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#1 kalizar

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:52

I posted some questions a few days ago and you guys helped me out a lot. I've taken some time and put together this build, and I was wondering if I really messed something up. My budget is 1000 dollars, and this comes to $1009.92. I'm not sure I can do much better without spending a lot more money.

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated!

Case: http://goo.gl/vS742
NZXT Tempest 410 Elite

PSU: http://goo.gl/vPgZO
KINGWIN 850W Modular

Mobo: http://goo.gl/5RlZA
ASRock 990FX Extreme 3 AM3+
3x PCI Express x16 (x16, x16, x4)

CPU: http://goo.gl/2Sd4w
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz Quad Core

RAM: http://goo.gl/qF2vl
CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
Timing 9-9-9-24

GPU: http://goo.gl/efJqb
2x HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

HDD: http://goo.gl/v0AzS
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s


#2 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:54

Everything is great, except for the fact that PSU is a bit overpowered, even for those two 6850s
A 700 W one will do just fine

#3 TEX4S

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:00

I gather it will be used for gaming because of the vid cards.
You are making a mistake with that HDD. It is painfully slow.
Green drives are nothing more than creative marketing which helps reduce shrinkage.
You think its a good deal in reality you are buying a failed decent drive which was downclocked and badged "green" because it couldnt pass QC as a normal Barracuda.

So - rethink your drive - and you dont need an 850W PSU - even a crappy one like that...not to mention 16GB of RAM

You havent stated what all it will be used for - but if its gaming - you aren't going to need more than 4GB (so go with 8)

Are you sure you want that hardware config ? I have built 2 rigs in the past couple of months for people who had $1000 budget and built computers alot sexier than some AMD junk.

I wont do the shopping for you - but know you can do better - with less.

#4 neoraptor

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:06

with that kind of budget i would go with core i5, single ati video card, decent wdc black drive and ssd.

#5 Wakers

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:17

i5 is the way to go rather than that AMD.

#6 GenBlood

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:21

You might re think about going with 1 video card. An use the money for a 1 SSD 120GB drive for the OS and a 2 TB drive for storage.
Also, you might even think about backups too. An get a 2 TB for system backups.

#7 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:25

I would've advised the same. Go with i5 and a single 6950, but I think he's made up his mind.

#8 CronicHazel

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:56

Yeah, i5 and an HD 6950 is doing wonders :]

I'm definitely getting an SSD next though, my HD is giving me headaches now ):

#9 StrikedOut

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:13

Isnt the next gen ATi cards due out very soon? May be worth waiting for them to come out before spending money on a card that is about to be superseded.

#10 OP kalizar

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:29

Cool, thanks for all the advice guys. I'll try and put something together and report back..... =P

#11 playXray

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 14:43

Yeah i5 2500K gets the thumbs up from me :)

#12 OP kalizar

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:13

Is there no way to edit your original post anymore, or am I just blind??? Weird.

Anyway, I have spent hours upon hours researching this, and I feel like this is probably what I'm going with. In case you don't assume from the parts, I'll be using it for gaming. Once again, I am open to your suggestions....

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail
http://goo.gl/21IWj

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://goo.gl/SuCDi

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1600C9
(Went ahead with 16GB because I got a discount. I'll want it eventually.)
http://goo.gl/qF2vl

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
(This one comes stock overclocked to the 6970. Going to add a second one in a month or two.)
http://goo.gl/ZUN9I

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://goo.gl/oli53

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(Lots of cooling options, looks pretty cool, and I already confirmed that the almost 12" vid card will fit.)
http://goo.gl/XqHWm

PSU: Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
(Stuck with a bigger PSU. I'm going to eventually be running dual HD6970's, and I feel like I'll need the extra power. Is 850w enough for these two cards in crossfire?)
http://goo.gl/cWAWy

#13 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:15

Now thats waht I'm talking about.

You can't get more performance out of your money than this.

(Y)

#14 neoraptor

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:22

I would go with WDC black instead of seagate. Also consider putting ssd for your os (like 100GB) it is big difference

#15 playXray

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:25

I agree, awesome setup in terms of value and power.