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September 11, 2010 5:54:29 PM

New Gaming Build

Hello people on the forums. I have been progressively building this pc for the past 8 months or so and I am going to purchase all the parts in late December or January. I just wanted to make sure that I have all the right parts and make sure that they will all work together. When I buy the computer initially, i will only get one 32” TV as a monitor and one HD 5970. I will then save for the other 2 monitors and the other 5970 and buy them a few months after. I thought I would come to the experts here on tomshardware and see what you all think.

Questions before purchasing.

1. Will it all work and be compatible?

2. Is the liquid cooling for the CPU necessary?

3. Is the power supply enough for what I need?

4. Will this work in Eyefinity well with one card or will I need 2 for maxed out gaming? ( I really want high FPS)

5. Do I need 2 5970’s or is that fine for future proofing myself?

6. Is there too much RAM?

7. Should I just wait for the ATI 6000 series in December?

8. Is 3, 32” 1080p HDTV’s too much for eyefinity? (8 feet of moniter lol)

9. Is there anything that I forgot?

Parts:

AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable (9.8 Feet / 3.0 Meters)

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

SYBA 8" 8" Molex 4-pin Male to 15-pin SATA Power Cable Model SY-PWCB-SATA

Nippon Labs Premium 18" (1.5 ft.) SATA II Cable

ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

2- XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...

SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series Solid State Drive CTFDDAC128MAG-1​G1

Patriot Gamer Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGS312G1600ELK

Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Logitech 920-000914 Black USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard

LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM

BELKIN F5D8055 USB 2.0 Wireless N+ USB Adapter (Black)

ZALMAN 9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)

3- LG 32LD450 32-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV

Thanks and any feedback or opinions will be appreciated!

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September 11, 2010 6:13:57 PM

This is a TERRIBLE TIME TO BUY ANYTHING wait until the end of october when the 6000 series are out, way to much ram.... you only need 4... you only need 60gig or less for the SSD, you don't need any sata cables. You don't need a sata power cable. Go with g.skill ram. Go with an NH-D14 for a CPU cooler. Get the haf x :) '




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September 11, 2010 6:15:58 PM

1. Will it all work and be compatible?

2. Is the liquid cooling for the CPU necessary?

3. Is the power supply enough for what I need?

4. Will this work in Eyefinity well with one card or will I need 2 for maxed out gaming? ( I really want high FPS)

5. Do I need 2 5970’s or is that fine for future proofing myself?

6. Is there too much RAM?

7. Should I just wait for the ATI 6000 series in December?

8. Is 3, 32” 1080p HDTV’s too much for eyefinity? (8 feet of moniter lol)

9. Is there anything that I forgot?

1. Yes

2. Nope, get an air cooler

3. Yep

4. It will work with eyefinity,

5. Wait for Radeon 6000

6. Way to much ram

7. Yep

8. Its ok....

9. Nope, and you don't need all those cables! (sata stuff)



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September 11, 2010 10:30:00 PM

Mr Pizza said:
This is a TERRIBLE TIME TO BUY ANYTHING wait until the end of october when the 6000 series are out, way to much ram.... you only need 4... you only need 60gig or less for the SSD, you don't need any sata cables. You don't need a sata power cable. Go with g.skill ram. Go with an NH-D14 for a CPU cooler. Get the haf x :) '


well i need the cables cause the 2tb hard drive is a bare drive...
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September 11, 2010 10:35:30 PM

Mr Pizza said:
This is a TERRIBLE TIME TO BUY ANYTHING wait until the end of october when the 6000 series are out,




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o and i mentioned in my origional post that im not buying anything till at least late december.
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September 11, 2010 10:40:00 PM

come back a week before you buy
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September 11, 2010 10:44:42 PM

obsidian86 said:
come back a week before you buy


ok will do.
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September 12, 2010 12:37:35 PM

Dual 5970's? Waste of cash. The microstutter will make gameplay impossible. Read up on quad GPU caveats. Stick three 5870's in Tri Fire. Window's still doesnt allow more than 3 GPU's to render at any given point of time.
So something like this will happen-
Render time GPU1 - 2 MS
RT GPU2- 2.2 MS
RT GPU3- 2.8 MS
RT GPU4- 90MS
Result? 100 FPS average, 10 FPS minimum. Anything beyond 3 GPU's is a waste of cash.

Oh yeah, in case you didnt nkow, the 5970 is two 5870's stuck together after a slight drop in clock speeds to reduce temperatures. So you are effectively running a quad GPU config.

My 2 cents? Get an i7 mobo with 3 x8 PCIe slots, a core i7 930, 4GB of ram. Dump the SSD, go for 4Gigs of 1333/1066 RAM. Use that cash for GPU's/CPU and Mobo. As for eyefinity, a single 5870 can max out most games with 3 1080P screens. Three of them will kill it. Mind, I'm not too sure if Eyefinity is supported in CFire configurations. The AMD chip you got there will be a bottleneck as games dont supo\port more than 4 threads. If you must have 6 cores, then use an older 790FX mobo with 4 X8 PCIe slots and use 3 5870's.
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September 13, 2010 3:47:33 AM

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September 13, 2010 3:51:17 AM

madass said:
Dual 5970's? Waste of cash. The microstutter will make gameplay impossible. Read up on quad GPU caveats. Stick three 5870's in Tri Fire. Window's still doesnt allow more than 3 GPU's to render at any given point of time.
So something like this will happen-
Render time GPU1 - 2 MS
RT GPU2- 2.2 MS
RT GPU3- 2.8 MS
RT GPU4- 90MS
Result? 100 FPS average, 10 FPS minimum. Anything beyond 3 GPU's is a waste of cash.

Oh yeah, in case you didnt nkow, the 5970 is two 5870's stuck together after a slight drop in clock speeds to reduce temperatures. So you are effectively running a quad GPU config.

My 2 cents? Get an i7 mobo with 3 x8 PCIe slots, a core i7 930, 4GB of ram. Dump the SSD, go for 4Gigs of 1333/1066 RAM. Use that cash for GPU's/CPU and Mobo. As for eyefinity, a single 5870 can max out most games with 3 1080P screens. Three of them will kill it. Mind, I'm not too sure if Eyefinity is supported in CFire configurations. The AMD chip you got there will be a bottleneck as games dont supo\port more than 4 threads. If you must have 6 cores, then use an older 790FX mobo with 4 X8 PCIe slots and use 3 5870's.


wouldnt u recommend waiting till the 6000 series comes out?
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