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$900 Common Use/Sparse Gaming PC - Ready to Buy!

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June 26, 2010 6:20:40 AM

Hey guys,

I'm ready to buy this system. As it's my first build, can someone check this over for me?

Thanks!



ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor HDZ720WFK3DGI - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 26, 2010 6:30:23 AM

Hello resetovs1;
Your OEM Phenom II X3 720BE CPU is missing a CPU cooler. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus is a good option if you plan to overclock.
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June 26, 2010 6:34:16 AM

I had to double check your PSU. Some Cooler Master PSUs aren't that great.
But the Silent Pro M 600W seems to be the 'real deal' as this Hardware Secrets review shows.
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June 26, 2010 6:57:46 AM

thanks!
i see it's a bit cheaper on overstock and provantage...

do you think 600w is enough? someone was telling me to go at least 650w to be safe
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June 26, 2010 7:08:05 AM

Yes I think it's plenty. In fact it's more than enough for 2x 5770 in CF, easily. Lots of capacity to add stuff in the case, extra HDDs, a SSD, Blu-Ray drive, etc.
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