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Old 03-07-2011, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New PC Build - Looking for approval

Hey guys,
I'm building a new PC, I have a lot of experience with PC's, not so much with hardware specs.

I'll need a lot of CPU power for what I'm doing and I also wanna use it to play games at a high FPS.

I'm looking at a budget of around 800$

Here is the build, please let me know if there is anything I should change (either because it's no good, not worth the price, or any other reason...).

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Motherboard (226$ combo with CPU): ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
RAM (65$): G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
PSU(130$, 69$ with rebates): OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Video Card(250$): MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Hard Drive (75$): Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case(60$): Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
DVD (20$): ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Overall with shipping and handling comes down to 846.63$.

Let me know what you think.


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Old 03-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aslong as youre not pushing the power supply too much, it'll all be fine.

But i'd recommend - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

If you look, the ocz has 700W and 2 12V at 25A each. The Antec has 2 at 22A and 1 at 25A. The extra bit of money is well worth it for power supplies.

Or: - SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Has 4 pci-e but not the same amp loads.. Antecs really excell at Amp ratings.
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