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#1 throwingks

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:19 PM

Asus AM2+ Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131381

AMD Phenom II X3 710
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103648

Mushkin PC2 4GB(2x2GB) @ 1066
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146785

Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102801

Corsair 750W PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006

Comes out to just under $600. I would maybe like to go Crossfire with another 4870 in the future. I didn't think that DDR3 would be a big boost in speed. So, I went with a cheaper motherboard and cheaper RAM.

I have a 2048x1152 monitor, so I need a strong GPU to push it.

Does anyone have any advice before I click "Buy Me?"


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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:45 PM

How big of a hard drive are you putting in it?

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:28 AM

I have a SATA3 250GB that I am going to reuse.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:38 AM

I have a strong dislike for AMD processors..... irrational perhaps, but I have come to accept that. I do, however love Asus mobos.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:53 AM

I understand your feelings. Is there an i7 or another good chip in this price range? I do not like ATi, so I would rather go with Intel and use nVidia.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:48 PM

I ended up buying an Asus Crosshair II Formula
http://usa.asus.com/...amp;modelmenu=1

So, that means I can hold off on getting a video card until later. It has an 8300 integrated. So, I am just going to buy an AMD Phenom II X4 940
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103471

Same PSU and Same RAM as above.
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Edited by throwingks, 07 May 2009 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:51 AM

looks good to me

I just built myself a

geforce 750a sli mb
850w power supply
4 gig of ddr2
2.5 tb hd
geforce 9800 gtx+ oc
phenom 9500 quadcore...




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