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Old 02-09-2012, 08:54 AM
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new PC rig specs...

hello people, I am back to haunt you once more!

basically, I'm getting a nice gaming pc for my birthday in a few weeks time, so i compiled some specs, but I'm not sure if all these components are compatible. The parts are the following:

AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 8 core 3.6Ghz- CPU
Asus HD 6990 - Graphics Card
Asus Xonar - Sound Card
Asus Sabertooth P67 - Motherboard
Corsair Vengance (8gb 2x4) - RAM
Corsair Professional 1200 Watt Certified High Performance - Power supply
Asus VH242H - Monitor (x2 – Im considering a dual screen setup)
1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue – HDD
NZXT Phantom White Full Tower Case - Case

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:40 PM
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Re: PC rig-Noodle

For what ever reason I can not post on your thred but anyway:

Hi Noodle, this is why I would not recommend AMD http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-F...Landed/?page=1

The i7 is a faf better processor but of couse this is your choice but this part of the article says it all:
"Versus higher-end Intel processors like the Core i7-2600K or i7-970, however, the FX generally couldn’t compete. It should also be noted that the FX-8150 consumed considerably more power than Intel’s current Sandy Bridge-based processors too. At this point it’s clear that Intel maintains not only a performance lead, but a significant advantage in power efficiency as well."

I use the i7 260k.
The rest of the build is excellent.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:44 PM
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alright, thanks for the feedback, really helps ^_^
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:57 AM
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Just a couple comments. 1200W is WAY overkill - even for that card. A good 750W would be just fine, 850W at most is all you need, unless you will be running with two cards - which, IMO, would be a waste since the 6990 is excellent as it is.

Virtually all motherboards come with decent integrated sound these days, and the better boards come with excellent sound.

I don't see an operating system listed. Understand only the "boxed" full Retail license can be transferred to a new computer (or upgraded motherboard). It is illegal to use an OEM license that came with or was purchased for another computer on a new computer. If the disk is “branded” with a computer maker’s brand name, or says OEM/System Builder, Upgrade, Academic Edition, or "For Distribution with a new PC only", then it is not transferable to a new PC (or upgraded motherboard) under any circumstances. These OEM licenses are inextricably tied to the "original equipment". If that is the case, I recommend 64-bit Windows 7 or one of the many free Linux alternatives. Just ensure it is 64-bit since you have selected 8Gb of RAM.
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I intend to buy WIN7 Home premium 64 BIT for this system, and I've been reading up on the 6990, and apparently the gtx 590 is supposed to be better, is this true? or am I just reading crap?
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:21 AM
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I've been reading up on the 6990, and apparently the gtx 590 is supposed to be better
Not by enough to matter. I would research comparing with the programs/games you use as no card is better at everything.

See Video Card Benchmarks.
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