Just a quick one for the experts.. NEW BUILD AMD

Hi guys,

hope you are having a great sunday!

Started my long awaited purchase of parts for my first pc build..

Just wanted to do a final final final check on my gaming pc (1900x1080) ;-)

CASE: Antec 902 (purchased)
PSU: Corsair 850hx (purchased)
HD: Western digital caviar 640g (purchased)

CPU: Phenom 955be
GPU: Sapphire 5850
COOLING: Zalman 9900
MOBO: Msi fx gd70
OP: Windows 7 (on the way)
Screen: Asus Vh226h
DRIVE: LG GH22LP20 22x DVD±RW IDE

I know there will be some i5 suggestions but I really am fixed on the 955be for a number of reasons. With regards to the psu - I know it may be 100w too much but I'd rather pay the extra £10 and be safe than sorry (will go xfire later on).


Any thoughts opinions would be great.

Thanks for reading guys.

PJ
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  1. doh... forgot to add that - thinking about g skill ripjaw 4x2gb dd3 but unsure which ones....
  2. the ripjaws are fine get the cas 7 1333mhz or 1600mhz ones
  3. thanks...


    these ones do?

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-043-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=


    are you say.. 'fine'..!! would you suggest better ones???...

    Thanks man
  4. any other suggestions ?? or opinions on my build guys??
  5. fine as in you wont get much better, yeah those ripjaws will be excellent
  6. The 2 things that stick out to me are, if you're just gaming, only buy 4 gigs of ram, not 8. Won't use the extra and its easy to add later if the needs of the system change.

    Also, try to get a sata DVD drive and not IDE.

    That PSU is a beast. Even with CF, you'll still have 150ws left over. The trend is for power consumption to go down. We've hit peak power I think and the focus of green everything is spilling into computers too.

    You have a great gaming system there, enjoy.
  7. definitely only need 4 gig of RAM , and use the money you save to get a 24 inch monitor
    Other than tht its a great rig [ and I wish it was me buying it ] LOL
  8. skora said:
    The 2 things that stick out to me are, if you're just gaming, only buy 4 gigs of ram, not 8. Won't use the extra and its easy to add later if the needs of the system change.

    Also, try to get a sata DVD drive and not IDE.

    That PSU is a beast. Even with CF, you'll still have 150ws left over. The trend is for power consumption to go down. We've hit peak power I think and the focus of green everything is spilling into computers too.

    You have a great gaming system there, enjoy.



    Thanks for that mate.

    Yup sure will stick to 4 gigs of ram.

    As regards to the drive will update and change - any suggestions for decent ones or are they mostly the same?? i'm guessing that i need x24 speed right?

    I'm pulling the trigger on the cpu today, it was the psu and hd yesterday and tomorrow will be mobo... ah it's great doing it day by day!!!
  9. i find lg makes quiet dvd drives
  10. much difference between x22 or x24 ??!!
  11. nothing you would notice
  12. ok, ordered a lg drive ...

    just to check is this the right sata cable i need to buy with it??

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151963
  13. Consider that p55 boards only support x8 by x8 crossfire while you can get a board for the 955 that will support x16 by x16.
  14. yeah that cable would work
  15. the board he chose can support up to 4 cards at x8 x8 x8 x8
  16. ghoulsrulefools said:
    Consider that p55 boards only support x8 by x8 crossfire while you can get a board for the 955 that will support x16 by x16.



    Yup that board can do 16x16x8x8... one of the best 955 boards out there at the mo.
  17. was gonna go for the artic silver 5....
  18. well congrats on an amazing rig be sure to give feed back when its done
  19. will post some pics before during and after.

    You guys on here have been great advising me what to buy - thanks a million
  20. Before buying a sata cable, make sure you're not getting one somewhere else, like with the drive itself. If its OEM, then you are not. But then check the contents of the mobo, they come with sata cables too. If you're HDD was retail, that will have another. Cables can pile up quickly when everyone packages them with their wares.

    As for cooling, I use this site as a starting point for reviews:
    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    The Zalman 9900 only scored a 81% while the titan Obsidian linked was a 89% and cheaper. The vertical fins on the ram won't interfere with the HSF, should be plenty of clearance.
  21. Hi skora,

    thanks for that... where's the link for the titan obsidian sorry?
  22. ah thanks.

    just one other thin before I purchase my ram I have checked MSI's website to ensure my ram is on the recommended list. It is... but it end in different letters..

    i.e - on msi's website they suggest ripjaw cas8 3gb HK

    but when trying to buy the ram from a merchant they only stock cas 8 gb RM

    any difference in the ram as the codes are different??

    CONFUSED.COM!
  23. cas latency wouldn be an issue on board compatibility cas is just the speed at which your ram process data
  24. yup, i get that... but why are the 2 letters at the end different?
  25. there might be slight differences in the ram most likely cas,frequency,maximum clock possible
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