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Old August 12, 2010, 04:33 AM
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I'm in total agreement with the others regarding byo. It really is quite simple. There are many online sites to help with assembling your new pc.
The best place to get help and learn more about your pc imho is this site, so at least you've got just about everything covered.
I've had both the 5970 and 480 and while I'm biased towards Nvidia, in this case the 480 is the better of the 2 for me. I think you'll find that CADD works and looks better as well. If you go this route be certain to have plenty of airflow to keep temperatures in check. For the most part unless you're constantly stressing your gpu the heat shouldn't be an issue.
To me, who hasn't got alot of computer experience, building your own pc was rather enjoyable and I found it helped me to understand pcs a bit better. Good luck with your build and enjoy the new system.
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