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Old 02-08-2010, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So the time has come were I get to build my first computer. Here are the parts I've picked so far... all from newegg.

Newegg.com - XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P16004GK - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Total is $1,182.91
$45 in rebates
$20.34 in shipping

Grand total:
$1,158.25

So I picked these parts with the idea that I could upgrade later on down the road. Add ram, upgrade the cpu to the thuban or bulldozer. What do you guys think? Would this support crossfire of 5870's?
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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swap for this psu its cheaper and better.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

You can stay with the msi board as i hear those GD series are great, but have not heard this from actual people on the forums so am still a bit skeptical. maybe this instead
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
everything else is prefect, very nice build well done.
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oh my that is an expensive board!! you really think you need that? Also the memory you chose is quite expensive, i would go with the OCZ golds instead. With the money saved maybe you could get a modular PSU.


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So instead of the current psu:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

This replaces the ram and board for the suggested ones:
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What do you guys think about this hard drive. It's almost $50 cheaper and I doubt I'd ever need a terabyte.
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

If I wanted to oc what do you guys think about adding this cooler:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W&#47;TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Also is a modular power supply necessary or worth it?
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modular is not necessary but its nice to have....

that samsung hard drive is really nice, and awesome at that price! Although, it'll perform a bit slower than the caviar black; but still way worth it IMO.

This thermal paste is better: Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

I see that you mentioned something about crossfire. The MSI motherboard can support 16x/16x while the gigabyte one will only do 8x/8x. Not sure if that'll be an issue for you.. but just so that you know...
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So if I wanted to crossfire in the future what board would you guys recommend? Also would that psu support crossfired 5870's?
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i would be inclined to keep the high-end chipset so the original board or this would be good
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

otherwise go a 785g
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO&#47;U3S6 AM3 AMD 785G HDMI SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

i think your overclocks will be better with the 790fx though.
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modular is not necessary but its nice to have....

that samsung hard drive is really nice, and awesome at that price! Although, it'll perform a bit slower than the caviar black; but still way worth it IMO.

A Spinpoint F3 being outperformed by a caviar black?
I wouldn't stake my reputation on it.
Last I heard, the Spinpoint F3 beat the Caviar Black 1Tb by 20Mb/s or more on some benches.
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Now, I have some questions.
Are you considering Quad Crossfire in the future?
If not, ditch the 790FX and just get a 790X for standard Crossfire.

A 650w Corsair PSU would be overkill for your system, even if you did regular crossfire.
You definitely do not need the 850w unless you're planning Tri-Crossfire or something.
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