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New power build.

Postby whiteboy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:42 pm

WOW. 5 years since I've been through here, but yet still the first place I thought of when double checking specs for a new build coming up. Figured it's time for a new build instead of upgrading and been looking around. So far this is what I'm looking at..

AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7 GHz processor

not sure what mobo yet but these 2 are on top of list unless a better suggestion is offered
MSI 990FXA gaming mobo... http://us.msi.com/product/motherboard/9 ... o-overview
ASUS Crosshair V.... http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/CRO ... V_FORMULAZ

CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 240-Pin DDR3 2400, 4x8GB

Still comparing/shopping for a ATI R9 series graphics card (ideas?)

Drives are also in the shopping works but 1 of them will be a SSD

According to most reviews I've seen the only way to truly get the most out of the fx9590 is using water cooling. Going to need help here. Know the basic and principles but never got into installing one in the past, so suggestions are very welcomed.

Looking at a Thermaltake V71 case ( http://www.thermaltake.com/products-mod ... C_00002231) to put it in. plenty of space for airflow and water cooling support.
Amd Phenom 9500 Quad on a ECS a770m mobo
4 gigs ram
ATI Radeon x1950pro w/1 gig ram video card
2 250 gig samsung sata HDs
2 lite on sata dvd burners
all in a raidmax blue neon case running Vista64
total cost under $600 built march 2008
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Re: New power build.

Postby whiteboy » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:27 am

WOW! Almost 2 weeks and 53 views but yet no response. I know it has been awhile but figure this place was still a good one to look for advice. Or have most of us just gone to another site for info now?
Amd Phenom 9500 Quad on a ECS a770m mobo
4 gigs ram
ATI Radeon x1950pro w/1 gig ram video card
2 250 gig samsung sata HDs
2 lite on sata dvd burners
all in a raidmax blue neon case running Vista64
total cost under $600 built march 2008
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Re: New power build.

Postby Mr T » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:58 am

Tis ASRock is a good board... I still keep away from MSI due to failure rate..

Corsair do good water cooling kits. You pay for what you get here...

Last graphics card I bought was a cheap R7 250 2Gb for a Steam machine. Impressed for its bang for buck.. Stuck with ASUS and the 2 I bought still going strong...

Drive wise, get a 120Gb SSD for the OS and a larger one to store stuff and run games from (proving you are gaming). I have had no issues with 4Tb WD Greens, Samsung 2Tb's (running in media servers 24/7)...

I am running 32Gb in my system and it doesn't add to speed or performance, at most I have fully utilized 8Gb virtualizing operating systems...

Just some ideas, and yes its very quiet round here now, probably down to the self build PC dying out, people have smart phones and tablets which are more or less replacing the PC in the corner..
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
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Re: New power build.

Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:41 pm

Motherboards.org is still the best place for info, help and reference about computing.
But yes, "the cloud" is where most of the action is now.. using smart phones, tablets and similar.
The X-Box and Play Station have taken over most of the PC gaming field.
But there are still a lot of desktop computers in use. Who knows what the platform will be in five years..

My last build was an Intel D975 with a Core 2 Duo 2.4 and an Nvidia GTX460 1GB for F@H. But I dislike Win 10!!
F@H.. to solve mankind's maladies.. in our lifetimes!
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Re: New power build.

Postby evasive » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:10 am

What games will you be using the machine for? Any budget limits anywhere?
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