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June 27, 2011 8:54:49 PM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black, 3.2GHz Black
Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54
GPU: MSI ATI Radeon R5770-Hawk
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Universal (I know it's cheap)
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Green

Is this a decent build? What am I missing and what can be better?

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June 27, 2011 9:00:28 PM

I was also wondering if I should go with the Intel i5 2500 instead of AMD
June 27, 2011 9:10:48 PM

yes. it is a very good build. i have the same cpu (everything else is different tho). the intel i5 2500 would be better, but also more expensive. if you can afford the intel i5-2500 (or the 2500K) you should go with it.

::EDIT:: the only thing i would be worried about is the cpu cooler. it uses the same (or similar) method of connecting to the motherboard as the stock intel coolers, and it is a terrible way of doing it. but this review loves it: http://www.guru3d.com/article/coolermaster-hyper-tx3-re... so you should be good.
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June 27, 2011 9:20:33 PM

If you are mainly gaming I suggest you change the CPU for a 955BE and spend the cash saved on upgrading the GPU to 6850 or 6870. If you want to overclock get the 212+ instead of the TX3. The TX3 is great for dual core CPUs but quads need a bit more when overclocked.
June 27, 2011 9:29:36 PM

r3xx3r said:
yes. it is a very good build. i have the same cpu (everything else is different tho). the intel i5 2500 would be better, but also more expensive. if you can afford the intel i5-2500 (or the 2500K) you should go with it.

::EDIT:: the only thing i would be worried about is the cpu cooler. it uses the same (or similar) method of connecting to the motherboard as the stock intel coolers, and it is a terrible way of doing it. but this review loves it: http://www.guru3d.com/article/coolermaster-hyper-tx3-re... so you should be good.


Reply: Actually the Intel i5 2500 is actually about 25$ cheaper where I come from :D  should I get a better cooler for the i5?
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June 27, 2011 9:31:25 PM

^+1. That processor is way overpowered compared to the graphics card, so if you don't want to increase your budget (or get a much better GPU in the future) you'd get much better gaming performance now by getting a 955 and a better GPU. However, if you get a GPU that deserves the processor, or you just want a beastly processor for some reason, go 2500K for sure.
June 27, 2011 9:38:32 PM

siggisveiti said:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black, 3.2GHz Black
Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54
GPU: MSI ATI Radeon R5770-Hawk
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Universal (I know it's cheap)
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Green

Is this a decent build? What am I missing and what can be better?

Another question, if I would use the stock cooler that comes with the CPU I can afford the Sapphire Radeon HD6850. Is that a good idea, I'm not going to be overclocking. How many watts of power do I need?
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June 27, 2011 9:43:21 PM

If you are not overclocking then the stock cooler is fine. With which processor do you want the power requirements?
June 27, 2011 11:32:16 PM

simon12 said:
If you are not overclocking then the stock cooler is fine. With which processor do you want the power requirements?

With the AMD and the GPU
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June 28, 2011 1:20:49 PM

A good quality Antec or corsair 500W will be fine maybe a bit less, don't get a cheap one though, I made that mistake once and bought a 800W unbranded one and it would not supply more than about 300W.
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June 28, 2011 4:56:10 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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