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New AMD Gaming PC Build. Would Like Recommendations

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September 12, 2010 1:57:17 AM

Hey everyone, I was thinking of building a new AMD based gaming system and I was wondering if I could do any better. Im looking to play Crysis 2 @ Medium 1920X1080 when it comes out. I know that the exact specs arent yet known to the public for Crysis 2 but lets just say based on Crysis 1.

Here are the parts that I was thinking of:

Gigabyte ATI R597D5-2GD-B RADEON HD5970, 2GB, GDDR5, PCIE2.0, 2xDVI, HDCP, HDMI, DX11
AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1090T 3.20GHz 9MB Cache (AM3)
Corsair DDR3 8GB PC-10600/1333 (4x XMS3 2GB) CMX8GX3M4B1333C9 Ram
Corsair AX-1200 1200W ATX Modular Power Supply
The PSU Is So I Can Crossfire Later On.
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Dual Gigabit Lan / AM3
Antec Twelve Hundred - Black Full Tower ATX Gaming Case (No PSU)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbs
### I Was Thinking Of An SSD Boot Drive Along With The 1TB Drive. Leave A Comment On That If You Think It Would Do Me Any Good..?
LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black) ### Lets face it, blu-ray is completely overrated.
Antec TriCool 120mm Blue LED Case Fan with 3-Speed Switch (Ill be getting 2 of thoes)

Oh and Ill be running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit.

So if you have any suggestions that would be much appreciated, and please no nVidia Vs ATI wars please :non: 

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September 12, 2010 2:05:06 AM

Thats an amazing build i dont see anything wrong with it, only thing is make sure the mobo has a BIOS update for that 6-core because thats what people usually people have problems with but other than that looks good.
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September 12, 2010 2:42:00 AM

It seems that in a few weeks from now the ATI 6 series will be released so it might worth waiting.

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September 12, 2010 3:30:37 AM

It seems kinda overkill. 1090T is a bad buy, same with the 5970. There are nicer cases than the 1200 for that price, caviar black is slower than a Samsung F3, you can't really crossfire 5970s as that's actually quadfire and it has nasty microstutter, PSU is megaoverkill, you don't need 8GB of ram for gaming.

Ati 6K series is out shortly, same with Sandybridge/Bulldozer.
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September 12, 2010 3:30:54 AM

You do NOT need a 1200W PSU, unless you plan on Quad-SLIing GTX 480s. I'd imagine you'd need ~700W for your current system, but you'll want about 850W if you plan on putting another 5970 in there. Throw in your ideal system into this PSU calculator and get what it recommends:
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

I'd also personally go for non-Corsair brand triple channel RAM. Just personal preference on brand (Corsair has issues with Intel chipsets; dunno about AMD), but the triple channel runs a bit faster.

A faster boot drive won't help your gaming performance unless you get a big enough SSD to install some games on. I would definitely recommend a SSD though!!!

I'd just stick with your DVD writer, and just throw in a Blu-ray reader if you need it (that's what I'm doing!).
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September 12, 2010 3:34:17 AM

The PSU calculator recommends a 750W power supply for 2 of those in 5970s in XFire + 5 fans, a PCI and PCI Express x1 card, 2 hard drives and a boot drive, a DVD burner and a Blu-ray drive.
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September 12, 2010 5:23:04 AM

mosox said:
It seems that in a few weeks from now the ATI 6 series will be released so it might worth waiting.


So you think theres a 6000 series comming out. Hmm if thats ture i think I will wait. I wasent thinking of ordering anything untill the end of the year anyway. Any ideas on how much a card from the 6000 series will cost? Thanks, Quantum
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September 12, 2010 5:29:49 AM

compfreak93 said:
Thats an amazing build i dont see anything wrong with it, only thing is make sure the mobo has a BIOS update for that 6-core because thats what people usually people have problems with but other than that looks good.


i was under the impression that the motherboard already supported the 6-cores without a BIOS update.
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September 12, 2010 5:38:40 AM

boiler1990 said:
You do NOT need a 1200W PSU, unless you plan on Quad-SLIing GTX 480s. I'd imagine you'd need ~700W for your current system, but you'll want about 850W if you plan on putting another 5970 in there. Throw in your ideal system into this PSU calculator and get what it recommends:
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

I'd also personally go for non-Corsair brand triple channel RAM. Just personal preference on brand (Corsair has issues with Intel chipsets; dunno about AMD), but the triple channel runs a bit faster.

A faster boot drive won't help your gaming performance unless you get a big enough SSD to install some games on. I would definitely recommend a SSD though!!!

I'd just stick with your DVD writer, and just throw in a Blu-ray reader if you need it (that's what I'm doing!).


any suggestions on other brands of ram for about the same price. im looking for quality not budget parts, thanks.
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September 12, 2010 2:19:30 PM

G.skill.
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September 12, 2010 3:20:20 PM

G.Skill, Patriot, and Kingston are all good brands. Corsair is also good from what I hear, I just know there are some issues with Intel Chipsets and getting above the 1066 MHz "limit." I would just check that none of those issues exist with AMD chipsets.
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September 12, 2010 4:09:43 PM

first of all on this budget i would actually go for the i7 950 it outperforms every amd cpu that is out now, but i would wait if you can as the ati 6xxx series is coming out, so is intels new range of cpus (sandy bridge) and so is amds new range (the bulldozers) so it is worth waiting, but if you have to buy now i would get an i7 950 over the x6 1090T
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September 12, 2010 4:36:15 PM

I would buy a 1055t x6 over either of those tbh.
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September 12, 2010 6:12:15 PM

a 1055T for a gaming build??? thats stupid, an i5 760 outperforms the 1055T in games
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September 12, 2010 6:21:27 PM

the i7 950 is good bang for buck right now its $299
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September 12, 2010 6:21:49 PM

remember you can also OC an i7
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September 12, 2010 8:13:07 PM

Eh, slaughters isn't the exact term I would use. It wins most of the time as expected, but rarely does it completely outclass it. Most of the time I they're within 15%. Granted, in some single-threaded apps it's quite a bit ahead (FC2 being a prime example).

However, the 1090T is an overpriced chip to avoid. Get a 1055t for 178$ at Newegg combo'd with BFBC2 and overclock the NB (which you can't overclock on an i7). If he's going to spend 300$ I'd get the 950, but if he's willing to go for price/performance the 1055t is hard to beat.
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September 12, 2010 8:21:24 PM

that is true but he is buying a 5970 so i dont think price/performance is that important to him, and the i7 950 will fit perfectly in his budget, its only $4 more than the x6 1090T
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September 14, 2010 1:03:28 AM

Im gonna wait for the new ATI 6000 series and The New AMD Bulldozer Or Intel Sandy Bridge they I will re think my build. Thanks for your comments guys.
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