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Hello Everyone!

Technically a new member to this place but not entirely a stranger to the amount of useful info on this site! I need some light shed onto this build I have... If anyone could comment on this, that would be perfect! Mainly, it would be used for Gaming

CPU
Phenom II x4 965 BE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-727-_-Product

MotherBoard:
Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H (Is there a substantial difference between revs?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=GA-880GM-UD2H

RAM:
G.SKill Ripjaws X 4GB (F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2800CL9D-4GBXL

PSU:
OCZ Stealth X stream II 600 watts (Any idea if this specific model is true rated?)
http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-600...upply-eol.html

HDD:
WDC Caviar Blue 500GB

Video Card:
HD 6850 (If possible)

Casing
Antec Dark Fleet df-30
http://store.antec.com/Product/darkF...5-15230-3.aspx

To be honest, Budget is a very big issue at hand with this build. Any thoughts would be truly appreciated!
Edited by borgoise - 2/24/11 at 6:58pm
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Hello, what about the CPU? And what is your budget / plans for this rig?
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post #3 of 18
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oh shoot! Completely forgot about the CPU. Haha! Adding that now. Putting a number on budget is rather difficult as local price is very erratic where I'm from.
post #4 of 18
Welcome!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rakhasa View Post
What about the CPU? And what is your budget / plans for this rig?
+1
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post #5 of 18
If you've got a full ATX case, go with a full ATX motherboard.. more features and better VRMs for same price. ASUS M4A79XTD EVO is a great choice. That motherboard is a 4+1 phase, will at least run 965 but won't be able to overclock it safely without additional cooling.
post #6 of 18
OCZ isn't the best PSU, but isn't the worst either. Look for deals on OCZ, Antec, Corsair, ThermalTake ToughPower, Sparkle, Seasonic... there are others too but do your research for a specific model when you find what looks like a deal. Anything of quality in the 400-500W range is plenty, a well made sub 400W will even be fine depending on final components.

Anything from a Rana 450 through the Propus series up to the PhenomX4 and X6s can be looked at for gaming depending on the budget, Also, don't discount the i3, it often puts up a better score than even more expensive AMD CPUs in gaming because games tend to be less threaded. A 6850 is a great goal to have in mind, but don't be afraid of alternatives in the same general ballpark. There wouldn't be anything wrong with dropping to a GTS450 or GTX460-768MB or an HD5770 to save some bucks. They will play games just fine.

For mobos, check out older 770 AM3 chipset boards. They are often cheaper but won't hold anything back for this build. The 880s are fine, but you are often paying a little extra for onboard GPU.

If you can find that RAM that you linked to for a good price that would be a great choice. Anything that can run 1600MHZ at ~1.5V is considered respectable.
     
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post #7 of 18
Save a bit of cash and go the X4 955 and put the extra saving in for a 6870 rather than the 6850.
If gaming is the plan.
Edited by Doom - 2/24/11 at 5:51pm
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post #8 of 18
^^Great advice, I'm assuming this machine is for gaming...

+1 also for a full ATX board that can do some OC.
Edited by 2thAche - 2/24/11 at 5:53pm
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+1 on the 955. I've got mine running 4Ghz no problem. Shouldn't need much more than that.
    
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post #10 of 18
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To everyone who's shared their two cents thus far: Thank you!

With the thoughts given, I'm considering on going with the 955 BE rather than the 965. The PSU though: Is 600w a just right or meh?

For the casing, I'm thinking of grabbing this one:
http://store.antec.com/Product/darkF...5-15230-3.aspx

How's this for size?

Thanks again, everyone!!
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