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Old 05-08-2008, 04:48 PM   #10
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Default Re: building new computer

Most of that is good, just a few little things I would like to mention.
- That HD 3870 has the old reference HSF, a new one was developped which is quieter and a lot more effective. Here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103050
- Make sure you get a disk drive with a SATA interface. You get a nice neat thin cable unlike the thick ugly IDE cables which make cable management much harder: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136142
- For the mobo, I would recommend the 780G instead of the 690G. It integrates the HD 3200 GPU and can even do Crossfire with any HD 3000 graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141
- I don't know if you can stretch yourself $45 more but a Phenom X3 would be awesome: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103254
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