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#1 Foreshadow

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

I need advice/confirmation that my build will be successful.
Overclocking isnt my priority, but a nice to have to tweak when I have time.
I will most-likely be running Windows 8 for developers (or 7 if theres too much software problems).

My main questions about this build:
Will the heatsink fit with the motherboard and tower chosen?
Selected RAM will fit with the selected heatsink?
Did I pick something that isnt reliable?
Anything to change or suggest?

Note: Unfortunately I can only use Newegg.ca

Thanks

List:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15826811

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz
MB : ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX
HSk: Scythe SCNJ-3100 120mm Ninja 3 Rev. B
GPU: ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SDD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
Box: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mic: Logitech 980186-0403 Silver USB
Mouse: Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 S7J-00001
Keyboard: Rosewill Cherry MX Brown switches on another website.

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:47 PM

You certainly don't want to use a developers edition for the primary OS. Windows 8 is unfinished and unrefined, you also cannot upgrade from it without wiping everything. Stick to Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 8 when it comes out. I also suggest you change the motherboard to a 990FX board as those will certainly work with all AM3+ CPU's natively. I would suggest the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX, it's a solid board. Given the height of the RAM and the fact you want to use an aftermarket cooler, I would get the CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 as it is lower. As for the heatsink, that is great one, but I would also suggest the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm. I have a model very similar to that and it is quiet and keeps things nice and cool. Make sure you adjust your fan settings in the BIOS/EFI to get the noise levels at a tolerable level.

Note: You wish list is on Newegg.com, not Newegg.ca. Prices and availability are not identical between Newegg.com and Newegg.ca

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:33 PM

You certainly don't want to use a developers edition for the primary OS. Windows 8 is unfinished and unrefined, you also cannot upgrade from it without wiping everything. Stick to Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 8 when it comes out. I also suggest you change the motherboard to a 990FX board as those will certainly work with all AM3+ CPU's natively. I would suggest the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX, it's a solid board. Given the height of the RAM and the fact you want to use an aftermarket cooler, I would get the CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 as it is lower. As for the heatsink, that is great one, but I would also suggest the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm. I have a model very similar to that and it is quiet and keeps things nice and cool. Make sure you adjust your fan settings in the BIOS/EFI to get the noise levels at a tolerable level.

Note: You wish list is on Newegg.com, not Newegg.ca. Prices and availability are not identical between Newegg.com and Newegg.ca


The wishlist was created on newegg.ca but is shared/sent to newegg.com

Assuming both motherboards are the same price, which would give the better performance/overclocking/MoBoCooling for the selected components?
According to the review:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=756&Itemid=69&limit=1&limitstart=4
There is little difference (view page 2) between 890 and 990. It seems that most of the changes are additional features rather than additional performance. Conclusion (page 13) resumes it: The only other differences between the 990FX chipset and the 890FX chipset are the SLI support and DRAM native 1866Mhz supported speeds, not that you couldn't have run those speeds on most 890FX boards.

Thanks for the information.

#4 killerx525

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:25 PM

The 990FX motherboards allow the use of AM3+ processors.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

There are three differences between 890FX and 990FX.

Higher RAM speeds on 990FX.
The ability to use SLI on 990FX.
Native support of FX processors on 990FX.

So, for future upgrading possibilities, I would go for the 990FX.

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