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October 18, 2010 8:57:31 AM

Im new and currently building my system and i thought i would share and get your opinions, im from Aussie and i am using PC Case Gear
Coolmaster Haf X
Amd Phenom X 6 1090T BE
Power cooler Radeon HD 5870 PCS + 1GB
Asus M4A89GTD Pro/ USB 3 Motherboard
Corsair CMP6GX3M3A1600C8 6GB DDR3 Ram
Antec CP-1000W powersupply
Auzentech X-studio 5.1
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Samsung SH B123A 12x Blu-Ray Drive
all up its about 1800 im trying to get the best for the lowest price so can you please help me and give your opinions

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October 18, 2010 9:01:42 AM

Hmm the good thing about that 890GX is

it's got integrated graphics

and the not so good

kindda pricey and if 8/8 Cf is not needed even more so

Hence with the HD 6000 series in a matter of days now just hold off that discrete GPU purchase? Consider 880G as well of even 785G/790GX if USB/SATA 3.0 is not a deal breaker ^^

Also : AM3 is dual channel so 2 x 2 or 2 x 4 GB and consider the much cheaper 1055T + CM Hyper 212+ cooler and clock away?

October 18, 2010 9:10:14 AM

so if i up to 8gb, wait for the 6000 series and get the 1055T, i will be plannng to liquid cool the system some time down the track, i would be saving a bit right? first build so im a bit of a noob
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October 18, 2010 9:14:35 AM

Up to 8GB depends: for gaming rigs it's totally not required and i would recommend air cooling always even for seasoned peeps Btw why dun u try the onboard sound 1st and if it is not to your liking hit a discrete soundcard?
October 18, 2010 9:31:32 AM

2x2 gb, umm stick with corsair? cause i wont be doing any intense editing, just mainly schooling and gaming any news on how the 6000 series performs? also i was stuck between the Haf x and the antec 1200
October 18, 2010 9:33:38 AM

Hmm actually just school and games i'd just hit the 955BE really X6 is for more intense workstation/render/encode kindda stuff With too many misinformation floating around i would really await a respectable review from a reliable source hehe
October 18, 2010 9:37:16 AM

well i was looking at the X6 because i'd prefer to futureproof it i dont wanna upgrade every season ;) 
October 19, 2010 7:25:39 AM

also what i was thinking is 1000W too much or and would a 750 or 850W be sufficient?
October 19, 2010 7:45:53 AM

A beefy 80/80+ bronze 750 would be fine
October 19, 2010 10:05:06 AM

okay, would an i7 be a better alternative then the x6?
October 19, 2010 11:01:18 AM

CoolerMaster HAF X Case $239.00
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T $209.00
PowerColor Radeon HD5870 PCS+ 1GB $399.00
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1.5TB HD154UI $79.00
Corsair CMP4GX3M2A1600C8 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 $154.00
Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive $69.00
CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU $139.00
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard $187.00

Sub-Total:$1475.00
i will be changing the graphics card when the 6000 series comes out
October 19, 2010 1:10:19 PM

Hmm Friday would see HD 6k released so it's really worth the wait if u could afford to IMO hehe
October 20, 2010 2:55:22 AM

well with the money i saved on the parts i can just put it in towards the 6000 series
October 20, 2010 7:09:14 AM

Yep from early reports the improvement in DX11 performance alone would be worth the wait hehe
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