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Anyone care to take a look at this build and comment:

CASE: APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
PS: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply + ------
CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX $329.99
MB: Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $76.99
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK $94.99
VID: ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $194.99
HD: HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725032GLA360 (0A35411) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $64.99
DVD: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM $22.99
MISC: SUPER TALENT INTAIN1MCR All-in-one Card Reader $9.99
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD $99.99

Total shipped with tax: $954.91

Please no comments about how a Q6600 would perform better, I am posting this in the AMD section on purpose .

I am a little unsure about the motherboard, I was just trying to pick a 780G board that supported the 9850BE Phenom because I want to try Hybrid Crossfire with the IGP/Radeon 4850.

The reason I picked that case, is because it's also the one I am currently using and I like it, but I would like to hear some suggestions there.

So comments, suggestions?
Spit in God's Eye
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i7-5960x @ 4.26 ghz core / 3.53 ghz uncore - 1.... AsRock X99 Extreme3 EVGA GTX980 Ti 16gb (4x4gb) Crucial DDR4 2133 CL15  
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A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110 Win 10 x64 HP 2511x ( 25" 1080p ) AZIO L70 
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Corsair TX750 Antec 300 (Modded) Logitech M100 Onboard 
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Spit in God's Eye
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i7-5960x @ 4.26 ghz core / 3.53 ghz uncore - 1.... AsRock X99 Extreme3 EVGA GTX980 Ti 16gb (4x4gb) Crucial DDR4 2133 CL15  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110 Win 10 x64 HP 2511x ( 25" 1080p ) AZIO L70 
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Corsair TX750 Antec 300 (Modded) Logitech M100 Onboard 
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post #2 of 25
Nice build.

Hybrid Crossfire is overrated [~7fps increase in games ], for such high-end CPU I'd rather get a better mobo, MSI K9A2 CF-F V2 is all good. Don't forget to get a good CPU cooler since all BE CPUs come fanless , I recommend OCZ Vendetta 2 or XIGMATEK HDT-S963. Regarding the case, its all comes back depending on your budget. Personally, I dig Antec P182 and COOLER MASTER RC-690. The PSU is a bit an overkill, even for a crossfirex configuration go no more than 550 Watt. PC Power & Cooling and SeaSonic are some of the best brands out there. The rest is all good. Go for it tiger
Under-Utilized
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3570K Z77-D3H XFX RX480 RS Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
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24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
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Razer eXactMat X Objective2 +ODAC 
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HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
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24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
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post #3 of 25
why the micro atx
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Nice build.

Hybrid Crossfire is overrated [~7fps increase in games ], for such high-end CPU I'd rather get a better mobo, MSI K9A2 CF-F V2 is all good. Don't forget to get a good CPU cooler since all BE CPUs come fanless , I recommend OCZ Vendetta 2 or XIGMATEK HDT-S963. Regarding the case, its all comes back depending on your budget. Personally, I dig Antec P182 and COOLER MASTER RC-690. The PSU is a bit an overkill, even for a crossfirex configuration go no more than 550 Watt. PC Power & Cooling and SeaSonic are some of the best brands out there. The rest is all good. Go for it tiger
Thanks for the tips- I was considering the Hybrid Crossfire not only for the performance boost, but also the power savings. Are you sure about the BE's being fanless- newegg seems to say it comes with a heat sink and fan, athough I wouldnt be surprised if this was wrong. I think i'll take your advice and see if I cant save a few bucks on the powersupply. Other than the Hybrid Crossfire, I have no plans for 2x,3x, or 4x Crossfire.


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why the micro atx
No reason, it was just one of the cheaper motherboards that supported the X4 9850.
Spit in God's Eye
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5960x @ 4.26 ghz core / 3.53 ghz uncore - 1.... AsRock X99 Extreme3 EVGA GTX980 Ti 16gb (4x4gb) Crucial DDR4 2133 CL15  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110 Win 10 x64 HP 2511x ( 25" 1080p ) AZIO L70 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 Antec 300 (Modded) Logitech M100 Onboard 
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Spit in God's Eye
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-5960x @ 4.26 ghz core / 3.53 ghz uncore - 1.... AsRock X99 Extreme3 EVGA GTX980 Ti 16gb (4x4gb) Crucial DDR4 2133 CL15  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
A-Data SP600 256gb SSD (C:) Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD (D:) Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive (E:) LITE-ON 24x DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H110 Win 10 x64 HP 2511x ( 25" 1080p ) AZIO L70 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 Antec 300 (Modded) Logitech M100 Onboard 
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post #5 of 25
hybrid crossfire isn't really worth it, I guess if it's there go ahead and use it though.

+1 on toning down the power supply. use the extra money for a bigger HDD, or a zalman 9700
Rice Eater
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1055t Gigabyte GA-785GMT-UD2H HD5850 OCZ 4gb 1333 6-6-6-24 
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Windows 7 x64 Samsung 2333HD Ultra X3 600w Lian-Li V351b 
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post #6 of 25
Just FYI, Buy.com has a decent selection of Corsair PSU's (ranging from 450 to 1000 Watts), and they are usually priced cheaper than Newegg and a number of other online retailers.

I just bought a Corsiar TX750W from there, myself.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB WD RAID 0, 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LITE-ON 20X SATA DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Viewsonic VA2702w 27" LCD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Value 100 (beer magnet) Corsair TX 750W Cooler Master ATCS 840 Logitech SBF-90 (cheapest one on Newegg) 
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Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB WD RAID 0, 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LITE-ON 20X SATA DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Viewsonic VA2702w 27" LCD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Value 100 (beer magnet) Corsair TX 750W Cooler Master ATCS 840 Logitech SBF-90 (cheapest one on Newegg) 
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post
Thanks for the tips- I was considering the Hybrid Crossfire not only for the performance boost, but also the power savings. Are you sure about the BE's being fanless- newegg seems to say it comes with a heat sink and fan, athough I wouldnt be surprised if this was wrong. I think i'll take your advice and see if I cant save a few bucks on the powersupply. Other than the Hybrid Crossfire, I have no plans for 2x,3x, or 4x Crossfire.




No reason, it was just one of the cheaper motherboards that supported the X4 9850.
My 9850BE came with a stock HSF (its like the opteron HSF), but I bought a Xigmatek HDT and its an amazing cooler. If you do decide on a ATX motherboard i'd suggest the DFI 790FX its a great board for the price and it got my 9850 to 3ghz (till i had to RMA it b/c of a bad core >.<)
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post #8 of 25
Get Q6600. Q6600 is better and cheaper
My System
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Q6600 Intel DP35DP eVGA 8800GTS 320MB 2GB ram 
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post #9 of 25
The 9950 was recently released you should consider purchasing that instead.
post #10 of 25
If possible I say wait for the new motherboards that will have the SB750. I heard it OC much better than normal one.
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