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I'm looking for a AMD build and was wondering if this was a good build.

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131631
CPU:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819103727
RAM:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231317
SSD:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820167030
PSU:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817341022

Im not quite sure if that PSU is overkill or not enough. Help would be helpful


Also I'm using my 500GB WD drive for storage thats why its only 40GB SSD for Windows. Also im using my 5830HD Raedon card, So i dont need a new one because this one does its job. I'm just looking for a cheap BUT a PC willing to pay current games.

If there are any updates I should do regarding those parts, Like better for cheaper or same price, Please link or tell me what exactly it is.

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Swap the PSU for a corsair HX430. Should be enough for that system, also I guess an X4 955 would be just as efficient overclocked, but cheaper, do you plan to OC?
 

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Swap the PSU for a corsair HX430. Should be enough for that system, also I guess an X4 955 would be just as efficient overclocked, but cheaper, do you plan to OC?
I would do this as well as look at this open box mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...655R-_-Product

Looks like a good motherboard for the price.
 

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Okay, I swapped the mobo for the open box and switched the PSUs. Also what about the CPU? Should i get a 6 core or OC the 4 core?
Be aware that the only thing that you may receive with the open box is the I/O shield and that's it. Or you could receive the full retail package. It all depends on what newegg has on stock (open box is usually functional customer returns). I bought one and I ended up getting everything (all accessories) in a brown box.
 

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A 6 core will always be nice if its within your budget, Its only $20 or so more for a 1055t? And the X6's hit 4Ghz way easier than the PhII X4's
 

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Swap the PSU for a corsair HX430. Should be enough for that system, also I guess an X4 955 would be just as efficient overclocked, but cheaper, do you plan to OC?
Be careful with the HX430. It seems to be a Corsair PSU that falls far below Corsair quality. Get at least an Antec Basiq 480.
And I could be wrong, but if you will be OCing then you will want a 500W+. That 5830 isnt super hungry, but after Overclocking I dont think anything under a 500W would hold up that build. Get an Antec Tru Power 650 or a Seasonic for some safety.

As for the CPU Just pick up a Phenom 955. Hex is way overkill for gaming.
 

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CPU+Mobo:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDe...t=Combo.532102
There is also a combo for the 3.4GHZ if you want to. I don't think it's necessary.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDe...t=Combo.530684
Just a convenient little PSU/RAM combo that won't change your current price point much if any, but will make a noteworthy jump in RAM performance from 1333-8-8-8 to 1600-6-8-6.. Same combo is also available on the 600W modstream. I have no idea which one is better...

You mentioned already having a HD, what about the optical drive and case? There are some nice combos out there for HDs and cases, so if you order up a case, you may just want to throw another $50 at it and pick up a TB drive or something in a combo special.

Eric
 

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Originally Posted by thisizbrian View Post
good amd build = oxymoron?

haha jk.
Considering most AMD PC's can be built for less than your CPU costs, I would say AMD isnt bad for price. Not sure though :?
 
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