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How does this build look?

by Tbrown37 / July 4, 2010 6:11 PM PDT

* CPU: AMD Phenom?II X6 1090T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+90]
* HDD: 640GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+15] (Single Hard Drive)
* MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI [+8]
* MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-94] (Corsair Dominator [+47])
* SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
* VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+120] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

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More information that's helpful
by Tbrown37 / July 4, 2010 6:43 PM PDT

Cooling: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan
PSU: Corsair 750 Watts CMPSU-750TX - Quad SLI Ready
Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
Thermal Display: NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Touch Screen Fan Control & Temperature Display
Surge protector: OPTI-UPS SBAH1210EXR
OS: Win 7 premium

Or should I get the AMD Phenom?II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology and the ATI Radeon HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card instead?

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One last thing
by Tbrown37 / July 4, 2010 7:19 PM PDT

A-data memory or Corsair dominator?

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fine as is but skip the liquid cooling
by ramarc / July 5, 2010 12:15 PM PDT

the 2gb 5870 might be a nice boost IF you're running at 1920x1080 (24") or higher resolution. anything lower and the 1gb version would be fine.

also, don't fret over corsair-vs-adata. unless you're willing to tweak your system by hand, you won't notice the difference.

as for liquid-cooling, all phenoms will work fine with air-cooling. you should only consider liquid cooling if you're trying to reach a crazy overclock and are willing to spend the time and effort to tweak-tweak-tweak!

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I agree with ramarc
by Brechan / July 7, 2010 6:43 PM PDT
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No sound card?
by ilsmangent / July 8, 2010 4:59 PM PDT

If you're going to go all out on this machine, I would think you'd want more than an on-board card. Have you considered getting a soundcard? What's the purpose of this computer?

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is a 6 core CPU really necessary?
by Brechan / July 8, 2010 6:12 PM PDT
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thanks for the help so far!
by Tbrown37 / July 10, 2010 2:04 AM PDT

The 1gb card for sure and a-data gaming series it is. This rig is for gaming. I'm not too picky about the sound quality but I 'could' get a sound card if needed it would only be added luxury. I would get the 965BE but for the 1055t it's 26$ more to add on. Thanks for the replies everyone. Happy Though with me being in the middle of a move I have to wait till I order my computer about another two months. I am going to save up some more so when the time does come I can get an Intel machine with the rest of the build identical.

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