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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by deathdeal3r View Post

If your going to go crossfire + increase volts on your GPU + CPU then I would say get your self a 750w. Your going to need it in the future also a little head room is always good ( im not expert )

also the gigabytye 990fxa-ud3 is a SOLID board
I plan on making the cpu sit at 4.2 (I call crap if it can't go 100Mhz over turbo, but I'm new to OC and don't have anything terribly demanding anyways)
Although MisterFred gave me great advice and the PSU he linked was quite nice, I would feel much safer with 650w (modular being a bonus)

A friend of mine has been working on computers for quite a few years longer than I have and has affectionately dubbed them Jiggabytes from several old bad products he has received, (I've always preferred ASUS), but with all the ratings and reviews I've read over their recent products, it seems their quality control has improved dramatically.
What makes a good mobo good?
And any other respectable PSUs I should look at?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by noobiest View Post

Budget for crossfire is more like future proofing. I don't plan to crossfire immediately, but in a year or two if I want a little extra kick, I wouldn't mind throwing another couple hundred at it. But i suppose if I had money to spare i could always get a new mobo and switch everything over anyways, products only improve over time.
Thank you very much for the additions, finding the right cooler confuses me (Probly just because I'm new), and although I know mobos make a difference, I haven't gone into detail on them so I honestly can't say what is best.
SSDs are SSDs, all are high speed, but when I first looked into them they had reliability issues. I'll assume they're getting past that now and guaranteed to be a speed increase.
I do love the barracuda HDDs, although I've heard complaints of some being loud.
Raidmax always has great reviews and looks nice, but I've never had them personally so I'll take your advice, but would prefer modular.

Two main comments - I've never heard of Powercolor, is it any good? And what makes a tower "better" besides appearance?

It is unwise to pay $70ish just for the option to do something that's not that great an idea to begin with. Buying a single GPU that's $70 better now makes more sense than spending $40+$30 on an upgraded mobo & PSU for the option to crossfire.

Powercolor is the brand of the video card you linked in your OP, which I figured was a good choice and you should stick with it.

And Raidmax PSUs get **** reviews from real reviewers.

What makes a tower better: ease of working around in, size (some like small, some like big), sound-dampening, number/quality of fans it comes with. But mostly appearance.
    
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($102.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Base Total: $1011.91
Combo Discounts: -$27.00
Shipping: $7.29
Total: $992.20

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post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($102.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Base Total: $1011.91
Combo Discounts: -$27.00
Shipping: $7.29
Total: $992.20

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Quick simple post haha. Thought of the phenom but I'd like to go next gen if possible, and the 6300 uses less power and is just a tiny bit more expensive. Pros and cons to both, just preference.
Liked the build except for 2 things, storage and case.
Have 2Tb nearly fully used in this computer, and 500Gb would last me about a week haha.
Case has a great look, but zero cable management and I'd prefer to not have a top mounted psu. If I'm studying computers and trying to teach myself to do things right, I want it done right the first time. (Or first build, 200th attempt, w/e)
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It is unwise to pay $70ish just for the option to do something that's not that great an idea to begin with. Buying a single GPU that's $70 better now makes more sense than spending $40+$30 on an upgraded mobo & PSU for the option to crossfire.
True, but when working with a limited income/budget you try not to push it. (not fixed, just lame job, degree has yet to pay off) Future means more money, but then again in 10 years all of our current computers will be obsolete anyways, so you may be right and I'll just hold on to it. I'm sure my car will eat it, or I'll bury myself in a mountain of ramen noodles.
post #15 of 15
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Hey guys, thank you all for the help an ideas. I've read other builds and gotten the ideas and opinions I needed to help fill in the blanks and clear the doubts I've had, and figured out a general time frame for when I'll be building this. Have a friend traveling 1000 miles to visit in the first week of may, so I hope to have it ready, or at least all the parts delivered by then.

Edited/updated my build on the first page and besides price checking for the next few weeks, I think I'm all set.

Let me know if you have any other ideas, and thank you again!
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