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July 11, 2010 7:32:47 AM

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 965 3.4GHz - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Optical: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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July 11, 2010 7:55:20 AM

Don't see why it shouldn't. A recommendation - save $20 or so and buy the Phenom II X4 955 instead, really just up the multiplier if you want Phenom II X4 965 performance. If you want to CrossFireX later on the ASRock 880G Extreme would probably be a better choice, if the GIGABYTE board does not currently have x8/x8 PCI-E lanes.
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July 11, 2010 8:10:11 AM

I have never tried OCing before, I guess I'll try it. Also for the board, the one I picked says "1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)". I have no idea what that means, it says it can Crossfire though. I was thinking of maybe down the road throwing in another 4850. Is the Motherboard you recommended better then the one I chose? Thanks for your help.
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July 11, 2010 10:41:49 AM

That means that the first lane operates at maximum bandwidth possible for a PCI-E 2.0 lane, while the second one operates at a quarter, x4 compared to x16, resulting in a loss of performance. x8 is OK for most cards, however x4 starts to show noticeable performance decreases in CrossFireX mode.

Here's the motherboard I recommend:

ASRock 880G Extreme 3 - $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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