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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5850

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB

Thermaltake SpinQ

I still need to determine what PSU to buy. Would 600w be sufficient? Any board recommendations?

This build will be going inside an Antec 1200 case. Does everything check out compatibility wise? From what I've read, I can drop the X6 right in the MoBo and go w/o a BIOS update.
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  1. man, sweet build.....

    I'm actually about getting "literally" same specs rig.... as far as the hd 5850 you can't go wrong with this one. In the future you can do CF and you will still rock and roll but did you thought about XFX company, cuz they have LIFETIME warranty for their GPU... so just in case this one will fry you have no problems...

    Btw I love this spinQ its awesome :)

    and don't worry about psu its perfectly fine... actually on this 600 according to ATi you could run CF just FYI.

    Sweet build once again
  2. Thanks man. Now that you mention the CF, I may need to rethink my MoBo choice as I don't believe it allows for "true" CF. One of the PCIe slots runs at 4x
  3. try this

    and don't get to excited about true 16x16 cuz you will only see the difference in benchmark world not playing bad company 2 etc..... but i'm jealous now you getting it before me :)
  4. and sapphire is a very good company BUT xfx offers Double Life Time warranty so its like no brainer....
  5. Any specific PSU recommendations?
  6. just go with any power cooler, antec 650+.... 5850 in CF needs 600+ so its up to you... you may find a good deal for 750 than go for it.....
  7. ketrab said:
    and don't get to excited about true 16x16 cuz you will only see the difference in benchmark world not playing bad company 2 etc.....

    Actually, 16x/4x is something to be concerned about. You can drop down to 8x without seeing a big performance hit, but 4x is a problem.

    Check out something like this Gigabyte UD3H or if you're not opposed to spending a little more, this ASUS M4A89TD PRO.

    600-650W should be sufficient. Make sure that the PSU is 80+ certified & has Active PFC. This Antec Earthwatts 650 is $80 with free shipping. Or the Corsair 650TX is $90, has a 10% off promo code ending today, free shipping and a $20 MIR. You could also step up to an 80+ Bronze/Silver/Gold if you want, though those are typically going to cost a little more than the two I just linked. For example, the Antec TP-650 is $100 with free shipping.

    Good PSU brands tend to be Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, Silverstone. If you are interested in a brand that's not on that list, I'd recommend looking for a review of it on

    I've been looking at this board that would allow me to do Crossfire in the future. Problem is, I have no access at all to a X4 chip that I can drop in to do the necessary BIOS update so I can use the X6. What the heck do I do?

    How about this one? :)

    Seems like a GREAT board that I could use for a while (as long as the AM3 sticks around)
  10. Looks pretty good to me.

    AM3 is on AMD's roadmap for next year, no idea about 2012.
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