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Build Advice Does this look good?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mirzai_m, 14 Jan 2010.

  1. mirzai_m

    mirzai_m New Member

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    Hello Everyone! Would you be so kind as to look over my build in progress and offer advice/support/suggestions/disgust?

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month.

    BUDGET RANGE: $1000ish, not trying to go cheap, not trying to break the bank. "Midrange" I'd say...

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Adobe Stuff, lots of photo editing and video making, Family use

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, PSU, GPU

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: The Egg

    PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

    OVERCLOCKING: Overclocking noob wants to learn!

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (later on...)

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

    Ok friends, here's what I HAVE....

    Antec 1200 case
    http://www.newegg.com/product/prod [...] 6811129043

    Antec CP-850 PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371024

    VisionTek Radeon 5850 GPU
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna [...] 3009A0A1D7

    Here's what I want to get...

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103727

    MOBO: EITHER ONE OF THESE! Which is better?

    MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

    OR...

    GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128415

    RAM: EITHER ONE OF THESE! Which is better?

    OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

    OR...

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

    COOLING: Arctic Silver and a CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] sair%20h50

    unless someone can suggest a better cooler....

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

    Whatever optical drive's on sale.

    So there it is. Thoughts?

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. craig3000

    craig3000 New Member

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    Yeah those links aren't working >.<

    Looks like a good system I wouldn't say it was mid-range, I would say it were high end, easily play any game atm

    As for the motherboard and RAM the ones you have picked are all from good brands, so for me it would come down to price, unless I was trying to match the design to a special build or something, I would love a 965 Phenom :D Im still stuck on a stock Q6600 atm -.-
     
  3. Alexg

    Alexg New Member

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    An i5 750 and P55 mboard would cost the same as the AMD gear and are much better (particularly when overclocked). I personally can't see any good reason to buy a 965 instead unless you have some strange personal preference for AMD and poorer performance.
     
  4. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    Go with the GD70 and the OCZ AMD BE ram - best combo around. The MSI board has excellent support and practically weekly bios updates (bios is extremely mature now). OCZ really makes a killer kit for the AMD platform, Tony and his staff use the GD70 as one of their binning tools for the kits.

    The Hard drive is good, cant go wrong with a spinpoint :thumb:

    And definitely go AMD ;) I have used i7 machines a lot (I own 1 and have built 3 others) and my AMD 955BE setup @ 3.8ghz is snappier on the desktop and better for gaming :thumb: It runs lightroom and photoshop like a champ as well.
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    That looks like a solid build. How much does that lot cost you? The next thing for better performance would be a second HDD, preferably an SSD, but also a second, dedicated F3 would make editing faster. Another thing would be 8 gigs of ram... Though that's still a bit OTT.
     

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