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Old 10-30-2008, 02:40 AM   #1
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Hey guys im new to the forum.

After having an extremely old unit (P4 3.0ghz, 6800 Ultra AGP, 3GB DDR) it finally gave out on me. It is either a bad CPU, GPU or Mobo.... and decided not to mess with it.

I ordered some new parts and within a week or so I should have my baby set up.

Right now im tight on cash so I ordered something that would be good now and easy to upgrade later!

AMD Athalon X2 5800+ 3.0GHZ 2 x 1mb L2 Cache
ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5
4GB DDR2 800
AMD 790FX Motherboard
750w PSU

I plan to later upgrade to the AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition, and add another 4870 and Crossfire it. That should be a nice platform rig I say. What do you all think?

Comments appreciated, criticize me if necessary.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:02 AM   #2
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Nice, the 45nm Phenoms should be out soon, and your motherboard will support them, so that could make a decent upgrade.

Do you have a 790FX/SB750 board?
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Hey guys im new to the forum.

After having an extremely old unit (P4 3.0ghz, 6800 Ultra AGP, 3GB DDR) it finally gave out on me. It is either a bad CPU, GPU or Mobo.... and decided not to mess with it.

I ordered some new parts and within a week or so I should have my baby set up.

Right now im tight on cash so I ordered something that would be good now and easy to upgrade later!

AMD Athalon X2 5800+ 3.0GHZ 2 x 1mb L2 Cache
ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5
4GB DDR2 800
AMD 790FX Motherboard
750w PSU

I plan to later upgrade to the AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition, and add another 4870 and Crossfire it. That should be a nice platform rig I say. What do you all think?

Comments appreciated, criticize me if necessary.
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Nice, the 45nm Phenoms should be out soon, and your motherboard will support them, so that could make a decent upgrade.

Do you have a 790FX/SB750 board?
I'm not trying to be.. rude by replying that way! I'm just showing!

edit: I think that you meant An 790FX WITH whatever SB750 was.. Maybe.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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Only a few of the 790FX board have the new SB750 south bridge. The new SB improves overclocking on Phenoms by A LOT, 300MHz-400MHz.
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Nice, the 45nm Phenoms should be out soon, and your motherboard will support them, so that could make a decent upgrade.

Do you have a 790FX/SB750 board?
No its a 790FX/SB600 unfortunately. However Im not an overclocker so im not to worried.

What do you all recommend I do for ram right now as I havnt boughten that yet. Should I just buy some 800mhz right now or get something bigger like 1066 so that I dont have to upgrade when I get a better processor?
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:11 PM   #6
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Get the 1066MHz. If I'm not mistaken the Phenoms should be able to use all of the speed.

One quick question: You call that set-up a quick one b/c you're short on cash? That's ridiculous. Look at my sig (for specs). THAT is a temporary computer.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:19 PM   #7
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To the asker if I already had the X2 5800+, yes I did.

Im gonna wait till the 45nm processor comes out so I can upgrade to that.

The real question I have is should I just get the 1066 RAM now with the X2 or wait till I have the quad.
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I'd get the 1066 RAM now, you can get 2x2GB for nothing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
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I'd get the 1066 RAM now, you can get 2x2GB for nothing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
Thanks thats what im gonna do.

I can't wait for the 45nm AMD Deneb to come out, im so gonna drop the 3.0ghz in it as soon as it comes out.
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