need help with build

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blackshadow720
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new specs.because of this build in my opinion new egg is better than tiger direct.

case: haf 922:$90

power supply: ocz fatal1ty 550: $65

ram: ocz gold 4gb 1333mhz: $84

cpu mother board combo: $260
mobo:MSI 890GXM-G65
cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

GPU & os combo: $245
GPU:SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 1gb
os: windows 7 64 home premium

total with shiping and tax: $825
(460 is just out of my rang for now will upgrade later after i buy a new hard drive,disc reader and cpu cooler)
all thoughts and better ideas are welcome

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Did you buy them already?

blackshadow720
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no was wondering what people thought of the quality of the parts but now buying through new egg for some better stuff

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If you didn't buy that stuff already, drop the ULTRA PSU since they're no good. For $70 you might be able to find a Corsair VX550. You don't want to go cheap on the PSU as your whole system relies on it. Everything else looks good but an extra $20 will get you the superior GTX 460 video card which even outperforms a 5830, and it runs cooler and uses less power than a 5830.

blackshadow720
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okay thanks for info on powers supply and gpu will post new components soon. buying them this coming Friday
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blackshadow720
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sorry for double post but first post is updated with new specs

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OCZ units are mediocre at best, you'll want to avoid them too. Their only half decent units are the Z series, but those are crap considering their price point too.

blackshadow720
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ok good to know any thing for about the same price? or any good brands to stick to. and does that apply to the psu and the ram?

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boredgunner wrote:OCZ units are mediocre at best, you'll want to avoid them too. Their only half decent units are the Z series, but those are crap considering their price point too.
OCZ Crap? Based on what? The ModXStream series are very nice,efficient, and a LOT cheaper than corsair/Antec.
OCZ ram is also good but recently prices have been closer compared to other brands.

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blackshadow720
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ok i changed my ram to G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 for just a few more dollars

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undeadkingpr wrote:boredgunner wrote:OCZ units are mediocre at best, you'll want to avoid them too. Their only half decent units are the Z series, but those are crap considering their price point too.
OCZ Crap? Based on what? The ModXStream series are very nice,efficient, and a LOT cheaper than corsair/Antec.
OCZ ram is also good but recently prices have been closer compared to other brands.

Experience. An 80 Plus Certification doesn't make a good power supply. Their power supplies have lower grade capacitors on a much cheaper Sirtec build compared to slightly more expensive Antec and Corsair power supplies. The OCZ's regulation is pretty mediocre while ripple suppression tends to be borderline ATX specification.

Check out the VX550, it is not much more costly than the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W.

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I have checked the power regulation on my ModXstream and it is BETTER than my old Antec. Very consistent and almost never stays more than .03 V's off target.

As long as you buy one of the more expensive lines from OCZ you will not have any problems.
Meanwhile Antec is frequently DOUBLE the price for little to no added performance. Certain models stand out but as a whole they are overpriced.

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If you're checking voltage regulation with software, that means nothing. Use a multimeter to see actual results.

Antec's older power supplies were not very good at all, but the TruePower Quattro series, TruePower New series, Signature series and CPX series are all way out of the league of any OCZ power supply. OCZ power supplies are either crap or mediocre, enough said.

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boredgunner wrote:If you're checking voltage regulation with software, that means nothing. Use a multimeter to see actual results.

Antec's older power supplies were not very good at all, but the TruePower Quattro series, TruePower New series, Signature series and CPX series are all way out of the league of any OCZ power supply. OCZ power supplies are either crap or mediocre, enough said."

So i guess using linnux to run prime 95 whie monitoring the bios is inaccurate then? My ASUS bios can measure the output very accurately-almost as good as a mutlimeter.

All of the series you just listed cost wayyyyy more than a comparable OCZ PSU.
OCZ PSU's are NOT crap. They have double 3 year warranties or LIFETIME warranty and are very efficiently while remaining low-cost. The other brands just charge 2x the profit OCZ makes trying to look "upscale" without actually having a better product.
Go look up some pro. reviews for a ModXsteam 700W and you will see what I am talking about.
My last Antec PSU was only made is 2009 and I paid $75 for it but it performed worse than my $45 OCZ.