Hi, I am building my first Storm Scout PC and would like some input on the components that I want to use in it.
Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated!
Note: I have only already ordered the CPU and MB (as of today) all else will be bought as I get paid from work, bi-monthly. Somethings are bought in Newegg Combo Deals and come together, saving me 2 weeks for each, they are the CPU and MB in one combo and Case and PSU in another Combo lastly RAM and Thermal paste being bought together (No Combo Deal on that one though)
The following is listed in the order that I will be purchasing it in.
1. CPU and MB (Combo @ Newegg) $401.99 (Bought this today)
COMBO LINK -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.632315
CPU -- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6xhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849
MB -- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FXhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644
2. Case and PSU (Combo @ Newegg) $159.98
- 30.00 Rebate
COMBO LINK -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.634445
Case -- COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GPhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196
PSU -- COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750Whttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053
3. RAM and Thermal Grease $170.00
RAM -- Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-220-535&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
This RAM setup scored in the top 3 percent of the world in a pitstop scan!
Thermal Compound -- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEMhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007&cm_re=thermal_compound-_-35-100-007-_-Product
4. SSD -- $175.00
REFRENCE FOR THIS SSD -- (It's 3rd from the top) http://www.fastestssd.com/featured/ssd-rankings-the-fastest-solid-state-drives/
SSD -- Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P364GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLChttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233153
5. HDD -- 2 TB HD 6gbts/sec ?? (Reliable without breaking the bank).
6. CPU COOLER -- ??? (Hopefully one that goes with the red and black theme I have going).
I LOVE the way this looks and want it as a first choice, but don't know if I will be able to OC with it well or not?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106142&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-CPU+Cooling-_-Thermaltake-_-35106142
This is my 2nd choice if the first does not work well, I know it will fit the storm scout, but not if it will work in east to west configuration with this MB, which I want it to be able too. Does Anyone know here?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-089&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=8#scrollFullInfo
7. 2nd GPU for CrossFire (I Already have one!!)
This is the best version of the 5770.
GPU -- MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490
So if anyone here can be of any help such as things I have over looked, compatibility issues, better prices somewhere else, better components than the ones I have chosen in the same price range (I am doing this on an very tight budget, please remember!) or just any thoughts you have, I will be very grateful to hear them!!! THX!!!!! ♥♥♥♥