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These are the parts for my home theater/gaming pc for my living room. it will be used with the normal keyboard/mouse combo and the xbox 360 controllers.

Tell me what you think.

-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
-Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5
-Gigabyte ATI 3D graphics cards (the cards that can play on a 3d tv (Maybe a 60+" 3D tv) and could someone tell me which would be the best config> 1 card>2-way/3-way crossfire?)
-Corsair Dominator GT 8G system Memory
-A Good SSD For Operating System/Important files (someone reccomend please)
-A Western Digital HDD (1 tb or more??) for storage and game save files.
-The Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Case
-Thermaltake FRIO OCK or Corsair H70??

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post #2 of 10
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psu i have
    
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post #3 of 10
If you want current generations SSD, then Crucial C300 Sata III
post #4 of 10
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anything else? is this a good build for what i need?
    
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250Gb Hitachi Apple DvD Drive Mac OS X (latest version) Apple 13" LCD Display 
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post #5 of 10
dont waste your money on the 1100t, step it down to the 1090 and save some $
since both are BE's they both have the same OCing capabilities and they are essentialy the same chip, meaning you are paying like 70$ more for a few more mhz when you could easily OC that yourself
post #6 of 10
2way GPU should do otherwise you will get bottleneck and have spent that extra $$$ for nothing unless you decide to OC your rig.
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1x 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 + 2x2TB Western Digital Pioneer BD-R/RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung 32' LCD 
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1x 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 + 2x2TB Western Digital Pioneer BD-R/RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung 32' LCD 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mothug View Post
2way GPU should do otherwise you will get bottleneck and have spent that extra $$$ for nothing unless you decide to OC your rig.
i am going to overclock
    
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250Gb Hitachi Apple DvD Drive Mac OS X (latest version) Apple 13" LCD Display 
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post #8 of 10
Water loops and rifle coolers hinder proper cooling for the VRMs. Supplement the cooling for them somehow or look at down-blowing CPU HSFs.
     
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
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Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
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yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
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Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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post #9 of 10
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what about mounting a fan on top of the waterblock to blow down or under the heatsink put a fan?
    
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post #10 of 10
Yea, just make sure there is air flow on the VRMs of the board. Ideally air that blows at them.

Check out this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...y-usually.html

XD_1771 makes an excellent case for buying a mobo with good VRMs and ideally, heat-sinks on the VRMs, later on in the thread, I point out that the vast majority of VRM failures in the OP of the thread were on systems utilizing either some form of water or rifle cooling system. Lousy VRMs COMBINED with poor airflow is a really bad recipe, but even great VRMs are susceptible to failure without proper cooling, or, lesser quality VRM configs may hold up to abuse if they are properly cooled.

For a gaming/theater rig, I don't see much benefit from an X6 CPU. You can get that if you want, but I think 2-4 cores of that X6 will seldom get used. A 955 is a much better value for this application.

Stick to 6000 series AMD or 400-500 series Nvidia for 3D stuff. That will help ensure compatibility with the most possible 3D source materials. (including blue-ray).

Assuming you are hooking this to an HDTV, 1920x1080 resolution, a 6870 would do the job just fine, but you may want to spring for a 6950 for some more headroom on the settings and such. I'm not sure what your budget is for GPUs, but generally speaking, the best way to go about it is to buy a single powerful GPU at the time of building the system. Then add another equal card later on down the road when they are cheaper.

Eric
     
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FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
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Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
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