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October 17, 2012 4:13:27 AM

Tower: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
MOBO: ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU: XFX Double D FX-797A-TDFC Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
PSU: SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

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October 17, 2012 4:20:12 AM

I would cut the ram down to 8gb. Also you realize that the hard drive is only 5900rpm right? I would go for a 600w psu if you aren't going to crossfire, if you are I would get a 750w.
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October 17, 2012 4:26:34 AM

Uhm... this will all fit together, yes. But you could build yourself a HELL of a lot better computer for the same price.

Your hard drive will make your entire computer feel slow.

Your graphics card won't be able to perform at NEARLY it's peak performance, because of your processor.

You're wasting money everywhere, both on your RAM and your power supply... you could get by with half the wattage you have there.


My guess is you heard something good about that processor from a friend, wanted a beast computer, and grabbed the most expensive parts you could find... sorry, but that's not going to make for a particularly good build.

If you give us your budget, we could help you out a LOT by giving you builds that aren't going to be capping most of their parts at 50% of their max performance.
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October 17, 2012 4:28:39 AM

budget is 2k. go wild also im a programming major and some of the programs i do require high sample rendering. dont know if this affects anything or not
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October 17, 2012 4:44:19 AM

Well if you do programming I would get this cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
get the psu I previously listed
Go with the 16gb ram instead.
You could also go with an i5 3570k
These cpu's are better than the one you have, and if you have a 2k budget I don't know why you wouldn't go intel.
Also get a 7500rpm hard drive and maybe a 128gb ssd if you want a super fast boot time.
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October 17, 2012 4:57:44 AM

are the graphics cards ok? also would just one be enough? or would it be better to crossfire?
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October 17, 2012 4:59:09 AM

IF you are going 7970, one is enough for now. That will take anything you throw at it. In a few years you might want to crossfire though.
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October 17, 2012 9:04:12 PM

alright after some changes based on posts here. this is what i have now.

case: NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video: XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

power supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL

motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

processor: Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

ssd: Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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October 17, 2012 9:22:04 PM

if anyone has any suggestions or sees an issue please let me know
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October 17, 2012 11:02:00 PM

alright thanks
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