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    new comp build help

    Below is my build I currently jumped into. I'm gonna grab 2Gb more of Ram, but if anyone has any idea on improvements or suggestions would be happy to look into them. This build is my first build in 6 years so its been a long time, lots changed. Undecided on video card still.


    CPU- AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition - 3.4Ghz/8Mb cache
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

    A-DATA Gaming Series 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-CG - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211450

    Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Bottom Fan - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147144

    Open Box: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131402R

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016

    OCZ Solid Series Solid State Drive - 30GB, 2.5", SATA II
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...439&CatId=5298

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    What video card you figure on getting. That can influence the ps size real quick.

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    Open Box: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
    Are you sure you want to go there? Open Box means it was shipped to some 14 year old kid and he sent it back (slight exaggeration with the 14 year old - but then again - you never know)

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    Yeah the open box, i know, could be whatever - but I'm not worried about it. They always check that sort of thing and worst case scenario I have to wait for a new one or something - saved me 30 bucks.

    As for the Vid card, still unsure.

    But can someone explain to me how ddr3 would work with this board?
    My friend was describing tri-channel vs dual channel, etc, saying that if i threw one stick of 2 in vs 3 it wouldn't utilize the ddr3 portion of the memory?
    I was originally planning on getting the mobo and seeing if it supported 4gb sticks, then tossing 2 or 3 of those into it, but worst case would be 4 2gb sticks, or 2x4gb and 1x2gb until i decide i want more memory.
    Or even 1x 4gb and 1x 2gb. really all depends.

    So question: What am i missing on ddr3? I read about it on wiki but can't really find any other literature on stacking the sticks.

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    If you google " ddr3 vs ddr2 " , anyway the first link I got is. .
    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2989

    Tri channel is a Intel thing.

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    FYI: I bought open box mobo from newegg once, and never will again. Not because of newegg, but because I did not realize they do not come with ANYTHING. Even the I/O shield for the back of the case. If you don't mind though then go for it, the board itself was absolutely fine.
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    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 Mobo
    AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition
    XFX ATi Radeon 5850 XXX Edition
    2x2gb A-DATA PC3 12800
    500GB WD5000AAKS SATA2 HD
    80GB WD SATA HD

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    Soo. I found out why the board was returned. Nothing about the board itself.
    but the entire manual is in pure chinese.
    =)
    100&#37;

    Luckily. I kinda speak that language and have friends to help haha.
    Wow also found the thing in English. easy.
    And the mobo came with everything, the mobo itself was sealed too. But the manual had been opened. Apparently they thought no way about the chinese.
    =)
    Last edited by ericcbrown1; 03-01-2010 at 09:59 PM.

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