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Advice on AMD Bulldozer ready system

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July 18, 2011 8:58:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 7/29/2011

Budget Range: N/A

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Application Development, Surfing the net, watch movies

Parts Not Required:
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Monitor,
PSU XIGMATEK 700W NRP-PC702 RT,
HD 750 WD 7K 32M WD7501AALS,
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard,
Microsoft 5 IntelliMouse,
Windows 7 PRO SP1 64 bit,
dvd burner and speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:by brand or type ( AMD CPU, XFX GPU for Warranty, Mid Size Tower)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: AMD Processor Not Intel, using an AMD 955 BE quad until Bulldozer comes out

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Parts still needed:


ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail



COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:RC-922M-KKN1-GP



XFX HD-695X-CDDC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity



AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX



G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR



XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible


Concerns:

Is this memory with 9-9-9-24 latency okay or do I need faster - may want to OC memory.

Any issues with HAF922 case(trying to avoid full tower)
Any issues with full size GPU fitting and cooling in this case.
Any issues with coolers fitting in this case.

IS this CPU cooler okay or should I get something else.

May get SSD someday but not for now.

Any changes or suggestions is appreciated

July 19, 2011 9:19:47 PM

Any suggestions at all?
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July 20, 2011 11:09:31 AM

Looks pretty good for what you intend to use it for.

You will need some thermal paste with the cooler, but it is an ok cooler for the price.
Your cards and cooler should fit fine in the HAF922.

As a word of warning about the 990FX mobo's:

There have been some concerns about the 990FX chipset and the bios versions from several vendors being crappy:
Asus, Gigabyte and MSI. Lots of issues with memory support for higher than 1333mhz frequency and timings.





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