New 890FX build rdy to buy Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 1, 2010 11:05 PM in Systems Share HighHandz May 1, 2010 6:37:14 PM The build: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support $34.99 Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $169.99 ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $229.99 SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($101.49 each) x2 $202.98 No 5000 series because I'm waiting for the prices to come down so I can get two 5850's. CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $179.99 Lots of power for when I have the two 5850's A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-2G ($104.49 each) x2 $208.98 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX $188.00 Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler $109.99 Total of $1,334.90 I already have an 500GB HD and a 64GB SSD and Windows 7 So what do you think? Thanks More about : 890fx build rdy buy Lmeow May 1, 2010 8:20:51 PM Looks good, but epic overkill on power supply. A Corsair HX650W is more than enough, but if you don't feel comfortable with 650W, then the HX750W. HighHandz May 1, 2010 8:38:41 PM Will 750 be enough when I add two 5850's at a later date? P.s. I use newegg's wattage calc. Related resources 890fx boards for new build - Forum 890fx build , anything worth changing? - Forum ASRock 890FX Deluxe4: Good for Future-Proofing? - Forum GA-990FXA-UD3 vs 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ - Forum AsRock 890GX v. 890FX - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Shadow703793 May 1, 2010 9:00:20 PM ^ Yes. The Corsair 750 will be enough for 2x 5850s in CrossFire. Spend a little more and grab the GSkill Ripjaws. You can also drop down to a X3 for gaming use and save some money. WAY too much money on the heat sink. Get a Hyper 212+. If you want silence, spend about a $100-120 more and go water cooling (which is a better investment imo if silence is golden to you). HighHandz May 1, 2010 9:28:54 PM Ok so 750W PSU, a little bit more money for faster ram, good pick. I went to frosty tech and they rated the Noctua NH-D14 as the best one (but ya, a lot of money) I don`t want to mess around with water cooling atm. Shadow703793 May 1, 2010 11:05:22 PM ^ It's #2 on the list. But imo, it's over priced. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Click here if your system won't boot or there is no video output Forum Homebrew Template Forum ASUS Crosshair IV Formula - AMD 890FX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 - DDR3 Forum 890FX vs 890GX for Crossfire Forum Thubans and 890FX ? Forum 790FX vs 890GX vs 890FX Forum ASRock 890FX Harddrive Compatibility Forum Amd 890fx chipset or intel X58 chipset Forum 890FX Nvidia Chipset Equivalent? Forum 890FX bunch Forum Getting rdy to build a new syst Forum Will FX-4300 work on an 890FX Forum Please review new day trading system with 6 monitors Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !