AMD phenom II gaming pc

hi there,i am planning on building a new gaming system soon,just looking for some ideas and opinions,below is the parts i have chosen for my system so far,any advice is welcome,thanks

CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Rev2 Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Corsair HX-750 Power Supply
Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU Cooler
Gigabyte Radeon HD6870 Overclocked Edition
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000528AS Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000528AS
ASUS DRW-24B3LT 24X DVDRW LightScribe
windows 7 ultimate 64bit
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  1. perfect :)
    graphics card - gtx580
    processor - phenom ii x6 1090T
    [there is no use of 6 core CPUs for gaming, only 4cores are supported for gaming, your choice. U could use the money for a better GPU]
  2. Change Giga 870 to Asrock 870Extreme3 - the latter is 8/8 crossfire capable
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    No render encode possible down to 955BE and up to HD 6950 2GB?
  3. mercuryman24 said:
    perfect :)
    graphics card - gtx580
    processor - phenom ii x6 1090T
    [there is no use of 6 core CPUs for gaming, only 4cores are supported for gaming, your choice. U could use the money for a better GPU]

    thanks for the advice,well it seems its better to get the best AMD quad core coz its better for games,the gtx 580 will be a bit above my bugdet,but in the future i can always add a second card for crossfire, thanks again
  4. batuchka said:
    Change Giga 870 to Asrock 870Extreme3 - the latter is 8/8 crossfire capable
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    No render encode possible down to 955BE and up to HD 6950 2GB?

    well yes i want to be able to crossfire,maybe this gigabyte board will be fine,what do you think


    Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard Rev2.1
  5. The gains going from 8/8 to 16/16 on PCIex16 v2.0 lanes are minuscule really while escalating costs is very noticeable so i'd stick to that Asrock hehe
  6. What is your budget?
  7. mrclownface said:
    thanks for the advice,well it seems its better to get the best AMD quad core coz its better for games,the gtx 580 will be a bit above my bugdet,but in the future i can always add a second card for crossfire, thanks again

    amd phenom ii x4 955 black edition?
  8. qamrul said:
    What is your budget?

    my budget is $1200-$1300USD for this system
  9. mrclownface said:
    my budget is $1200-$1300USD for this system

    I think you should go for Intel systems.
    core i5 CPUs are great for gaming. Select the best for you.
  10. If you are going for an Intel System get a GTX 560Ti
    An AMD System 6950 2GB
  11. http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/1 <----- gtx 560 vs 6870

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=185 <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1075T vs Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

    This build includes Windows 7, a factory o/c gtx 560, and an after market cpu h/s, etc...

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SGC-2000-KKN1-GP-Storm-Scout/dp/B00243HHNY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1299034336&sr=1-1 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout ATX/MATX/ITX Mid Tower Case (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025 $99.99 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

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4 $152.99 @ newegg
    ASRock P67 Extreme4

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $229.99
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1299038800&sr=1-1 $26.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1298659856&sr=1-1 $22.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $244.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591429 Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
    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

    Total: $1,127.91

    http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.html <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1EqpvWFEN <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-extreme4-p67-and-fatal1ty-professional-p67-vs-x58-with-core-i7-950-review-asrock-p67-extreme4.html <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bridge-with-the-asrock-p67-extreme4 <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :)
  12. Quote:
    If you are going for an Intel System get a GTX 560Ti
    An AMD System 6950 2GB

    im quite sure i will be going with AMD,so the 6950 card looks good i think,thanks
  13. Why_Me said:
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/1 <----- gtx 560 vs 6870

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=185 <----- AMD Phenom II X6 1075T vs Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

    This build includes Windows 7, a factory o/c gtx 560, and an after market cpu h/s, etc...

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SGC-2000-KKN1-GP-Storm-Scout/dp/B00243HHNY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1299034336&sr=1-1 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout ATX/MATX/ITX Mid Tower Case (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025 $99.99 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

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4 $152.99 @ newegg
    ASRock P67 Extreme4

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $229.99
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1299038800&sr=1-1 $26.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1298659856&sr=1-1 $22.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping
    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363 $244.99
    GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591429 Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
    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

    Total: $1,127.91

    http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.html <----- Look for the B3 Stepping Chipset Logo/Sticker on the new boards

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1EqpvWFEN <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-extreme4-p67-and-fatal1ty-professional-p67-vs-x58-with-core-i7-950-review-asrock-p67-extreme4.html <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bridge-with-the-asrock-p67-extreme4 <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards :)

    i live in australia so i cannot purchase from the USA,the shipping cost is very high,thank you for the links that you posted,i like to read the reveiws as much as i can before i purchase,thanks again
  14. mercuryman24 said:
    I think you should go for Intel systems.
    core i5 CPUs are great for gaming. Select the best for you.

    do you think a similar priced core i5 is better than a AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition 3.6ghz quad cpu??,
    i can get a more powerful AMD cpu cheaper than intel..thanks for the advice
  15. mrclownface said:
    i live in australia so i cannot purchase from the USA,the shipping cost is very high,thank you for the links that you posted,i like to read the reveiws as much as i can before i purchase,thanks again


    This is all Oz. ;)

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_504&products_id=11207 $109.00
    CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=11005 $139.00
    Antec TruePower TP-750 750W

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/83815_ASRock_P67_EXTREME4__Intel_P67__DDR3.aspx $213.00 inc. GST
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4, Intel P67, DDR3 2133 (OC), PCIE, SATAIII, 7.1 Ch, Gb LAN, USB3.0, ATX

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/84045_Intel_BX80623I52500K_CORE_i5_2500K.aspx $275.00 inc. GST
    Intel BX80623I52500K CORE i5 2500K/ 3.30GHz/ 6MB CACHE/ LGA1155

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=12544 $33.00
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=13105 $65.00
    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (2x2G) DDR3

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/58714_Samsung_HD103SJ_1TB_Spinpoint_F3_7200rpm.aspx $73.00 inc. GST
    Samsung HD103SJ 1TB Spinpoint F3 7200rpm HDD SATA II 3.0Gbs, 32MB Cache, 3 Years Warranty

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/83845_Gigabyte_GeForce_GTX_560Ti_PCI_E_2.aspx $306.00 inc. GST
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit DDR5, 900/ 4000MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x mini

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=11487 $27.00
    Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=375_974&products_id=12847 $105.00
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

    ***Benchmarks/Reviews of the 2600K/2500K 1155 Sandy Bridge cpu's

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Gaming-Left-4-Dead,2432.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833.html

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extreme-edition-gulftown,2874.html#t59566 <---- $330 2600K Sandy Bridge vs a $1,000 cpu :)

    http://www.gigabyte.com/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=991 <----- Make sure to look for/purchase the new revised boards with the B3 Stepping Chipset
  16. I highly recommend the AMD 6950 2GB because it can be flashed to function as a 6970. If the flash doesnt take, it has a switch to revert back to the protected 6950 firmware.

    Basically it is risk free to attempt to improve your graphics cards. Quite a nice perk of the 69xx series.
  17. Why_Me said:
    This is all Oz. ;)

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_504&products_id=11207 $109.00
    CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=11005 $139.00
    Antec TruePower TP-750 750W

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/83815_ASRock_P67_EXTREME4__Intel_P67__DDR3.aspx $213.00 inc. GST
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4, Intel P67, DDR3 2133 (OC), PCIE, SATAIII, 7.1 Ch, Gb LAN, USB3.0, ATX

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/84045_Intel_BX80623I52500K_CORE_i5_2500K.aspx $275.00 inc. GST
    Intel BX80623I52500K CORE i5 2500K/ 3.30GHz/ 6MB CACHE/ LGA1155

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=12544 $33.00
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=13105 $65.00
    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (2x2G) DDR3

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/58714_Samsung_HD103SJ_1TB_Spinpoint_F3_7200rpm.aspx $73.00 inc. GST
    Samsung HD103SJ 1TB Spinpoint F3 7200rpm HDD SATA II 3.0Gbs, 32MB Cache, 3 Years Warranty

    http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/83845_Gigabyte_GeForce_GTX_560Ti_PCI_E_2.aspx $306.00 inc. GST
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit DDR5, 900/ 4000MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, 1x mini

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=11487 $27.00
    Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=375_974&products_id=12847 $105.00
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

    ***Benchmarks/Reviews of the 2600K/2500K 1155 Sandy Bridge cpu's

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Gaming-Left-4-Dead,2432.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833.html

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-990x-extreme-edition-gulftown,2874.html#t59566 <---- $330 2600K Sandy Bridge vs a $1,000 cpu :)

    http://www.gigabyte.com/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=991 <----- Make sure to look for/purchase the new revised boards with the B3 Stepping Chipset

    thanks very much for your time,nice work
  18. On Egg (you can mimic parts in Oz) this would be my HD 6950 2GB build



    HD6950 CF Toms
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6970-radeon-hd-6950-cayman,2818-22.html
    Quote:
    But wait, there’s more. What about the Radeon HD 6900s in CrossFire? After all, AMD claims to have made some notable improvements to its scaling.
    You’re only going to buy two high-end graphics cards if you’re running at the top resolutions with visual details maxed out. That’s where the 2 GB frame buffers featured on both 6900-series cards come in handy. In many cases, two $300 Radeon HD 6950s outperform a pair of $350 GeForce GTX 570s, saving you $100 total for better frame rates.
  19. batuchka said:
    On Egg (you can mimic parts in Oz) this would be my HD 6950 2GB build
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-2068.jpg


    HD6950 CF Toms
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6970-radeon-hd-6950-cayman,2818-22.html
    Quote:
    But wait, there’s more. What about the Radeon HD 6900s in CrossFire? After all, AMD claims to have made some notable improvements to its scaling.
    You’re only going to buy two high-end graphics cards if you’re running at the top resolutions with visual details maxed out. That’s where the 2 GB frame buffers featured on both 6900-series cards come in handy. In many cases, two $300 Radeon HD 6950s outperform a pair of $350 GeForce GTX 570s, saving you $100 total for better frame rates.

    wow thanks for the advice,much appreciated
  20. Yep u are welcomed ^^
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