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Hello Forum,
Thanks for taking the time to take a look at the setup i have put together. The reasoning behind me coming here and posting my build is to get some advice on my setup and if anything isnt compatable with the other. Well, here it goes: (I hope its organized enough :])

Motherboard:
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX

Solid State Drive:
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1CCA

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH

PSU:

Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W

Video Card:
SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950

Wireless Adapter:
ASUS PCE-N13

Peripherals:
Mouse:
Logitech MX 518
Keyboard:
Logitech 920-000914
Monitor:
ASUS VW246H

CPU:

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban

CPU Cooler:
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R

Thermal Compound:
Arctic Silver 5
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  1. Hello Skratch;

    This is a gaming build?
  2. hi there!
    1000W is probably too much...
  3. The ZALMAN CNPS 9900MAX CPU cooler has it's own very good ZM-STG2 thermal compound in the accessory pack.
    Definitely no need to get the Arctic Silver 5.

    Zalman CNPS9900 MAX review
    Zalman CNPS9900 MAX review @ Bit-Tech
  4. Best answer
    Your motherboard costs more than your CPU which is a bit unusual. Togehter they cost about $528

    For about the same amount:
    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Motherboard
    Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) Quad-Core CPU
    ~$518

    You would also have a CPU upgrade path (Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge). The X6 1100T & AM3 motherboard do not have an upgrade path.

    Performance benchmark comparison: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE - 3.3GHz vs Intel Core i7 2600K - 3.4GHz
  5. wow, thank you guys so much, im actually going to return the 1000 watt once it gets to my house and get my money back and get that xfx power supply. its a great plus from the 1k watt because it is completely modular and it also is silver vs the gold. the reason i got the rosewill honestly is because it was on sale for 114. do you think that its too big of a deal to return it to newegg to get the xfx power supply or should i just keep the rosewill?
    this is my first build btw, so im still learning. and i got the 1k watt not only cause it was on sale but because i would never have to worry about upgrading the power supply in the future
  6. Best answer selected by Skratch.
  7. WR2 said:
    Your motherboard costs more than your CPU which is a bit unusual. Togehter they cost about $528

    For about the same amount:
    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Motherboard
    Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) Quad-Core CPU
    ~$518

    You would also have a CPU upgrade path (Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge). The X6 1100T & AM3 motherboard do not have an upgrade path.

    Performance benchmark comparison: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE - 3.3GHz vs Intel Core i7 2600K - 3.4GHz



    Wow, i must say, after seeing those benchmark results, im ditching AMD and going with Intel. I was originally going to go with AMD because of the price compared to some of the Intel CPU's out there, but since they are both about the same price, im going to try to return the motherboard i ordered early (it goes out of stock very easily) and either swap it out for an intel mobo or get my money back..

    im so stupid for not looking up benchmarks beforehand and actually looking really far into my investment :/
  8. You did the right thing by stopping by to ask.
    It's only been a short time that things have changed around so much.
    A few months ago we were recommending the AMD builds.
  9. found a motherboard that is exactly the same price as my other one so i may be able to just get them to swap them out. but first i need to know if it is in fact a good motherboard. from now on i am coming here instead of going to my byass friends for advise. i hope your still online sir. :)

    ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58
  10. P6X58D-E 1366 X58 motherboard is not a match for the 1155 i7 2600K CPU.
    You'll want a socket 1155 P67 motherboard. That socket number is the number of pins in the CPU socket.
    All the P67 boards you want should be version B3 or maybe listed as V3.
    Examples:
    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4 / Asus P8P67-Pro / Asrock P67 Extreme4 / MSI P67A GD65



    Bring your friend here with you. Sounds like he could learn a few new tricks as well.
  11. Hey WR2, could you do me a fvor please? Do this for me, I would like to get a motherard that will be able to last me two or so years, to be able to use pretty much every upgrade I throw at it,.

    Could you look thoroughly through newegg for a really nice motherboard that will do all these things for me but not exceed 250 dollars? I would forever appreciate it man :)
  12. ^above you he gave you some good examples.
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