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June 14, 2010 9:33:34 PM

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June 14, 2010 9:35:57 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Not quite sure BUGET: 1200$-1600$

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming, Surfing Net.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, and Speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE: Newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

Crossfire: yes (1 card for now mabye quad crossfire in the future)

PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI video card

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I want to make a quiet future proof pc with full tower heres my current build idea
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Drive

SAPPHIRE Toxic 100282-2GTXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SPARKLE COMPUTER CORP Gold Class GW-EPS1250DA 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 14, 2010 9:43:03 PM

sorry about that there we go
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June 14, 2010 10:22:58 PM

Great, well for a start, ican cut down the price of the mobo for you, and still kepp sata 6bps and usb3
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That PSU is total overkill, 650w is more than enough for two 5850s, let alone 1, try this one. Other reputable makes are antec, corsair, seasonic, enermax
XFX XXX 650w - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

On the cooler front, i would go for something with larger 120mm fans, as it will be quieter
Scythe Mugen Rev2 - $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

apart from that, the build looks great!
June 14, 2010 11:37:14 PM

thanks for the advice, but i was thinking quad crossfire which is 4x5850
June 14, 2010 11:42:18 PM

bwmuffinman said:
thanks for the advice, but i was thinking quad crossfire which is 4x5850


Wow, what reason would you have for that? 2 5850s will destroy any game on max settings atm, if you need even more power, go for 2 5870s, but even that is unnecessary
June 15, 2010 12:21:36 AM

i was thinking 1 for now and add more when games get more demanding and card price drops
June 15, 2010 12:31:43 AM

yeah, usually after two cards, the market has moved on and it is time to completely get new ones. its very hard to find mobos that will run 4 dual height cards, as there isnt enough space. My advice, stick to two cards
June 15, 2010 1:02:34 AM

i probly will do that.
June 15, 2010 2:02:03 AM

ok here what ive decide, I want to keap the msi board to help future proof my pc. heres my build

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Toxic 100282-2GTXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with TX-3 & 1156 Brackets http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 15, 2010 2:35:48 AM

That heatsink isn't that great. Try this one instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The ram can be changed to this for faster ram for much cheaper, 4gb is more than enough for gaming and standard desktop use
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Go from the HAF 932 to the HAF 922, it is still big enough for a 5970.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Change the power supply to this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Change the graphics card to a 5870:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 15, 2010 3:16:09 AM

I like the pcu change I don't think ill use the rest ,heres why.

1.The mobo only has 4 slots for ram so if i get 4gb(2x2gb) ill only be able to get a max of 8gs in the future.

2.yes haf 922 is a great case, but I plan to the use case for along time and would like space for uprgrading

3.the reason i choose the 5850 toxin was for vapor-x.
June 15, 2010 10:23:20 AM

bwmuffinman said:
I like the pcu change I don't think ill use the rest ,heres why.

1.The mobo only has 4 slots for ram so if i get 4gb(2x2gb) ill only be able to get a max of 8gs in the future.

2.yes haf 922 is a great case, but I plan to the use case for along time and would like space for uprgrading

3.the reason i choose the 5850 toxin was for vapor-x.


If you can afford to get a 5870, get it, otherwse stick with the 5850, its great
June 15, 2010 11:59:40 AM

Hereisphilly said:
Wow, what reason would you have for that? 2 5850s will destroy any game on max settings atm, if you need even more power, go for 2 5870s, but even that is unnecessary


Not to hijack the thread but I was wondering how much W you would need for a typical system running 5870 CF
June 15, 2010 12:32:06 PM

AimHigh said:
Not to hijack the thread but I was wondering how much W you would need for a typical system running 5870 CF


Around the 800-850w mark i would say, it leaves enough headroom for overclocks etc
June 15, 2010 6:21:39 PM

Was thinking about 750 myself. Will a quality PSU handle that with mild OC's?
June 16, 2010 5:57:13 AM

AimHigh said:
Was thinking about 750 myself. Will a quality PSU handle that with mild OC's?


With mild overclocks, no problem
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