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post #1 of 6
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Hey guys, im building a new pc. Still trying to decide between intel and amd on this one. It'll be a gaming rig. Not sure if i should just wait for bulldozer. Heres something i specced out for amd. Im going to oc the processor, but not the graphics (yet )

Antec DF-85 Case

Asus Crosshair IV Formula AM3 890FX

2X MSI Hawk 1GB Radeon 6870 in CrossfireX

Rosewill Lightning-1000 Modular PSU

AMD Phenom II X4 955

WD Caviar Black 640 GB

Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 (2X4GB)

Asus 24X DVD

Antec Kuhler H2O 620

also getting red lighting bars and sata cables.

Advice?
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post #2 of 6
If your building new and have a few extra bucks and in no rush-wait for bd to come out-if your cash is limited and this is the system that interests you-i would for sure go from the 955be to the 1090t. Also i would go to a different power supply. For that type of money, you can get much better, even drop down to like an 850w, but i would stick to-corsair, antec,seasonic if possible or i do like my new Sparkle psu-i think it rocks. And for a few dollars more about 35-50 you can get 2 6950 cards or just get 1 6970.

As far as cases go-that is a realy nice case you have picked out-but check out the inwin dragon rider i love mine best i have ever had!! Or the nzxt phantom another nice full tower and both less money and on sale at newegg.
Edited by fishhawk - 5/9/11 at 8:08am
    
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Crucial m4 128gb Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200... Asus Burner Corsair H100  
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windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Asus ve258q Logitech G19 seasonic series x-1250  
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Crucial m4 128gb Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200... Asus Burner Corsair H100  
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windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Asus ve258q Logitech G19 seasonic series x-1250  
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post #3 of 6
640 gb runs out fast. If you want performance get a raid array with two HDDs or an SSD.

Boot times and level loading will go much faster.
post #4 of 6
yup like even a smaller ssd for your boot drive and a 1t wd black, you would be set for starting out.

Order your Antec 620(love mine its great) or the 920 from Antects site-its cheaper and free shipping.

As far as psu, check this one out if you want to spend that type of money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139015
Edited by fishhawk - 5/9/11 at 8:15am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8350/4.8 Asus Crosshair v formula z Sapphire Vapor x 7950 Crucial BalisticTactical tracer-1866/9-9-9-24 O... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 128gb Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200... Asus Burner Corsair H100  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Asus ve258q Logitech G19 seasonic series x-1250  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
InWin Dragon Rider Logitech G 500 thermaltake lighted logitech 5.1 506 
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SB 3D recon sound card 
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8350/4.8 Asus Crosshair v formula z Sapphire Vapor x 7950 Crucial BalisticTactical tracer-1866/9-9-9-24 O... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial m4 128gb Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200... Asus Burner Corsair H100  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Asus ve258q Logitech G19 seasonic series x-1250  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
InWin Dragon Rider Logitech G 500 thermaltake lighted logitech 5.1 506 
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post #5 of 6
my advice is scrapping everything you just made up and start with an i7 2500K. Not to be rude =p
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
ill see how the sandy bridge holds up to the bulldozer, since im not building until july.
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Intel Core i5 2500K GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 AMD Radeon HD 6870 G.Skill 2x8GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM 
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OCZ Vertex 3 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Green Lite-On Super Multi 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Stock Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Asus VH242H 1920x1080 HD Monitor Acer AL1917W 1600x900 Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft PS/2 Keyboard OCZ ZX Series 1000W Antec Dark Fleet 85 Dell Premium USB Mouse 
Audio
Logitech 2.1 Surround Sound w/ Powered Subwoofer 
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OCZ Vertex 3 WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Green Lite-On Super Multi 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Stock Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Asus VH242H 1920x1080 HD Monitor Acer AL1917W 1600x900 Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft PS/2 Keyboard OCZ ZX Series 1000W Antec Dark Fleet 85 Dell Premium USB Mouse 
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