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I just want this computer to do what I want it to do until Bulldozer comes out. Reason I am not just waiting and saving my money is that the computer I am using now is very very old and I am sick and tired of it. Anyways, on to the computer.



Processor
AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.20GHz

Motherboard
BIOSTAR TA870U3+ AM3 AMD 870 SATA

RAM
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

GFX Card
GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W Power Supply

CPU Cooler
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Case
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

DVD Burner/Reader
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

For around $600 or so. How does this look? Suggestions would be VERY helpful.
    
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My suggestion would be to go with a different cooler (CM 212+ or something similar with a real 120mm fan, tower type) and a video card other than a 5830, just not worth the price / performance. Grab a GTX460, and you could get away with a good high quality 500W or even 450W (antec, corsair, seasonic, ect.)
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
My suggestion would be to go with a different cooler (CM 212+ or something similar with a real 120mm fan, tower type) and a video card other than a 5830, just not worth the price / performance. Grab a GTX460, and you could get away with a good high quality 500W or even 450W (antec, corsair, seasonic, ect.)

This.

And if you want to keep it ATI, grab an HD6850.
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post #4 of 12
You getting the combo deals for these? i.e. 955 + TA870U3+
I would swap the PSU and heatsink, maybe GPU if you can find better one at same price
post #5 of 12
For the same price as the Cooler Master Silent Pro you can grab this:

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

Also everyone in here is in love with the Hyper 212+ heatsink.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
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Originally Posted by cuad View Post
For the same price as the Cooler Master Silent Pro you can grab this:

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015

Also everyone in here is in love with the Hyper 212+ heatsink.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
My brother has the Hyper 212+ Heatsink. Runs really nice. I'm just trying to watch how much I spend so I have a good bit left over for said Bulldozer.
    
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post #7 of 12
If you're getting Bulldozer anyways, i would say get an X2 555 for cheap, and unlock it. You could put the rest towards something more permanent, such as a better PSU or VGA.
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post #8 of 12

Hyper 212+ is fine. But you should not be buying it on Newegg.

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Better yet I would take a Xigmatek GAIA for $30. It looks smaller, but believe me, it performs better. The 3 heatpipes are better than 4 because all 3 heatpipes can spread the heat well if TIM is applied properly in HDT style, unlike with the 212+ where usually only the inner two are effective.
post #9 of 12
Careful with OCing the ram with the BIOSTAR TA870U3+. The slots have weak pin connectors and will fuse to the ram at about 1.6V if the temps hit 80.

Lost a nice set of corsairs and a decent board.

FAIR WARNING: You will have to trim a few fins off the Freezer 7 Pro if you want to use all 4 ram slots.
    
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelHeart View Post
Careful with OCing the ram with the BIOSTAR TA870U3+. The slots have weak pin connectors and will fuse to the ram at about 1.6V if the temps hit 80.

Lost a nice set of corsairs and a decent board.

FAIR WARNING: You will have to trim a few fins off the Freezer 7 Pro if you want to use all 4 ram slots.
Really? I never knew that. Basically if RAM temperature hits over 80 at 1.6V, RAM may fry. Most RAM shouldn't ever run that hot however. At 80C it'd burn your fingers in two seconds.... but the majority of RAM I've touched in operation, even DDR2 RAM, runs cooler than that.
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