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November 22, 2010 9:57:30 PM

Hello, I would like to get advice on how good i did on a below 600$ gaming computer build (it was actually my first build that I have ever done). Thanks for you advice in advance!

here are my specs:

Computer case: HEC 6C28BBX585 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power supply: X-power 585w

Motherboard: ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Cpu: AMD Phenom x4 9850 BE (overclocked to 3.1Ghz)

Computer memory (Ram): G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
Kit, Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop (total of 4gb).

Hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Heatsink: Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler

CD/DVD drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM

Graphics card: ASUS EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Card reader: Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader

Wireless adapter: Rosewill RNX-G1W USB 2.0 Wireless White Dongle with External 2dBi SMA Antenna (not included in price)

Monitor: SyncMaster 715v (17`` LCD) (not included in price)

Speakers: Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM (not included in price)

USB drive: Patriot Xporter XT Boost 4GB Flash Drive

Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM (not included in price)

Final price with tax and shipping (all from Newegg!) was 586.37$

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November 22, 2010 10:10:32 PM

The time to ask is BEFORE you build, not after.

I would have suggested something different.

Moot point now.
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November 23, 2010 10:03:51 AM

The mother only supports dd2, and it came with the ddr2 800 ram. So when I went to by some extra ram so that it would be 4gb the ddr2 1066 was actually cheaper so that's why there the two types of ram, and i know that the 1066 gets down clocked to 800 because of the other ram. Also, the phenom one is a mistake i know, I realized it after i sent in the order :p . The Sony CD/DVD is a DVD+/-RW, and i bought that gpu for the 256 bit interface, and to my surprise its actually a well rated card and gets good benchmarking scores. So overall even tho this build might seem a little bad it still gets really really good benchmarking scores. Thanks for your advice, ill remember it when i upgrade any of those parts.
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November 23, 2010 10:09:04 AM

Also, ill probably be selling this build to familly as a office computer (without the gpu). So if you have any advice for my next build, ill be glad to read it.
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November 23, 2010 10:31:54 AM

You know I'd make a harsh comment about your intelligence but Im not gonna.
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November 23, 2010 7:22:05 PM
November 23, 2010 7:37:50 PM

sorry.

Case: XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower
Motherboard:MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Gpu:ASUS EAH5830 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
Power supplie: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular
Cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
SSD: OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Hdd: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER V6 RR-V6SV-22PR-R1 DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket
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November 23, 2010 7:38:48 PM

Might buy two 5830's and run them in crossfire if I have enough money.
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November 23, 2010 8:00:31 PM

Well, I don't need to 6 cores but it's just a little bit more expensive so I thought why not just buy it. Also, this computer is going to be mainly used for gaming (a lot of racing simulators) and everyday use. Thanks for mentioning the HD6xxx series because there not much more expensive so i think i'll go with a "XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX". I think the ram is compatible but ill have to do more research. Finaly, the hdd isn't a big deal for me so i took the cheapest one, because ill end up getting a 1tb drive afterward.
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November 23, 2010 8:02:08 PM

Oh, i almost forgot, the msi motherboard got great reviews so i trust it, and it supports 4-way sli! :p 
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November 24, 2010 12:56:25 AM

thanks for you help
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