Will this cpu bottleneck my system? and some questions

Hello forums i just applied to this forum although i have been a lurker for quite some time.

OK its time i get to the meat of the situation im building a pc for extreme gaming for long hours ( 8 hrs+) im trying tho keep this rig in the $2000 range as i cant afford anything more and im choosing an amd build which i think makes alot of difference in my budget.

Expectations: intense gamin and im not planning on updating every couple of months i want this rig to last atleast three year where it
can perform quite well as newer games are released.


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the net, video editing and intro creation

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Asus ,saphire


OVERCLOCKING: Yes to 4.0 ghz

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 a 23 inch samsung lcd

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet not really i use headphones and must be able to take a pounding cause i love maxing out games and i play very very long hours


mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131644

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102872

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103849

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

Storage#1: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2XXX 2.5" 160GB (for boot drive and for games)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820167017
#2: western digital caviar black 640 gb (for other applications and stuff)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136319

cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835608018

case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119196

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139010

Optical drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136144

i was thinking of getting a 5970 but i just cant bring myself to spend that much on a gpu right now $700 is just too high
will this setup last 3 years or so because im planning to add things like Ram and maybe another gpu when my card starts to age.

well the cooler i chose the noctua because im planning to push my cpu to 4.0ghz is this a good choice because i dont really like water cooling because its just too risky and expensive.


is this spending too much any ideas for lower cost and same performance?


Reason of edit: just adding a few things and changing the format
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  1. A 4ghz 1090T is more than enough for a 5870.

    A 5970 may experience some bottlenecking in some games.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-875k-core-i5-655k-unlocked-multiplier,2641-8.html

    However, games that support 6 cores may relieve this bottleneck (very rare).

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-875k-core-i5-655k-unlocked-multiplier,2641-11.html

    You'll be fine with what you have picked out.
  2. boiled_dogs said:
    Hello forums i just applied to this forum although i have been a lurker for quite some time.

    OK its time i get to the meat of the situation im building a pc for extreme gaming for long hours ( 8 hrs+) im trying tho keep this rig in the $2000 range as i cant afford anything more and im choosing an amd build which i think makes alot of difference in my budget.

    Expectations: intense gamin and im not planning on updating every couple of months i want this rig to last atleast three year where it
    can perform quite well as newer games are released.


    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the net, video editing and intro creation

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Asus ,saphire


    OVERCLOCKING: Yes to 4.0 ghz

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 a 23 inch samsung lcd

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet not really i use headphones and must be able to take a pounding cause i love maxing out games and i play very very long hours


    mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131644

    GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102872

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103849

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

    Storage#1: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2XXX 2.5" 160GB (for boot drive and for games)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820167017
    #2: western digital caviar black 640 gb (for other applications and stuff)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136319

    cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835608018

    case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119196

    PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139010

    Optical drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136144

    i was thinking of getting a 5970 but i just cant bring myself to spend that much on a gpu right now $700 is just too high
    will this setup last 3 years or so because im planning to add things like Ram and maybe another gpu when my card starts to age.

    well the cooler i chose the noctua because im planning to push my cpu to 4.0ghz is this a good choice because i dont really like water cooling because its just too risky and expensive.


    is this spending too much any ideas for lower cost and same performance?


    Reason of edit: just adding a few things and changing the format



    Since gaming seems to be your primary area of concern, why not go the Intel way w/ i7-930. It surprasses the 1090T in almost all the games, & overclocks much better. You'll get significantly more performance in games, for almost the same cost.
  3. ksampanna said:
    Since gaming seems to be your primary area of concern, why not go the Intel way w/ i7-930. It surprasses the 1090T in almost all the games, & overclocks much better. You'll get significantly more performance in games, for almost the same cost.



    ^ +1

    With that budget I would go with Intel.
  4. Yes like I said yesterday here:http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/287135-31-2000-gaming-build-think#t2122353
    The Intel i7 930 would be better suited for you.
  5. Or go with the PiiX4 965/955.
    There is no need for you to get the 6core if your main use is gaming.
  6. Yeah but with is budget the 930 would be better suited for him.
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