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#1 MrVader

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:04 PM

Before the end of this month I wanna put a good gaming rig together my price limit is $950 and thats already pushing it Heres what Ive put together so far..will this all work fine together? how would this preform on say cod5 and crysis?

XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811103010

AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813186141

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130339

hec ZEPHYR HEC-750DR-AT 750W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified - 9800 GX2 CrossFire Certified Active PFC HYBRID-SLI Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817339002

OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB) (0.15 lbs)

Thermaltake / Ruby Orb / Socket 775/754/939/940/AM2 / Aluminum Core/Fins / CPU Cooler (2 lbs)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.7 lbs)

Samsung 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 5ms, 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, 8000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 1440 x 900 , DVI, Black

Total is $954.00 I was going to go with alot better mb with sli but then I seen the monitor and decided to just go with out the double pci 2.0 slots.. How will this mb hold up with the phenom 2 x4?

Edited by MrVader, 09 February 2009 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

That's an odd resolution for a monitor, must be widescreen. Let's see what we have here.

Case: Good choice, a full ATX case can be reused many times and has better airflow than a mid-tower.
CPU: Another nice choice, I would have gone with the Black Edition Phenom II 940 and its easy OC abilities, but the 920 is still a very good processor.
Motherboard: I strongly advise against a micro-ATX board, they don't dissipate heat as quickly as a standard ATX motherboard. I suggest the ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard. It is a full motherboard complete with Crossfire for the same price as the Foxconn you selected.
GPU: Know that either motherboard you choose, the ASRock or the Foxconn, does not have SLI. If you're comfortable with this, go with the 9800 GTX. Otherwise, choose an ATI card to utilize Crossfire.
Power Supply: Your power supply is overpowered if you are not planning on using SLI, Crossfire, or a dual-GPU card. I've never heard of that power supply company, that makes me a little uneasy. I suggest, if you're going to get a 750W power supply, the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W which costs a little more than the one you selected but does have a rebate.
CPU Cooler: The Phenom II's come with a decent cooler, but if you want a little better cooling get an aftermarket heatsink and fan. That said, the one you chose is good.
Hard Drive: Good.
Optical Drive: Do you already have one from another PC, because it isn't listed.
Operating System: Not listed....
Memory: Not listed. Note that you will need DDR2-1066 memory for either motherboard.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:21 PM

Thanks for the info I'll def go with that mb..this is the ram I was gonna go with SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)... that monitor isnt the greatest and I would like to go bigger..if I was to go with a
AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition Processor and a Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Video Card - 512MB GDDR5 and maybe same mb if not better, would I still get great preformance on top end games? then i could possibly save and afford a better bigger monitor

Edited by MrVader, 09 February 2009 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:15 PM

The RAM you chose will not work with that motherboard, you choose DDR2-800 but you need DDR2-1066 memory like this:

OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) - This one is strongly suggested for performance. Note, the ASRock motherboard can use up to 16GB of memory, so to fill all four slots, if you wanted to, you would need two of these kits. Note that you would need a 64-bit operating system to use more than 3.5GB of memory.

As for monitors, 19 inches is a good size. My cap for monitors is about 24 inches, past that it becomes too large. Below are some suggestions, they're all good so go with what meets your budget best:

Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1
Acer X203Wbd Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 ACM
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1
SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 4000:1 w/ Built in Speakers & HDCP Support

Moving on, the CPU you chose should be the quad core like the one you had before or, if you want to go dual core, a higher clock speed. If you want a dual-core processor the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz would be a good choice.

As for the graphics card, the one you chose costs about $20 more than a good 9800 GTX and there is a mail-in rebate on the 4870 lowering its final price to $174. If you want to save a little more money, you can get the HIS Hightech H487FN512P Radeon HD 4870 512MB with its slightly better mail-in rebate. Unless you get one of the ATI X2 cards, the cards at NVidia have a little better performance. You can use NVidia cards with that motherboard, however, if you want to use Crossfire, you are stuck with ATI cards.

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