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 01/27/2012 08:47 AM
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GamerGirlAlice
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im just wondering if this is a good build. i do a lot of multitasking and make digital media like video files. my last computer was Intel and always unstable till it died. all i can feel safe of saving for my new PC is the monitor, case (Corsair 800D), speakers, and game pad. i am not going to have it over heat again. when i get paid i am buying the corsair link cooling kit. basically its a software based fan controller. so if system gets hot it will ramp up the case fans. the other parts will take longer to get but its better to do it right then make mistakes.

Alice's New Build - Total Cost $2259.88:

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
ASUS HD7970-3GD5-3DI2S Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (Black Color)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R (Red Color)
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Corsair Vengeance K90 Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Performance, MMO Mechanical Keyboard
Corsair Vengeance M90 Black 15 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Performance, MMO/RTS Gaming Mouse
Corsair Link Cooling and Lighting Kit
 01/27/2012 09:58 AM
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NemesisChild
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Hello Alice, welcome to the forum!

Congrats, nice choice with your component selections.
Looks like your a Corsair kinda person, nothing wrong with that.
I would not advise running unmatched sets of memory, you're only asking for troubles.
If you truly want to run 16GB of memory, look for a 16GB set.
I'm not familar with Corsair keyboards & mice, always been a Logitech & MS person myself.

You didn't list any storage devices, are you going with SSD's or HDD's or both?

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Phenom II X6 1100T B.E.@ 4.26GHz
Corsair H70 Core Hydro
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX@ 1894MHz, 9-10-9-28
SLI: 2x EVGA GTX 570's@ 902/1804/2032
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Corsair HX850W Modular
Cooler Master HAF 922
2x Win 7 Home Premium (x64)
 01/27/2012 12:22 PM
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GamerGirlAlice
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hi i been debating of a corsar force gr 120gb ssd. but never used a ssd in my life so im not sure how they work herd they have limited writes and reads. as for mechanical drives im thinking 4 or 5 3tb 7200 rpm hitachi drives. they have a 4tb 5400 drive now to that be sweet for storage but if i go mechanical i want my boot least 7200 or ssd
 01/27/2012 12:31 PM
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GamerGirlAlice
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i do like corsair. im wanting to do a asus corsair build. u think the sabertooth might save me cash on the build and still be good?
 01/27/2012 12:44 PM
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NemesisChild
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The ASUS Sabertooth is a good board, but the CH5F is cream of the crop.
You're building a great system, why not go for the best of the best in boards?
I've avoided SSD's, just too expensive and unreliable in my opinion.
My next build will have SSD's, they will get better and less expensive over time, but I'm in no rush.

Definitely opt for the 7200 RPM SATA III HDD's with at least 32MB cache.

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Phenom II X6 1100T B.E.@ 4.26GHz
Corsair H70 Core Hydro
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
2x4GB G.Skill RipjawsX@ 1894MHz, 9-10-9-28
SLI: 2x EVGA GTX 570's@ 902/1804/2032
Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Corsair HX850W Modular
Cooler Master HAF 922
2x Win 7 Home Premium (x64)
 01/27/2012 02:32 PM
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SlayerX
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Personaly I would go for the Sabertooth if your not into gaming and extreme OC'ing.

Why pay for features that your not going to use

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PII 1100T (Extinct)
Asus M4A78T-E (should be Extinct)
4Gb of Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz DDR3 (Going strong)
2x1GB 5850's (On their last lags)
Corsair HX850W (Awsome)
NZXT Phantom case (too ***** big)
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