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Old 09-11-2011, 08:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I believe I have 6 ASUS motherboards. That are still working today.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It's $50 more to get the Asus motherboard and processor.
I suggested the MSI not only because it is cheaper with comparable features but also because it is AM3+, which means it is compatible with the next generation of AMD processors that is going to launch, eventually.
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Ahh ok thank you for explaining that.

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Was the rest of my selections under whelming?
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Not sure what you mean.

To add to the other reasons on pg1 about why I chose different parts:
4) Couldn't find the optical drive you selected, but generally one is as good as another.
5) The 6870 is much better than the 6770 (don't let the numbering scheme fool you).
6) The 650w PSU I suggested is enough to power the build, and a GPU upgrade up to a GTX 580.
7) That RAM is the best bang for your buck at that price.
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Cool thanks man, thought I just picked some bad components lol

Any other thoughts?
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Ok bought the 650w psu mentioned, got a 500gb western digital hd, went with the Asus mobo, got 8gb of crucial 1333mhz RAM, and got a steal on a Radeon 6770 with free Dirt 3. I also couldn't resist the Azza Hurrican 2000R case it just looks awesome
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Think I'll be happy with my decisions?
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Not the route I would go personally, but you made the choices so I'm guessing you'll be happier than I would be.

Tell us how it goes once you've got everything up and running, don't forget to post some pics
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Will do thanks
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Got it all together and running with Windows 7 Ultimate. Amazing it runs smooth no lag on my games at full specs and audio is awesome.
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