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Hey Guys,

Building my first AMD rig, I've always liked to support the underdog, and with the news of AM2+ supporting the new 45nm chips, I've decided indefinitely to go AMD.

I am open to any and all suggestions, but my budget is not too flexible..it's tough being poor

AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ Black Edition 71,29 €

Well known as a stellar chip, with great OCing potential.

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM 19,69 €

Any suggestions of something better in the same price bracket?

MSI K9A2 CF-F 790X 71,79 €

Want to get an AM2+ board and XFire capable for added longevity (Almost said futureproof ). May add another 3850, or get 2x 4850's when they get cheaper.

2048MB PQI DDR2-800 CL5 KIT Ultra 35,99 €

Seems to be a good set of ram from what I read, and looks really snazzy


Sapphire HD3850 256MB 79,99 €

Seems to be a good price for the card, next ATi card down is the 2600XT. I can get a 2900GT for 10 euro more, is there much difference? I think the 3850 performs better?


I will be buying these parts in Germany while there on vacation in less than 3 weeks, as they aren't too heavy to bring back.

Thanks for any help,

Chris
post #2 of 14
I'd almost say hold off for a few more months if you could AMD is releasing some nice stuff here pretty soon - if it's just going to be a moderate budget rig then you're good to go. Also, the 3870's are coming down in prices daily (trust me I stare at them daily) that would be a good upgrade from a 3850 for just a few more $$$.

EDIT: Nevermind, if it's in three weeks the only thing I can say is save a few more bucks and grab a 3870, it's just like two 3850's crossfired for just 20-30 dollars more.
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Awesome looks good My friend has the 3850, its a great card for the money.
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I just seen a 3870 for an extra 29 euro...is it worth it?? I plan buying all these in store in berlin...
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if you could wait just a bit more AMD is releasing their new 790FX and 790GX board I think it'll be nice for you since you do plan on upgrading to phenom 45nm later down the line thats what I am going to do is get the board 1st and another 4850 and get the phenom later
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I just seen a 3870 for an extra 29 euro...is it worth it?? I plan buying all these in store in berlin...
Yes, very much so.
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What ever happened to you're expensive Intel build .
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What ever happened to you're expensive Intel build .
I'm waiting on money to come through, 25k to be exact, and its looking like it will take a while...wait till you see

Until then, I'm broke
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well I know of a great PSU that is relatively cheap and very reliable as well.

Echo Star 680W PSU, 22A on 12V rail.
Powered my old rig which was a E6600 @ 3.6GHz, 7900GTX, 4 hard drives, tons of fans , and etc.

edit:usually like $35 if you google it
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well I know of a great PSU that is relatively cheap and very reliable as well.

Echo Star 680W PSU, 22A on 12V rail.
Powered my old rig which was a E6600 @ 3.6GHz, 7900GTX, 4 hard drives, tons of fans , and etc.

edit:usually like $35 if you google it
Thanks, but I'm thinking of something along the line of a stealthXStream by OCZ
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