Phenom 955, MB & Power supply


Jan 2, 2010
I am taking the plunge and building my own system this year. Wanted to get some feedback on my plans. Here's what I am thinking. Is there a better MB to match up with the 955? Is the power supply overkill? Any feedback would be good, especially where I might be spending money unnecessarily.

Case - Antec 900

MB - Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor - 3.20GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Processor with Fan

Power - Mushkin XP-800AP

HD - Western Digital 640 GB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD6401AALS
DVD - Samsung Internal Half Height DVD-W Supermulti SATA 22X Lightscribe (Black)

GPU - XFX Radeon HD 5750 1GB DDR5 PCIE Graphics Card HD575XZNFC

RAM - Crucial Technology BL25664TN1608 2 GB Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs) DDR3 PC3-12800 8-8-8-24 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR3-1600 1.65V 256Meg x 64 Memory

OS - Windows 7


Mar 3, 2009

PSU is an extreme Overkill! You need merely 600W even with 2x HD5770. I recommend Corsair HX520 and HX620.

UD5P is a waste of money. I suggest that you get GA-MA790XT-UD4P instead.