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

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=N82E16819103849
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=N82E16814150476
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=N82E16814150476
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=N82E16814150476
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131667
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148349
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=N82E16822148506
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=N82E16822148506
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=N82E16827136183
LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136181
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=N82E16820231409
Corsair CC800DW Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139001
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=N82E16817139014
Koolance Block - CPU-360 (CPU), Rev1.2
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=978
TBD Koolance TBD Chipset Block
(3) Koolance Block - GPU VID-AR587T2
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=1022
TBD Koolance custom Water Cooling {incl TMS-200, 3x120 Radiator}
http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/product_info.php?product_id=797
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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  1. 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 :)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. 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 :)
  4. If all I had to do was slap the stuff together then 1/2 that or less. Installing Koolance is an involved process.



    Gaming:



    Source - http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http://www.hardware.info/nl-NL/articles/amdnampoZGCa/Clash_of_the_Titans_3way_SLI_GTX_480_test/&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhi3rBk4JLPrFhgMLMPyyB4BzytSCQ

    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.
  5. 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... :)
  6. on-board video -> NVIDIA GeForce 8 series; I'll research it.

    I'm going to have 'fun' with this build.
  7. 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 :) )
  8. I KNOW an X58 will run circles around this build - $1K - I'm okay :)
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