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October 30, 2011 9:11:38 PM

Hello everybody,

I am ready to do my new build and Its a budget gaming build. My maximum budget is $500-600. I live in Canada, so the main stores I go to are tigerdirect.ca or canadacomputers.com. I picked a few parts, but as I'm not really familiar with AMD, I am looking for some advice.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_64&item_id=037637
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 Socket AM3 AMD 790Xhttp://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_340&item_id=030550
Graphics: Sapphire HD 6870 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=035515
Power Supply: Antec TP-650 Truepower New 650W http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=021533
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1333MHz 2x4gb. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_611&item_id=035766
Case: Cooler Master Rc430 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6430030&CatId=1509
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA

I'm also not sure if my processor is too weak and if there will be any bottlenecking. What do you guys think?


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November 1, 2011 4:50:54 PM

seriously...no responses?
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November 1, 2011 4:59:13 PM

Hi,

the 955 would be a worthwhile upgrade. You can go with a cheaper PSU, that should run a 6870 CrossFire. I'd try and get a 900-series mobo for longevity.
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November 8, 2011 5:50:56 PM

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