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post #21 of 28
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Also, here's an update:

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:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 C9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory

PSU:

Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM fan

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

HDDs:
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: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
Coolit Vantage Maintenance Free Auto Regulated CPU Water Cooling System LGA1366/LGA1156/LGA775/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

No fan controller for now, and will use on-board sound (Realtek 7.1) unless disappointed by it.

How is this build? Worth $1700 (Before taxes and S&H)?

And also, why would I go intel when, from what I've seen, Phenom X6 1090T OC keeps up with the $1200 Intel 980X?
this is utterly wrong the x6 at best is able to move ahead of the i7 processors only in like 10% of the benchmarks...in all others its actually performing worse than any i7....and especially for gaming it does not even come close to i7 performance.....
Edited by ghost_z - 1/10/11 at 9:03am
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well then, I stand corrected. However, for about $280 CAD, I can't really go wrong.

Also, on the MBU description, it says this: "This motherboard supports DDR3 2000(O.C.)".

I know the "O.C." is Over-clocked, but what exactly do they mean?
    
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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\ 
PowerCase
Corsair HX-850 Pro HAF X (4x 200mm red LEDs) 
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post #23 of 28
im not saying ur cpu choice is bad its actually quite nice for the price but it cannot compete with the i7 980x.....
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
Is it really worth it to go Intel? To me it seems like Intel may be overpriced.
    
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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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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 #25 of 28
intel is not overpriced....
its something like this
for less money amd gives u adequate performance
and for more money intel gives u more performance....
so if u r budget restricted amd will be ur best bet
and if u want the absolute best there is for budget no bar.then intel is the way to go.....
and if u have some specific needs such as rendering and folding...then intel will be much much better....otherwise for daily use and gaming too amd is quite good.....
post #26 of 28
Great idea on the 6950 - then flash it to 6970.....

also my thoughts are on the PSU - Antec TP-750..... Amazing PSU... check the reviews...
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2 x Patriot Zephyer SSD (raid 0) 6 x 2TB (storage) DVD RW Windows 7 X64 50" LG plasma + 2 x 20" LG Lcd's 
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2 x Patriot Zephyer SSD (raid 0) 6 x 2TB (storage) DVD RW Windows 7 X64 50" LG plasma + 2 x 20" LG Lcd's 
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post #27 of 28
1800$ budget and u posting in AMD section ? -.-
give me a moment ill scrap soemthing up on the egg

here ya go , this is just for a start i7-2600k super combo

be back with some more options
CPU + Mobo combo 499.98$ + Civilization 5 free game mobo will support future CF and a junk nvidia card for physx
PSU + Case combo 216.98$ (-40$ MIR)
Video Card 299.99$ (-15$ MIR+8GB flash drive free) reflash to 6970 right out of the box
CPU Cooler 74.99$ (-15$ MIR) i know there are air coolers that perform the same as this and cost a little less but those air cooler most of the time take up your 1st 2 ram slots thats why H50 is always my choice as it gives alot of room
Memory 169.99$ (out of stock now but will restock soon) its new tech from g.skill designed for sandy bridge

everything else like HDDs\\SSDs\\DVDRWs\\ is up to you
total : 1,261$ (1,191$ after mail in rebate) including memory , you got more then enought to pop in another 6950 for killer crossfire or you can get 3 full HD monitors for about 550-600$ for eyefinity , you got lots of choices good luck !

oh forgot to mention , that rig will beat any current AMD rig in all games and applications and will overclock to 5 Ghz easly
Edited by RabbitGT - 1/10/11 at 12:52pm
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Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Samsung SH-S223B Zalman CNPS5X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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AOC E2243FW LED 21.5'' 5ms  Razer Arctosa Black Seasonic SS-600ET Sharkoon T9 Value Black  
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Intel Core Pentium G850 GIGABYTE Z68A-D3H-B3 Sapphire HD 6770 4x2GB KVR1333D3N9/2G 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 Samsung SH-S223B Zalman CNPS5X Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC E2243FW LED 21.5'' 5ms  Razer Arctosa Black Seasonic SS-600ET Sharkoon T9 Value Black  
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Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Roccat Sota Granular Razer Electra Essential 
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post #28 of 28
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Thanks a lot for the replies and suggestions.

Rabbit, your build is very nice, and I also checked the super combo, however, lack of other components (Disk drive, extra fans, lights, HDD, and OS) makes the price slightly unrealistic. I was able to get a much better GPU, a similar CPU, almost as good RAM, a nicer case and the accessories for only $500(CAD). Also Newegg prices are $US, so exchange makes it slightly more expensive.

This isn't to debase your build. It's a surprisingly inexpensive yet powerful Intel/nvidia build that I wasn't able to put together for that price, so thanks for enlightening me on $/Performance of Intel/Nvidia builds.

This is how I went about things:

I chose AMD CPU due to price per core/performance cost. Then I chose the MBU, and then the ATX case to fit the MBU. After much shopping around, I don't think I'll be able to settle for anything else than the HAF X, it's amazing and cool looking as well as being, basically, a freakin' wind tunnel. The rest followed from the MBU requirements.

I chose the Radeon 6950 HD because it is almost top of the ATI line and I have also heard that it sometimes is better to get one top-of-the-line GPU instead of two mid-range GPUs.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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\ 
PowerCase
Corsair HX-850 Pro HAF X (4x 200mm red LEDs) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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\ 
PowerCase
Corsair HX-850 Pro HAF X (4x 200mm red LEDs) 
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