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November 28, 2010 3:21:09 AM

Hey all, I recently just bought a build I made on newegg. I know it's kind of late but I'd appreciate it if you'd rate it. I didn't want to wait any longer to purchase in case special deals ceased or parts became sold out. My budget was no more than $500 US and it would be used for all the gaming I desire as well as school stuff and maybe using SolidWorks. I had been eyeing different builds that we're similar to this all semester and it seemed that I could never get it below $500, but now I've been able to get it at a price I like which is listed below.

RAM - G Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

PSU - Thermaltake 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153114

GPU - HIS 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161338

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

DVDRW/CDRW/ROM - Lite On blah blah (this doesn't really need a link)

CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872

MOBO - MSI 870-G45 AM3 770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130290

CASE - Rosewill Destroyer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

Total Price before Rebates : $456
Price after Rebates : $406
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I did not need a monitor, OS, mouse/keyboard, or speakers.

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November 28, 2010 3:35:49 AM

Hmm at that price range: PhenomII X3 Black Edition + 1GB/256bit GTX 460 featuring CM212 cooler?

$437AR
November 28, 2010 3:35:59 AM

I would've gotten a 1tb spinpoint F3.... faster, and better then Seagate....

Becareful with the case, Rosewill is a newegg "unbrand" and the case is most likely going to be sharp.... sooo watch yourself/file down the sharp parts...

other then that, seems great for your budget..... Think about another 5770, and a SSD, once your budget recovers.... happy gamin'/building!
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November 28, 2010 3:37:04 AM

@Batuchka(he posted 10 seconds before me.... or I would've said this above) he already bought it =p
November 28, 2010 3:37:36 AM

Also negative on TT TR2 line of PSUs
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-TR2-...
Quote:
Conclusions

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 W is, according to our methodology, a flawed product that must be avoided at all costs. It can’t deliver its labeled wattage at high temperatures, but this is not the worst of it: ripple and noise level are way above the maximum allowed when you pull 80% or more from the unit’s labeled capacity (i.e., 600 W and above), overloading your components (especially electrolytic capacitors from the motherboard and video cards), which can cause your PC to present an erratic behavior (crashes and random resets) and, under extreme conditions, damage components.
November 28, 2010 3:38:28 AM

hmm, different wattage, though you are probably right....
November 28, 2010 3:39:50 AM

Same platform, RX just means modular cabling hehe
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Pure...
Quote:
Thermaltake Purepower 430 W NP, which is also known by other names like W0070, TR2-430W and XP550 NP, is one of the simplest and cheapest power supplies from Thermaltake.

The main problem with this power supply is that it can’t deliver its labeled power. It is, in fact, a 350 W power supply.

If these power supplies can’t deliver their labeled power couldn’t we sue the manufacturer on the grounds of false advertisement?

You could buy it as if it were a 350 W unit, but when we pulled 355 W from this power supply noise level was touching the maximum admissible limit and efficiency was at 69.6%. With other load patterns the maximum efficiency we saw was 76.9%.

Our conclusion is pretty simple: don’t buy this power supply.
November 28, 2010 3:44:17 AM

hmm... definitly right, bat... maybe return the current PSU, and get the antec earthpower bat recommended above?
November 28, 2010 3:44:28 AM

Thanks for the reply everyone. Well I got the power supply in a combo with the RAM and really I was trying to lower the price as much as possible without sacrificing too much performance. A reviewer for that PSU had far more than what I have in my build and said everything runs perfectly. Of course taking his word is another thing. My budget was as stated, $500, but I could make the purchase much more easier if I could go under that. I'm willing to take a chance on that PSU I suppose.

One question I do have is that I noticed the RAM is DDR3 1600 but the motherboard supports 1600 (OC). If I do not overclock, it will still recognize the RAM, but at a lower speed, correct?
November 28, 2010 3:51:58 AM

Newegg reviews i wouldn't put any faith in lol As for RAM - u have to manually set timings, etc in BIOS
November 28, 2010 4:08:10 AM

batuchka said:
Newegg reviews i wouldn't put any faith in lol As for RAM - u have to manually set timings, etc in BIOS



As long as the RAM works no matter what then I'm happy.
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