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July 16, 2010 6:54:42 AM

Here is my new build I'm planning to buy , please look over it and see if there's any not so good parts in there

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TPQ-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBECO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any Suggestions for better parts ? This is gonna be my first build and I want it future proof. I do not game 24/7 , sometimes I use the computer all day. So can anyone suggest ?

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July 16, 2010 7:39:06 AM

A Corsair HX650W would be sufficient for HD 5850 CFX, if you're overclocking, then get the HX750W. What do you intend to do? If you're overclocking then the Phenom II X6 1055T should be sufficient, and if you do not use multi-threaded programs/games then the Phenom II X4 955 would be a better buy. What resolution do you play at?
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July 16, 2010 7:42:58 AM

Lmeow said:
A Corsair HX650W would be sufficient for HD 5850 CFX, if you're overclocking, then get the HX750W. What do you intend to do? If you're overclocking then the Phenom II X6 1055T should be sufficient, and if you do not use multi-threaded programs/games then the Phenom II X4 955 would be a better buy. What resolution do you play at?

I will be cross-firing the the 5850 so thats why i'm buying a 850w . I might overclock but dont know yet. The Corsair has a over heating problem int he north bridge i heard
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July 16, 2010 7:49:11 AM

-Change WD Black to a Spinpoint F3 !TB or Seagate 7200.12 1TB
-850w is overkill, but considering we don't know what you want to do maybe not. Either way try to get a corsair unit instead.
-Get the g.skill ripjaws ddr3 1600 4gb set instead. That and it's a cas7, looking at the model number on that eco series I assume cas8?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And why do you want the phenom X6 1090T? If I recall those are apparently worse for gaming then a normal quad core. And I agree my Phenom 955 (currently not overclocked) with my 5850 plays any game well. And it's at a 2048x1152 rez.
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July 16, 2010 7:51:23 AM

fastx21 said:
-Change WD Black to a Spinpoint F3 !TB or Seagate 7200.12 1TB
-850w is overkill, but considering we don't know what you want to do maybe not. Either way try to get a corsair unit instead.
-Get the g.skill ripjaws ddr3 1600 4gb set instead. That and it's a cas7, looking at the model number on that eco series I assume cas8?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And why do you want the phenom X6 1090T? If I recall those are apparently worse for gaming then a normal quad core. And I agree my Phenom 955 (currently not overclocked) with my 5850 plays any game well. And it's at a 2048x1152 rez.

Well I will be playing at 1920 x1080 I was thinking about getting the intel i7 930 ...
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July 16, 2010 8:07:00 AM

One thing you're missing is an after-market cooler. I'm working on a similar am3 build myself, and research has led me to the fact that the stock coolers on the 1055t and the 955/965 are all Very loud. i recommend a ZALMAN 9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler. 52 buck on Newegg but seemingly very worth it. i also favor the 955, you wont need the power unless you plan to do major folding or other intensive calculations or renderings.
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July 16, 2010 9:05:56 AM

Some things I've learned from my own research as of late:

The Phenom 1090 is probably unnecessary for most day-to-day computer usage (unless you do lots of things that could really use 6 cores. What those things are I am not sure) and no better than the 955/965 for gaming. You could replace it with a 955 and spend the $150 you save on a Radeon 5870 for better gaming performance. From the benchmarks I've looked at, you shouldn't need anything more powerful than the one card at that resolution for some time.

Get an aftermarket cooler definitely - I've yet to see a CPU besides my old Athlon 64 3000+ that had a decent stock cooler.
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus seems to be a good and popular choice, but it's more expensive than it should be on newegg - check Amazon.

Some other stuff you might consider that's pretty cheap:
Hard drive fan/cooler - not necessary but kind of nice.

That looks like a good case - if it's your first build, it's useful to have one with plenty of room to work. You'll appreciate it when you're installing that MOBO and hooking up all the cables. :D 
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July 16, 2010 6:08:49 PM

jsc said:
The Zalman 9x00 coolers are, by today's standards, a barely average cooler. There are better for less money.
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

Also, the Antec 900 cases do not come with a system speaker, and I don't think your motherboard has one on it either.
http://www.cwc-group.com/casp.html

Well I have a speaker at home already . mean i was getting a intel 930 build but if i did I would have to go down to the 5770. I'm planning to buy the 1090T Becuase the mobo is much cheaper so that I can buy a good video card .
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July 26, 2010 7:05:09 AM

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