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hi all new here and just wanted to post what i am planning on getting in about two week so just need opinions on what should i change for the better or for less money if i will not see a performance decrease

NZXT PHAN-001WT Phantom Full-Tower Case for future upgrading and like the space.

Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Processor - 3.50GHz or should i get the lower clock one and save some money if there is no performance difference.

Biostar TA890FXE or the ASUS M4A89GTD now dont really care about usb 3 but do want the option of cf in the future biostar is cheaper so i dont know why the asus is more expensive unless there is something iam not seeing.

Patriot PSD34G13332H Signature PC10600 4GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade - 1333MHz never had this brand of memory before so any opinions about it will be welcomed and I am choosing one stick again to upgrade and have empty slots to do so.

Ultra U12-40873 LSX 650-Watt Power Supply I had this name brand on my last rig and never failed so again if there is something cheaper or better let me know that.

i already have a gtx 260 which i will upgrade in about a month or so to a 6870 also if there is no performance again from the two let me know

thanks in advance from taking time out of you life to help me.
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post #2 of 17
Get a quality power supply like Seasonic, Antec or Corsair.

Nothing else is worth trying!

If you want to eventually do CrossfireX (2x6870), then go for 750Watts, if not, downgrade to 550w.

Welcome to OCN!
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post #3 of 17
Agreed on the PSU
as for the video card, that would depend on what games you want to play

the 6870 is ATI's newest and does DX11, The GTX 260 is 3 generations back for Nvidia
and only does DX10, it is a good card thou

CPU stick with the 3.5ghz. get some good after market cooling for it
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post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
thanks for the opinions will upgrade the psu and yea i have been reading that the stock fan on the x4 3.5ghz sucks big ones and i do want to have the options of playing newer game on at least 720p or 1080p the most if anything higher will be extra for me.

so just wondering does everything else looks in order and can i pick any of the two mb
Edited by theproodnoob - 1/6/11 at 9:51am
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post #5 of 17
Get better ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226101

Don't even bother with one stick, you will want another as soon as you fire up. Take advantage of the dual channel as well. Severe loss of performance running single channel (my system went from 1333mhz to 503mhz when I tried single channel).

The Biostar is a fine board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138193 supports dual 16x crossfire

As far as your gtx260, just get another and run them sli with the hack.

Psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007 $70 after mir (this is made by seasonic = good psu) more than enough juice to power your rig with a pair of 260s
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post #6 of 17
Are you stuck on the AMD chips? The new intel Sandy Bridge is coming out in just a couple days (Jan. 9th). Do you have a budget? Are you planning on overclocking it?

EDIT: Or even this memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231276
Edited by jasonhardin - 1/6/11 at 10:03am
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post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
+1 rep for all you guys yeah that is the same board i was looking at except i found it cheaper http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=B450-2415
thanks for the memory input aswell

yeah pretty much on a budget right know looking for the best bang for bucks.
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post #8 of 17
I can understand the budget but the prices we are seeing are comparable to what you are getting. I think for the I5 2500k it was like 179.99 and the mobo will be about the same as what you have and IMO the new chips will be more of a bang and they have been hitting 5.0GHz on air cooling. Might want to sit back for 3 more days and see what the prices will come out to and compare then. That's just my 2 cents worth though. Good luck with your build.
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post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
thanks for the input yea and i wont be having all the money till the Friday after this one and if anything a have a ps3 i wont have problem selling.
Edited by theproodnoob - 1/6/11 at 10:26am
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Corsair C300 64gb SSD windows 7 x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2333SW CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W 
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post #10 of 17
you may be able to pick up a cheap second hand i7 rig when all the noobs start strutting their e-peens when Sandy comes out.

I'm sure a few people will be parting with a 930 and mobo.
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