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Hey guys,

I've been planning to build a pc since my BDay on jan the 28th. I read back then the new 8 core amd bulldozer was going to be released in april and that it was going to be super awesome. So I waited, and april became may, june, july, august and now its finally going to be released on okt 12th.

It's a build primarily for gaming, and i'll do some stuff for school on it, but i wont be doing much video-editing (maybe some gameplay videos)

This is what i've got so far:

Computer
PartName Price Link
CPUAMD FX-8150 250,-
GPUMSI R6950 Twin Frozr III OC 2GB240,-
MoboAsus Sabertooth 990FX 140
PSUCorsair TX750v2 90,-
RAM?
HDD?
DVD?
CaseCooler Master Storm Enforcer80,-
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 +20,-
Monitor?
Keyboard?
Mouse?
Speakers?
sub total 710,-
Shipping
Total 820,-

I dont know wha ram to take, but i want it to be 2*4GB. I've seen some for 60 euros

I dont know what wattage to take for the psu, I might crossfire my 6950's later and i'm going to oc the **** out of my rig so i'm guessing 650 or 750 watt psu.

recommend me a DVD rom player, i havent really looked into this yet.
I think a 1TB hdd is enough for me. i cant even fully utilize my 250gb ps3 yet and i have all my music and photos on that. I'm thinking a WD caviar black 7200 rpm? but which one, i heard there was a new one released a few weeks ago. i also recently got a 1tb external hdd.

I want at least a 20 inch screen. i've seen some samsung 23" 1080p screens with 2ms input lag somewhere. is there anything i should look out for when buying a screen? I dont really care about lcd or led and ips, but i think 120hz is nice, if its under 200 euros. if its more than 200 euros for the cheapest 120 hz, i'm fine with a 60 hz one if it's just 150 euros

i'll get some cheapo 30 euro keyboard, and a 60 euro roccat kone +, i think, unless you recommend something better.

I dont know what speakers to get, i want them to be as cheap as possible, with reasonable sound quality. maybe 20-50 euros?

If you know a better mobo, feel free to suggest any! as long as its a good overclocker and has a dark pcb

Any other suggestions like additional fans/caselights are welcome!

Thanks in advance

Also, be aware of the fact that i live in the netherlands, so shipping from the us is very hard, since stores that sell all the stuff i need rarrely ship to europe. with 50 euros shipping and buying from 3 or more stores would cost me a lot. but if you know a store that sells all the stuff i need and ships to europe, i'd be really interested, with the current eur/dollar i can save up to 40%!

EDIT: i filled in the psu
EDIT2: I changed my mobo to the sabertooth. 5 year warrantay and nice colahs ftw!
Edited by Arthedes - 10/5/11 at 11:01am
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PSU

A nice Corsair 650Watt PSU will do for Xfire

Corsair TX650 - None modular - cheaper
Corsair HX650 - modular
Corsair AX650 - Fully modular - more expensive

RAM
G.Skill Ripjaws would be a nice choice the 2 x 4GB 1600Mhz are good value for money.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/2/11 at 8:14am
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As far as ram goes, the BD IMC will be 1866MHz standard. I would get something in the 2000MHz range so you cam maybe run it at 1866 with tighter timings.
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what about kingston hyper ram? ive heard theyre good too

edit: the psu doesnt have to be modular, i can tuck em away behind the mobo tray. semi modular would be cool tho, but i'm very greedy and i'd rather have a better quality psu for the same money because i'm cheap like that.

also, i'd like it to have a single or double +12v rail. if its double i need at least 20 or 30 amp on them. if its single, 60-70 amps?

EDIT2: i think i will go for the 750, its only 10 euros more. at max load with an 100 watt cpu with 2 6950's it'll draw 600-640 watts. now i'm going to add a coupla fans, oc the cpu, oc those 6950's and unlock em. bam! artifacting! the 750 i'll be able to keep longer too, maybe with my next upgrade video cards will use even more powah! and then i wont have to worry about my psu
Edited by Arthedes - 10/2/11 at 9:28am
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could anyone recommend some ram? or at least how to find out what ram i need? cause kingston's and gskill's websites are very difficult to understand. there are like 20 gazillion options http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/produ..._ddr3.asp#Dual

what about some corsair vengeance 1866? http://www.alternate.nl/html/product...3&l3=DDR3-1866
Edited by Arthedes - 10/2/11 at 10:14am
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It's a bit pricey, but this kit should do 1866MHz/7-7-7-20-1T@1.65-1.7v. I plan on using two of these kits when i switch to BD.
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hmmm 210 $... ill pass.

i can find some nice 8gb 1866 kits for 60 euros. as long as its kingston/corsair/gskill i'll be fine, yes? will there be any performance differences between 1600mhz and 1866 and timings as in 1 or 2 fps? whats the benefit of faster ram? faster loading times?
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RAM
You're simply not going to find RAM at high frequencies with the tight 7-7-7-21 timings, as mentioned above - that sounds like the timings for 1333mhz. Best I saw when shopping for my modules was 9-10-9-28 @ 2000mhz...So basically try to find something around that area.

As mentioned, you're going to want at least 1866mhz for the bulldozer CPU.

PSU
If you're going to be overclocking AND running crossfire, you might want some more balls here. I would try to go for 850W (750w minimum), to be on the safe side. Also, try to get a single rail and pay special attention to the 12v amperage. Corsair AX series and Seasonic X series (essentially the same units) are probably tops, but also pricey.

PSU is not really an area I'm willing to skimp on. A failed PSU can take out other expensive components in your computer. Granted, even high-end units can fail, but a lot less likely. Always a good idea to check it with a multimeter, if you can, before installing.

HDD & DVD
Hard to go wrong here, unless you're planning on an SSD....I like my Western Digital Caviar Black. For SSDs, reading consumer reviews on such places as Newegg.com became very disconcerting. Sounds like they all have a pretty annoying hit/miss rate for DOA and stability.

For the DVD, again: hard to really go wrong...Don't forget to compare prices on blu ray burners, too. The prices here have come down quite a bit since I last looked (over a year ago).

The Rest
Is all kind of subjective....

I built my rig over the past 2-3 months and am very happy with it...Can't wait to get the Bulldozer in here!!! Here's the final build, for your reference...Perhaps will give you some ideas:

Mobo: MSI 990fxa-gd80
CPU: Phenom II 1100t @ 4.125ghz/3ghz NB
RAM: 2x4gb ADATA XPG Gaming Series v2.0 DDR3-2000mhz @ 9-11-9-27
PSU: Seasonic X-850
GPU: 2x MSI R6970 Lightnings
HDD: 1x ADATA S511 120gb Sata III SSD, 1x WD Caviar Black 1tb
DVD: Well....idk...but its an LG DVD R/W....lol
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk
CPU Cooler: Zalman 9700
Kyb: Logitech G15
Mouse: Logitech G500
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2702w 27" 1080p

Estimated cost: ~$2100 USD
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I don't think just because the FX supports DDR3-1866 means you are going to need it. The sweet spot could very well be DDR3-1600, no different from Phenom II.
We'll have to wait and see.
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I don't think just because the FX supports DDR3-1866 means you are going to need it. The sweet spot could very well be DDR3-1600, no different from Phenom II.
We'll have to wait and see.
If you mean cost/performance ratio, yes...Absolutely pointless to buy 2000mhz RAM for a Phenom II. I can speak on that from personal experience. But that's not to say there is no performance gain - in fact, they were somewhat substantial. They just didn't reflect the 10-20% premium I paid to upgrade.

However, if you're meaning something else, please do clarify...

And yes, as for BD, might as well wait and see, but as for me, I upgraded to make sure I was going to get the most out of the chip. Wasn't so much about cost effectiveness.
    
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