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Hey,

So I've chosen the parts for my new system finally:

Ram - Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL9
Mobo - ASRock 990FX Extreme 4 / GigabyteGA-990FXA-UD5
GPU - MSI GTX 560 Ti TWIN FROZR II OC
PSU - Corsair HX650
Case - Cooler Master Gladiator 600
HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb 7200rpm
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition / AMD FX 4100
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Opticle drive - LITE-ON DVD-RAM/DVD-RW/DVD+RW IHAS224-19

I was wondering which mobo and which cpu to get both cpus and mobos are at the same price, if the psu can handle two of the gtx 560s and what do you think of the build overall?

Thanks!
Edited by Joossss - 10/24/11 at 6:30am
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Are you absolutely set on getting AMD? Sandy Bridge is definitely the way to go here, considering that the new Bulldozer FX CPUs are more expensive and underperform. I'm saying this as a former AMD Phenom II user.
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Yea because it's a lot cheaper
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Go for it get the 955 its a great cpu and fairly overclockable
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Yea because it's a lot cheaper
If you are really on that tight of a budget get CL9 1600MHz ram. I highly doubt you will notice a difference. and it will save you $25.

The i5-2500K is well worth the money. And just don't get Bulldozer, it is terrible when it comes to cost/performance ratio. If you have your mind set on AMD, the 955 is a great choice. But it will bottleneck you if you decide to go to a multi-GPU setup. As well as under performing in CPU intensive games (ex: star craft).
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CL9 it is cuz the system is getting a bit too expensive. And i'm planning to go multi GPU but not in the near future, when I do I'll buy a new cpu ( hoping that the excavator or the steamroller is going to be good) and the 2500k is 90euros more expensive , so no to that.

I see that 955be is more favoured so I'll go with that one but which motherboard?
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CL9 it is cuz the system is getting a bit too expensive. And i'm planning to go multi GPU but not in the near future, when I do I'll buy a new cpu ( hoping that the excavator or the steamroller is going to be good) and the 2500k is 90euros more expensive , so no to that.

I see that 955be is more favoured so I'll go with that one but which motherboard?
An ASRock, Asus or Gigabyte mobo would be good. Get something with heatsinks near the CPU for better OC. since you do not care about Xfire or SLI right now. Anything with 1 x16 slot is fine. Don't worry about the dual x4 slots, etc.. because they do not apply to single card setups.
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post #8 of 13
Nuh uh. I would recommend going with the 4100.
http://www.legionhardware.com/articl...fx_4170,7.html
An FX-41XX at 4.2GHz (all cores) consumes less power than an x4 980 at 3.7Ghz. At overclocks of 5-5.5GHz (assuming reasonable voltage) the processor will perform at the same level or better than a Phenom II while consuming less power than an overclocked Phenom II.
Since you have no plans to go dual card, take a 970 chipset motherboard (a 990FX would be highly unnecessary). Hopefully you can find one in Estonia.
post #9 of 13
unless u insist on amd, intel would be cheaper and faster

prices just dropped on i3-2120 and it's faster than anything from amd, just as cheap as that 955 too

amd is pretty bad for gaming if ur gonna spend $120 on a cpu
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unless u insist on amd, intel would be cheaper and faster

prices just dropped on i3-2120 and it's faster than anything from amd, just as cheap as that 955 too

amd is pretty bad for gaming if ur gonna spend $120 on a cpu
Just FYI, the I3 is a dual core and today a dual core just won't cut it for gaming, the 955BE will get the OP ALOT better performance than the i3 would in games and even more if he overclocks to say 3.8 or more.
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