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Friend is building an AM3

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October 15, 2010 8:42:21 PM

My friend is going to build a new computer and I would like to know what others think.

Approximate Purchase Date: (not sure maybe the end of next week)


Budget Range: ($800 After Rebates)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and video editing. I think he uses Vegas)


Parts Not Required: (Maybe case. He has stated he wants to build his own case with integrated laptop monitors.)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (USA, Montana)


Parts Preferences: (AMD/ATI)


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: (Think the laptop monitors are 1280x800)


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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc Black SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 15, 2010 9:43:20 PM

Its a good system as it is

but

For that total resolution a 5770 is a little out of its depth . It will work but you'd be dropping detail a little .
Two solutions are to add a second 5770 in crossfire at a later stage , or get a 5850 or nVidia GTX 460 1 gig now

The power supply is over kill for the current build too . He can save by dropping back to a TX 650 and he would still have plenty of headroom for 2 x 5770's or the single more powerful card .

60 gig total hard drive space also looks a little small. He will need a storage hard drive as well
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October 15, 2010 10:24:49 PM

Why would he want crossfire on such small screens? He's better buying a nore powerful video card now

I would ditch crossfire and the SSD and get a single HD 5850 with Eyefinity.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or a GTX 460/1GB but those can run only two screens, how many screens does he want?

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October 15, 2010 11:05:33 PM

mosox said:
Why would he want crossfire on such small screens? He's better buying a nore powerful video card now

I would ditch crossfire and the SSD and get a single HD 5850 with Eyefinity.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or a GTX 460/1GB but those can run only two screens, how many screens does he want?



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Yeah. SDD's are cool but not needed. A 7200rpm Tera would do most gamers fine.
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October 17, 2010 8:09:47 PM

Anyone have any experience modding cases? My friend wants to use a couple laptop monitors to build them into the case. He found something on Ebay that allows you to convert a laptop monitor ribbon cable to a VGA jack. He has 2 1280x800 monitors that he wants to use. Any suggestions here?
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