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November 5, 2010 9:23:39 PM

I am building my first complete system. I am listing the core components I am planning to use. Any suggestions, tweaks,...ridicule?

System will be used for Adobe creative suite (Dreamweaver, Flash CS4, photoshop, etc running concurrently) as well as video encoding and editing. Also the occasional game...Crysis, Civ V, Fable III.
Thanks for any help!

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November 6, 2010 12:16:25 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 6, 2010 3:52:17 PM

Sorry...note got moved...here is the core component list I was planning to use. Any suggestions, tweaks or help appreciated. I already have case HDD, DVDR drive. Also..if I plan to run this at stock speeds, at least at first, do I need an upgraded fan? My Case already has four fans...


AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
Model #:HDT55TFBGRBOX
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
Model #:ENGTX460 DirectCU T7
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 I will use 2 sets for a total of 8GB.
Model #:CMX4GX3M2A1600C8
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:M4A89TD PRO/USB3
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
Model #:CMPSU-650TX
November 6, 2010 6:24:49 PM

If you want any luck playing modern games well, I would go with 1gb of VRAM. It really makes the difference.

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November 7, 2010 4:02:11 AM
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I'd hit 2 sticks of 4GB ram and no CF/SLI why pay a painful premium for a high end 16/16 CF 890FX mobo? 870 ftw ^^
November 7, 2010 8:11:31 PM

Yes the 870 kicks ass, i have one :3. Its got two PCI-E slots 1-16X and 1 4x but 4x is still plenty fast, most graphics cards don't use more than that much bandwidth. It was only $80 bucks i think.
November 16, 2010 1:43:39 PM

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