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This will be my first real PC. Goodbye laptops This system is the reason I signed up here, so I could build the best of the best for what I was willing to spend. Everything in my sig is all but set in stone now, and the parts I actually have are. The build will be for heavy gaming, capturing with Fraps and high quality x264 encoding. Probably some stuff in Vegas. I will be adding an identical HDD just for Fraps before I use that and also another 6850 in the near future. I'll be overclocking everything of course! The motherboard is the most recent decision I've made, and it's $110 at TigerDirect now. Should I go for it? The only thing I do not really have in mind is the CPU cooling as I haven't really looked into it yet. Any suggestions?

Just wondering what you guys think in general. Seem like a good deal? I'm open to MB, RAM, optical drive and CPU cooling suggestions. Pretty set with the 1055t.
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I say thumbs up! The graphics card may limit you in the near future though, getting a 6870 (at least) or 6950 could help for an extra $100 or so. For the cooling, I haven't used AMD mobo's so I can't really help with that. The HDD thought is one of the best recommendation on any review. Good luck.
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It seems you will be a heavy OCer. I guess a top air cooler should be your choice. You might consider Mugen2, Frio; Better choices include Megahalems, Silver Arrow and DH14. It depends on your budget.
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I too record videos with fraps but do not record with the Samsung F3, I usually record at 1080p on same settings I play my games with I have an Intel SSD that I record with (I know its a waste for an ssd but I'm going to make it my boot drive later) and I wanted to record with the F3 and it's not that good at recording I recommend something faster or an ssd.

I was recording L4D2 at 30-40 fps with a lot of stuttering at only 720p, with my SSD I recorded L4D2 at 1080p (max settings of course) with a solid 60 fps because I use V-Sync and my Fraps is set to 60 fps.

Anyway if you plan on doing HD videos don't use that, you can check out my youtube channel if you want to see quality, just PM me.
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There is a compatibility issue with the 890FXE and all PSC chip DDR3 RAM; most ECO's use PSC chips, sometimes you get a lucky Elpida BBSE choice but that's not common. You may have some issues with the 890FXE and the ECO's. You have a choice of switching the RAM or the mobo, but most other memory kits use the same PSC IC's and it's hard to cherry pick one that doesn't; you'll have better luck staying with the ECO's and perhaps getting a different board, i.e. the M4A88TD-V EVO or the M4A79XTD EVO.
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