Near to Final thoughts for new build

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_Coolermaster_HAF_RC-922M_CASE_with_SIDE_PANEL.html

Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 HDD
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-HD103SJ-proddes_Samsung_1TB_Spinpoint_F3_7200rpm_HDD_-_SATA_II_3.0Gbs_32MB_Cache.html

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High-performance CPU Cooler
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-CWCH50-1-proddes_Corsair_Cooling_Hydro_Series_H50_High-performance_CPU_Cooler_1366-1156-775_and_AM3-AM2_compatible.html

AMD Phenom II 955 or 965 (Going to decide on which one will overclock better)
955: https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-HDZ955FBGMBOX-proddes_AMD_PHENOM_II_X4_Quad_Core_955_Black_Edition_CPU_3.2GHz_(125W)_8MB_Cache_Sockets_AM3-AM2_-AM2*.html
965: https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-HDZ965FBGMBOX-proddes_AMD_PHENOM_II_965-QUAD-CORE-3.4GHz-8MB_CACHE-AM3_125W.html

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1gb
https://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-VGASAP1G058J-proddes_SAPPHIRE_HD5870_1G_GDDR5_256Bit_PCIE_2*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-4GBRL-proddes_G.SKILL_Ripjaws_4GB(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_Creative_Sound_Blaster_5.1VX_Retail_box_-_5.1_Channel_Surround_Sound_in_Movies-_Games-_Music_EAX_CMSS.html

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


Ok so thank you guys for reading this post and i hope i get some feedback ssoon :bounce:
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  1. 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-iv-formula-890fxa-ud7,2640.html
    If CF isn't a must i'd say the 870 chipset could be the one for you and what of PSU?
  2. 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
  3. A few things u should know about SATA/USB 3.0 tech and mobos as shown by our very own forums here
    USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, Motherboards, And Overcoming Bottlenecks
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,2583.html
    Also note that LGA 1156 shall be usurped by LGA 1155 as soon as end of this year/possible Q1 next year if u intending to sink a wee bit on chip + board FYI...
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/04/21/intel-sandy-bridge-details-of-the-next-gen/
  4. 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-iv-formula-890fxa-ud7,2640.html
    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
  5. Hmm no Seasonics, Corsairs or Antecs where u at?
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. EliteHD said:
    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


    Good ole' HX 750? :D
    http://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-CMPSU-750HX-proddes_Corsair_750W_HX-750_ATX_Power_Supply.html
  9. ahaha yeh i was just looking at that, but im still contemplating between that and the seasonic x series 750w
  10. batuchka said:


    ahaha yeh i was just looking at that, but im still contemplating between that and the seasonic x series 750w
  11. That series is 80+ gold certified but really depends on your budget i guess ^^
  12. 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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