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post #1 of 10
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So this is my first build
I want to make a gaming computer that I can play some fps and rpgs on I also want to be able to upgrade when I need to
This is what I have so far and I wanted to know if I need anything else or need to change anything
I'm trying to keep everything around $1000 if I can

Motherboard:
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$209.99

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
$189.99

Video Card:
XFX HD-685X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$174.99

Power Supply:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
$74.99

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$59.99

CD/DVD Burner:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$20.99

Desktop Memory:
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
$82.99

=$813.93

I haven't picked a case yet I'm thinking about a Cooler Master or the NZXT Phantom but not to sure yet

Thanks for any help!
post #2 of 10
Looks pretty good, maybe see about a 990FX Mobo but the 890FX may work with BD.
Also maybe change the OCZ for a Corsair TX650 or an Antec TP 650w.
I am thinking you are going for CFX at a later date and both are up to the task.
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2X Hitachi 1TB raid 0 Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD RW DRU 830A  Coolermaster Hyper 212+  
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post #3 of 10
I would wait for Bulldozer as well.

Look towards a 990FX mobo, good quality 650W PSu (corsair, seasonic), 4 or 6 core Bulldozer CPU.

8gb RAM for gaming is needed. save the money and get 2x2GB.
post #4 of 10
hmmmm if you were to switch that 6 core with a i7 2600k and go with the same price/cheaper mobo it might bump you up to around 850ish maybe?

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

theres a bench mark test and it has both the 6 core and 2600k, as you can see the i7 outperforms the amd even though it is 4 cores. you can get a decent fan for 30 bucks and overclock it.

then you can spend the rest on a case, to be honest you can get a nice gaming case for no more than 60 bucks. logsys has some quality cases

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rder=BESTMATCH

personally i have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-056-_-Product

which is actually very nice, holds 6 fans, the top has dust covers, theres some lights in the front that make it look cool.

then if you only spend around 50 60 bucks on a case, you can than upgrade your psu a little more just in case.

And 8 gb is definetly NOT needed for gaming, i have 4 gb and a dual core with the 5870 and play modern games maxed 40 fps, and games 2010 or lower i play max with 60fps. ram is just needed if you want to play 5 games at a time..which who does that? save money on better psu if you can. im tellin you man go i7 2600k and overclock it a tiny bit and you will have the best system on the block


edit: heres a good motherboard, its from gigabyte (Who build their mobos with quality at the right price, and they always provide a good amount of features)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502

check the reviews to if youd like
Edited by kingkoopa95 - 6/10/11 at 9:02pm
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post
I would wait for Bulldozer as well.

Look towards a 990FX mobo, good quality 650W PSu (corsair, seasonic), 4 or 6 core Bulldozer CPU.

8gb RAM for gaming is needed. save the money and get 2x2GB.
could you send a link to a good RAM for me?

and when is the Bulldozer supposed to come out?
I was talking to my friend and he said I could upgrade if I wanted to later on but if its coming out soon I guess I should just wait for that
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by kingkoopa95 View Post
hmmmm if you were to switch that 6 core with a i7 2600k and go with the same price/cheaper mobo it might bump you up to around 850ish maybe?

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

theres a bench mark test and it has both the 6 core and 2600k, as you can see the i7 outperforms the amd even though it is 4 cores. you can get a decent fan for 30 bucks and overclock it.

then you can spend the rest on a case, to be honest you can get a nice gaming case for no more than 60 bucks. logsys has some quality cases

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rder=BESTMATCH

personally i have

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-056-_-Product

which is actually very nice, holds 6 fans, the top has dust covers, theres some lights in the front that make it look cool.

then if you only spend around 50 60 bucks on a case, you can than upgrade your psu a little more just in case.

And 8 gb is definetly NOT needed for gaming, i have 4 gb and a dual core with the 5870 and play modern games maxed 40 fps, and games 2010 or lower i play max with 60fps. ram is just needed if you want to play 5 games at a time..which who does that? save money on better psu if you can. im tellin you man go i7 2600k and overclock it a tiny bit and you will have the best system on the block


edit: heres a good motherboard, its from gigabyte (Who build their mobos with quality at the right price, and they always provide a good amount of features)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502

check the reviews to if youd like
I kinda want to go with a AMD
I have had Intel before but never a AMD so I kinda want to see how it would run
post #7 of 10
That's a very good setup. I have a OCZ PSU and modular is nice for cable management and works very well with the 9800GTX+ that im running with it atm. I like the Cooler Master over the logisys and nzxt due to the cable management and cooling the PC. 8gigs of ram is good future proofing. That mobo will be able to support the BD when its release.
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post #8 of 10
I'd get a 990FX motherboard, and switch the 1090t to a 965 or whatever quad core you want, the extra 2 cores aren't really going to do anything for you, and you could put that extra money towards a better video card, like a 6870 or something, which would make a much bigger difference in gaming

Also if you get a 990FX you can upgrade to BD in a couple of months if you want
post #9 of 10
Decent ram for the price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231443

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145348

Bulldozer should be out in a week or two. The Mobo in my sig is bulldozer capable.
post #10 of 10
Build request threads like these belong in AMD General, not the build logs

Don't stick yourself on those generic XMS3 kit! (Despite the lack of heatspreaders,) this is a much better DDR3-1600 kit for a lower price.
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