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So, I'm in a bit of a rush, since I have to order very, very soon, so I'll just spew out the parts I'm planning to use from Newegg:

-ASUS AM3 790GX $140
-Phenom II 945 $180
-Corsair 4GB 1600 $105
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 1TB 32MB Cache $85
-Lian Li Lancool $86
-Lian Li 650W $125
-MSI GTX 275 $200
-SAMSUNG DVD Burner $29
-Zalman 9900LED $60

And everything totals a little over $800, which that and under is about where I'd like to keep it.
I've already got a SAMSUNG 23" 1080p monitor (which is the best monitor in teh wurld) for the setup and an Eclipse III keyboard and Sidewinder X8 mouse (in case anyone is curious
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I'll +rep for lots of good advice, because I need it! Also GTX 275 vs. 4890 visual quality superiority insight would be helpful.
 

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-ASUS AM3 790GX $140
-Phenom II 945 $180
-Corsair 4GB 1600 $105
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 1TB 32MB Cache $85
-Lian Li Lancool $86
-Lian Li 650W $125
-MSI GTX 275 $200
-SAMSUNG DVD Burner $29
-Zalman 9900LED $60
Motherboard: GIGABYTE 790FX-UD5
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE
Memory: OK
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12/WD Caviar Black 1TB
Case: Antec 300
Power Supply: Corsair 750W
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 4890
Burner: LG (GH22 series)
Cooler: TRUE or Megahalem
 

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Motherboard: GIGABYTE 790FX-UD5
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE
Memory: OK
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12/WD Caviar Black 1TB
Case: Antec 300
Power Supply: Corsair 750W
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 4890
Burner: LG (GH22 series)
Cooler: TRUE or Megahalem
Looks like that would be quite a bit more than I'd like. I'd rather keep it <$800.
+rep ntl

EDIT: Lol I can't +rep. I think I need rep of my own first. No pressure.
 

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Motherboard: GIGABYTE 790FX-UD5
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE
Memory: OK
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12/WD Caviar Black 1TB
Case: Antec 300
Power Supply: Corsair 750W
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 4890
Burner: LG (GH22 series)
Cooler: TRUE or Megahalem
This looks better indeed.

Save some $ with combo deals:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.207091
 

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Originally Posted by treemagnet88 View Post
So, I'm in a bit of a rush, since I have to order very, very soon, so I'll just spew out the parts I'm planning to use from Newegg:

-ASUS AM3 790GX $140
-Phenom II 945 $180
-Corsair 4GB 1600 $105
-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 1TB 32MB Cache $85
-Lian Li Lancool $86
-Lian Li 650W $125
-MSI GTX 275 $200
-SAMSUNG DVD Burner $29
-Zalman 9900LED $60

And everything totals a little over $800, which that and under is about where I'd like to keep it.
I've already got a SAMSUNG 23" 1080p monitor (which is the best monitor in teh wurld) for the setup and an Eclipse III keyboard and Sidewinder X8 mouse (in case anyone is curious
).

I'll +rep for lots of good advice, because I need it! Also GTX 275 vs. 4890 visual quality superiority insight would be helpful.
Looks pretty good. I will sell you that exact ram for $75 if you are interested.
 

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This looks better indeed.
Well, I'm not a huge overclocker, so I don't need BE; the 945 can easily hit 3.8 anyway... And I'm not a huge fan of ATI; I hated my 4870. Also that build is spendy and the case is like a super-ugly Antec 900 (my last case).

EDIT: Oh, and the Lian Li should be just as good as the Corsair. It got excellent reviews on several hardware sites. It's $75 as part of a combo. If you can beat that I'm in
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Looks pretty good. I will sell you that exact ram for $75 if you are interested.
It's part of a combo deal. It all works out in the totals
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It's part of a combo deal. It all works out in the totals
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Oh I see.


Maybe get a Xiggy instead to save a little money.
 

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Oh I see.


Maybe get a Xiggy instead to save a little money.
The RAM is too tall. AMD mounts sideways.
 

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Zalman cooler sucks

Seeing the Megatron AM2/AM3 capability is a bit hard I would say go for bang/buck with a Dark Knight or a Mugen2.
 

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Zalman cooler sucks

Seeing the Megatron AM2/AM3 capability is a bit hard I would say go for bang/buck with a Dark Knight or a Mugen2.
They won't work with my RAM
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The RAM is something I'm going to probably stick with unless something else pops up; mobo + hdd + proc + ram = $380.
 

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Oh I see.


Maybe get a Xiggy instead to save a little money.
How's the Halems working for you? And how much are the AM2 brackets? Is there clearance for RAM?

Also, as part of a previous reply, what exactly is wrong with the 9900LED? It looks awesome and performs very well, and is easy to install.
 

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I would go for the better mobo.
ESP! With AMD upgrading CPU is easy.
 

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How's the Halems working for you? And how much are the AM2 brackets? Is there clearance for RAM?

Also, as part of a previous reply, what exactly is wrong with the 9900LED? It looks awesome and performs very well, and is easy to install.

You can mount the Mega anyway you want with the AM2 bracket. It has the best mounting system out of any cooler. Problem is that the size of the Mega causes clearance issue with any tall ram no matter which way it is mounted.
 

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I would go for the better mobo.
ESP! With AMD upgrading CPU is easy.

I don't know if I'll upgrade off the 945. Is the 790GX really better?
 

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You can mount the Mega anyway you want with the AM2 bracket. It has the best mounting system out of any cooler. Problem is that the size of the Mega causes clearance issue with any tall ram no matter which way it is mounted.

How's it work with your RAM? It's the same as I have on my list.
 

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How's it work with your RAM? It's the same as I have on my list.

I have the ram in slots 3&4 instead of 1&2.
 

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I don't know if I'll upgrade off the 945. Is the 790GX really better?

790GX has integrated graphics and has 2 graphics card slots, a PCI-E x16 and PCI-E x8 (both 2.0) that support Crossfire-X.
770 has no integrated graphics and 1 graphics card slot, x16 (2.0).

I'd go for a gigabyte board (just a personal preference) and I'd get the one with the 790FX chipset, MA790FXT-UD5P.

It has 2 graphics card slots BOTH running at x16, so you can have full speed X-fire.

But if you don't want Crossfire you might as well save some money and get a 770 board (MA770T-UD3P), because other than the number of PCI-E lanes and integrated graphics, there is no difference between the 770, 790GX and 790FX chipsets.

MA770T-UD3P:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128392

MA790FXT-UD5P:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128377

MA790GPT-UD3H: (not on sale yet)
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=3143
 
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