mar1974

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Hi all,

I've been lurking here picking up tips for my new build. Just wanna get your input in case I missed something.

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CPU -PH2 720 BE

M/B -GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P M/B

Mem -CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Cooler -Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer

PSU -CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W

HDD -Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb

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Im upgrading from my old system which is a AMD 939 4400 X2 1mb cache system. I will be using my dual 75gig raptors, my 320 gig hdd and my DVD Burner. I will also be using my 4850 ATI card from this system in my new.


I am not planning on using sli or xfire ever. The only reason I chose this gigabyte MB was because it sounds like it is well built. My old jetway 939 mobo has leaking caps and I dont want that again thats why I picked this one. I just want a really durable mobo that can make it 3-4 years of heavy use. I dont plan on overclocking like mad, maybe see how high I can take the 720 be on stock volts, maybe more as the system ages.

This PC will be used for gaming (L4d, Fallout3, FPS) and downloading. I just want a stable, cool running PC that I can o/c maybe later down the road if needed.

Any advice or corrections would be appreciated.

Thank You.



 

MykC

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looks good, but if you have some extra, cash, consider upgrading your video card.
From the games he has listed his min frame rate is going to 60 in L4D even in a zombie swarm. Running them crossfire is a solution down the road. FPS meaning FPS's in general?
 

mar1974

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Thanks for the quick replies. Thanks for the installation warning on the CC freezer. I'll go with the Xigma one and save some installation woes.

Yeah FPS games in general. Thats mostly what I play. I already went SLI once and hated all the extra heat and noise so I doubt I'll ever go 2 cards again. 1 card for me is the way to go. Ill ebay the 4850 in a few months and upgrade to whichever ATI or Nvidia card gives the most bang for the buck.

Thanks again