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Old February 7, 2009, 10:44 AM
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First off hello all, I've been lurking for sometime here and with all the helpful replies I figure it was time to post my question.

I am looking for a gaming rig for about 1200, I was wondering what you all thought about this setup

AMD Phenom II X4 920 Quad Core Processor AM2+ 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM

ASUS M3A78 Pro AMD 780G ATX AM2+ PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 RAID HDMI Video Sound GBLAN MB

G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory

Samsung Spinpoint F1 Series HD103UJ 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 8.9MS 32MB 3.5IN Hard Drive

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio

Samsung SH-S223F/BEBN 22X Speedplus DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad CrossFire 750W ATX V2.2 EPS12 24PIN Active PFC Power

XFX Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

any help or suggestions would be appreciated

and thank you for your time
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Old February 7, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Looks good to me. I might suggest a slightly more powerful vga, but the 4830 is equivalent to a 3850x2...albeit slightly lower-clocked. You might be able to find a 4850 for about $20 more.
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Old February 7, 2009, 12:41 PM
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I know nothing about AMD stuff so I won't be much help. Just wanted to welcome you to HWC.

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Old February 7, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Get a 4850 or 9800 gtx+

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Old February 7, 2009, 12:57 PM
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Get this 9800 gtx+ sc for $160!

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Old February 7, 2009, 02:14 PM
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Answer the sticky please. I realize that you have some of the questions on it answered, but not all of it, which makes us helping you harder. However, it seems to be a gaming build.

NVIDIA 9800GT, 9800GTX+, GTX260 Core 216, or ATI 4850 or 4870. Depends on what games and resolution you game at.

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP, or something with a 790GX chipset. Read some reviews to get an idea. I'm not good with AMD motherboards, but 790GX motherboards are better than 780G for sure.

Assuming that you're overclocking, get the OCZ Vendetta 2. It'll keep your Phenom II nice and cozy.

Don't forget to check out some Intel builds as well, since you can get an excellent, if not better Intel setup with more or less the same amount of money. Finally, buy from NCIX and don't forget to check out their deals. Don't forget to price match!
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Old February 7, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Welcome.

I would recommend a better case, HAF 932. More expensive but will keep your setup cooler and neater.

I agree with geokilla, 790GX is a better board so have a look at it.
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Old February 8, 2009, 01:07 AM
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Welcome Ubergeek. Looks pretty good, if it were me, i'd spend a little extra and grab the X940(but i'm an overclocker to the core ). The unlocked multi is nice for overclocking. Actually, depending on your intended use; for gaming... a better GPU, for A/V, photoshop type apps, and even some games, the faster CPU can help... and it's not like a model # price-increase like Intels. Only $22 difference at Direct Canada. GL

Direct Canada - X4 940-$268

Direct Canada - X4 920-$246
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