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Old 07-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, so I'm making an AMD build and want some feedback.

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Mobo is basically free after the combo deal and rebate. Anyone know how well the 940 overclocks?
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IMO , It's fine.
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The build looks nice and cost effective.

My only concern is what the drawbacks are of a case made with plastic.
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I recently purchased the same mobo-cpu combo, the same ram, and a similar heat sink. A 4850 as well since my monitor is only a 1280x1024. Hopefully it'll be here on friday or monday.

I went with a cheaper case though, figured I'm going to be looking at what the computer does rather than what it looks like. Saved $60 compared to what I was originally getting, friend has this one, same one I ordered. Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Said it was good and works fine for the price.
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I agree, it looks good.
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I know the board is effectively only $20 with that combo, but I'd still go for something else.
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That's probably the cheapest board I'd go for. Power regulation should be way stronger on it than on that BIOSTAR TA790GXB
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just curious apoko, whats wrong with the regulation of a biostar board, I would have though this would be the same desgin as the 128m but without the sideport memory, and that board is a great overclocker.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I was wondering, for this build, would it be necessary or recommended to buy a HDD with 32mb cache or would 16 be enough? Also, can anyone explain to me what I should look for in a CD/DVD burner? Why are some $60 when others are $10?
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just curious apoko, whats wrong with the regulation of a biostar board, I would have though this would be the same desgin as the 128m but without the sideport memory, and that board is a great overclocker.
I was just talking about that particular board.
You just need to look near the CPU socket to see the components used for power regulation.
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I know the board is effectively only $20 with that combo, but I'd still go for something else.
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That's probably the cheapest board I'd go for. Power regulation should be way stronger on it than on that BIOSTAR TA790GXB
Whoa! 9 Chokes...

Mine I think has 7 and that Biostar looks like it has a 4
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