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  1. eidairaman1

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    ok heres what I need for a system build thus far, AMD machine


    CPU
    1600MHz DDR3
    Power Supply
    ATI video card
    Case
    CPU cooler
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    Operating System

    Motherboard, Sound card I have already decided upon.

    CPU- Preferably a BE unit

    1600MHz DDR3- Low Latency, able to clock well if need be, 4-8 GB welcome

    Powersupply: needs enough strength and stability to run the fastest cards on the market or soon to be on the market.

    ATI video card: 1GB Ram or more, Sapphire, HIS, Visiontek, or XFX (warranties)

    Case- Do Y'all recommended to go with more than 7 Expansion Slots (Possible Dual video card config in future)?

    CPU cooler: needs to be able to keep a Phenom II BE 125 or Athlon II BE cool to the core under heavy overclocking conditions.
     
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    what no input!!!
     
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    CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE/965BE (new B3 stepping)
    PSU: Corsair HX750/HX850
    Video Card: Depending on how much you want to spend, either a 5770, 5850, or 5870
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 (awesome case, almost universally loved)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 (I haven't owned one, but it's supposed to be better than the Xigmatek HDT-S1283, which I have owned, and was a great cooler)
    OS: 7 Home Premium or Professional (compare them here)
     
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    965BE with b3 stepping is awesome would get if i was buying a new system, 5770 is good, but 5850 is like double that in one package :0) get these if u want it to last longer
    as for RAM 8gb is 40% full when running Dragon Age game minimized with 10 tabs of FireFox, WCG crunching, GPU-z Cpu-z, Fraps, Msi afterburner, Music playing, norton, and other stuff in otherwords 4gb is safe
     
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    Keyboard: Your Personal preference, but I will recommend Logitech Wave

    Mouse: Your Personal preference, recommend Logitech G500; Razr some snake name (they are all the same except for the Mamba which cost too much) if you have a claw grip.

    You will get more specific results if you posted some more limitations such as your peferences in certain products, minimums, etc. Also include a budget.
     
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    can i get Reviews of the TRUE 120 the TRUE Copper, Mugen 2, Xigmatek HDT and Thors Hammer, on a AM3 motherboard with BE Processor.
     
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    Sure. Mugen II: Works great. The temp of my CPU stays between 35C and 50C before and after OCing. I have had it up to 3.85 Ghz stable, still no higher than 53C at full load.

    It is very inexpensive. The best choice of any cooler in its price range, though it will fall behind a True, Mega, or Thor's in performance.

    Please note it is HUGE. Please be sure your case has enough depth to allow for this product's installation. While the fan does hover over the first two RAM slot, it will only get in the way of RAM with extended or tall heat spreaders. You can also move the fan to the other side as a exhaust fan instead of intake to get around this as well. Note more cases with side fans over the CPU will have to have this fan removed to fit the Mugen II.
     
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    i just seen a Review where the Mugen 2 was ahead of the TRUE 120 by about 2 Degrees, My only complaint is that its not tall enough to compensate for longer ramsinks or their coolers, so I was thinking about the TRUE Copper with 2 fans or the IFX 14 if it doesnt block the ram at all, I intend on using 8GB DDR3 1600. My other question is the Ram

    I am unsure of what brand to go with that will allow tight timings since AMD machines love that but also overclockability when the Bus speed has to be pumped.
     
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    ya by how many degrees? I also usually try to stick with 120 MM fans as 140 dont seem to be Industry Standard in my book. As long as it doesnt block the Ramslots where i can do what i please with those ill be happy, Btw the Ram I have used so far is, Kingston, Corsair, Mushkin and Crucial.

    Kingston, Corsair, and mushkin as Value series, Mushkin Redline and Crucial ballistix tracer.

    My only thing is Corsair is Ridiculous for the Price. Mushkin ive yet to see Failures on, and the Crucial i had, i believe i killed them by ESD. All others i have no idea
     
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    any other takers
     
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    For RAM I personally also trust some G.Skills RAM, some Patriot RAM, and A-Data for value turned out to be rather good stuff.

    Disregard comment earlier about Razr mice. Get the Logitech G500 or CoolerMaster Storm Sentinel.
     
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    I've been using Crucial 1333mhz cas 6. I tend to get better WPrime times with that over cas7 1600.
     
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    eh benchmarking is one thing, Gaming is another, I just want to see how far i can push the Ram and I heard 1600MHz is prime for such a machine
     
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    Yeah, I'm not so sure on the benefits of the RAM while gaming. The best part about the newer AMD motherboards is the ability to directly up the frequency of the north bridge which really affects RAM performance. G.Skill seems to be a safe bet compatability wise. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279
     
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    well as in the past, I recall when upping the FSB speed, you want your ram to have a higher base clock so your not technically overclocking it, thats why I have the Mushkin Redline PC4000 in my Machine, altho I can't push it at all due to the Motherboards Chipset/VRMs overheating. The CPU remains fine, just wish i could push 2.5GHz out of this machine. At Least I can find ram with low Voltage for these machines, so im not having to push it so hard, which will result in the board running cooler overall along with the ram. Just always had a hard time finding decent ram, Anyways here is Ram with lower Voltage with lower timings.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144364

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145268

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148333

    I also remember Corsair having a recall on the Dominators due to the Qimonda chips being faulty, which makes me question whether these are the affected modules or if Corsair forced etailers to send all modules back.

    I recall back in the day it matter what chips were being used on the modules whether they were Samsung, Hynix, or Infineon
     
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    The Corsair Dominators are what is used in every single OCing title holder's system.
     
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    Ya, well Corsair, Crucial, and Mushkin, and Kingston are ones i've used mainly, either High end stuff or Value (Corsair, Mushkin, Kingston all value) Crucial, Mushkin High End (Ballistix, Redline) atleast for SDRam and DDR.
     

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