Temporary build

I'm thinking of getting the Bulldozer CPU when it comes out. For the time being I'll go with this as It's pretty cheap.

Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 440, Rana, Triple Core, S AM3, 3.0GHz, 1.5MB Cache, HT 4000MHz, 95W, Retail - £65
RAM: G.Skill Trident 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - £94
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H, AMD 890GX, S AM3, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1866(OC), USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID - £104
Hard drive 1: 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM - £56
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 Quiet CPU Cooler for 478, LGA775, LGA1366; AMD Socket 754, 939, AM2, AM2+ and 940 - £39
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 Black, High Air Flow Tower Case w/o PSU (New Version) - £108
PSU: 1250W Enermax Revolution85+ PSU, 91% Efficiency, 8x PCI-E 6+2P, 16xSATA, 6x12V 104A, PeakPower 1500W - £225
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  1. ^ Nice build...but I dont see the need of the 1250W PSU...
    And 932 new revision?? Is it the HAF X ??
  2. Thanks :p

    I'm really thinking about future proofing here and with a 1250W PSU that'll be enough for an uber build.

    I think the HAF 932 (New Version) is just the regular HAF 932.

    How much would I be able to overclock the Athlon?
  3. ^ Uber build ? 4 graphic cards??? and that too with a 890GX mobo ??

    As for the overclocking, with a good aftermarket CPU cooler say a CM Hyper 212+, you will be able to reach 3.8GHz...and if a good chip, then maybe even 4GHz...
  4. What wrong about the 890GX chipset?
  5. 890GX would only suit at the max 2 graphic card setup...And when using a 2 ard setup, I dont see the need of a 1250W PSU...That is the reason why...
  6. What PSU would you recomend?

    A few questions about Bulldozer.

    Will there be a new chipset coming out with the Bulldozer processors?
    Is there any news of roughly how much they could cost or when they are coming out?
  7. For a PSU, I would recommend at the max 750W-850W PSU - assuming you would use 2 cards like HD 5870s...
    My pick would be from Corsair/ Seasonic/ Silverstone/ PCP&S/ Antec TP series...

    And as for the chipsets, initial BullDozer CPUs would be AM3 compatible
    http://www.techeye.net/chips/amd-shows-off-its-roadmap-yet-again
    And there are still no confirmed reports about a new chipset...but am sure there will be one when they launch BullDozer or the later revisions of that chip...

    As for the cost, being an AMD CPU, the max I would expect is about the same price as the new 6-core X1090T or less...

    And are you planning to change your mobo as well when it comes are planning to reuse ??
  8. If it is the same cost as the hex cores they I think I will buy a new mobo.
  9. ^ Well if you are planning for a new mobo later, then why not check out the 870 series ? as a temporary solution, they should work fine...
  10. I might get a cheaper CPU as well, as I'll only be using it for less than half a year.

    Changed the PSU to 850W Corsair CMPSU-850HXUK, ATX, EPS12V, Modular, UK Version - 7 Year Warranty for £135
  11. ^ Well if you will be using the PC just for regular task and that too just for half a year, then stick with the cheapest Tri-core + mabye even the older 770 chipsts should do...
    Keep it as cheap as possible...
    Just get a good case and a good PSU as you can reuse them in that build...
  12. ^^ Dint refresh...
    That PSU is a very good PSU...cant go wrong with that one...
  13. Is this processor OK - AMD Athlon II X2 240, Regor Core, Socket AM3, 2.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 65W, Retail.

    And chose this mobo for £50 - Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2, AMD 760G, AM3, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1066/1333, SATA 3Gb/s RAID, MATX, VGA.
  14. ^ Those should do fine...
  15. What cheaper RAm would you recomend?
  16. I might get the intel sandybridge CPU's if they arn't that expensive. How much are they going to cost roughly?
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