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Windows 7: looking for good setup to go around AMD cpu

30 Jun 2011   #1
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
looking for good setup to go around AMD cpu

well as title says and what i've asked in many previous threads is that I'm looking for various parts to build a fair gaming rig (fair meaning O.K.) and I want to know something because out of every forum the gamers know best so what would be a good set of hardware to go around the AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX also the video card I want to run would be a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity also a few more details I'm not looking to break the bank over 645 dollars and don't say that I can't get a good cpu for 645 dollars I already found hardware that can perform great without going over 645 dollars but back to the point a good mother board would be great and a cooling system and powersupply that are moderatley priced but still good prefferably a 750W psu would be good if you can find one.

also I'm 13 which is why I'm trying to stick to 645 dollars now when I turn 14 and get a job I'll be able to upgrade some of the hardware that's in need of a upgrade anyways so all help is appreciated.


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30 Jun 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, based on fact that you already picked the CPU and the GPU, I will suggest around that

AMD Phenom II X4 840 is $105
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX

Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD5770 1GB is $119
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

Thus, we have 645-105-119 = $421 for everything else

Antec 300 case is $59
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Corsair 600w PSU is $69 (after $10 mail in rebate it will come to $59)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive is $45
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS M5A87 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard is $99.99
Newegg.com - ASUS M5A87 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

4GB G.Skill DDR3 1333Mhz RAM is $43
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM is $99.
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems


That puts you just under $645. You don't need any extra cooling with this build, your CPU is retail and comes with a heatsink and fan and your case comes with 2 exhaust fans.

I dont' see any reason you would need a 750Watt power supply. The mobo can only handle 1 video card....you won't ever come close to needing 750 watts of power in this configuration. It's much better to get a smaller wattage but QUALITY power supply, than a higher wattage unit that is of a lower quality. I felt that 600w corsair that I picked was the best choice for a happy medium with what you want and what I would run.
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30 Jun 2011   #3
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

kay thanks for the advice.
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01 Jul 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is a pretty decent case for just $35 (after a $10 MIR) and it's free shipping.
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z

Newegg.com - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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02 Jul 2011   #5
randomgibberish

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

thanks again dude
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06 Jul 2011   #6
phukettje

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahh..lucky americans wish we had a similar pc shop like newegg and its free shipping policies and whatnot grrr
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