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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1st week of September 2010

BUDGET RANGE: 500$ or less

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, animating(Blender), video editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, Graphics card, hard drives, Case, And OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com ( if you know of a better site let me know)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes ( I only have one radeon 5770 right now but i plan on buying a second after the machine is built)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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AND HERE IS WHAT IM LOOKING @

MOBO: MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - $99.99

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $139.99

MEMORY :Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) - $47.99


TOTAL = 287.97

Your advice and opinions will be very much appreciated! Thanks!
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  1. Mr Pizza said:



    You linked a hard drive as DVD burner, besides that it looks good.
    Was the MB i chose overkill? or were you saying i should get an overkill MB?
    And do you think the athlon is a better choice then phenom? i dont what to have to upgrade anytime too soon. ;)
    thanks for you input!
  2. Oops :( well, thats the hard drive... and THIS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040
    is the DVD burner!

    The motherboard you picked was overkill, and the Athlons are good cheap cpus ;)
  3. Mr Pizza said:
    Oops :( well, thats the hard drive... and THIS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040
    is the DVD burner!

    The motherboard you picked was overkill, and the Athlons are good cheap cpus ;)


    So do you think that with ATI Radeon 5770 (eventually 2 of em crossfired) will run most games on highish to moderate setting with decent fps

    and also would it be overkill to run the 2 cards with that cpu?
  4. Best answer
    Mr Pizza, for crossfire better the two PCIex16 slots should run at x8x8 or 16x8 or x16x16, x16x4 doesn't cut it very well.

    GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128438
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 + XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.454693
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
    ASUS Black 24X DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    $489.95 after rebates.
  5. mosox said:
    Mr Pizza, for crossfire better the two PCIex16 slots should run at x8x8 or 16x8 or x16x16, x16x4 doesn't cut it very well.

    GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128438
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 + XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.454693
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
    ASUS Black 24X DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    $489.95 after rebates.


    This is very tempting, possibly a bit more then i was planning to buy, but i shouldnt have to dish out any upgrades anytime soon
  6. Best answer selected by darkseren.
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