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Ewan's Computers 07-15-2011 02:25 PM

My next gaming build plan
Ok, so my build is as follows:

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650d (Mid-Tower)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100t Black Edition (Planning to overclock to about 4.0ghz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 Water cooler (Looking for custom fans)
GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 6870
Mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
RAM: Corsair Dominator 2000mhz 4gb
PSU: (Looking for a reccomendation)
I need:

2 custom 120mm fans for my cooler (no flashy lights please)
PSU recommendation (please note, I will be upgrading later to 8gb or 16gb ram,
crossfire on 2 6870s)+ wattage recommendation
A full guide to overclocking my phenom
An SSD recommendation (I want a lightning fast drive plz)
A wifi solution (I need a fast wifi connector/adapter/card)
...And any other ideas you guys have that you think could make this build better.

Thanks :grin:

P.S: I also wanted to know if I could put a custom cooler on my 6870.

patonb 07-16-2011 12:32 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
You can do a quality 650-750, Antec Earthwars or Corsair, non-cx models.

As for a wifi, get one the plugs into the pci or a usb that has a cable so you can get the antena above your tower.

Ewan's Computers 07-16-2011 03:21 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
I already have one of these in a box that I have never used: Belkin 802.11g Wireless Usb 2.0 Network Adapter: Computers & Accessories
(But unlike this one it's on a stand that can go on top if the tower)
I was only wondering because this is the "G" standard instead of the "N" version.

Btw, are you sure 650w-750w will be enough for oveclocking and upgrading to more ram and crossfire in the future? (just to make sure)

any ideas for fans? or an overclocking guide?

brinks 07-16-2011 03:37 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
Are you getting a Radeon HD 6870 or 6970? On your parts list it says the 6870, while asking about custom cooler you list the 6970.
650-750w psu will be enough for the 6870 crossfire, but for the 6970 you'll probably want something higher.

Ewan's Computers 07-16-2011 03:46 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
:doh: oops, that was a mistake... i'm getting a 6870 (asus)

Ewan's Computers 07-17-2011 05:17 AM

Re: My next gaming build plan
I think I've found a psu... Is this ok?

patonb 07-17-2011 02:24 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
Very okay... abitmore than neeed but just fine.

Ewan's Computers 07-17-2011 03:12 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
I just wanted to make sure I had enough power.
I think my belkin usb thingy is ok, i've tried it on my other computer and it's only slightly slower than a standard wired connection.
All I need now, to complete the rig is a dvd drive, and an ssd. For my dvd drive I was thinking of this: LG GH22NS50.AUAA 22x SATA DVDRW Drive - Bare Black: Computers & Accessories
(All I need is a standard drive that can read, write, and play games)
Any help with the ssd?

Night Fox 07-17-2011 03:26 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
I recommend this for an SSD: - Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

This is a great drive for the price. You'll be using the SSD for your OS and programs. Most people look at the read/write rate, but they should look at the random 4k read/write rates. This drive has very high random 4k read rates (50,000 IOPS) which will mean faster boot times and games will load faster. The vertex 3 has something like 35,000 IOPS read rates...but much higher write rates.

The C300 crushed the Vertex 3 at random read test at AnandTech...and its much cheaper.

Ewan's Computers 07-17-2011 03:51 PM

Re: My next gaming build plan
This is the c300 on amazon: Crucial 64GB Real SSD C300 2.5inch: Computers & Accessories
But below it says the M4 version is newer (and slightly cheaper) which should I get?

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