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July 28, 2010 6:51:38 PM

Hey guys !
About to order the following and was wondering if u had any last minute remarks ?

ASUS Crosshair III Formula, Socket-AM3
AMD 790FX+SB750, DDR3, Firewire, GbLAN, ATX, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16

Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA2
32MB 7200RPM

Cooler Master HAF 922 Midi Tower Sort
Vifter: 1x 200mm Front, 1x 200mm Topp, 1x 120mm Bak, Rød LEDs Av/På

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Quad Core, 3,4Ghz, AM3, 8MB, 125W, Boxed

Corsair Dominator DHX+ DDR3 1333MHz 8GB
Kit w/4x 2GB XMS3 modules, CL7-7-7-20, for AMD Phenom II

Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 2,5",
SATA2, read/write speed of up to 250MB/70MB sec, MLC, Gen.2

Samsung 23" LED Syncmaster XL2370,
1920x1080, DVI/HDMI/VGA, 5000000:1, 2ms

Chieftec A-135 Series 1000W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus, Modular, 2x 6pin+2x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 140mm Vifte

MSI Radeon HD 5850 1GB "Twin Frozr II"
PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, native-HDMI, DisplayPort (2 in xfire)

Scythe Mugen 2 Rev.B CPU Kjøler
Socket 478/775/1156/1366, 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3, 74.25 CFM, 26.50 dBA, 4-Pin

Knowing 8 gb ram and 2 x gpu is a bit overkill, nevermind that :D  , using a win 7 64b btw

The rig is mainly gonna be used for gaming, will oc what can be oc`d fc, have ordered 2 extra fans for the case if needed.

Any wiews, comments ?

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July 28, 2010 7:04:27 PM

Definitely a lot to add.

First, 8 GB is completely unnecessary for gaming. Drop that and the second 5850 and get a single 5970. It'll perform better and leave an upgrade path.

Second, don't get Dominator RAM. It's overly expensive. Stick to Corsair's XMS3 series, or really any cheaper 1600 mhz (for overclocking) CAS Latency 7 sticks that aren't from OCZ (compatibility issues).

Thrid, save some cash and switch the CPU to the 955. The 965 is a factory overclocked 955, so there is no reason to pay more for something you can do yourself.

Fourth, Chieftec is a POS brand. It's absolute crap. Stick to Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, SeaSonic or XFX. Also, 1000W is complete overkill. If you go the 5970 route, an 850W is all you'll need, even with two cards. If you stick to the 5850s, 750W is all you'll need.

Fifth, the Crosshair boards are overly pricey. Grab a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and save a boat load of money and lose absolutely nothing.

Finally, if you still can't afford the 5970 (or possibly dual 5870s, which will only need a 750W PSU), then drop the SSD. You really don't need it and it doesn't do anything for gaming.
July 28, 2010 7:29:23 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Definitely a lot to add.

First, 8 GB is completely unnecessary for gaming. Drop that and the second 5850 and get a single 5970. It'll perform better and leave an upgrade path.

Second, don't get Dominator RAM. It's overly expensive. Stick to Corsair's XMS3 series, or really any cheaper 1600 mhz (for overclocking) CAS Latency 7 sticks that aren't from OCZ (compatibility issues).

Thrid, save some cash and switch the CPU to the 955. The 965 is a factory overclocked 955, so there is no reason to pay more for something you can do yourself.

Fourth, Chieftec is a POS brand. It's absolute crap. Stick to Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, SeaSonic or XFX. Also, 1000W is complete overkill. If you go the 5970 route, an 850W is all you'll need, even with two cards. If you stick to the 5850s, 750W is all you'll need.

Fifth, the Crosshair boards are overly pricey. Grab a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and save a boat load of money and lose absolutely nothing.

Finally, if you still can't afford the 5970 (or possibly dual 5870s, which will only need a 750W PSU), then drop the SSD. You really don't need it and it doesn't do anything for gaming.



Thnx for the feedback :)  As I said I know 8 gb is overkill but the thing is that I get em for the same price as a 4 gb set (dont ask lol).
As for the 955/965, they cost the same more or less where I am ordering.
As for the psu, noted (might change that to corsair) (thnx :) )

The reason for the mb is that it provides me with 2 x pcie16 for the gpu`s and doesnt really cost that much more than the gigabyte 1. (atleast where I live)

Might even take ure word for the ssd issue :) 

Thnx again :) 
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