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October 9, 2010 2:08:42 AM

Hi guys,

I have a budget of £750-£850 to spend on a system. Now, being a student I want to stretch this as much as possible, so I have come up with the following AMD build, and would like some feedback on it please:

- Case: Antec 300 Gaming case - Black (Not sure on this case as it might be a little small?)
- Power Supply: Corsair Extreme 600W (Not sure if this is going to be enough to enable CrossfireX?)
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 95W Edition (Aiming for a 4.0ghz overclock)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard (Gone for this one for CrossfireX, eventually aiming for x2 5850's).
- Cooler: Corsair H70 CPU Cooler (Gone for this in order to hit the 4.0+Ghz overclock)
- RAM: Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (Not sure if this is the best memory out, a lot of people tout the G.Skull memory for 1055T build, but no idea why?)
- Hard Drive: Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB Cache (Decent, and cheap hard-drive)
- Graphics Card: HD 5850 x1
- Sound: 7.1 Channel Sound (No sound card)
- Optical Drive: Sony DVD+/-RW SATA Drive
- Cooling: 2x Xigmatek Fans

Cheers guys, really look forward to getting your opinions as people on these forums seem very knowledgeable.

Steve.
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October 9, 2010 2:50:53 AM

GangsterSte said:
Hi guys,

I have a budget of £750-£850 to spend on a system. Now, being a student I want to stretch this as much as possible, so I have come up with the following AMD build, and would like some feedback on it please:

- Case: Antec 300 Gaming case - Black (Not sure on this case as it might be a little small?)
- Power Supply: Corsair Extreme 600W (Not sure if this is going to be enough to enable CrossfireX?)
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 95W Edition (Aiming for a 4.0ghz overclock)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard (Gone for this one for CrossfireX, eventually aiming for x2 5850's).
- Cooler: Corsair H70 CPU Cooler (Gone for this in order to hit the 4.0+Ghz overclock)
- RAM: Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (Not sure if this is the best memory out, a lot of people tout the G.Skull memory for 1055T build, but no idea why?)
- Hard Drive: Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB Cache (Decent, and cheap hard-drive)
- Graphics Card: HD 5850 x1
- Sound: 7.1 Channel Sound (No sound card)
- Optical Drive: Sony DVD+/-RW SATA Drive
- Cooling: 2x Xigmatek Fans

Cheers guys, really look forward to getting your opinions as people on these forums seem very knowledgeable.

Steve.



you should be good. The 600 should be enough for 5850 crossfire, but you might want to goto 650W just to have some overhead for the overclock.

I'd suggest going to the 1075t if you can afford it. It seems to be the best overclocking AMD 6-core, with 4.1 - 4.5 GHz reported.

you need more fans, I think 4 total.

G.Skill is good memory that is inexpensive
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October 9, 2010 2:57:13 AM

GangsterSte said:
Hi guys,

I have a budget of £750-£850 to spend on a system. Now, being a student I want to stretch this as much as possible, so I have come up with the following AMD build, and would like some feedback on it please:

- Case: Antec 300 Gaming case - Black (Not sure on this case as it might be a little small?)
- Power Supply: Corsair Extreme 600W (Not sure if this is going to be enough to enable CrossfireX?)
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 95W Edition (Aiming for a 4.0ghz overclock)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard (Gone for this one for CrossfireX, eventually aiming for x2 5850's).
- Cooler: Corsair H70 CPU Cooler (Gone for this in order to hit the 4.0+Ghz overclock)
- RAM: Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (Not sure if this is the best memory out, a lot of people tout the G.Skull memory for 1055T build, but no idea why?)
- Hard Drive: Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB Cache (Decent, and cheap hard-drive)
- Graphics Card: HD 5850 x1
- Sound: 7.1 Channel Sound (No sound card)
- Optical Drive: Sony DVD+/-RW SATA Drive
- Cooling: 2x Xigmatek Fans

Cheers guys, really look forward to getting your opinions as people on these forums seem very knowledgeable.

Steve.



you should be good. The 600 should be enough for 5850 crossfire, but you might want to goto 650W just to have some overhead for the overclock.

I'd suggest going to the 1075t if you can afford it. It seems to be the best overclocking AMD 6-core, with 4.1 - 4.5 GHz reported.

you need more fans, I think 4 total.

G.Skill is good memory that is inexpensive

you might want a better HSF. cooler master hyper 212+, Kingwin XT-1264, or any top cooler at frostytech.com
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