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Old 05-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question tell me what u think.

I posted a build a few days ago and I did some playing around with it at newegg and I have a new and revised list of components and was wondering what u all here think.

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 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
RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MSI R5750-MD1G Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX
GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Mobo and Processor $254 combo
GPU and RAM $230 combo
PSU and Case $104 combo
HDD $50


I think that is a much better build then my old one. Even though i am giving up duel GPU capabilities.

Old Build:

XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC


So is my new build better then my old one? If yes i'm going to buy as soon as i hear some comments.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: tell me what u think.

You should really save a few buck and get the 955 processor. You can just do a minor overclock to get it to the 3.4ghz of the 965. 955

Otherwise everything looks good to me! If you have the budget I'd get a better video card but that one will be fine. I bought bottom of the barrel for my build(see below) and plan to upgrade later.
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actually it is as good to get as good of a processor as you can. replacing the Gfx card is much easier then replacing the cpu.
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Get a good Power Supply. RaidMax is a very poor choice.
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I belive I have antec in mine.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: tell me what u think.

Just noticed the 5750 ram combo is to good to pass up. Don't sit on your decission for too long, combos don't last forever.
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