New Build Help On Choosing Components

Hii all,

was hoping for a little advice on the compatibility of the components and my current hardware,


AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1090T Black Edition 3.20GHz (Socket AM3)


Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit


Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 850W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply

the hardware im going to be putting in for the time being is

nvidia 2x8800 gfx card for time being....

and will be raiding my 2x ssd drives

and putting in my thermaltake kandalf case.

im buying those core parts because i have given up on my amd 64 3200 2ghz single core, witch i keep upgrading and doesnt really show much gaming.

im going to be using stock cooler for time being, eg next month funds... so wont be useing the motherboards onboard auto overclocking for time being .

i have worked this out to be 500GBP plus shipping

Many thanks for any help
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  1. If you are using this for gaming, don't bother with the 6 core. Just get a nice quad core like the phenom II x4 955 Black Edition.

    Everything looks good to me besides the GFX Cards. Those need some updating. I think a single 560 ti outbeats those.
  2. thank you for reply.

    i'll be using this setup for gaming, hd movies, allso microsoft visual studio, along side maya and 3dsMax, one of the reasons i chose for cpu power.

    i should have stated this earlyer.

    with the 850watt Powersupply would i be able to run

    2x GTX 570?


    Try filling that out to the best of your abilities to try and find a good PSU that fits your needs. If it says 732w for example, I would recommend getting an 800 or 850w. Just for the wiggle room.

    If you can afford 2x GTX 570s, and that your PSU is SLI ready AND that your motherboard supports SLI, then sure.

    That is a good processor for the multiple programs you previously stated, then. I think an i7 (2nd generation) would be better but it is MUCH more expensive and the six core should do the trick.
  4. thats a very good website, thanks

    it recommends a 755watt psu, so im fairly sure that 850 will do the trick.

    I've looked at i7's very good performance but rather pricey, have allways stuck by AMD

    thank you very much for you help
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