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June 21, 2010 6:40:39 PM

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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hec HEC-UES2 Laptop Retractable Wire Management Silver/Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse
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OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX
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GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1333C9DC
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Total: $599 before $30 in rebates, $569 after rebate


*Batuchka if you could tell me how you go about getting those images of your newegg cart I would be grateful.

Also guys I wouldn't mind spending up to $50 more, where do you think it should go? CPU cooler? Better Case? More HD space?

Thanks,

Shockem :bounce: 

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June 21, 2010 6:48:44 PM

Hey I also wanted to mention that I was interested in possibly getting an additional GPU in the future.
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June 21, 2010 7:37:37 PM

shockem said:

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX
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GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1333C9DC
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*Batuchka if you could tell me how you go about getting those images of your newegg cart I would be grateful.



That 940BE being the 1st two Deneb chips back in '08 is of socket AM2+ with its Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) able to talk to DDR2 only so is incompatible with DDR3 RAM : do take note that i have recorded a catalogued history of Newegg offering downright incompatible combos! As to your question i just use paint and trim here and there then post on my online photo album hehe
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June 21, 2010 7:43:54 PM

batuchka said:
That 940BE being the 1st two Deneb chips back in '08 is of socket AM2+ with its Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) able to talk to DDR2 only so is incompatible with DDR3 RAM : do take note that i have recorded a catalogued history of Newegg offering downright incompatible combos! As to your question i just use paint and trim here and there then post on my online photo album hehe


AHHH ok, I see why it is so cheap now haha. Thanks a lot for pointing that out. Also thanks for the response to the cart.

I think i'm going to grab the 3.2 GHZ AM3 version (would you recommend the 3.2 or 3.4 for $20 more?)

Thanks again,

Shockem
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June 21, 2010 7:45:40 PM

Nah the 955BE would serve u well enuff ^^ You are welcomed
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June 21, 2010 7:54:15 PM

batuchka said:
Nah the 955BE would serve u well enuff ^^ You are welcomed


Sounds good, one more question if you don't mind. I have this combo currently in my cart.



AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103674
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GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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Do you think I would be better off getting the 955 BE alone and the ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard? (This would also be $255)

Note* In the future I was thinking about adding another 5770 GPU /w crossfire (don't really know how but should be easy enough if hardware is compatible haha)

Thanks again,

Shockem :bounce: 
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June 21, 2010 7:58:53 PM

If u thinking CF then go with the Asrock 870Extreme3
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June 21, 2010 8:14:02 PM

batuchka said:
If u thinking CF then go with the Asrock 870Extreme3


It seems at the moment the 965 BE has great combos with memory that makes it cheaper then the 955 BE haha. Overall this is what I have now, what do you think?

Thanks for helping out a noob! :bounce: 



guess this image is too hard to see lol here is the text



ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$15.00 Instant
$109.99
$94.99


SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102858

Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$159.99


OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817341016

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LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
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-$30.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$108.98
$58.98


HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan
Item #: N82E16811121096
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX
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OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK
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OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G
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Rosewill - Pellucid HD Series Swivel HDMI cable (10 FEET)
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Subtotal: $642.92

[#ff0010]Total: $624.53[/#ff0048] After MIR

Quick questions:

Would I need a CPU cooler?

Are all of these parts compatible?

Thanks a' billion,

Shockem
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June 22, 2010 4:58:45 AM

Could someone look over this build quickly and make sure everything is compatible and this computer would be balanced. I want to purchase it soon. Thanks!!
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June 22, 2010 2:00:13 PM

batuchka said:
I would not go with OCZ DDR3 so with a little tweaking

1. 955BE + XFX HD 5770 combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

2. Corsair DDR3 1600 2 X 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ya those are excellent deals! I feel like the memory is too cheap if that is possible? lol I just want it to last ya know. Since I will be doing some multitasking with video and photo editing along with recording games with fraps, would you recommend picking up another 2GB stick of memory?

Or I was thinking that if I was planning to Crossfire in the future I may want to spend a little more on a better power/cd-dvd combo.

By the way, they have a deal running on the 5830 it would be $199 after MIR, I could afford to upgrade to that one. Do you think I should. I have heard people say if I go up to grab the 5850. (Keep in mind I will be running at 1920X1080 Resolution) I notice the only better stat on the 5830 is the memory interface up from 128 to 256. Other numbers are even or win by the 5770.

Thanks
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June 22, 2010 11:58:17 PM

Hey guys below is a list of the items I have settled with and decided I will most likely purchase soon. :bounce: 

I just have a quick question that I would greatly appreciate if someone could help. Should I get a CPU fan/cooler and will it fit in this case with these items?

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$15.00 Instant
$109.99
$94.99


Rosewill RNX-N100 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB2.0 Wireless-N 2.0 Dongle (1T2R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP ...
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Rosewill RHB-220R 4-port USB Hub - Red
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CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
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OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817341016
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$30.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$108.98
$58.98


HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan
Item #: N82E16811121096
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
-$36.00 Combo
$124.98
$68.98
1

hec HEC-UES2 Laptop Retractable Wire Management Silver/Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse
Item #: N82E16826281001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$9.99 Saving
$9.99
$0.00


XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150447
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
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-$20.00 Combo
$329.98
$309.98
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Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $15.00
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Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 30 days after invoice.
Subtotal: $642.91

THANKS
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June 30, 2010 4:53:14 AM

Best answer selected by Shockem.
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August 8, 2010 11:14:02 PM

Hi, i'm building a very similar desktop and i'm using the asrock 870 mobo that you did, and i was wondering how that ram worked on it because it wasn't on the official supported list of ram from the manufacturers website. Did you get the ram working at 1600 no problem?
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August 9, 2010 2:14:53 AM

fezmire said:
Hi, i'm building a very similar desktop and i'm using the asrock 870 mobo that you did, and i was wondering how that ram worked on it because it wasn't on the official supported list of ram from the manufacturers website. Did you get the ram working at 1600 no problem?


I ended up getting a Gigabyte MOBO that doesn't recognize my RAM at the correct MHz lol. It sucks but still a kick butt comp!
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