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I have a few questions about this topic.

I'm going to make a list to get an overview of what it is i seek in this thread.

1: Do the parts listed in the bottom fit together?
2: can i make a pc without a case?
3: anything to consider when doing this build?
4: is cl9-9-9-24 faster than cl5-5-5-15 RAM?
5: would you recommend more than 4GB of Ram?

In advance, thank you very much. you guys in here are awesome, i hope to be able to repay the help i've gotten at some point in here

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Six Core, 3,2Ghz/3,6GHz Turbo, AM3, 9MB, 125W, Boxed

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula, Socket-AM3
ATX, AMD890FX+SB850, DDR3, 4xPCIe(2.0)x16, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, SupremeFX X-FI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX
PCI-Express 2.0, "OC Version", GDDR5, 2xDVI, HDMI, Windforce 2X, 900MHz

Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 1333MHz 4GB CL9
Kit w/2x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL9-9-9-24, for Intel i5/i7 and AMD Phenom

Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-850C 850W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 140mm Blæser


Note: Will be using the new pc for high performance games like bc3, crysis 2, mass effect 3.
Edited by Misterbass67 - 3/11/11 at 2:32pm
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post #2 of 13
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1: Do the parts listed in the bottom fit together?
Yep!
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Originally Posted by Misterbass67 View Post
2: can i make a pc without a cabinet?
Cabinet? Do you mean a case?
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Originally Posted by Misterbass67 View Post
3: anything to consider when doing this build?
What will you be using this build for?
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Originally Posted by Misterbass67 View Post
4: is cl9-9-9-24 faster than cl5-5-5-15 RAM?
Depends on what frequency the RAM is operating at. If both kits are operating at the same frequency, CL5 is "faster" (more responsive).
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5: would you recommend more than 4GB of Ram?
It all depends on what you will be using the system for. More RAM is always helpful, but usually not necessary.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/11/11 at 1:44pm
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Yep!

Cabinet? Do you mean a case?

What will you be using this build for?

Depends on what frequency the RAM is operating at. If both kits are operating at the same frequency, CL5 is "faster" (more responsive).

It all depends on what you will be using the system for. More RAM is always helpful, but usually not necessary.
Yes i meant Case.

i will use the build for playing games like crysis2, bc2 and mass effect 3 on max settings with frames on a minimum of 45-50.
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Yes i meant Case.

i will use the build for playing games like crysis2, bc2 and mass effect 3 on max settings with frames on a minimum of 45-50.
No, you don't need a case. I had my motherboard sitting on the box it came in for 5 or 6 months, until I got my DD Torture Rack 2.

Have you looked into Sandy Bridge? And what is your budget?
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/11/11 at 2:03pm
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
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Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer Scarab KRK Rokit G2 (RP6G2) Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
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post #5 of 13
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No, you don't need a case. I have my motherboard sitting on the box it came in for 5 or 6 months, until I got my DD Torture Rack 2.

Have you looked into Sandy Bridge? And what is your budget?
Cool, i'm going to do that then (motherboard in the box etc.).
My budget is about 1,118.40 USD (currency converter)

I didn't know about sandy bridge. but it seems rather new and expensive? however i have no knowledge on that field at all.
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My budget is about 1,118.40 USD (currency converter)
Oh, I just realized that you live in Denmark.
Is there a particular website you'll be buying from?

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I didn't know about sandy bridge. but it seems rather new and expensive? however i have no knowledge on that field at all.
It is rather new, but it doesn't have to be too much more expensive than the build you picked out. For example, the Core i5 2500k is only $20 more than the Phenom II x6 you picked out (at least here in the states, on newegg).
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Oh, I just realized that you live in Denmark.
Is there a particular website you'll be buying from?



It is rather new, but it doesn't have to be too much more expensive than the build you picked out. For example, the Core i5 2500k is only $20 more than the Phenom II x6 you picked out (at least here in the states, on newegg).

Awesome, a fellow dane?

http://www.komplett.dk - the website
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I looked through the site and say that Intel's prices are quite high compared to those of AMD. Taking that into account, here is a build I came up with. I'm not familiar with the Krone, so please tell me if I'm going over your budget.

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (you'd be just fine with a Phenom II x4, though)
Motherboard:
Asus M4A89TD Pro (I saw the USB3 revision was 10% off). In general, both Asus and Gigabyte boards are great.
RAM:
It looks as though komplett only carries Kingston, Crucial, and Corsair. I'd go with the a 2x2GB set of XMS3 (1600MHz/CL8), as it seemed to be one of the cheapest.
GPU:
Grab the cheapest reference model of the AMD 6950 2GB. You can unlock and overclock this to match a GTX 570.
HDD:
Samsung F3 1TB or WD Caviar Black 1TB, whatever is cheaper.
PSU:
I noticed there wasn't a large selection. I'd recommend a Corsair 600-650W.
HSF:
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
SSD (if you can afford one):
Crucial RealSSD C300

Tell me if this build fits in your budget, or if you can find a similar build that does.
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Razer Scarab KRK Rokit G2 (RP6G2) Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
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Dell UltraSharp (U2412M) Ducky Shine II (DK9008S2) SeaSonic Platinum (1000w) CaseLabs Mercury S3 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer Scarab KRK Rokit G2 (RP6G2) Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
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post #10 of 13
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I looked through the site and say that Intel's prices are quite high compared to those of AMD. Taking that into account, here is a build I came up with. I'm not familiar with the Krone, so please tell me if I'm going over your budget.

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (you'd be just fine with a Phenom II x4, though)
Motherboard:
Asus M4A89TD Pro (I saw the USB3 revision was 10% off). In general, both Asus and Gigabyte boards are great.
RAM:
It looks as though komplett only carries Kingston, Crucial, and Corsair. I'd go with the a 2x2GB set of XMS3 (1600MHz/CL8), as it seemed to be one of the cheapest.
GPU:
Grab the cheapest reference model of the AMD 6950 2GB. You can unlock and overclock this to match a GTX 570.
HDD:
Samsung F3 1TB or WD Caviar Black 1TB, whatever is cheaper.
PSU:
I noticed there wasn't a large selection. I'd recommend a Corsair 600-650W.
HSF:
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
SSD (if you can afford one):
Crucial RealSSD C300

Tell me if this build fits in your budget, or if you can find a similar build that does.
Thank you for helping!!

I looked at some benches of the hd6950 and gtx560 and i found gtx560 being a little cheaper than the hd6950 that's "superclocked" it has 1000mhz clock speed, which is great (i guess this is the spec that count's the most when it comes to graphic card performance).

I added the XMS3 RAM you mentioned but it says they are PC3-10666 -whereas the motherboard only supports PC3-10600 - will this still work?

I am using my old harddrive from the computer i am on now which is 1tb (fine). i found a cheap psu that has 750watts.


So here it is:

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Quad Core, 3,2Ghz, AM3, 8MB, 125W, Boxed

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO, Socket-AM3
ATX, AMD890GX+SB850, DDR3, 2xPCIe(2.0)x16, VGA, DVI, HDMI, SATA 6Gb/s

RAM:
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 4GB CL8
Kit w/2x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL8-8-8-24, for Core i5/i7, 1.65v
(i added two of these = 8gb)

GPU:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX
PCI-Express 2.0, "Super Overclock", GDDR5, 2xDVI, HDMI, "Windforce 2X", 1GHz

PSU:
Cooler Master GX 750W PSU
ATX 12V V2.31, 80 Plus, Standard, 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 9x SATA, 120mm Blæser
By the way, the cost of this setup is 0.980 USD - which is good!


So i am hoping that this will work nicely together. i am quite sure that it's possible to overclock the cpu to 4ghz with stock cooling.

any thoughts?
Edited by Misterbass67 - 3/11/11 at 4:32pm
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