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#1 mistabonz

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:53 PM

nzxt apollo black mid case
ecs 780a-gma motherboard
amd 9850 quad core black edition
corsair dominator ddr2 1066 4gigs
visiontek 3870 x2 graphics
vista ultimate 64 bit
coolermaster 850 real power pro psu
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Case: Antec 1200
CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 2.5ghz Black Edition(Oc'[email protected])
Mobo: Asus M3A32 mvp-duluxe!
Ram: Corsair Dominator 2x2048 pc8500!
Gpu:HD4870
Hdd: 1 250g barracuda and 1 500 barracuda sata 3 g!
Drives: Dual Sony 20x dvdr's!
Psu: Coolermaster 850 real power pro!
Cpu cooler: Thermalright 120mm Extreme w/2 sythe 133cfm fans.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:01 PM

Total Budget?

Drop the 3870 X2 for a 4850 or 4870

You can get cheaper RAM and a cheaper Power supply.

Use the saving to invest into a 22' or 24' widescreen moniter cause 1440 x 900 is very low res for new graphics cards..


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#3 mistabonz

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:05 PM

Total Budget?

Drop the 3870 X2 for a 4850 or 4870

You can get cheaper RAM and a cheaper Power supply.

Use the saving to invest into a 22' or 24' widescreen moniter cause 1440 x 900 is very low res for new graphics cards..


What I was trying to elude to was I just built this rig!
First Build!
Case: Antec 1200
CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 2.5ghz Black Edition(Oc'[email protected])
Mobo: Asus M3A32 mvp-duluxe!
Ram: Corsair Dominator 2x2048 pc8500!
Gpu:HD4870
Hdd: 1 250g barracuda and 1 500 barracuda sata 3 g!
Drives: Dual Sony 20x dvdr's!
Psu: Coolermaster 850 real power pro!
Cpu cooler: Thermalright 120mm Extreme w/2 sythe 133cfm fans.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:09 PM

Oh.....

Meh, its ok, could have made some better choices, not that it matters now..


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#5 mistabonz

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:11 PM

Oh.....

Meh, its ok, could have made some better choices, not that it matters now..



Like? And would u rate this a crappy build or what?
First Build!
Case: Antec 1200
CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 2.5ghz Black Edition(Oc'[email protected])
Mobo: Asus M3A32 mvp-duluxe!
Ram: Corsair Dominator 2x2048 pc8500!
Gpu:HD4870
Hdd: 1 250g barracuda and 1 500 barracuda sata 3 g!
Drives: Dual Sony 20x dvdr's!
Psu: Coolermaster 850 real power pro!
Cpu cooler: Thermalright 120mm Extreme w/2 sythe 133cfm fans.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:17 PM

Not crappy, maybe over paying for a few items, like the RAM and power supply, coulda gotten better video card setup for less, as the 3870X2 is expensive compared to ATI's new line up.

And the moniter is a lower resolution where newer GPU's aren't able to stretch out...


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 09:35 AM

Decent build, but ya pretty much what ste said.

850W is pretty overkill for even a 3870X2, and with the 4850's and 4870's out you could get better performance from CF'd 4850's for about the same price as the 3870X2.

Although your build is still going to kick some ., at the res your playing at. I wonder if you can add a 4850 with the 3870X2 after sometime and go Tri-Crossfire? Is that possible?

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:57 PM

Looks to me like you have a darn good rig. The only thing that I would have done differently is go for a full case.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:35 AM

Looks to me like you have a darn good rig. The only thing that I would have done differently is go for a full case.


Thanks for the kind words and to anwer a few questions I can't add anything but one gfu on the motherboard I bought. Didn't know at first that my mobo only had one pcie slot.
First Build!
Case: Antec 1200
CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 2.5ghz Black Edition(Oc'[email protected])
Mobo: Asus M3A32 mvp-duluxe!
Ram: Corsair Dominator 2x2048 pc8500!
Gpu:HD4870
Hdd: 1 250g barracuda and 1 500 barracuda sata 3 g!
Drives: Dual Sony 20x dvdr's!
Psu: Coolermaster 850 real power pro!
Cpu cooler: Thermalright 120mm Extreme w/2 sythe 133cfm fans.