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Build Advice new build, good or bad?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tater salad, 25 Oct 2008.

  1. tater salad

    tater salad New Member

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    hey everybody, i used to be really frequent to this site, but joined the military and haven't been able to be on as much.
    im now stationed in japan, and trying to get back into building/modding computers so here's a list of my next system.
    just wondering if there's any known issues with any of my hardware, and if there's anything im forgetting.
    this is just a build at this stage modding will come later:dremel: lol

    here's the list
    case=antec 900 steal case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
    mobo=DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RSH http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136057
    vid cards= (2) HIS Hightech H485QS512P Radeon HD 4850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161243
    psu=antec 650w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371017
    cpu=AMD Phenom 9950 black edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103291
    ram=(2) CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197
    hdd= seagate barracuda 1t http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148274
    dvd burner=liteon sata http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106265
    cpu heatsink/fan=VANTEC VAF-1225 120mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835110016
    fans=(3) silverstone 120mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220014
    keyboard/mouse= logitech mx 3200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126007

    i used the silverstone fans in my last build and know they are good, but how good are the fans that originaly come with the antec 900 case?
    im also getting a tube of artic silver, already have a monitor.
    all feedback appreciated, thanks :D
     
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  2. tonpal

    tonpal New Member

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    Build looks fine, just one problem that I have spotted. The mother board supports Crossfire so two Nvidia cards will not work. Radeon 4850s might be a better option anyway. AMD seem to be more on the ball with driver updates. I also had some minor observations you might find helpful.

    With the Deneb 45nm CPUS due out in a couple of months it may be worth waiting to do the build.

    The 850W psu may be a bit more than you need. I haven't done any calcs but my gut feel is that the system would run under 500W. At PSU calc site that I have seen recommended in the past is:

    http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php

    Good luck with the build
     
  3. tater salad

    tater salad New Member

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    you were right about the voltage, but i also plan on expanding once i have more money, possibly going into watercooling. still might go down to a 650 though
    thanks for the link.

    also thanks for the observation on the vid cards, ill look into that, as well as the new cpus comming out.:)
     
  4. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    +1 to go for 4850s. They perform better then the 9800, and with that mobo they are the only ones that will perform anyhow :p
    Also, Bit-Tech has some awesome reviews on heatsinks for CPU, make sure you check those out before you buy. :)

    The MX 3200 is absolutely brilliant by the way, definately get that! :)
     
  5. tater salad

    tater salad New Member

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    im looking at some of the 4850s right now, trying to pick on lol
    will deffinatly look at the heatsinks review thanks :)
     
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