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Old 06-28-2010, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Build , need critics

I havent built a pc in about 10 years, so I'm a little out of the new technology, so I picked out some parts for a build and just need some comments on if they are compatible or if I should go with better or cheaper parts, I am on a budget and dont really want to go over $600, I dont need a case or a monitor , I mainly will be using my pc for gaming (mainly FPS games) and I do some graphic art, so I need it to run Illustrator and photoshop. I did not put a graphics card on there, I just figured I could get that later on, since its not a total necessity, if I have onboard video, just trying to save money to get my build started. Anyway , everyones input is very appreciated - MSI 790GX-G65 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor HDZ720WFK3DGI - Processors - Desktops - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - ZALMAN CNPS10X FLEX CPU Cooler

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Default Re: New Build , need critics

for almost the same price, i would get this 890gx board instead. - GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

or you could save some money with a 785g board. - ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

and this cooler - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2
great for the price + it comes with a tube of tuniq tx-2 which we pretty much always recommend over as5.

just so you know though, unless you're playing some old games and/or on low res/low quality, you're not going to get real good gameplay from integrated video.
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