Hows My Build Look? ($1110.80 After Shipping)

CPU/Motherboard: NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition & ASUS M4A79T Deluxe DDR3 Motherboard ($299.88)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=47039&promoid=1006

Ram: Kingston HyperX KHX1800C8D3K2/4G 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1800 CL8 Dual Channel Memory Kit ($229.98)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45327&promoid=1006

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271&promoid=1006

Case/Power Supply Bundle: NCIX Cpx Bundle Deal Antec CP-850 Power Supply & Antec P183 Silent Computer Case-UNASSEMBLED ($199.88)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=39441&promoid=1006

CPU Coolers: Yate Loon Value Bundle Deal - Includes 2 Sleeved D90BL-12 Fans 1400RPM 25CFM 28DB W/ Mounting Screws X4 ($13.96)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35479&promoid=1006

Along with Zalman CNPS10X Extreme CPU Cooler 120MM PWM LED Low Noise Fan LGA1156 1366 775 AM3 754 939 940 ($68.99)
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=40437&vpn=CNPS10X%20Extreme&manufacture=ZALMAN%20TECH

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1500GB 1.5TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM ($109.99)
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33167&vpn=ST31500341AS&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1006

Optical Drive:Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM ($34,48)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41501&vpn=SH%2DS223B%2FBEBE&manufacture=Samsung

TOTAL: $1110.80 CAD After Shipping

Now you will notice that iv yet to pick a Graphics Card. Iv researched a bit into the newer Radeon lines along with the 5970 but im not sure as of what to pcik. Ill most likely be running a single card setup so if you have anything youd like to recommend id appreciate it. Along with anything i may want to switch up. Thanks

Im also looking at buying a gaming Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, headset and monitor. if you have any suggestions let me know. as for budget id say another 1k or so
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  1. If your going to spend that much on a cpu cooler get one like this: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thulexrevc.html

    For the ram i would suggest: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231282

    You should be able to overclock the ram if it is the same as the 6gb kit. It can do 1600 at 6-7-6-18 timings or you can run it at 2000 at looser timings
  2. jaymoney61 said:
    If your going to spend that much on a cpu cooler get one like this: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thulexrevc.html

    For the ram i would suggest: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231282

    You should be able to overclock the ram if it is the same as the 6gb kit. It can do 1600 at 6-7-6-18 timings or you can run it at 2000 at looser timings


    Allright ill look into those suggestions
  3. Imo, get the Core Contact Freezer for almost 1/2 the price: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=30008&vpn=CR-CCTF&manufacture=Sunbeam

    Review/ranking: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    edit:
    If you can find the 500GB Samsung F3, get that two of that (or 1x 1TB F3). Or get 2x WD Black 640GB
  4. Shadow703793 said:
    Imo, get the Core Contact Freezer for almost 1/2 the price: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=30008&vpn=CR-CCTF&manufacture=Sunbeam

    Review/ranking: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    edit:
    If you can find the 500GB Samsung F3, get that two of that (or 1x 1TB F3). Or get 2x WD Black 640GB



    The Samsung F3s are out everywhere atm, as for the rest of the build does it look good? And any suggestions of a Graphics Card?
  5. ^If gaming:
    ATI 5850/5870 or 4850/4870 or nVidia GTX260

    If not gaming
    ATI 4670/4650.
  6. Shadow703793 said:
    ^If gaming:
    ATI 5850/5870 or 4850/4870 or nVidia GTX260

    If not gaming
    ATI 4670/4650.


    Yeah this comps gonna be for practically only gaming. Money isnt really an issue tho the 5970 was a-bit overkill. So im guessing the next best thing is the 5870 then for a single GPU setup?
  7. ^Yup. A 5870 will be fine for a while. When needed, you can just CrossFire it.
  8. Shadow703793 said:
    ^Yup. A 5870 will be fine for a while. When needed, you can just CrossFire it.


    Its still top of the line correct? Cause iv heard most people that get them do Xfire them, and suposivly its suposed to equal that of a new 5970 give or take a little
  9. Two 5870s in CF will handily beat the 5970 (at least when it is not OC'ed). The 5970 has a lower stock clock.
  10. ^Yeah, and the 5970 is much more expensive. As drivers get better, the 2x5870 should scale better than the 5970.
  11. Would the rest of my build support a CF config as it is? If so i might be able to purchase x2 5870 together, i think it would come out to around $900. And would it be worth it? Give me your thoughts Thanks
  12. Yes it will support crossfire. You should look at some different HDDs, the 7200.11 had problems. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1050374/seagate-barracudas-7200-11-failing The 7200.12 are nice and the spinpoint f3s are nice.
  13. WD Blacks are decent too, but a bit pricey. If you can find a single 1TB Spinpoint F3, that should be a pretty decent all around solution.
  14. Allright ill check into that, not liking what iv seen in that article so far 30-40% fail rate ughh. as for the Dual 5870s would it be worth it getting two at once for $873 shipping included
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