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February 14, 2011 1:54:26 AM

Im new to building systems this would be my first. What does anyone think about these parts?

Phenom II X4 Quad-Core Processor 955 Black Edition Boxed $130
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

M4A87TD/USB3 Socket AM3 870 ATX AMD Motherboard $98
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

7K1000.C 500GB HDS721050CLA362 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -OEM $40
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

OHO 2 ATX Mid Tower Case with 480W Power Supply $48
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support $23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

February 14, 2011 2:12:01 AM

Looks good, I hear Microcenter has some pretty sweet combo deals too locally. If you have one locally pick that up. HOWEVER. For the mobo I think you should get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's a pretty awesome budget board.

Everything else looks good. But I defiantly wouldn't trust that 480w PSU i suggest that you get a separate one. Possibly this one, Antec Neo Eco 520w.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Great efficiency, pretty good and cheap overall. Plus it'll leave room for you to expand.
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February 14, 2011 6:33:03 AM

Gee since MC is an option
$190 965BE + MSI 870A-G54?
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

$140 is also too high for just a HD 5770 so

PC HD 6850 $159.99AR + $10 off promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$59AR Free Ship NZXT M59 +OCZSII 600 80+ combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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February 14, 2011 11:10:42 AM

^ those are some really good combos

def. get that HD 6850 instead of that 5770. Yeah, don't use that PSU, shouldn't really trust the ones that come with the case originally
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February 14, 2011 6:34:51 PM

Best answer selected by grnt2121.
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February 15, 2011 12:39:16 AM

So the msi mc combo board is better than the asrock one?
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February 15, 2011 3:15:01 AM

If u have no plans for CF and for combo price definitely a better deal ^^ Cheers
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February 15, 2011 3:34:05 AM

What if I have plans to CF maybe in like a year? Would the hd 6850 also be good for that?
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February 15, 2011 3:56:20 AM

Yep HD6K CF scaling awesomeness would shine thru ^^ If CF get the Asrock
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February 16, 2011 3:12:30 PM

I want to crossfire but the asrock board is 8x/8x and the msi is 16x/4x is this much of a diference? Plus I would be saving about 50 bucks on the msi board...
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February 16, 2011 4:38:27 PM

No CF on 16/4 or your performance takes a hit but hey single (beefy) GPU and upgrade as per needs/future games makes sense as well ^^
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February 17, 2011 3:05:52 AM

Ok thanks I read a post that the powercolor 6850 i bought is bridgeless crossfire. It doesnt come with a cable. I also read that the asrock 870 wont support this. Do you think I still will be able to crossfire eventually. I just bought both today and found this out lol
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