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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys. First post here..please rate my first build!

Case: Rosewill Challenger

CPU: AMD HDX920XCJ4DGI Phenom II X4 920 Quad Core OEM Processor

Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-N982-B2 GeForce 9800 GT Akimbo

Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Mobo: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

PSU: OCZ OCZ600SXS2 StealthXStream 2 600W

Hard Drive: WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G

CD Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner - DVD±R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD±R (DL) 12X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 32X, SATA, 2MB, Black, OEM

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
post #2 of 10
Welcome to OCN!

Everything looks okay.. might want to get a better video card, such as a GTX 460 or 5770, but an 9800GT isn't too shabby.. just depends what games you wanna play really.

But, right off the bat.. change out the OCZ power supply for either a corsair, seasonic or antec unit.
post #3 of 10
I'd get a different CPU, Case, and GPU. Perhaps the GTS 450? PII 955 BE?
 
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post #4 of 10
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i plan on playing cs source and sc2..not much of a gamer
post #5 of 10
Don't go with 3x2GB; AMD does NOT support triple channel, it will be forced into single channel which is much worse. In addition, the 920 is an AM2+/DDR2-only chip. Go for the 955. Not a very good PSU either. Corsair A50 equals Hyper 212+ for a much better price. I might make a full suggestion later once I get back home from a haircut.

Do you have an exact budget?
post #6 of 10
Dual channel memory, so get 2x2Gb or 2x4Gb (what you need), 4Gb is enough for gamming

You can find better psu than that OCZ like HeWhoDared say

The GPU is a little bit old, GTS 450 is a good choice

My

And welcome
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post #7 of 10
I totally looked over the memory part.

But yeah, AMD doesn't support triple channel, so get something like this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231278
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by HeWhoDared View Post
I totally looked over the memory part.

But yeah, AMD doesn't support triple channel, so get something like this..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231278
This has lower latencies and a slightly better price counting the promo code.
post #9 of 10
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the only problem is.. i already bought everything! ahhh
post #10 of 10
Uh oh
The triple channel memory will at least work (though giving you mediocre single channel performance), but the real problem is the CPU being only AM2+ and with DDR2 support; you'll have to return that and I suggest you return the memory as well.
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