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Old May 30, 2010, 10:38 AM
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hey guys, This is my final version you could say of my build i got some fan power splitter so that i can get some extra space, This is a 2000$ build including accessory's I price matched everything so which is around 300$ of money saved so really this is a 2300$ build...
this is 95% gaming...

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head set: Tritton AX51 Pro 5.1

keyboard: Steelseries Merc Stealth

cd drive: Samsung SH-S243D

cpu cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212

x2 cpu cooler fans: Coolermaster R4

storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB

cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

PSU: Corsair Professional HX850W

fan splitter: Startech 12IN

monitor: SYNCMASTER 23

mouse: Razer DeathAdder

case: Coolermaster Storm Sniper Black Edition

GPU: ASUS Rog Matrix Radeon 5870 2GB

mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV

RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance Gamer Series 4GB

anything that you see that I would need extra, please tell me and that's about it.

I prefer asus for the mobo and gpu, amd for the cpu...
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Old May 30, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Personally i'd save some money and go with just the 1GB version of the 5870 as you really only gain a few FPS and to me anyways the extra 150$+ isnt worth a couple more fps.
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Old May 30, 2010, 10:53 AM
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ASUS do make good stuff now, I won't lie, but im sure you could get away with a 1GB 5870.

Other than that, looks quite good!
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Old May 30, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Drop back to 1GB model on the GPU...and spend an extra couple for the WD 640 Black or 1TB. Hell go hog wild and get the two platter version. Much faster then the .12 you have and more room to. ;)
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ahem 1055t ahem
very nice psu. overkill for one card :)
and you can save another couple hundred and use it for the next upgrade or such :)
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Old May 30, 2010, 11:42 AM
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1. Ditch the Trittons; they're crap. If you want a headset, grab a quality pair of cans (Jackquelegs is selling a pair of Shure SRH-840 headphones for $120; I would go for that if I were you) and a $10 Zalman clip-on microphone from eBay.

2. A 500GB HD is a bit small for a gaming rig. I recommend a 1TB Samsung F3 or WD Caviar Black.

3. The PSU is way overkill. I recommend this instead: NCIX.com - Buy Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Power Supply ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus SLI Ready 120MM PWM Fan - TP-650 In Canada.

4. For the monitor, I suggest you get something from Dell during their sales. Their monitor pricing will beat out pretty much anything else out there, and even their cheaper models are good. Since you're going with a fairly inexpensive model anyway, you may as well save some cash and get a cheaper monitor from them, or even go with something that has a higher resolution like the SP2309W (2048x1152).

5. Go with a normal 5870. The Matrix card isn't remotely worth the extra cost.
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Old May 30, 2010, 12:23 PM
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ASUS Radeon HD 5870 for the gpu:

for the PSU would the 650W still be good if i crossfire in the future?

and the CPU how well does the 1055t O'C? is the 1090T worth the exra 50$?

for the monitor I can't find it at ncix:/

and for the HD im getting an ssd when the price's go down so the baracuda is just temporary

any other headphones and monitors would you guys suggest?


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if the 650 watts are on the 12v? yup.

not worth the extra cash for the 1090t, even if you get a 100 dollar cheaperm obo.

indeed, jacque is the man when it comes to audiophile stuff. cant comment much there. need to pick up some headphones myself :p
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Its funny but I'd say the exact opposite WRT the 1090T. I think its a great deal. From all accounts I've seen the 1090t is on avg a bit better overclock'er with a bit more headroom...or at least is right now compared to the 1055. Is it worth the extra coin...only you can decide that. I personally think it is. YMMV

I like some of Dell's kit and cant stand some of the others. SOME of their monitors are good...some are crap. I'd stick with Asus.....YMMV

The Shures JL has for sale are indeed much better then the trittons and JL is a great peep to deal business with.
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Old May 30, 2010, 12:53 PM
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aren't the trittons 5.1 surround and the shures don't seem to have that 5.1 surround
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