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Old 11-22-2008, 04:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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CASE:NZXT Khaos Black Full Tower 420W Case w/ Side Panel Mesh
CPU: AMD Phenom™ X4 9950 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M3A79-T Deluxe 790FX CrossFire Chipset with Quad PCIE slot DDR2/1066 SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394, & 7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB DDR5 PCI-Express Dual DVI-I & TVO (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
VIDEO CARD 3: NONE
LCD Monitor: NONE
HARD DRIVE: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (1TB (500GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: NONE
Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

This would be a solid AMD set-up cost around 2300 bucks.
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CASE:NZXT Khaos Black Full Tower 420W Case w/ Side Panel Mesh
CPU: AMD Phenom™ X4 9950 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M3A79-T Deluxe 790FX CrossFire Chipset with Quad PCIE slot DDR2/1066 SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394, & 7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB DDR5 PCI-Express Dual DVI-I & TVO (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
VIDEO CARD 3: NONE
LCD Monitor: NONE
HARD DRIVE: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (1TB (500GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: NONE
Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

This would be a solid AMD set-up cost around 2300 bucks.


Pretty nice, but overkill on Video card and HDD for me anyways but still a good setup
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'd highly recommend just to upgrade the motherboard and video card, possibly RAM. Your CPU will do fine for now, and it'll be well worth it to go for Deneb or Propus.

I'd probably go for
* DFI 790FXB board (note the B, which has an SB750 southbridge),
* 4870 1GB
* 4 or 8GB DDR2-1066 (I have 8GB of the same type) - though you'll only be able to run it at 1066 speeds with a Phenom. But with your X2, it'll leave plenty of room for HTT increases.


Out of curiousity, what PSU are you using?
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Between the X4's and Phenom whats the real big difference?
the Athlon X4's will be based on the Propus core, which is the same as Deneb (Phenom II), but without L3 cache
I'm not sure if Propus will have unlocked multiplier versions, however. And we have yet to see how well Deneb/Propus overclock using HTT increases.

Oh, and @ Belzybub:
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i'm on a set budget of about 500-600 bucks
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im using a Ultra 600W at the moment... and i might take your advice still thinking what im gonna do


But, out of all the CPU's coming out in 2009... the Phenom II will prob be the best eh... with it having 4 cores.. 3.0ghz


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Why release X2 45nm chips in June? Its like they release the monsters first, then the little minions last.
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arg, didnt realize the age of this thread. sorry
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