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Old July 5, 2010, 01:15 PM
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ok.. so this time i spent a little bit more and i upgraded to windows 7!!! so it should be good.. here are some pictures of my build:






















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AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.4GHz (soon to be over clocked)
4GB Ripjaw memory (DDR3)
850 Watt Antec PSU
ASUS M4A89GTD Pro
Lancool PC-K62
1TB HD
SONY CD/DVD Reader
MSI R5770 Hawk (soon to be OC) .. (its nice.. even comes with multimeter testing things)
Windows 7 Ultimate Full Edition X64
Cool Master Hyper 212
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Old July 12, 2010, 03:04 PM
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What was your budget? I might copy your build.
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Old July 12, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Very nice build
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Old July 13, 2010, 05:51 AM
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I would have chosen a Phenom II X6 1055T for only $20+.
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Old July 13, 2010, 02:22 PM
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New to building so I must know, why 850watt psu?
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Old July 13, 2010, 03:09 PM
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New to building so I must know, why 850watt psu?

Theres always the possibility of crossfire.

also this gives you headroom for that AND overclocking which i really hope you do, seeing as to how you got the 965
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Old July 13, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Nice! I have the exact same parts except for they are different brands and I have a 750 watt psu not a 850.
How much did you spend? I spent a total of 1200.
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Old July 13, 2010, 04:13 PM
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New to building so I must know, why 850watt psu?
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Theres always the possibility of crossfire.

also this gives you headroom for that AND overclocking which i really hope you do, seeing as to how you got the 965
An overclocked 965 with Crossfire 5770s can still easily run off a 500-600W PSU. Why an 850W PSU? No reason. There is absolutely no need for that much power in this situation. Not that it's a bad thing he bought an 850W PSU, but it does have much more capacity than he needs.
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Old July 14, 2010, 08:28 AM
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I agree, the Antec Quattro 850W is overkill for this system
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Old July 14, 2010, 09:44 AM
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New to building so I must know, why 850watt psu?

It is overkill for this system but if you intend on going to a more demanding rig later you already have the psu. You take a hit $wise when you sell components that are no longer good enough for your next build. I consider the case and psu to be two components that can be bigger than needed now, if you intend to go bigger later.

According to what I have read a psu is most efficient when it is properly loaded 75% or higher. A big unit lightly loaded is a waste and is not running as efficiently as it should.
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