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#1 *CHILIDOG*

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:46 PM

Need some opinions on what I should get. Already have:

Powercolor Radeon HD 5770
Corsair TX750W power supply

My last rig went tits up right when I bought the Vid card and I bought the power supply after to see if i could get the MoBo to post (obviously it didn't). So now that I've got the cash I'd like to invest in a rig that will last me a long time (upgradewise) and be dependable. I don't care about overclocking or anything like that. I just want to put it together and use it. Have a decent size budget but please keep it reasonable. I want a good performance to cost ratio. Anyway, you get the idea. What I really want are opinions on:

MoBo
Processor
Ram

Open to suggestions on other stuff, though.
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#2 wondergod

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:20 PM

AMD 1090T or similar right now are hard to beat price/performance wise.


I personally like the MSI boards for AMD rigs although I know others will disagree. The Gigabyte UD series are pretty good plus they have a lot of selection with their boards so you can pick and choose which features you prefer. Most of the selection of boards are good between both Gigabyte and MSI. Just try and get USB 3.0 and Sata 6gbs now. Even if you don't plan on using them now, it might be good that you have them in a few years.

Asus boards are usually popular too, but I feel only if you are going for their more expensive line, Crosshair or Sabertooth, and even then those two lines aren't all that spectacular.


As for RAM I'm a Mushkin fan, but I know others really like Corsair(I've always had shitty luck with them). G.Skill if your on a tighter budget, especially their Ripjaw series are pretty well liked.
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:55 PM

How about This?
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:09 AM

What ever you choose just hurry it up, i can not wait to knife your sweet ass. :)
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:23 AM

You got at least a couple weeks before I get warmed up and start making you rage quit like the good ol days :1:

EDIT: I would like a couple more opinions before I commit to something

Edited by *CHILIDOG*, 24 July 2011 - 09:25 AM.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:27 PM

How about This?

This looks like a pretty bad ass rig. Just make sure you are positive that every part goes with that motherboard. I had a buddy that got a motherboard/CPU combo from newegg and the motherboard didn't support the CPU that was in the combo deal. LMAO.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:46 PM

1x Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:VL10001W2Z)

Case is all opinion really, I mean there are cases that are better but even a "bad" case doesn't really matter that much.

1x ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard (Model:M4A88T-V EVO/USB3)

Like I said I'm not a fan of Asus boards so don't know much about this, looks ok though.

1x RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply (Model:RX-730SS)

NOO see this is the problem with most of these sets, don't get a BMW and put Discount Auto Part hubcaps on it. If you get any half decent PC don't go cheap on the PSU.

1x AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX (Model:HDT90ZFBGRBOX)

Yep.

1x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (Model:F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)

Yep

1x Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST1500DL003)

You could do better, not really any kind of performance Hard drive. A WD Black might be better. Or if you have a old HD you plan on using get an 80+ gig SSD. If you need help let me know and I can suggest some.

1x LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 (Model:iHAS124-04)

Yea doesn't really matter they are all junk and break in a year any way.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:32 PM

fuck everything about that build tbh, look something similar to this and play around with your budget. PSU must always be at least 80+ certified / single rail.

Case < 50$ u can't beat that.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119233

CPU < Awesome chip.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103849

Motherboard < I love the 870A / 970A, great boards with very stable power and pretty good features provided you don't crossfire (not many do so go for it).
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128519

PSU (else pick something similar thats modular + 80plus certified)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139012

GPU (one of the best cards in its pricepoint)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102929

Ram (pretty good deal, I saw cheaper but only on daily deals)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231455

HD (faster than a 1TB WD black + 20$ cheaper)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152185

CPU Cooler (stock coolers suck on any CPU)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103065


around 835 total, download Win7 official ISO + use daz loader, tack on 20$ for a DVD reader and you're good, hard to beat that.

the Asus DCUII 6950 was out of stock when I checked, but any 2GB vRam 6950 will fine honestly.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

Well the combo thing was something I thought would be a good starting point. Been looking around a bit and found a few switch ups. Also, as said earlier, I have a nice power supply that I bought last year. That one just came with the whole kit. Here's some changes I've made:

Case
MoBo
Power Supply

Keeping the RAM, CPU, Disk Drive and If you have suggestions for HD and Heatsink let me know. Not using my old HDs.

EDIT: posted this before shadow's comment. Took you up on the MoBo/RAM/heatsink/HD. What are your thoughts on my Case? I'm a fan of simple design

Edited by *CHILIDOG*, 24 July 2011 - 03:51 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:07 PM

the case I suggested is a bit better in the airflow department, I like the inside of the HAF cases a lot, very easy to work with. just pickup some fan filters down the road; if you want a bit bigger go with the HAF 922 instead of 912.

def. get a 6950 though, even if its the 1GB ones they still rape everything in their pricepoint while using less power and running quite cool, bonus points if its non-referense with a fan on it that actually exhausts air outside the case instead of swishing it around.

if you want a little better cooling, buy these I promise you will not regret it. 2 of these fans for your CPU + This thermal paste + Fan Controller like this... and you're golden in terms of cooling, just hook everything upto it.

this will make your shit run about 4-7c cooler.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

I have to wait a little while to get a GPU. Puts me a bit out of my price range. But if everything else looks well I'll go ahead and order.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:20 PM

how far out of price would you say it is? also, read my edit on the post before this one pertaining to getting 2x fans + fan controller + thermal paste.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

TBH, I have a 5770 that i bought right before my comp crapped. So I'd like to save a bit of cash and use that for a bit. As for the fans and such: :tup:
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:37 PM

Also thanks for the help. Glad I could figure all of this out relatively quickly.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:47 PM

no problem, and yeah the 5770 is fine.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:52 PM

have that same rheobus, love frozen CPU..
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:09 PM

Typing this message on my new rig! Can't wait to play some CSS
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 12:54 PM

Hey Chilli and Shadow. Been a while. Our good friend Shadow built my rig and love it. He put the posted "fan kit" on mine and it works pretty slick. Get BF3 chilli, and look for constantinee. Peace.

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