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July 20, 2011 4:23:56 AM

For Starters this will be my 2nd build after 6yrs solid with my old build.

Any info plz is much appreciated, going to be heavily using this for gaming purposes Starcraft2, LFD2, Valve games, and this build is specially for the new Starwars The Old Republic MMO thats soon to go retail.

Also I'm wondering if the HDMI output on GPU will give better quality in anyways, atm with my sli 8800gtx2 GPU's im getting a VGA res. of 1920x1080 at 60Hz.

Build Budget was $1,000 and total cost was $950.

1) ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2)AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3)G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4)ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5)XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6)COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7)ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for my monitor I'll be using a Vizio 37" 1080p Full HD Screen, still using my trusty V1 G15 keyboard

So does anyone see any issues with this build???

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July 20, 2011 10:23:52 AM

You are missing a hard drive.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB $64.99
Cheap, Fast, Reliable - might get cheaper from amazon.

Honestly though, you are probably going for upgrade to bulldozer at some point, but the 990FX chipsets and boards have serious issues with memory support.
Pretty much all reviews i've seen seem to indicate that the chipset is immature and the bios support is just as bad.

If we ignore that, since you plan to do gaming heavily, i think you would do just as fine using Phenom II x4 955 BE ($120) which would carry you over to get bulldozer if they end up being worth it.

With the price of the CPU and the board, you can get a top of the line intel build as well. ( $420 )
$220 i5 2500k, $160-$190 for P67 or Z68 board and then a CPU cooler for OC:ing if needed.
And the Intel build will be a lot faster.

Otherwise the build seems to be fine.
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July 20, 2011 3:28:26 PM

The 990X is based off the 890X, and uses the same memory, so I really don't see how there are memory issues, but really I'm not in the know with these new boards. I have browsed over AM3+ reviews at Newegg and nearly every board has 4 or 5 eggs. I see no major complaints about memory problems.

Anyways, I agree that if your going to upgrade to BD in the future, go with the X4 955.

Also keep in mind the GTX560 (336 stream processors) GTX560ti (384 stream processors) are not the same card, the 560Ti is a much faster card. Newegg has 560ti's for the same price ($200) after rebate.

I would also suggest looking at the 6870, they go for around $155-160 AR and are on par with GTX560. 6950 1gb is a little more expensive but a bit faster than GTX560ti.
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July 20, 2011 3:52:27 PM

The X boards might be ok, but the MSI GD80 and Gigabyte UD7 at least got pretty bad reviews at hardocp.com for example because of how bad the bios or memory handling was, but then those are 990FX, not 990X boards.
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