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November 13, 2010 6:21:56 PM

Well I'm pretty much a noob with all this stuff and was wondering if you guys could help me with this rig, be it showing me better deals, improvements, compatability, etc.

ECS AMD 770 Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813135250

Phenom II X4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103727

Corsair DDR3 4gb ram
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6613461&csid=ITD&body=MAIN

Samsung 1 TB HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822152173

XFX Radeon 5850 & XFX 650W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.553617

I already have a tower case, heatsink, and dvd drive. I also would like to note that I'm on a budget so I dont want to have to go over the total this is at right now, thanks for any help
November 13, 2010 6:27:41 PM

i would NOT recommend that Mobo.
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November 13, 2010 6:32:22 PM

Why not? And any suggestions for another?
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November 13, 2010 7:02:28 PM

Ok thanks, will the ram I have now work with it?
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November 13, 2010 7:09:20 PM

That motherboard is still no good. You are totally right about the brand but It has x16, x4 thats no good for a upgrade path.

This MOBO would be better option and it will support the ram you have now:
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Was: $109.99 Now: $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
( Crossfire at single x16 or dual at x8,x8 wich is good for an upgrade path. And also has a USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)

And by the way get the AMD phenom 955 not the 965 the only difference is the clock speed, and you can overclock the 955 to match the speed of 965 with the stock cooler with no problem and it's easy to do is well.
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November 13, 2010 7:24:32 PM

Thanks, but what would the 6 gb/s do? because I thought that sata only applied to HDDs and the one I want to get only has 3 gb/s, oh and other than the Mobo is this a good setup?
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November 14, 2010 7:49:41 AM

Well the sata are ment to give a boost with the HHDs and SSDs so in a future if you going to get a SSD then it will pay off, I mean the MOBOs with out the new feature but with only Crossfire are only about 20 bucks cheaper. And yes the set up with the MOBO i showed is spot on, but i would go with 6850 or 6870 Graphics.
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November 14, 2010 9:19:40 AM

Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996829
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gpu:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 14, 2010 10:25:25 AM

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Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996829
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gpu:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thats a nice build, but he wants to go a bit lower on money. It's ment to be a budget build.
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November 15, 2010 3:30:22 AM

Cool, thanks very much for all the info guys, can't wait to get this computer!
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November 22, 2010 4:29:23 PM

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November 23, 2010 5:53:16 AM

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