Building New Rig
Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:46 PM
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:
Open to suggestions on other stuff, though.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:20 PM
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.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:09 AM
Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:23 AM
EDIT: I would like a couple more opinions before I commit to something
Edited by *CHILIDOG*, 24 July 2011 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:27 PM
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.
How about This?
Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:46 PM
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)
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)
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.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:32 PM
Case < 50$ u can't beat that.
CPU < Awesome chip.
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).
PSU (else pick something similar thats modular + 80plus certified)
GPU (one of the best cards in its pricepoint)
Ram (pretty good deal, I saw cheaper but only on daily deals)
HD (faster than a 1TB WD black + 20$ cheaper)
CPU Cooler (stock coolers suck on any CPU)
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.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:39 PM
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.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:07 PM
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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