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Old 11-06-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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I'm going to be building a new rig, and would like some input. I'm not looking for a real heavy duty gaming comp - just something that will run WoW and similar programs smoothly. I'd like to run into as little problems as possible with my specs. How is this looking?

Mobo:
ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131339

RAM:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197

CPU:
AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103249

VIDEO:
PALiT NE/960TSX0202 GeForce 9600GT SONIC 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261013

CASE/PSU:
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156098


Any input is appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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What's your maximum budget?
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:10 PM   #3
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I'd like to stay at 900 and below. Like I said, I'm not looking for anything too fancy; just something that will run smoothly with minimum problems.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
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That computer specs looks great.
It will suit you perfectly.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:38 PM   #5
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AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103249
If you can go for the new 125W 9950, with a quick look through some Phenom databases, it's been getting much better overclocking performances than the 9850, especially since you'll have an SB750 board.
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PALiT NE/960TSX0202 GeForce 9600GT SONIC 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261013
Too much on a 9600GT IMO, you can get yourself a 9800GT for that money. The 1GB of VRAM has minimal performance benefits.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156098
Since you're going with a 790FX/SB750 and some quality RAM, I take it you're overclocking. You don't want to skimp on a cheap PSU if that's the case. The PSU is the most important piece of hardware in your system and it's supplying power to all of your components. It needs to be able to deliver quality stable voltages. Even if you have to spend a little more, it's worth it. OCZ 500W <- Amazing price after MIR.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:55 PM   #6
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Actually, I did not intend on overclocking. Should I consider it?
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:15 AM   #7
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Check these out:
MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=GA-EP45-UD3R

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
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Like worshipme said, forget the 9600GT. No matter how much memory it has, it's still a 9600GT. Get a 9800/8800GT or a 4850.
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Like worshipme said, forget the 9600GT. No matter how much memory it has, it's still a 9600GT. Get a 9800/8800GT or a 4850.
I'm not sure I follow. Why would an 8800 or 9800 be that much better that I should consider upgrading? Is there something I don't know about the 9600, other than it's a little cheaper and a little less efficient?
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I'm not sure I follow. Why would an 8800 or 9800 be that much better that I should consider upgrading? Is there something I don't know about the 9600, other than it's a little cheaper and a little less efficient?
It's the same price as the 8800GT/9800GT and they are faster than it.
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