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August 30, 2010 3:48:20 AM

Hello All, I,m going to build my first PC. ( $1800.00 + ) AMD BUILD, Not sure on the processor . ...For Gaming ,Web Browsing , Movies , Music. I live way out in the country I have (ADSL ?) ( DSL? )... No Cable
Buying from Newegg.ca or NCIX.
Country ~ Canada, Ontario

Motherboard ~ MSI ~890FXA-GD70 ( Would I need a sound card ? ) ( HT Omega Claro Plus + 7.1 ?) I have 5.1 Logitech speakers

Processor ~ AMD (955 ) (965 ) ( 1055t ?) ??? ( No Overclocking , I don't know how )

Ram ~( G.Skill ) Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM ?

GPU ~ MSI R5770 Hawk ??? ( Crossfire X ) Another card in April 2011

PSU ~ Corsair 750HX ???
HDD ~ Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB ( X2 ) ( RAID 1 ?... 0 ? ) I'll have the local computer guy figure it out, Mirror ? RAID ( 0 ) (1) ? I can't afford (SSD )

I will be buying my Monitor , Keyboard , Mouse from Dell , Alienware
TactX ......

I really don't want the Motherboard , ASUS Crosshair IV I have read many issues on Newegg about the NorthBridge heating issues.

Now , I have to go to the mall with my wife and shop with her ( SHOES,SHOES ) :cry: 

Thanks to all

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August 30, 2010 5:07:59 AM
a b À AMD
August 30, 2010 5:27:33 AM

Black edition CPU's are more expensive than their locked multiplier counterparts. If you're not overclocking, there's really no reason to get a BE. Maybe look at the X4 945.

You should definitely get the msi mobo, and no you won't need a sound card. I think the HD5770 is a better deal than the HD 5850, but it is a powerful card. But for about the price of the HD5850, you could get the faster nVidia GTX 460.

Moot point if you are certain you will crossfire.

I think you could find room in your budget for an SSD, ($1800 is a lot for a build) but if you are opposed to that idea i understand. It would make a significant difference in overall system responsiveness and I highly recommend them for any desktop build. I've seen some 60GB moving down toward $100US after rebate.
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August 30, 2010 9:33:10 AM

Just sharing my experiences building/servicing rigs: most realise later that they dun need all those lanes and at the rate tech moves. a superior single GPU would make one's original CF/SLI plans look inefficient by comparison so why not

870 chipset
HD 5850
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August 30, 2010 4:25:44 PM

For half the price, why not get this mobo instead? (Looks like a good one. $99 ASUS vs. $199 MIS mobo. According to newegg its not 119.00 anymore. Price has gone up)
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
Item#: N82E16813131651


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August 30, 2010 4:33:53 PM

buzznut said:
Black edition CPU's are more expensive than their locked multiplier counterparts. If you're not overclocking, there's really no reason to get a BE. Maybe look at the X4 945.

You should definitely get the msi mobo, and no you won't need a sound card. I think the HD5770 is a better deal than the HD 5850, but it is a powerful card. But for about the price of the HD5850, you could get the faster nVidia GTX 460.

Moot point if you are certain you will crossfire.

I think you could find room in your budget for an SSD, ($1800 is a lot for a build) but if you are opposed to that idea i understand. It would make a significant difference in overall system responsiveness and I highly recommend them for any desktop build. I've seen some 60GB moving down toward $100US after rebate.


i dont know where you get your info from but a 5850 is a better gpu http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/180?vs=164
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August 30, 2010 4:41:11 PM

Just keep in mind, if you buy the Ripjaw RAM, you'll most likely have to set the clock speed and timing yourself, as it's "optimized" for Intel CPUs. Mine defaulted to 1333mhz, 9-9-9-24, but I had no problem clocking it to its advertised 1600mhz and 7-8-7-24 timings while keeping the voltage to 1.6...
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a b À AMD
August 30, 2010 6:11:59 PM

We cant see your shopping card, take a screen shot of it and post it as an image or post links to the parts.
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Anonymous
August 30, 2010 7:30:10 PM
August 30, 2010 7:48:02 PM

Do not buy a PC that's over $1000 if you are not overclocking its madness
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August 31, 2010 5:21:10 AM

^ This is a good one...

Also as for the build, GTX 460 with a Crossfire board and 750W PSU ?? I dont think so...
You can't go SLI with that board, hence it would be a waste going with that board with Crossfire ability and also the 750W PSU...
So rather get a mobo based on the 880G/ 870 and drop the PSU to a 500-550W or get a ATI card...
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Anonymous
September 1, 2010 2:33:34 AM

Yes ,@gkay09 . I have been reading reviews on Newegg.ca , I think I would rather prefer an SLI board ..I really like the ( MSI 890fxa-GD70 ) But ,I really like the GTX 460 , But no SLI on The ( MSI 890-FXA-GD70 board ). Going for an AMD 1055t Build GTX 460 in SLI ...RAM ??? Need help with RAM.. No idea ....PSU ? ?? Would a Corsair HX650w cover it ????..Need help with that also ... I would rather prefer Modular cables . My first build , I don't wont to upgrade any component for at least 4- 5 yrs .

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Well , the motherboard will only run the graphics card in SLI at 8X not 16X.
For Uweilding Critics Kanundrum...I ,m going toward an i5 build...jeez another $250 ..maybe I'll just get an Etch-A- Sketch Board....Thanks again all ...
Buy the way my back is better now...lol
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September 1, 2010 12:58:08 PM

There is really no real world difference between 8x and 16x SLI/Crossfire. The only difference is around 5% in benchmarks.

If you go with an i5 build you won't really have too much upgrade path, AMD shines in that department.

Imo stick with a cheap Athlon processor and wait for the bulldozers to be released. Athlon's aren't bad to begin with, so you wouldn't be suffering while you wait.
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September 2, 2010 12:44:02 PM

falseg0d said:
There is really no real world difference between 8x and 16x SLI/Crossfire. The only difference is around 5% in benchmarks.

If you go with an i5 build you won't really have too much upgrade path, AMD shines in that department.

Imo stick with a cheap Athlon processor and wait for the bulldozers to be released. Athlon's aren't bad to begin with, so you wouldn't be suffering while you wait.

Bulldozers are socket AM3+, not AM3.
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