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Really want to get this build right:P AMD/OC/ATI 5850?/890gx

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April 2, 2010 7:25:14 AM

Really want to get this build right about every 3 yrs I get an itch and have to go for it. Been tweaking on this for weeks help me out PLEASE am I going wrong? anything out of place? or non-compatible? I know I spent to much money on crap already but I'm going for it. CPU good? MB good? I would like to OC CPU to at least 4ghz. Am I buying the right GPU? Is Raid 0 a good choice with what I have/want?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Should be able to buy the rest of parts within two weeks. $700-800 next purchase

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mainly Gaming w/Multitasking internet/media

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Antec 900 two
Windows 7 Pro
Hyper 212 +
24" LCD 1920x1080 res
DVD ROM
2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb .....RAID 0?
Keyboard,mouse ect.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NEWEGG

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA/ Las Vegas


PARTS PREFERENCES:

Was planning on buying;

GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz

OVERCLOCKING: Going to OC CPU

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 res.


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Any advice would be great thanks:) 
April 2, 2010 7:46:50 AM

Just wanted to give a shout out to all of you guys that respond in this forum. I have never seen anything like it, there is always someone out there!! I am very glad I came across this forum and will try to add what little knowledge I have to it.
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April 2, 2010 9:04:59 AM

looks good to go
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April 2, 2010 9:12:36 AM

still nervous as hell a lot of money :p 
hopefully Everything will be good to go.
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April 2, 2010 4:53:29 PM

There's no real reason to go with RAID 0. It is generally only useful for databases or heavy audio/video editing. While it will speed up your game/level load times, it won't provide any in-game benefits. Additionally, if one of the drives dies or has a serious error, you lose everything on both of them.

If this is your RAM, you could spend about $10-15 more and get RAM with slightly tighter timings, though it's unlikely to improve your experience a whole lot. That being said, this G.Skill Eco series CAS 7 1600 MHz 4 GB kit uses a lot lower voltage, which should allow for higher overclocks, and it's $120.
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April 6, 2010 1:27:15 AM

or should I drop the graphics down to 5770 could get more ram and crossfire later?
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April 6, 2010 5:10:32 AM

If it's for gaming stick with the 5850. You can get a cheaper PSU.
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April 9, 2010 5:02:48 AM

okay took the plunge this is what I ordered hope I made a good choice. I'm a little worried about the hyper 212 fitting on the mobo, and the mobo having updated bios to support the c3. What do you think?


ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz / C3
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V


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April 9, 2010 5:09:17 AM

zerkerdude said:
okay took the plunge this is what I ordered hope I made a good choice. I'm a little worried about the hyper 212 fitting on the mobo, and the mobo having updated bios to support the c3. What do you think?


ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850
A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz / C3
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V


Looks fantastic.
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April 9, 2010 5:12:54 AM

I hope so. I had to spend twice as much on the wife to let me get it :p 
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April 9, 2010 7:07:38 AM

coldsleep said:
There's no real reason to go with RAID 0. It is generally only useful for databases or heavy audio/video editing. While it will speed up your game/level load times, it won't provide any in-game benefits. Additionally, if one of the drives dies or has a serious error, you lose everything on both of them.

If this is your RAM, you could spend about $10-15 more and get RAM with slightly tighter timings, though it's unlikely to improve your experience a whole lot. That being said, this G.Skill Eco series CAS 7 1600 MHz 4 GB kit uses a lot lower voltage, which should allow for higher overclocks, and it's $120.



ahh man ya should have gone with the better timings and I think I'm going to go for the raid 0 just because load time is nice with eq2 guess that I should keep a good back up aye? Thank you for advice.
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April 9, 2010 3:03:02 PM

zerkerdude said:
ahh man ya should have gone with the better timings and I think I'm going to go for the raid 0 just because load time is nice with eq2 guess that I should keep a good back up aye? Thank you for advice.


Good luck! :) 

Yeah, if you set up RAID 0, make sure that you take backups relatively regularly. While disk failure rate is pretty low, losing everything on there would probably suck. A lot. You might also consider imaging software (like Acronis or Norton Ghost) so that if you do lose a disk, you don't have to go through installing the OS and everything all over again. Then again, maybe I'm just paranoid. ;) 
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