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So, I've been picking out the components for a computer I plan on building in the next coming weeks. I'm pretty set on my GFX card decision, which is the Radeon 4890.

Looking around on the internet, I have been unable to get a straight answer as to what kind of PSU I need for this proposed build. I recently switched from something better than what I originally had (a ~$40 380W), and now tentatively am going with the Corsair 650W below. However, I'm trying to keep a tight <$800 budget, so if I could shave a little money off anywhere, I'd like to.

Also, If you experienced guys could just look over my build and tell me what you think, I'd appreciate it a lot.

Here's what I have going so far:

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
GFX Card: XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit
Mobo: ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Opitical Drive: LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe

Is the PSU overkill? Could I go cheaper? Or is it just right? Also, I see it says it's compatible with i7, but it will work just fine with my Athlon CPU, correct?
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I would say the psu is perfect, it should be able to take a crossfire setup if you want to in the future. If your looking for more upgradeablility, I would go with an oem 720BE, It would save you $40 to spend on at least a better mobo like a 790. The bulldozers are coming, prepare yourself!
1200P COD MACHINE
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 720 @ 3.6 ASrock M3A770DE Triple Crossfired 4850's 2x4gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz @ CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
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Phenom II x4 720 @ 3.6 ASrock M3A770DE Triple Crossfired 4850's 2x4gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz @ CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
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BFG EX1000w NZXT Phantom 
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XPS L702X
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
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BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
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XPS L702X 
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i7 4770s 3.1Ghz Gigabyte B85M-D3V RX480 8gb 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
128GB SanDisk SDSSDHP128G Matshita DVD-Ram Stock Windows 10 Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G19 APEVIA ATX-AP900W Cooler Master Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-2670QM GT555M 8GB  2 x Seagate 7200RPM 500GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
BluRay combo drive Windows 7 Premium 17" Laptop + 24" 1920x1080 Dell Backlit laptop keyboard 
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Damn shipping must be cheap in America O_O. Over here it's like... 10% of the build cost >_>.
I edited my last post because I copied and pasted that build from another thread. I switched some things out and some of the parts I left actually had their prices drop since I last put this together, so the final price should be a fair bit cheaper now .

EDIT: I replaced the 955 C3 with a 1055T because I saw that you have the budget for it.

Antec 300 Steel ATX Mid-Tower Case -- $59.99
Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 512MB GPU -- $134.99
SeaSonic S12II 520-Watt PSU -- $69.99
A-DATA Gaming Series DDR3-1600 4GB (2 x 2GB) Memory -- $98.99
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD -- $74.99
ASUS Black DVD-ROM Drive -- $16.99
Phenom II 1055T CPU + Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Combo -- $304.98

Subtotal is now $767.91 .
Edited by decimator - 7/8/10 at 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by decimate View Post
I edited my last post because I copied and pasted that build from another thread. I switched some things out and some of the parts I left actually had their prices drop since I last put this together, so the final price should be a fair bit cheaper now .

EDIT: I replaced the 955 C3 with a 1055T because I saw that you have the budget for it.

Antec 300 Steel ATX Mid-Tower Case -- $59.99
Powercolor Radeon HD 5770 1GB GPU -- $134.99
SeaSonic S12II 520-Watt PSU -- $69.99
A-DATA Gaming Series DDR3-1600 4GB (2 x 2GB) Memory -- $98.99
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD -- $74.99
ASUS Black DVD-ROM Drive -- $16.99
Phenom II 1055T CPU + Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Combo -- $304.98

Subtotal is now $767.91 .
That is a GREAT build. No need to look further. You got a six core CPU with a beastly motherboard. Power Supply is SeaSonic so no need to discuss further. Only thing I'd change is the RAM. I'd go with G.Skill ECO's if you can squeeze it into your budget.
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
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4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
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Steelseries QcK Heavy Asus Xonar DG 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
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Steelseries QcK Heavy Asus Xonar DG 
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Woops, the 5770 listed in my previous post is actually the 512MB version and not the 1GB version. Edited my post to reflect this.
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decimate, WOW, I'm impressed with your work. Yeah, I had the 4890 vs. 5770 debate going for a long time in my head. But the 5770 with DX11 is much more sensible. I'm also happy about the CPU core and mobo upgrade, all while keeping my price point. Thanks, I'll be going more or less with this build when it comes to purchasing time. :-)
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