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by cyprusx / February 14, 2008 4:18 AM PST

heay guys. this is the setup im thinking of getting, i just have a few questions.


AMD Athlon 64 4800+AM2 Processor Retail Dual Core AM2

DDR2 2048MB(2G Single stick)PC6400 800Mhz

Samsung 400G 7200RPM SATAII

Pioneer DVR-115DBK 20x Dual DVDRW PATA Black OEM

Logitech X-230 2.1 Speakers System

Sapphire HD 3850 512M DDR3 Dual DVI PCI Express

BEnQ 22inch Widescreen LCD

MSI K9A2-CF-F AMD 790X SKT AM2 M/board HT3.0 Dual DDR2-800 2x PCI-E x16

Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave

Powersupply Antec ATX EarthWatts 430W

Thermaltake Wing RS100 Midi Tower Black(No PSU)


what do u guys think of my motherbard, can it run high end cards or crossfire/SLI?

Is my PSU sufficient?

what do u think of the case does anyone know any cheap goodlooking cases?

what do u think of the key board, there are are two im considering the Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave or the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3200 Laser, which is better and why?


Thanks in advance and any other recommendations are welcomed?

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Looks pretty good
by Dango517 / February 14, 2008 1:05 PM PST

Why MSI? If I went with them I'd move up to maybe this:

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9A2_Platinum&class=mb

This one has advanced cooling features.

from this:

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9A2_CF-F&class=mb

If your going to go high end graphics either of these boards should work but seriously consider cooling in your planning.

I'd go with 500 watts on the power supply.

Lots of towers to choose from, since I don't know your tastes, here's a selection.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1509&Nav=|c:32|lp:50:hp:99.99|&Sort=0&Recs=10

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tigerdirect.com
by pknyo / February 14, 2008 3:04 PM PST

I forgot to mention tigerdirect.com has some great deals on mobo/cpu combos and barebones kits for real good prices, they also ship it fast. I mean real fast 2-3 days every time I buy. I built my whole system with them.

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