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August 2, 2011 4:47:08 AM

Hello everyone im used to intel. So i may need some advice or what have you on this setup. Any comments suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated thanks. Question on my motherboard selection... It says MICRO ATX does this mean its a small board? because i have big fingers LOL

Case- Antec DF-85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard- MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video cardx2- EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (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...

PSU- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1333C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive-Seagate Constellation ES ST31000524NS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Once again any advice id greatly appreciate it guys thanks a bunch! Btw im new to the forums! :pt1cable: 

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August 2, 2011 4:55:02 AM

Im wanting to max out my settings for BF3 SC2 wow crysis 2.. This is a gaming pc STRICTLY i mainly want to be able to have a mother board that will be good 4 years from now in the fact that i can add on to it.. Better parts.. etc. as far as the bulldozer. What is this? And what mother board do you recommend according to what i plan on using it for? I dont do any 3d graphics stuff or photo rendering or anything just gaming.
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August 2, 2011 5:07:49 AM

Your motherboard cant SLI two nVidia cards .

Only 990 series chipset AMD motherboards can do that .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All AMD motherboards use dual channel ram so you use pairs of RAM sticks , not sets of 3 that would give you 12 gig . 2 x2 gig is plenty for gaming anyway so unless you use the computer for RAM intensive tasks thats all you will need

Games dont use 6 cores . They dont use 4 even , so a Phenom 955 is your cpu to bridge you to Bulldozer

why use gtx460's? 560's maybe

Even then the power supply is WAY overkill . Big psu's are not future proof since each generation of computers is using LESS power than the one b4

an enterprise hard drive might not have the through put of a performance consumer drive .. though to be fair this wont hurt gaming performance at all
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August 2, 2011 5:26:20 AM

^ If it is mainly going to be a gaming PC, I would recommend sticking to Intel or wait until AMD launches their newer CPUs - BullDozer,...
Though there are boards which say they support Bulldozer CPUs, but I would rather suggest you to wait and buy the whole setup when the CPU releases so that you get a finished product,...

As for the rest of the setup,..

RAM - You wont need 12GB for a gaming setup,...though 4GB would suffice, but 8GB these days are pretty cheap,...

$20 off w/ promo code EMCKCHB25, ends 8/3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU -
Antec HCG 750W - It has enough power even for 2x GTX 570s,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD -
Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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