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New first time build version 2

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February 25, 2011 1:06:43 AM

Hello, not so long ago I posted an AMD rig. I have now tweaked it and changed it a bit.
I will be using it for 1920x1080 gaming (like gta4 and crysis) and general use.
My budget is £600.
I do not plan to sli/xfire.
I will almost certainly OC the cpu and the GPU.
Approx purchase date=in the next 2-3 weeks. (mobo and cpu till last in case bulldozer is amazing and affordable)
The following rig will cost me £608 (:D  dont worry I will live) and I will buy the parts from novatech (close by, no need to pay for shipping and risk getting my kit damaged and lost)

AMD phenom ii x6 1090t BE
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pro...

OR
AMD phenom ii x6 1075t BE
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pro...
NOTE: Is the 1075t a black edition cpu?Because I am getting mixed feelings whether it is or not.

Asus M4A88T-M/USB3 AMD 880G (Socket AM3) Motherboard
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mot...

Corsair XMS3 TwinX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mem...

OCZ Fatal1ty 550w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pow...

MSI GeForce GTX 560TI OC Twin FrozR II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI Express - Retail
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/nvi...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive SATA II 300MB/s 11ms 7200rpm - OEM
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/har...

Will this rig work?
And is there a different setup I could have which will get me more performance at a similar price?
And what else do I need? Is a surge protector thing necessary, and do cases come with built in optical drives or do I have to buy that?

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February 25, 2011 1:18:10 AM

according to all the revues i've read, there is no benefit to the 6 core CPU.
As a workstation, its helpful, but for FPS count, it isn't.

You've picked a great card to use for your GPU

For your Power Supply, i'd check here:
http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html?Tp...
and make sure it has enough juice to support your rig (also keep in mind future upgrades you might d0)

If the Barracuda HD is your only had drive, i'd make a smaller (80 GB or less) partition for your OS, and put the rest of your data on the other larger partition.

Otherwise, looks like a solid build
February 25, 2011 1:24:28 AM

Thanks, I will check out that link now.
I wont always be gaming, I need it for schoolwork and stuff. I also like to multi-task a lot so 6 cores will be very helpful.
EDIT: The result was 579W. But I had to go for nvidia 570 as 560 wasnt there.
I think I will go 650W for ocing headroom and future upgrades.
Nvidia says that the Minimum System Power Requirement for the 560 is 500W and 570 is 550W.
So if I took 50 away from 579 my psu should be 529W.
Will the remaining 21W (if I went with the 550W psu) be enough for an OC headroom?
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