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September 17, 2010 5:52:46 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering. Is this a good build?

Case: NZXT M59 Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Window [-54]
Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10] (Blue Color)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color)
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
Freebies: FREE Game: DiRT™2
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 AMD 890GX Chipset Hardware Core Unlocker CrossFireX Support DDR3 Sckt AM3 ATX w/ Built-in ATI HD4290 Graphic, HDMI, DVI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X4, 1 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI [+63]
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader [+18])
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
Free Game: FREE Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
Power Supply Upgrade: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+73]
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-41] (Single Hard Drive)
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
LCD Monitor: 22" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X226W 5ms (Viewable 21.5 inch) LCD (Black Color) w/ Built-in D-Sub & DVI Input [+159]
Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINES

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September 17, 2010 6:01:54 PM

AMD Phenom™II X6 1055T is not really a good gaming CPU. You would get comparable or better peformance from a cheaper PhenomII x4 955 or 965.

Two 5770s is about the same price as a 5850. For future expandability it might make sense to stick to the stronger single card. You could drop the PSU to a 550 corsair or 600W for a single 5850.
September 17, 2010 6:06:52 PM

so would you prefer the 965 BE compaired to the 955?
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September 17, 2010 6:09:30 PM

oakleyguy89 said:
so would you prefer the 965 BE compaired to the 955?

At the same price, of course. IMO its maybe worth $10 for the 200 MHz boost, but thats subjective.
September 17, 2010 6:12:22 PM

Alright. What about the mobo? Should I keep it in case I decide to move to two 5850s? Same with the PSU?
September 17, 2010 6:21:38 PM

I just noticed: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System
I havent seen any who likes that liquid cooler. Even the Corsair H50 is better regarded.


I would keep the motherboard option for crossfire open if it was me, for only $18 difference. You only need a quality 500W for a single 5850 and 650W to crossfire. I have no idea what your options are and what they cost.
September 17, 2010 6:25:04 PM

But whats weird is that on the left side it says that the GPU requires a 700w PSU?
September 17, 2010 7:37:39 PM

Id be very tempted to take the Kingwin 1264 (a clone of the Xigmatek 1264) and is a decent 120mm Air cooler. Even a small problem with a liquid cooler can wipe out your motherboard, RAM, GPU, etc. Aircoolers are just safer.


http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/HD%2050...
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) said:
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)

The cheap generic PSUs they normally include are probably overrated; corsairs tend to be underrated around 50W.
September 17, 2010 8:34:31 PM

So hows this now? I think im going to keep the 750w corsair for future proofing.

Case: NZXT M59 Gaming Mid-Tower Case with See-Thru Window [-54]
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10] (Blue Color)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color)
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [-26]
Freebies: FREE Game: DiRT™2
Cooling Fan: Kingwin XT-1264 120mm Xtreme Direct H.T.C. (Heat-pipe Touch Chip) CPU Cooler w/ 1366 Bracket [-7]
Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 AMD 890GX Chipset Hardware Core Unlocker CrossFireX Support DDR3 Sckt AM3 ATX w/ Built-in ATI HD4290 Graphic, HDMI, DVI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X4, 1 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI [+63]
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader [+18])
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+164] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
Free Game: FREE Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
Power Supply Upgrade: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TX 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+73]
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-41] (Single Hard Drive)
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
LCD Monitor: 22" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X226W 5ms (Viewable 21.5 inch) LCD (Black Color) w/ Built-in D-Sub & DVI Input [+159]
Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DA
September 17, 2010 8:39:00 PM

Looks like a solid gaming machine.
September 17, 2010 8:49:17 PM

Would you recommend this for fan controlling? Aerocool Touch 1000
September 17, 2010 8:55:10 PM

I have only bought antec cases and left the fans on low. I havent needed fan controllers so I have no idea.
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