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New AMD Gaming Build, opinions?

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November 22, 2010 2:46:15 AM

I have put together a build that i believe will work fine, but want a final input and/or changes.
Yes i know its an nVidia card, but it works with AMD. Nothing wrong with cross matching.

Bundle(CPU, RAM, MOBO,and HDD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
MOBO: GIGABYTE 880G
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1TB Drive
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Display: Asus 24" Full HD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case & OS: Rosewill Challenger and Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU Cooling: Cooler MAster Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: LITE-ON 24x DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: PNY Geforce GTS 460
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 22, 2010 9:18:57 AM

Looks great to me :)  I wouldn't change anything in it.
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November 22, 2010 10:05:45 AM

Overall, pretty good, but I'd go for a different (more stable and reliable) PSU. Look at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That series of PSUs cannot pull their rated wattage:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...

With the GPU, consider switching to this Gigabyte version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cheaper (plus there's the MIR) and since it uses dual fans it should run cooler.

Also, if you count the shipping costs for your monitor mb consider this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Picture quality is supposed to be good for a TN panel, plus LED back lit helps with contrast ratios a bit.
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