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June 8, 2011 2:56:32 AM

It's that time again! Time to update the Tom's Hardware BestConfigs! Once again, we are opening the field to user recommendations to get the best consensus for the absolute best of the best in each category. Post the best configuration you can put together for the following build category and our editorial team will pick 5 of the best to be put up to a public vote right here in the Systems forum. The top-ranking build will go on to become one of Tom's Hardware BestConfigs and you'll get the credit for having put together a brilliant build with a special credit in the feature article.

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High-End AMD Gaming PC

Stay within $2,000 (without shipping) and no need to include OS, monitor, mouse/keyboard. Please be sure to format your list of components as follows:

Joe's Crysis 8 Minspec Build
Processor: Component Name and Component Price
Motherboard: Component Name and Component Price
RAM: Component Name and Component Price
Graphics Card: Component Name and Component Price
Hard Drive: Component Name and Component Price
Case: Component Name and Component Price
Power Supply: Component Name and Component Price
Cooling: Component Name and Component Price
DVD Burner: Component Name and Component Price

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  3. Motherboard: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  4. RAM: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
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  7. Case: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
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Good luck, and may the best builds win!
June 8, 2011 7:00:20 AM

Derp's "What the hay aka the Mega Rig" Build
CPU
AMD Phenom II x4 955 $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX $200 (was on Newegg for awhile)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram
GSkill Sniper 8Gb (2x4Gb) 1333 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gpu
3x Gigabyte Windforce GTX 570 $345/$1035 Thats 9 fans on the graphics cards alone Lolz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Psu
Enermax Revolution 85+ 1020w $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case
NZXT Phantom Black/Orange $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD
Samsung EcoGreen F2 1Tb $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD
Crucial M4 64Gb $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DvD
LG DvD+RW $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler
Tuniq Tower 120 $23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total= $1998
Lolz is all I am going to say.
June 8, 2011 12:13:55 PM

Michxymi's AMD Vision Black System

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX $199.99

Motherboard: 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 $209.99

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995 $84.99

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2x MSI R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity 679.98$

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $189.99

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $159.99

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $64.99

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $269.99

Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler $104.81

DVD Burner: 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 $20.99

1985.71$ Without MIR
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June 8, 2011 11:58:55 PM

Mjmj's 2000$ Tri-Crossfire 6970's Build:

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-HDZ955FBGMBOX-Phenom-3-2GHz-R... AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 120$

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gigabyte 990fxa ud5 am3+ 190$

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gskill 8GB DDR3 1600mhz 65$

GPU'S: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MSI 6970 2GB x3= 960$

HDD: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 60$

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Crucial m4 128GB 215$

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Azza Hurricane RED 125$

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ ZX 1000w 180$

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... scythe mugen 3 50$

DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LG Black 24X DVD Burner 19$

Total: 1996$
June 9, 2011 3:02:24 PM
June 19, 2011 2:51:40 PM
June 21, 2011 5:51:32 AM
June 22, 2011 7:18:11 PM

1. ksampanna's Crysis 8 Maxspec Build
2. Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE 3.2GHz $179.99
3. Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ 990FX w/ Supreme X-Fi $239.99
4. RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 MHz $74.99
5. Graphics Card: 3 X HIS H695FN2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB $749.97
6. Hard Drive: 2 X Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB Raid 0 $239.98
Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Bay $4.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4EG HD155UI 1.5TB $64.99
7. Case: SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW $179.99
8. Power Supply: SILVERSTONE ST1000-P 1000W $184.99
9. Cooling: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm $29.99
10. DVD Burner: SAMSUNG Black Internal Blu-ray Drive $64.99

TOTAL : $2014.86
Haven't factored in rebates which will bring the price further down <$2000

Build Notes:
1) 3 6970s would be a waste on the 1090T since it simply lacks the firepower of the OC'ed 2500K or 2600K to keep up with them. 6950s are a more balanced match.
2) Two of the fastest SSDs in Raid 0 for blindingly fast response times.
June 23, 2011 2:11:52 AM
June 25, 2011 5:34:32 PM
June 29, 2011 3:34:04 PM

Shredder's Mean Machine

Processor-- AMD Phenom II x4 980 BE $190 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard-- ASUS Crosshair V Formula $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-- Corsair Dominator 8GB $105 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card-- XFX Radeon HD 6970x2 $700 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive-- Seagate Barracuda 1TB $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD-- Crucial RealSSD 64 GB $125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case-- Thermaltake ArmorPlus $185 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply-- Corsair HX1050 $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling-- Corsair CWCH 50-1 CPU Cooler $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner-- LG SuperMulti $22 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total--$1947
July 1, 2011 4:23:04 AM
July 4, 2011 5:54:37 AM

JKatwyopc Ultimate AMD Gamer Build

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition 3.7GHz -$189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX Motherboard - $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2133 - $99.99 (Gives room for lots of memory OC)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Cards: 2X - PowerColor AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH Radeon HD 6970 2GB - $699.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC - $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition ATX Full Tower Case - $159.99 (I like the idea of highlighting my hardware)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX950 - $154.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: COOLER MASTER V6 GT 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler Dual Fan - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Blue-ray Burner: LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Card Reader: Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Includes Bluray Burner and 75 in 1 Card reader/USB/eSATA. Tons of OC headroom + Super reliable Mobo.
YeeeeHaa!

Total: $1,971.88
July 9, 2011 2:51:07 PM

1. Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor 189,99$
2. Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard 159,99$
3. RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) 129,99$
4. VGA: 2 x SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX (2 x $269,99) 539,98$
5. Hard Drive: 2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1502FAEX 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive in RAID 0( 2x$109,99) 219,98$
6. Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 149,99$
7. Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular 189,99$
8. CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler 89,99$
9. Blue- Ray: LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support 59,99$

+

10. Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card 199,99$
11. Koutech IO-RCM430 Multi-in-1 USB 3.0 Front Panel Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Hub (3.5") 49,99$
12. Biostar CABLEUSB3.0 USB 3.0 Cable Bracket 11,99$

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
TOTAL : 1,991,86$
Easy overclock to 4 GHz
I used Noctua cooler instead of water cooling because it is so quiet when you listening your favorite music, performance are same or very similar , you could freely overclock your CPU and don't care if your pump working or not after 2- 3 years, even if fans stop working your CPU will not been burned
Western Digital HDDs in RAID 0, on SATA 3 will give you enough performance and speed that in real work you will hardly notice difference with SSD if you don't use stop watch, in same time 3 TB of space
Sapphire cards 6950, you could flash BIOS to unlock some 6970 features ( if you needed it)- because this 2 card in cross fire could eat every game and 3 monitors of 24 inch on max settings
1 more + is perfect sound card for music lovers

With this system you could freely wait on price drop for AMD Bulldozer CPU and SSD for next 1-3 years

INTEL couldn't give you so much performance and this upgrade ability for 350.00$, for home uses this machine is monster

All that at www.newegg.com
July 14, 2011 9:38:07 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
Mjmj's 2000$ Tri-Crossfire 6970's Build:

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-HDZ955FBGMBOX-Phenom-3-2GHz-R... AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 120$

Motherboard: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=MB-CRSH5-F&c=fr&p... Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA AM3+ 990FX 220$

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gskill 8GB DDR3 1600mhz 75$

GPU'S: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... XFX 6970 2GB x3= 915$

HDD: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 60$

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair Force 3 120GB 180$

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 155$

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold 180$

CPU Cooler: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?px=FO&scriteri... THERMALRIGHT SILVER ARROW 70$

DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LG Black 24X DVD Burner 20$

Total: 1995$


Tri-Crossfire 6970s - *faints :sleep: 
July 19, 2011 2:13:49 AM

Gunpup97 said:
Tri-Crossfire 6970s - *faints :sleep: 

i know your diggin it ;) 
July 23, 2011 12:19:09 AM

This build is optimized for Bulldozer, reliability, intercomponent compatibility, software and to avoid bottlenecking at every component

Streamlined Bulldozer Build
Processor: amd phenom II X6 1100T Black edition $190
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990fx am3+ $197
RAM: 2 X (G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory)= 16gb $170
Graphics Card: 2 x ASUS EAH6950 2GB crossfire $620
Hard Drive 1: OCZ 120GB Revodrive oczssdpx-1rvd0120 pci-e x4 $299
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gbps $109
Case: NZXT Phantom White $139
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply $135
Cooling: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler $110
AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler $8
MASSCOOL SYTRIN Kuformula SHF1 Ultra HDD Cooler – BK $29
DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner $20

Price~$2020 (1975 after mail in rebates)

Solid airflow in case, CPU water cooler coupled with a 120gb revodrive, crossfired ASUS 6950's, 16gb of 1866 ram and you're ready to Oc a Bulldozer that could destroy a 2600k Z68
July 23, 2011 4:02:27 AM

littlestereo said:
This build is optimized for Bulldozer, reliability, intercomponent compatibility, software and to avoid bottlenecking at every component

Streamlined Bulldozer Build
Processor: amd phenom II X6 1100T Black edition $190
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990fx am3+ $197
RAM: 2 X (G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory)= 16gb $170
Graphics Card: 2 x ASUS EAH6950 2GB crossfire $620
Hard Drive 1: OCZ 120GB Revodrive oczssdpx-1rvd0120 pci-e x4 $299
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gbps $109
Case: NZXT Phantom White $139
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply $135
Cooling: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler $110
AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler $8
MASSCOOL SYTRIN Kuformula SHF1 Ultra HDD Cooler – BK $29
DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner $20

Price~$2020 (1975 after mail in rebates)

Solid airflow in case, CPU water cooler coupled with a 120gb revodrive, crossfired ASUS 6950's, 16gb of 1866 ram and you're ready to Oc a Bulldozer that could destroy a 2600k Z68

well if you didnt get the title of the thread this is a amd high end gaming build. and because bulldozer is having its share of problems right now i would not yet speculate on how great and how much better* it will be than a 2600k
July 23, 2011 4:03:23 AM

littlestereo said:
This build is optimized for Bulldozer, reliability, intercomponent compatibility, software and to avoid bottlenecking at every component

Streamlined Bulldozer Build
Processor: amd phenom II X6 1100T Black edition $190
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990fx am3+ $197
RAM: 2 X (G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory)= 16gb $170
Graphics Card: 2 x ASUS EAH6950 2GB crossfire $620
Hard Drive 1: OCZ 120GB Revodrive oczssdpx-1rvd0120 pci-e x4 $299
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gbps $109
Case: NZXT Phantom White $139
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply $135
Cooling: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler $110
AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler $8
MASSCOOL SYTRIN Kuformula SHF1 Ultra HDD Cooler – BK $29
DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner $20

Price~$2020 (1975 after mail in rebates)

Solid airflow in case, CPU water cooler coupled with a 120gb revodrive, crossfired ASUS 6950's, 16gb of 1866 ram and you're ready to Oc a Bulldozer that could destroy a 2600k Z68

well if you didnt get the title of the thread this is a amd high end gaming build. and because bulldozer is having its share of problems right now i would not yet speculate on how great and how much better* it will be than a 2600k
July 25, 2011 6:23:32 AM

My AMD working build (the past several months and it rocks!)


CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core CPU (3.2 GHZ OC'd to 4GHZ) and AMD Promotion - 4GB USB FLASH DRIVE Bundle $179.99

Motherboard: Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 Motherboard - Socket AM3, AMD 890FX, ATX, USB, PCIe, RAID $211.99

Video Card: XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI, Includes Dirt3 Game w/Registration $329.99

Case: Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1 HAF X ATX Full Tower Computer Case - ATX, 230mm Red LED Fan, USB 2.0/3.0, 9x Expansion Slots. *Supports XL-ATX, 4-way SLI and Quad Crossfire X* $199.99

Power Supply: Ultra X4 1200-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration, 80+ Bronze, ATI Crossfire Certification, Vibration Dampener Included $259.99

CPU Cooler: Corsair CWCH70 Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler $109.99

Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry LX LCD Fan Controller $59.99

RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB (16 GB Total) DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 2x 4GB $69.99 X2

SSD: Corsair CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT-A Force Series F60 Solid State Drive - 60GB, 2.5", SATA II, 3Gbps $114.99

HDD: Hitachi 0F12957 Deskstar 5K1000 HDS5C1010CLA382 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s, 8MB $54.99

DVD: ASUS 16X DVD-R
Already had

Blu-ray: Lite-On iHBS212-08 12X Internal Blu-Ray Writer - BD-R SL 12X, BD-R DL 8X, BD-RE SL/DL 2X, DVD±R 16X, DVD-RAM 12X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, CD-R/RW 48X, LightScribe, Black $149.99
________________________________________________________________________________________________
$1811.88
July 25, 2011 6:24:15 AM

Consoles Suck!
July 25, 2011 7:31:33 PM

tedpc said:
My AMD working build (the past several months and it rocks!)


CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core CPU (3.2 GHZ OC'd to 4GHZ) and AMD Promotion - 4GB USB FLASH DRIVE Bundle $179.99

Motherboard: Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 Motherboard - Socket AM3, AMD 890FX, ATX, USB, PCIe, RAID $211.99

Video Card: XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI, Includes Dirt3 Game w/Registration $329.99

Case: Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1 HAF X ATX Full Tower Computer Case - ATX, 230mm Red LED Fan, USB 2.0/3.0, 9x Expansion Slots. *Supports XL-ATX, 4-way SLI and Quad Crossfire X* $199.99

Power Supply: Ultra X4 1200-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration, 80+ Bronze, ATI Crossfire Certification, Vibration Dampener Included $259.99

CPU Cooler: Corsair CWCH70 Hydro Series H70 CPU Liquid Cooler $109.99

Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry LX LCD Fan Controller $59.99

RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB (16 GB Total) DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 2x 4GB $69.99 X2

SSD: Corsair CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT-A Force Series F60 Solid State Drive - 60GB, 2.5", SATA II, 3Gbps $114.99

HDD: Hitachi 0F12957 Deskstar 5K1000 HDS5C1010CLA382 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s, 8MB $54.99

DVD: ASUS 16X DVD-R
Already had

Blu-ray: Lite-On iHBS212-08 12X Internal Blu-Ray Writer - BD-R SL 12X, BD-R DL 8X, BD-RE SL/DL 2X, DVD±R 16X, DVD-RAM 12X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, CD-R/RW 48X, LightScribe, Black $149.99

________________________________________________________________________________________________
$1811.88



got some bad news for you

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
July 26, 2011 2:31:50 AM

I hear you and yes, it might have been a bad one or they might just fall short of their specs. Don't know if you realize the size of it, but this thing's a beast! :-) Then the HAF-X is a beast as well! :-)

Thanks.

Ted
July 26, 2011 7:03:05 AM

Yes Antec and Corsair make great PS's, but some will still bitch about that choice!
July 26, 2011 2:09:06 PM

Heya, I am quiet new to Tomshardware (well account wise, created my account yesterday) if you would go easy on me it would be appreciated :D )

Processor: AMD Phenom x4 980 BE - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ - $194.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600 x2 - $107.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 x2 - $759.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III - $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Second Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT ST330005N1A1AS-RK 3TB - $274.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1000W - $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: I don't believe in overclocking (I know that most of you tend to do it - but where I live the stuff isn't as cheap as in USA) I won't add anything unnecessary if one does not overclock.

DVD Burner: SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X - $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total cost: $1992.9

Now I do hope that this is according to the specifications.
July 26, 2011 2:20:00 PM

dork_police said:

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600 x2 - $107.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Second Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT ST330005N1A1AS-RK 3TB - $274.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1000W - $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Might consider using 4GB modules (2x4GB) so you have two open memory slots available for an "if needed" upgrade past 8GB.

The 3TB drive just isn't a good buy. For $280 you can get three Samsung F4 2TB drives and still have some money left over...

Cooler Master is OK at best. Corsair, Antec, XFX or Seasonic...
July 26, 2011 2:39:30 PM

sadams04 said:
Might consider using 4GB modules (2x4GB) so you have two open memory slots available for an "if needed" upgrade past 8GB.

The 3TB drive just isn't a good buy. For $280 you can get three Samsung F4 2TB drives and still have some money left over...

Cooler Master is OK at best. Corsair, Antec, XFX or Seasonic...

the silent pro gold 1000w psu scored a 9.5/10 at jonny guru. that is the same score the ax 1200 got. i would call that psu great at least.
July 26, 2011 3:09:41 PM

Quote:
They want things like the rocketfish for the shiney led lights ;p


Rocketfish is Best Buy's house brand, if I recall correctly.
July 26, 2011 11:34:30 PM

Gotcha! :-)
July 27, 2011 11:02:19 AM

Hi there, okay this post isn't for me it's for my brother (he did not create his Tomshardware account yet)


I am just posting this for him, please do not think this is mine;
My brother will create his acc asap, his nick will be "tacaar" (if its still available.

Processor: AMD Phenom x4 980 BE - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103934

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ - $194.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131736

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 79.99$ X 2 = $159.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 x2 - $759.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150531

Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III - $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227706
Second Hard Drive (Storage): SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED - $76.48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R - $21.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Total: 1933.37


Hope all is well with this
July 27, 2011 1:05:15 PM

Its a very help full............
Speaker
August 1, 2011 3:26:46 PM

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