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Greetings, what do you think about this configuration, i'm planning to buy it:

Motherboard: ASRock 890GX Extreme3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Socket AM3 3.0 GHz BOX [and plan to put Zalman CNPS7500B-Cu LED on it]
RAM: 2x Kingston Hyper-X DDRIII 2GB 1600MHz, KHX1600C9D3/2G
VGA: VTX VGA 5770 1GB DDR5
HDD: WD Caviar 1TB; WD10EARS, 64 MB SATA2
CD: LG DVD/RW GH22NS40 Black SATA
Power: Fortron FSP 500W, Active PFC
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any complains, suggestions, advices ?
Thank you


Sorry if posting in wrong section, i found it most suitable
 

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tbh i would go with a phenom II 955 for just a little bit xtra cash. i would also consider a better quality PSU aswell, maybe a corsair cx400 would be fine (not sure tho). is the HDD a WD caviar green? if so get a faster HDD like a samsung F3 or similar as they are cheap and fast! do u live in the UK or USA?
 

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What do you plan on doing with the computer? I know that PSU has decent ratings, but I'm sure that you will hear a lot of suggestions to get a better power supply. Are you right at your budget? ASRock 890FX Deluxe 4 looks to be a great board as well.
 

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No, I'm from Bosnia.
That configuration is about 1100$
I could get AMD Phenom II X4 965 (it's about 50$ more).
I thought it was maybe better to get WD Caviar 500 GB; WD5000AAKS; 16MB SATA2 (the blue one, it's faster than the previous one with 1TB - the green one). Or the Seagate HDD 500GB; ST3500418AS; 16MB, SATA2 is maybe a better choice than WD.. ?
Corsair cx400 isn't available at this company, so I'm forced to get Fortron
 

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@coonmanx My budget isn't that high (About 1100 - 1200 $ )

I suppose that ASRock 890FX Deluxe 4 is at least 70-80$ more expensive than 890GX EX3, that's the reason why I decided to get the second one.
Could you recommend maybe some better configuration for this amount of money ?
Thank you


I plan to use it for games mostly,but also for video editing and some projects (AutoCAD)
 

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I would say get the 955 and you can OC it easily to match the 965. The 965 is technically a better chip, but unless you plan on maxing out your OC, just grab the 955, they're essentially the same.

I would suggest getting a different PSU too. Any Seasonic, Silverstone, Enermax available to you?

Get at least a caviar blue, possibly black. I personally avoid Seagate HDDs. Go samsung F3 or WD blue/black 640GB. The 640s are very well designed out of all the WDs.
 

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I'd say, keep the 945, being a 95W tdp chip at 3.1 ghz i think it makes a great cpu in combo with that power supply of yours, you really don't need more cpu power to get everything out off that 577.

so the setup is pretty good as it is and the 945 is a smart choice to scale correctly with the other hardware.
 

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@jacket13 The stock speed for the 945 is 3.0, but with zalman cooler i will put on it, maybe i will be able to get 3,1 or 3,2 or more with this board and memory.

@esocid WD Caviar 640 GB; WD6400AAKS; 16MB SATA2 is available here so I'd listen to your advice and probably put it inside.

Available PSU's here are:
Spire 550W,
Fortron FSP 500W, Active PFC LED,
Fortron 400W; ATX-400PNF,
ThermalTake PSU Litepower 450W; W0361RE,
GIGABYTE 460W, SUPERB Power 24EPG-P40AC2,
MSI 550W PRO-550ATX

The rest of them are weaker or lot above my budget
 
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