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: ForumClick here if your system won't boot or there is no video output ForumHomebrew Template ForumASUS Crosshair IV Formula - AMD 890FX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 - DDR3 Forum890FX vs 890GX for Crossfire ForumThubans and 890FX ? Forum790FX vs 890GX vs 890FX ForumASRock 890FX Harddrive Compatibility ForumAmd 890fx chipset or intel X58 chipset Forum890FX Nvidia Chipset Equivalent? Forum890FX bunch ForumGetting rdy to build a new syst ForumWill FX-4300 work on an 890FX ForumPlease review new day trading system with 6 monitors More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !