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AMD 965 - new build advice - $700-900

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August 17, 2010 1:41:45 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week or so

BUDGET RANGE: $700 - $900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, some gaming-not too extreme right now, Adobe CS, Multi-tasking

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard/mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NA

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: AD

OVERCLOCKING: Probably

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in awhile

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

PARTS:
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE - Have This - $150

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) OCZ3P1333LV4GK - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 (Maybe 2 of these, I have 1) - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD-Rom: ?


So, I have a bit of room on the price. Any suggestions for better parts or if I have something wrong. Sorry about the last post. I'm 100% noob. Thanks.
August 17, 2010 1:46:13 AM

Ok CS5 leverages more on multicore chips than any version so this was speced out for someone on a Full HD LCD /heavy gaming/Air OC so just tone down GPU ^^
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August 17, 2010 7:39:10 PM

If I were to crossfire 2 - 5770's, would I need more than 600W PSU?
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August 18, 2010 1:49:28 AM

Why not the OCZ? That bad? What about Kingston HyperX?
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August 18, 2010 2:23:25 AM

I would step the 965 down to a 955 or up to a 1055t. The 965 just doesn't compete well in the price/performance department.
Also, GTX 470@ 280 noms the 5870@400.
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