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January 27, 2011 11:41:40 AM


This is my first thread so please be gentle. I am in the process of building a new AMD rig i already have some parts (case,HDD,DVD,screen,mouse,keyboard) I am upgrading the rest, this is what piked :
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 C9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 DDR3 ATX AMD 890FX 4PCI-E16 2PCI CrossFireX 6 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 6 Core Processor 3.2GHZ Socket AM3 Retail Box

XFX Radeon HD 6870 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini Display Port PCI-E Video Card

Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan

Can you tell me if this list is any good and what you would pick.


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January 27, 2011 11:53:40 AM

The X6 is cool and all, but overkill for most applications. The X4 955 may be a better option unless you KNOW you need the additional cores the X6 gives. Use a Hyper 212+ CPU cooler if you overclock either CPU. Otherwise you are in good shape!
January 27, 2011 12:10:51 PM

Thanks for your answer, about the CPU cooler I am not planing on OC for now, I'll use the stock one until i get a new one.
January 31, 2011 3:49:36 PM

Best answer selected by kaouah.