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Hey guys,
Im new to this forum and coming to you guys from Vancouver. Ive been researching tons and watching websites for weekly deals and open box specials and made a couple buys but its not complete. I am probably going to do some overclocking so any suggestions/comments would be helpful.
This is what Ive come up with:
CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 BE
HDD: WD Caviar Green 1TB 7200rpm (WD10EARS)
Case: Corsair Graphite 600T
Cooler: Corsair H70
Vid Cards: I had an old one die on me around 6 months ago so I bought a 5750. I think il use it in this build but get another to go CF.

Heres where I could really use some suggestions from the pros. The MoBo and the PSU.
Im thinking of either the corsair HX750 or HX650. They are both 80+ certified, and the 750 is gold now. Would I need a 750? Does the HX series have a bad rep? The price dif is ~$40.
For the MoBo Ive come down to two choices (am still open to suggestions). Asus M4A87TD Evo and the M4A88TD-V Evo. The price difference is ~$15. Is it worth the difference? I dont need an onboard graphics card.

Thnx
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post #2 of 14
Neither have CrossfireX, so I'd just go with the M4A87TD EVO. You may also like the M4A79XTD EVO, it actually does offer CrossfireX and the same features and is cheaper after price match [at NCIX].
-xd, a fellow Vancouver resident
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I was looking at all the features and the NCIX description shows they both support crossfirex. Newegg only lists the M4A88TD-V to have crossfirex compatibility.
I was looking at the M4A79XTD but how would the 790 chipset compare to the 870? or the 880? Would it be a noticeable difference?
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post #4 of 14
M4A79XTD EVO has 8x-8x CrossfireX compatibility. The 790X chipset is a bit older but for running an x4 965 it would be quite fine; 790X boards were at one time before the best for the price, and sometimes still are. The M4A79XTD EVO has a notorious vDroop that depending may make it challenging to overclock, but it hasn't stopped some people who have pushed processors such as the 1055T to 4Ghz on it.
-xd
post #5 of 14
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Any idea for the PSU? If I plan to change vid cards in maybe a year, would I need the 750?
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by MacNcheese View Post
Any idea for the PSU? If I plan to change vid cards in maybe a year, would I need the 750?
This will power pretty much anything you will put together short of tri-sli
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151095
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post #7 of 14
Don't use a WD Green drive for anything except media storage.

Not a good choice for an OS drive. I'd say a WD Blue / Black or a Samsung F3.
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What is the intended purpose of this PC, and what's your budget?
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post #10 of 14
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The PSU RabbitGT suggested sounds good.
I dont need a second video card as I already got one tho. For the MoBo, I would save a bit of cash from because I the XFX would be cheaper than either one of the corsairs. Should I use this cash to get a M4A89GTD PRO/USB3?
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