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890fx build, anything worth changing?

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February 23, 2011 4:25:53 PM

This is my second PC Build, and I'm not worried about gaming needs because my relic can handle games well enough thanks to my Geforce 7800GS AGP still being a beast after a good re-soldering. I just want my new build to run multiple adobe apps from my adobe master collection side-by-side at speeds that can hopefully keep up with my thought process. I do plan to do video and audio work as well.

The most recent part on my old build is the PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I believe this PSU will be able to run my new system, some conformation on that would be a great relief. I also want to know if there are better possibilities for other parts I am buying, because I'd prefer not to replace anything in the long run. My overall budget is around $600-700, the less I have to spend the better.

Currently I am looking at buying:
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I've heard a lot of good things about Gigabyte and MSI boards, such as they overclock better. Is this board worth the price tag?

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm very skeptical about this card, there are so many choices that I have such a hard time picking one. Whatever card I go with, I do plan to buy a 2nd compatible card for crossfire in the long run.

Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Also a bit lost on current HD standards, this one seems okay for the price.

ASUS Black 24X DVD/CD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only thing missing is an ATX case, just found out my current one is for a micro ATX :pfff: . Any cheap case recommendations would also be greatly appreciated.
February 23, 2011 4:30:08 PM

1. Hit an 8/8 board as PCIex16 gen 2.0 is fine so Asrock 870Extreme3
2. At least a HD 6850/6870 for games -state what resolution u game on would be helpful as well ^^
3. That PSU would be fine for now
4. No gains on SATA 6GB/s for mechanical hdds (unlike SSDs) so hit a F3/7200.12 500GB?
5. Hit 8GB RAM
6. What about case?
February 23, 2011 5:49:33 PM

Quote:
1. Hit an 8/8 board as PCIex16 gen 2.0 is fine so Asrock 870Extreme3
2. At least a HD 6850/6870 for games -state what resolution u game on would be helpful as well ^^
3. That PSU would be fine for now
4. No gains on SATA 6GB/s for mechanical hdds (unlike SSDs) so hit a F3/7200.12 500GB?
5. Hit 8GB RAM
6. What about case?

I appreciate the speedy response, you've got me looking at other Mobo's now and I should be able to save some cash now.
To answer yours:
1. I don't trust Asrock
2. 1680x1050
3. Awesome
4. Lame but still good to know because now I won't go out of my way for sata 6 junk
5. going for 16gb in the long run, just starting with 4 so I can spend more cash on other parts
6. I was hoping to re-use my current case but it is for a micro ATX board, i need a new case that fits ATX form factor
February 23, 2011 11:20:30 PM

1. ASRock is a subsidiary of ASUS, we wouldn't recommend it unless its good.
2.6850 would be fine.
5.16GB is overkill what are your actual needs for 16GB?
6. The case is mainly your choice. I'd recommend either the HAF 912, HAF 922 or the CM 690 II
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