Building a new system... comments?

Case (CM 690 II) $89.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

Mobo (ASUS M4A79XTD EVO) $118.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

GPU (ASUS EAH5850) $319.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375

CPU (Phenom II X4 965BE) $181.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

RAM (4GB DDR3 1600) $109.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

HDD (WD 1TB 7200RPM) $99.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

PSU (CORSAIR 750W) $109.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

CD/DVD (Sony) $21.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030


TOTAL (shipped): $1,073.54

This is what i have so far... if there are better options for around the same price (or cheaper) please let me know :D

I pretty much just do lots of gaming. I try to play everything new that comes out and like to play on the highest settings if possible. My monitor resolution is 1920x1080 btw. I don't plan on overclocking anything... but if you think it's possible (since i'm using stock air cooling) and a good idea with this build then let me know. Also i'm hoping to use this system for a while.
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  1. Switch CPU to the Phenom II X4 955 C3 and pick up this combo... Phenom II X4 955 & ASUS M4A89GTD, which gives you equal CPU performance with a better MOBO with the newer chipset

    Overall, a good build!
  2. No... your current selection of RAM will work just fine on the motherboard I've selected. There is no need to go to 6GB for gaming. Most reviews so there is little to no benefit in gaming above 3GB of RAM and you want to run Dual Channel. Running 6GB of RAM, will cause you not to be running in Dual Channel.

    If you want to make any changes to your RAM, I would make the change to G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM, for $10 more.
  3. I think im confused about the listed Memory Standard for than mobo then... it says "DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066". So you can use other speeds without problems? Like the Ram you and i both picked says its 1600
  4. Yes... Go to ASUS's website and check out the supported memory for the MOBO. The board supports DDR3 1600 but for whatever reason it isn't listed on Newegg.
  5. tecmo34 said:
    Yes... Go to ASUS's website and check out the supported memory for the MOBO. The board supports DDR3 1600 but for whatever reason it isn't listed on Newegg.


    Actually i just looked myself and it says "4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory"
    http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=eCWbkolMf0DOW0IV

    Nothing about 1600 >.<

    So what about these then? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189
  6. Oddly a lot of boards seem to miss out 1600mhz on their descriptions. Gigabyte did it to and I sent them a question to which they said it supported it.
  7. xenobreak said:
    Actually i just looked myself and it says "4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory"
    http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=eCWbkolMf0DOW0IV

    Nothing about 1600 >.<

    So what about these then? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189



    Here is the Memory QVL, which can be found at Memory/Device Support ... It includes DDR3 1600

  8. Ok so i settled on the following (i left the hdd and cd/dvd drive out):
    case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216
    video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375
    psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
    cpu/mobo combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.391137


    Now im looking for a good CPU cooler to use... the stock 955/965 fan is really loud when under load. Im looking for something that will keep it cool but quiet under load. There are so many on newegg im not sure really what to pick...
  9. Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2, since the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is out of stock.

    Save yourself some money and get this cpu/mobo combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.391138

    You will see no performance difference with the X4 955 vs X4 965, just savings in your pocket :D !
  10. What about this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125

    edit: oh i didn't see your post before i submitted this. Ok so which would be better then? I see the one you posted is larger but the specs seem very similar. Also the one i picked is a little cheaper and has way more reviews and a bit of a better rating too.
  11. I have no issues with it... It performs nicely, specially for a 92mm fan.
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