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Old 01-08-2011, 06:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New build.. its been a while

its been a LONG time since ive built a pc.

What i am mainly looking for is to see if everything is going to work together, such as i have a very limited understanding of the MHZ i need to run my Ram, CPU, and graphics for the system to function well.

If anything needs or should be changed in comparison of price vs how much power let me know THANKS! =D

Case $140: - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Harddrive main SSD $264: - Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1 1.8" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD Storage $55: - Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Motherboard $300: - ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard

Graphics Card $1100: - ASUS ARES/2DIS/4GD5 Radeon HD 5870 X2 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Sound Card $90: - ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Memory $160: - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-8GBRM

Processor $270: - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBR BOX

CPU Cooler $ - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

PSU $240: - Nexus RX-1100 1100W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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Old 01-08-2011, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New build.. its been a while

ARES comes with a free Asus motherboard, why not just use that? You'd have to go with an Intel system, which would be fine; just get an i7

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Old 01-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea i thought about going that route, i might end up selling the mobo to a friend or something (more than likely it will just sit around for lol)

i really want to go with an AMD. you see anything else?

as far as the mhz on the ram/gpu and cpu that would need to be changed?

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