Assistance with a new build

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months (December 2010, January 2011)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 2000 max)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Applications-Adobe CS4, Maya, Word processing, etc; Gaming; Video/Audio Encoding; Music; Internet; Watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Open to suggestion

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
CPU: Phenom II X6-1100T (or suggested component)
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD5850 Crossfire configuration
Case: Open to suggestion
Cooling: Open to suggestion
Power: Open to suggestion

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: Quiet PC is possible. I prefer AMD to Intel, though I am not adverse to Intel if it proves to be better for applications like Adobe and animation rendering. I am interested in the hexa-core processors. If there is a cheaper graphics card configuration, or single card, that can handle high end illustrations and video animation, I am open to suggestions. This computer is intended for high end medical illustration/animation and gaming, as well as video game designing. If anyone should see an conflicts with what little I have now, please do let me know. Thank you.
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  1. Forgot to add:
    Do I go with DDR2 or DDR3, and which brand? I like Cosair, but is there something better? For storage device I go with WD Caviar Black 1 TB. They've worked well for me so far. Or should I go with solid state drives?
  2. For a Hexacore Set up i would just hit 1055T + OC (air) and just the single GTX 570?

    Items off Egg $563


    Items off Microcenter $220 1055T + MSI 870A-G54
    http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html

    $29 with promo code Scythe SCMG-2100 MUGEN-2 Rev.B
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MUGENB&title=Scythe-SCMG-2100-MUGEN-2-Rev-B-5-Heat-Pipes-CPU-Cooler

    $812 Grand Total

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    60GB SSD Sandforce based $99AR Free Ship
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  3. First Thing is you have a Intel mobo with a AMD CPU ( Wont work less you get a big hammer ) < / joke
    2nd you dont need to xfire 2 HD 5850 for the rez monitor

    You will want DDR3 for your system corsair gskill ( are some good brands )

    For the HDD ( with your needs for the PC you might look into a SSD drive for your OC and programs maybe a swap drive and a large storage drive.
  4. Quote:
    First Thing is you have a Intel mobo with a AMD CPU ( Wont work less you get a big hammer )-niklas_13


    Gets big hammer ready...hehehhe...Good point. I haven't built a system in 8 years. I'm way behind the times.

    Quote:
    For a Hexacore Set up i would just hit 1055T + OC (air) and just the single GTX 570?-batuchka


    Sounds like a good idea!

    Any recommendations for a good mobo then, for a Phenom 1055T?
  5. That MSI 870A-G54 is good to go if SLI/CF is not a deal breaker with bells/whistles of SATA/USB 3.0 to boot ^^
    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=171&prod_no=2057
  6. Quote:
    That MSI 870A-G54 is good to go if SLI/CF is not a deal breaker with bells/whistles of SATA/USB 3.0 to boot ^^

    Not a deal breaker at all. If one card can do the work, then so be it. MSI? I have an MSI with my current computer. It's an old, old, old Athlon 64 3500 with an mobo MSI NeoPlatinum 2. Hehehehe.

    Looks like a good mobo. I don't think it would have trouble with the 1055 hexacore, right?
  7. Wow any upgrade would be huge moving from your single core/939 :P
  8. If you want i higher end system, maybe a system like this.


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    EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7Q-8GBRM
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    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
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    SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
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    Subtotal: $1,658.89
  9. batuchka said:
    Wow any upgrade would be huge moving from your single core/939 :P


    Damn straight! A PSP would be an upgrade! :D It's given me what it has been able to, but with the new games and CS4, it is showing that it can no longer keep up.
  10. Niklas_13,

    You're good. Damn good. Hehehehe. I'm liking the specs on that.

    Any and all suggestions are welcome!
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