Friend is building an AM3

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=N82E16819103808

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550

GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125327&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GV-R577SO-1GD%20Radeon%20HD%205770%201GB%20128-bit

Sony Optiarc Black SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
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  1. 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
  2. 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?ItemList=Combo.526581

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514371

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375

    Or a GTX 460/1GB but those can run only two screens, how many screens does he want?
  3. 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?ItemList=Combo.526581

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514371

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375

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



    ^+1
    Yeah. SDD's are cool but not needed. A 7200rpm Tera would do most gamers fine.
  4. Crazy expensive mobo. Drop to an Asrock 870 extreme 3 and use the money to get a better GPU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006127%20600006066&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=147|20-231-193^20-231-193-TS%2C20-231-321^20-231-321-TS%2C20-226-122^20-226-122-TS
  5. 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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