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650 watt corsair is overkill for that setup. (especially if you decide on 4770, which I recommend doing over 4850)

I'd go for the 450vx, $40 after rebate + coupon. (that might have expired, already. not sure) ... valid till 5/6/09 So buy this if you can by then. coupon = EMCLRPL33

edit: also the case you picked is 75 + shipping, and has so many openings it's past airflow and more of a dust filter for your room. Go for the antec 300 on sale for 55 + free shipping
Me personally thinking along the lines of future proofing his comp, I think he wanted to get enough power for a 2nd vid card so sticking with the 650 isn't a bad idea.

I do agree going with the 4770 card though as it has more solid tech in it to provide better performance in an overclock.

Antec 300 is a great case It totally depends on what your looking for.
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post #12 of 22
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Micam93: I will provide the list for you sometime soon.. I have to dig up that pdf. file that has all of the parts I bought from Newegg.

MijnWraak: Overkill or not, I don't really want to buy a less-powered PSU for future upgrading reasons. Also, the case I'm getting should be better than the Antec 300 in terms of stock cooling system.

Shadowclock & greenPlastic: I see what you are saying.. then yeah I'll just buy them one at a time, but build it at a later time. I'll just purchase when it is the most affordable, and then use them!

7heMy7h: Thanks for the suggestion! I appreciate it. Yeah, I think I'll get the 4770. I'm constantly looking for ways to lessen the cost of my build, anyway.



I'm willing to change anything in my list except for the PSU and the case.
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Oh btw, I just looked it up on Gigabytes website. I think only the DDR3 version of that board supports ACC for X3 unlocking, so I would go for the combo deal with the Biostar.
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Shadowclock: How is the Cooler Master 590 Centurion?? I'm thinking about changing my case to that, actually.
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here we are

switch out your case and video card for this combo deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.186763

your mobo and the 720be in combo deal ends up being 30$ cheaper for the same items because of combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.190734

because of the 30$ from the mobo cpu deal the first combo i linked got to include a 4870 and fits into your original price


i'm still looking for more combo deals for hd memory and power supplys but am having a difficult time

edit: failed at finding any more combo deals, the u.s newegg site is slow for me considering i'm in canada, so i give up its still worth browsing around too see if you can find anything else but thats the best i can do for ya. atleast you can get a 4870 now if you decide the go with the combo's i put
Edited by mr. biggums - 5/5/09 at 2:47pm
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Here's my final build. Thanks to all those who have helped me in the process, especially shadowclock, greenplastic, and micam93.

This build, after trimming the cost as much as possible, comes down to being $600. The changes are with two asterisks.

THE LIST:

1.**) CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
Model #:TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Item #:N82E16820145184

2.**) Open Box: BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:TFORCE TA790GX 128M
Item #:N82E16813138130R

3.**) COOLER MASTER Mystique RC-632S-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:RC-632S-KKN1-GP
Item #:N82E16811119129

4.**) OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Model #:OCZ500SXS
Item #:N82E16817341012

5.**) HIS Hightech H477F512P Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #:H477F512P
Item #:N82E16814161279

6.) AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail
Model #:HDZ720WFGIBOX
Item #:N82E16819103649

7.**) Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:WD5001AALS
Item #:N82E16822136320

8.) SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Model #:SH-S223F
Item #:N82E16827151171

9.) XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #ark Knight-S1283V
Item #:N82E16835233029



Thanks again guys, I really needed the help and I appreciate it. As far as the list goes, just let me know how I did.

I downgraded the PSU(I know, I said I wouldn't) because I just felt that it would be a LONG time before I would upgrade anything significant such as a processor that would need the extra watts. Soo... There it is, the OCZ with $30 rebates, coming to $29.99

Thanks!
post #17 of 22
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P.S. Oh yeah, the case... I just decided to go with a different case because I wanted something that was more flashy and nice looking. I'm not exactly sure how the airflow is on that particular case compared to the CM RC-690 case I had before. They both cost the same, but the one I have has FREE SHIPPING!

So does anyone know how much airflow the Mystique RC-632S has??? THANKS!
post #18 of 22
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Shadowclock: How is the Cooler Master 590 Centurion?? I'm thinking about changing my case to that, actually.
I love my CM 590. It is a good solid quality case and its pretty clean so you can mod it any way you want. Also has great airflow with plenty of room for lots of fans if need be.

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P.S. Oh yeah, the case... I just decided to go with a different case because I wanted something that was more flashy and nice looking. I'm not exactly sure how the airflow is on that particular case compared to the CM RC-690 case I had before. They both cost the same, but the one I have has FREE SHIPPING!

So does anyone know how much airflow the Mystique RC-632S has??? THANKS!
I don't like your changes...LOL

Corsair PSU is very solid and if you decide later that you have a spare $100 you will probably drop another GPU in there before anything due to gaming being more GPU oriented then anything. Check the newegg review differences...just scary to think your PSU which touches every component will be bad or fail...scares me anyway. If you slack on anything I wouldn't do it with the PSU.

Also, I can't honestly say I know much about the CM Mystique and I haven't seen it much on these forums which leads me to believe unpopular on enthusiast site means that it can't be all that great. Me personally I don't see it having good airflow at all due to the front of the case not having ANY room for a front intake fan which is where 95% of people have their air being "intaked" from. Then again if you open up the front "doors" it does have the intake available...so if your keen with (did I just say KEEN?!?) having the front doors open while your on your comp then that will do just fine. But again I haven't heard anything about this case at all.

EDIT: Also, I recommend removing the hex mesh over any fan holes you plan on utilizing and purchasing some wire guards. This will increase air flow and decrease noise substantially. Purchase some cheap Yate Loons Mid-Speed and use those for case air flow as the stock ones will be crud.....get a San Ace or Panaflo 38mm (fat) fan for the CPU cooler as the stock will be noisy and useless.
Edited by Shadowclock - 5/5/09 at 7:20pm
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post #19 of 22
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Shadowclock, thanks again!
Alright, I will spend the extra 70 and get myself a Corsair.

1.) As for the CPU cooler, is the Panaflo better than the Dark Knight I have right now?

2.) For the case, how is the COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

It got a lot good reviews, so I was wondering just how good it was.

EDIT: By the way, were my other changes fine?

EDIT(2): Sorry, but did you mean that I should buy some separate fans as well as the CPU cooler? You said that I should remove the hex mesh over any fan holes I plan on utilizing, so would those fan holes be used by separate fans other than the CPU cooler?
If so, how much are the fans for the fan holes? Or did you just mean that I should remove the hex mesh JUST for the airflow??

Sorry I'm so inexperienced. :/
Edited by Coolguy123 - 5/5/09 at 8:08pm
post #20 of 22
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Shadowclock, thanks again!
Alright, I will spend the extra 70 and get myself a Corsair.

1.) As for the CPU cooler, is the Panaflo better than the Dark Knight I have right now?

2.) For the case, how is the COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

It got a lot good reviews, so I was wondering just how good it was.

EDIT: By the way, were my other changes fine?

EDIT(2): Sorry, but did you mean that I should buy some separate fans as well as the CPU cooler? You said that I should remove the hex mesh over any fan holes I plan on utilizing, so would those fan holes be used by separate fans other than the CPU cooler?
If so, how much are the fans for the fan holes? Or did you just mean that I should remove the hex mesh JUST for the airflow??

Sorry I'm so inexperienced. :/
Panaflo's are great fans for your cooler.

Don't have experience with that case but it looks good. I guess my vote would still be the CM590.

All other changes looked fine.

Yes seperate fans for case air flow. I would go with some Yate Loons Medium speed or go with high speed fans and a rheobus fan controller to make your case silent when you want it. Petra tech shop has the good quality Yate's. So basically cut the hex mesh, you can see an example in my sig link for my air cooling overhaul, and install the Yate's over the hole with a wire fan guard. Got it?
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