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rickbmb August 7, 2010 08:40 PM

amd 955 gaming build
Just about ready to build my next pc, its gonna be an epic upgrade from my athlon 64 3700/x1650 agp card !! Total at memoryexpress is 1344$, I think they do price match so it'll probably be lower. Not sure about the ram tho. Should I change anything ?

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower, Black at Memory Express Computers

Corsair HX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan at Memory Express Computers

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 w/ DualDDR3 1333, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, USB3.0, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX at Memory Express Computers

AMD Phenom? II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz w/ 8MB Cache (Retail Box, Socket AM3) at Memory Express Computers

Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler at Memory Express Computers

Corsair 4GB Dominator DHX+ PC3-12800 C8 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 2GB) at Memory Express Computers

Asus EAH5870 Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 v2 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort at Memory Express Computers

_dangtx_ August 7, 2010 08:50 PM

first of all, whats it going to be used for? 1350 is your budget?
how about pm'ing with ncix, maybe shave a 100 bucks or close.
depending on your answers, you may want to get the 1055t or..
h50 is nice, 212+ performs as good and its less than half the price.
690 II is nice, maybe have a look at the 922 . or430? or maybe the ps04b? half than or lower.

rickbmb August 7, 2010 09:31 PM

I will use it for gaming mostly and I was thinking around 1250$. I'm set on the 690 II for the case, it was down to that one, the 922 or the lancool pc-k62, I like the look of the 690 better.

As for the cpu, i picked the 955 for value really, I don't know what I would gain gaming wise by going with the 1055 or 1090.

_dangtx_ August 7, 2010 10:26 PM

ok. 870a for mobo.

try maybe a cheap 240/250 duallie to start with? not all games will see the quad.

or jump on 1156 with a duallie and dual gtx 460 1 giger ? :)

nice psu, overkill for the above.

BootlegUsher August 7, 2010 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 412857)
first of all, whats it going to be used for? 1350 is your budget?
how about pm'ing with ncix, maybe shave a 100 bucks or close.

Forget that, if the guy lives near a memory express he can PM with memory express and not pay shipping! Such a good deal.

OP, I hope you use price canada to check every piece you are buying so that you can save big money when you go to buy the stuff.


Just for fun, I ran the numbers myself and came up to 150 dollars in price match savings. Plus no shipping, sweet.

_dangtx_ August 7, 2010 11:01 PM

is memexpress that good? :)

BootlegUsher August 7, 2010 11:03 PM

Their price match guarantee seems amazing, they just don't have the same selection as a place like NCIX does. Their selection still dominates any other store where I live though.

rickbmb August 8, 2010 06:54 AM

There's a memory express here in Calgary, thats why I picked them.
I want this computer to last for a while so I tought that with the 890fx board I could add another 5870 a year or two down the road and have the x16/x16 option. At that time the new bulldozer should be out so I should be able to get a 1090t for a good price too. I might switch the cooler for a 212.
I used bbf.ca and got 1281.90 without the hard drive.

I forgot to add a hard drive
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA II w/ 32MB Cache at Memory Express Computers

The only real doubt I have is the ram, will that corsair be ok ?

xlilmissmjx August 8, 2010 08:46 AM

Corsair's ram is excellent, though if you want some other offerings, check out these from Mushkin & Patriot...

If you like you can check out Mushkin or Patriot's offerings too...

Mushkin XP3-12800 Blackline DDR3 SDRAM, 4GB Dual Channel Kit (2 x 2GB) at Memory Express Computers

Patriot Extreme Performance Viper II Series DDR3 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-12800 Low Latency Dual Channel Kit at Memory Express Computers

I would also go for the CM Hyper 212+ over the H50 any day as it's a better cooler and you can pick up a 2nd fan for around $10 for a push/pull setup.

Everything else is great, good luck with your build :thumb:

jcmaz August 8, 2010 10:15 AM

Corsair ram has excellent support, except they are slightly more expensive.

I don't think it is worth it to get the Phenom 955 @ $180 when the 1055T is only $30 more expensive.

LINK: Anitec.ca - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (2.80 GHz) 4000 MHz HT Hexa-core Socket AM3 PGA-941 Processor (HDT55TFBGRBOX)

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