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Old 08-07-2010, 04:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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except the 750w corsair psu for a rosewell 750w psu.
That. Is a terrible, terrible idea. You've swapped an excellent, high-quality PSU, for a fairly crap, low-mid-quality one. Your PSU is potentially the most important piece of kit in your system, the one thing you don't want to cheap out on.

There will be at least a small performance boost on the 6-core over the 4-core - worth the $20 extra, I'd say.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Alright here is my final build (i decided to get a new monitor since my old one is a square 15-16ish inch monitor). If two things dont have a space between them that means they are a combo.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$74.99

eMachines E202HDbmd 20'' Glare Panel WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers
$109.99

Logitech K120 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard
$14.99

Sunbeam FireLine MS-2011-BK-BL Black/Blue 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Illuminated Mouse
I $6.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$139.98

ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$119.98

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
$329.98

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK
$259.98
+ Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00

Subtotal: $1,056.88
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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looks good, id go with an intel i5 if i were you.. but, if you want AMD then go for it thats a good AMD build
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Last question... which one of the motherboards are better? And would i benefit much from a higher end motherboard?

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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I see that you have the M4A79TXD EVO Sean, how is it working for you?
(i will also eventually want to buy another gtx 460 1gb later for sli)
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i hate my mother board..

i posted that reply right before the changes were made to the forum, it looks like it cut out 90% of my post, i wrote a lot more than that.

i HATE my mother board. it has the last gen chip set, deffinatly get this one:

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A89TD PRO AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Dang thats like $70 more than the other motherboard... will i really see much improvement choosing the ASUS M4A89TD PRO instead of the ASUS M4A87TD EVO?


Ugh.... newegg ran out of my ram... was going to order it tonight. Anyone know how long newegg usually takes restocking?
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get the RAM from amazon instead.

like i said i hate my mother board. i think it is the soul reason i cant get my processor over 3.8ghz, even water cooled i cant get it any higher than that with an idle temp of 25* and load temp of 38*. its either my mother board ( which i think it is ) or my processor... either way. it all depends on how high you want to over clock, if getting to 4ghz doesnt do anything for you then by all means save the extra money and get it the M4A79 board. but if overclocking is the main reason ( and i think it is because you made a big to do about getting an unclocked CPU ) then you will want to go with the other motherboard i linked.
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