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First build overview & comments (under $900)

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March 21, 2011 5:57:22 PM

-Purchasing between now and end of april.
-Keeping it under $900
-Don't care what website sells it to me.
-3D Rendering & gaming are the main focus. I need to be able to run a compiler & debug 3D applications with as much graphical detail as I can.
-Toggle between 1600x900 & a 47'' HDTV.

-I may overclock in extreme multitasking situations.

I already have a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD, keyboard, mouse, monitors, Blue ray drive, wireless card, I only need the parts listed. Links to technical specs are embedded.

MY MAIN QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ARE IN RED

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This is my first build. I'd appreciate any comments or incompatibility warnings.
This computers main purpose will be to compile code, run small test servers, and high graphics gaming.

$240Procesors: AMD Phenom II x6 1100t Black Edition
$220Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
$220Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6870 (May crossfire in future.)
$110Memory: Corsair XMS3 6 GB : 3 x 2 GB Memory - DIMM 240-pin - 2000 MHz ( PC3-16000 )
$90Power Supply: Cooler Master GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750 Watt (Has enough connections for a crossfire setup. Does it have enough power for two cards?)
Case:ALREADY HAVE Antec Nine Hundred Two
$880<-Total

Would you suggest additional cooling? I was thinking Corsair Hydro Series H50.
I heard the x6 runs extremely well (up to 4.2) on the stock cooler. And it appears the Nine Hundred Two case has great cooling (2 front 12cm intake, 1 rear 12cm exhaust, 1 top 20cm exhaust)

Anything at all is appreciated =]

Thanks in advance.
March 21, 2011 6:27:21 PM

Hello shadowjones;

Have you set a budget for this project?

If you fill out the form in*How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help us get started.
March 21, 2011 7:33:09 PM

WR2 said:
Hello shadowjones;

Have you set a budget for this project?

If you fill out the form in*How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help us get started.



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March 25, 2011 10:26:05 PM

I guess I'll just assume this all works and go with my gut. thanks tomshardware.
March 26, 2011 1:43:13 AM

looks like you may have given up, sorry, i just joined today! lol

i use this site for any PSU questions, its awesome! if you got it, chances are so do they, and can tell you if it will work. takes maybe 30 seconds to plug in all your info and hit calculate.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
March 26, 2011 2:25:53 AM

I would swap the AMD CPU and motherboard for for an Intel i5 2500k and an ASRock P67 Extreme4. That would save you some money and the i5 beats the 1100T overall.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288&i=2.3...

The i5 beats the 1100T in most categories, and the few that it doesn't they are close. I was all set on a build based on the 1090T when someone said to me "If I was going to spend almost $400 for a CPU/Motherboard I would look into a Sandy Bridge build." Think about it.
March 26, 2011 2:42:30 AM

i also had read the 1090T was better in a lot of regards than the 1100. maybe also something to think about.
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