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February 21, 2011 11:36:45 PM

I am fairly new to this so need some assistance with selecting the rest of my system.

I currently came into the good fortune of winning an AMD Phenom II 1100t Black Edition cpu & Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 Graphics Card. I would like to build a solid gaming/streaming/3d modeling machine and need to know what other pieces would fit well with these including monitor. Any Assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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February 22, 2011 12:14:37 AM

I'm not sure what type of case you like...flashy, not flashy, etc... This build will allow you to add another one of those cards later on for Crossfire if you so choose. $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $59.99
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
February 22, 2011 12:14:58 AM

Well check out my builds in my siggy.

I usually just suggest going with the Asrock Extreme3 870 and just some G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb ram. Most of those things are becoming really cheap so yeah.... I also suggest getting a solid PSU. I like the XFX 750's or 850's (since you'll have headroom to CF if you ever need it. I also recommend the NZXT Phantom for the case or the HAF 922/942. Both are just as good.

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February 22, 2011 12:15:38 AM

February 22, 2011 12:22:29 AM

Motherboard: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard. Good feature set, USB 3, SATA III, dual PCIe 2.0 x16 slots, both at 16 lanes of bandwidth, which allows for the possibility of a second card once the 6970 starts to show its age.

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler. Very cheap and highly effective.

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800). Since you'll be doing 3D rendering I'd recommend going with 2 of these sets. The low profile heatsinks are nice because they won't be blocked by aftermarket heatsinks.

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive. 1TB capacity, 64MB cache, SATA III. Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive. Or two of these in RAID 1 for reliability or RAID 0 for max performance. This drive is specially designed for high reliability and RAID array usage.

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER. Lots of power, modular design for easy cable management and lots of power. It is slightly pricey, and a lower power unit could be used if Crossfire is something that won't ever be used. CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified. Slightly cheaper than the previous unit, may not be powerful enough for a Crossfire rig, but plenty of power otherwise. Good quality.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case. Nice case, plenty of airflow, lots of space. Antec DF-35 Black Computer Case.

Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor. 1080P resolution, LED backlighting and 5ms response time.

February 22, 2011 12:52:19 AM

Sounds good, thanks guys for your input should help out a lot.
February 22, 2011 1:51:35 AM

GL with your build. I think that you should RAID your HDDs though, I find it better just to get an SSD.