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Windows 7: New Computer Build

22 Nov 2011   #1
RitualJman

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
New Computer Build

Hey Guys,

I am currently looking at doing a new computer build, I want to know what you guy's think of it.

Mother Board: Asus Sabertooth 990FX Socket AM3+
CPU: AMD Bulldozer X4 FX-4100 (95W) Quad-Core Socket AM3+, 3.6GHz
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Power Supply
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
Optical Drive: LG Black SATA DVD-Writer
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1333MHz
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 Black Mid Tower Case
Main HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA3 6Gb/s
Heat Sink: Enermax TB Silence Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

RitualJman


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22 Nov 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RitualJman View Post
Hey Guys,

I am currently looking at doing a new computer build, I want to know what you guy's think of it.

Mother Board: Asus Sabertooth 990FX Socket AM3+
CPU: AMD Bulldozer X4 FX-4100 (95W) Quad-Core Socket AM3+, 3.6GHz
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Power Supply
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
Optical Drive: LG Black SATA DVD-Writer
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1333MHz
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 Black Mid Tower Case
Main HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA3 6Gb/s
Heat Sink: Enermax TB Silence Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

RitualJman

I'm guessing you have rejected an Intel CPU? That's fine.

I would not use a Caviar Green as a boot drive. I would use a Caviar Black, a Samsung, or an SSD.

I would go with another PSU brand---Corsair or Seasonic or Antec.
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22 Nov 2011   #3
RitualJman

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RitualJman View Post
Hey Guys,

I am currently looking at doing a new computer build, I want to know what you guy's think of it.

Mother Board: Asus Sabertooth 990FX Socket AM3+
CPU: AMD Bulldozer X4 FX-4100 (95W) Quad-Core Socket AM3+, 3.6GHz
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Power Supply
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5
Optical Drive: LG Black SATA DVD-Writer
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1333MHz
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 Black Mid Tower Case
Main HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA3 6Gb/s
Heat Sink: Enermax TB Silence Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

RitualJman

I'm guessing you have rejected an Intel CPU? That's fine.

I would not use a Caviar Green as a boot drive. I would use a Caviar Black, a Samsung, or an SSD.

I would go with another PSU brand---Corsair or Seasonic or Antec.
The reason i am going with AMD is because I am getting a better deal on the AMD CPU. Also how come you think I should go with another PSU, the one i have picked out has a 3 Year warrenty. How come you think I should go with another Hard Drive. Althought that 1TB drive is not my boot drive. Thats just a storage drive for games and what not. I am using a WD Caviar Black 500GB 10,000RPM as my boot drive. Just for interest's sack i would like to see why you don't think Caviar Green drives are good for Boot Drives. Also is 700Watt's enough to power this system because i am gunna pick up a second AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 and a blue-ray combo later on down the road.

Thanks
RitualJman
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22 Nov 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

That PSU is made by Sirtec---who I have never heard of. They may be OK?

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

I can't find a review of that PSU at jonnyguru.com. You could look at that site for good PSU reviews.

I prefer to buy a PSU made by a company with a long-standing known reputation. Most brands don't make their own PSUs. PSUs are usually contracted out to someone like FSP, Seasonic, HEC, or Channelwell.

The WD Green is a relatively slow drive (under 6000 RPM), but you might not notice it, depending on what you are using it for. I use one myself--as a storage drive---and I have no problems with it. It would be fine as a boot drive if you don't notice the relatively slow speed. It is faster than "fast" drives were a few years ago.
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22 Nov 2011   #5
RitualJman

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That PSU is made by Sirtec---who I have never heard of. They may be OK?

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

I can't find a review of that PSU at jonnyguru.com. You could look at that site for good PSU reviews.

I prefer to buy a PSU made by a company with a long-standing known reputation. Most brands don't make their own PSUs. PSUs are usually contracted out to someone like FSP, Seasonic, HEC, or Channelwell.

The WD Green is a relatively slow drive (under 6000 RPM), but you might not notice it, depending on what you are using it for. I use one myself--as a storage drive---and I have no problems with it.
That PSU is OCZ
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22 Nov 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RitualJman View Post

That PSU is OCZ
It's an OCZ brand.

What makes you think OCZ manufactured it?

It's hardly worth discussing and I wish you good luck with it.
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