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So now's the time I find out exactly how much buyers remorse Im in for by checking with the great people here on my final decision on my build

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880Ghttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131646R
I was lucky enough to find this MB in an open box to save $30 (cost $89 newegg)

Ram: Gskill Ripjaw 4GB kit $45.99 with newegg promo code

Power supply:Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182044 $44.99

Case:APEVIA X-DREAMER3-BK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144253 $39.99 after rebate

Processor: AMD Phenom II x2 555 BE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846 $89.99

Artic silver compound $9.99

I forgot to order a better cooler, but I have a cooler-master at home that I believe would be better than the standard heat sink... how much of an issue is it if I plan to overclock/unlock cores?

Already have an ecs geforce gt220 1GB video card that I will be installing also..

I plan to play games like fallout 3 and similar... soo... let me have it.. did I mess up?
Edited by RustyCage - 3/20/11 at 3:33pm
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post #2 of 15
could have went better as far as the case, otherwise looks good .
post #3 of 15
For $4 more you could've gotten the Ripjaws CL7-8-7 kit (a big step up from the CL9 one)... sucks that you missed that deal
I don't really like the case... expensive shipping, the $40 price is after rebate, power supply still on top, no cable management features. A $42 shipped HEC Blitz would've been much better.
I'd take Arctic MX-2 or MX-3 or whatever over Arctic Silver 5, but they don't appear to sell Arctic (Cooling)'s thermal paste anymore...
Everything else looks quite okay to me. remember though, unlocking is a bonus.
post #4 of 15
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thanks alot for the info... I feel slightly more at ease.... wonder if I can send the RAM back for the other ones..... and I assume xd 1771 that you meant that I shouldn't just expect the unlocking to work automatically, and not that my board wont support it...hope so cause thats the reason I bought the board... and also what is going to be the biggest drawback with the cl9? (although I do see that I couldve gotten it all in one stick which sucks but oh well.... think its worth sending back for the other? Will I notice a big difference in gaming (fallout 3) with one or the other? Or will one have a large benefit to OC'ing which I do plan to do?

Thanks in advance,
RustyCage


P.s.
And hey I like my case ....and it didnt put me over budget....
Edited by RustyCage - 3/10/11 at 7:25pm
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post #5 of 15
i have the same mobo and love it, it should unlock that phenom for ya without a hitch...most do from what I have read.

I was also interested in that case when i was building my sig rig but ended up going a different route. Im definately interested in seeing how the build goes for you, mainly how all the pieces fit in the case and how it looks in general. post pics when everything shows up!
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by mwl5apv View Post
Im definately interested in seeing how the build goes for you, mainly how all the pieces fit in the case and how it looks in general. post pics when everything shows up!

Will do!
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post #7 of 15
Well 1600 CL9 is going to give very slightly worse on performance depending on what you do (it's fine for most everything actually unless you run very RAM-intensive tasks)and may not overclock as well, though that particular kit is a good one for a 1600 CL9 kit. However, the 7-8-7 rated ones for around same price would be much much better if you're concerned about RAM OC-ing.
post #8 of 15
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could have went better as far as the case, otherwise looks good .
+1 on that, but people have different preferences.

Id say it looks like a sweet setup, really. The best thing to do is get super excited about your parts rather than look for critiques. This might sound silly but when my parts were in the mail I looked up endless reviews and youtube videos on them. That got me PUMPED
     
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post #9 of 15
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+1 on that, but people have different preferences.

Id say it looks like a sweet setup, really. The best thing to do is get super excited about your parts rather than look for critiques. This might sound silly but when my parts were in the mail I looked up endless reviews and youtube videos on them. That got me PUMPED

ya know, i agree. everyone has different tastes, needs, preferences and budgets. Which is why everyone's systems are always different in one way or another. And listening to people critique your system sometimes gives you both ends of the spectrum as you have the people that understand what your going after, what you need or have similar taste who offer good feedback and comments along with your "critique". But you also have the people that have an endless amount of $$$ to spend on a system and don't think its ever quite good enough because the GPU could be stronger or the case could have been nicer.....and the negative comments or "constructive criticism" really do sometimes suck the life out of building a new computer because you also take the mentality of "this is not good enough.


I myself sat around and watched youtube unboxings reviews on my hardware both good and bad. Luckily there was more good. It got me excited about my new rig and made getting parts, putting it togther and using it on a day t day basis all that much more satisfying.

As I stated and others have stated. For what your are going for and what you will be doing the system looks great. Have fun with it and I'm still waiting on those pics!!
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post #10 of 15
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so my parts are trickling in one at a time, just still curious whether or not the cl7 Ram will really be worth sending the other back for, as I definitely intend to overclock the system including ram and gpu... Also curious how much overclocking/unlocking I should attempt (if at all) with the factory heatsink..

Thanks to everyone for your help!
Edited by RustyCage - 3/13/11 at 4:04pm
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SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM2 750W ATX12V / EPS1... Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4128 GB AMD 8150 Stock Water Windows 7 Ultimate Panasonic Viera 60" Plasma 
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SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM2 750W ATX12V / EPS1... Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel 
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