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post #1 of 11
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Hi, i am building a computer tomorrow and need some insight on what you guys think. If a item has an * next to it, it means i cant change it.

AMD Phenom II x4 955 *

Coolermaster Hyper 212+ *

Standered hard drive and dvd drive *

Antec Earthwatts 750w PSU *

Now, what i need help with...

Motherboard, i was thinking to go with the gigabyte GA-990fxa-UD3

RAM, Some g.Skills-NQ 1600 OR HyperX Blue 1600

Graphics card is a HD6870 or a 560 (NON-Ti), i am only playing at 1366 x 786 so both should do good at that rez)

The case is a HAF 912 Advanced, its like the 912 americans get, but better...


Thanks for your help.
    
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post #2 of 11
Everything is alright, and I'd suggest to go for 6870.
    
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post #3 of 11
750 watts is overkill - try to figure out a way to upgrade that monitor.
    
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post #4 of 11
Some cheaper 650W PSU Cos you don't need 750W, even 450W would do it.
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post #5 of 11
I think it's worth repeating right now that if it has an asterisk next to it (a star, Shift+8), then it cannot be changed.
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post #6 of 11
That resolution a 6770 or 6790 will max everything.
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post #7 of 11
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I forgot to mention, the 750w psu is because I am planning on going crossire or sli, and upgrading my monitor.
    
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2 X WD Caviar Blue 500gb Asus 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Acer V243HL 24" 1080p 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 X WD Caviar Blue 500gb Asus 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Acer V243HL 24" 1080p 
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhishTaco View Post
I forgot to mention, the 750w psu is because I am planning on going crossire or sli, and upgrading my monitor.
Still, even a quality 650W unit would be enough.

So why can't you change it? I mean, did you already purchase it?
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Still, even a quality 650W unit would be enough.

So why can't you change it? I mean, did you already purchase it?
Yeah I did.
    
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2 X WD Caviar Blue 500gb Asus 24x Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Acer V243HL 24" 1080p 
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post #10 of 11
If you don't plan to Crossfire use 600-650 Watts. I suggest to get the Asus 890FX board, it supports AM3+ with BIOS updates (Rev.3000+) Don't update it unless you really have AM3+ CPUs by then.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131655

I said not to go with 990FX because of the costs. Same you some money since your spec sounds like a budget system with outstanding performances.
 
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