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June 11, 2011 10:24:13 PM

Planning to build a new PC, Parts list shown below, will it run? Not sure bout the GPU as this is my 1st AMD system. Please advise. know a better part than 1 listed, let me know! keep in mind current part price however.


Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 C$60

PSU - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular GPSU P$70

MoBo - Asus M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 M$100

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Deneb Black Edition C$135

GPU - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR Geforce GTX 560 Ti G$235

NIC - VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 N$90

SC - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fata1ty Professional S$100

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8Gb (2x4Gb) 240-Pin DDR3 1600Mhz R$85

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 6Gb/s H$60

DD - Samsung Black Blu-Ray Drive SATA Model SH-B123L D$65

Total = $1000

Pricing from/planning to buy from: Newegg.com

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DanyT

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June 11, 2011 10:40:50 PM

The AMD platform doesn't support SLI until the 990 chipsets come out, so as long as you don't intend to get a 2nd video card you will be fine with the 560 TI.
However if you do plan on 2 video card setup, then get a Radeon 6950 instead. But probably this wasn't a big deal as the PSU couldn't handle 2 of either of the cards anyway.

Honestly the killer NIC is a waste of money, you will do fine with the on board network connectivity.
The Sound card is probably a waste as well, but that is a matter of taste so with your setup it might provide the better sound you are after.

Other that those comments above, your system should be compatible and work out great.

One recommendation though, newegg currently has a code for the Phenom X4 955 black edition which is just slightly slower than that CPU at 115 - 10 = 105$
So it's pretty much a nice way to save 30 bucks as you can easilly OC your CPU to match the 965. Also i think I saw some CPU+MB combo's for 955 & the MB you have listed getting you an extra 20 bucks or so off.
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June 12, 2011 1:43:26 PM

Strongly agree with rvilkman on dropping the Killer NIC & Sound Blaster cards. On board audio is plenty good enough for PC sound.

I'd spend the extra cash on a bigger and better power supply, and a more powerful GPU (that will need a supply bigger than 550watts...)

For any single card, 650watts will do. For dual cards, except highest end card 850watts will do.

Corsair & Antec TP are my favorite brands:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Then get something like a 6950/6970 OR GTX570/480

I perfer Sapphire, HIS, & MSI brands....
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June 12, 2011 4:01:16 PM

Indeed the Corsair 850HX is probably the best psu i've ever installed and when a PSU is backed by a 7 year warranty you know it's good and will last you a long time.
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June 19, 2011 4:42:09 PM

Indeed
since Rvilkman's reply and the realization of not needing those 2 cards (NW card was a must as I was in Africa for awile and lag was bad! sound card I didnt realize >.>)
I've planned on an intel system due to the extra $ saved, listed below.

Case: Bitfenix Survivior, Fx2 120 CM Sickleflow, Tx1 CM Megaflow, Rx1nCM Sickleflow

PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 CMPSU-850SX 850w modular

Mobo: ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Professional (or alter. Asus p67 Sabertooth)

CPU: Intel core i5-2500K

GPU: Asus GTX 570

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 6Gb/s

RAM: 8gb Corsair Vengeance

DD: Asus Blu-Ray drive

How does that look? Going to add a corsair cpu liquid cooler (all-in-1) for now, but get a custom one going in a few months on a cpu and gpu loop.

*Note, mostly I play MMOs, with occasional FPS, RPG a d RPS. I'm sure a 570 will perform perfectly.

I am not a fan of ATI and I find their quality behind nvidia, and therefore will stick to N.

Thx for all the help so far guys!

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June 26, 2011 5:13:21 AM

Best answer selected by danyt.
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