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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by SirJangly, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. SirJangly

    SirJangly New Member

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    My other thread is full of replies, so I fear this would have been over looked. Here are the parts I am getting.

    Processor: AMD X3 720 BE

    Motherboard: MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

    Memory: OCZ DDR3-1600 4gb Kit

    Case: Antec Three Hundred

    Power supply: Rosewill Green Series RG630-2 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified,ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready,Active PFC

    Hard drive: Raptor 150gb 10k

    Video card: 4850, undecided on brand.

    Wireless adapter: Rosewill RNX-G300EX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card

    Speakers: Creative Labs A200

    DVD-RW: Still looking for one lol :)

    What do you guys think? Yes I know I am well over my budget but with this build 2.5 years will be no issue. Feel free to suggest any changes :)
     
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    SirJangly New Member

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    anyone? :)
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Whats the price and why only 150gb HDD, I would get something bigger, 10k rpm = meh.
     
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    6/10...

    Pros
    -Decent build but:

    Cons
    -case can't fit 10.5" cards
    -fast but very small and expensive HDD
    -weak GFX card
    -expensive ram w/ cheap processor
    -build will last a year, maybe 1.5 tops, in gaming that build is already on the verge of dogging.

    I would recommend:
    Cheaper Ram - maybe even 8 GB
    CHeaper HDD
    Cheaper but roomier case
    Much nicer GFX
     
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    I have the Antec Three Hundred and have two 4870s installed with no problem.
     
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    thats because those are not 10.5" cards. Try to upgrade to a GT200 or a X2 card and you're either gonna have to saw or get a new case.

    NZXT beta classic is a better case IMO, but w/e - the point is you need a better videocard and more HDD space if you want that build to last/game.

    Basically you need 2 things for gaming: Fast videocard, fast processor...

    The difference for everything else is negligible... the difference between 1600Mhz ddr3 and 1333Mhz ddr3 and some 1066DDR2 is 2-3 Frames/sec TOPS. And if you take the price difference between ddr2 1066 and ddr3 1600, and apply it to a good bang/buck videocard (like a refurb gtx 4870 1GB or a GTX 260 216 which are only fractionally more than the 4850) you net a gain of 10-20 FPS.

    This applies to the 4890, which is the card I would recommend. Preferably one with a non-stock cooler like a toxic edition from sapphire.

    Then clock up the 720, apply some driver tweaks, and tweak game settings for best eyecandy/performance, and you have yourself a nice, lag-free gaming experience.

    But that's just my 2c.
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Did it bit of research as to what you were looking at, and found the 720 has really really bad combo deals right now. I found a 945 combo with the same mobo, and it's only $5 more than that 720/770 combo. Also, selected a case that will fit a 10.5" card if you ever got one, and it's a cheaper case, found a DVDRW, and selected a bigger and cheaper HDD. With the money I cut off you could splurge for a 4870 really as the HDD switch alone saves you $80 :O

    [​IMG]

    And here is the same build, but with a 4870 (a 1gb version incase you play at 1680 or higher), but it has free shipping, and a mail in rebate, and a free game, cutting cost to $129.99. I would suggest this, that 4870 will gain you far better performance than a 10k rpm HDD, especially coupled with that 945.

    [​IMG]

    And here's the same build with a 4890 if you really wanted to go crazy.

    [​IMG]
     
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    that second build would absolutely stomp the initial at higher rez/ next gen games.
     
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    Yeah, that would by far be the most cost efficient/performance machine out of the 3 builds. I had to go back and change them a bit, that other mobo/cpu combo was a AM2+ setup, so added $10 on the build, but still only $5 more than a 720, can't go wrong. Nice thing too is it comes with a game, Wheelman isn't great, but for free, it's def entertaining.

    Normally I would suggest a 720 as they are such good performers for the money, but with combo deals right now, I swear newegg is actually trying to give the 945's away. I mean heck with that combo deal, that mobo ends up being $13, and then you send in the $15 MIR, and they actually paid you $2 to take the motherboard with the processor, thats unreal.
     
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    Irrelevant, since he's talking about a 4850. The 4800 series is top end of ATI ATM, he wasn't talking about oversized Nvidia cards. Maybe they should learn to build within ATX specs...
     
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    Phan knows the 4850's under 10.5", but as with anything in the computer world, keep your mind on the future. Like with this build, it would save him a slight amount to go the AM2+ route, but then it would require a big changeover in the future, so spending a few $$$ more for a current platform is worth it, and picking up a case that can house any videocard def is worth it too, the one in my build I suggested is cheaper, is a great brand name, and fits a 10.5"
     
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    Too late, except on the video card. Look at my current rig, I am coming from very little lol
     
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    What about a gtx 260 with 216 cores? Would that be good?
     
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    You already ordered :( Thats too bad, could have got a way better processor for only $5 more and saved a ton on that HDD :( If you just ordered it tonight, check and see if it shipped, if it didn't cancel that asap, those builds I put up are going to net you a much better performing computer, the 4870 build is very good for a great price.

    Yeah thats a good card, runs close with a 4870.
     
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