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AMD 990FX chipset build, please check for compatibility

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June 10, 2011 3:08:35 PM

Hi folks!

I want to build a new PC within the next two weeks, based on the new AMD 990FX chipset which supports both SLI and Crossfire.
My question is, if you could check the core parts of the PC for compatibility and look for eventual problems. I am not a huge hardware expert, as you might guess^^

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 6Gb/s 7200
RAM: any DDR3-1333 with 8 GB total
GPU: one Asus ENGTX460 DC TOP/2DI/1GD5/V2
Power supply: NesteQ XS 600
Case: Antec Three Hundred

Thanks a lot!
June 10, 2011 3:21:13 PM

I would buy a cheaper mobo and a better video card. Also I don't know about that PSU, might be good.
June 10, 2011 3:24:01 PM

I want the expensive motherboard because it has the AMD FX990 chipset, as I said in the OP. The video card I chose because you can get it at about 130€ and I dont need huge amounts of graphics power. The PSU has good reviews.
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June 10, 2011 6:15:50 PM

get a corsair psu, and then you can sli the gtx 460
a c 114 À AMD
July 16, 2011 1:59:41 AM

Well unless you have no CPU at all, I'd hold off on the Phenom II X4 955 because that will just be $100 that you're throwing away. That board is made for a Bulldozer Zambezi CPU and that $100 would be much better spent towards getting that than an outdated Phenom II. As much as I love my Phenom II X4 940, I wouldn't buy another one at this stage in the game. I've ordered 16GB of DDR3 and I'm getting either an ASRock 990FX Extreme4 or an ECS A990FXM-A in anticipation of the FX-8150. Truth be told, the Phenom II is still a very fast and usable CPU, my PC still flies with it but I would only recommend it if you have nothing else. Then you could throw it on a cheap motherboard and use it in a backup system in case yours takes a dive. :sol: 
October 25, 2011 3:02:51 PM

I just did a build like this one, upgrading from a three year old AthlonX2 systen.

I went with a MSI 990FX board with the 955. According to reviews, the 8150 doesn't seem to be that much better than the 955 for the additional $100.00 it would cost.

I've got my 955 running at 3.9GHz stable, and running about 36C on stock cooler.

In another year, I would hope that AMD will have released better AM3+ chips that will make a CPU upgrade worth it.

Also did an SSD for the OS drive, made a huge difference in boot time and web page loading.
a b À AMD
October 25, 2011 10:59:40 PM

dicex said:
I want the expensive motherboard because it has the AMD FX990 chipset, as I said in the OP. The video card I chose because you can get it at about 130€ and I dont need huge amounts of graphics power. The PSU has good reviews.


if you dont want huge amounts of graphics power why get a motherboard because it supports SLI and crossfire?
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