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September 4, 2010 6:20:59 AM

My AMD gaming rig has served me well for the past five years, but unfortunately, it's starting to show its age. I'm planning to remedy this, so I'm piecing together a new system. I'm hoping to salvage some parts from my old system if possible to help keep costs down. Since my current system is still functioning fine, I'm planning to stick with AMD for another try. Here is what I've pieced together and would like to know if anyone has suggestions or knows of compatability issues with the following. I'm also concerned that my old power supply may not be up to pushing out enough power for a crossfire setup.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: hopefully in the next week or two

BUDGET RANGE: $750-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, programming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ATX case, a 380W Coolmaster PS, a 16:9 ratio monitor, two 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0GB hard drives, and an IDE DVDRW

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no preference, but I've been using newegg to gauge pricing.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Currently using an AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Never done it, so a little cautious.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 16:9 ratio

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CPU: AMD Phenom IIx4 965 Deneb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M4A89TD PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VIDEO: 2x SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB CS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

current price: $750

Thanks to those who choose to spend their time helping the less knowledgeable such as myself!

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 4, 2010 6:45:08 AM
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September 4, 2010 1:29:48 PM

Thanks, that's what I thought.

Also, does anyone know how the i5-760 compares to the AMD 965? I couldn't find any charts with the 760, but if $40 (and a jump to Intel) make a noticeable difference in gaming, I'm willing to make that change.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 4, 2010 1:47:17 PM

its so close with the i5 750 it might as well be the same but amd is cheaper ,but you can get the 955 it clocks exactly the same
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September 14, 2010 2:03:40 AM

Best answer selected by jwboeing.
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