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April 24, 2011 4:17:02 AM

Ok, so i need a new computer and figured why not build it myself. I never built one before and the local computer shop said they would help and supervise me put it together. Main needs for computer are gaming, video editing, email, web surfing. Dont want computer to be too outdated and last for years.

From what i gathered these are great parts but dont want to go overboard on spending if need be.

Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GPU x2: XFX HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PowerSupp: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE ...

Ram x2: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX

XFX CrossFire Bridge Model MA-AP01-CF1K

Have no clue what i need for cooling. Thanks guys for the help much appreciated.

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April 24, 2011 4:34:12 AM

I already have XP pro 64bit and Win 7 Pro 64bit for operating system. I dont plan to overclock unless i get decent cooling gear. Planning to run 2-24" LG Monitors. Have no clue to get Radeon 6 series or Geforce 5 series.
April 24, 2011 4:42:08 AM

With the cost of those components ($1115 w/ cooling), I'd build a Sandy Bridge system. The 900 watter is oversized

Case - $105 - Antec 902 V3
PSU - $110 - XFX 750 WBlack Edition PSU
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
RAM - $84 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9
GFX - $225 - Asus GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz
GFX - 225 - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS

That's $1,275 which yes, is $160 more than your build but it will be much, much faster .... better case, better PSU, better MoBo / CPU combo, GFX gets 862 fps to 6850's 634 in Guru3D's gaming test suite (36% faster). The 900 MHz GFX cards can be easily overclocked to 1000MHz
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April 24, 2011 6:26:52 AM

I dont understand where your getting 1275 from im getting 1200.00 shipped with the same config except I7-2600k 3.4ghz sandy bridge. I have thermal paste so that saves 5-10 bucks...

edit: Opps i only configured with one gfx card. I could go this route and just add another gfx card when $ permits right?
April 25, 2011 12:17:39 AM

Help please!!