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Old 04-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955

CPU Cooler: Stock Phenom II fan (gonna be getting liquid cooling)

Video Card: XFX 5770 XXX Edition

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB)

HDD: 500 GB Western Digital 7200 rpm

I've upgraded computers but never built one, so i don't wanna make a huge mistake xD

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Old 04-16-2010, 05:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The XXX Edition is a waste of money. You can overclock the GPU to the same speed easily, so get the regular one and save some money.
Get the WD Black. The Green uses less power but has worse performance, it's good to store data.
Other than that everything looks ok.


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Grab a samsung f3 500gb,same price as the caviar blue and for the most part faster then a WD black edition. - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
otherwise agree with what farinha said, grab a a regular edition of the gpu, everything else is fine, iv'e heard those MSI boards are great.
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