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November 7, 2010 3:07:17 AM

I'll be using this PC for gaming mostly, and I just want to know if anyone has any other suggestions for parts, or helpful input before I buy it. The build is about $720 before rebates. Will be overclocking and using crossfire some time in the future.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition


Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850


PSU: XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular ATX Power Supply


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2


RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24


Case: Antec Three Hundred
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Coolermaster Haf 912

MoBo: Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 ATX DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI GBLAN CrossFireX Motherboard

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November 7, 2010 4:10:59 AM
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I'd hit the HAF 912 over the 300
more future proof, Hemlock HD 5970 ready (good to go for 12.25" GPUs)

Instead of a rather pricey 890GX for CF hit the Asrock 870Extreme3?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
November 7, 2010 4:29:03 AM

Good build,yeah you might want to go for a HAF 912 as batuchka suggested, am also not sure a 6850 will fit right in an antec 300.
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November 7, 2010 8:14:47 AM

just through together 2 quick builds







now i realize the second build does support sli. but i have heard good things about sli hack" which lets u run sli on non sli compatible motherboards" if you interested at all just pm
November 7, 2010 12:47:59 PM

Here's a i5 760 build which is better for gaming imo.

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core & MSI P55A-G55 CrossFire DDR3 USB3 Motherboard - $314.99/$299.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54941&vpn=i5%207... Deals&promoid=1260

ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU 790MHZ 1GB - $187.72
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD8785&v...

XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular - $88.99
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950AC8313&v...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB - $39.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36050&promoi...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 - $53.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37232&promoi...

G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - $71.26
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/219727/G_SKILL/F3_106...

Coolermaster Haf 912 - $51.15
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/230752/COOLERMASTER/R...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 - $147.92
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/223993/AMD/HDZ955FBGM...

Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX - $133.32
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/227460/Gigabyte/GA_89...


Ncix will pricematch.
November 11, 2010 7:55:04 PM

Best answer selected by grenad3.
November 12, 2010 1:59:32 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and cheers ^^
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