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Old February 22, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Combo Deal (Phenom II X3 720 + Xigamtek HDT-S1283)
DFI LANPARTY DK 790GX-M2RS AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard (Could get ASUS/Gigabyte as well. They're like $6 cheaper)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
XFX HD-487A-YDDC Radeon HD 4870 XXX 512MB
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA
PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W
Antec Three Hundred
2x XIGMATEK XSF-F1251 120mm Case Fan (or whatever 120mm fans you want to use as front intake on the 300).

Total: $1057.19

I know some of those parts can be had cheaper elsewhere, but Newegg's site is just easier to use IMO. Though I'd suggest using HWC's Price Compare, find the lowest prices on everything then order from NCIX and use their Price Match feature. I'd personally try and find the case locally to save on shipping but that's up to you.
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Old February 23, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Thanks Jdrom for the parts rec.

Just some further questions...

How can I tell if a power supply will support crossfire and where can I find out the power requirements for different components?

What is the disadvantage of using an AM2+ socket for an AM3 cpu?
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Old February 23, 2009, 04:34 PM
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How can I tell if a power supply will support crossfire and where can I find out the power requirements for different components?

What is the disadvantage of using an AM2+ socket for an AM3 cpu?
Well PC Power and Cooling PSUs are amazing and I'm pretty sure it'll be fine with dual HD4870s. I suppose ATI's site should have some kind of guidelines/recommendations on PSUs though.

I think the main disadvantage is the lack of DDR3 if you really consider that a disadvantage. Though in your $1000 budget, DDR3 just doesn't seem like the wisest choice but that's up to you. Especially if you just buy "cheap" DDR3 that doesn't even run much faster. The chipsets (NB and SB) are identical on the AM2+ and AM3 boards so I don't see how overclocking and such would really be effected. And wasn't the current Phenom WR done on a DFI AM2+ board?
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Old February 23, 2009, 07:33 PM
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Thanks Jdrom for the parts rec.

Just some further questions...

How can I tell if a power supply will support crossfire and where can I find out the power requirements for different components?

What is the disadvantage of using an AM2+ socket for an AM3 cpu?
Anything as good as a Corsair HX620 will run basically any setup with dual GPU just fine. Heck you could even go up to tri GPUs.

There doesn't seem to be any disadvantages of using an AM3 CPU in AM2+. There are many advantages though, such as using cheaper DDR2 RAM, better overclocking then their AM2+ CPUs (dunno if it's true or false), and you're more future proofed since you can switch out the mobo and DDR2 RAM for a AM3 mobo and DDR3 RAM.
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