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Old 07-06-2010, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, just decided recently to build a new PC was looking for input.. just as of right now I've got:

-CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM

-GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5970 725MHZ 2GB 4GHZ GDRR5 2XDVI Display Port PCI-E Video Card

-Case: Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0
or....
Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio

-Nothing else as of yet, thats why I'm asking here .. sorry still looking, I've always been an intel kind of guy but I would like to try AMD as well as a coolmaster model (always had antec).
budget is around $2,000 (can dip over if need be!) btw. I use ncix to do my CAN shopping. (be back asap, errands)
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Hey, just decided recently to build a new PC was looking for input.. just as of right now I've got:

-CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM

-GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5970 725MHZ 2GB 4GHZ GDRR5 2XDVI Display Port PCI-E Video Card

-Case: Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0
or....
Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio

-Nothing else as of yet, thats why I'm asking here .. sorry still looking, I've always been an intel kind of guy but I would like to try AMD as well as a coolmaster model (always had antec).
budget is around $2,000 (can dip over if need be!) btw. I use ncix to do my CAN shopping. (be back asap, errands)
With that Radeon card just go with the 1gb version, because as I've seen many say, you'll only see a difference of 3 to 5 frames with it.

If you're looking to overclock you can find a good OC board on newegg.

RAM wise 4gb is Plenty for gaming, But if its a triple channel processor then you can run 6gb.

PSU: Personally I'd run a Corsair PSU, very reliable, and they are worth every penny.

Looks good so far though
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What are you planning on using the PC for?
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Default Re: New Build, help appreciated!!!

@ positive karma, you cant get a 5970 in a 1 gig version it only comes in 2 gigs, and its the fastest card on the market.


i highly suggest the HAF X over the 932, if you can afford the price do eiitt!!! i have it and its the greatest case ive ever had. and if you are going with AMD, and you have a budget like yours i highly recommended you get the 1090T, its AMDs fastest processor, and its a 6 core processor

get this mother board, it has the most modern technologies a mother board can have, and it looks sharp too

Newegg.com - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

are you planning on over clocking? if you are get this CPU cooler, its arguable the best CPU cooler on the market.

Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

go with this powersupply

Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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wow thanks alot for all the replies, they've been really helpful! this rig would be used mainly for gaming at a high end (FPS/MMO/RTS mainly), I do multitask as well so would it be better to go with 6gigs over 4? I'm running 4 atm, and sometimes I hit a snag..
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do you have DDR2 or DDR3 right now?

cause 4 gigs of DDR3 ram is a heck of a lot faster than 4 gigs of DDR2 ram.

like i said in mylast reply, i reccoemend you go with the 1090T processor, if you can sell the 965 you have or return it and get the 1090T you will be much happier
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--CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

--CPUCooler: Noctua NH-D14 LGA775/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ NF-P14 140MM & NF-P12 120MM Fan

--MOBO: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 DDR3 ATX AMD 890FX 4PCI-E16 2PCI

--GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5970 725MHZ 2GB 4GHZ GDRR5 2XDVI Display Port PCI-E

--PSU: Corsair Professional HX850W 850W

--RAM: ?? ...

--CASE: Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower

--HD:Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB

--Dvd/cd driver: LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM

first off, thanks alot for any input, I'd be near helpless without assistance! secondly, should I stick with Windows pro? or up to windows 7finally? also..RAM, I don't really know diddly about it! apart from that I'm just about ready to order the parts.
p.s.would I need a soundcard? thanks alot!!!
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that will be a beastly computer...

RAM;

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G16004GK

and you absoulty have to get a 64 bit operating system, so either Vista or 7... those are your only choices.
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