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November 18, 2010 3:42:42 AM

Hello people. My names Joey and I am going to be putting a rig of my own together soon and need some
opinions on the parts I picked out. I'm not a big computer guy but i have been doing some research on these pieces and all I really need to know are things like if they will work together and if they are good
for each other. I am open to recommendations too.

*I favor AMD over Intel - CPU

*I favor Nvidia over ATI - GPU

OS - WINDOWS 7 PRO 64bit

-Western Digital Caviar Green WD8000AARS 800GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

-AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition Heka 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor HDZ740WFK3DGI - OEM

-GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N460SO-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

-OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR2000LV4GK

-Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


the games I play are Counter Strike: Source, Left for Dead 1 & 2, and Guildwars. My current
system (amd 64x2 4800+\2gig ddr2 800\IDE HD 7200rpm\7950gt 512mb) is close to 3 or 4 years old and is running these games great IMO. I know an upgrade is in need and future games will call to me
so tell me what ya think. thanks a lot. :) 

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November 18, 2010 4:17:41 AM

Is that the only difference?

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November 18, 2010 4:21:55 AM

^ You are missing a CPU cooler as that X3 is an OEM CPU, also what is your monitor's resolution ?

HDD - It is a 5400RPM which would be kinda slow for a boot drive... Get a 7200RPM drive...

And why a PRO for OS ?
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November 18, 2010 7:18:37 AM

I need to look into that getting a CPU cooler still.
My resolution is 1680 x 1050. I guess I was only getting the 5400rpm drive because it was a "Green HDD"but I guess if it makes that much of a difference I can go with 7200RPM. I even thought to my self 5400RPM seems kinda low.

I wanted PRO for XP mode/Virtual PC, online backup and hooking up to other comp.
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November 18, 2010 7:34:22 AM

^ IMO why not get the Athlon II X4 ? More cores would be advantageous...
Also get a 7200rpm drive...
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November 18, 2010 8:02:25 AM

I've read most applications or games at this time don't even utilize more than two cores. Also that the x3 is a little more efficient than quad core.

I wanted the L3 6mb Cache too and with the 740, it is apparently possible to unlock a 4th core through bios. Even though I never planned to.
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November 18, 2010 8:13:51 AM

Thanks for the finds mosox.

You think Seasonic and G skill are decent brands?
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November 18, 2010 11:21:37 AM

They are indeed great brands
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November 18, 2010 7:06:55 PM

I am not familiar with those brands so that is why I asked. Anyway that
sounds good to me.

Thank you for the find on the mushkin brand.

My newegg cart looks different now.

-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$54.99
-GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$79.99
-GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-N460OC2-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
$199.99
-SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$59.99
-Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782
$79.99
-AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition Heka 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor HDZ740WFK3DGI - OEM
$88.99
-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long
$29.99

All for the better though. You guys helped me save some $$$ and
with my budget being $500-700 (closer to $500 being better for me)
i'm more than content.

I'm going to continue to do some research on the parts and if I find
anything new i'll be sure to ask. I'm still open to recommendation also.


Thnx
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November 19, 2010 3:49:58 AM

Where does EVGA stand compared to BFG or PNY?
I remember those were the top of the line brands for GPUs 5 or 6 years ago.
Only remember EVGA at Walmart in a green and black X shaped box or something,
and they were really bad products.

The warranty is definitely a plus.
Thank you for that.
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November 19, 2010 3:55:37 AM

^ Currently EVGA is the No.1 manufacturer of Nvidia cards - even better than the BFG(Sadly they are no more in the graphic business) and PNY...
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