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Plz rate this AMD build - New revision - $1000 budget

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September 3, 2010 2:18:05 AM

Please opine on these components.

This is to be a primarily gaming PC.


ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and ASUS CD/DVD Burner Black E-IDE/PATA Model DRW-22B2S/BLK/B/AS (Bulk)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case and AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM and CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


comes out to $1,047.87 before shipping. How does it look? Does it all mesh well - any ideas for replacement parts?
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September 3, 2010 2:38:01 AM

It will all mess together just fine. Nothing major is required to change.

1) You could drop down to the Corsair 750TX, if there is a combo deal, and still be good for Crossfire.

2) You could look to cut cost with your motherboard and just pick up a 890GX board. You will see little difference between x16,x16 from x8,x8.
September 3, 2010 4:02:44 AM

tecmo34 said:
It will all mess together just fine. Nothing major is required to change.

1) You could drop down to the Corsair 750TX, if there is a combo deal, and still be good for Crossfire.

2) You could look to cut cost with your motherboard and just pick up a 890GX board. You will see little difference between x16,x16 from x8,x8.



Unless I'm just not finding it the 750tx combo with ram appears to be more expensive...

Also regarding the mobo.. i've heard the FX boards are better for gaming. The degree would dictate the price.
September 3, 2010 6:33:43 AM

The FX gains over the 8/8 CF boards i would say does not justify the price $$and CHIV would be about the most overpriced 890FX as per the findings of our very own forums' 890FX shoot out here
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-890fx-crosshair...

If i were u i would prioritise hitting a HD 5870 1st and working backwards?
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