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first build - looking for comments/advice on my 1090t parts list

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  1. ap42 New Member

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    I'm getting ready to order everything for my first build, and was hoping for some comments/advice on what I've chosen. My main use will be for non-gaming - dvd->divx, avi->mpg, dvd mastering, converting vhs to dvd, photoshop elements picture editing, etc. Pretty normal for someone with small children.

    The only game I see myself trying in the near future is Fallout3, and maybe L4D. I may have chosen a graphics card that's a bit too much for what I need, but I figured I'd cover my bases since I'll have it for 5 years or so.

    I plan on picking up 2 1T drives locally & setting them up as RAID1, then grabbing a 3rd 1T to use as temporary storage. Then I can expand as needed down the road.

    Here's what I've come up with so far - everything but the hard drives:

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
    LITE-ON Black DVD Writer LightScribe Support
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
    COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan (extra fan for 212+)

    So what do you think? What am I missing? It's about $1300 as-is. My biggest worry is the monitor since I know nothing about flatscreens. Maybe I should go with less there? Same for the graphics card.

    I'd welcome any input. I'm a little nervous about dropping the cash.

    Thanks!
     
  2. joeyck New Member

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    Not worth getting the black edition, u can just OC the 1055t urself.

    The motherboard is fantastic no problem, lots of room for the future

    this looks more like a gaming comp so with the money u save from getting a 1090t u can get a 6970

    the PSU i would upgrade to a quality 850 just incase u wana go crazy for future upgrades (if u didnt then u wouldnt of gotten a mobo with 5 PCie slots lol)

    Final price is $1,430.47 with a 6970, or u can just get a 6870 (still a rape as card for a 23 inch monitor, and then later down the road crossfire it = hardware goodness :D)

    $1,290.47 with a Asus DC 6870 up to u for what to get... 6970 or 6870 :)

    hope this helps :D
     
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    i would even pop in a 6950 the performance gains from 6970 isnt worth the extra, its up to u though again :) 6870, 6950, 6970 w/e u can get into ur budget
     
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    definitely think about increasing your PSU watt. FWIW, if you do go crossfire later you will not be happy about getting a new PSU too. Believe me ;) Search for a deal on a 1000watter! :rockout: ...Everything else looks real good!
     
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    i agree with 6950, 5 years is a long time u never know, , would go with LED monitor vs cfl ,,weights less, consumes less energy, brighter. would also wait for the new i7 quad 2500k ,i know 2600k is available already but its like 300+, 2500k should be around $220, not sure,, but those r fast as hell ,,good luck
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    ssd?
     

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