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July 18, 2010 2:30:23 AM

Case= HAF X

Cpu=Amd 1090T black edition 3.2ghz

Mobo= Asus crosshair IV

Video Card = XFX 5870 xxx edition

Ram= 4gigs (2x2) G. Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 Duel channel

Hard drive= Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 Rpm 64mb cache Sata 6.0

Ram cooling= Corsair 2 60mm fan @ 3500 rpm

Video card Cooler= Arctic cooling Accelero Xtreem 5870 edition

CPU COOLER= scythe ninja 3 ( also if anyone knows a site where i could buy this cooler and additional mounting brackets for push pull setup would be helpful.)

PSU= Cooler Master Silent PRO 850w

Fan controller= Scythe Kaze master pro

this comp is going to be used for gaming at 1600x1200 res and running all games on full ( highest AA, Anoscpic possible). Will be overclocking this rig

I would like some thoughts on the build/ as much advise as possible, new to system building but would still like a more top end gaming rig.

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July 18, 2010 2:41:13 AM

nice, i'm making a almost the same build, 1090t, crosshair iv formula, 5970 though, HDD, ram.. NICE! what is your budget. A good tip, the Crosshair IV Formula mobo has a North Bridge overheating problem, easy fix, you take off the heat sinks, file down the standoffs and put it back on with some Thermal Paste if you didnt know :)  wow highest AA? ddddddddddaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! Who needs highest AA??? I would invest in a better monitor and take down the AA for some performance, you don't need it man :p  but if you want it...
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July 18, 2010 2:45:53 AM

don't go for the crosshair as they have northbridge issues go for the gigabyte ga890fxa-ud5 virtually the same performance for a fraction of the cost, very good board

make sure you check that the ripjaws match the amd mobos if not you will most likely have to manually set them through bios

hard drive if that is Faex thats a good choice

i dont know about the ninja 3 but i happen to know the "mugen 2 rev b" is a really good cpu cooler

as for the case i dont think you really have the need to go for the haf x(basically its just bigger) over the 932/922 if it were me id take a storm sniper over the haf x any day

what is your budget range? what country? preferred vendor?
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July 18, 2010 2:53:00 AM

a1l3 said:
don't go for the crosshair as they have northbridge issues go for the gigabyte ga890fxa-ud5 virtually the same performance for a fraction of the cost, very good board

make sure you check that the ripjaws match the amd mobos if not you will most likely have to manually set them through bios

hard drive if that is Faex thats a good choice

i dont know about the ninja 3 but i happen to know the "mugen 2 rev b" is a really good cpu cooler

as for the case i dont think you really have the need to go for the haf x(basically its just bigger) over the 932/922 if it were me id take a storm sniper over the haf x any day

what is your budget range? what country? preferred vendor?



USA keeping around $2000 give or take no pref vendor
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July 18, 2010 2:58:43 AM

I would actually recommend going for a quad core if you're main purpose is gaming. Most if not all games out now can only make use out of 4 cores, a lot of games don't even use that. And quad cores seem to perform better game wise than hex cores believe it or not. It would save money. You could upgrade to a hex core later down the road.

If you have a 2k budget, go with a bit more ram.

And where's your SSD?! A high price build always needs one for the OS. It makes everything run extremely fast.
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July 18, 2010 3:09:50 AM

hdd for storage- wd1002Faex - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram-2x Gskill DDR3 Flare 4gb kit- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cpu cooler- scythe Mugen 2 Rev b- http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Mugen-2-SCMG-2100-74-25CFM...

Case - Cooler master storm sniper - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - Gigabyte Ga 890fxa-Ud5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor - AMD phenom X4 955 be - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu- XFX 5870 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And an SSD for a boot drive but id wait for someone to suggest something as im not familiar with SSDs

For now only go with a 955 quad core as they are better for gaming and "bulldozer" processors are right around the corner and these motherboards are guaranteed to support the new octo-core processors in early 2011


so this build is right around 1300$ unless i left something out

oh forgot the silent pro you wanted http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 18, 2010 3:53:40 AM

so whats the deal with ssd drives they just load games quicker or do they make gameplay better aswell?
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July 18, 2010 4:00:41 AM

they load everything quicker and not jsut a little quicker either :p 
as an example check out this vid on boot times http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYoU2o_8bLs&feature=play...

now of course write speeds arent the only thing but if you look at this page
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

it shows some ssd benchmarks based on write and read speeds take note velociraptors are one of the fastest(if not the fastest) HDDs and the SSDs tear it up

on top of that ssd Access times are loads quicker at times such as 0.2 ms where as the velociraptor i mentioned has times like 7.1ms
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