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#1 Mighttuss

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

MOTHERBOARD
Step Into 8-Core and AM3+
ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX MOTHERBOARD
$239.99
Asus Sabertooth 990FX WOW found that board for $100.00


CPU
AMD FX-8150 FX 8-Core Black Edition

CPU COOLER
Ultra ChillTEC 939/AM2/AM3/775/1366 Thermal Electric Overclocking CPU Cooler With Controller cpu cooler Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler with Heatpipes

MEMORY
Corasir Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 2 x 4GB RAM MEMORY
$49.99

wd caviar black 1tb
$90.00

Kingston SV100S2D/128GZ SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive Kit - 128GB
$111.11

DVD-Burner and Blue Ray
The Plextor PX-B320SA Blu Ray Player
$104.99

Power Supply
OCZ OCZ-ZX850W ZX Series Modular Power Supply - 850W, 80 Plus Gold, 140mm Fan, Active PFC, SLI & CrossFire Ready
$168.99

GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card
$125.00
Radeon 6850 $100.00
My link



Tower Coolermaster RC-932

So what you guys and gal think?

Edited by Mighttuss, 29 January 2012 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:15 PM

Are you building this? If so, you're missing an OS. A few things to note, an Asus Sabertooth 990FX has the same features and costs less. The AMD FX-8120 is a more cost effective option for a CPU. That PSU is overkill for a single GPU. The Radeon 6850 is often faster for about the same price.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:17 AM

Is this those custom system configuration tools?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:01 PM

Yeh Im building this! I started out the last part of last year talking with you guys about this build. But AMD was getting dad

reviews over the CPU. But my girl friend said to go a head with the Bulldozer Build. OS will be Window 7. I will be adding additional

grapic cards Before 2013 get here is why I picked PSU like the OCZ OCZ-ZX850W ZX Series Modular Power Supply - 850W, 80 Plus Gold,
140mm Fan, Active PFC, SLI & CrossFire Ready.

Asus Sabertooth 990FX WOW found that board for $100.00
My link

I never used a Radeon before! I think Im going to give it a shoot!
I made some changes! Coming down in price.. Loving it~

Edited by Mighttuss, 29 January 2012 - 08:08 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

Random stuff:

You can get an actual Blu-ray burner for ~$60-70 now. Plextor is "Plextor" in name only. They long ago outsourced their components to someone else, and slap the "Plextor" name on it and charge for it. Both Asus and LG have sub $80 burners now.

You can do better on a CPU cooler, or less expensive for the same performance. Unless you have used peltiers before, be forewarned as there is a reason they are not used more often. You have to consider the CPU heatload as well as the pelt's heatload. It is gonna be a hot case inside. If you had a pelt with a liquid cooling system, and radiator heat was direcly vented outside the case then.......I still wouldn't mess with it.

Silly "Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler with Heatpipes" is silly.

If that OCZ PSU is really $168 I might tend to look elsewhere for a Seasonic based unit. If it is ~$139 after rebate, it is a deal.

It doesn't look like a gaming rig based on your CPU/GPU selection. What is this rig being built to do?

EDIT: Original poster added reply while I was typing/watching pro bowl/having a beer.

Edited by dpunisher, 29 January 2012 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:16 PM

dpunisher your right about the blue ray being cheaper else were.I building this system for games.But am hoping it does alot more then just games.
And what CPU cooler would you put in a new system?


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

[quote name='Mighttuss' timestamp='1327804174' post='2575257']
MOTHERBOARD
Step Into 8-Core and AM3+
ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX MOTHERBOARD
$239.99
Asus Sabertooth 990FX WOW found that board for $100.00


CPU
AMD FX-8150 FX 8-Core Black Edition

CPU COOLER
Ultra ChillTEC 939/AM2/AM3/775/1366 Thermal Electric Overclocking CPU Cooler With Controller cpu cooler Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler with Heatpipes

MEMORY
Corasir Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 2 x 4GB RAM MEMORY
$49.99

wd caviar black 1tb
$90.00

Kingston SV100S2D/128GZ SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive Kit - 128GB
$111.11

DVD-Burner and Blue Ray
The Plextor PX-B320SA Blu Ray Player
$104.99

Power Supply
OCZ OCZ-ZX850W ZX Series Modular Power Supply - 850W, 80 Plus Gold, 140mm Fan, Active PFC, SLI & CrossFire Ready
$168.99
Seem if I wanted to drop the PSU by 100 volts I could go with a PSU from FSP for $126.00FSP[
GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card
$125.00
Radeon 6850 $100.00
My link



Tower Coolermaster RC-932

So what you guys and gal think?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:21 PM

I would always go for a quality PSU.

If you are only going to have a single graphics card, the SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W would be good. If you are going to use multiple GPU's, the ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W. Don't forget to take into account a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:07 PM

Asus Sabertooth 990FX WOW found that board for $100.00

Asus Sabertooth 990FX


CPU
AMD FX-8150 FX 8-Core Black Edition


CPU COOLER
Ultra ChillTEC 939/AM2/AM3/775/1366 Thermal Electric Overclocking CPU Cooler With Controller cpu cooler Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler with Heatpipes Not sure this is the best cooler,could you guys give me your thoughts on the cooler?


MEMORY
Corasir Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ 2 x 4GB RAM MEMORY
$49.99

wd caviar black 1tb
$90.00

Kingston SV100S2D/128GZ SSDNow V100 Solid State Drive Kit - 128GB
$111.11

DVD-Burner and Blue Ray stayed with Plextor cause of light script
The Plextor PX-B320SA Blu Ray Player
$104.99

Radeon 6850 was $100.00,has went up to $145.00
"http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&gs_upl=6011l8753l0l10422l26l11l0l0l0l7l152l1102l0.9l11l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1152&bih=781&wrapid=tlif132789622097410&q=Radeon+6850&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3374589599269409370&sa=X&ei=dOwlT_uVNKHLsQKYoaSMAg&ved=0CGsQ8wIwAA#start=0"]Radeon 6850

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate w/SP1 - 1 PC
"http://www.google.com/products/catalog?pq=ocz+gamexstream+&hl=en&ds=pr&cp=3&gs_id=1j&xhr=t&q=windows+7&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1152&bih=781&wrapid=tljp132859408647039&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=4956259471992773500&sa=X&ei=DZMwT-GjGYfe2AX4jOW2Bw&sqi=2&ved=0CKgBEPQCMAc&os=reviews"Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate w/SP1 - 1 PC


Tower Coolermaster RC-932 or Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper for the case. This will be what I order first.

PSU given me a problem. On my last build it gave me a problem as well. I been pleased with the OCZ game x stream 850! In this build I'm useing right now. Might go back with that same PSU!

Edited by Mighttuss, 06 February 2012 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

A few things before purchase...

With the CPU, the FX-8120 is actually the same processor as the FX-8150, but at a lower clock and price. You can buy the 8120 and OC it up to 8150 levels to save a bit of cash.

With coolers, you don't need something super expensive unless you are doing some serious overclocking. I use a XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283, well, another Xigmatek product which shares the same design anyway. It keeps things cool and quiet. However, keep in mind that regardless of whichever CPU cooler you use, that HDT coolers require a different thermal compound application method to be most effective. The standard "dot in the middle" will give you increased temps with HDT. Check out this article out for more details, I used the double line method.

Windows 7 Ultimate? May I ask why? Almost all home users only need Home Premium. Professional, maybe. I use Professional as I backup over a network and that is the only thing I use Professional for. Ultimate is essentially Enterprise edition available outside of a volume license agreement. Unless you use some high-end stuff like domain-aware printing or EFS, you only really need Home Premium.

The lowest price I see for a 6850 is $135 before rebate, and that is the SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB.

As for PSU's, I usually stick with Corsair, Silverstone, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, XFX, and Sparkle Computer. All are good.

If you want to squeeze every last bit of value out of these purchases, check to see if your credit card, bank, airline, hotel company, etc. has a program where you can get cash back or points for shopping at certain retailers. Your employer may also have deals with various e-tailers. Typically, to take advantage of these offers, you have to use a special link from the website offering the incentive, they will track the purchase that way.

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