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Nice build.. All of it except for that SSD.. I drooled.. and the 27 inch monitor.. I started having size envy. the Mobo is great and the 6 core amd is a great budget rocker.

I liked it. Great build.
    
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Your build looks pretty good. I used to be an all Intel person, my sig rig was my first adventure into the AMD world. I can say that so far, my 1090t has yet to disappoint. At stock speeds it is fast, but with some tweaking, it is blazing fast. My $0.02 on the rest of your build:

Motherboard - Look into the Asus Crosshair series....better boards, and better overclockers

Ram - 4gb is plenty for just gaming. I have yet to need more than 4gb for just gaming. If you decide you need more, then get 8gb....remember that AMD is Dual Channel and not Triple channel ram.

PSU - I highly recommend a modular psu. It helps a lot with cable management. I have the Corsair 850HX, and it is really nice.

SSD - If you don't need the 256gb right now, you could look at a cheaper one. But if you have the money, the I'm just jealous.

Sound Card - I Highly recommend the Asus Xonar DX 7.1. It has great sound, works flawlessly, and is cheaper than the Creative card.

GPU - If you want to stick with ATi, wait for the new 6970 or 6990 cards to come out, or go with the 5870. Either will be better than the 6870. If would go with Nvidia, one or two GTX 480 or 580's will serve you very well.

CPU Cooler - You didn't mention it, but you will definitely need one if you plan to overclock. I suggest either a full water loop, Corsair H70, Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, or Thermalright Archon depending on what you are looking for.
 
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post #23 of 38
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Wow, quite a few replies, let me see...
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
If you only game/use internet/media you will only need 1/4 of the RAM you are getting. Spend your money on better RAM with lower timings/higher speed.
I'll stick with better timed 8GB RAM...I admit, I just thought 16GB sounded way more awesome.

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Originally Posted by ttaylor0024 View Post
What about aftermarket heatsink?
I only plan to OC the CPU to 4 GHZ, and I know it can be easily done on air, since the CPU comes with a copper.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
You won't exceed 4gbs gaming, so drop the other 12 gbs. Also, if you're going to overclock properly, you won't just be increasing the cpu multiplier, so drop the 1090t to a 1055t or 1075t depending on sales. With those savings, upgrade the 6870 to a 6970 or 6950. Remember, a video card is the most important piece of a gaming rig.
I do plan on waiting for the newer 6970, but as for the CPU, I'm sticking with the hexcore.
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Originally Posted by qqqqq View Post
Overkill PSU, need 550 max for this rig, will work fine at 450W.
Overkill ram, 6-8gb is max for today, 4gb is enough.
Right now 5850 is a better buy, at 900\\4800 is faster than 6870. Better wait for 6970.
And i think YOU don't need a separate soundcard.
I'll edit the OP, but I forgot to mention I'm grabbing TWO of the GPU's, not one. And yes, I want a high quality sound card. Will grab the Asus. As for the PSU, I want a higher one, I may decide to go QUAD Crossfire in the future! Just not sure what *modular* means.
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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
the 6 core AMD are nowhere near the 6 core Intels. They are actually a little bit behind the i7 CPUs. however, i believe that intel is overpriced for a purely gaming rig. plus it has been shown that ATI cards are better for games in the high end spectrum, so i think they are a smart choice for a purely gaming rig.

the extra goodies you get in an intel rig are more beneficial for things that are used when you work with computers. if all you do is play video games, your components may as well be toys, just like your computer will be. which translates to AMD =)
I'm sure sure if this post is just fanboyism or lack of sense, but benchmarks certainly don't justify me spending another 700+ dollars for the Intel hexcore, especially when I'm gaming and the CPU won't be much of a bottleneck in terms of performance. I'm going for a smarter rig than that.
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You're putting ONE HD6870 into a $2900 computer? Is this for gaming?

If you're spending $2900, you must absolutely put at least TWO GTX 580s in that rig to make it worthwhile!
I'm sorry, I missed saying I'm putting 2 of those 6870 in this rig in crossfire. My bad! Though of course I'll wait a few weeks for the newer cards. But I must decline on going NVIDIA, they're overpriced ATM.

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Here's my two cents for what it's worth. I'd get a four core phenom 2 over that Thuban. Like others have pointed out, 4gb of ram is sufficient unless you're into video editing and the like. That ssd is overkill man, please don't spend $500 of your hard earned dollars on that. And I would go with one gtx 580 or wait for the new high end ATI cards to complete your build. One 6870 is a little wimpy for a gaming rig. Good luck!
I'll edit the OP...I'm going with the 64GB SSD instead...I realized I only needed the SSD for the boot drive anyway, not for storage.

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Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
Nice build.. All of it except for that SSD.. I drooled.. and the 27 inch monitor.. I started having size envy. the Mobo is great and the 6 core amd is a great budget rocker.

I liked it. Great build.
Thanks! I'm putting a lot of thought into this! Too bad I'm downgrading the size of the SSD a little.
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Originally Posted by SilverSS/SC View Post
Motherboard - Look into the Asus Crosshair series....better boards, and better overclockers

PSU - I highly recommend a modular psu. It helps a lot with cable management. I have the Corsair 850HX, and it is really nice.

SSD - If you don't need the 256gb right now, you could look at a cheaper one. But if you have the money, the I'm just jealous.

Sound Card - I Highly recommend the Asus Xonar DX 7.1. It has great sound, works flawlessly, and is cheaper than the Creative card.

GPU - If you want to stick with ATi, wait for the new 6970 or 6990 cards to come out, or go with the 5870. Either will be better than the 6870. If would go with Nvidia, one or two GTX 480 or 580's will serve you very well.

CPU Cooler - You didn't mention it, but you will definitely need one if you plan to overclock. I suggest either a full water loop, Corsair H70, Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow, or Thermalright Archon depending on what you are looking for.
Now here's some good ideas! I did take the initial suggestion to change the sound card to the Asus Xonar one, looks good. I'll take a look at the Asus Mobo as well, it's just that I had heard great things about Giga boards. The GPU(s) will be the new ones. But what do you mean by *modular* PSU? But as for the CPU cooler, I really shouldn't need one (I think). I only plan to OC to 4.0GHZ, and with the nice copper heatsink that's included with the 1090T, it should stay cool from what I've read on Newegg reviews.

Thanks for the feedback everyone! Keep it comin.
Edited by WrathOfGod1337 - 11/27/10 at 11:12pm
post #24 of 38
16GB, awesome but completely overkill seriously, I edit HD video and 8GB is just perfect for what I do (much better than 4GB). 16GB and I could edit 4K or run two HD video edits at once but then again I do neither so oh well
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16GB, awesome but completely overkill seriously, I edit HD video and 8GB is just perfect for what I do (much better than 4GB). 16GB and I could edit 4K or run two HD video edits at once but then again I do neither so oh well
Yeah I'll probably go with 8, I have the money to burn anyway. As an update, I've also been persuaded back to Intel. That 950 is a damn good chip from what I've heard. And honestly, who needs a 6 core CPU? Not a gamer. Gonna edit my OP again and total it up...
post #26 of 38
A modular PSU has detachable cables, so you only use the ones you need.

Good move on the 64gb ssd, the Asus soundcard, and the i7 950.

Definitely look at the Asus mobo. Also, you won't get 4ghz on that stock heatsink. Get a $40-$60 air cooler and you're all set. I suggest a Megahalems or H50.

I also agree with downsizing that 16gb of ram, useless overkill. 4gb for dual channel, 6gb for triple.

GPU is a tough call right now. If you MUST build now, get a gtx580 or a 5970. If you can wait a bit, I would check out the upcoming AMD 69xx, and if you don't like them, at least the current cards will have dropped a little in price. Just my .02

Nice build, have fun.

edit: do you not like 16:10? I like it better than 16:9 but some people don't. Check it out.
Edited by dopey - 11/28/10 at 6:19am
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post #27 of 38

Your updated specs all look great. Have you seen the

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post #28 of 38

I'm just giving my 2 cents but you might wanna look at the new system that NCIX is releasing soon : the Vesta 6050 (Performance and Base)

Here's a little sneakpeak :


I have no idea how much it is to ship in the US tho

EDIT : Also for the memory get 3x or 6x but please not 4 O_o
post #29 of 38
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
A modular PSU has detachable cables, so you only use the ones you need.

Good move on the 64gb ssd, the Asus soundcard, and the i7 950.

Definitely look at the Asus mobo. Also, you won't get 4ghz on that stock heatsink. Get a $40-$60 air cooler and you're all set. I suggest a Megahalems or H50.

I also agree with downsizing that 16gb of ram, useless overkill. 4gb for dual channel, 6gb for triple.

GPU is a tough call right now. If you MUST build now, get a gtx580 or a 5970. If you can wait a bit, I would check out the upcoming AMD 69xx, and if you don't like them, at least the current cards will have dropped a little in price. Just my .02

Nice build, have fun.

edit: do you not like 16:10? I like it better than 16:9 but some people don't. Check it out.
Not sure why I shouldn't go 8GB? I'm actually gonna wait on the GPU...OP updated again! I'll look into a better cooling solution, I know nothing about them.

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Originally Posted by jameschisholm View Post
Your updated specs all look great. Have you seen the Phantom Enthusiast case?
I'll take a look.

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Originally Posted by Jomboh View Post
I'm just giving my 2 cents but you might wanna look at the new system that NCIX is releasing soon : the Vesta 6050 (Performance and Base)

EDIT : Also for the memory get 3x or 6x but please not 4 O_o
Uh I don't want a pre-built system, half the fun is building it...
Why shouldn't I go for 8GB (4 channel)? If I should go for triple channel, is this really the best?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231374

Guess this thread should be in the Intel build subforum now...
Edited by WrathOfGod1337 - 11/28/10 at 7:37am
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Also changed my Monitor to this 28":http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254043. It's amazing, the more I do my research, the more I'm learning what's BS (LED).
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