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Please review my build before i buy
01-01-2011, 02:18 PM,
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Please review my build before i buy
Hello,

TOTAL nOOb. Mostly Mac guy.

Using this site as a heavy guide, here's what I have:

Asrock M3A770DE AM3 770 ATX mobo

Phenom II X2 560 BE (would like to try unlocking, and OC later)

4 GB GSkill Ripjaw 4GB DDR3 1600

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 768MB

Antec earthwatts 650w PSU

Asus dvd burner

Rosewill Challenger case (thought maybe Antec 300)

Any thoughts? Can i go wrong with this? It's pretty much the tier 1-2 build, but since im a noob, help is appreciated. I've got an extra internal 500GB SATA drive in my mac right now that I'd like to reformat and use. Not sure on that either.

THANKS!!!!
Jeff
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I'm ok with everything here, but as a new builder I'm still a bit fuzzy on the motherboard choices.
Could you let me know your thoughts between these two? Or if you have another choice?

ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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01-02-2011, 09:51 PM,
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RE: Please review my build before i buy
Between the two motherboards posted you the ASRock is a steal for the price/features. I just picked it up myself last week and am waiting for it to arrive, I see it's when up about $15 in price too but still great price. Everything else looks good though.
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01-04-2011, 12:31 AM,
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RE: Please review my build before i buy
Right now you can get a coolermaster 650 watt psu for $10 less (after rebate) than that antec. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817171052

Everything else looks good to me. What do you plan on using the machine for mostly?
Beast Mode Engaged! CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.62Ghz 1.25v Heatsink: CM Hyper 212+ Mobo: Asus Rampage III Formula Ram: 12GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1574Mhz GPU: 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870 in Crossfire PSU: Corsair TX950W Optical: Lite-On DVDrw HDD: 2x Samsung F3 500GB in Raid 0 Case: CM HAF 932 See it here!
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01-04-2011, 07:52 PM,
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RE: Please review my build before i buy
That CM power supply is very poor, Tier 4. You don't want to go cheap on your power supply.
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01-04-2011, 07:54 PM,
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RE: Please review my build before i buy
(01-04-2011, 07:52 PM)Andrew J Wrote: That CM power supply is very poor, Tier 4. You don't want to go cheap on your power supply.

I was unaware. Good resource.
Beast Mode Engaged! CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.62Ghz 1.25v Heatsink: CM Hyper 212+ Mobo: Asus Rampage III Formula Ram: 12GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1574Mhz GPU: 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870 in Crossfire PSU: Corsair TX950W Optical: Lite-On DVDrw HDD: 2x Samsung F3 500GB in Raid 0 Case: CM HAF 932 See it here!
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