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Old 12-18-2009, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. I've been lurking for a while and finally decided to join the community. I've got a budget of around 650-800, and will be using the build to play mostly tf2/source mods and (possibly) wow, pending relapse. Really I'm checking for compatibility issues. Thanks for helping out!

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

Psu : - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Power Supplies

Graphics : - XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

case : - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

cd/dvd : - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners

I'll be ordering windows 7 with it, and the total comes to about 775 (with an added 18 dollar mail-in). I would like to have 2 monitors eventually, but 1 will do nicely for now.

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Looks good, but I would recommend spending a little more money for a 4870 or even a 4890.

Its solid other than that.

Assuming you already have everything not listed, like OS, keyboard, mouse, hard drive etc.

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Motherboard is not compatible with the DDR3 memory. Keep the memory, but change the motherboard. Get a socket AM3 motherboard (not AM3/AM2+/AM2) which supports DDR3, and get a nicer brand than ECS :P. I'm not saying its a bad brand, i just don't have much experience with it.

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Or does that take you well over? There are cheaper motherboards out there... That was just a ready combo i found which included the ram you had already picked.

You picked out a nice case and powersupply, but if you picked something a little less flashy you could save quite a bit of money, something like this: - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Or if you must have some flashiness, this: - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

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