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January 6, 2011 12:08:43 PM

Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case (Black)

ASUS M4A88TD-M - AM3 - AMD 880G - DDR3 - SATA 6Gb/s - ASUS Core Unlocker - ATX Motherboard

Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ

ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5850 1 GB 256-bit GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort CrossFireX Support PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Memory - 4 GB : 2 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive (WD1002FAEX)

ASUS Internal 24x DVD Rewritable SATA Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST Retail (Black)

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder 1pk

I would like comments on anything good or bad and a aprox wattage for this things power supply.

Fire away :D 

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January 6, 2011 12:20:45 PM

ok:

Go for the 955 quad. with a single click in the bios, you can turn a 955 into a 965. Why pay more?


Get a 6870 instead of a 5850. Somewhat better performance, less power use, better scaling in crossfire, but...

The 880 Mobo is OK, as long as you plan to only ever do single GPU. The ASRock 870 Extreme 3 is the cheapest 8x/8x crossfire board around. (varying between 89.99 and 109.99 at newegg)

RAM is fine, though you could trim a bit off the price with 1333 instead of 1600.

Get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB drive. faster than the caviar black at throughput (80 MB/sec vs 74 MB/sec), less cost (only $69.99)

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January 6, 2011 8:55:04 PM

My New version

Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case (Black)

Asus M4A79XTD EVO Socket AM3/AMD 790X/4DDR3-1800(OC)/ATI CrossFireX/GbE/Raid/eSATA/7.1-CH/1394 ATX Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2 GHz 4x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail HDZ955WFGBMBOX

ASUS AMD Radeon HD 6870 1 GB GDDR5 Video Card EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A XMS3 4 GB Memory Kit fro PC3-10666 1333mhz 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3

Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5

ASUS Internal 24x DVD Rewritable SATA Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST Retail (Black)

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder 1pk

Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student (Disc Version)

12" Cold Cathode Case Lights - 2 Piece (Blue)

$175D...What do you think?
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