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July 21, 2010 8:18:05 PM

Hi all,

my pc is almost dead after 8 years of hard work (bye bye friend :cry:  ) and now I'm looking for a new machine (and there have been long since I built my last pc... i'm a little rustyo). As you have read I will use it for gaming(mainly World Of Warcraft) and Animation/Modeling too (Maya, Poser,...). this second functionality is due to a hobby so i dont want to spend too much only for this feature...

I've been reading some forums/tech documentation and more about requisites and compatibilities, but i have a lot of doubts... Below you can read someting about the configuration and built i've seen... see you in the other side! :D 

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month (I can wait one/two month)

BUDGET RANGE: 1200 (+-300)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming(WoW), animation, video edit, internet,...

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor,speacker,...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITORs RESOLUTION:
LCD BENQ FP91G+ - native 1280x1024
TV LG 26LG3050 - 1366 x 768 (I dont know wich resolution could be used as a PC monitor)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to use Windows 7 prof 64 and the TV as main working monitor (the BENQ as second one with internet and other stuff).

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CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX [/ur

Motherboard
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX

Case
Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

PSU
Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-675M 675W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Graphic Card
ASUS EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity


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Hi again!

Well, the graphic card uses 2 PCIe slot, that means it is always in CrossFire mode? I've readed that it cant be dissabled (what could be a good option if there is any problem with it)... If there is any good single graphic card (and cheaper) you have all my atention ;) 

All opinions, advices and improves are welcome. Thanks!" target="_blank">

RAM
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX

Case
Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

PSU
Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-675M 675W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Graphic Card
ASUS EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity


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Hi again!

Well, the graphic card uses 2 PCIe slot, that means it is always in CrossFire mode? I've readed that it cant be dissabled (what could be a good option if there is any problem with it)... If there is any good single graphic card (and cheaper) you have all my atention ;) 

All opinions, advices and improves are welcome. Thanks!
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July 22, 2010 11:06:04 AM

Swap the PSU for a Corsair HX650.

Swap the case for something a little more function-over-form (Thermaltake cases tend to be the case equivalents of boy racer mods for cars and so sacrifice cooling ability)

Unless you're overclocking a bit, swap the crosshair formula for something a little more basic as this is an enthusiast class board for hardcore gamers and overclockers.

Samsung Spinpoint F1 Hard Drives are better than Barracudas.

The 5850 is good but it takes up double slots because of the size of the cooler. So you would plug it into 1 PCI-E x16 slot but the size of the card will block the use of the next slot below it but will not be plugged into it. You get me? Also, it is not in crossfire automatically, you need 2 5850's for this.
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July 22, 2010 12:33:52 PM

my one advice to you here is really to shave off a few bucks from this build and get a better monitor, you will notice big difference, I was on a 19" and changed to 23" 1920x1080 and its great I dont regret it at all, belive me it will be the best thing in your build
July 26, 2010 9:48:44 AM

hi!

thanks for your advices... i'll take a look around for changes and ill include the 23'' monitor

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