What do you guys think about this build? Anything wrong or to be aware of? Whi

Case: Antec 300
PSU: Corsair 650HX
VGA: XFX Radeon 5850
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte 890FX (UD5)
CPU: Amd II X6 1090T
DVD Burner: Asus 24x
Memory: Corsair XMS3 or Mushkin Blackline

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263&cm_re=corsair_xms3-_-20-145-263-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103&cm_re=mushkin_blackline-_-20-226-103-_-Product

I have all the parts except for the memory. Which RAM would you suggest and why? Is there anything to be aware or pay extra attention to when I build the computer? Is the build balanced? What do you guys think? Thanks for the info.
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  1. RAM: I go with the Mushkin over the Corsair... Better timings

    Build: Balanced build, however, I would have gone with the Phenom II X4 955.

    Here is a guide to help you through your build... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building Also, I would review this thread for things to watch... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
  2. Does the X4 955 outperform the 1090T? Or are you just saying, it is the better performance for the value. Like how 6 cores are barely utilized and 4 cores would be more than enough for most things right now.
  3. tecmo34 said:
    RAM: I go with the Mushkin over the Corsair... Better timings

    Build: Balanced build, however, I would have gone with the Phenom II X4 955.

    Here is a guide to help you through your build... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building Also, I would review this thread for things to watch... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems


    Does the X4 955 outperform the 1090T? Or are you just saying, it is the better performance for the value. Like how 6 cores are barely utilized and 4 cores would be more than enough for most things right now.
  4. I recommended the X4 955 for 1) Better value, as you stated & 2) Performs better in a gaming build than the X6.

    Also, your statement of very few applications can or do utilize 6-cores. There is little benefit at this time with going 6-cores outside of the Intel Core i7-980X.
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