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My new ~600 dollar build

Last response: in Systems
August 21, 2010 8:49:56 PM

Please critic my build.

The purpose is for gaming and the usual PC use (word, internet,...)
I am going for Scalability/Upgradibility as well as a Mid-High range PC.

Mother Board:

CPU/GPU Combo:

PSU/RAM Combo:


Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver

Total: 640 before taxes and shipping

So I chose the CPU because it is powerful enough to support the games I wana play now and in the near future (Mass effect, Civ5, SC2, Diablo 3). Also this being AM3 socket I expect AMD to continue to support it for at least a few more years (hopefuly up to 10X CPU) so I can upgrade to a 8x or 12x core cpu in a few years.

I went this this motherboard because I like the 16GB max ran cap (some were only 8gb)

The 5770 seems like a good Mid-High range GPU.

Is the PSU enough? I plan to eventually run CrossFireX when I upgrade the video card to something better in the future and I will use my current GPU along with the new card. Do you see any compatibility issues with any of the stuff I mentioned? Thanks

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August 21, 2010 10:21:44 PM

My original set up 640 then minus 60 dollar rebate. with the motherboard combo u recomend it comes to 660 with 80 dollar rebate so I guess it saves me around 10 dollars.
August 22, 2010 6:24:36 AM

Excellent Choice, No Doubt