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Old 11-02-2009, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building an AM3 System.

I'm upgrading to AM3 and ordering some new parts (mobo, ram, cpu, psu) and want to keep it around the $500 mark.
Here's what I've picked out so far:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W
OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB
all for about $450

I have an Ati HD 5770 so I don't need to worry about a video card.

I want it to last a few years and do well in new games. What do you guys think? I just want some more opinions before actually buying. Any recommendations over what I've got so far?
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Default Re: Building an AM3 System.

with this combo, you could squeeze in the x4 945 quad.
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or if you want, the x4 955 black edition quad, $10 more than that ^
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why don't use 550W?
ANTEC TP NEW 550W
I think is enough for you
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why don't use 550W?
ANTEC TP NEW 550W
I think is enough for you
700W will allow him to add another GPU in future.
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