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AMD New Build - Phenom II X6 1090T + CF - Cooling, MOBO & RAM Feedback

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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
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November 10, 2010 11:01:43 PM

DO NOT MOVE THIS POST.

I am not an AMD guru, but I've built them before; it's been a while. The guy I'm building it for Insists on AMD...okay.

I've got good reasons for my selections, but it is incomplete. See the {TBD}. It's all on water, and I prefer Koolance, BUT I cannot find a good 'all-in-one' MOBO chipset block. Also, I prefer SLI, but I'm pretty certain I don't want to use M4N98TD EVO - it doesn't offer 3-WAY and I know it lacks the power I need. Also, I am a little up in the air about the XFX; I do like the warranty. I too realize about the waste of SATA3 HDD but the MOBO is all SATA3...

So have at it and critique.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Combo Model UH10LS20 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TBD (2 kits 16GB) G.SKILL Flare Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-8GBFL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair CC800DW Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Koolance Block - CPU-360 (CPU), Rev1.2
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?...
TBD Koolance TBD Chipset Block
(3) Koolance Block - GPU VID-AR587T2
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?...
TBD Koolance custom Water Cooling {incl TMS-200, 3x120 Radiator}
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?...
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD

optional:
per QVL - G.SKILL Flare DDR3-2000 (PC3 16000) 8GB(2GB x 4) 7-9-7-24-2N @ 1.65V F3-16000CL7Q-8GBFLS {overseas only}
http://buy.fudzilla.com/a530132.html

Thanks!
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 10, 2010 11:22:46 PM

1) I know you are a fan of 3-way cards and the build is for a friend, I would not do so on ATI, as they don't scale as well as SLI.

2) XFX is to ATI as EVGA is to Nvidia... They are the best manufacturer.

3) I would look at the G.SKILL TRIDENT's instead but I know you know your RAM though :) 
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 716 V Motherboard
November 10, 2010 11:32:45 PM

^ Yeah, it's another build, I charge $1K for these builds. I am an SLI guy. The problem is {AMD + SLI} < {AMD + CF}. I am not aware of any 3-WAY SLI AMD MOBO's. I begged and pleaded - the guy wants the 'killer AMD' build. ~$5K + me.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 10, 2010 11:40:05 PM

Have you thought of two 5970's instead or going with AMD/Nvidia & two GTX 580's? The ATI 5970 in dual cards is about as good as it gets

And did I read your right... You charge 1K to build plus it is a 5K+ system? I need friends like yours... :D  I get $75 or free for my friends builds but no WC or 5K build for me though :) 
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
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November 11, 2010 12:01:27 AM

If all I had to do was slap the stuff together then 1/2 that or less. Installing Koolance is an involved process.



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Source - http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=e...

Okay, then what AMD based SLI MOBO? As I mentioned, the ASUS M4N98TD EVO I don't think can handle the extreme OC and the GTX 580...? That's why I'm posting.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 11, 2010 12:18:02 AM

Your best bet is actually the MSI NF980-G65 for your SLI needs and gives you 3-way option as well. It looks to be the best Nvidia based AM3 board.

Nice charts & info... :) 
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
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November 11, 2010 12:33:38 AM

on-board video -> NVIDIA GeForce 8 series; I'll research it.

I'm going to have 'fun' with this build.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
November 11, 2010 12:37:28 AM

Yes... All builds are fun specially when you go against your "norm" in builds. It is like seeing how the other half live :D 

Just don't go turning all AMD Fanboy on me (unless it means I get the SR2 setup for real real cheap :)  )
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 716 V Motherboard
November 11, 2010 12:51:32 AM

I KNOW an X58 will run circles around this build - $1K - I'm okay :) 
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