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November 16, 2011 3:04:04 AM


This is what I have so far. What do you guys think?

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week!

Budget Range: 600 Before Taxes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing internet, daily computing (word, excel), gaming

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, monitor)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Cheapest

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:


CPU: $115
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box

Motherboard: $71 (After $15 Rebate)
MSI 970A-G45 ATX AM3 870 DDR3 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 GBLAN Motherboard

Ram: $38
Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 XMP Dual Channel Memory Kit

PSU: $35
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2 430W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan

GPU: $125 (After $20 rebate)
XFX Radeon HD 6850 Fansink 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI Display Port HDMI PCI-E Video Card

Case: $35
Apex VORTEX3620 Mid Tower ATX Case Black

HDD/SSD: $125 (Going to use SSD and use external hard drive for now)
Corsair Force Series 3 90GB SSD SATA3 Solid State Disk 550MB/S Read Sandforce SF-2200

DVD: $16
Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM

Total BEFORE Taxes & Rebates: $620

Total AFTER Rebate:$560

What do you guys think about that?

1) Will a 430W PSU be enough?
2) Any other suggestions for an SSD (I would like to spend around $125 for smth around 90GBs SATA3)

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November 16, 2011 10:24:51 AM

To answer your question:

1) Yes, for the current setup 430W will be enough.

Then a couple of comments:
- Get a DVD burner, not sure if that is but they are like $20-25 so just make sure you have one that also writes.
- Spend some extra money on the SSD, and get one that uses SataIII.
Crucial M4 64GB, OCZ vertex 3, Corsair Force 3, OCZ agility 3

- Sadly you would currently get better performance for many cases from PhenomII x4 955 BE than the FX-4100 for the same price.

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November 16, 2011 3:33:19 PM

Looks good to me, if you still have space in the budget left, going for the 120GB SSD would still be worth it, but the 90GB sataIII is quite nice already.
November 23, 2011 11:30:50 AM

Best answer selected by deadbrood.