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February 19, 2012 11:37:47 AM

Curious to see what you guys think and if you have any upgrade suggestions for the future.

Case: Nzxt Switch 810
Mobo: Asus M4A78T-E
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 980 BE @ 4.1GHz
Cooler Cooler Master Hyper212 Evo
Memory: AMD PE 8GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive: 2 500GB WD 1x 1TB Hitachi
Video Card: 2x Sapphire Vapor-X 6870 crossfire
Power Supply: Antec TP Quattro 1000w
Monitor: 24" Asus @ 1920x1080

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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
February 19, 2012 1:44:34 PM

Just based on hardware without knowing your budget...8.5/10

I am no a fan of having so many hard drives, I would have a SSD instead of one of the 500s at least, and maybe a single 1.5 instead of the 500 + 1T.

Video cards - I would have probably went with a single fatter card instead of 2x smaller ones. Lower FPS, but it avoids a whole lot of potential problems.

PSU - Too large for this setup, imho. I would have went with an XFX 850w instead.

RAM - AMD is kinda new and untested, I wouldn't have wanted to be the guinea pig with it. Better to buy RAM from makers with a long and successful track record and let other people be AMDs test victims.

Other - Good enough for the budget range.
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February 19, 2012 1:54:17 PM

Just to clarify, this is already built but i'm looking for new upgrades, which will most likely be a SSD, and identifying possible bottlenecks

As for the AMD branded ram I'm quite happy with it, its actually manufactured by Patriot
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February 19, 2012 2:15:32 PM

^ all the best then.i really love 810.crucial,kingston,mushkin,samsung ssds are highly recommended.830 128GB for $200 is a sweet deal.
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February 29, 2012 9:33:55 PM

Best answer selected by Arvalin_Dakaria.
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