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My new hopefully-last-till-2014-or-15 computer!

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So, I've been wanting to build a fresh computer for a while (my dvd burner is from 2004) and since I haven't been going out and getting wasted in a while, I decided to use that hard-earned money on this baby. So, this is what I'm thinking of as my build:


ASUS M4A87TD EVO

AMD Phenom II x4 970 BE
with Scythe Mugen 2

Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 8GB (2x4GB, to leave room for upgrades)

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 (thank you mastical)
probably with an Icy Vision

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Kingston V-series SSD 128GB

And some cheap DVD burner I'll pick up later... Will probably pick up a few case fans to round out case airflow as well, leaning towards CM R4's.

So, thoughts? Criticism? Unlikely jealousy?

Also, I've already purchased the RAM, graphics card, PSU, SSD, and graphics cooler, so don't bother making fun of those.
post #2 of 16
I hope you got a good deal on that 5870 seeing as it performs the same (if not worse i think) than a 6950 which can be unlocked to a 6970..

anyway on topic,

I would get 6GB of ram, 8GB is not needed
I know nothing about SSD's or AMD Processors so no help there bud
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I don't recommend that power supply; a 64GB solid state drive should be enough for OS and programs, even some games. Save your money.
[xPt]FLuX: It's either 4GB or 8GB, 6GB (assuming 3x2GB) would NOT run in triple channel on AMD and be forced into single channel, which performs MUCH, MUCH worse.
post #4 of 16
i'd get a 1055t instead of 970be .. it's not much more

id skip the ocz psu, its decent but not really worth the money.. in that price range, go for an antec psu instead

8gb ram is way overkill... just pick up some 2x2gb for ~$50 gskill or mushkin
Edited by koven - 12/31/10 at 12:47am
post #5 of 16
everything I have read so far in this thread I agree with.
5870 is a good card, and seeing as you are thanking someone for it i'm guessing you got a good deal.
Get 4 or 6GB of ram, you don't need 8.
And get a 1055t, at the moment the 970 might compete(or even beat) but 1055t is more future proof and that's clearly what you are looking for.
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700GB Windows 7 Ultimate 21 1/2 Ativa 1920x1080 + 37' vizio 1920x1080 Stock black Dell ftw. 
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only time you really need +4gb of memory is if you do gfx design and so forth. Gaming? you'll rarely go over 3gb. Unless you're like my buddy who runs 6 eve accounts
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@[xPt]FLuX: the 5870's good enough for now. The price I got it at was the perfect price for me and my budget. I would've been hard-pressed to buy anything over $200, and from what I've seen, it'll last me until the next generation, which is fine for one part. The rest will last.

@xd_1771: I got a good deal on it, $150. It might be overkill, but I'm happy with the price... Double the storage! Not sure on Kingston performance or quality, but I'll take it.

@koven & iPlay NakEd: I was debating between the 970BE and 1055t for a while... I hadn't thought of future-proofing when I was considering them, so I'll probably switch it to the 1055t now. And overclock later

As far as RAM goes, I've been doing some graphic and video editing on the side and see my RAM just get devoured while I do it, especially with video editing. I also record most of my SC2 games which takes up quite a bit as well. I find myself getting capped out somewhat often with 4GB so I decided on 8 for safety. The increased speed might help, but I'd rather not need to buy more any time in 2011 lol

Power supply, though, was just a good deal from a friend. I wanted to go for the CP-850 for epic extra power and to see how it actually runs but I just couldn't resist the price. Work in progress, though, so we'll just have to wait and see about that. I'd still like to get the CP-850, though...
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That's actually pretty good actually! As long as it's not one of the older stuttering J.Micron controllers you're good.
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That's actually pretty good actually! As long as it's not one of the older stuttering J.Micron controllers you're good.
God, I hope it isn't one lol. So long as it isn't, I think I should be solid for 2011. I'll be able to play Crysis on max settings for the first time evar!
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Last question before I finish my buying spree: should I go for the 1055t or the 1075t? There's only a $20 difference in price, which could easily be made up by salvaging the FM121's from my current rig, but I'm not sure if it'd be better to just get the 1055 or spring for the 1075..
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