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#1 PuB_Evo

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:59 AM

Mobo w/ CPU - Asus Crosshair III Formula w/ Phenom II Black 965

CPU Cooler CM V8

RAM - OCZ PC3 1333 Mhz Plat CL7 3GB x 2

GPU Powercolor HD5850 1GB DDR5

Chassis - CM HAF 922

Hard Disk Drive - Western Digital 1.5 TB 32MB (Caviar)

Power Supply Unit - Corsair HX Modular 850w

ODD - Samsung S223 22x DVD+-RW (SATA)

OS - Win Home Prem 7 - 189 (get Win 7 64 bit edition)



Need advise on the above rig if its about up-to-date, compatible and if its recommended. Also i would like to ask if the cpu cooler CM v8 is compatible with AM3 motherboard? Thank you for taking time off to read.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:54 AM

I think the CPU cooler should fit just fine but install the RAM first, just in case. Most would advise against getting a single large HDD.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:40 PM

Most would advise against getting a single large HDD.



Yes its gonna be a single HHD but its gonna be partition into two. C=500 D=1000

Also, any advise on the choosen graphics cards from the ATI range? Or should i go for GPU Powercolor HD4890 PCS+ 1GB DDR5 x 2? Or Crossfire? HDMI is a must. Thank you.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:52 AM

My recommendation would be either a Radeon HD 5770 or Radeon HD 5850.

The 5 series cards have lower power consumption and DirectX 11 support.
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:42 PM

I think the CPU cooler should fit just fine but install the RAM first, just in case. Most would advise against getting a single large HDD.


Yes its gonna be a single HHD but its gonna be partition into two. C=500 D=1000


What he meant is that it would be wiser to have a 500GBX2 setup for a total capacity of 1TB (or a 1TB + 500GB=1.5TB setup), just in case one of them conks out.

As for the GFX card, go with the HD 5850.

Sapphire HD 5850

Edited by ReviverSoft, 11 December 2009 - 04:44 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:10 PM

Thanks for clearing things up.. :thumbsup:


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:15 PM

I also decided to change the RAM as stated below..

RAM - OCZ PC3 1333 Mhz Plat CL7 3GB x 2
>To<
Either:
1) PC3 12800/1600 Corsair CL9
2) PC3 12800/1600 Kingston CL8 <<--Can i also ask about the difference of CL8 & CL9 please?

Last but not least, any recommendations of 120mm fans? Which have faster RPM for better cooling rate + durable. LED ones would be a bonus but not a must. Intending to fit extras in the HAF 932.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:21 PM

I also decided to change the RAM as stated below..

RAM - OCZ PC3 1333 Mhz Plat CL7 3GB x 2
>To<
Either:
1) PC3 12800/1600 Corsair CL9
2) PC3 12800/1600 Kingston CL8 <<--Can i also ask about the difference of CL8 & CL9 please?

Last but not least, any recommendations of 120mm fans? Which have faster RPM for better cooling rate + durable. LED ones would be a bonus but not a must. Intending to fit extras in the HAF 932.


1. CL - CAS Latency

CL 8 and 9 stand for the CAS latency. It's the delay time(in clock cycles) between when a memory controller tells the RAM to access data in a particular section of the RAM and when the data is actually sent.

Lower latency is better.

So, CL8 > CL9 :thumbsup:

2. For case fans, you should consider the following:

Airflow - Value in CFM - Higher the better
Noise Level - Value in dBa - Lower the better
Fan Speed - Value in RPM - Higher the better

This might suit the HAF 922 well: Rosewill 120mm RED LED

Or look at other options: 120mm Fans

Hope this helps.
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:33 AM

Thats helps! Thanks :thumbsup:

Also, is a separate sound card necessary to be included for the rig?


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:49 PM

Not necessarily.
The onboard audio should do.


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 07:46 PM

Okie, i would see how it goes.. Thank you so much all who have contributed! :thumbsup:


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 09:41 PM

One more RAM question:

Looking into 6G to 8G amount of RAM-

PC3 10600/1333 Kingston CL9
vs
PC3 12800/1600 Kingston CL8

How much of a difference are we talking about here? Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:

Edited by PuB_Evo, 20 December 2009 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2009 - 12:54 PM

Guys i need some advise on the RAM, gonna get them in about 12hrs time. Thank you so much! :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 03:52 PM

The second option will be marginally faster.

Check out their QVL, to see what's fully supported : C3 QVL

Edited by ReviverSoft, 20 December 2009 - 04:00 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:04 AM

The second option will be marginally faster.

Check out their QVL, to see what's fully supported : C3 QVL


Thank you i have checked out the QVL and chosen the RAM. Below are the updates...




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