Just looking for some Reviewing on my build, i haven't built a computer myself for a while.
Last computer was a Athlon 64 5200+ 1gb ddr2 and a X1050 so I have lived with slow long enough, (think the Sims 1 not working)
ohh AND VISTA!! eppp.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next month
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Extreme Gaming, 3D projects, virtual Machines (reason for 8gbs of ram)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Operating System, Speakers, printer .
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: budget is $3000 AUD (what that's like $20 USD right?) already over budget, so no massive changes.
Mobo: DFI LanParty DK 790FXB-M3H5 Motherboard
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD4870 1GB Crossfire, (i picked the Gigabyte one because of that dodgy fan easier to remove for watercooling)
RAM: Corsair TW3X4G1333C9DHX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 (buying two sets 4*2=8GB)
HDD: Samsung 1TB 7200rpm SATA II HD103UJ (spin-point F)
Case: CoolerMaster CM Storm Sniper AMD Dragon Special Edition
Monitor: BenQ G2412HD 24in Widescreen LCD Monitor
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular
Optical: Lite-On IHAS324 DVDRW (two)
Input: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5500 Revolution and a Webcam.
Additional: 3.5 VR Rheobus with LCD (fan control and temperature reading)
Pump: Swiftech MCP655-B 12V Pump
Res: Bitspower 5.25 Bay Reservoir Black - POM Version
Rad: Swiftech MCR220-QP Radiator
Tubing/coolant: (red) Feser UV tubing and UV coolant.
GPU Block: Swiftech MCW60-4870 VGA Block (two because of crossfire)
CPU block: EK-Supreme - Acetal
+hose clamps and Fittings.
Any help would be great, Just checking i haven't made some uber-gay mistake.
If you don't want to defect to Intel and spend your budget, CPU and board is good, if a little pricy. Lose the Samsung, though, and get a Western Digital Black. You're PSU does not have enough connectors, and is insufficiant. That CD drive is very noisy.
Only thing that I feel is that you are skimping on the Graphics card and Power supply...
For a 24" monitor, a single 4870 1GB cant push all those pixels @ high settings in most of the current games and if you are planning for 4870 crossfire, that 600W PSU is not at all suffice and that too with water cooling components installed...
yea nobody seems to like the Samsung any more. Why is that?
I'll up the PSU to a OCZ Fatal1ty 700W SLI good enough?
noise doesn't bother me at all. current computer is very very very noisy.
Thanks, I may upgrade my HDD. but i dunno.
err. my friend has offered me a cheap deal on a Apevia Warlock 900W PSU for $200 AUD is this a good deal to take?
i personally believe it is but i have never been good at understanding PSUs