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May 9, 2010 3:05:26 PM

Hi guys, I'm looking into building my first comp.

Purpose: Coursework, some gaming (hopefully at least @ high settings), movie editing (not a lot).
First of all, my budget is ~$800-$900 (U.S. location) and
I will be buying all of my parts from Newegg (Maybe Petra's for fans).
Here it is:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
Mobo: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD
Case: Antec 300 Illusion
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 650W
Heatsink: KINGWIN XT-1264 120mm
Case Fan: Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F (1)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 640GB Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST
OS: Buy Later @ Discount

-Will this fit my needs? (The Video card doesn't have rave reviews for some reason, anyone can explain?)
-Are the parts compatible (Can someone verify?)
-Will the heatsink be sufficient?

If you guys have any recommendations, I'd appreciate it. Thanks :pt1cable: 

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May 9, 2010 5:45:19 PM

  • HDD
  • : I would go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB or 1TB. They are faster than the WD since they are based on 500GB platters vs 320GB platters of the WD 640GB Black
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    May 10, 2010 12:04:29 AM

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    the video card is an XFX not an XDX..
    its pretty decent, considering their pretty decent warranty.

    Id say save $ and get a identical C3 955 for the CPU, A Hyper 212+ just because its ~$3 bucks cheaper.

    Will you crossfire? If yes, get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Then stick with this, USB3.0 for the cheap.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


    Hah typo :na:  , I'm considering the 5770 Vapor by Sapphire now
    I do not plan for Crossfire/SLI
    I chose the Kingwin cause of reviews and threads from frosty
    Thanks for the input!!

    tecmo34 said:
  • HDD
  • : I would go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB or 1TB. They are faster than the WD since they are based on 500GB platters vs 320GB platters of the WD 640GB Black


    I'll will choose the Spinpoint F3 500GB then! Thanks a lot for your help


    For budget purposes, you guys think it will be alright if I degrade to a Antec Continuous 550w?
    Min requirement for the 5770 is 500w so it's a bit close...
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    May 10, 2010 12:08:48 AM

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    the 5770 uses barely 400W, the 530W would still have plenty of headroom.


    Thanks a lot, that puts my concerns to a halt. I appreciate it Timop
    About the Vapor, I've seen benchmarks of it and it seems to perform a tad better than the original 5770, but who knows..
    I will consider the Asus one and take a look. Tyvm again
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