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Topic Title: Old AMD build to a new Phenom X4 965 build... Possibly two computers as a result.
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 12/08/2009 06:59 PM
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Mesanic
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Hey all, I currently have a an AMD build that goes as such: AMD 6000+ X2, 2 X 1GB PC8500 Corsair XMS ram, 160 GB Western Digital, Antec 900 Case, and SLI 2 X Nvidia 8800 GTX cards.

What I want to do is start a new build that's along the lines of: AMD Phenom X4 965, with a new AM3 mobo (the Asus boards are looking best here), some DDR3 ram (can't decide what kind, need recommendations), and a new 1-1.5 TB hard drive... then I would just take one of my 8800 GTX cards and put it with the new build.

My question is that I'm not sure if the Nvidia cards will do very well with the Asus board, but I bought them for $530 each at the time of purchase and am hesitant to just not use them on the new build. But still would like to know if anyone advises that I get a new graphics card as well, since they're so cheap these days.

Please advise what kind of set up you think would be SUPER CRAZY AGGRESSIVE and kick trash in peoples faces all day long. Money, isn't an huge issue, although I'm looking to keep this down around a $400-800 upgrade to split it into two comps (obviously, I'd buy a new case).

Anyways, any advice, input, suggestion, or opinion is appreciated. THANK YOU!

Edited: 12/09/2009 at 06:43 PM by Mesanic
 12/08/2009 08:47 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

No problem running your (one) 8800GTX on an ASUS AM3 cross fire board.
I'm running a GTX 285 on my ASRock (ATI cross fire) board.
You may want to consider the new MSI NF980-G65 AM3 sli board.

As for memory, I suggest DDR3-1600 with CAS 7 timings:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...?Item=N82E16820146871

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16820220285

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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)

Edited: 12/08/2009 at 09:00 PM by NemesisChild
 12/09/2009 05:28 PM
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Thank you for the welcome and the quick reply! I took a look at the RAM and I think I'm going to end up going with the Mushkin, it seemed to have got better reviews, is cheaper, and appears as though it would give me an avenue for O.C.'ing the comp, which I'm fairly new to, but I figure my Antec 900 case can keep it plenty cool.

Also, in regards to the motherboards, I was looking on newegg and found the MSI NF980-G65 AM3, which you recommended, as well as, the MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX and was wondering if it would be worth it to go with the latter, since it appears to have slightly more options, while still keeping the capabilities for SLI, but I could be wrong. Please advise.

Thank you!
 12/09/2009 05:55 PM
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Good choice with the Mushkin memory, they make good quality Ram.
Are you sure the MSI GD70 is an sli board and not a crossfire board?
I haven't looked at the specs, but it appears to have the AMD 790 chipset, so it would be a crossfire board!

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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)
 12/09/2009 06:42 PM
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Mesanic
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Oh, ha... I didn't notice that. I haven't shopped for computer parts in probably 3 years, so I'm rusty and not so up-to-date on the manufacturer lingo these days. But, I believe you are correct and will go with your recommendation on the motherboard.

Doing an SLi setup on this new rig and potentially OC'ing the comp as a whole, would you suggest moving to a liquid cooling system and higher power supply or keep the Antec 900 case and the PC Power & Cooling 750W that I have already? I really hate how the Antec case collects dust in the fans and is now making a clicking noise, so I'm more than open to looking into liquid cooling, but with it being my first time with a case and cooler setup like that, I'm nervous I'm going to screw over the electronics with one bad slip of the cooling install.
 12/09/2009 07:09 PM
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Liquid cooling really isn't needed unless you are going to do some hard core overclocking.

But if you go sli, you will definitely want a higher quality and wattage PSU.
My first PSU choice is Corsair, the 850W should be fine, but I would recommend the 950W or higher.
There are numerous people over at the EVGA forums that are even running 200 series cards in sli on my Corsair TX750W.
You can never have too much power and never skimp on a PSU, it's the lifeblood of a build.

I would also opt for a better cooling case, like the Cooler Master HAF 922 or 932.

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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)
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