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1 Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

1 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

1 XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

1 CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC

1 AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

1 Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9Q-16GBRL

2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

1 XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

My brother asked me to put him together something so that's what I got..

Pro's / Con's?
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post #2 of 10
Great build, a few cons, but mostly price wise.

You won't need a 850w PSU even if you Crossfire your 6970. 750w should be enough, only if you have money, why not?

For the price build you are going to pay, I suggest you go to Intel i5 2500k (im more of a AMD fanboy, but still) Those 6 cores aren't really worth, and most of all, you might want to buy a cheaper Phenom instead and just get a 6-8 core bulldozer (They can't be worst than Phenom).

At last, get 1600 or 1866 mhz ram instead of 1333mhz. (Ram is so cheap these days)
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post #3 of 10
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I wouldn't mind doing intel, he wants to stick with AMD though. Yeah not sure why I stuck the 1333mhz ram on there. I'll switch that in a moment.

He will most likely get Bulldozer when it comes out and give me the 1090t when he does that so figured I'd get that for him since it will be mine at some point
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhold View Post
Great build, a few cons, but mostly price wise.

You won't need a 850w PSU even if you Crossfire your 6970. 750w should be enough, only if you have money, why not?

For the price build you are going to pay, I suggest you go to Intel i5 2500k (im more of a AMD fanboy, but still) Those 6 cores aren't really worth, and most of all, you might want to buy a cheaper Phenom instead and just get a 6-8 core bulldozer (They can't be worst than Phenom).

At last, get 1600 or 1866 mhz ram instead of 1333mhz. (Ram is so cheap these days)
I agree with this post, 850W PSU is overkill. And the i5-2500K will knock that AMD x6 out of this world. I love AMD, but Intel processors still have the better speed. AMD's are just usually more affordable.
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by TwiggLe View Post
I wouldn't mind doing intel, he wants to stick with AMD though. Yeah not sure why I stuck the 1333mhz ram on there. I'll switch that in a moment.

He will most likely get Bulldozer when it comes out and give me the 1090t when he does that so figured I'd get that for him since it will be mine at some point
the x4 is cheaper and will perform about as good as the x6, you wont notice a difference.
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post #6 of 10
Stop, wait one week for the upcoming AMD FX processor - which, according to some very trustworthy sources (retailers), will be available for purchase in approximately one week.

4x4GB of DDR3-1600 can be had for the same price or less right now. And trust me, you will never need more than 8GB even if you do run RAM-intensive apps.
post #7 of 10
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Went ahead and changed the ram left everything else as is as that's what he wanted... Either way thanks for the input guys
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post #8 of 10
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So he decided to go ahead and order before I made any changes or before my first even... I showed up at his house this morning and he had all the parts o.0

Either way I put it together and made it look pretty I'll post a pic tonight.

edit; he forgot the DVD drive though...
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post #9 of 10
It looks horrible dude!!!!

I'll help you out if you like by taking that corsair 600t off your hands hahaha
just kidding, sounds great
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post #10 of 10
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Here's some pics.

Edit: And stupid heatsinks not sitting on AMD boards facing backwards without buying an extra bracket...

Getting started


Inside


Back side after my attempt at cable management.
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