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January 12, 2011 3:34:30 AM

This is my first build and before i venture out to get my stuff would like you guys to critique it. I have followed your site for quite some time and so value the comments/suggestions.Here goes

Budget Range: 600-700 $
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primarily for doing some development work (I am a s/w guy), watching movies, surfing, light gaming, photo editing
Parts Not Required: KB/M/Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: from local vendors
Country of Origin: India
Parts Preferences:
Overclocking: Yes very intrigued by this , will try my hand at it.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
Additional Comments: Need to have this future proofed atleast for 3-4 years.

CPU - AMD Athlon II X4 640, Propus, Quad Core, S AM3, 3GHz, 2MB Total Cache, HT 2000MHz, 95W, Retail

GPU - 1GB XFX HD 5770, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ DP/ HDMI

MOBO - ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM - 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.65V

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W

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January 12, 2011 9:08:32 AM
January 12, 2011 9:25:35 AM

sr26 so r u saying that this config is fine.

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January 12, 2011 9:49:09 AM

^ How much does the ASRock cost ? If it is significantly cheaper and has good warranty, then stick with it, also if going with Nvidia card, dont spend money on a Crossfire board,...
January 12, 2011 11:37:21 AM

I really would need to chk tht with the vendor (AsRock not readily available here).so is this a good build?ur views please.

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January 12, 2011 11:50:42 AM

^ If not much intense CPU work, then even the Athlon X4 would suffice IMO,
Also a single 5770 would suffice for your resolution,.. any plans for upgrading the monitor ? If Yes, then keep the option of Crossfire open,...
January 19, 2011 4:23:32 AM

Best answer selected by depz_27.