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Ordering today! Any last minute advice?

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October 25, 2010 11:53:22 AM

Hey guys! My computer old PC had some parts fail a couple days ago... And it is finally time I build something completely new. It will be mainly used for school, internet, and casual gaming (WoW, SC2, and maybe SWTOR when it finally comes out). My last system wasn't anything special and I have been wanting to try AMD this time around. I hope this setup will last me atleast a couple years. Please let me know what you think and any last minute advice or things I should change before I place my order. Thanks!

Case:
SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz

Processor Cooling:
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Video Card:
MSI N470GTX-M2D12-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5

Motherboard:
MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD

Power Supply:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W

Primary Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Optical Drive:
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Thermal Compound:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM


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October 25, 2010 12:01:57 PM

you know, your better of a ati 6870, because you cant SLI in that board. but if you would go with a single card. its a go. and the case WOAH, wont consider a haff 912?or 922? and what is with that 8gb!? go back to 4gb. and change psu to either a corsair 750watts. you have a lot of budget there. maybe just go with a i5 750 build. then crossfire a 6870. and get a cm hyper 212 for cooling
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October 25, 2010 12:06:02 PM

Not sure why, but I have always been a fan of nvidia cards. I have always had good luck with them. Are there any 890FX boards that can support SLI?? And as far as the case, I just really like the looks and setup of the Raven. It was between that case or just an Antec 300.
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October 25, 2010 12:08:50 PM

naah just go with what really case that suits you. 890fx that supports sli. i dont know. the board that has a lucida chip. asus formula or crosshair. but its not released as far as i know.
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October 25, 2010 12:12:19 PM

Hmm, I see.

Would I be better off with the MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard?

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

I was looking at this one originally, but after reading the reviews there are people who have issues of it working out of the box with the new x6 due to outdated BIOS or something, and some were saying if I don't have another AMD cpu to flash it or update it then you can't get everything working?
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October 25, 2010 12:23:25 PM

i really dont know about the outdated BIOS, if your just gaming, you can go with a amd phenom 955 it would give the same fps in gaming. and it would really matter about what gpu you would get. sli'ng a gtx 470 would be a beast. according to benchmarks
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October 26, 2010 4:48:27 AM

Anyone else have any advice? Or anyone with experience using the MSI NF980-G65??

Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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October 26, 2010 11:30:58 AM

NZXT Lexa S as a case maybe?
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October 30, 2010 6:56:41 AM

Any additional input from anyone?? Is it worth going with the older NF980a chipset for SLI GTX470 later on or go with the updated 890fx board and do crossfire 6870???

Thanks in advance!
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October 30, 2010 7:25:56 AM

a 890fx would be a more good choice, as the NF980a is a old chipset. and a 6870 xfire gives same fps with the gtx 470 sli'd in the benchmarks. so i suggest you go with a 6870 xfire with 890fx board.
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October 30, 2010 9:28:53 AM

Thank you Xurwin.

Soo... No other replies? :/ 
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