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October 21, 2010 1:31:47 AM

The last few days I have been designing a computer for myself and came up with some specs. Before I place this order (most likely tomorrow) I would like you guys to help me make sure everything will work together just fine...

Uses for this computer will be alot of HD Video editing, light gaming, web, office apps, and possibly Apache2 Server (if other PC wont work)

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I didnt think I needed a video card that good, and if I want one later I can buy one.

What do you guys think? All opinions are appreciated and welcome!

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October 21, 2010 1:41:43 AM
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DO NOT GET THAT RAIDMAX PSU. It is low quality and cr@p. Get a XFX 650: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap board to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If not OCing, you can get a cheaper board.
Note: If not gaming a lot, consider a 5750/5770. This way you can cheaply CrossFire down the road when needed. This is assuming your software don't use CUDA. Also, wait until the ATI 6xxx cards hit stores in a few days

Everything else looks good. If OCing, get a Hyper 212+.

Note: I think the case is ugly. Each to his own I guess.
October 21, 2010 1:52:19 AM

I would trade out that RAIDMAX PSU for a better quality and more efficient PSU like this one:

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99 after $10 promo code "psuoct" and $10 rebate

Here is a combo that is with the CPU you chose and an ASUS 890FX ATX board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

and one with a Gigabyte 890FX board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Not that ASRock is a bad choice at all.


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October 21, 2010 2:25:37 AM

Shadow703793 said:
Also, wait until the ATI 6xxx cards hit stores in a few days

What will the prices of these most likely be?
October 21, 2010 3:18:34 AM

^ Why the 5550? If you plan to wait for the ATI 6xxx just grab a <$30 8400GS or something like that. No real point in spending more than $30 on a card you plan to replace soon.

Btw, nice job on the combo. Good deal.
October 21, 2010 3:20:40 AM

Shadow703793 said:
^ Why the 5550? If you plan to wait for the ATI 6xxx just grab a <$30 8400GS or something like that. No real point in spending more than $30 on a card you plan to replace soon.

I ment if I wanted to upgrade in >1yr ish.... I dont want to spend >$150 on a gfx card if I barely game lol
October 21, 2010 3:22:18 AM

^ Ahh... I see. I thought you played about 1hr a week or so. At least that's how I define "light" gaming.
October 21, 2010 3:23:22 AM

Shadow703793 said:
^ Ahh... I see. I thought you played about 1hr a week or so. At least that's how I define "light" gaming.

For me, its the occasional AOE/CIV4 game. I usually only play RTS on PC. Most of my gaming is done on the Xbox 360. My main use for the card would be HD video editing.
October 21, 2010 10:05:12 PM

Dougie Fresh said:
One more PSU that you might want to take a look at:

SeaSonic SS-650HT 650W ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$59.99 + $9.20 shipping

This looks like an awfully good deal.

I actually just ran the newegg wattage calculator and found that I would need around 780W after I am done upgrading in the future. I settled on this powersupply- Kingwin Lazer 850W Modular PSU
October 21, 2010 10:38:15 PM

^ NO! You DO NOT NEED 800W even after upgrading. You can run 2x GTX470s on a QUALITY 850W PSU with out problems. Even if you get a ATI 5870 a quality 650W is more than enough.

Also, DO NOT get that KingWin PSU. It is mediocre quality.
October 21, 2010 10:46:03 PM

Shadow703793 said:

Also, DO NOT get that KingWin PSU. It is mediocre quality.

What are the best PSU brands?
October 21, 2010 11:24:13 PM

^ Seasonic, XFX, PC Power & Cooling, Antec (except the cheaper Basiq line up) and some OCZ units (not the best, but good price vs performance).
October 22, 2010 1:46:29 AM

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