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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Eminem Fnatic, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Eminem Fnatic New Member

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    CPU : AMD x3 720

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz 3 x...

    GPU : ATI HD 5770

    XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 1...

    Mobo : This is where it gets tricky.. I dont plan on Cross fire i just want ONE powerful card... I chose out three motherboards that I think are pretty decently priced and come with a lot of nice features

    1) AsRock 880GMH ASRock 880GMH/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro...

    2) AsRock 770 Extreme3 ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0...

    3) MSI 880GM MSI 880GM-E43 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Moth...

    RAM : G.Skill 4Gigs

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



    As for case and PSU i will get a Coolermaster combo deal either Cm storm scout or HAF 922...

    so.. I need your help on the rest is this set up decent? i dont need it for crysis or anything EXTREME i dont want a 480 or a i7 980X lol but for a moderate COD player is this a good build? any help would be nice ty :)


    also could you guys refer me to a GOOD CPU HSF? since that CPU is OEM?
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    Hi and welcome to TPU:toast:

    Your build choices seem pretty decent but i would go with the MSI motherboard:toast:

    The Ram choice is fine

    Plus I would change that CPU if you can maybe, depending on your budget:confused:

    Here I found this deal on Newegg:)

    Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, L...

    This will be easily enough for COD:toast: and there is many great cpu coolers out there, gimme a min to look for you:toast:
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    I dont c the point in get a AMD quad core for 140... its kinda pointless i could get the x3 the unlock rate is monstrous on those chips... i could get possibly get a x4 and if not then a x3 is still kick ass...

    less then 50$? - - for a CPU HSF
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    also for the mother board i just noticed that 2 of them r the same 880's so why the MSI over the asRock? (sorry for being so hard just want to make sure i am doing the right thing) ty for the help :)
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    msi is a better company (this is only from what I hear. I am a die hard asus/gigabyte fan)
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    That's not correct. AsRock has more QC and MSI if you buy the right board is more known to give better OC's.

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    Also the Asrock 880G gets my vote.

    @Black Haru

    AsRock is a "daughter" subsidiary of Asus.
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    If you live near a microcenter you can even pick your batch number! Just call them or go there and request a certain batch number. This should raise your odds of getting a good unlocker!

    The best bang for buck heatsink I've found is the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 which goes for as cheap as $20 sometimes.

    I have a Sunbeam CCTF 120mm which claims $25 AR but it's been over a month and no word yet from them... Still at $40 this is one of my favorite heatsinks of all time. It cools like the air-cooling champs in the $50+ range.

    You can sometimes find the CM Hyper 212 Plus for very cheap to, around $25 sometimes.

    The trick to getting a good deal is not to be in a rush. It took me about 4 months to accumulate the hardware for my latest build and I'm still augmenting it!
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    u guys got any tips on GPU's?
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    The MSI has more caps per mosfet. I would still stay away from lower end AsRock boards.


    The 5770 is a good card. If you wanted to spend a bit more the next logical step up would be a GTX 460.
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    Sure do, spend the extra wad and buy a GTX 460. It's worth it.

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