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May 4, 2012 3:15:32 AM

Hi, I've been out of the computer market for a wile and don't have a lot of time to do research of a proper type.
As I'm building a new rig, I would like to hear your thoughts on it's compatibility. So hear you go.

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) x2 for SLI

XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Memory
4x4 - 16gb Total

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

Thermaltake 80mm Turbine CPU Cooler

OCZ Synapse Cache 2.5" 64GB (32GB cache capacity) SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Or 2 500gb for a raid-array

Also if any one has a suggestion as to any parts that I should or should not use that would be great,/ but please give alternatives if so.
Anyway I hope for best,
Thanks,
Cody Thompson
May 4, 2012 3:36:34 AM

What will be the purpose of this PC? It looks a good setup for some video editing. For gaming, you'll be better of with a Intel build.
May 4, 2012 3:58:48 AM

Staying firm with the FX-8150 Bulldozer?

Thermaltake 80mm Turbine CPU Cooler isn't matching the quality of your other parts.
What kind of overclocking goal do you have?
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May 4, 2012 4:06:04 AM

No much in the land of overclocking, Maybe a littler bit here or there.
As for the Cooler, Not good quality? It looked like people liked it, + looks really badass I thinks. But do you have any suggestions on one that would be of good quality and have nice looks?

And as for the Processor, As far as the research I've done it look like the AMD is the best for the money.
And it would be for Gaming.
May 4, 2012 4:17:30 AM

FX-8150 is certainly not terrible.
Core i5-2500K CPU costs the same and is, overall, a better option for gaming.

The cooler you're looking at is the Thermaltake SpinQ VT CPU Cooler, right?
May 4, 2012 4:20:03 AM

Indeed it would be the same cooler, 5 stars on every site I have seen it on.
I sorta have mind set on AMD, but if the Intel is really much better for the price, I might look into it.
May 4, 2012 4:33:50 AM

It's 'better' but not so much so that if you want the FX-8150 there's no reason not to get it.

That SpinQ VT cooler isn't bad - it's a couple years old design - and you can spend less and get better performance.

Thermaltake SpinQ VT Heatsink Review ~$50 or so. 162mm tall. 16.8 rise above ambient / 50.1 dBA

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink Review ~$35 or so. 159mm tall. 12.8C rise above ambient / 47.1 dBA
May 4, 2012 4:40:39 AM

Good to know, I my current state of mind/ If the cooler dose what it needs to for gaming and rendering, as I don't think I will be over clocking, and if I do it will be a small amount, the cooler should do fine, I don't mind spending the extra for the "Look" of the thing, so long as it dose it's job.
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