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August 2, 2010 4:00:34 PM

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ASUS M4A89GTD Pro USB 3.0 Mobo
Phenom II 965 BE CPU
16 GB 1600MHz DDR3 Kingston HyperX
1TB 6GB/s WD Caviar Black HD
ATI HD 5770 graphics card

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August 2, 2010 4:05:52 PM

what is the use?
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August 2, 2010 4:09:59 PM

I am a chemist and wanted to do some computational chemistry at home. I went a little overboard on the RAM I feel but am not worried about that. As well, I've considered doing some video editing and some gaming now that I'll have a rig capable.
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August 2, 2010 4:13:52 PM

get 4gb gskil cl7 1600mhz ddr3 ram
1tb samsung spinpoint f3
and u can get an ati 5970
and what psu are u getting?? i recomend xfx 750w
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August 2, 2010 4:14:46 PM

or 850w if u want lol if u do that u will have the same computer as i have :p 
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August 2, 2010 4:28:44 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Awaiting delivery

BUDGET RANGE: ~$1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Computational Chemistry, Gaming, Video Editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (for now), keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg and TigerDirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:

ASUS M4A89GTD Pro USB 3.0 Mobo
Phenom II 965 BE CPU
16 GB 1600MHz DDR3 Kingston HyperX
1TB 6GB/s WD Caviar Black HD
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCIe DDR5
XION Power Real 1000W ATX Power Supply (not modular or big name brand, but very high ratings @ TigerDirect and more than enough power for this system)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case
Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer SATA BDR-205BKS
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 Tuner

OVERCLOCKING: Once water cooling is installed

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire capable, but not using immediately

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Using existing monitor that will be upgraded in the future, don't remember max resolution

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August 2, 2010 4:32:36 PM

Juanchioo said:
or 850w if u want lol if u do that u will have the same computer as i have :p 



How do you like your rig? What type of programs do you run and how does it handle them?
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August 2, 2010 4:38:08 PM

Juanchioo said:
get 4gb gskil cl7 1600mhz ddr3 ram
1tb samsung spinpoint f3
and u can get an ati 5970
and what psu are u getting?? i recomend xfx 750w



Everything I put is pretty much set in stone for the mean time, but just out of curiosity.

Is the spinpoint f3 3GB/s or 6GB/s?

Looking at benchmarks I found that the Kingston HyperX was as good as or out performed other RAM. Not sure if the gskil was included in those benchmarks, though.

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August 2, 2010 4:41:04 PM

the spinpoint is the fastest 7200rpm hhd and the g.skill is very good cause it has good price and low latency... iv heard bad things abaout hyperx
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August 2, 2010 4:44:34 PM

Juanchioo said:
the spinpoint is the fastest 7200rpm hhd and the g.skill is very good cause it has good price and low latency... iv heard bad things abaout hyperx


I'll let you know if I have any probs with the RAM.

However, the transfer rate of the spinpoint is only 3gb/s, and I want to take advantage of the new 6gb/s capability.
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August 2, 2010 4:47:33 PM

u dont use it... the 6gb/s is good only for ssd in hdd u will never EVER(lol) use i
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August 2, 2010 4:52:45 PM
August 2, 2010 4:54:43 PM

i recomend:

AMD PHENOM II X4 965

XFX ATI RAEDEON HD5970

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

XFX BLACK EDITION 850W

G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ PC-12800 CL7 DUAL CHANNEL 7-7-7-24

SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB

the case is ur choise
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August 2, 2010 4:56:29 PM

that pc u linked is overkill

the x4 955 can be clocked to the 965 by upping the multiplier by 1
the hd 5970 is overkill
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August 2, 2010 4:59:59 PM

but if u dont overlock.... like me

and the 5970 is nedded to play full hd max settings and aa x4 on crysis for example


and i reffer to the 125w version
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August 2, 2010 5:02:28 PM

the 5870 can handle 1080p everything maxed out on any game
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August 2, 2010 5:05:56 PM

and the 5970 is future proofand its like 2 5870 so u have that and u are abieable to crossfire


PD: very important lol i forgot... i want to do eyefinity in the future
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August 2, 2010 5:06:22 PM

mm question crossfire bottleneck that cpu?
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August 2, 2010 5:13:04 PM

Juanchioo said:
and the 5970 is future proofand its like 2 5870 so u have that and u are abieable to crossfire


PD: very important lol i forgot... i want to do eyefinity in the future



I just recently learned about eyefinity. Once I can talk myself into buying three monitors, I'll try it out. Seems like it would be a fantastic gaming experience. I play MW2 on PS3, I may have to get it on PC.
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August 2, 2010 5:17:11 PM

sell ur ps3 XD!!! thats +1 monitor lol
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August 2, 2010 5:33:14 PM

1 5970 preforms worse than 2 5870's and equals 2 5850's

and quad cf scaling sucks it will only make a 1-10 fps improvement in games
so a better choice is either 1 5970 or 2 gtx 460's
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August 2, 2010 5:39:55 PM

1 5970 is a lit worse than 2 5870 and a lit better than 2 5850
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August 2, 2010 5:42:38 PM
August 2, 2010 5:46:56 PM

cool thats very similar for what i was looking for.. so i go in the right direction :D 
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