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July 12, 2010 6:39:43 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within one or two months BUDGET RANGE: $900~

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing games (starcraft 2, team fortress 2 etc), watching movies, web surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just looking for a second opinion before I decide to buy. Wondering if my power supply would be okay if I try to OC.

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply

Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3 Socket 775/1156/AMD 130W 92mm "heatpipe direct contact" CPU Cooler RR-910-HTX3-G1

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

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July 12, 2010 7:27:41 AM

^ NO to that PSU...It is not 80+, no active PFC

And with that budget, IMO you can do better...

X4 955 + Gigabyte 870A
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

RAM - Even these are good options...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CPU Cooler - The TX3 is decent, but check this one...nearly the same price, but has very good reviews...
EVERCOOL HPFA-10025 100mm Ever Lubricate CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

PSU - Definitely a better one...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

DVD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Video card - HD 5770 is a very good choice for your screen's resolution...but get the card from a better manufacturer as Powercolor cards tend to be flaky...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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July 12, 2010 8:29:26 AM

Could get far more frames for less and USB/SATA III + CFable too hehe @ $750AR
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July 12, 2010 8:31:26 AM

^ Well I doubt those prices and combos would be applicable @ www.newegg.ca
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July 13, 2010 1:19:29 AM

gkay09 said:
^ NO to that PSU...It is not 80+, no active PFC

And with that budget, IMO you can do better...

X4 955 + Gigabyte 870A
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

RAM - Even these are good options...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CPU Cooler - The TX3 is decent, but check this one...nearly the same price, but has very good reviews...
EVERCOOL HPFA-10025 100mm Ever Lubricate CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

PSU - Definitely a better one...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

DVD
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Video card - HD 5770 is a very good choice for your screen's resolution...but get the card from a better manufacturer as Powercolor cards tend to be flaky...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Sorry, I have a question, is that cooler compatible with AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE because it doesn't say.

Also, if I decide to not OC should I just use the stock cooler instead?
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