twin 5770s then you're better off going for a cheaper am3 890 board. But other then price it looks nice.

    And yeah that's the right one, it shows up on a google search.
  2. no dont plan on doing xrossfire i am going with this boardmainly because its a the hire end of the 890 series with more options for future use.. and maybe a better option to resell it in the future..

    i think i can adjust the stuff in bios so u would recommend the others then eh?
  3. Yeah, I would look at the 870 boards if you are not going to crossfire. They are about $110 vs 180. You won't really need the extra pci-E lanes, and you can use the money saved toward an SSD boot drive. You can still get the SATA3 and USB3 for a much lower price.

    Also I wouldn't count on making much back on a used mobo. The resale value on used pc parts is quite low.
  4. Here is a very interesting 880G with 3 x PCIex16 2.0 lanes :P 8x/8x/4x CF but still good for 8x/8x with 2 GPUs ^^ Suggested hardware Preety much choked filled with the SATA/USB 3 goodness like any 890FX

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