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1000$ AMD Gamer Build

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March 23, 2011 4:31:49 AM

Hello all , New to the forums so please be gentle Ill give you the set up i have Pieced together from New Egg . Price of 1023$
I have a Moniter , Key board and mouse and Windows 7 64 Bit So those are not needed.
This will be For playing MMOs and some surfing and Emails


Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SILVERSTONE OP800 800W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hopeing to Build this System with in the Next couple weeks
No OC if so will be very little , No SLI ,

Any Suggestions OR Pointers would be great
Thank you
Eddie



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March 23, 2011 4:59:29 AM

i'd make sure you get a PSU that is 80+ certified (its an efficiency standard)

Also, i'd spend the extra 40 bucks and get an aftermarket CPU cooler. They are quieter than the stock one, and can allow for higher overclocking if you plan on doing that.
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March 23, 2011 6:12:26 AM

I just ordered a new build I was also looking at the evga sc 560 ti but after reading several benchmarks,reviews and forum post I ended up switching. First to MSI 560ti Twin Frozr because or its lower temps. In the end even though I have always been an Nvidia guy. I went with the Sapphire 6950 . since you can flash/unlock it to a 6970.
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March 23, 2011 10:41:13 AM

@ arges86 : What or Who do you recommand was also looking at Antecs stuff. What Fan would Recommand. Thank you

@ dreadful : One of my Biggest reasons i went with EVGA is becasue of the life time Warranty. I am leaveing everthing stock Prob wont OC anything just the fear of screwing up and also What was your Biggest concern on the EVGA ( Heat , Not able to OC ) ?
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March 23, 2011 10:41:36 AM

Thanks for the Help
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March 23, 2011 12:44:11 PM

If you're just playing MMOs, you don't need to spend that much on a motherboard and CPU. You could easily do with an X4 955 and a cheaper AM3 board.

Or, if you want to spend that much on them, switch to an i5-2500K + ASRock Extreme4 P67 setup. It'll be basically the same price and you'll get much better performance for the same price. Plus, AMD's AM3 chipset might not be upgradeable come summer, so that's another thing to consider.

You could save on the PSU by getting an Antec EA650W, which will easily power your system, and might even support a second 560 in the future (mine is running 2x470s OCed). It's only ~$70 on newegg and amazon.

As for a cooler, get the Cooler Master Hyper 212+. It's under $30 on amazon, comes with 1 fan + 2 fan brackets, and works really well for OCing (I know it's not a primary concern, but it can support it). Mine never hits above 50C at 100% load (2 fans).

EVGA is one of the (if not THE) best GPU manufacturers in the business. They are a bit pricier, but that's because you're paying a bit for their brand reputation.
OCing is really easy using EVGA Precision or MSI Afterburner (what I use), and your lifetime warranty covers almost anything as long as you don't physically break your GPU and the PCB (even OCing).
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March 23, 2011 2:10:52 PM

Boiler The 955 would help on Price But what Board would you Put with it , I am open to suggestions and yes MMOs are my Biggest platforums i play , Ok i went with your suggestions and droped the Price By 250 Dollers so far. Which is great , But like i ask , Need a Good MB to put with that.
Thank again for the help
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March 23, 2011 11:00:28 PM

Would you suggest a Board with the latest Chipset on it or a later one and if The later The 890 or the 870 , 870 Looks a little cheaper But will i have good perfomance , I looked at the one you suggested and it has Onboard Video , I useally stya away from Onbaord any reason you suggest it , Maybe in case The Graphics card goes Belly up
Sorry for all the Questions But Its been about 4 Yrs since i Build my last PC so im kindie outta the Loop. Thanks



PS or would you go with a Nividia Chipset and what # would you go there

PSS or would you even worry about what chipset you go with
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March 24, 2011 12:13:35 AM

Most of AMD's newer chipsets have the onboard video built in, but it will automatically deactivate if you put in a video card. If it is enabled, all it will do is take some RAM away from your system to act as VRAM, but it won't affect your system when disabled.

You could get away with an older chipset. What you gain from the newer chipsets is SATA III and USB 3.0. Some boards are better than others for OCing, but given that it is not a primary concern for you, it makes your board choice almost invisible to the performance of your system.

Here's another well-reputed board that's also a bit cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD doesn't make NVidia chipset-based boards anymore. Also note that SLI on an AMD chipset won't work properly or at all, so if you're planning on expanding you may want to change your GPU from NVidia to AMD. Otherwise, 1x560 will run perfectly fine.
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