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Old 05-30-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Think I have all the correct items?

So I have made a list of items to purchase to build my first desktop. Looking for your thoughts on whether all these items are compatible, which I feel like they are, but looking for 2nd opinions.

Motherboard- Asus M4A785TD - V Evo ($100) or the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6 AM3 AMD 785G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Xtreme Design w/ true USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb, CrossfireX (for crossfire capabilites) ($119)
CPU- AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2 GHz ($110)
RAM - Corsair X M53 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM ($120)
Video Card - Diamond Radeon HD 5850 1GB ($310)
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 750gb ($80)
DVD Burner - LG GH22N55OR DVDRW Drive ($28)
Case - Enermax ECA3170-BL Staray Midcase Tower ($35)
Power Supply - Cool Master GX Series 650 Watt ($80)

Total $883 @TigerDirect.com

Anything you think I shoud change? Would the CPU come with its own fan? If not then which fan would you recommend or is one even needed?

Thanks,
Michael

P.S. Looking to build a system that will operate Flight Sim X at MAX settings.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Think I have all the correct items?

Looks good. The CPU does come with it's own heatsink/fan. My only suggestion would be getting something like the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. It's a better performing chip and would be more in line with the HD 5850.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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What about this one, it is a AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition AM3 CPU. It is $20 more that the other one that was recommended. Here is the link.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...92033&csid=_23
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