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January 15, 2011 9:29:01 AM

Me again and I was asking for you great folks to give me some advice on my new build I'm buildin believe it or not!

Now this is 85% for gaming and 15% for video editing and photo. For general stuff like forum avatars and YouTube videos. Now I"ll be playing games such as crysis series, deus ex series includin the third, you know the big the stuff, I'll also be playin games such as the witcher, call of duty, battlefield bad company, dragon age 2, and such other things. So I will have to have a good graphics card to do this type of stuff, here's what I got so far in my head, some parts are bought

Lian Li Lancool Dark Armour K62 case.

Western digital cavair black one terabyte Hardrive. 

Liteon generic disc drive. 

all above have been bought. 

Now here's what I think I should get for my build.

Graphics card- AMD XFX 6950 two GB

CPU- AMD 1075T 3.0ghz six core processor. 

ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 Motherboard

Now here comes the part I'm stuck on. The three last components I'm unsure on. The power supply monitor and RAM. 

Here's what I have in mind. 

Power supply- XFX 750W or XFX 850W. Now I am quiete willing to pay some extra money to get better parts. For 30 more dollars I can get the 850W. worth it? I will be crossfiring in the coming years. Oh the 750W model is 179$, and 850 209$ I live in a land down under (Australia) so prices are different. 

RAM- I'm really clueless in this area so any help would be great. The corsair brand looks quiet reliable and looks quiet cool! Here's the models I have my eye on.  

Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 Price: 138$

Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Price: 139$

Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 price: 149$

Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 price: 149$

No idea, will be using it for gaming and the odd movie, I'm willing to spend about 200$ I've found one that is 2ms response time, which is good for gaming? Right now I'm using a dell monitor for gaming which is 5ms. 

AOC 2434PW 23.6 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor. 

Now if you could please use this site for part searching.

Thanks for anything you can do, cheers.

P.s I'm using my iPod to do this so it may be a bit messy and all. 

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January 15, 2011 10:01:31 AM

the x6 cpus are outperformed by the X4 cpus at same clock speed, due to small amount of OS overhead servicing 6 cores; dropping to a 6 core cpu will save you a little money, allowing it to be reinvested elsewhere.

Get a single 4 GB kit (2x2GB) initially, extra mem no real help in today's games.

With these two savings, you might consider a larger monitor, or, a jump to a GTX580, today's pinacle in gaming performance.

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January 15, 2011 8:55:05 PM

+1 to the recommendation to get a quad core and only 4GB of RAM.

This is a nice low voltage set:
G.Skill F3-10666CL9D-4GBECO (2x2GB) DDR3 $65

Just get the 955 $150

It is entirely possible to run a build with two 6950s in crossfire with a 650W PSU, I assume you have that intention in mind in the future, so certainly no need to go up to an 850W PSU. In fact I would recommend that you choose something else, because you can get modular 750W PSUs that are cheaper, or a lower wattage unit*, or you can get an even more efficient unit for a bit less:
SuperFlower Golden Green 80+ Gold 700W $169
Which is an extremely high quality unit and very efficient, plenty of positively reviewed power supplies use the same design that this uses.

Or you can have the same efficiency at a lower price:
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80Plus Silver Modular $150
This one reviewed quite well at jonnyguru.

*unless perhaps you are thinking about unlocking the 6950 to a 6970 and overclocking it.
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January 15, 2011 9:00:56 PM

I'm not fussed about the price of the ram, Which one is better out of them?


Hmm ok, I've heard the opposite of the CPU.
January 23, 2011 4:51:25 AM

Best answer selected by lavitz1125.