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Near to Final thoughts for new build

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July 15, 2010 7:46:38 AM

Ok so ive gotten alot of advice fron people on the parts im getting and i would like more opinions before i actually by all the parts so here we go, btw i am Australian so i will be using Aus$ and using the site www.ddcomputer.com.au

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: From now till about the end of next month

BUDGET RANGE: $2350 Aus

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming , Video Editing .Surfing the web ,Movies , School

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard ,Mouse , Monitor ,Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.ddcomputer.com.au

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: -Nil

Parts::

Coolermaster HAF 922 window edition
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-RC-922M-KWN1-proddes...

Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 HDD
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-HD103SJ-proddes_Sams...

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High-performance CPU Cooler
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-CWCH50-1-proddes_Cor...

AMD Phenom II 955 or 965 (Going to decide on which one will overclock better)
955: https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-HDZ955FBGMBOX-prodde...(125W)_8MB_Cache_Sockets_AM3-AM2_-AM2*.html
965: https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-HDZ965FBGMBOX-prodde...

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1gb
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-VGASAP1G058J-proddes...*DVI_HDMI_DSP_DX11_NO_GAME.html

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB(2x2G) DDR3 PC12800 Rip F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL ( x2 )
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-GS-F3-12800CL9D-4GBR...(2x2G)_DDR3_PC12800_Rip_F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL.html

Creative Sound Blaster 5.1VX Retail box - 5.1 Channel, Surround Sound in Movies/ Games/ Music, EAX, CMSS
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-SB5.1-VX-proddes_Cre...

Asus Croshair IV Formula
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-CROSSHAIR-IVFORMULA-...


Ok so thank you guys for reading this post and i hope i get some feedback ssoon :bounce: 

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July 15, 2010 8:07:51 AM

I would change to an i5 750 system with the Asus P7P55D E Pro motherboard as it easily fits into your budget and is the best processor out there and I understand can OC to 4ghz+.

Personally, I would look for a high quality air cooler that performs better than the Corsair Hydro, I am no expert on coolers so hopefully someone else can recommend a good one
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July 15, 2010 8:11:26 AM

batuchka said:
I know Asus fans won't appreciate this but our very own forums did a 890FX shoot out and the results are: CrosshairIV isn't tops performance/$$ wise
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-890fx-crosshair...
If CF isn't a must i'd say the 870 chipset could be the one for you and what of PSU?


well im either using the thermaltake 750w evoblue

or the coolermaster 850w 80+ silent
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July 15, 2010 8:12:24 AM

Hmm no Seasonics, Corsairs or Antecs where u at?
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July 15, 2010 8:15:46 AM

batuchka said:
Hmm no Seasonics, Corsairs or Antecs where u at?


yeh true can u reccomend any modular psu that wont go over $240 from the sites i said im using and comment back ? thanks remeber modular and under 240 :L
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July 15, 2010 8:20:17 AM

My understanding is the high end boards tend not to suffer from the issue that the lower end ones do which is why the Asus tends to be a popular choice as the 'best board' for P55.

As for changing chip - most people build a computer that will last them a good 3+ years, by the time you need to upgrade you are looking at replacing the motherboard and CPU and RAM anyway (hell, DDR4 will probably be the thing to have come next build :p  ) and that is why futureproofing is a fols errand - build to last is the way to go.

Having said all that, there is nothing wrong with AMD and the 955 is a good CPU, so if you want t build secre in the knowledge you should be able to upgrade the CPU within a couple of years then it can be a good way to go.
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July 15, 2010 8:32:12 AM

ahaha yeh i was just looking at that, but im still contemplating between that and the seasonic x series 750w
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July 15, 2010 8:57:45 AM

That series is 80+ gold certified but really depends on your budget i guess ^^
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July 15, 2010 8:59:14 AM

batuchka said:
That series is 80+ gold certified but really depends on your budget i guess ^^


well it is only 8 bucks more hahaha
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