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I game quite a bit and don't mind to spend a few extra dollars for performance boosts. Here is what I had in mind so far:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 6 Core Processor 3.2GHZ Socket AM3

MOBO: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 DDR3 ATX AMD 890FX 4PCI-E16 2PCI CrossFireX 6 SATA 6GB/S

Memory: Corsair XMS CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory

I was thinking of getting 2 of these for 16gb, however, I've seen on these forums that this might only be useful for encoding and not so much for gaming.

PSU:

Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM fan
or
Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM fan


GPU:
XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card

HDDs:

Primary:Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk

Secondary: (Storage) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive

Chassis:Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0

Disc Drive: Samsung SH-B083L 8X BLU-RAY BD-ROM & DVD Writer Combo Drive SATA 2MB Retail Box

Extra:
Cooling:Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3
Lights:Logisys CLK12RD2 Dual Red Cold Cathode Kit 12IN 3.0MM
Fans:Coolermaster R4-L2R-20CR 120MM Red LED Case Fan 2000RPM 90CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin x2

And OS: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit (So I can support the RAM).
All of this should amount to about $1800-2000 (CAD)

Any opinions are very welcome. Thanks for your time.

    
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The Corsair Professional is good more than enough to power your system, especially that it has a 62A
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post #3 of 28
CL9-9-9-24 is less than ideal for AMD systems if I recall correctly from this article:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...ed-faster.html

I agree with Atomfix, that Corsair PSU is a good way to go, as it should have no trouble powering what you've got.
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If you look in my sig it will show you what I'm powering right now with just a 700W PSU, and it does the job like heaven, I'm well within the limit's.

My computer i think uses around 550C TOPS! "And that's a guees, I know my computer idle's around 190-200 watt's. but yeah. Just showing you that your good with that 750PSU :thumbs:
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post #5 of 28
If you are intent on 8gigs of ram, get better/faster ram : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231401

However, if you are just gaming, you would be very well of with this 4gig set:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231303

Either of those PSUs will be good, however, another option is this one: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817207003 made by seasonic and a bit cheaper than your other choices.

Skip the H50 cooler, it is no better than most air coolers and not as good as some, especially considering the price. Best cooling bang for the buck is this:http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835103065 Just put 2 good fans on there in a push pull config..
If you plan to push your cpu a bit, get a real H2O cooler: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835103065
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post #6 of 28
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I wasn't thinking of OCing it atm, perhaps in the near future. Atleast I have crossfire supported too if I wanted to go that way. I'll definitely get better RAM then and stick to 8GB. Any thoughts on the MOBO?

Also, 9-9-9-24 memory is all I seem to find. What is better suited for this AMD system?

I found this: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...kin%20Enhanced

It's triple channel, has a higher frequency but is still 9-9-9-24.

OR

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...acture=Corsair

Quite pricey, but not 9-9-9-24,2000mhz, comes with fan, and red matches color scheme of build.
Edited by Integrand - 1/10/11 at 7:19am
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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PowerCase
Corsair HX-850 Pro HAF X (4x 200mm red LEDs) 
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2500k @ 4.7ghz ASUS P8P67 Pro XFX Radeon 6950 2GB 8Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Caviar Black 640Gb LG Blu-Ray Windows 7 premium (64-bit) HP 22" Widescreen\ 
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Corsair HX-850 Pro HAF X (4x 200mm red LEDs) 
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post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Integrand View Post
I wasn't thinking of OCing it atm, perhaps in the near future. Atleast I have crossfire supported too if I wanted to go that way. I'll definitely get better RAM then and stick to 8GB. Any thoughts on the MOBO?

Also, 9-9-9-24 memory is all I seem to find. What is better suited for this AMD system?

I found this: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...kin%20Enhanced

It's triple channel, has a higher frequency but is still 9-9-9-24.

OR

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...acture=Corsair

Quite pricey, but not 9-9-9-24,2000mhz, comes with fan, and red matches color scheme of build.
The mobo you picked is a great one.

No on the triple channel ram. AMD uses dual channel. 2 sticks at a time. http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...kin%20Enhanced
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viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
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960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
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1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
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960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
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1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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get the samsung spinpoint f3's instead of caviar black
the sata 3 does not give any kind of real world speed boost....tbh....
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get the samsung spinpoint f3's instead of caviar black
the sata 3 does not give any kind of real world speed boost....tbh....
+1 on the Samsung Spinpoint.

And the Sata 3 would make a difference if you were using SSD's though
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
+1 on the Samsung Spinpoint.

And the Sata 3 would make a difference if you were using SSD's though
ya +1
i was talking about hdd's not ssd's.....
EDIT: i say this from the fact that sata 3 offers transfer speeds of 6gbps
and right now no single hdd can even cross the sata 2 limit that is 3 gbps let alone 6gbps....
Edited by ghost_z - 1/10/11 at 7:39am
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