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Old 01-07-2010, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres a list. What do you guys think? Think it will work good?

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor. $195

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard.
$100


Memory:
G. SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
(PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3- 12800CL9D-4GBRL $94

Hardrive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD640AALS 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/ s 3.5 Internal Hardrive Bare Drive $75

Video Card:
GIGABYTE GV-N275SO-18I GeForce GTX 275 1792MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. $320

Sound Card:
ASUS Xonar D1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
$89

Power Supply:
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - Retail
$80

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$110
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I would get the AMD 955 Black, it's easily overclocked to the same clock speed with the stock heat sink.
Regarding the GPU I would get this one: Newegg.com - XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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^ i agree. you can save a bit if you go with teh x4 955.

for the gfx card though, i would get the regular xfx 5850
Newegg.com - XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

it still comes with the lifetime warranty, but the slight OC that the black edition has isnt wort the extra $50 IMO.

also, you could drop the sound card for now and see how you like onboard sound. if youre unsatisfied with it, you could always get it later but you might find that onboard sound is ok.

also, an alternate psu you could look at; $10 cheaper upfront and $25 rebate + its modular.
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Do you think that 550W PSU you suggest is enough?
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plenty.
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So the sound card isnt mandatory since the Motherboard has onboard audio?
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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sorry with all the questions, this will be my first rig I build and I just want to do it right
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Sorry, I thought I was listing the regular xfx 5850.

Right, the motherboard audio card should be plenty.
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nope, sound card isnt required. unless youre really particular about sound quality and have some nice speakers, the onboard should work for you.

this is also a real good combo going on right now; youre basically getting the psu for free and no its not a crap psu.
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whatever you end up getting though, get a 5850 over a gtx 275. much better performance for the same (or less) price.
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Thanks alot guys, that seems like a pretty sweet combo deal.
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