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Old 05-26-2011, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All already bought, good enough for my needs I guess. Just would like y'all review or what changes would be made if you had to make? Don't have a specific budget but less than $750 US (approximately $4,500 TT).

Use - Gaming, might not be far high end but at-least with a good GFX setting (medium to high).

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GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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AMD Phenom II X4 840 Edition Deneb 3.2 GHz 4x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail HDX840WFGMBOX (Black)
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Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX

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CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV4GX3M2A1333C9
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Newegg.com - Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K2/4G

Power Supply
Thermaltake TR-700P TR2 BRONZE 700W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR-700P TR2 BRONZE 700W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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way too expensive power supply for your build......
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I would of bought DDR3 1600 and I definitely would not of bought "Value Ram".
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You listed conflicting RAM, the text says "corsair" but the link says "Kingston"..
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Depending on how demanding the games you play are, that GPU might not last that many years. The 460m overclocked a good 10% can run most games with good FPS, except metro, TW2, Crysis. What about a 6970m for ATI?
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way too expensive power supply for your build......
Well ya I know it's a lot but I was keeping in mind in time I'mma upgrade little by little as time goes on.
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I would of bought DDR3 1600 and I definitely would not of bought "Value Ram".
Thanks for the info. Hopefully the 1333 would work fine though, haven't mount it up yet as I'm still missing a exact place to put it lol.
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You listed conflicting RAM, the text says "corsair" but the link says "Kingston"..
Err typo, not exactly sure how I did that though . Hopefully a mod can change that for me .
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Depending on how demanding the games you play are, that GPU might not last that many years. The 460m overclocked a good 10% can run most games with good FPS, except metro, TW2, Crysis. What about a 6970m for ATI?
Was kinda trying to get the best for cheapest. From what I've read, the one bought had good feedback and was cheaper by a bit compared to the others.

Thanks for the input so far guys .
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I don't think you spent too much on the PSU... I think you bought the wrong PSU... and quite frankly I'm dumbfounded that he said that was too much...

PSUs are supposed to cost a good amount of the build. You want great quality not some half arse garbage and if you buy a bigger PSU than you need then you're future proofing. You kinda spent a good amount but on a bad brand PSU still.

This would have done you much better. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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I don't think you spent too much on the PSU... I think you bought the wrong PSU... and quite frankly I'm dumbfounded that he said that was too much...

PSUs are supposed to cost a good amount of the build. You want great quality not some half arse garbage and if you buy a bigger PSU than you need then you're future proofing. You kinda spent a good amount but on a bad brand PSU still.

This would have done you much better. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
May I ask what's the difference in both except Brand and the extra 50W? Also reviews are a lot better as I can see lol, if it's that good, I may be could sell over mine and buy it.
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May I ask what's the difference in both except Brand and the extra 50W? Also reviews are a lot better as I can see lol, if it's that good, I may be could sell over mine and buy it.
That's just it... the brand. Thermaltakes aren't the most reliable PSUs unless its the toughpower line. We have a great PSU guide I wish people read more often as it outlines all of this.
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Computer energy gets more efficient as time passes [it does not make sense you will never a more powerful psu to be "future proof" now does it]
a Q6600 uses much more energy than a 2nd gen i5

his build is more low end than high end, so I would have spent part of the psu cost into a better cpu
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