AMD Ultimate Build

hey guys since this is my first post on this forums i would like to start of with my new build for this next month.
so here is the main PC Build Here.


Case: Cooler Master ATC 840

Additional Fans: 4x Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP Case Fan - 120mm

CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T Thuban

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX AM3 Motherboard

Video Cards: 2x HIS Radeon HD 5970 Graphics adapter - 2 GB - GDDR5

Memory: 4x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)

Power Supply:Antec TruePower Quattro Series TPQ-1200 OC

External Disc Rom: LG BE08LU20 Optical Media (Blue Ray x DvD x CD Combo)

Gaming HDD: 2x WD VelociRaptor 300 GB, SATA 3 Gb

Windows SSD: Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB

Backup HDD: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Black SATA 6 Gb

SDD Addon: Ultra's ULT40443 2.5" SATA HDD Internal Enclosure

Monitor (Eyefinity): 3x ASUS VH236H 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black


i decided i would go Water Cooling System with Koolance and here is the build from them.

Cooling Parts List 3.0

Main Water cooling system: ERM-2K3U (3U)

GPU Block: 2x VID-AR597 (Radeon HD 5970)

CPU Block: CPU-360 (CPU), Rev1.1

Fittings and Nozzels:

6x Hose Clamp [For OD: 16mm (5/8")]

1x Dual VID Connector, Adjustable 1 Slot Spacing

Nozzle Pair, Swivel Angled [For ID: 13mm (1/2"), OD: 16mm (5/8")]

2x Nozzle Pair, Compression [For ID: 13mm (1/2"), OD: 16mm (5/8")]

Tubes and Liquid:

2x Liquid Coolant Bottle, High-Performance, 700mL (Fluorescent Blue)

8x Tubing, Clear PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 13mm (1/2"); OD: 16mm (5/8")

Tuniq TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease


And My Mane Gaming Controls are:


The Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset


Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard


Razer Naga MMOG Laser Gaming Mouse


Razer Vespula Gaming Mouse Mat


Belkin n52te Tournament Edition SpeedPad


...ok i know im going to be using 6600$ on the entire build. and i have the money. but if u guys have any suggestions on better parts plz dont hesitate to tell me ok.
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  1. ^ That does look like an AMD Ultimate build...

    CASE - Another option...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112244

    Raptor - Why not the 600GB SATA 6GB/s ?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555

    And maybe more RAM ??
  2. Memory: 4x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) thats 4 sticks of 1 GB 1066 RAM. lol "Ultimate" indeed.
  3. Vivi10 said:
    hey guys since this is my first post on this forums i would like to start of with my new build for this next month.
    so here is the main PC Build Here.


    Case: Cooler Master ATC 840

    Additional Fans: 4x Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP Case Fan - 120mm

    CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T Thuban

    Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX AM3 Motherboard

    Video Cards: 2x HIS Radeon HD 5970 Graphics adapter - 2 GB - GDDR5

    Memory: 4x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)

    Power Supply:Antec TruePower Quattro Series TPQ-1200 OC

    External Disc Rom: LG BE08LU20 Optical Media (Blue Ray x DvD x CD Combo)

    Gaming HDD: 2x WD VelociRaptor 300 GB, SATA 3 Gb

    Windows SSD: Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB

    Backup HDD: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Black SATA 6 Gb

    SDD Addon: Ultra's ULT40443 2.5" SATA HDD Internal Enclosure

    Monitor (Eyefinity): 3x ASUS VH236H 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black


    i decided i would go Water Cooling System with Koolance and here is the build from them.

    Cooling Parts List 3.0

    Main Water cooling system: ERM-2K3U (3U)

    GPU Block: 2x VID-AR597 (Radeon HD 5970)

    CPU Block: CPU-360 (CPU), Rev1.1

    Fittings and Nozzels:

    6x Hose Clamp [For OD: 16mm (5/8")]

    1x Dual VID Connector, Adjustable 1 Slot Spacing

    Nozzle Pair, Swivel Angled [For ID: 13mm (1/2"), OD: 16mm (5/8")]

    2x Nozzle Pair, Compression [For ID: 13mm (1/2"), OD: 16mm (5/8")]

    Tubes and Liquid:

    2x Liquid Coolant Bottle, High-Performance, 700mL (Fluorescent Blue)

    8x Tubing, Clear PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 13mm (1/2"); OD: 16mm (5/8")

    Tuniq TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease


    And My Mane Gaming Controls are:


    The Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset


    Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard


    Razer Naga MMOG Laser Gaming Mouse


    Razer Vespula Gaming Mouse Mat


    Belkin n52te Tournament Edition SpeedPad


    ...ok i know im going to be using 6600$ on the entire build. and i have the money. but if u guys have any suggestions on better parts plz dont hesitate to tell me ok.


    Also what an absolutely plain, and unimpressive case. It's like you went ape sh!t with some of the stuff, and just glazed over other parts. Confusing.
  4. cmcghee358 said:
    Also what an absolutely plain, and unimpressive case. It's like you went ape sh!t with some of the stuff, and just glazed over other parts. Confusing.

    haha yeah, but hey its whats inside that counts right? Maybe hes going for a 'sleeper' kinda thing. Great build though I would get some better ram and sacrifice 8 gigs and settle for just 4x2 gig. But hey thats just me. Or possible get two of these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231353
    same capacity (16 gigs) rated for faster speed with somewhat comparable timings. good call on the gskill though i have had great luck with the last 3 ddr3 sets i got from gskill
  5. Velociraptors perform about the same as Spinpoint F3's and 7200.12 500gb.

    However, the former is $200 for 300 Gb, the latter are $55 for 500.

    SSD wise, you're better off with 2 x25-V in Raid 0, or if you have the budget, 2 x25-M 80gb in raid 0. Win 7 Raid 0 TRIM is supported by Intel ONLY.

    For the bench's see here.
    http://anandtech.com/show/3618/intel-x25v-in-raid0-faster-than-x25m-g2-for-250


    Getting 1066 RAM is kinda silly in this build.

    1200 W PSU is way overkill. Only thing you'll need it for is 3 way SLI 480's.

    This seasonic 850w is all you'll need

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151083&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-083-_-Product
  6. OK. so after all the help i was able to narrow it down to this new specs. so please tell me if I'm getting Closer.

    Main System

    Case: Corsair CC800DW Obsidian 800D Black Aluminum

    Additional Fans: 4x Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP Case Fan - 120mm

    CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T Thuban

    Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX AM3 Motherboard

    Video Cards: 2x XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Video Card

    Memory: 2x 4GB kit (2GBx2), Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs), DDR3 PC3-12800

    Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC

    Gaming HDD: WD VelociRaptor 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

    Windows SSD: 2x Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB in Raid 10(1+0)

    Backup HDD: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Black SATA 6 Gb

    SDD Addon: Ultra's ULT40443 2.5" SATA HDD Internal Enclosure

    Monitor (Eyefinity): 3x ASUS VH236H 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black

    Backup Power: OCZ PPCUPSPS1500 1500 UPS PC Power and Cooling Pro-Source


    And i changed Water Cooling System To Be Inside and not Outside.

    Cooling Parts List 3.0

    1x Black Ice GTX 360 Radiator
    2x VID-AR597 (Radeon HD 5970) [no nozzles]
    1x CPU-360 (CPU), Rev1.1 [no nozzles]
    1x Reservoir and Pump, RP-1000BK, Black [no nozzles]

    Fittings and Nozzles

    6x Hose Clamp [For OD: 16mm (5/8")]
    1x Drain Valve [ID: 13mm (1/2")]
    1x Dual VID Connector, Adjustable 1 Slot Spacing
    1x Nozzle Pair, Swivel Angled [For ID: 13mm (1/2"), OD: 16mm (5/8")]
    4x Nozzle Pair, Compression [For ID: 13mm (1/2"), OD: 16mm (5/8")]

    Tubes and Liquid

    2x Liquid Coolant Bottle, High-Performance, 700mL (Fluorescent Blue)
    10x Tubing, Clear PVC, 1ft/30.5cm [ID: 13mm (1/2"); OD: 16mm (5/8")
    4x Tuniq TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease


    Gaming Controls:


    The Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset


    Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard


    Razer Naga MMOG Laser Gaming Mouse


    Razer Vespula Gaming Mouse Mat


    Belkin n52te Tournament Edition SpeedPad


    Network Backup:

    Router: Cisco-Linksys WRT330N Wireless-N Gigabit Gaming Router

    External Hard Drive: Western Digital My Book 3.0 External Hard Drives 2 TB, USB 3.0
  7. banthracis said:
    Velociraptors perform about the same as Spinpoint F3's and 7200.12 500gb.

    However, the former is $200 for 300 Gb, the latter are $55 for 500.

    SSD wise, you're better off with 2 x25-V in Raid 0, or if you have the budget, 2 x25-M 80gb in raid 0. Win 7 Raid 0 TRIM is supported by Intel ONLY.

    For the bench's see here.
    http://anandtech.com/show/3618/intel-x25v-in-raid0-faster-than-x25m-g2-for-250


    Getting 1066 RAM is kinda silly in this build.

    1200 W PSU is way overkill. Only thing you'll need it for is 3 way SLI 480's.

    This seasonic 850w is all you'll need

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151083&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-083-_-Product



    Thanks for the Help Man i see that i cant go with a Raid 0 for AMD but i have decided to go with raid 10 on the SSD for the secure and not corruption possibility. and about the PSU your Right, so i calculated all the Wattage,Voltage,Amp's Again and got the Corsair 1000W Version.and on the ram... im not so good with it but i decided not to spend so much on it since im not going to be overclocking the ram, so i got some 8G Should be enough.

    Aldo i cant do anything about the SSD wich i was hopping for Performance.
  8. gkay09 said:
    ^ That does look like an AMD Ultimate build...

    CASE - Another option...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112244

    Raptor - Why not the 600GB SATA 6GB/s ?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555

    And maybe more RAM ??



    Yeah about the LIAN LI PC-A71F i saw the posibility. but i decided to change it to the Corsair 800d because of the watercooling and Cable management.
    and about the 600GB thnks for the info. i dint know that they had a 600GB SATA 6GB/s. but your right.
  9. coolermaster r4 fans are loud as a 1800rpm fan xD it's more like 36dba vs yateloons 30dba
    edit: black ice radiators aren't awesome... thermochill pa120.3 is probably the best for medium speed fans
  10. I'm not sure why you're bothering with both Velociraptors and SSDs. Why not just go all SSD?

    What banthracis was saying was that only the Intel SSDs support RAID 0. Not that you can't do it on an AMD build. His contention was that other (Corsair, Kingston, etc.) SSDs do not support RAID 0 (yet).

    By definition, you cannot do RAID 10 at a hardware level with just 2 drives. RAID 10 requires 4 drives. RAID 1 can be done with 2 drives, RAID 0 can be done with 2 drives.

    (Theoretically, you could do some fancy Linux magics and trick the SSDs into thinking that they're each 2 drives and mirroring between the two. I'm pretty sure you can't do that on Windows.)
  11. I'm sure by now the OP has his parts and are enjoying it. It would be nice to hear some feedback how satisfied he is with his setup and if he had any problems or not.

    That's part of the reward to us for taking the time helping people...
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