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November 19, 2011 5:12:07 PM

Around Christmas I plan to build my first rig ever, and I just want to run it by some people and see what they think! Here is the build!

The Initial Build:

-MSI 990FXA-GD80 (Motherboard)
-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (CPU)
-MSI R6870 Hawk (Video card)
-4x Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Module - 4GB (RAM)
-Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W (PSU)
-Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive
-Corsair Obsidian 650D (Case)
-Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT

What I Plan to Add:

-NZXT Sentry LX (Fan Controller)
-Another MSI R6870 Hawk (Will I have to get a new PSU?)
-Corsair H100
-A Few Antec TriCool 120mm Blue LED Fans
-Possibly a Antec Super Cyclone Blower if I have enough room!

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November 19, 2011 5:43:21 PM

You're build will look like this:



LOL. But otherwise, I see the only problem is the CPU. The AMD 6 core CPU isn't a good gaming CPU at all. The Intel Core i5 2500k 4 core CPU is way better. Why? Games rarely use more than 2 cores, and the cores it does use has to be pretty good.
Also, the 775W PSU will be sufficient for 2 6870.
November 19, 2011 5:52:46 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
You're build will look like this:
http://www.corsair.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/5/650d_c.png


LOL. But otherwise, I see the only problem is the CPU. The AMD 6 core CPU isn't a good gaming CPU at all. The Intel Core i5 2500k 4 core CPU is way better. Why? Games rarely use more than 2 cores, and the cores it does use has to be pretty good.
Also, the 775W PSU will be sufficient for 2 6870.


LOL! I see what you did there xD Thanks for the help!
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November 19, 2011 5:54:11 PM

So, are you going to stick with the Phenom II x6 or go with the i5?
November 19, 2011 5:58:04 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
So, are you going to stick with the Phenom II x6 or go with the i5?


Going to switch to an i5. Could you recommend some boards around $200? I might go with MSI still but i know ASUS makes fantastic boards.
November 19, 2011 6:04:10 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
I wouldn't recommend you to buy a motherboard that's over $175. As I said many times before a motherboard is just a "docking station" for all the other parts of the computer. Something like this is good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ok. Thank You! You've been a lot of help!
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