I 'm planning to build an AMD system. Here are the specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
AsRock 890GX Extreme3
Team Elite 4x2GB 1333 DDR3
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme with TX3
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850
Hitachi Deskstar 1TB X3
ASUS DVDRW - DRW-24B1ST
Antec 200 (+ 3 optional 120mm fans)
This is my first time building a PC from scratch so the parts are robust, to make it memorable
However, I 'm still at lost on what PSU to use. What I have in mind is a Thermaltake Litepower 600 Watts but still, I 'm not sure if a 600-watt PSU enough considering the specs. I 'm also considering overclocking and unlocking the cpu cores (they say it 's a breeze with this motherboard) if someone could teach me.
The Power Supply Requirements for your 5850 are the following ones:
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode)
I didn 't know people here @ tomshardare are very accomodating. I tried other forum sites but my posts just collected dust...
I 'm checking with my local dealer right now for the parts you guys recommended.
Too bad located in the southeast (parts here are very limited, and dealers tend to overprice high-end parts). My local dealer also said they have no stock for 9555BE's.
What about unlocking and overclocking? Would it be a big factor for power condumption? I read some reviews here on processors and I saw that max load would reach up to 500 watts!(for 956BE)
And as for CF, yeah I 'm planning to do that soon.
I 'm not really well-versed with setting up RAID. I think I 'll google it right now since I don 't know everything about it.