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February 1, 2012 1:12:14 AM

I am building my first system so I just wanted to know if anyone sees any glaring issues with this build or possible tweaks. I dont want to drop over 1k before getting some feedback. Specifically I was wondering about the CPU/Motherboard compatibility and the 4 sticks of RAM compatibility. I do some video editing and my son plays all the latest PC games. I am hoping this will be adequate. Any other feedback would be excellent.

Computer Build:

Tower $59.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower
Computer Case

Hard Drive $159.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Motherboard $219.99

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3 AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support

CPU $159.99

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

Video Card $234.99

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

Power Supply $84.99

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE

Memory $89.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

OS $99.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM

TOTAL $1109.92

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February 1, 2012 3:57:40 AM

Considering the dual purpose of this machine, I would say you have it just about right. And yes, everything is compatible.

That motherboard is new enough that you should not suffer what I call the FX bug. This is where many older motherboards list compatibility with the new FX processors with an updated BIOS. The problem is, the motherboard will not boot with the new processor, so you cannot update the BIOS. At any rate, I believe the Crosshairs did not come out until September or so, so you should be fine.

And just for a grin on the kid's face, you might opt for this case so everything is red and black. You also get an extra cooling fan, and a slightly fancier case. Note the rebate price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 1, 2012 8:29:57 AM

Over-priced motherboard in my opinion.

$145 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although even more so, placing around $1000 into a build, I certainly wouldn't be looking towards an AMD FX build when Intel has SandyBridge floating around.

For video editing and gaming, the i5-2500k just walks all over pretty much anything.




February 1, 2012 9:39:25 AM

For your usage and the amount of money you going to spend you REALLY should go for a core i5-2500k or a core i5-2400. Believe me, totally worth.
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