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Phenom X3 740 Build

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November 5, 2010 9:59:40 PM

I'm building a new system with the following components. Is there anything that I'm missing/is incompatible/could be better?

Cooler Master Storm Scout Case:

ASRock 870 Extreme3 Mobo:

AMD Phenom X3 740 Black OEM:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800):

Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB:

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W:

HP DVD Burner:

Your input is appreciated.

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November 5, 2010 10:01:07 PM

If you decide to go with that cpu you need a cooler try the hyper 212
November 5, 2010 10:07:53 PM

That's exactly what I was going to use. I just didn't have it in my New Egg wishlist.
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November 5, 2010 10:10:35 PM

Then all in all I would say its a solid build but you could drop it down to an Athlon II x3 without a drop in gaming performance
November 6, 2010 1:21:39 AM

The wattage on the 12V rail(s) is the one that counts, the Corsair has more (636 watts vs 552 for the OCZ - look at the PSU sticker pics on newegg). Basically the OCZ has more watts but in the wrong place. The Spinpoint F3 is considered to be better but the Seagate is OK.
November 6, 2010 4:09:08 AM

If you want to save some money pick up the X3 715 for $10 less, its the same CPU just 200mhz slower. But that doesn't matter since the multiplier is unlocked anyway.

Also I'd look into getting a Seasonic 620W, you don't actually need that much power (650, 700) for the setup your going for even if you do decide to crossfire. Plus its more efficient.