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$1000 AMD X6 1090 Build

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October 6, 2010 3:43:03 AM

Alright so here is my final draft. I've done a good amount of research but haven't built one in 4 years so just checking to see if anything I have here is effed up or stupid to have. With combo's I am just a little over $1000 but I'm happy with it. I'm not sure if I am going to do much OC right away but want the option to do so in the future. My computer will be used for day to day multitasking (Outlook, internet, winamp, burning), watching movies and gaming. OS will be Win7 64bit. I'm fine with being a little overkill for the stuff I use it for as I want it to be legit for a few years.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.516547

ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131647

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.516547

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277
(this is the one part I am lost on. There are SOO many 2x2GB DDR1600 ones that all look the same and within $10 range that I don't know what to look for. This one had highest ratings)

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
(for OS/Apps/Starcraft)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.526043
(I will also be using a WD 1 TB drive for all my data)

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
+
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.514512

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October 6, 2010 3:48:03 AM

Unless you're running some heavily threaded apps, you'll get better performance out of a Phenom II x4.
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October 6, 2010 3:50:01 AM

Hello :) 

For the CPU I highly suggest you go with a 1055t.

The thing you want to look for in RAM is 1600MHz, 4GB and a Cas Latency of 7-X-X-2X
(X is a variable)

Your links are broken
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October 6, 2010 2:09:01 PM

Hmm if i understand u correctly: u have a WD 1TB hdd? Also if your intention is to CF that Asus 870 is not recommended as it is 16/4 so hit the Asrock one which is 8/8
Agreed with 1055T and hit an after market cooler and clock away ^^

Tower $680AR

60GB Sandforce based SSD $120AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optional

Scythe YASYA cooler $35
http://www.directron.com/scys1000.html

Review
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3274/scythe_yasya_scys...

Alternatively if 19th October isn't a bridge too far the HD 6000 series would be unleashed upon us ^^
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October 6, 2010 2:34:57 PM

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like this for RAM?

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

is the 1090 just not worth the extra $70 over the longhaul?



The 1055t can be clocked to a 1090t by raising the multiplier.. the 1055t can be clocked to 4Ghz easy.

Yes, that ram is a great choice. But due to the heatspeader height you may want to go with the RAM I recommended because some aftermarket coolers may interfere with it + the one i recommended overclocks easy.
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Anonymous
October 7, 2010 1:19:49 AM

ok so after getting some good feedback I think I'm going to step down to the 1055T and use some of that money to get a ASUS Crosshair IV Formula board. Given how well everyone says the 1055 chip will OC, i think going with a really high quality board makes sense to OC and future proof my rig (maybe add another 5850 for crossfire down the road, upgrade RAM, etc).

that make sense?
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October 7, 2010 1:26:29 AM

Eh, kinda. The Crosshair falls into the overkill catagory of mobos. You'll be temp limited before you're mobo limited with any air setup. A good X8/X8 crossfire mobo with USB/Sata3 is about as futureproof as you're going to get, as AM3 is going to be a dead socket when BD comes out.
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October 7, 2010 2:52:11 AM

batuchka said:
Hmm if i understand u correctly: u have a WD 1TB hdd? Also if your intention is to CF that Asus 870 is not recommended as it is 16/4 so hit the Asrock one which is 8/8
Agreed with 1055T and hit an after market cooler and clock away ^^

what does CF mean?
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October 7, 2010 2:58:55 AM

ramsey_79 said:
what does CF mean?

CF stands for CrossFireX it's a multi-GPU setup for AMD Radeon cards.
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