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July 28, 2010 11:43:31 PM

Hello, please give me your opinion and choices of the components I'm gonna buy or the changes you advice to make my gaming computer, don't think with a budget in mind, because I am from Europe and here the prices are a lot different, just have in mind the relation price/quality, since if I can save some money, better. Thank you all for you help in advance.

Cases:
NZXT Guardian 921 Black LED (Blue)
Thermaltake Element G

Motherboard:
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula (AM3)
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 (AM3)
Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7
ASUS P6X58D-E

CPU:
AMD PHENOM II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4MHz
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2MHz

Graphic Card:
GeForce GTX 460 1GB
GeForce GTX 480
ASUS EN9800GT/DI/1GD3
XFX Radeon HD 5670 1024MB DDR5

Memory:
KINGSTON 2 x 2048MB DDR-III 1600MHz HyperX
G.Skill 4GB Trident DDR3-2000 C9 (2x2GB)
Patriot 4GB 1600MHz D3 EL Kit (2x2GB)

PSU:
OCZ FONTE ATX StealthXStream 500W ACTIVE PFC Continuous Rat
OCZ FONTE ATX StealthXStream 600W ACTIVE PFC Continuous Rat
LC Power Super Silent 550W
LC Power Super Silent 600W
Cooler Master GX 550W
1Life ps:jet 500W 120mm
2hix JET 550W 120mm
Be Quiet ATX P7 - 450W Dark Power Pro
Corsair HX520W Modular SLI 12cm
Corsair VX550W SLI
Corsair VX450W
Lc-Power 460W 6460GP3 V2.3 140mm
Lc-Power 550W 6550GP2 V2.2 140mm Green
LC-Power 550W PFC V2.2 120mm
Nox ATX Sonar 580W
Nox ATX Urano 500W 12cm
Nox ATX Urano II 530W
Seasonic ATX 500W M12 Modular
Seasonic ATX S12 Plus 550W 12cm
Thermaltake Toughpower XT 575W Modular
CoolerMaster FONTE ALIM REAL POWER PRO MODULAR 500W
CoolerMaster FONTE EXTREME POWER PLUS 500W PASSIVA PFC

CPU Cooler:
Zalman CNPS9500AM2 LED
Thermaltake Cooler CPU V1
Thermaltake Cooler CPU ISGC 200
Thermaltake Cooler CPU ISGC 400
Thermaltake Cooler CPU Silent
Thermaltake Cooler CPU Frío 775/1156/1366 AM2/2+/3
Thermaltake Cooler CPU Contac 29
Scythe Yasya CPU Cooler
Scythe Shuriken Rev. B CPU Cooler
Scythe Samurai ZZ CPU Cooler
Scythe Orochi
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 Skt 775/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+
Revoltec PipeTower Advanced CPU Cooler
Revoltec PipeTower Pro CPU Cooler
Scythe Grand Kama Cross CPU Cooler
Scythe Kabuto CPU Cooler
Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TCL
Corsair Air Series A50 Cooler CPU
Corsair Air Series A70 Cooler CPU
Noctua NH-C12P Cooler CPU 775/AM2/AM2+
Noctua NH-C12P SE14 Cooler CPU
Noctua NH-D14 Skt 1366,1156,775,AM2,AM2+,AM3
Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra
Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev2
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 PRO (PWM)
ASUS Silent Square Pro
Cooler Master V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
Cooler Master Hyper N520 (RR-920-N520-GP)
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 (RR-910-HTX3-GP)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
Cooler Master Vortex 752 (RR-CCH-P912-GP)

HDD:
Samsung SATA-II 1000GB EcoGreen F2
Seagate SATA-II 1000GB (ST31000520AS)
Western Digital SATA II 1000GB Caviar Green (WD10EARS)
Western Digital SATA II 1000GB Caviar Black

Blu-ray or DVD Drive:
HP GRAVADOR BLU-RAY 16X SATA - CHANNEL
LG DVD-RW BLU-RAY LIGHTSCRIBE SATA PRETO RET.
LG COMBO SUPER MULTI BLU-RAY LIGHTSCRIBE BULK

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a c 203 à CPUs
July 29, 2010 12:01:02 AM

NZXT Guardian 921
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
AMD PHENOM II X4 965
GeForce GTX 460 (can we change this to HD 5850?)
G.Skill 4GB RipJaws DDR3 1600 C7 or KINGSTON 1600MHz HyperX
Corsair VX550W or Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 550W
Noctua NH-D14 or Cooler Master V8 (maybe CM Hyper 212 Plus?)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 or Samsung Spinpoint F3.... then WD 1TB Caviar Black

Blu-Ray - any of those 3.

ASUS P6X58D-E is socket 1366 Core i7 MB and shouldnt be in the list.
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a c 203 à CPUs
July 29, 2010 12:10:57 AM

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard Review @ HardOCP

HD 5850: The motherboards you're looking at support AMD CrossfireX and not Nvidia SLI. A HD 5850 (or HD 5770) allows you to add a 2nd video card to upgrade your GPU power.
For 2x HD 5850s I suggest a good 650W PSU. For 2x HD 5770s the Corsair 550VX will be OK.
July 29, 2010 12:22:39 AM

WR2 said:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard Review @ HardOCP

HD 5850: The motherboards you're looking at support AMD CrossfireX and not Nvidia SLI. A HD 5850 (or HD 5770) allows you to add a 2nd video card to upgrade your GPU power.
For 2x HD 5850s I suggest a good 650W PSU. For 2x HD 5770s the Corsair 550VX will be OK.



So with the ASUS M4A89GTD a Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB will work but will not allow to do Nvidia SLI on the future, right?
Sorry the noob, I was away of the hardware for a bit :) 
a c 203 à CPUs
July 29, 2010 12:29:27 AM

Correct. It's NOT a problem if you're just going to be using one GTX 460 card anyway.
But for the motherboards you listed they're all premium Crossfire boards. For a single GTX 460 you can look at some 880G motherboards to save a bit of money (on the motherboard and PSU).
July 29, 2010 2:28:05 PM

WR2 said:
Check out this THG article: Best Graphics Cards For The Money: July 2010


Radeon HD5830 1GB DDR5 seems to me a good one. Still have to save a little more euros, can you advice me where to save it?

Thank you for all the help you are giving to me.
a c 114 à CPUs
July 29, 2010 4:22:43 PM

M4ur0 said:
Radeon HD5830 1GB DDR5 seems to me a good one. Still have to save a little more euros, can you advice me where to save it?

Thank you for all the help you are giving to me.


Please provide a link to the site where you will be purchasing.

As an example, from ScanUK:

x3 440 Rana: £59.27

Phenom II X4 955: £128.89


You may save £70, purchase a nice 890FX or -GX motherboard from a leading OEM (with a minimal impact in your gaming enjoyment) ....

but in 6 months you will be positioned for BD Zambezi with a BIOS update :D 
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