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July 17, 2009 8:42:40 PM

Hi there People of Tom's Hardware site!
I'm new to the whole computer building scene, but I think I'm learning quick.
First off, in about two weeks I want to buy a new computer. And I want to build it myself.
I did a lot of research about what to get, DDR2 or DDR3,
Should I take GTX 295 or Radeon 4890 Crossfired.
Should I get a intel processor or AMD processor(same for the Motherboard).
So after getting all those questions done after my research I came to this PC Configuration.

# Asrock M3A790GXH/128M - Motherboard - ATX
# XFX Radeon HD 4890 Crossfired
# AMD Black Edition - Processor - 3.2 Ghz
# OCZ Platinum Dual Channel Kit - 8 GB Ram DDR3 (2x 4 GB)
# Antec TruePower 750 Watt for power(dunno what's called in english lol)
# Samsung SyncMaster P2250 - 5 ms - 1920 x 1080 - Full HD
# Antec Nine Hundred Two midi Tower
# Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B for DVD RW burning device
# Samsung SpinPoint F1 Desktop Class HD103 - 1TB x 2
# Raid 0 Configuration
# Cardreader all in 1



So what do you guys think of the configuration?
Would you do something different, have any tips for me?

Regards,

Chandler

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July 17, 2009 8:53:45 PM

What are you using it for? Where are you from so we can part stuff out on a website for you? Whats your budget? If you are mainly going to be gaming save money and get a 2x2 kit of ram, it should significantly less. You are spending so much on every other part get a top end motherboard to support the 4890's in crossfire like the Asus M4A79T Deluxe, it has the 790FX chipset which will let you do 16x/16x crossfire instead of 8x/8x.
July 17, 2009 8:59:28 PM

hunter315 said:
What are you using it for? Where are you from so we can part stuff out on a website for you? Whats your budget? If you are mainly going to be gaming save money and get a 2x2 kit of ram, it should significantly less. You are spending so much on every other part get a top end motherboard to support the 4890's in crossfire like the Asus M4A79T Deluxe, it has the 790FX chipset which will let you do 16x/16x crossfire instead of 8x/8x.


I am going to use it primairly for gaming and next to that some designing.
I am from Holland, and I want to buy everything from www.azerty.nl
=1&product[76911]=2&product[204729]=1&product[207707]=2&product[212040]=1&product[196174]=1&product[113967]=1&product[224663]=1&product[204552]=1&product[35626]=2&product[7517]=1]here is the direct link to the my wishlist(sorry it's dutch)
But you'll be able to see all the components.
I guess you are right about the motherboard, I didn't know that about the 16x/16x crossfire, thanks!
I thought every motherboard has about the same stuff, but I didn't see that. thanks again =)
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July 17, 2009 9:04:40 PM

I'm sorry I can't edit my post? Very strang.

But here I'll try to post the direct link to my wish list again,

It's Dutch sorry :o , but you'll be able to see the products.

http://www.azerty.nl/winkelmandje/winkelmandje/?legen=1...[210544]=1&product[76911]=2&product[204729]=1&product[207707]=2&product[212040]=1&product[196174]=1&product[113967]=1&product[224663]=1&product[204552]=1&product[35626]=2&product[7517]=1]
July 17, 2009 9:13:23 PM

I just copy pasted it, sort of guessing at the word meanings but doing pretty good so far.

Here is the board i was talking about earlier, its quite a bit more expensive but it will give you the most bandwidth for your graphics cards.
http://www.azerty.nl/8-1126-204570/asus-m4a79t-deluxe-m...

The links are getting screwed up by the brackets in the address so dont worry about it.
July 17, 2009 9:25:00 PM

Thank you so much for your help =)
I guess the configuration Is perfect now.
Well maybe I can now use the Amd black 965 with 3.4 Ghz
because that last motherboard didn't support it.
Thanks again hunter =)

edit:
ahw to bad doesn't support the 3.4. Ah well xD
July 17, 2009 9:34:01 PM

Well the 965 isnt out yet so nothing will officially support it yet, but i bet when it does come out you will find that that board does support it as it supported all of the AM3 processors from the start.
July 17, 2009 9:39:44 PM

Ah okay, do you know when it comes out?
Or isn't it worth whaiting for it?
July 17, 2009 9:49:41 PM

I havent seen an official release date yet, last i heard a few reports were saying it was due out in a week or two, that was back at the end of june that two week window has come and gone, it is a revision so it should give higher overclocks if you are looking to take your system to the max then wait, but the 6.25% increase in clock speeds wont turn into anything too noticeable for the average person.
July 17, 2009 9:55:11 PM

Ah okay, I don't know if I'm going to overclock, but I do know if I'm going to overclock it's possible because I got that Asus motherboard now. Thanks for all the help, I'm going to sleep now xD I'll let you know when I got my pc, but that can be over a month :p 

good night =)
!