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#1 Jul 15 2010 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Buying tomorrow from avadirect unless otherwise convinced. Just need any last minute opinions or adjustments I should consider. Its been really stressing me out for a week trying to put this together. I even had a dream where I bought a Ati Rad card and was using it (physically using it, like it was my gun) in a shooter game and was doing well because I had it. I even woke up not sure if i had purchased it yet or not. neway , heres what im getting I guess.


ANTEC Six Hundred Black/Silver Mid-Tower Case, w/ Window, ATX, No PSU

NSPIRE NSP-750V2.2BF14PFC Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 750W, 24-pin ATX12V 2.2, 140mm Ball Bearing Fan, Retail
(750 Should Be plenty I figure even If I buy another Card to crossfire?)

ASUS P6X58D-E, LGA1366, Intel® X58, 6400 MT/s QPI, DDR3-2000 (O.C.) 24GB /6, PCIe x16 SLI CF /3, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, 6 Gb/s /2, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail

INTEL Core™ i7-930 Quad-Core 2.8GHz, LGA1366, 4.8 GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm, 130W, EM64T EIST VT XD, Retail
( Should I get 920 for 3$ less?)

CORSAIR 6GB (3 x 2GB) XMS3 PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.65V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

SAPPHIRE Radeon™ HD 5850 725MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4000MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, HDMI, DP, Retail

WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB WD Caviar® Black™ (WD1001FALS), SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 32MB Cache
(this ok? i have learned nothing about HDs recently but I do plan to get 1TB)

MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM


paying almost 1600$ , I know terrible , but sometimes it makes ya feel good to get what you want.
#2 Jul 15 2010 at 6:00 PM Rating: Decent
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If this is for FFXIV only, why not wait 1.5 months for the prices to drop a little more?

I don't understand why so many people want to buy a computer NOW, when they don't actually need it yet.
#3 Jul 15 2010 at 6:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I will admit, main reason im getting is for FFXIV but , I also work through my pc occasionally and play poker often, and ive been sitting on this piece of junk for About 6 years now without upgrades, so Im getting something thats great but not top of the line.
U could also probably guess why im buying now and not when FF comes out... hint, but I also do want to be rdy right when the game comes out since its universal launch this time. Been dieing to play this since I quit last one, and I doubt waiting 6 weeks will make THAT much of a difference in price.
Just would like to know if neone with good knowledge sees ne bottlenecking, or bad decisions in my product choices. thankyou
#4 Jul 16 2010 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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HIGHTONE wrote:
Well I will admit, main reason im getting is for FFXIV but , I also work through my pc occasionally and play poker often, and ive been sitting on this piece of junk for About 6 years now without upgrades, so Im getting something thats great but not top of the line.
U could also probably guess why im buying now and not when FF comes out... hint, but I also do want to be rdy right when the game comes out since its universal launch this time. Been dieing to play this since I quit last one, and I doubt waiting 6 weeks will make THAT much of a difference in price.
Just would like to know if neone with good knowledge sees ne bottlenecking, or bad decisions in my product choices. thankyou



Looks good to me.

One thing about your PSU, though. The 12V rail has only 18 Amps. Since I've read that 45+ Amps is recommended for a system running 5870 or GTX 480, I'd assume at least 35+ Amps on the 12V rail is recommended for a system running a 5850.

Can anyone confirm this?
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#5 Jul 16 2010 at 7:38 AM Rating: Good
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Threx wrote:
HIGHTONE wrote:
Well I will admit, main reason im getting is for FFXIV but , I also work through my pc occasionally and play poker often, and ive been sitting on this piece of junk for About 6 years now without upgrades, so Im getting something thats great but not top of the line.
U could also probably guess why im buying now and not when FF comes out... hint, but I also do want to be rdy right when the game comes out since its universal launch this time. Been dieing to play this since I quit last one, and I doubt waiting 6 weeks will make THAT much of a difference in price.
Just would like to know if neone with good knowledge sees ne bottlenecking, or bad decisions in my product choices. thankyou



Looks good to me.

One thing about your PSU, though. The 12V rail has only 18 Amps. Since I've read that 45+ Amps is recommended for a system running 5870 or GTX 480, I'd assume at least 35+ Amps on the 12V rail is recommended for a system running a 5850.

Can anyone confirm this?


Newegg only mentions needing a 500W PSU with two 75W 6-pin PCI-E connections. Doesn't mention the rail amperage.
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#6 Jul 16 2010 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I will admit, main reason im getting is for FFXIV but ,


Personally if money is a consideration i would wait. These parts will still be available in a couple months but they will probably be a little bit cheaper, save yourself 100-300+. Or better yet watch for sales on the parts and buy them as they come on sale, even more expensive parts might come on sale for a similar price if you are building this yourself.

IF money is not a big deal then it looks like a solid system. The 1TB drive wouldn't be my first option for an OS drive but it looks good. There are nicer options for hard drives then you can use the 1tb for data storage.

I know i get ahead of myself thats why i never upgrade cause i always want to spend too much.
#7 Jul 16 2010 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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whats wrong with the Hard drive? And whats this about amps, cause amps arent listed newhere on my screen
#8 Jul 16 2010 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
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whats wrong with the Hard drive?


Nothing just wouldn't be my choice. It's often a good idea to buy a faster hard drive for your games/OS and use another for storage. Keeps stuff clean too in case you ever reinstall windows, do any type of cleanup, Get a virus... anything.

Like i said, how important is money? If it isn't i can provide you with lots of options, if money is tight then don't worry about it, it's still a very solid choice on parts.

Edited, Jul 16th 2010 8:19am by boriss

Edited, Jul 16th 2010 8:20am by boriss
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