May 6 2009, 10:19 PM
Asus AM2+ Motherboardhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131381
AMD Phenom II X3 710http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103648
Mushkin PC2 4GB(2x2GB) @ 1066http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146785
Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GBhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102801
Corsair 750W PSUhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...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?"
May 6 2009, 11:45 PM
How big of a hard drive are you putting in it?
May 7 2009, 12:28 AM
I have a SATA3 250GB that I am going to reuse.
May 7 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.
May 7 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.
May 7 2009, 06:48 PM
I ended up buying an Asus Crosshair II Formulahttp://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&...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 940http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103471
Same PSU and Same RAM as above.
QUOTE(throwingks @ May 6 2009, 01:11 PM)
May 8 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...