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1200.00 and figuring out how to spend it

post #1 of 8
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here is my proposed build. hoping that some of you veterans dont mind taking a look at the list and maybe make suggestions if you feel so inclined.

i dont do any hardcore number crunching really except for the infrequent foray into some engineering apps. i will mostly be using this system for gaming and want to stay with amd but cant wait for BD release.

Haf-x case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225

ch4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131644

gpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565

psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139013

ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104142

can anyone confirm that this product does in fact run ok with this mobo seeings as how it seems to be a particularly finicky board for memory?

cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

can this be confirmed to be a c3 stepping version by anyone?

cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181013

please feel free to ridicule, criticize, or advise as necessary.

I am also aware that i MAY have to do some trimming of the NB standoffs unless someone can confirm that the problem has infact been corrected.

Thanks to all those that take the time to read and or advise me.
Edited by onestack - 2/9/11 at 12:57pm
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post #2 of 8
Well, first off

1. Didn't link the ram so we cannot see it.
2. 950w for your current build is way too overkill, go with a 650-750 and spend the money on getting a 1055t or 1090t or even a 1100t.
3. GPU is fine but if you like gaming at higher resolutions or want muiltiple monitor setup, go with a 6950 and flash it to a 6970.
post #3 of 8
I would probably get a cheaper cooler and spend the extra money on a GTX 570 or the 6970, The 560 isn't great tbh.

Whilst that's a lovely motherboard, and I applaud your choice, I doubt you'll actually use it to it's full potential, Have a look at the GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 or the GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD5 at a real push.

Power supply is completely over the top, aim for either the Corsair TX 650 or the antec TP new 750.

The memory links to your PSU.

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EDIT - to add to the above, flashing from a 6950 -6970 increases temps and you don't get as good an overclock, it artifacts.
post #4 of 8
I'm no veteran or guru but I do believe that your PSU is ''overkill ''.

Are you ruling out the AMD X6 by choice ?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-849-_-Product

Also the link for the ram is wrong.
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ram link fixed apologies, nope i didnt rule out the 6 core for any particular reason will check into it. kind of thought that the 950w psu might be a bit much will check out something a bit smaller.

the gigabyte board looks fairly nice. reason i chose the ch4 was that it was really good for oc'ing should i choose to do that as well as i have had very good luck with the rma process and didnt know anything about gigabyte's rma reputation

keep the comments coming its really appreciated
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Originally Posted by onestack View Post
ram link fixed apologies, nope i didnt rule out the 6 core for any particular reason will check into it. kind of thought that the 950w psu might be a bit much will check out something a bit smaller.

the gigabyte board looks fairly nice. reason i chose the ch4 was that it was really good for oc'ing should i choose to do that as well as i have had very good luck with the rma process and didnt know anything about gigabyte's rma reputation

keep the comments coming its really appreciated
Both ASUS and Gigabyte make excellent boards. I myself have an ASUS but i'm recommending the UD4/5 because they are very very good. The CH4 is designed for high end overclocking. I'm talking about H20, DICE and LN2. None of which I think you'll be doing. Also, both gigabyte and ASUS have excellent RMA practices, after using both of them i've never had a problem.

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post #7 of 8
u spending on top of the line amd setup , if you realy wanna wait a month or two for BD i would advice to spend less on CPU and mobo and invest more in GPU\\Ram\\SSD things u can transfer to ur future BD build also why the choice of 950 TX ? unless you u want a tripple SLi or tripple CF setup 750w will do for 560 Ti SLI so here's my advice on the build :
Sparkle 560 Ti 225$ after rebate 450$ for 2 of those
PNY Ram 1600Mhz CL8 40$ AR
PhII 925 2.8Ghz C3 95w 125$
CM Hyper N Cooler 25$ AR
XIGMATEK Dark Knight Cooler 25$
MSI AMD SLI Mobo 80$
Case1 70$ AR
Case2 80$ after promo code
Kingston SSD 64GB 74$ AR
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 60GB 105$ AR
XFX 750w 80+Silver Modular PSU (seasonic design) 100$ AR

and thats it , when BD comes out all u have to do is switch ur 80$ mobo and ur 125$ CPU and take the other goodies to ur new build
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post #8 of 8
way over-priced everything.

If you really want AMD, I'd go for:
* $90 - Case: CM 690 II Advanced
* $230 - MB: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula (prob overkill)
* $260 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB
* $90 - PS: Corsair 650TX if you never plan on CFX or $130 Corsair 850TX if don't want to replace PS if you go CFX at a later date.
* $50 - RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB Kit (2x2GB) 9-9-9-24 1.5V (paying for CAS8 or faster ram will net you less than 1% performance increase in real world)
* $200 - CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
* $30 - Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ (while H70 sounds nice, not worth the extra money)

Hmm, only $950 so far. Do you have an SSD? I'd go for one if not.
Edited by compudaze - 2/9/11 at 1:23pm
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