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Old 11-17-2010, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New 6- core build. Looking for opinions...

Just looking for your opinions and to make sure I've got the right fit with the parts..


What I want out of the system: To be able to run several programs from the Adobe master suite without any slowdown. Not gonna be used for much gaming besides maybe a little bit of Starcraft II. Will also be used with sound editing and mixing software.


CPU:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 6 Core Processor 2.8GHZ Socket AM3 Retail Box

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Motherboard:

ASUS M4A785-M mATX AM3/AM2+ 785G DDR2 PCI-E16 PCI-E 2XPCI SATA RAID Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard

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RAM:

2 x OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-18 DDR2 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

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Hard Drive:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty*

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Video Card:

XFX Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E2.0 Video Card

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Blu Ray Drive:

ASUS BR-04B2T Blu Ray Reader 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM SATA Black OEM

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PSU:

OCZ StealthXStream 2 600W ATX12V 24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

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Case:

Coolermaster Elite 370 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS

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Operating system will be Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.
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Please check Newegg.ca for price differences. They sometimes have good sales.

Why not get DDR3? If you want to play the newest games, you can with flying colors.

This is me, but You don't want your OS on the whole 1TB. If you can, get a smaller HDD or SSD, use the 1TB as storage.

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I don't see why you need a Blu Ray, but whatever you want.

Get this PSU: NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-650TX In Canada.

Case is a case is your place.
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a DDR3 motherboard?
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That's what the DDR3 attaches to..
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So what if I subbed how do you think this would be:

Motherboard:
MSI 770-G45 ATX AM3 770 DDR3 CrossFire 2XPCI-E16 PCI-E 3XPCI SATA2 RAID GBLAN Audio Motherboard

Ram:
OCZ OCZ3G1333LV8GK Gold 8GB DDR3 2X4GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10666 CL 9-9-9-20 1.65V Dual Channel Memory Kit

oh yeah and thanks for the advice..
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8GB of ram wouldn't improve your frames as 4GB is overkill atm for gaming. I'd go with a 850W PSU also for futureproofing and I'd also get a newer chipset motherboard.
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The only game it would be running is starcraft 2, mainly want to use this computer for adobe master suite. what do you mean by newer chipset motherboard..
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The only game it would be running is starcraft 2, mainly want to use this computer for adobe master suite. what do you mean by newer chipset motherboard..
MSI 770-G45 ATX AM3 770 DDR3 CrossFire 2XPCI-E16 PCI-E 3XPCI SATA2 RAID GBLAN Audio Motherboard

that's a 770 Chipset, there are newer ones out such as the 890 Chipset. You DONT have to do this but It'd be more futureproof.

As for the RAM then get 8GB
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4GB isn't overkill, Josh. Anything over 4GB is overkill unless you have good reason for it.
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Okay firstly, With NCIXs price matching once you nail down the build, use shopbot.ca to find the cheapest online price and NCIX will match it.

With the savings, go for an 880 or 890 chipset mobo.

And yha, you have the wrong ram for the board...

But definately price mtch and knock a couple hundred off it.
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