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my phenom II 940 build "TOP SHELF"

post #1 of 19
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let me know what you think of this build and how you think it will perform i just bought it all from newegg..

phenom II 940
Asus m3a78-t Motherboard
4gb corsair dominator 1066
sapphire 4870 x2 2gb GPU
Corsair 750tx PSU
ANTEC 900 case
2X 320as seagate 32mb 500gb HD's RAID0
Edited by BADFASTBUSA - 1/22/09 at 2:10pm
    
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OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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post #2 of 19
Thread Starter 
btw same monitor in sig

also what benchmarks do you predict?
Edited by BADFASTBUSA - 1/22/09 at 2:12pm
    
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OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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post #3 of 19
I would spend the extra $50 and got with the M3A79-T Deluxe. Little bit better NB. More PICE. The 78 xfire runs at 8x where the 79 runs at 16x. I would predict 18s maybe higher
    
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Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Asus M3A79-T Deluxe 2x HD 4870 CrossFireX Mushkin Red Line 4GB (2x2gb) 
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Western Digital 500GB Green Edition SATA x2 RAID 0 Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Westinghouse 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 
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Western Digital 500GB Green Edition SATA x2 RAID 0 Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Westinghouse 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 
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post #4 of 19
Go with the 79-T or take a chance on the Foxconn A79 and skip the raid config.
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post #5 of 19
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I would have got the deluxe but this one came in a combo with the phenom2 and the saffhire 4970x2 with $50 mail in rebate and $40 instant combo savings.

Will I notice a differance between my current sig rig and this new build?


BTW, I have already purchased this stuff.
    
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OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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post #6 of 19
yes you will. That 940 will OC better than the 9850, and the 4870 will blow out that 8800
    
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Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Asus M3A79-T Deluxe 2x HD 4870 CrossFireX Mushkin Red Line 4GB (2x2gb) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital 500GB Green Edition SATA x2 RAID 0 Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Westinghouse 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 
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Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Asus M3A79-T Deluxe 2x HD 4870 CrossFireX Mushkin Red Line 4GB (2x2gb) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Western Digital 500GB Green Edition SATA x2 RAID 0 Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Westinghouse 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G15 
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Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 932 
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post #7 of 19
emersonsc is right, I just got the M3A79-T and I installed my 9850 on it, I am able to hit 3.5 on Vista 64....
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post #8 of 19
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I ended up getting the 79-t, just waiting for everything to come in now, should all be by next Tuesday, any advice on the initial setup?
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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Rocketfish Creative ZXR Sennheiser HD 598 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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post #9 of 19
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i thought i would give you guys some eye candy...




    
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i7-930 @ 5.25ghz on watta so far! EVGA Classified E760 FTW XFX Ati Radeon 5870 1041/1282 24/7 3x2gb G.Skill Trident 2005mhz 9-9-9-24-72-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Rocketfish Creative ZXR Sennheiser HD 598 
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i7-930 @ 5.25ghz on watta so far! EVGA Classified E760 FTW XFX Ati Radeon 5870 1041/1282 24/7 3x2gb G.Skill Trident 2005mhz 9-9-9-24-72-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
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G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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Rocketfish Creative ZXR Sennheiser HD 598 
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post #10 of 19
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last one for now...
    
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i7-930 @ 5.25ghz on watta so far! EVGA Classified E760 FTW XFX Ati Radeon 5870 1041/1282 24/7 3x2gb G.Skill Trident 2005mhz 9-9-9-24-72-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Rocketfish Creative ZXR Sennheiser HD 598 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 @ 5.25ghz on watta so far! EVGA Classified E760 FTW XFX Ati Radeon 5870 1041/1282 24/7 3x2gb G.Skill Trident 2005mhz 9-9-9-24-72-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB OS / Seagate 500GB storage LG DVD rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Retail 24" Acer/29" samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Corsair 850tx Modded Antec 1200 Razer Lachesis 
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Rocketfish Creative ZXR Sennheiser HD 598 
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