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Old 11-02-2009, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CASE
ThermalTake VH6000

MOTHERBOARD
MSI NF980-G65

PROCESSOR
AMD Phenom x4 965 3.4Ghz

GRAPHICS
ATI HD5850 (not sure on brand, any suggestions?)

RAM
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Memory

PSU
OCZ Game XStream 700W

DRIVE
LG CH08LS10

FAN CONTROLLER
NZXT Sentry 2

HDD
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB

Before anyone starts saying about ATI and an SLi motherboard let me explain! :P
I want a high end graphics card to last me 9-12 months. In around that time I hope to buy a 120Hz monitor and 2 NVidia cards, to enable 3d Vision. I know this might seem like a waste of money to most people but I just want to have a really good card until then.
Also do you guys think I'll need a processor fan? And do you think it's worth getting 2 more 120mm fans for the bottom of the case?

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ATI HD5850 (not sure on brand, any suggestions?)
Most brands are safe to go with, but EVGA, XFX, Sapphire, Asus, BGF and several others I can't remember right now are all good choices.

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RAM
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Memory
You might want to go with 1600MHz RAM instead.

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Also do you guys think I'll need a processor fan? And do you think it's worth getting 2 more 120mm fans for the bottom of the case?
Processor fan is essential, otherwise the thing will explode (well it would turn itself off before then but you know what I mean). And I can always recommend extra fans
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Yeah, I don't think any of the brands have released overclocked cards yet so it was just preference but I'm not sure on them so I guess it'll just be the one that's in stock!

Tbh with the RAM I got confused cos on MSI's website it said...
'DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)' I'm guessing the * means overclocked so I didn't get that bit? I haven't overclocked anything before so wouldn't know how to do that either...is it hard?

Any recommendations on processor fan? And quiet 120mm for underneath the case?
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I would buy the AMD Phenom x4 955 3.2Ghz if I were you. You can easily overclock it to 3.4 GHz.
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Is it as easy to overclock the 3.4?
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Yes, it is. You can probably do it with the stock cooler. And you can buy an after market cooler and reach higher clock speed.
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change a cooler please
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Sorry, didn't have time to reply.
Any ideas on good CPU coolers?
And does anyone else know about the RAM thing above ^^^ ?
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