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Opinions/input on homebuilt

Last response: in Systems
September 15, 2011 3:55:32 AM

I'm considering building a PC from scratch and I wanted to ask the community here for your opinions on what I've come up with so far.

GPU: MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
MOBO: BIOSTAR A870 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

I haven't chosen a PSU, hard drive or a tower case yet because I don't know anything about them so your recommendations are welcome.

The PC will be used for mostly gaming and AutoCAD, Revit, etc.
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September 16, 2011 5:55:43 AM


My OCD got to me. I had to match the case brand withe the PSU brand (and vice versa). Overall, you have a nice build. However, I would recommend an HD 6850. It consumes less power and there isn't a huge performance margin between the cards: