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

    Thanks!
  2. 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
  3. Thanks for the help!

    I followed your advice and for memory found these:

    http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/gb/uk/03866235/art/corsair/dominator-gt-2-x-2-gb-ddr3-1600-pc3-12800-cl7-pc-memory-units-cmg4gx3m2b1600c7.html

    http://www.pixmania-pro.co.uk/gb/uk/03739413/art/corsair/xms-2-x-2-gb-ddr3-1600-pc3-12800-cl8-memory-kit-cmx4gx3m2a1600c8.html

    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/sapphire-technology/radeon-hd-6870-1-gb-gddr5-pci-express-2-1-21179-00-40r.html


    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
  4. the CL7 will be worth it if you're overclocking, as the tighter timings helps. if not, you really won't notice
  5. 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=N82E16813131631&cm_re=m4a89-_-13-131-631-_-Product

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=corsair_650-_-17-139-005-_-Product

    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=N82E16820145263&cm_re=corsair_xms-_-20-145-263-_-Product

    AMD PHENOM II X6 1090T - 3,2 GHZ - SOCKET AM3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849&cm_re=1090t-_-19-103-849-_-Product

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&cm_re=WD6401AALS-_-22-136-319-_-Product

    2 x SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB (Buying the second further down the road)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909&Tpk=sapphire%206870

    What do you think?

    Kind Regards,

    Andre
  6. 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=N82E16813157198

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