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Pepc619

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Hello everyone I am building a new computer for 800-900€ price.
I want that the new games will work great. Crysis, Gta IV and stuff like that :) I will overlock.


1 x (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 940 BOX Black Edition - 220€ Gonna overclock
1 x (RAM) Kingston HyperX 4096MB 1066Mhz KIT cl5 - 80€
1 x (Motherboard) ASUS M3A78-T - AMD 790GX Chipset - 123€
2 x (Graphic card) Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB Dual Slot - 190.00 € Gonna connect to CrossFireX and overclock
1 x (Hard drive) SATA2 WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB 16MB - WD5000AAKS - 60€
1 x (Casing) ANTEC Three Hundred - 57€
1 x (Power supply unit) Corsair TX 650W - 95€
1 x (DVD/RW) SATA2 Samsung SH-S223 - 24€

849€

I'm getting Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 in Crossfire mode because I readed OC tests and 4830 in Crossfire is much better than 4870 itself and is almost as good as 4870 in Crossfire and costs 40€ less.

Would you change anything in my build?

Also, If I will overclock, will I need better cooling for my Graphic card and CPU?

I also don't know what to take Future Power 750W Ultra Silent or Corsair TX 650W. Future Power 750W is 15€ cheaper.

Help! :)

Edited by Pepc619, 14 March 2009 - 02:12 PM.

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Question which operating system were you planing on using? Note that 32-bit operating systems will not recognize those 4GB or ram.
Have you considered using Intel? I would recommend using a FSP (Fortron Source), SeaSonic or Zalman power supply.
As to the hard drive, not sure what supplier you are using but if offered I would highly suggest ordering the WD5001AALS this too is a 500GB HD, but offers a 32MB cache.

Regardless good luck with the build.

Hope this helps.

BTW, GTAIV is a hog when it comes to resources and requires a lot of video card memory to have a high draw distance with high settings.
My ASUS 4870 1GB DK with most settings on High and game will only draw to 35 out of a 100.
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Well they are not selling WD5001AALS in the shop i'm buying :) but there are Seagate discs at the same price with 32MB. Are Seagate discs worth buying?. I heard that the AMD Phenom II X4 955 is coming on 20th April with 3,2 ghz. I would like to get AMD instead of Intel because of the unlocking multiplier or however it is called... I will overclock :).
Do you think that new Phenom will cost a lot?


I will probably use Vista 64x or 32x. In the future Windows 7 if it gets out this year.

Edited by Pepc619, 21 March 2009 - 10:12 AM.

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Question which operating system were you planing on using? Note that 32-bit operating systems will not recognize those 4GB or ram.


More specifically, 32 bit versions of windows only recognize a total of 4096MB (4GB) of memory for the entire system. This includes video memory. 64 bit versions of windows recognize anywere from 8-128GB of memory, depending on which version you install. This is independent of what the motherboard will support.

I looked up the motherboard you want to use, it supports a max of 16GB of memory on the board. This most likely means a max of 2048MB (2GB) per slot, so you'll want to buy either 2 2GB or 4 1GB sticks of RAM.

The Phenom would cost less than a comparable Intel chip. On the other hand, Intel has been doing better on thermal managment lately.
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