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May 10, 2010 11:29:09 PM

OK hear we go first build, i had a few questions before i drop the cash though

1. is power supply big enough to run a second 5770 and 4gb more RAM (plan on OC ing a bit)

2. any input on stuff to do diffrent is cool. dont want to spend much more than this though (prob. around $1200 after OS and cooling)
HEAR ARE MY PARTS


SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX



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May 10, 2010 11:31:12 PM

I would go 890GX intead of 790FX.

(USb 3.0+Sata 6.0, Cheapish)

And get the 955 instead,t eh 965 is just a rebranded 955.

PSU can handle 2 OC'd 5770s.

You could buck uo 20$ more for a TX-950 if you want to.
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May 11, 2010 12:02:07 AM

Video is fine
Board is fine but as suggested you might want to consider a 890gx chipset.
Swap out the HD for a samsung spinpoint F3 (500 gb or 1tb) or seagate 7200.12 drive.
PSU is fine, it can certainly handle 2 5770s and more ram easily. I think a 950w is way overkill for his build. It's like having a PSu that could and never will.
As said drop it to a AMD 955 and up the clock multiplier to 17.00x.
You might want to consider the Coolermaster Haf922 case instead. It's cheaper and only a slight bit smaller.
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May 11, 2010 12:09:26 AM

1) Yes... the PSU is big enough to run two 5770's. You can actually drop down to the 650TX and be good to go with two 5770's. (You won't need a TX-950, but it is a good PSU)

2) Part Recommendations:
  • ^+1 the Motherboard and CPU recommendation.
  • Switch the hard drive to either the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB or Seagate 7200.12 500GB. Both of these drives are faster and cheaper than the WD 640GB Black, since they are based on 500GB platters.
  • I would recommend going with the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR3 1600 memory instead. OCZ has been having issues with their RAM lately, specially on AM3 motherboards. You'll be better off with G.Skill RAM with the tighter timings.
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    May 11, 2010 12:11:27 AM

    Good call I was too busy with my kid screaming behind me to notice the OCZ ram.
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    May 11, 2010 1:16:11 AM

    thanks for all the info.
    one more question I know New Egg is popular is there a better/cheaper place to buy
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    May 11, 2010 1:19:21 AM

    No.

    Short of crusing Hard Fourm hoping to get lucky on used stuff.

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    May 11, 2010 1:19:59 AM

    You can find at times better deals at TigerDirect or ZipZoomFly but for the most part Newegg has the best deals!!
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    May 11, 2010 1:35:06 AM

    I like the 890 fx is the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX worth the $230 price tag

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    May 11, 2010 2:30:16 AM

    No offense but $230 on a mobo for an am3 build?
    If you were doing that spend the extra few bucks and convert everything over to 1366 and i7-930.
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    May 11, 2010 2:33:57 AM

    ^+1.... AGREE
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