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My Computer Build. Any Suggestions?

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July 17, 2010 6:02:33 AM

Hi guys,

Well probably within a couple weeks I am going to be ordering my parts for my computer rig.

I believe I am going to go with:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644
Memory: 8 or 12GB of DDR3 1333, haven't decided yet (will it make that big if a difference?)
Hard Drive: 1TB 7200 SATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433
DVD Burner: ASUS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055
Power Supply: Corsair 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Haven't decided on a Video card yet... any suggestions? (EVEGA GTX 470?) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549


I am going to be using this computer for mainly video gaming, music, burning dvd's, surfing the web, office, Adobe suite programs(rarely), etc...


Does anyone have any suggestions that would increase performance of the computer? Any hardware upgrades/downgrades?

I believe I am going to be running dual 24" monitors.

Please any input at all would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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July 17, 2010 6:57:05 AM

Well that motherboard is overkill if you arent planning on doing some serious overclocking. You'd be fine with a $140 quality gigabyte.

Also, the processor is more than you need for playing games and doing general computer stuff. You wont see any difference than if you bought a AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition.
Same goes for RAM, for your applications 8 is MORE than plenty.

I'd take the money you saved in those spots and buy two GTX 460's 1gb. They're only about $200 each and in SLI they outperform a gtx480... run coolder and consume less power total combined than one 480.

Again, just some suggestions on places you dont need to spend the extra money, but it's your computer and either way its gonna be BADa$$

-Check out zipzoomfly.com as well. sometimes they have awesome rebates and their stuff ends up being $10-$20 cheaper than newegg for each component.
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July 17, 2010 9:41:49 AM

well i wont argue with the above but I might suggest getting Ati's instead of Nvidia's...besides Ati's run cooler than the GTX 4 series

2x 5770's or this (which are alot cheaper) or 2x 5830's

and if you want to stick with a ROG board, get the Crosshair III Formula - but thas just my opinion
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July 17, 2010 10:21:44 AM

4 gig of ram is plenty for gaming , 8 if you process large images , do a lot of rendering , or multiple VM's

and you definitely cant SLI two nVidia gfx cards on any AMD chipset mb
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July 17, 2010 12:25:40 PM

Can someone please help me with the Motherboard...
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