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Final thought AMD 800$ gaming build

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November 20, 2010 2:48:01 AM

Any advice on improving this build? I wanted to get an ASrock 870 extreme3 mobo but I've seen alot of them a being caught on fire ^^

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-4 weeks

Budget Range: 800-850$ after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly for gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speaker, OS, DVD DRIVE

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Québec, Canada

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 on a Samsung T220 monitor

Additional Comments: I will be playing mostly MMORPG and FPS

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PCU: XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

How much could I save if I decided not to go for a crossfire ready build?

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November 20, 2010 2:52:06 AM

$135 for an 8/8 board is pricey - i fu still want CF have a look at Asrock 870/880G Extreme3?
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November 20, 2010 1:38:50 PM

How good are ASrock versus Asus? I was paying a bit more to be more secure. I've heard ASrock tend to get caught on fire when there is to much power going trough it... wouldn't 2x6870 be to much for it?
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November 20, 2010 1:45:47 PM

le1274 said:
How good are ASrock versus Asus? I was paying a bit more to be more secure. I've heard ASrock tend to get caught on fire when there is to much power going trough it... wouldn't 2x6870 be to much for it?

Asrock is a subsidiary of Asus they make great boards.
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November 20, 2010 7:00:57 PM

As for the case, the antec 300 is 49$, is it as good as the HAF 922? Would 1 or 2 6870 fit in it? I'd save around 50$. Are they both easy to work with for a beginner?

Is there any way to lower the price without losing performances and bottlenecking?
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November 21, 2010 12:05:24 AM

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November 21, 2010 2:51:27 PM

I took a look at it already but there is only 2 fans coming with it... What would be the best fan setup inside of it? Buy 2 extra 200mm fans, put one on top, replace the front 120mm with a 200mm and put the 120mm on the side panel? Or would one 200 on top be enough for the hardware I am getting.
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