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Build AMD six-core PC, help need with motherboard

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October 29, 2010 1:27:02 PM

Hello to all
This is my first topic in tomshardware forum, i am newbie when it comes to build a pc so please be patient!

I like to build my first pc based on AMD six-cores CPU

I want fast pc and do the following works, display on 2-3 monitors, i am going to have multiple windows open running adobe CS5 photoshop, fireworks, dreamweaver to do some small video with after effects, sound editing, and of course to play games sometimes!!!

So far i am thinking to do the following build

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MOTHERBOARD [Asus M4N75TD for SLI OR ASRock 870 EXTREME3 for crossfire]

CPU [AMD Phenom II X6 1055T] hopping that can overclocking at 3 or 3.2 GHz

HDD [Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB OR if i go for sata3 Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB]

SSD [OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G]

RAM [Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 8GB (or ddr3 2000 if i go with Asus M4N75TD)]

VGA [Palit Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 SLI OR some HD 5770 crossfire]

(I know is not the best choice those VGA but i don't have money for better)

PSU [750watt]

Some DVD/RW, Blue-ray, but i have not decided yet



The help i need is to decide which motherboard to take

the first choice for me is the Asus M4N75TD because i can do SLI and have 3D monitor but doesn't have SATA 6Gb/s
on the other hand i like also ASRock 870 EXTREME3 but i can't build SLI

With who can i have better performance SSD, M4N75TD OR with ASRock 870?

What do you think for this build??
Do yo have to propose another motherboard?

Thank you dudes :) 
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October 29, 2010 1:39:15 PM

A few questions

1. Do u want multi display when working or also for games? Tha would determine how much grunt u need in the GPU dept.

2. If u have to pay a huge premium remember than Morer RAM >>>> higher freq so i would rethink on those DDR3 2000

3. Consider jus the one HD 6850 1st?
October 29, 2010 1:48:27 PM

The 6850/6870 are coming out with 3D vision gaming too.. a few months away and it will be up and running if you really want 3D.. I would go for the ASRock 870 extreme3, better chipset for the x6
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October 29, 2010 1:52:36 PM

Hi batuchka

multi display i want only for working, not for games

for memory i decide when i see which motherboard i take, for sure ddr3 2000 is better

although i want SLI for 3D is ok to go also for HD, but with HD 6850 in crossfire i must to change also PSU,
only one VGA when it comes to after effects for video i think is gonna be slow?
October 29, 2010 1:57:05 PM

Get the Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 mobo. Its better than both the mobos you picked and very worth the price.

AMD drivers didn't have good TRIM support for SSDs since this summer and I'm not sure if this issue has been resolved or not. Worth a bit of googling yourself.

Agree with batuchka on the RAM and GPU. AMD prefers tighter timings over frequency and intel prefer higher frequencies over tight timings. Getting the 5770 in CF right from the start leaves no room for upgrade later on and would already cost about $300. Might as well get a single higher end card with the option of adding another later on rather than two mid ranged cards and no upgrade path.
October 29, 2010 1:57:54 PM

Mr Pizza 6850/6870 are 3D vision?
a b V Motherboard
October 29, 2010 2:57:01 PM

they have ATI's 3D settings,. but there isn't much game support for it yet
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