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 11/17/2009 03:31 PM
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Stu468
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Try it again, I updated it.
 11/17/2009 03:37 PM
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Shamokes
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I just love that monitor, your making me jealous there.
Not sure about the video card though, the HD 5850, I am told, is much better for not too much more money and it's direct x 11 ready so is future proof.
Nice MB, nice memory, nice chip and nice case, I can't fault any of them.

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ASUS M4A78T-E
AMD Phenom II 955 X4 Black Edition
4 Gig's DDR3 SDRAM
Radeon HD 5850 by XFX
OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
4 Western Digital SATA II HD's for 1.5 Tera-bytes of space
All powered by a Corsair TX750W power supply
 11/17/2009 03:49 PM
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Stu468
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I'm not a gamer and didn't want to put more into video than I needed to. This is a work machine first and formost. I'm a CAD user but no 3D stuff.
I first had listed an NVida GTX 275 but someone when someone suggested the ATI 4890. I'm open to suggestions.
My real confusion is with the RAM. Some act like four dimms with this processor is problematic. Others say that problem only occurs with DDR2 and AM2 socket boards. I cannot seem to get a clear answer. I want to run 6-8 Gigs of ram but not if it might slow my system.
Buying two four gig dimms is super expensive compared to four.
I read the MB manual. There is not mention of this being a problem.

You might get me to buy that smokin' ATI card. When will it be available?
 11/17/2009 04:12 PM
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I'm waiting for the video card to be available as well and newegg gets a shipment every now and again. The MB has on-board video so I can wait a bit longer if necessary. I don't know about the memory problem, first I've heard of it but I'm no expert. I bought 2 2 gig sticks because the price keeps going up every week on ram and will buy another 4 gigs worth when the prices come back down later. Hopefully that problem doesn't show up on the AM3, we will see I guess.

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ASUS M4A78T-E
AMD Phenom II 955 X4 Black Edition
4 Gig's DDR3 SDRAM
Radeon HD 5850 by XFX
OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
4 Western Digital SATA II HD's for 1.5 Tera-bytes of space
All powered by a Corsair TX750W power supply
 11/17/2009 08:05 PM
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SlayerX
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What OS are you going to run on your new build?

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PII 1100T (Extinct)
Asus M4A78T-E (should be Extinct)
4Gb of Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz DDR3 (Going strong)
2x1GB 5850's (On their last lags)
Corsair HX850W (Awsome)
NZXT Phantom case (too ***** big)
 11/18/2009 03:07 AM
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I am now running my new build with Windows 7 64bit and I am just amazed at the difference from my old 2 core 4400+ to this workhorse. I can't wait till Newegg get more HD 5850's. The core temps are running at 30 Celsius at idle and under a slight load web browsing, music playing and installing programs. I need to get a hold of a good benchmarking program and put it through it's paces and see when the temps go then. I'm usning the stock cooler for now but so far so good. I'm not gonna try to over clock it until I install an after market cooler.

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ASUS M4A78T-E
AMD Phenom II 955 X4 Black Edition
4 Gig's DDR3 SDRAM
Radeon HD 5850 by XFX
OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
4 Western Digital SATA II HD's for 1.5 Tera-bytes of space
All powered by a Corsair TX750W power supply
 11/18/2009 04:07 AM
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@stu468,

Saw your wishlist and zoomed in on the Asus motherboard. It does not seem to be a good buy based on the specs and the lone review ( in spite of the 5 eggs). Will you consider
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...GXH%2f128M%20AM3%20AMD which for only $10 more gives you a lot more feature (on board video, 3 PCIe slits (16x,8x,4x) both of which may come in handy in the future).

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MSI 790FX-GD70;AMDX3 720BE 4cores;Xigmatek-SD964;HIS HD4890 1GB iCoolerX4;4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600;2x500GB WD Black in RAID0; Corsair 620HX;Case AZZA Helios 910;Logitech Z-5500 5.1; 32"LG FullHD LCDTV; Samsung 17" 743NX
 11/18/2009 04:22 AM
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sorry... double post...

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MSI 790FX-GD70;AMDX3 720BE 4cores;Xigmatek-SD964;HIS HD4890 1GB iCoolerX4;4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600;2x500GB WD Black in RAID0; Corsair 620HX;Case AZZA Helios 910;Logitech Z-5500 5.1; 32"LG FullHD LCDTV; Samsung 17" 743NX

Edited: 11/18/2009 at 04:38 AM by randomkid
 11/18/2009 04:32 AM
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sorry.. double post.... how come there is no remove button...

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MSI 790FX-GD70;AMDX3 720BE 4cores;Xigmatek-SD964;HIS HD4890 1GB iCoolerX4;4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600;2x500GB WD Black in RAID0; Corsair 620HX;Case AZZA Helios 910;Logitech Z-5500 5.1; 32"LG FullHD LCDTV; Samsung 17" 743NX
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