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June 17, 2010 9:28:37 PM

Hi guys,

I got these components from a friends store; i'll put the newegg links in for reference:

MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor

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

I'm keeping a Radeon 4870 HD, have pretty new 500 gb HD and 700w PS.

Will XP install on this setup ok?

Any other advice/input on this setup?

Thanks!

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June 17, 2010 9:40:20 PM

1. Yes XP will work
2. 700W PSU: what make/model?
3. Get a case with at least 2 x 120mm for intake/exhaust
June 17, 2010 9:51:51 PM

Thanks for the reply, I'm at work right now; I'll get more detailed description of the system when I get home.
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June 18, 2010 7:58:33 AM

Ouch...not 80+, weakish amps on the 12V rails to run a HD 4870 if i were u i'd look at a PSU upgrade as well Case is fine..maybe look to slot in more/better fans in there ^^
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June 18, 2010 3:10:26 PM

Looks nice! and you're in good hands with batuchka's advice.
June 18, 2010 6:17:29 PM

It is not ok - the PSU is not dependable enuff to run a HD 4870 IMO. Look to sink into something like an Antec Earthwatts 650 for a PSU investment ^^
June 18, 2010 6:17:52 PM

batuchka said:
Ouch...not 80+, weakish amps on the 12V rails to run a HD 4870 if i were u i'd look at a PSU upgrade as well Case is fine..maybe look to slot in more/better fans in there ^^


thanks, i had a limited budget and pretty well exhausted it at this point; i have 2 x 120mm fans and the 2 x80, might try to get another 120 to replace the side panel 80...will I be alright for a while till i can muster up the funds for a new PSU? And could you rec one for me in the meantime? Thanks for your help!
June 21, 2010 3:43:57 PM

ok will do. thanks. I may have to underclock the card in the meantime, or revert back to a 7900 gt.
June 21, 2010 4:58:55 PM

You are welcomed ^^
June 23, 2010 6:17:48 AM

Wow looks a good deal ^^
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