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November 5, 2009 5:16:05 AM

I will be building my first computer and purchasing these parts tomorrow, but first would like to get the opinions/suggestions and see if this is indeed a compatible system.

CPU- Phenom II x4 965 BE

Motherboard- MSI 790FX GD-70

Video card- x2 HIS 4890 Turbo+ 1gb crossfire

Memory- Corsair XMS3 6GB(3x2GB) DDR3 1600

CPU cooler- Scythe 120mm Sleeve Kabuto 6 Heat pipes

Hard Drive- WD Velociraptor 300GB 10000rpm

PSU- Thermaltake Black Widow 850Watt 12V 2.2

DVD Burner- Sony Opriarc 24x

Fan Controller- NZXT Sentry LX

Case- Cooler Master HAF 932

Monitor- Samsung 2333SW 23in LCD

With Windows 7 64-bit
November 5, 2009 5:17:58 AM

I will only be playing games on this I will not be putting anything else on it really.
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November 5, 2009 6:48:07 AM

Switching to Gigabyte mother board means what? Is it better somehow?
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November 5, 2009 7:20:25 AM

Will the Scythe Sleeve Kabuto cpu cooler interfere with the side mount 230mm fan?
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November 5, 2009 7:27:37 AM

There is no reason to get a 965, get a 955. Both have an unlocked multiplier and the entire load of goodies. A 965 is a 200MHz OC'ed 955, something that's easy to do yourself.

Velociraptors are worthless. They are outperformed by modern 7200 RPM HDD's (think Samsung spinpoint F3) at a far lower cost. If you want speed, get an SSD.

There's no point in pairing two 4890's. It's overkill and it's hot and noisy. Get a 5870 or even a 5850, the performance difference isn't noticeable and it has a bag full of goodies like DirectX11, eyefinity (multiple monitors), low power consumption, less noise and less heat.

A 965 motherboard doesn't support tripple channel, so you must get 4GB rather than 6. Don't worry though, not a single game uses 4 and that won't change in the future either.
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November 5, 2009 8:50:10 AM

RAB86......I do not dislike MSI but Gigabyte and Asus are the two motherboard manufacturers that are recognized as "the best" by most people who build their own computers. I like Gigabyte best of the two myself....they are generally very good quality with high end options even on their cheaper boards and they seem to be the best overclockers.

I dont know about the fan / cooler combo but the HAF is a huge case and I have never heard of anything not fitting in it.

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Velociraptors are worthless. They are outperformed by modern 7200 RPM HDD's (think Samsung spinpoint F3) at a far lower cost


That is not true. The newest 7200rpm hard drives are faster than the first generation Raptors true but not Velociraptors. The Velociraptor is noticeably faster for hard drive limited applications. SSD drives are indeed the fastest but are limited in size and still are very expensive for the price per gigabyte.

I would agree with trying a single 5870 or 5850 and then adding another if necessary.
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November 5, 2009 9:07:53 AM

anort3 said:
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Velociraptors are worthless. They are outperformed by modern 7200 RPM HDD's (think Samsung spinpoint F3) at a far lower cost


That is not true. The newest 7200rpm hard drives are faster than the first generation Raptors true but not Velociraptors. The Velociraptor is noticeably faster for hard drive limited applications. SSD drives are indeed the fastest but are limited in size and still are very expensive for the price per gigabyte.

I would agree with trying a single 5870 or 5850 and then adding another if necessary.


Yes, there is still a small difference. But that is something that you will hardly notice in real life.
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November 5, 2009 9:54:44 AM

I was thinking about getting Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk , would this fit in the HAF 932s case. It's a 2.5" form factor and the HAF only has 5.25 and 3.5 bays
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November 5, 2009 10:11:49 AM

I didn't try it myself, but many people mention it's quite simple to fit a 2.5" in a 3.5" slot with some duck tape and things like that...

Good choice btw, the intel SSD's are the top for price/performance atm.
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November 5, 2009 6:00:27 PM

RAB86 said:
I was thinking about getting Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk , would this fit in the HAF 932s case. It's a 2.5" form factor and the HAF only has 5.25 and 3.5 bays



All you need is an adapter like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one is out of stock and I am in a hurry right now...just look for an something similar from wherever you are buying parts.
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