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How does my build look?

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#1 Colonel_Kill


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Posted 25 December 2009 - 04:39 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (before Jan 15th 2010) BUDGET RANGE: (500-650) Before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, internet, high res movies, anime)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, video card, Monitor, burner)


PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (I would like to use an AMD CPU & good mobo with a full tower case)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (probably not though)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I mainly watch anime/movies and play playstation emulators. I want a computer that will let me play FO3, Oblivion, Dragon Age and newer games

I got a GeForce 9600 GT for cheap a while back but found out my power supply (in my current computer) was too low. So I figure I'll use that until I get sick of it and buy a newer one.

I'm trying to build a computer for the first time. I just want someone who has experience in this stuff to double check my setup and tell me if all the parts are compatible and anything else I should look out for.
So here's my list:

MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813130249

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822152181

I already own a PNY Geforce 9600GT, the link is a similar card
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...2-030-_-Product

Sound Card:none

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139004

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103649

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231275 (4 gigs total)

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer - Retail (This writes and reads, correct?)
CD/DVD Drive/burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106334

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129070

Edited by Colonel_Kill, 25 December 2009 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:05 AM

It looks good, but be aware that you cannot use SLI with this motherboard using your NVidia GPU. Also, the motherboard will not offer the best speed with Crossfire since, using the 790X chipset, two graphics cards in the PCI Express X16 slots will have their speeds slowed to 8X. If you are going to use Crossfire in the future, you may want to get a 790FX motherboard if your budget allows. I also suggest getting a different hard drive, the Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb comes with a 32MB cache for increased speed. Finally, you can use that RAM if you wish, but the motherboard will downclock the memory since the motherboard can handle RAM up to DDR3-1200. I also suggest swapping out the optical drive you've selected to the LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support as it writes in more formats for the same price. On a different note, looking over your list you have your monitor resolution at 1024x768 which is very low. Any 1080i/p content you run will not look too good given the low res.

Edited by DJBPace07, 26 December 2009 - 01:09 AM.



#3 Blaze413


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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:18 PM


that is my moniter that i bought.......dont know how much u are willing to spend on one...but this is one of the best ive ever seen

its big, 2ms responce time, picture is flawless, no dead pixels, not too shiney, and just looks sleek

just putting in my 2cents worth here, but in terms of a moniter....this is a good 1

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