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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by computernoob, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. computernoob New Member

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    I kinda have all the stuff figured out but I wan't to get some feed back from the TPU community.

    GPU : 5850 black edition XFX HD-585X-ZABC Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition 1GB ...

    CPU : AMD x3 455 @3.3 AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cach...

    Mobo : Asus 880G micro atx ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Moth...

    RAM : 4GB G skill G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333...

    PSU : antec earthwatts 650 Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12...

    HDD : western digital cavier blue Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 ...

    Dvd : ASUS Black 22X DVD+R 12X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X D...

    I want to try to unlock the CPU to a x4 but i do not plan on over clocking both CPU and GPU also I need help on finding a case any case, something cheep, (not over $50) and something that will keep my parts cool. any help would be great!
     
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    There is a code on the Athlon II x3/4 that indicates if its a Deneb or a Propus.

    [​IMG]

    The middle C in the code CACYC, means I have a Deneb. D means Propus..

    Good luck with that sweeet setup !:rockout:
     
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    This NZXT M59 is a great case for the money, you could go for that.
     
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    Thanks to all of you!

    @cdawall why a x4 620? its .7Mhz less then the x3.. in BC2 that would make a big difference also whats different in the Mobos? I know its cheaper but how is the quality? and if i do get the 620 will the auto overclock of that board be over 3.0?
     
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    i don't auto overclock anything...i have hit much higher clocks by hand than any auto overclocker could.

    also biostar makes good boards i love asus boards but its not worth the money heck pricewise look at a x4 640 or x4 945.
     
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    tbh if i do over clock then i would need to spend more for a cooler which would be out the budget at this points its already 24$ out the budget... + fans in the future + aftermarket cooler...

    also black edition 5850 or normal 5850? is it worth it?
     
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    Normal edition. You can just download MSI Afterburner and overclock it to well over the speeds of the Black Edition for the price of the standard edition.
     
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    do u think the motherboard and PSU will allow me to get a decent GPU over clock?
     
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    You should get a respectable overclock with that setup, however, you will experience bottlenecking even with the stock speeds because of your processor.
     
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    so... if i get the x3 unlocked w/ a 3.3GHz clock will it still be a bottle kneck?
     
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    If you can unlock the 4th core and overclock it pretty well, then not really. If it stays at 3 cores, then there will be some bottlenecking.
     
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    [​IMG]

    There we go :) a lil over budget and with the $15 gift card from the GPU i can buy fans... :D
     
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    looks good to me except i wouldnt get a XFX GPU. they have kind of gone downhill lately and im pretty sure the black edition doesnt allow voltage tweaks. Id look at a HD6870 or 6850 if anything.
     
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    At least it comes with a good warranty and a gift card. :laugh:
     

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