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Thread Starter 
Hey guys well im new here and just built my first pc and looking for some opinions, heres the specs

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb
LG Black Blu-ray
Windows 7 64bit

Looking to add more cooling, ssd's or hdd's, crossfire, etc down the road
any and all comments welcome.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870 2gig G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG Black Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit ASUS 23" 1080p HDMI 
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Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W NZXT Phantom - White 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870 2gig G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG Black Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit ASUS 23" 1080p HDMI 
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Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W NZXT Phantom - White 
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post #2 of 13
That Phantom seems to have become quite a popular case.
The stuff is looking fine though, hope you had fun building it.

Planning on overclocking the X6? And the 5870 perhaps?
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i7 920 (3930A226) 4.4 GHz | Lapped | 1.36v | HT on Gigabyte EX58-UD3R | Rev 1.6 | FJ18 Asus GTX470 | 900c 1878m | 1.15v 3x2GB Corsair XMS3 | 1680 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 LG Flatron W2252TQ Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
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i7 920 (3930A226) 4.4 GHz | Lapped | 1.36v | HT on Gigabyte EX58-UD3R | Rev 1.6 | FJ18 Asus GTX470 | 900c 1878m | 1.15v 3x2GB Corsair XMS3 | 1680 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 LG Flatron W2252TQ Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
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post #3 of 13
Just a few comments, 1. Your board doesn't support triple channel memory, either switch to a 2 x 2GB kit, or 2 x 4GB. 2. I would go for a 6XXX generation card as they support tessellation much better and have a lot of advantages over a 5XXX series. Last I would go with a Samsung F3 1tb drive as it is faster and cheaper.
The Laptop
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Eventually down the road when i get more cooling i will read up on overclocking and attempt it but for right now im happy with it, runs everything with no problems.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870 2gig G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG Black Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit ASUS 23" 1080p HDMI 
PowerCase
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W NZXT Phantom - White 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870 2gig G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG Black Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit ASUS 23" 1080p HDMI 
PowerCase
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W NZXT Phantom - White 
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post #5 of 13
do you really need 1tb?

why not a WD cavier black 640gb? nice and fast

and i agree, go with a newer DX11 card, if youre going to build something with higher end parts, get a newer higher end card

AMD/Nvidia - 6850, GTX460, etc
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Phenom 2 x4 955 BE Asus M4A88TD-V EVO Asus gtx560 ti (non ref) G.Skill DDR31600 x12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 500Gb LG 22x Antec Kuhler 620 Win 7 64bit 
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Asus 24in Logitech g15 Corsair 650TX Corsair 600t 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 500Gb LG 22x Antec Kuhler 620 Win 7 64bit 
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Just a few comments, 1. Your board doesn't support triple channel memory, either switch to a 2 x 2GB kit, or 2 x 4GB. 2. I would go for a 6XXX generation card as they support tessellation much better and have a lot of advantages over a 5XXX series. Last I would go with a Samsung F3 1tb drive as it is faster and cheaper.
Thanks on the memory info i just went with what was on the motherboards list. And what do you mean by tessellation, sorry im new to building pc's and have been trying to read up as much as i can

*also on side note im from Long Island Myself
Edited by 1slobalt12 - 2/8/11 at 7:58am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870 2gig G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG Black Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit ASUS 23" 1080p HDMI 
PowerCase
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W NZXT Phantom - White 
  hide details  
Reply
Storm trooper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Crosshair IV Formula SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870 2gig G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB LG Black Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit ASUS 23" 1080p HDMI 
PowerCase
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W NZXT Phantom - White 
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post #7 of 13
6870 > 5870 probably.
post #8 of 13
for ram gskill ripjaws are nice, try to get cas len 7. gtx 460 is amazing. what res is your screen?
My PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 ASRock 970 Extreme3  MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Crucial Ballistix 8GB (4GB x 2) 1333 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB  WD Blue 1TB ASUS 24x Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit Acer AL1917W 1400x900 Logitech M275 EVGA 850w B2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech M275 ATH-M50x Headphones Scarlett Focusrite 2i4 Audio Interface 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 ASRock 970 Extreme3  MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Crucial Ballistix 8GB (4GB x 2) 1333 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB  WD Blue 1TB ASUS 24x Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit Acer AL1917W 1400x900 Logitech M275 EVGA 850w B2 
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Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech M275 ATH-M50x Headphones Scarlett Focusrite 2i4 Audio Interface 
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post #9 of 13
welcome to OCN!
Edited by chinesethunda - 2/9/11 at 6:43am
   
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core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
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Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
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Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
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Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
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core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
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Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Chimera View Post
6870 > 5870 probably.
nope
hd5870>hd6870
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