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post #1 of 21
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Im looking to build my first AMD Rig, im going crossfire (ATI), Iv been planing this out for like months i want to get the most out of my money, i will have $900 Canadian, i need a Case(with PSU atleast 550 watts for Crossfire), A motherbaord (939 socket, Crosfire mobo), CPU ( AMD ), Videocard,Ram.

Here is what i think i should get so far i want the best as possible!

CPU - AMD Athlon 3700+ Sandy 1mb - $250

Videocard - ATI 1900XT 512 Crossfire Ready ( 1 for now later i will get another and im getting this for half price so its only 300$ canadian!!)
Motherboard - Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe Socket 939 ATI Radeon Xpress 3200$250

OR
Asus A8R-MVP Socket 939 ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Crossfire Chipset Dual $114
OR
MSI RS482M4-ILD Socket 939 ATI Radeon Xpress 200(RS482) $94

(the first 1 (A8R32-MVP is so amazing but is 250 which is pricy!, and the rest seem ok i guess... i really need help, i want crossfire in my mobo and good features and a solid long lasting mobo)

RAM- I really dont know much on ram i heard OCZ is good?, i want somthing around 80-120 max i can spend on ram i want atleast a gig

Case and PSU - i like this case but it comes with only 450 wat PSU http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...7&cid=CS. 664

PLEASE USE www.canadacomputers.com to find cases cuase im proby going to buy it there unless u find an amazing good cheap case thats worth it and under 150 msg it remember this is all canadian prices and im canadian
and i need atleast 550 W i belive for ATI's Crossfire ?

Hard Drive - Maxtor 200 Gig (already Purchased)

Total of all this should come to around 900-1000 but the cheaper the better but i dont want to lose quality!

Thanks so much for your time your help will be apreciated! this is my first build and i want it to be a good 1! i dont work and barly make money lol but i love to game i want to be able to play all the newestgames like fear cod2 and more to come. thank you.
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AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
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Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
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500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
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Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 
oh btw i can get this case the Evil Eyes ATX Case for 29.99, but then i need to buy a PSU

http://img.ncix.com/gif/14590.JPG

BTW shud i get the Opty 144 or the 3700+?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
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Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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post #3 of 21
i'd get the 3700+.
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120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
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120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
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post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
k but what about the rest?
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AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
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Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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post #5 of 21
Two of your best investments are the PS and RAM, don't skimp on either.
    
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X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
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post #6 of 21
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yea , any suggestions on them? im not too wellwith those 2 lol ineedhelpwith them mainly, i kno that i need atlesat 550 Wi belive for a crossfire system? so please help
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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post #7 of 21
Ok first I wouldn't go with that board, its the old crossfire chipset and wasn't the best. The new ASUS crossfire board the A8R32-MVP is sopposed to be really good. As for the PSU a PC Power & Cooling or a SeaSonic would be great. I can vouche for the SeaSonic S12-600. As for the ram you want a 2 gig kit and the OCZ Platinum Edition PC4000 gets good reviews.
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Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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Logitech G15 OCZ 850W GameXStream Lian Li PC-777B Logitech G7 
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post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
will it fit the budget?
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AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3700+ @ 2.6Ghz MSI nf4 Sapphire X1950PRO 1 GB DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB WD Windows 7 64bit Sharp 32'' LCD Logitech G15 
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Ennermax 460W Thermaltake ATX Logitech G5 
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade_3k
will it fit the budget?
You can get the Seasonic 600W for $135 at Xoxide.com
http://xoxide.com/seasonic-s12-600w-psu.html
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by blade_3k
will it fit the budget?
From the reviews i read about that mobo and from people experiences with that old crossfire 200 chipset I would recommend you get at least that mobo.
Main Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Week 40 / E6850 Week 23 EVGA 680i SLI NF68-A1 EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Ballistix DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ 850W GameXStream Lian Li PC-777B Logitech G7 
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Steel Pad S&S 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Week 40 / E6850 Week 23 EVGA 680i SLI NF68-A1 EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Ballistix DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ 850W GameXStream Lian Li PC-777B Logitech G7 
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