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August 18, 2010 2:26:59 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1300-1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Virtualization, Videos

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com (alternative suggestions welcome)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Northwest U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I do a bit of software development for embedded systems and using the .net 4.0 framework. I'd like to use vmware or virtualbox to run ubuntu and OS X on my windows 7 desktop (I don't know much about virtualization yet, but I've heard some good things). I usually use pricewatch.com to find parts.

Parts List

EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

a 1TB HDD (Western Digital)

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

ASUS M4A89TD PRO AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Thermaltake Element G VL18501W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Gaming Case

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm

some dvd drive

My biggest concerns are with compatibility and power usage (and if i decide to add another gpu). I'd like a reliable system that can run games at close to high settings (which shouldn't be too bad at my resolution). I've considered buying two hd 5770's in crossfire, as well as a few other motherboards (with usb 3.0 controllers). I have mentioned this desktop will be used for gaming and some software development and testing.

I'm also not 100% sure on part clearance for this mobo. Thanks in advance for the help!

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August 18, 2010 3:03:05 AM

1090T is 50% more than a 1055t for 12% faster clockspeed and a multiplier.

I'd get a 750w XFX black edition PSU. Modular+silver efficiency.
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August 18, 2010 3:15:33 AM

If you're going to get an 890FX motherboard, may I suggest that you get one that has both USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gb/s? Additionally, I don't believe that any of the 890FX motherboards support SLI, so you'll probably want to go with the 5770.

The 850W PSU is overkill for even 2x 5770. 650-750W will be more than enough.
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August 28, 2010 9:48:28 AM

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