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Old August 4, 2009, 09:15 AM
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My 7600 doesn't quite cut it anymore and I was wondering if anyone could improve on this build:

Mobo:
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM3 AMD770 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID 1394 HD Sound GBLAN Motherboard - GA-MA770-UD3 In Canada. $$87

Ram: NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ In Canada.
G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit $$55

CPU: NCIX.com - Buy AMD Phenom II X3 710 Triple Core Processor Socket AM3 2.6GHZ 7.5MB Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box - HDX710WFGIBOX In Canada.
AMD Phenom II X3 710 Price matched to $$117.99

Fan: Coolmaster hyper 212 NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM - RR-B10-212P-GP In Canada. $$30

HD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA2 7200RPM 8MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM $$63 NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA2 7200RPM 8MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - WD3200AAJS In Canada.

GPU: 4870 NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Radeon 4870 Dk 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 In Canada. pricematched to 162 from newegg

Case:NCIX.com - Buy Compucase 6C28B ATX Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X.3.5INT W/ Front USB & Audio No PS - 6C28B In Canada. pricematched to 29.99

PSU: Corsair 750W NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.


Total BEFORE Price Match $733.81 YOUR TOTAL $666.97
Comes to 666 haha. Not really sold on anything. Thinking of maybe getting a crossfire board so I could stick an extra 4870 in there down the line but I'm not sure.
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Old August 4, 2009, 09:18 AM
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Just a thought, but you're case is currently a second graphics card :P
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Old August 4, 2009, 09:20 AM
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:( faiiiilll
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Old August 4, 2009, 09:40 AM
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I'd say spend a bit more on your case, cause it is quite ugly, look for something like a Tempest or CM690, but if you want to keep it cheap go for the NZXT Beta. And also, get a Cavair Black, it's much faster. CPU cooler.....Vendetta 2 is the way to go.
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Old August 4, 2009, 09:46 AM
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I want an ugly black plain case. Fancy cases with LEDs annoy the ever living hell out of me. However I would be willing to spend a bit more on something if quality was an issue.
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Old August 4, 2009, 10:24 AM
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If you want a plain black case then why not a lian li? They are plain but sexy, trust me its worth it. Or you could get a CM690 and just take out the LED fan and replace it.
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Old August 4, 2009, 10:38 AM
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Maybe the coolermaster but with fan its almost 3x the price and with only 1x 4970 and maybe a mild OC on the proc not sure its worth it.
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Old August 4, 2009, 12:08 PM
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CM590 or Antec 300.

Replace LED fans.
300 is going pretty cheap rightn ow too.
No led fans
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Old August 4, 2009, 12:29 PM
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Stick with the Hyper 212 Plus. It's gonna get some AMD lovin here on HWC later this evening. I'm currently benching it against the stock cooler and my WC setup and so far I'm absolutely amazed at what I'm seeing.
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Antec 300 won't be too small?
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