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post #1 of 38
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ok so first if this isnt in the right catagory sorry im new. i made a build that is
$655 ($635 with rebates). tell me if its good.

Case: Antec 300
RAM: Kingston DDR3 1333 4gb
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430w
Mobo: A780L3L Micro ATX
HDD: WD Caviar Black 640gb
GPU: Galaxy GTS 450 Super OC 1gb
CD: any old regular drive
OS: Win7 Home Premium
CPU: Phenom X4 955 BE @ 3.2GHz

How is it? also im running a 19" 1440x900 monitor so the oc 450 is enough and no im not upgrading my monitor. i will be playing mostly call of duty, surfing the web, listening to music, and mabey watch movies.

how long will it last before i have to upgrade? im not saying as soon as i get get under 40 fps, cause my pc now can barly load itunes and i burned out the psu from playing cod4 for a few
hours - so 40 fps is like a dream right now.
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post #2 of 38
did you make purchase already ?
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post #3 of 38
I think you got a decent rig. Similar to mine, that's why I like it, ha ha! Hey, there is always better out there, but most people don't have an endless supply of money, So yes, it good. The only thing that looks iffy is the psu. I think you should have at least 500w.
Edited by Socko1965 - 1/26/11 at 9:58pm
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Yep, What you coolin it with?
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post #5 of 38
For your setup, resolution, and needs. It is nice setup @ 1440x900 resolution
Give notice:
MATX will not allow you to OC, Do not get a Black Edition if you are not OCing as it is a waste of money

Stock Cooler which I will recommend changing to some aftermarket cooler

430w Antec Earth series, I'd trying finding something 500w incase you want to push your 450 even further.
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post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by Socko1965 View Post
I think you got a decent rig. Similar to mine, that's why I like it, ha ha! Hey, there is always better out there, but most people don't have an endless supply of money, So yes, it good. The only thing that looks iffy is the psu. I think you should have at least 500w.
i just found another earthwatts psu and its 500w for $5 more . also the antec psu caculator recomends at least 350 or something so i think 430 was enough but this is good 5 for 70

also another thing is the cpu cooler. should i get it? i might oc my cpu to like 3.4 mabey or 3.5 so i guess i should. and recomondations?
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post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by Versa View Post
For your setup, resolution, and needs. It is nice setup @ 1440x900 resolution
Give notice:
MATX will not allow you to OC, Do not get a Black Edition if you are not OCing as it is a waste of money

Stock Cooler which I will recommend changing to some aftermarket cooler

430w Antec Earth series, I'd trying finding something 500w incase you want to push your 450 even further.
why cant i oc with a matx?
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post #8 of 38
Far, faaaaaaaar more than enough in terms of PSU, no need for the 500W you'll be fine with the 430.

Build looks great for your resolution, but if you upgrade monitor you may want to reconsider graphics card. A 460 or HD5770 would be better suited.
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post #9 of 38
Just get rid of the Kingston 1333Mhz generic RAM.
There's much better choices for the same or lower price, I guarantee you.

Unless you're getting a 1333 CL7 kit - in which case 1600 CL9 kits would match performance and overclock better for the same price, but it's not as bad a choice.

The one thing that is seriously unacceptable with this build is that motherboard. I mean, seriously, 2+1 power!? 125W processor!? Don't blame me when your board flame deaths on your very first stability test.
If you haven't purchased already, revise that motherboard choice to something with minimum 4+1 (with the stock cooler and no overclocking) and for any overclocking an 6+2/8+1/8+2 phase. If you have purchased it, return the motherboard. It is less than 0.1% capable of powering any 125W processor. You are in serious danger pairing that CPU with that board.

Side note, I know a very good Gigabyte GTS 450 + Antec NEO ECO 520W combo for $170, $145 AR that often matches the price of other GTS 450 + weaker 400-450W power supply combos that everyone else comes up with.
Edited by xd_1771 - 1/27/11 at 12:15am
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Case: Antec 300
RAM: Kingston DDR3 1600 hyperx blu
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430w
Mobo: ASRock M3A770DE
HDD: Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB
GPU: ATI HD 5770
CD: any old regular drive
OS: Win7 Home Premium
CPU: Phenom X4 955 BE @ 3.2GHz
COOLER: COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 +

That would be better
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