New Computer

Hi, you all! I am thinking about building a new computer. And here are the components:

Mother board: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3

CPU: Amd Phenom II X6 1100T

GPU: Sapphire radeon hd 6950 2gb

PSU: Lc power 650W 2.3

RAM: G.Skill F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB (ripjaws)

Hard drive: WD 1T (64 mb)

Chassis (or something like that :) : Cooler Master 912 Plus


Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

Please share your thoughts and ideas with me !

Btw. I am from Slovenia so...
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  1. Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

    Budget Range: 900€ to 1100€ ( 1200 USD to 1500 USD) with Windows 7 ultimate

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,

    Country of Origin: Slovenia :)

    Overclocking: Yes, but later

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
  2. for that money you can easily build yourself a much more powerful i5 2500k build.
    do you have a website you use to but parts because i am not sure where to go?
  3. Yeah ,, but i don`t know if it will help you.
  4. If you are going AMD, get a cheaper CPU, something like Phenom II x4 955 BE for gaming it's just as good as the hex core for much less money. If you plan on upgrading to bulldozer CPU's when they come out you could even go lower on the CPU, an Athlon x3 would nicely run your games until the bulldozer CPU's are out.
  5. I had problem in understanding that site,whatever I could understand was that there is huge amount of tax, and the components were overpriced. so i give you the build based on newegg.
    Also you can save some money by getting Windows 7 Home Premium rather than the Ultimate one. You get almost all features except those that may be needed for big enterprise in networking,etc.

    CPU: $220-i5-2500k. Great Overclocking ablity. Easily reaches a minimum of 4.2Ghz.
    You don't need hexcore processor for gaming. Most games don't utilize those extra cores.

    Motherboard : $145- Gigabyte GA Z68X
    Can run dual graphic at 8X/8X. Has USB 3 support,etc. Its cheap as well.

    Case: It's your choice what kind of case you would like. Here's my choice CoolerMaster HAF 922 ($100) If you choose any other case ensure it has good airflow and size good enough to accomodate 2 Video Cards.

    Cooler : $30-Xigmatek Gaia. It's cheap, performs similar to CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Cooler. Here's a review of it. Go with CoolerMaster Hyper 212 if you find it cheap.

    Power Supply: $110- Corsair Enthusiast TX750. Sufficient for your gaming needs and overclocking. If you don't find this one try to get a power supply of atleast 750 Watts, that's atleast bronze certified from a reputable brand.

    Graphic Card : $500- 2X HIS Radeon 6950 2GB
    Here's an overview of crossfire performance of 6950

    RAM: $75- Gskill Sniper 8GB(2X 4GB). Any other 8GB( 2X 4GB) combination running at 1.5 volts and CAS 8 , CAS 7 latency.

    HDD : $60-Seagate Barracuda 1TB
    Cheaper as compared to Samsung SpinPoint 1TB. Go for Samsung Drive if you find it cheap.

    Optical Drive : $19- LiteOn

    OS: $100-Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

    SSD : If you find yourself comfortable with the idea here's one Crucial M4 64GB for $115.

    Total : 1474 USD

    Here's a thumbnail of all the following parts :

    If you find that after taxes the components are out of your budget try downgrading some of them. Here are the options :

    1. Drop SSD.
    2. Drop to 4GB RAM
    3. Drop the second HIS 6950 card.
    This should free you some money.
    When you drop the second card, you feel you have some money try get a GTX 570 or Radeon 6970.

    Other option include changing the motherboard. But make sure it has all the necessary features that you may need including Crossfire Support(8X/8X) atleast.
  6. This online shop is ¨cheap¨ in our country. So you can imagine.

    What about something like this:

    ASUS P8Z68 (mother board)

    Intel 2600K (CPU)

    G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB (RAM)


    WD WD1002FAEX 1TB 7.2/64M/S600 Black Edition (hardrive)

    Cooler Master 912 Plus

    LG GH24NS50 DVD-+RW 24x

    THERMALTAKE Toughpower W0295R 700W ( Silver Certificate)
  7. CPU : Drop to i5-2500k. Hyper-Threading in i5-2500k is useless unless you do lot of multimedia work. Games do not benefit from it.

    Motherboard : Good One . May try to get cheaper one if possible

    RAM : Great . Ensure its 2X 4GB stick, running at 1.5 volts having latency of 8 or 9

    HDD : WD Black Edition is costly . Get Samsung SpinPoint f3. They are fast and cheaper. Here's a review

    Cooler : Great for overclocking.

    Optical Drive : Ok.

    Power Supply: Good One

    Graphic Card : Its a good one but with the saved money you can get a GTX 570 or Radeon 6970.
  8. i would still go with z_4's build
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