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May 14, 2011 10:17:27 PM

Hey everyone!

This is the first time I'm building a PC. It's going to be a gaming rig. I have done lots of research on different components, then I sent what I had in mind to a few of my friends. One of them actually came back to me with a another build (strongly resembled mine, but he found other products with better value). So what I would like is to know your opinions about my build, what I should change and stuff like that.

So here is what I have in mind now. I'll explain my choice afterwards.

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Socket AMD3 AMD 890X + SB850 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 1866(OC)/1333/1066 MHz 7.1-Ch HD Audio Gigabit LAN 6x SATA 6Gb/s+2x SATA3Gb/s 2x USB 3.0+13x USB 2.0 2x eSATA ATX

GPU:
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP

PSU:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Ram:
Corsair XMS3 Classic 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMMs, Optimized for Core i7, i5 and Core 2 / AMD Phenom II

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SSD:
Corsair Storage Solutions 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Drive Force Series (SSD) 285MB/s Read 275MB/s Write


As much as I am into gaming, I am into video making. I love recording gameplay, then making montages. On my current PC, when I record, my frame rate drops to about 20-25 fps. Then the pre-rendering and rendering of videos that I make that a very long time. That's why I am very interested in the 6 core and the 8GB ram.

I also want a SSD, just a small one for my OS and a couple of games/programs. I think the F60 would do just fine.

About the PSU, I am still not sure. The one listed above was recommended by my friend, but he also recommended this :
Corsair Gaming Series CMPSU-800G 800W Power Supply
He recommends the listed one because of its 80+ feature, even though the other one is part of Corsair's Gaming Series. Any thoughts on this?

Also, the case I chose is the Cooler Master HAF 932, and the CPU fan is
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 4 Heat Pipes, Copper Base (RR-B10-212P-GP) for Socket LGA1156/1366/775 & Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2

Thanks guys for taking the time to read,

Bobzwik


EDIT: I forgot to mention that my budget for anything hardware (so excluding tax, shipping, DVD burner, speakers, mouse, keyboard and monitor) is 1200$CA.

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May 15, 2011 2:21:35 AM

Looks like a good build. Not sure you need 800w+ power supply though.... Have you actually done the calculations to see how much power this build requires?

Power supply calculator - http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
May 15, 2011 3:11:39 AM

bobzwik said:
Hey everyone!

This is the first time I'm building a PC. It's going to be a gaming rig. I have done lots of research on different components, then I sent what I had in mind to a few of my friends. One of them actually came back to me with a another build (strongly resembled mine, but he found other products with better value). So what I would like is to know your opinions about my build, what I should change and stuff like that.

So here is what I have in mind now. I'll explain my choice afterwards.

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Socket AMD3 AMD 890X + SB850 Chipset Dual-Channel DDR3 1866(OC)/1333/1066 MHz 7.1-Ch HD Audio Gigabit LAN 6x SATA 6Gb/s+2x SATA3Gb/s 2x USB 3.0+13x USB 2.0 2x eSATA ATX

GPU:
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP

PSU:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Ram:
Corsair XMS3 Classic 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz CL9 DIMMs, Optimized for Core i7, i5 and Core 2 / AMD Phenom II

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SSD:
Corsair Storage Solutions 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Drive Force Series (SSD) 285MB/s Read 275MB/s Write


As much as I am into gaming, I am into video making. I love recording gameplay, then making montages. On my current PC, when I record, my frame rate drops to about 20-25 fps. Then the pre-rendering and rendering of videos that I make that a very long time. That's why I am very interested in the 6 core and the 8GB ram.

I also want a SSD, just a small one for my OS and a couple of games/programs. I think the F60 would do just fine.

About the PSU, I am still not sure. The one listed above was recommended by my friend, but he also recommended this :
Corsair Gaming Series CMPSU-800G 800W Power Supply
He recommends the listed one because of its 80+ feature, even though the other one is part of Corsair's Gaming Series. Any thoughts on this?

Also, the case I chose is the Cooler Master HAF 932, and the CPU fan is
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 4 Heat Pipes, Copper Base (RR-B10-212P-GP) for Socket LGA1156/1366/775 & Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2

Thanks guys for taking the time to read,

Bobzwik


EDIT: I forgot to mention that my budget for anything hardware (so excluding tax, shipping, DVD burner, speakers, mouse, keyboard and monitor) is 1200$CA.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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May 15, 2011 3:40:17 AM

first off this build sucks. no one in their right mind would build an amd based system when sandy bridge's are out. they are way more powerful per core which makes their 6 cores worth almost nothing. get an i5 2500k an asrock p67 extreme4 and a 650w psu will handle that and 2 radeon 6850's so put in a corsair tx 650. and how much was that ssd becasue you can get a 60gb vertex 2 at amazon for 105$. go with a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb for 60$ at amazon because that hard drive isnt even 7200 rpms
May 15, 2011 1:38:45 PM

Does anyone agree with that I should go with Intel?

Ill probably change the HDD for one with 7200 rpm.
May 15, 2011 3:37:46 PM

i agree. does that make any difference?
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