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November 22, 2010 2:56:32 PM

Hello everyone,

So I'm about to order a new pc and this is what I have in mind.

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

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

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

Memory
http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/gb/uk/07622120/art/kingst...

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

Powered by a Nox Urano 500W (already bought it)

What do you say? I can get all of this for 600€ +/-

Are there any improvements I can make, without increasing the price too much?

Thanks for your advice
November 22, 2010 3:17:04 PM

Oh btw, the asus 6850 seems to be sold out everywhere, so between XFX and Sapphire, which should I get?

Thanks!
November 22, 2010 3:27:44 PM

I'd get the XFX. double lifetime warranty (that covers overclocking) is nice, and probably worth the extra $10.


On the rest: I'd get the AS Rock Extreme 3 770 for $69.99

CPU is OK. If you're willing to do overclocking the old fashioned way, the 1075t overclocks higher than the 1090t.

Look into DDR3-1333 CAS 8 RAM or DDR3-1600 CAS 7 instead of the 1800.

Take back that Nox urano, and get a Sea Sonic 520W S12II, or an Antec or Coolermaster
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November 23, 2010 4:09:42 PM

Thanks for the help!

I followed your advice and for memory found these:

http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/gb/uk/03866235/art/corsai...

http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/gb/uk/03739413/art/corsai...

Is the CL7 worth the extra £s?

As for CPU, I'm not knowledgeable enough to venture into oc so consider I'll be using stock definitions.

Also, for £40 more I can get a 6870, is it worth the difference in price from the 6850?
http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/gb/uk/08455635/art/sapphi...


Thanks!


ScrewySqrl said:
I'd get the XFX. double lifetime warranty (that covers overclocking) is nice, and probably worth the extra $10.


On the rest: I'd get the AS Rock Extreme 3 770 for $69.99

CPU is OK. If you're willing to do overclocking the old fashioned way, the 1075t overclocks higher than the 1090t.

Look into DDR3-1333 CAS 8 RAM or DDR3-1600 CAS 7 instead of the 1800.

Take back that Nox urano, and get a Sea Sonic 520W S12II, or an Antec or Coolermaster


November 23, 2010 7:00:04 PM

the CL7 will be worth it if you're overclocking, as the tighter timings helps. if not, you really won't notice
November 24, 2010 7:00:26 PM

Ok so I made a few changes to my initial build. I decided I might as well spend a bit more and have something that will indeed last.

So here's the final version:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS 2 x 2 GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL8 (planning on buying 1 more set later)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD PHENOM II X6 1090T - 3,2 GHZ - SOCKET AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 x SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB (Buying the second further down the road)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What do you think?

Kind Regards,

Andre
November 24, 2010 8:53:34 PM

get a 1 TB drive. Not much more than the 640 but much more storage. Seagate 7200.12, WD Caviar Black, and Samsung Spinpoint f3 are all good, the Samsung is a little faster, but which ever is the best price.

and get this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its $45 cheaper and does everything the 890 does. USB 3, SATa 3, 2x PCIe-16 slots (16x/8x)
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