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February 19, 2011 7:54:38 PM

I'm building a new rig and was wondering if everything was compatible. I'll be reusing my 7200 rpm HDD, CD/DVD Drive and HD Radeon 4890. Also, wondering if everything would fit in the case.


AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor

MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

IN WIN Ironclad Black SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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a c 235 V Motherboard
February 19, 2011 8:37:01 PM

Yes... It will fit into the Ironclad without issues. It is a full size case, so I see no concerns.

I would look at Cooler Master HAF 922 instead though :) 
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a c 716 V Motherboard
February 19, 2011 9:02:10 PM

RAM: Work off this list -> http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/hyperx_us/modelsinfo.as...
HyperX 2X2GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HyperX 2X4GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Faster RAM:
Corsair RAM - http://www.corsair.com/memory/amd-memory-solutions/phen...
Dominator 2X2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Dominator 2X4GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are very personal, maybe the Cooler Master HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

note: If your 7200 RPM HDD is older than 3~4 years or if SATA vs SATA2 then it's time to replace.

For the money and the 890FX the MSI is a good price.


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a c 78 V Motherboard
February 20, 2011 1:13:11 PM

The AMD 4890 runs HOT. Get a case with some air as others have recommended any of the CoolerMaster HAF cases would be a good choice.

I would NOT reuse the old hard disk as your Boot disk. A hard disk typically last about 3 years, why do a rebuild on an old drive and risk a losing everything after a few months or a year? Get a new drive for $40 or $50 and just re-use the old drive as a secondary drive for data you can easily replace.

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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2011 3:21:22 PM

The case I would look at if you got the money would be the Corsair 800D Obsidian. I have been researching cases and this one looks to be the best bang for the buck. Its quality from top to bottom. As far as top end cases go that is. I looked at a Silverstone case The Fortress I believe it was that one looks nice also.
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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2011 3:29:51 PM

I also highly recommend getting a SSD of 60GB or more..and get a good 1TB drive for storage. The reason being it already looks as though you get high-end items since you own a 4890, and your looking to get the 6-core. I just bought an SSD, lets just say its very responsive as a boot drive. I would look into getting a 8GB RAM kit thats 1600 MHz and above. The cheapest kit being around $100.00.
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