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May 21, 2010 10:26:44 AM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055t
Mobo: ASRock 890GX Extreme3
Vcard: MSI 5770 Hawk
Memo: 2x2gb Kingston
PSU: Silverstone 600w ST60F
Case: CollerMaster 330 Elite
Monitor: 23" LG HDMI DVI VGA 1080p

Any comments on my new build upgrades downgrades?
I would like to ask about cooling what parts should i put heatsinks on?
And what type or kind of heatsinks?
Thanks :hello: 

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May 21, 2010 10:35:38 AM

Hmm what is the main use for rig cos if very game heavy i would down to a Rana 440 - Deneb 925/955BE , Asrock 880G Extreme3 (mirror of that 890GX, slightly lower clocked IGP) and try to smack in a HD 5850 there?
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May 21, 2010 10:42:25 AM

If it is gaming you can go down to a Phenom II x4 955 without losing any noticable performance

I would change the RAM to G Skill which is very popular RAM due to quality and performance

As Batuchka said, upgrading to 5850 is worthwhile if you are gaming, if you cannot afford it after downgrading the CPU, I would suggest also changing the motherboard

The only additional cooling you may consider is for the CPU itself if you are overclocking, in which case the Hyper 212+ is fantastic.

You have not mentioned your Hard drive, I strongly recommend the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB.

The parts I mentioned:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.0GHz - $159.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 - $109.99 (after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G Skill 4GB 2x2GB RAM - $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 - $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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May 21, 2010 10:57:35 AM

Thanks for your fast replies guys!
I went for that board for longtime in mind bec of its suport for usb3 and esata.
just a casual gamer, photoshopper, and video editing.
yes i do actually plan to overclock the cpu to 4ghz would that be alright?
I heard that is a stable speed on air cooling also i would need some assistance on how to do that
my HDD is a Seagate 500gb 7200rpm i have that from last build
amd phenom ii x2 4000
1gb memo kingston
asrock n68pv-gs <~~ some reason not working
on board graphics

When photoshop cs4 came out with multi threading my comp couldnt handle it anymore not to mention games.

Would i need thermal paste?
Is PSU ample for that system?
Going to buy parts tomorrow

forgot to mention price diff here between x4 955 and x6 1055t is only $15 :D 
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May 21, 2010 11:06:30 AM

1. The boxed retail processor comes with thermal paste under the heatsink protected by a film of plastic (to be removed prior to slotting in HSF on chip)

2. Antec EA650 or Corsair 650TX would do fine as well for PSU

3. OC YMMV so learn slowly and hit an aftermarket HSF down the road ^^
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May 21, 2010 11:15:45 AM

Is the stuff that comes with it ok?
i have that PSU from last build
OC YMMV whats that?
Ill get heatsink CPU Vcard and memo tomorow
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May 22, 2010 3:41:29 AM

1. Yes actually majority of users not moving out of stock HSF getting along fine with thermal paste that came with stock HSF ^^

2. Ok PSU looks good

3. Your Mileage May Vary
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