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June 12, 2010 10:53:06 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month

BUDGET RANGE: 2000-2100 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web surfing, some video editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, sound system

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:Have to have the 5970 and AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 or higher because of eyefinity

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I dont care about noise, would like a window and cable management in my case

Hi,
I will be building a new system based on the AMD Leo platform, I would like to get:

Motherboard - Asus Crosshair IV formula
is this a good board? I want to overclock a lot

Processor - Phenom II x6 1090T black edition
must have this MUST!

CPU Cooler - Corsair H50

Memory - OCZ AMD Black edition 4gb

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black

Graphics Card - XFX HD5970 black edition
will go eyefinity with this one day. I really want to future proof my system to the max with 2,100 bucks

Power Supply - CP-1000W antec
will be adding another card one day, I know it probably wont be enough for that but oh well

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
should I get ultimate?

Case - Antec 1200
will the 5970 fit in this? on the Antec website it said that this case can fit cards up to 17 inches if the hard drive cage is removed

So will this work good? any suggestions to make this better? I have a $2,100 budget, I know the Leo platform says to have a 5870 but that doesnt matter :)  Thank you.

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June 12, 2010 11:43:53 PM

tecmo34 said:
Couple of Recommendations:

MOBO: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 is the better motherboard, as it provides the newer chipset!
CPU: Phenom II X4 955 C3 is actually a better gaming CPU and beats the II X6 in most benchmarks.

RAM: I would go with G.SKILL 4GB (2x2gb) DDR3 1600, as OCZ has been having issues with their RAM on AM3 boards.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - Faster and cheaper!

The Antec 1200 will fit the ATI 5970, so you'll be fine there.


Thank you tecmo34 :D  I will do as you say :)  Thank you for the feedback :D 
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June 12, 2010 11:46:13 PM

Couple of Recommendations:

MOBO: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 is the better motherboard, as it provides the newer chipset!

CPU: Phenom II X4 955 C3 is actually a better gaming CPU and beats the II X6 in most benchmarks.

RAM: I would go with G.SKILL 4GB (2x2gb) DDR3 1600, as OCZ has been having issues with their RAM on AM3 boards.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - Faster and cheaper!

The Antec 1200 will fit the ATI 5970, so you'll be fine there.
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June 13, 2010 12:09:59 AM

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June 13, 2010 12:18:15 AM

I want to correct a statement... The Asus Crosshair IV formula does provide the newer chipset but I would still stick with the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3, as the Crosshair isn't worth additional money... IMO

Sorry for the mis-spoken comment but as I said, my choice still won't have changed. :D 
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June 13, 2010 12:25:18 AM

You are welcome... and thanks for the "Best Answer" nod :) 
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June 13, 2010 12:27:35 AM

tecmo34 said:
I want to correct a statement... The Asus Crosshair IV formula does provide the newer chipset but I would still stick with the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3, as the Crosshair isn't worth additional money... IMO

Sorry for the mis-spoken comment but as I said, my choice still won't have changed. :D 


Ok, I'll stick with it and if I have some extra money on my budget ill get the crosshair IV, thanks again for the help :) 
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June 13, 2010 2:18:15 AM

tecmo34 said:
You are welcome... and thanks for the "Best Answer" nod :) 


:p 
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June 13, 2010 2:29:48 AM

tecmo34 said:
You are welcome... and thanks for the "Best Answer" nod :) 


What power supply would be good at running a 5970 and some overclocking? And some extra power just in case. What would be good becuase I know that a 1000W is a little overkill, or is it? lol this is my 3rd build and I still need to know things :D 
Thanks
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June 13, 2010 8:59:39 AM

I didn't comment on your PSU since you said you will be running two 5970's down the road and the CP-1000/Antec 1200 combo works nicely for running two cards. If you are looking more for a single card PSU, you can look at the CP-850/Antec 1200 combo since typically they are such great deals. Other options range from the Antec TruePower TP-750, Antec EarthWatts EA-750, Corsair CMPSU-750TX/HX, and Corsair CMPSU-850TX/HX, which all have the power for a single card application with overclocking. If you want an alternative to the CP-1000 for dual cards, I would recommend the Corsair CMPSU-1000HX.
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June 13, 2010 1:55:23 PM

tecmo34 said:
I didn't comment on your PSU since you said you will be running two 5970's down the road and the CP-1000/Antec 1200 combo works nicely for running two cards. If you are looking more for a single card PSU, you can look at the CP-850/Antec 1200 combo since typically they are such great deals. Other options range from the Antec TruePower TP-750, Antec EarthWatts EA-750, Corsair CMPSU-750TX/HX, and Corsair CMPSU-850TX/HX, which all have the power for a single card application with overclocking. If you want an alternative to the CP-1000 for dual cards, I would recommend the Corsair CMPSU-1000HX.


OK thank you, I will stick with the CP-1000 since... I like Antec power supplies, iv'e had a very good experience with them and if that runs 5970's in QuadFire then.. YAY
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