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Old 07-05-2008, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Hanns·G HB-191DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2400:1(DCR) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - MSI K9A2 CF-F V2 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV,FCC - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Creative Inspire 245 4 Watts 2.0 Speaker - Speakers

Newegg.com - Microsoft ZG7-00025 Black 103 Normal Keys 10 Function Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Desktop 500 Mouse Included - Keyboards

Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Grand Total: $989.56



So I been saving up lately and decided to get a better motherboard with crossfire capabilities. But at the moment I don't really feel like upgrading to low clocked quads just yet. Besides whenever we start seeing some of the better Quads I could always pick them up for cheaper later. Anyways I was wondering if everything looks alright and if I decided to get a second 4850 would the PSU be able to handle it or not. As well as the computer case and if its a decent case.
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Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

cheaper and better thermal compound

dunno about the PSU depends if it's a good one or not..but 800W is probably over killer even for xfire


EDIT: yea, kingwin is a brand to avoid....go with corsair or PC power & cooling
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That PSU is avoid list...

Check out a Corsair 650tx or something...

TX-2 is worth considering..

Also that Case (the Transformer) has a really loud case fan...

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Alright so I decided to get a cheaper PSU

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV,FCC - Power Supplies

Also I picked the best rated Case between 100~200$ and ended out with this one

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As well as changing my thermal grease to the one you suggested

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hmm.. Thermaltake Armor... really bad with Wire Management...

You could stick with the Case and just get soft fans instead?

or you could check out SurgeVel's NZXT Deals

That Rosewill PSU is 600w, but is weak on the 12v Rails, I think you should get the Corsair 650tx from Buy.com or something for $90
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Also if you're sticking with AMD, get something from the X3 series. I heard they where really good.
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Also if you're sticking with AMD, get something from the X3 series. I heard they where really good.
Their good as long as you don't compare them to the E7200. It's cheaper and faster than all of the Phenom Tri Core's.

I recomend a E7200 and Biostar p45 motherboard.

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