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$1000 Gaming build?

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May 14, 2010 1:59:07 AM

How does this look?

CPU: X3 440 $75
Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and HD 5850 $415
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120
HDD: Spinpoint F3 500GB
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $120
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $19
OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit $100
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $27
Total: $930

My next big upgrade:
Upgrading the CPU, then later on, I will be probably crossfiring the 5850, so the PSU also. But this is a span of about 3 years.



I've been thinking about this for about 2-3 weeks now. I've been trying to decide whether to go Rana X3 440/5850 or Phenom II X4 955/5770. And I think i'm going to go with the Rana/5850.

Opinions?

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May 14, 2010 2:02:21 AM

Welcome to the forum. That build looks very, very nice. I assume you are using it for gaming...
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May 14, 2010 2:06:02 AM

Looks good to me. You'll get more out of the X3 with a better video card than with the 955/5770 combo, good call
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May 14, 2010 2:09:40 AM

Also, is it possible for me to unlock the X3 into a X4? If so, whats the probability of it happening?
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May 14, 2010 2:12:39 AM

Yes, it is possible, but there isn't really a percentage we can give you, unfortunately.
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May 14, 2010 2:13:18 AM

Ok, is unlocking L3 cache a possibility?
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