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Yo everyone! My name's Michael and I'm new to the site.

 

I'm building a new computer fairly soon. I haven't built a computer in a while. I've noticed that computer specs are advancing exponentially! I plan on ordering everything tonight or tomorrow off of newegg, but just wanted to hear some of your opinions and feedback before I finalize. I've been researching for the past couple of weeks and the specs listed below are what I'm deciding on, so tell me what you think, please! :hi:

 

Mind you that I only play Counter-Strike 1.6, and occasionally Counter-Strike Source. I may play some CoD MW2 occasionally, too. I also plan on doing some video editing and rendering using Vegas Video, perhaps some after effects, stuff like that (In order to make Counter-Strike movies).

 

Here's the list of what I'd like:

 

1) Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

 

2) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

 

3) ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131392

 

4) EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339

 

5) CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

 

6) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

 

As for the processor, I just bought an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T for $160 flat. I was going for a 965BE, however I found the 1055 on craigslist brand new for $160 and figured what the hell, right?

 

All kinds of feedback and opinions are welcome, please and thank you! :thumbsup2:

 

Best,

 

Michael

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drop the 790FX and pick up an 890FX instead ;)

 

also, you don't need that much PSU. You can go with the 750TX model even that will be more than enough. Corsair is a great brand though :thumbsup2:

 

And I'd drop the 9800, spend a few more dollars (if you can) and grab an ATI 5770

 

everything else looks good

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drop the 790FX and pick up an 890FX instead ;)

 

also, you don't need that much PSU. You can go with the 750TX model even that will be more than enough. Corsair is a great brand though :thumbsup2:

 

And I'd drop the 9800, spend a few more dollars (if you can) and grab an ATI 5770

 

everything else looks good

 

The reason I like nVidia is because of DV, Digital Vibrance. I'm a sucker for it :thumbsup:

The last time I checked about 4 years ago, ATI's Catalyst didn't have anything like DV. Do you know if they have anything similar nowadays?

 

Also, as for the 890FX. I hear it has some problems i.e. the NB screws are too long or something in that nature, which cause the NB to overheat? I just figured the 790FX would be the safe bet, seeing that its been out for a while and that it has the best ratings on newegg. What do you think?

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The reason I like nVidia is because of DV, Digital Vibrance. I'm a sucker for it :thumbsup:

The last time I checked about 4 years ago, ATI's Catalyst didn't have anything like DV. Do you know if they have anything similar nowadays?

 

Also, as for the 890FX. I hear it has some problems i.e. the NB screws are too long or something in that nature, which cause the NB to overheat? I just figured the 790FX would be the safe bet, seeing that its been out for a while and that it has the best ratings on newegg. What do you think?

Regardless, i don't know why you'd buy a 3 generation old GPU :dunno:

 

And I haven't heard of any problems regarding the 890FX. And I wouldnt even bother reading those reviews (or ratings) on newegg. Ask here instead :thumbsup:

here's Praz showing off what an 890 board can do: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=175015&st=0

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Regardless, i don't know why you'd buy a 3 generation old GPU :dunno:

 

And I haven't heard of any problems regarding the 890FX. And I wouldnt even bother reading those reviews (or ratings) on newegg. Ask here instead :thumbsup:

here's Praz showing off what an 890 board can do: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=175015&st=0

 

Oh, wow :cool: That's sweet (Praz). I posted on some other forums and I've been getting the same responses, that I should upgrade to an 890FX chipset. I think I'll do that.

 

As for the 5770, which manufacturer would you recommend? I know EVGA is great for nVidia. Here's the link to all of the 5770's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Description=5770&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=100

 

Thank you very much, kind sir :lol2:

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Oh, wow :cool: That's sweet (Praz). I posted on some other forums and I've been getting the same responses, that I should upgrade to an 890FX chipset. I think I'll do that.

 

As for the 5770, which manufacturer would you recommend? I know EVGA is great for nVidia. Here's the link to all of the 5770's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Description=5770&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=100

 

Thank you very much, kind sir :lol2:

 

got this in email this am http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL051810&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL051810-_-EMC-051810-Index-_-VideoCards-_-14102858-L0F

 

Promo code EMCYSZW26

159 bucks is dam good

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nice, and it's a reference cooler so it'll take the hot air out of your case instead of putting more hot air IN your case :thumbsup2:

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