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#1 incognitus

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:30 PM

Im working on a computer build and was wondering if i could just get feedback or pointers on my specs.

I have an Antec 900 and Windows 7 already so those are pretty much there

As for other parts..

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136283

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220432

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103674

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139005

GFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102873

However on the Motherboard i need guidance as i am kind of stuck between two boards and would greatly appreciate any help

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813157167
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813130275

I would tend to lean towards the MSI but am unsure as a good friend tends to have a strong disliking for MSI, but i dont know, he might be an idiot :thumbsup: . My other concern would the be PSU being underpowered, but i have no idea in this case.

Any help/suggestions/feedback would be greatly appreciated, Thanks. :huh:

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:12 AM

Get the ASRock if you plan to crossfire. Get the MSI if you don't.

I think the RAM is overkill. Look at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231277
Yes I know it's only a few dollars difference after rebate, but I think even that is worth it.

Edited by RainbowSix, 11 June 2010 - 12:21 AM.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:17 AM

That's a good build you have there. I haven't heard too much about MSI either good or bad, but I tend to stick with Asus, ASRock, and Gigabyte motherboards. As for which motherboard you should get, I would go an AMD 8xx series motherboard as they have SATA 6 and USB 3 in them. In this case, if you're not planning to do Crossfire, I would go for an AMD 870 motherboard, like your last choice. ASRock has a similar, and very slightly less expensive motherboard using the same chipset, but it would cost more once the rebate is factored in. As for your PSU, the Radeon 5770 requires a good 450W at a bare minimum and 600W for Crossfire. You have more than enough. Remember, you also need an optical drive for that PC.

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