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#1 r1948


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:45 PM

I have finally decided my old socket A cant be upgraded any more. It has run flawless for the last 5 years but needs
to be relegated to back-up duty. I have a specific build in mind but need some input since I am a novice. Budget restraints and bang for the buck are considerations It will be used everyday for web surfing and gaming. Here is my parts list for the build:

case: xclio a380+ (I like the size and the cooling potential) have this
cpu: amd 5000+ black edition (overclocked from 2.6 to 3.2)
motherboard: dfi 790fx-m2rs (8gb pc6400, crossfire @ 2x 16 +physics @8)
gpu: diamond radeon 3650 gddr2 1 gb or sapphire 3650 gddr3 513 mb
psu: logysis 650w (750 peak) 80 plus certified am2 and sli certified have this
ram 2x2 gb pc 6400
hdd: samsung 320gb 7200 x2 3.0 sata
floppy and dvd rw

I need an answer to these questions:

whats faster on gpu, gddr2 1gb or gddr3 512 mb
which cooler for cpu, air cooled, largest that will fit
whose ram would be best around $150 for 2 sticks
xp 32 or xp64
anything else I may have forgotten

Thanks for any suggestions.

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#2 Lucky23


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:52 AM

Seems like your building a good system but i would definatly step up on the graphics card. You should look at going a 3850 or 3870. Also you want the graphics card to have at least DDR3. You can get 2gb of 800 for around $60 right now off newegg. Its up to you on 64bit or 32bit. If you run 32bit windows with only recognize up to 3 1/2 gigs of RAM so if you want to run more RAM then that then you should go with the 64bit. Im currently on 32 bit with my new build and i got 2gb of RAM and it runs really good.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:33 PM

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#4 r1948

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 12:21 PM

I think I can squeeze in a 3850 since I am getting 1 card at the start. Does anyone have this board?


If so will a Zalman 9500 or 9700 fit on the cpu?

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