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Hi guys, I'm making a new build (for gaming) and I'd like some thoughts of someone that already had experiences with AMD.

Here is the build:
MoBo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
CPU: Athlon II x3 450 (I'll change it as soon as the FX cpus are out)
CPU Heat sink: Corsair A70
Ram: Corsair Vengeance Blue Low Profile 8Gb (2x4Gb) 1600hz CL9
GPU: PNY GTX 570 (first revision, not the one with the shortest pcb like the 560Ti and the modded fan)
Sound Card: Creative Titanium HD.
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60Gb (for the os.)
2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb.
1x Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 64MB WD20EARX
PSU: OCZ ModXtreme 700W
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout (with custom fans, the Schyte Slim ones).

I'd like to know your opinions and what could I change to have a balanced system to play the games that will come out this fall and in the next years, and if this system will run the games that are already out there (The Witcher 2, Crysis 2, BFBC2 and so on).
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post #3 of 7
Perfect for what you want.

Nothing really needs changing. Good luck.

If your going to do dual monitor or triple, its recommended to SLI/CrossfireX.

on a single 1080p monitor though, you'll easily max out any game (once you upgrade the processor)
Edited by brobanmanx2 - 7/19/11 at 7:14pm
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Thank you guys, just ordered the last pieces, and yes I'll play on a single monitor
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Very nice build, although, it's not that the OCZ won't last, but they aren't the best of the quality you could have for a PSU, but it will last. Otherwise, check the Corsair TX650, or some Antec PSUs.
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Corsair A70 is a BAD cooler for AMD systems, due to the fact that it only mounts with the fans blowing upward. You are getting significantly worse cooling ability for a higher cost!

Cancel the order!
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Corsair A70 is a BAD cooler for AMD systems, due to the fact that it only mounts with the fans blowing upward. You are getting significantly worse cooling ability for a higher cost!

Cancel the order!
There's a guide here on OCN to mount the A70 in different ways

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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866 Samsung Evo 840 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM Western Digital Black 1TB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS DRW-24B1ST Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional Dell Gaming S2716DG 27" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ GW2760HS 27" BenQ GW2760HS 27" Ducky Shine II (Red LED,Cherry MX Blue) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850  
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Corsair 650D Logitech G502 Yamaha R-v703 w/ Yamaha Monitors Obbuto Revolution for Desk/Cockpit 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 P45 Neo-F (MS-7519) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460  Value Ram 
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Value Ram  Value Ram Western Digital Blue some DVDRW 
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Corsair A70 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SyncMaster T260 26" Steelseries 6Gv2 
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