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August 25, 2010 2:33:51 AM

Hi all, can you guys tell me what you think about my build?
First time making my cpu.
I've done some research already, and i am not really sure which motherboard/PSU/RAM to get.


Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO-USB3.0
GPU: Powercolour HD 5870 1GB DDR5
PSU: COSAIR HX650W
HDD: Samsung 1TB F3 HD103SJ RPM7200
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 OR G-skill RIPJAWS DDR3 1600.
DVD/CD Drive: Samsung SATA 22XDVDRW
Monitor: Acer G235H 23' FullHD
PC Case: Need some recommendation. (Mid range preferred, not too big.)

Anything that needs to be changed?

Initial build was an i-5 but it shoots a lil out of my budget, so i've decided to go for AMD instead.
So here are some questions that i want to ask.

1. Will the power supply be sufficient for the above specs?
2. Is my motherboard ok? or is there a cheaper one that would be sufficient for me?
3. What to get to allow my desktop have wireless connection? (I know it's possible with some wireless card or something like that)
4. If my budget allows, should i get a cooling fan? Heard that CoolerMaster HYPER 212 Plus is a pretty good choice.
5. Lastly, this build will be able to run most games at full settings in 1920x1280 without lag , right?

I am from Singapore and will be buying the parts from shop, and the price are pretty much similar compared with Newegg's. So you guys could show me links in newegg if any part needs to be changed.


Any feedbacks would be greatly appreciated.
August 25, 2010 10:45:16 AM

Ahhh okay, i think i am gonna change my mobo to Asus M4A87TD-USB3.0 since i am not CFing.
I think i will be keeping the phenom 965 x4 since i do not know how to OC nor am i going to do so.
Thanks for the suggestion :D 

Anyway, can someone give me some feedbacks on my question posted?
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August 25, 2010 10:54:22 AM

1. Actually i have built many HD 5870 gaming rigs with something like a Seasonic S12/M12II 620 so PSU is good to go In fact in some parts of the world HX650 is overpriced

2. Other options
MSI 870A-G54
Gigabyte 870A-UD3

3.
a. An internet connection with an ethernet modem
b. A wifi router
c. USB wifi adapter ( i prefer these over PCI ones)

4. If u want to OC a.s.a.p then ya else stick to stock HSF

5. For same games go easy on AA ^^

You are welcomed
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August 25, 2010 11:26:28 AM

I see, so Seasonic 620 would suffice my power supply?
So i might go that way since it's like $60 cheaper which is near 40USD.
I dont really get the wireless thing...which one is built in? Like what we used in laptop.
Not OCing, so i think i am gonna stay on 965.
Thanks alot :D 
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August 25, 2010 11:29:55 AM

I would recommend the Antec Three Hundred case.
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August 25, 2010 11:56:59 AM

Desktop platforms/mobos for the most part have no inbuilt wifi like lappies hence the addition of a USB/PCI wifi adapter/card If u have to pay a premium for that 965BE hit the 955BE
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August 25, 2010 2:06:51 PM

Okay, i'll get antec 300 than. Since I am not so much into casing as long as it ain't too big:) 
I think Ethernet adapter seems like a much easier choice for now.
Thanks for help .
I'll get it in a week or so . :) 
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August 26, 2010 7:45:23 AM

Well just like HX650, Antec casings in different parts of the world can also get out of whacked so consider

NZXT Beta EVO
Cooler Master 430 (latest Elite series addition)
Ikonik EN2
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