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MOBO:ASUS M3A78 79.99
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What upgrades/changes would you make to it without going over 800$?
Edited by AIpha - 12/24/08 at 10:33am
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really good choice, don't forget to buy better thermal paste and mounting kit for xigmatek
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They don't have one for AM2+. Only 775
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post #4 of 14
check to see what opyion that board has for changing the north bridge frequency. i had the vm version of it and there was none.
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phenom II are coming out shortly. i would wait for them before deciding on a purchase.
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post #6 of 14
Get a Core Contact Freezer instead of the Xigmatek

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tact%20freezer

-Comes with full tube of TX-2
-Comes with a fan controller
-Is a very good cooler

EDIT:And before anyone says anything about "loose mounting", that's for INTEL, not AMD
This thing uses the stock AMD bracket, so it's not going to be any different than the Xiggy
Edited by sLowEnd - 12/24/08 at 10:23am
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Agrees with venom.

I dont see much of a point buying one of the x4's atm since phenom will be out soon and the 920 will be better then the current ones available, and the price won't be extremely higher either.
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phenom II are coming out shortly. i would wait for them before deciding on a purchase.
Well it's not for me, it's for someone else. They asked for a computer under 700$(cutting it close) and this is what I put together. I went ahead and recommended it but I was wanted to get a more professional opinion on whether it was a good recommendation.

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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Get a Core Contact Freezer instead of the Xigmatek

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tact%20freezer
Ah, alright. I'll update ~_~ Any other changes?


and I did recommend a wait before even putting this together.
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Quote:
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Well it's not for me, it's for someone else. They asked for a computer under 700$(cutting it close) and this is what I put together. I went ahead and recommended it but I was wanted to get a more professional opinion on whether it was a good recommendation.



Ah, alright. I'll update ~_~ Any other changes?


and I did recommend a wait before even putting this together.
well you made excellent choices then. however, if the BFG ES 800 is still ~100 (last time i checked it was 69 with MIR) from newegg, go for it. it's a lot better from what i heard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...fg%20es%20800w
here it is. 90 after MIR. worth it IMO
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For $5 more you can get the 640gb drive. Which uses 2 platters so its going to be a little faster
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