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!
SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
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
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.
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but after reading the reviews there are people who have issues of it working out of the box with the new x6 due to outdated BIOS or something, and some were saying if I don't have another AMD cpu to flash it or update it then you can't get everything working?
i really dont know about the outdated BIOS, if your just gaming, you can go with a amd phenom 955 it would give the same fps in gaming.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