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Hey guys i am building my first rigmainly for battlefield3 and wana know if those components are good enough to last 3-4 more years, I have been on ati 3650 and doing a big jump to these components, and also wondering if i will be able to unlock my card to 6970 without anything happening to it or just overcloack instead ? also will my Mobo support all these components and also wondering if it will support 1600MHz ram.

Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Midi Tower
Cooler Master GX 650W PSU

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.1, 2xDVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, Dual Fan and BIOS, w/Dirt 3

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, Socket-AM3
ATX, AMD880G+SB850, DDR3, 2xPCIe(2.0)x16, VGA, DVI, HDMI, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T or the 1090t ? i want a long lasting for games.
Socket-AM3, Six Core, 2,8GHZ/3,3GHz Turbo, 9MB, 125W, Boxed

X3 Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1333MHz 2GB
i dont run many programs at the same time,but will play games like gta V when it comes out, so which of these you suggest ?
X1 Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 4GB, CL9 ?

I will use my old 320gb HDD and my DvD + RW

Sorry for my english i am from norway and thanks.
Edited by Faint1001 - 7/19/11 at 7:16am
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post #2 of 15
The rig looks good, here's why I can do to contribute:
*flashing that card to a 6970 has a good chance of success, but you can never say it's risk free. However, even if you have a bad flash most of the times you can revert to the previous BIOS. It's rare that a flash goes so badly wrong as to brick a card and when it happens it's usually because the user did something completely stupid like flashing a BIOS from another card that isn't known to work on others.
*if it's for a few years I'd go for a faster processor. In the long run the 30$ you pay extra will be worth only a couple of beers or half a tank of gas.
*why not 4x4GB RAM for a total of 16GB? Some nice DDR3-1333 or 1600 can be had below 100$, maybe a bit more in Norway. RAM won't always be as cheap as it is now so you might as well get as much as you can.

good luck with the new rig

/off-topic: don't know if you watch the tour de france, but Hushovd seems to have another shot at a stage win, the last descent should favor him
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post #3 of 15
Build looks fine to me except for a few little things:

1. I would try to get a better PSU - cooler master psu's are not that good (even my 700 silent pro is only decent). The GX series is cheap. My roommates went out after 5 months pushing only a single 955BE and a 5770.
2. What OS will you be using? This will determine how much ram to use. If going with win7 64, I would try to get 4GB of 1600 (2x2 to keep dual channel).

Other than that, go with the 1155T and just oc it a bit (once you add an aftermarket cooler).

Post up some websites that you are using to buy parts so we can make some suggestions.
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post #4 of 15
Get the 1090t, a better PSU, preferably Corsair, and the reference 6950 so that you can flash it to 6970.
    
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www.komplett.no thanks for replys, I really want a cheap parts, not the best you know ? : )
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If you are ever gonna want to crossfire or SLI youll want to stay away from that motherboard.. I own it, and its a great board. But thats my main annoyance with it.

You might consider getting an AM3+ board and a cheaper CPU so you can upgrade to bulldozer once it comes out..

For RAM you definately want 4GB or more.. I would pick up some Corsair XMS3 instead though..
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I'll just say...you're picking a terrible time to buy an AMD rig. Wait 2-3 months. You'll thank me. Either that, or get an AM3+ board as suggested.
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X2 Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL9 ? does my Mobo support those 2 ?
I heard if you get 1055t you can get the same speed as 1090t if you overcloack is it true ? if it is then there is no point wasting money at all, as i said for me it will be a huge jump from a crappy 512mb and 2.6ghz dual core. dont need the nr 1 parts .
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
I'll just say...you're picking a terrible time to buy an AMD rig. Wait 2-3 months. You'll thank me. Either that, or get an AM3+ board as suggested.
Can't say much more then that I agree with this. If you're building new go sandybridge, unless you're building for Bulldozer compatibility.
     
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
I'll just say...you're picking a terrible time to buy an AMD rig. Wait 2-3 months. You'll thank me. Either that, or get an AM3+ board as suggested.
i have heard that amd is working on Bulldozer so if i am gona wait for that, it will be a crappy car to a bugatti for me : D
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