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How good is this build?


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#1 RohanZ

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:29 PM

Here is my build..

I'm trying to build a computer for Gaming / Watching HD Videos



Case: CoolerMaster Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case

CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

Cooling Fan: XtremeGear HP-1216X Five Heatpipes Direct Core Contact Copper Heatsink CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof) (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof)

Motherboard: MSI 770-G45 AM3 770 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI

Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI-I & TVO (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

Video Card 2: ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI-I & TVO (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming

Power Supply: 600 Watts Power Supplies (XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply)

Hard Drive: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives
(500GB (250GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: Zonet ZEW1642 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Draft 2.0






How much do you think it should cost

Edited by RohanZ, 08 March 2010 - 09:29 PM.


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#2 the_patriot11

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:46 PM

eh, I avoid MSI boards like the plague, though some have had good luck with them, I prefer gigabyte. I dont know what brand memory your using, but I prefer Patriot or Corsair memory, as far as PSU I typically trust coolermaster or Antec personally, though there are a lot of good ones out there (OCZ, corsair to name a couple) as far as ATI chipsets are concerned, saphire typically makes the best ones, that should make a good upper mid range gaming system.

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#3 RohanZ

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 09:48 PM

for this setup would 885$ be too much

including windows 7

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:14 PM

Why crossfire 2 4670s? Just get one 4870 and it will be faster.

Not a big fan of MSI boards.

Why the RAID 0? Not a lot to gain speedwise, and a lot to lose as far as reliability.

I wouldn't trust my build with an XtremeGear PSU.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:35 PM

Why are you going for the Radeon 4 series when a Radeon 5770 can do much more and cost only $20 more than two 4670's? Also, note that the AMD 770 series chipset does not support Crossfire at the highest possible speed. For that, you need an AMD 790FX motherboard. Are you building this yourself?

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