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post #1 of 14
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This is the List for the upcoming upgrade for my gaming rig

What do you think?
The Beast
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition O.C 4.02GHz ASUS M4A785-M Pro XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 XTreme Edition 1060/1460 4GB DDR2 OCZ Gold 1200 OC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 320GB Sony BD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 40'' Sony LED HDTV 
PowerCase
CM eXtreme Power Plus 650W Custom CM Strom Scout 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition O.C 4.02GHz ASUS M4A785-M Pro XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 XTreme Edition 1060/1460 4GB DDR2 OCZ Gold 1200 OC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 320GB Sony BD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 40'' Sony LED HDTV 
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CM eXtreme Power Plus 650W Custom CM Strom Scout 
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post #2 of 14
that PSU is a little low...especially if you go crossfire...i know it says "certified" but doesn't mean which cards it is certified for. also i'd look at investing in WD's new black HDD cuz it's Sata III and will take advantage of ur Sata 6 mobo and that WD green won't come close. should only be another 30$ or so. otherwise looks great
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by TheCondor13 View Post
that PSU is a little low...especially if you go crossfire...i know it says "certified" but doesn't mean which cards it is certified for. also i'd look at investing in WD's new black HDD cuz it's Sata III and will take advantage of ur Sata 6 mobo and that WD green won't come close. should only be another 30$ or so. otherwise looks great
Thanks ill look into that ,so get a more powerful PSU? my budget is $1000 so i have a little extra room for upgrades
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition O.C 4.02GHz ASUS M4A785-M Pro XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 XTreme Edition 1060/1460 4GB DDR2 OCZ Gold 1200 OC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 320GB Sony BD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 40'' Sony LED HDTV 
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CM eXtreme Power Plus 650W Custom CM Strom Scout 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition O.C 4.02GHz ASUS M4A785-M Pro XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 XTreme Edition 1060/1460 4GB DDR2 OCZ Gold 1200 OC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 320GB Sony BD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 40'' Sony LED HDTV 
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CM eXtreme Power Plus 650W Custom CM Strom Scout 
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post #4 of 14
A solid list. Or take a look at the BioStar TA890. The extra money can go to a better GPU or something. OCed 1055 can take up to 220w, and one 6850 max is 130w. That 550vx can do 41a/492w on 12v so it should be fine now unless you plan to add more powerful GPU/CF in near future.
post #5 of 14
nice rig, by the way where did you get that mouse pointer? I want it
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~i5 2500k~ ~MSI P67A-GD55~ ~XFX 5850 1GB~ ~(2x2GB) Corsair Gaming~ 
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~Samsung 500GB~ ~Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit~ ~2x AOC 2436Vw 24"~ ~OCZ StealthxStream 600W~ 
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~NZXT Gamma~ 
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~i5 2500k~ ~MSI P67A-GD55~ ~XFX 5850 1GB~ ~(2x2GB) Corsair Gaming~ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
~Samsung 500GB~ ~Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit~ ~2x AOC 2436Vw 24"~ ~OCZ StealthxStream 600W~ 
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~NZXT Gamma~ 
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post #6 of 14
I would swap out the H70 for H50, it performs as well if not better than the H70 in some sitations. Use that money for another 4GB RAM.
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Pentium G3258  MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition EVGA SC GTX 570 Crucial C300 128GB + 5TB Storage 
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Windows 7 Ultimate QNIX 27" IPS  Corsair 800TX Xonar Essence ST 
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Pentium G3258  MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition EVGA SC GTX 570 Crucial C300 128GB + 5TB Storage 
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Windows 7 Ultimate QNIX 27" IPS  Corsair 800TX Xonar Essence ST 
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post #7 of 14
It's a pretty solid build you put together. However there are a few things I would change. Personally I wouldn't go with a Caviar Green drive as your Boot drive. Go for a Caviar Black, it's faster and it shouldn't cost that much more. I would also go for a slightly better power supply just in case you do decide to add in a second GPU for Crossfire. If you like the Crosshair IV then keep it, otherwise you could go for the Biostar like someone already mentioned. It's a great board and you can save some cash. Everything else looks great. Good luck and merry christmas.
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
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Steelseries QcK Heavy Asus Xonar DG 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
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post #8 of 14
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I updated the list so far.



and as for my pointer, you'll need "CursorFX" and the theme "MB-Assassin"

Edit: and as stated before this is a Upgrade list, Not a new build. this is parts adding to my old system so meaning i already have hdds and stuff but adding better parts.

Edited by Matthew_Rocz - 12/25/10 at 7:06pm
The Beast
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition O.C 4.02GHz ASUS M4A785-M Pro XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 XTreme Edition 1060/1460 4GB DDR2 OCZ Gold 1200 OC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 320GB Sony BD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 40'' Sony LED HDTV 
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CM eXtreme Power Plus 650W Custom CM Strom Scout 
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The Beast
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition O.C 4.02GHz ASUS M4A785-M Pro XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 XTreme Edition 1060/1460 4GB DDR2 OCZ Gold 1200 OC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 320GB Sony BD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 40'' Sony LED HDTV 
PowerCase
CM eXtreme Power Plus 650W Custom CM Strom Scout 
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post #9 of 14
Looks okay to me, but see if you could find some combo deals to even out that price a bit. I'd suggest some but eh, 2:28AM here not to mention the time zone difference & hassle... maybe tomorrow
post #10 of 14
Is there a chance an SSD will fit into your budget? If so, go for at least a 60GB SSD. Then swap the H70 for a Silver Arrow (hopefully fits with your ram) or any other high end air. $100 for the the H70's performance isn't worth it IMHO.
Still kickin'
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Q6600 3.2ghz Asus P5Q P45 Sapphire HD6850 4gb Team Elite DDR2-800 
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WD Green 1TB, Hitachi 1TB Asus 20x Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung T220 22" + 740N 17" 
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Silverstone Strider 500W Antec 300 
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WD Green 1TB, Hitachi 1TB Asus 20x Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung T220 22" + 740N 17" 
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