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$2000 amd gaming pc build , what do you think?

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August 3, 2010 2:47:41 AM

Building a gaminc pc and i would like your input please =)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: maybe a month or so


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: "Extreme Gaming" ,watching movies , Creating beats with fruity loop and misc.....



COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Jamaica(shipping not important already have method worked out.

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type ): (Motherboard) Asus>gigabyte>MSI (GPU)ATI (Memory)Corsair>Crucial (Case)Cooler Master>Antec

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe: Yes (in the future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:A strictly gaming pc and i would like it to be in the price range above or cheaper if possible.

Here are the parts im using in my build.

Motherboard ASUS M4A87TD :

Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1090T :

GPU Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB :

Memory Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) :

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm CPU cooler (Will be OC):

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound :

HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB :

SSD Intel X25-M Mainstream :



CD/DVD Burner LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD :

EDIT: I am thinking of crossfire so i am wondering about my PSU if i should get the 1000W for crossfire also ill be playing on a 24 inc monitor maybe bigger in the future.

ALo about the GPu i have seen an egg partialy cooked on the GTX 480 fermi!

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August 3, 2010 3:40:21 AM

The motherboard you selected only has one PCI 2.0 x16 slot, so that would not allow you to crossfire in the future.

Here is a build with a different motherboard.

Asus M4A78T-E motherboard and Mushkin Enhanced Blackline memory : $175.00 after rebates

AMD Phenom II 955 BE CPU and XFX Radeon HD 5870 : $520.00

XFX Radeon HD 5870 (Second GPU) : $390.00

Antec 1200 and Antec CP-850 PSU : $240.00

Samsung Spinpoint f3 : $75.00

CD/DVD Burner : $20.00

OCZ Vertex 2 : $174.00

Total comes to $1594.00 After rebates
August 3, 2010 3:49:18 AM

But what about future proofing?

I dnt intend on upgrading soon or even if i do upgrade it will be minimal
August 3, 2010 4:16:03 AM

You could go with a single 5970 for now and in the future when you feel the need to crossfire then the option would be open for you. It has been shown that six core CPUs are not that great for gaming and is why people recommend going with quad core. The RAM I suggested has better timings which would make it better for gaming. Also, as I stated earlier your choice for a motherboard only had a single PCI 2.0 x16 Slot which would not allow you to crossfire if you felt the need to, which would make the motherboard I chose more future proof. If a more experienced forum member could confirm my thoughts or offer a more effective alternative that would be welcomed, as its always good to get a second opinion.