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Old 07-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys well the time has come for me to head up to college and I decided my desktop was going to need some critical updates. I have been putting this up for about 8 months now but I couldn't any longer because my rig will need some extra power for what is to come. The problem is though that I just ordered a complete AMD solution. I just couldn't imagine myself being happy with an intel setup under my rig. So I went the much less expensive route and got all the parts listed below which I will integrate into my current system. My question is how bottlenecked will my vid cards be and did I make a decent choice going with a 9850? Thnx in advanced for your replies.

AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103249



ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131224


X2 CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5D - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145043


X2 SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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The Phenom 9850 runs a bit hot, and not as clockable as a Q6600 it has difficulty going to 2.7ghz on Air Cooling even though the Erratum Bug is fixed, but I would have recommended the Q6600 if you haven't already bought it.... but its not that much of a problem..

Also is your PSU up to cut to make it?
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**** that sucks, but I guess I was asking for it by not doing the research I normally do. How much of a performance hit will I be taking? I plan on OCing it with my; Newegg.com - VIGOR GAMING CLT-M2A 92mm Thermal Electric CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks which I hope will be pretty good seeing as how it's not just an air based heatsink. As for my psu I hope so its a; Newegg.com - SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM ATX12V / EPS12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies. You think it'll make it, and you think I could hit 2.9ghz with that heatsink?
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Wow.. a TEC Cooler.. now you should do 3.0ghz- 3.2ghz..
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ewww, i wouldn't have gotten that cheap of a tec. I have heard that cheap ones have some major condensation problems.
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