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Hi, this will be my gaming/multitasking computer. I'd like to know if these parts are compatible. Also, please suggest other products that you feel are better (in the same budget range)

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GA-890GPA-UD3H

ASUS EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375&cm_re=ASUS_DirectCU_5850-_-14-121-375-_-Product

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&Tpk=F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674&cm_re=amd_955_black_edition-_-19-103-674-_-Product

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=Spinpoint_F3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=HAF_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product
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  1. Best answer
    great build, obviously you've done your homework.

    you might consider stepping up to a 965 processor, as they overclock better (if you're planning on doing that, which you should) and also have a slightly faster stock clock. if you are indeed thinking of overclocking, then you should add a coolermaster 212+.

    other ideas:
    - maybe a 790 chipset mobo, depending on your upgrade goals.
    - consider the coolermaster cm690 II if you think the 922 might be a little too... aggressive-looking or big. the 690 will fit your 5850 no problem.
  2. The build will work fine.
    Only get such a powerful PSU if you plan on upgrading to crossfire at some point.
    Otherwise drop to 650W, to save some cash.
  3. whatelsematters said:
    great build, obviously you've done your homework.

    you might consider stepping up to a 965 processor, as they overclock better (if you're planning on doing that, which you should) and also have a slightly faster stock clock. if you are indeed thinking of overclocking, then you should add a coolermaster 212+.

    other ideas:
    - maybe a 790 chipset mobo, depending on your upgrade goals.
    - consider the coolermaster cm690 II if you think the 922 might be a little too... aggressive-looking or big. the 690 will fit your 5850 no problem.


    I read that the 965 is just a 955 with a higher clock. So they'd probably overclock the same. He'd be spending money for something he could do himself.
  4. whatelsematters said:
    great build, obviously you've done your homework.

    you might consider stepping up to a 965 processor, as they overclock better (if you're planning on doing that, which you should) and also have a slightly faster stock clock. if you are indeed thinking of overclocking, then you should add a coolermaster 212+.

    other ideas:
    - maybe a 790 chipset mobo, depending on your upgrade goals.
    - consider the coolermaster cm690 II if you think the 922 might be a little too... aggressive-looking or big. the 690 will fit your 5850 no problem.


    Thank you, I have to give credit to the knowledgeable forum contributers at TH. (I know almost nothing about hardware!) Could you elaborate on the 790 chipset mobo? I want to eventually Crossfire 5850's.

    I'd also like to know more about the Phenom 965 vs. 955. Furthermore, what's the difference between these 955 processors?

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674&cm_re=phenom_x4_955-_-19-103-674-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=phenom_x4_955-_-19-103-808-_-Product
  5. Well if you're not planning on getting the x6 now that's your decided on a build, you could just save money and get a 790 which is nearly identical to the 890 except they don't natively support the new X6 chips.

    don't quote me on this but i'ver read some places that even on an 790 you can use a X6 with a bios flash, but anyways if your going with the X4 now get a 790 and save some cash
  6. I checked newegg and the 790 is almost the same price if not more expensive than the 890. (?) Well anyhow, I probably will upgrade the processor to 6 cores at some point.

    I can save $30 by buying the 955 over 965, so I think I will. I don't think I'll notice a 200Mhz stock difference, or even when OC'ing, especially since I'll mostly be gaming.

    Are there any other G.Skill RAM's (or other brands) that are similar in performance to the one I listed? It's not available at http://ncix.com/ which is where I shop.

    Is the performance of 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 the same as the 1TB model? It's 16MB cache vs. 32MB.
  7. Well if you have inetention of eventually upgrading to a 6 core then go ahead and pick up a 890 as for the samsung there is a slight performance increase between the 500 gb and the 1tb buts it's only a few mb / s
  8. Is there a difference between Samsung Spinpoint F1 vs. F3? I checked the spec's on Newegg.ca and they seem to be identical.

    Samsung Spinpoint F3
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=Spinpoint_F3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    Samsung Spinpoint F1
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102&cm_re=Samsung_Spinpoint-_-22-152-102-_-Product
  9. onlineguy said:
    Thank you, I have to give credit to the knowledgeable forum contributers at TH. (I know almost nothing about hardware!) Could you elaborate on the 790 chipset mobo? I want to eventually Crossfire 5850's.

    I'd also like to know more about the Phenom 965 vs. 955. Furthermore, what's the difference between these 955 processors?

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674&cm_re=phenom_x4_955-_-19-103-674-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=phenom_x4_955-_-19-103-808-_-Product


    The difference is the bottom has the new C3 stepping which improves it's overclockibility, go with that one.
  10. amk09 said:
    The difference is the bottom has the new C3 stepping which improves it's overclockibility, go with that one.


    this is why its a better option. 965.
  11. What about the Samsung Spinpoints? F1 vs. F3?
  12. whatelsematters said:
    this is why its a better option. 965.


    The bottom one is still a 955.

    As for the differences between the two, the F1 seems to be the older model.

    Someone did a benchmark on the F3 vs. an F1 and says the F3 is 33% faster.

    Overclock Forums
  13. Best answer selected by onlineguy.
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