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#1 Wartah


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Posted 13 October 2010 - 03:55 PM

I need some ones helping proofing this computer. Its the second one I have built, and my friend from everquest 1 days that helped my build my first one is MIA. So far this is what I have:










This is what I have so far, just need to know if it all works together or if any changes should be made. Only went with AMD cause of all the tech supporters say amd is best for your budget. PLEASE COMMENT :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 13 October 2010 - 05:40 PM

My only comments...

I don't believe in the single-hard-drive theory of life...I prefer to spread the risk, with 2 or more drives.

Not sure what the value of 8GB of RAM is...but I don't game.


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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:01 PM

Get a different PSU. The Antec EarthWatts EA750 is far better than the OCZ one.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:44 PM


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 - This uses a newer chipset and comes with USB 3.0 and SATA 6. The difference is that this one does not come with on-board graphics, but you already have a graphics card selected so on-board graphics aren't required. $98

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz - Did you know that there is little difference between the Phenom II X4 965 and 955? They are identical but the 965 is a bit faster at stock speeds. Since both are Black Editions and unlocked, you can very easily bring the 955 up to, and beyond, 965 levels at a lower price. $139

Case: It's an okay case, nothing remarkable. Keep a few things in mind, windows and side vents make the case louder. Shipping on some cases is really expensive. Aluminum cases are usually higher-class products. I prefer Lian-Li cases, but I'm also a bit partial to a good Coolermaster case. If you plan to upgrade your graphics card to a larger, more high-end model, you really should consider a full-ATX case. Same is true if you are going to be using CrossfireX.

Power Supply: I would go for a different PSU than those suggested. I would get the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W, XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W, SILVERSTONE ELEMENT ST75EF 750W, or the PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S750 750W.

RAM: You probably don't need 8GB of RAM and can get great results with 4GB. 8GB is usually needed by people manipulating lots of data. If your applications use 64-bit natively, they can use all of that RAM, otherwise they will be limited.

GPU: That's a good card for a mid-level PC. If you play more recent games, a better GPU might be warranted. An XFX HD-583X-ZAFV Radeon HD 5830 1GB, XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB, or the HIS H587FN1GD Radeon HD 5870 1GB would be great cards if you are looking for better performance.



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