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Old 02-25-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default AMD first build

I'm considering building my own rig because I've been getting into pc gaming more and more the more i hear about it, and since i played call of duty on my friends computer and realized a difference in graphics and gameplay compared to my ps3. I love my ps3 and all, but i'm seeing more benefits in pc gaming than console. So, before I buy anything at all I was wondering if I could get anybodys input on my build. I know about computers, i'm not computer retarded. But just to make sure everything is gonna work, i'd like some input.
This is what i threw together

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Antec 761345-75026-4 120mm Red LED Case Fan [two for the front fans]
Newegg.com - ENERMAX MAGMA UC-MA12 120mm Case Fan [side fan]
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING ACFZ13 92mm High Performance CPU Cooler for Intel and AMD
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [2nd hard drive so i can store my games on]
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [1st hard drive for everything else]
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH
Newegg.com - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZDBC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity [not sure if i should go for crossfire]
Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
Newegg.com - Logitech Z523 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

I plan on overclocking to atleast 3.4-3.6 if possible, so i chose to buy another heatsink instead of the stock one.
Also Im unsure if my case is the right size for the video card.
And yeah, i tried going with a red on black theme. Im picky when it comes to colors matching.

forgot to add the DVD drive, btw. not quite sure what one to get.

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD first build

why only a 2.1 speaker system. That motherboard supports 5.1 at the very least.

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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eh, too messy for me to have all those wires all over the place. i've got a small desk and i'm picky on looks. even if i could place them on the wall, seeing all those wires would just make it look bad to me..
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: AMD first build

Fair enough, some folks don't want or have a need for 5.1, so that's their choice ultimately. 2.1's sound fine.

I wouldn't do the heatsink you chose however. I used to be a big fan of AS Freezer products, and they're still great heatsinks, but you can do better for less.

Namely: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 &#34;Heatpipe Direct Contact&#34; Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 &#38; Intel Core i7

I have that heatsink and it keeps my 1100T downright chilly. Even at full load rendering video, the most the CPU does is 42*C. (Proof)

Also, for that monitor, CrossFire would be an added expense without a real gain. To see a great improvement on high end cards in CrossFire/SLI, you should have a monitor with a resolution capable of higher than what the 24" one you chose can do. One card will be plenty with this setup.
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