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Rate My First Rig, Please

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July 11, 2010 4:13:42 AM

I'm quite the newcomer on building PC's, and I've just finished choosing the parts for my first-ever $1000 budget desktop. I've spent a few dozen hours researching and choosing components, but I'd like a bit of feedback before I proceed any further (start purchasing). Thanks.

P.S: I'll hoping this rig will be alright for anything from gaming to video editing, and that it will last for quite a while. And my 24-in monitor's resolution is 1920 x 1080.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD Motherboard

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 SDRAM

VGA: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V 80+ Certified

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Internal HDD

Optical Drive: Asus Black 18x SATA DVD-ROM Drive

Case: Antec 902 ATX Mid Tower

Any suggestions, comments, etc. would be appreciated.

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July 11, 2010 4:19:59 AM

1. 870A-G54 is 16/4 so if looking to CF look elsewhere
2. Consider a 500-600W 80+ PSU
3. Consider hitting a HD 5850
4. Consider Samsung F3 500GB
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July 11, 2010 4:20:54 AM

$750AR, USB/SATA III, 8/8 CF able config if u find useful ^^
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July 11, 2010 4:28:25 AM

batuchka said:
1. 870A-G54 is 16/4 so if looking to CF look elsewhere
2. Consider a 500-600W 80+ PSU
3. Consider hitting a HD 5850
4. Consider Samsung F3 500GB


1. Not quite sure what that means =/
2. I actually started with a 400W, but I found a deal so I could get a 750W for just a few bucks more.
3. I ruled out higher/Crossfired graphics cards because I didn't particularly want to spend over $200. I'm on quite a strict budget.
4. I don't see any difference in the HDD's besides that the Samsung is $5 more and is 140GB's less. Unless it uses less platters?
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July 11, 2010 4:30:10 AM

Put it simply: for the $$ you definitely can get more frames for 1920 x 1080 gaming ^^
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July 11, 2010 4:37:31 AM

batuchka said:
Put it simply: for the $$ you definitely can get more frames for 1920 x 1080 gaming ^^


Oh, of course; CF= CrossFire.
Well, in order to get 60FPS while maxed out on most games, I think I would probably have to spend another $150-200 on either a better GPU or a CrossFired system. And then I would need aftermarket coolers, right?
I think I would rather just keep things balanced than downgrade the CPU for better graphic cards.
All in all, though do you think it's an alright build for a first-timer?
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