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AMD Gaming Build - Opinions?


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#1 Rudy Rivera

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm finally going to be building a computer for myself. Saved up my nickels and dimes and I'm just about there. I'm going to be video editing using Sony Vegas Pro. I edit MP4 files so they are huge files that I'll be messing with and rendering. Also I plan to start PC gaming again. I haven't played a pc game for about 5-6 years now.

I'm going AMD simply because of the price. I know the Phenom II X6 just came out but $300 is a bit steep for me right now. I'll wait until the price drops to buy it.

Alright so here is what I'm going for.

Computer Case
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard
MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Graphics Card
XFX HD-583X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5830

Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W SLI Ready

Memory
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - Getting two sets

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA

CD/DVD Burner/Reader
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA


I left out the Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse. I have a 23" monitor in my wish list and I'm thinking about doing a dual setup. I'm also sticking to the onboard sound card for now.


Edited by Rudy Rivera, 02 May 2010 - 02:54 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:41 PM

You need a 2 X 2gig memory set, not a 3 stick setup. You have 2 memory channels. It is usually advisable to go with two larger capacity sticks vs 4 smaller capacity sticks. I will let the AMD experts advise on the rest.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

That's very true. Never thought of it that way.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:01 PM

looks good, other then the motherboard. It may be perfectly fine, but in my personal experience i have had/seen nothing but trouble with MSI motherboards. I would recomend a similar Gigabyte or ASUS board, probably ASUS since they offer better SLI support then Gigabyte and since your going with NVIDIA that may be a important feature.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:05 PM

Do you have any suggestions? I don't plan on running into any issues :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:14 PM

whew finding a SLI boards getting tricky, even that MSI board isn't (its crossfire) but I did find one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131636 try that.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:54 AM

In addition to what has been said thusfar, that setup looks good. If you want to use an AMD chipset you will need an ATI graphics card if you want to Crossfire. Frankly, I would go with a Radeon 5-series card. At the same price as a GeForce GTX 260, you could get the GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB or, for about $100 less get the SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB. The 5770 is usually within 10% of the GTX 260 in terms of capabilities, whereas the 5830 outperforms it. With all Radeon 5 cards, you get DirectX 11, lower power consumption, less heat, and EyeFinity.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 02:52 PM

I've actually decided on going with a dragon platform so I changed the video card. DJB before even jumping back on the forums I chose the XFX Radeon HD 5830, what is the difference between the GIGABYTE and the XFX?

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 09:05 PM

in my opinion gigabyte makes a better card then xfx-I have had nothing but issues with xfx cards overheating my system. On top of that the 5830 will outperform the 5770 and the nvidia 260.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:22 AM

Both Gigabyte and XFX are good manufacturers, as are Asus, Sapphire, eVGA, and Diamond, in my opinion. Most cards are mass produced so there are few differences between them. Differences do lie with warranty, price, bundle, and other extras, but overall, most graphics cards are nearly identical as both ATI and Nvidia have engineering guidelines that must be followed. I've used XFX, eVGA, Sapphire, and Diamond graphics cards with no major issues.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:35 PM

Hey, again guys I updated the list. I'll be purchasing in about 2 and a half hours. I'm going to pick the stuff up at Micro Center. I don't want to go over $1500 so here is what I have.

Hows this?? I changed the Motherboard and Graphics card to what they had in stock. I left out the accessories.

Computer Case
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Graphics Card
GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB

Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W SLI Ready

Memory
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - Getting two sets

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA

CD/DVD Burner/Reader
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA

Edited by Rudy Rivera, 14 May 2010 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:04 PM

Everything came in! I'll build it tonight after work.. It feels like Christmas all over again!


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:44 PM

I love that feeling of all those new computer parts waiting to be put together!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh, new toys. :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:07 AM

Oh I'm loving it! I went to bed at 4am last night and had to be at work by 9am :thumbsup:

I took some cellphone pics I'll take pics with my camera later on.

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