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So, here is my list of items that I have ordered and have not received or put together yet.

I already have the chassis and the motherboard, the other parts, ordered just the other day.


1 x Cooler Master Cosmos II - Ultra Tower Computer Case with Metal Body and Hinged Side Panels
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119252


1 x ASRock 990FX Extreme9 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157358


1 x AMD FX-9590 Vishera 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Eight-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9590FHHKWOF
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113347


5 x Cooler Master JetFlo 120 - POM Bearing 120mm Red LED High Performance Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, ...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103190


1 x bgears b-PWM 140 Red 140mm Red LED PWM technology mini 4 pin 4 wire 2 ball bearing high speed high performance 15 ...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835132030


1 x 200mm LED Fan on/off for Cosmos II & Stryker / Trooper
http://www.cmstore-u...-oem-packaging/


Cooler Master Nepton 280L - PC CPU Liquid Water Cooling System, All-In-One Kit with 280mm Radiator and 2 JetFlo Fans
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B00HEYRS5K/


Enermax Platimax 1350W 89+ EPS 12V Modular PSU 240-Pin 1600 Power Supply, EPM1350EWT
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B008PSEMTY/


Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 2400 MHz (PC3-19200) Desktop Memory CMD32GX3M4A2400C10
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B00A6JFWNA/


ASUS Computer International Direct Blu-Ray Writer BW-16D1HT
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B00DWFPDJI/


Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Mouse and Keyboard Combo
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B0036E8V08/


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 12grams with ArctiClean 120ml Kit (Includes 2 30ml ArctiClean 1 and 2 30ml ArctiClean 2) with Bonus DB Roth Microfibe
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B001RUEKNA/


Plus, I may be interested in getting some new BitFenix Alchemy Multisleeved Cables,
or some of BitFenix Alchemy Multisleeved Extension Cables as I may need for my PC.
http://www.bitfenix..../alchemy-cables
http://www.amazon.co...cable extension
That is because the cables on that Enermax Platimax 1350 PSU might be
a little on the short side for reaching everything inside a very big PC case.


What I already have now, are my graphics card, and that is
a Sapphire Radeon HD 6990, a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD,
and a 3TB hard disk drive, a Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HDD,
HUA723030ALA640 (0F12456), 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache,
SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise HDD, and a Blu-ray optical drive.

Come to think of it, I probably should keep my current optical drive,
so that I will have two optical drives, this is the one I have now, here:

LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106348

Will this be alright in my rig setup as shown above, or out of place?
I mean I will be getting the ASUS Blu-ray drive as listed, this will be
a second optical drive, this Lite-On won't be my only optical drive.

I'm still not sure concerning any need I may have for extension cables.

The fans as listed are for replacing many of the included fans, with either,
higher air flow (CFM) fans, most importantly, or also ones with red LED's.

Future plans to add to this for further upgrades, a dual GPU Radeon R9 card,
and possibly at some time (when available), 64 GB RAM, as 4 x 16 GB RAM,
this is supported by my motherboard, but good luck trying to find any yet. NOT!


Any useful or helpful feedback or input concerning my choice and combination of items is welcome, thank you.
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Hello Lawrence_C

Lot of expense there, can I ask what the main use of the computer will be.

I don`t see an OS listed, what will you be using.

Are you aware that if you use anything other than the stock HS and cooling fan supplied with a boxed CPU you will void your CPU warranty both AMD and Intel are clear on this, see below;

AMD;
This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.

Full AMD article @ http://support.amd.c...earLimited.aspx

Intel;
damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;

Full Intel article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm


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Various uses. I already have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
I just want a powerful PC. I already have my PC as follows:

Same video card, SSD, and hard drive as already stated.
Meaning, the below parts will not be used in this upgrade.

Current other specs:

Rosewill Thor v2 case.

Seasonic 1000W Platinum PSU.

Gigabyte GA 990FXA-UD7 rev 1.0 motherboard.

AMD FX-8350 CPU.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 X CPU cooler.

32GB (4 x 8 GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 low profile RAM.

Edited by Lawrence_C, 02 February 2014 - 01:18 PM.

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I bought the AMD FX-9590 CPU that comes with no stock cooler that comes with it.

AMD sells two versions of that CPU, one with a liquid cooler, another without any.

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Edited by Lawrence_C, 02 February 2014 - 01:19 PM.

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I for one can`t give you an honest answer without knowing what the computer will be used for, if the likes of CAD, games programming or professional video rendering I could see where the power and expense was going, the upgrades though are all top notch there is no doubt about that.

Even with the $50 promo code for the CPU I would still want more than a one year warranty for a processor that cost so much.
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That's cool, phillpower2, thanks anyway.

I am buying this for myself. I paid for it.
I am getting an upgrade to have a powerful PC
for my own use, not justifying it to anyone else.

Yes, I got that CPU for a price of about $280, I think that is a good deal for this CPU.
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AMD FX-8350 CPU.

Isn't this powerful enough? I don't think you will recognize much differences between FX 9590 and FX 8350.

Seasonic 1000W Platinum PSU.

This is more than enough. I have a 550 W power supply and it is more than enough for my system.

32GB (4 x 8 GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 low profile RAM.

Why 32 GB? This is only needed if you make Videos etc.

a Sapphire Radeon HD 6990

If you are gaming it will be enough for "older" games (BF3, Call Of Duty, etc.), but you can not play BF4 / FarCry 3 on Ultra (1920X1080).

 

For that money I would buy an Intel system being honest.
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I appreciate your feedback, Machiavelli. Thank you.
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Yes, I do know that Intel CPU's are better performing.

I also know the problems that this High TDP CPU has.

I am aware that the architecture's of Intel vs. AMD

CPU's are such that Intel are a more efficient design
and AMD went for clock speed, doing less per clock.

I simply wanted to make an AMD system. It is what I wanted.

A powerful enough CPU is a subjective point as to whoever wants it.

Concerning sizes of power supplies, having a PSU that is rated for more
watts than is needed will actually run more efficiently, and will deliver
the amount of power the system needs, easier, more easily, and run cooler,
and it will use less power than a lower rated PSU that is near it's limit.

As to amount of memory, still somewhat subjective regarding who wants what amount,
but yes, after a certain point, there are less and less returns, of course. But, still.

The Radeon 6990 is still a good performing dual GPU card, but to characterize it in
the manner you did, as if it is only good enough for "older" games, is a but silly.

That it can't well play the latest & greatest games at the highest quality settings is not a significant point.

I made clear in my original post that my GPU and/or GPU's will be a future upgrade for my system, anyway.

Edited by Lawrence_C, 03 February 2014 - 05:22 AM.

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So, here is my list of items that I have ordered and have not received or put together yet.

I already have the chassis and the motherboard, the other parts, ordered just the other day.


1 x Cooler Master Cosmos II - Ultra Tower Computer Case with Metal Body and Hinged Side Panels
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119252


1 x ASRock 990FX Extreme9 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157358


1 x AMD FX-9590 Vishera 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W Eight-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition FD9590FHHKWOF
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113347


5 x Cooler Master JetFlo 120 - POM Bearing 120mm Red LED High Performance Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, ...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103190


1 x bgears b-PWM 140 Red 140mm Red LED PWM technology mini 4 pin 4 wire 2 ball bearing high speed high performance 15 ...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835132030


1 x 200mm LED Fan on/off for Cosmos II & Stryker / Trooper
http://www.cmstore-u...-oem-packaging/


Cooler Master Nepton 280L - PC CPU Liquid Water Cooling System, All-In-One Kit with 280mm Radiator and 2 JetFlo Fans
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B00HEYRS5K/


Enermax Platimax 1350W 89+ EPS 12V Modular PSU 240-Pin 1600 Power Supply, EPM1350EWT
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B008PSEMTY/


Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 2400 MHz (PC3-19200) Desktop Memory CMD32GX3M4A2400C10
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B00A6JFWNA/


ASUS Computer International Direct Blu-Ray Writer BW-16D1HT
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B00DWFPDJI/


Logitech MK710 Wireless Desktop Mouse and Keyboard Combo
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B0036E8V08/


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 12grams with ArctiClean 120ml Kit (Includes 2 30ml ArctiClean 1 and 2 30ml ArctiClean 2) with Bonus DB Roth Microfibe
http://www.amazon.co...uct/B001RUEKNA/


Plus, I may be interested in getting some new BitFenix Alchemy Multisleeved Cables,
or some of BitFenix Alchemy Multisleeved Extension Cables as I may need for my PC.
http://www.bitfenix..../alchemy-cables
http://www.amazon.co...cable extension
That is because the cables on that Enermax Platimax 1350 PSU might be
a little on the short side for reaching everything inside a very big PC case.


What I already have now, are my graphics card, and that is
a Sapphire Radeon HD 6990, a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD,
and a 3TB hard disk drive, a Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 HDD,
HUA723030ALA640 (0F12456), 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache,
SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise HDD, and a Blu-ray optical drive.

Come to think of it, I probably should keep my current optical drive,
so that I will have two optical drives, this is the one I have now, here:

LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106348

Will this be alright in my rig setup as shown above, or out of place?
I mean I will be getting the ASUS Blu-ray drive as listed, this will be
a second optical drive, this Lite-On won't be my only optical drive.

I'm still not sure concerning any need I may have for extension cables.

The fans as listed are for replacing many of the included fans, with either,
higher air flow (CFM) fans, most importantly, or also ones with red LED's.

Future plans to add to this for further upgrades, a dual GPU Radeon R9 card,
and possibly at some time (when available), 64 GB RAM, as 4 x 16 GB RAM,
this is supported by my motherboard, but good luck trying to find any yet. NOT!


Any useful or helpful feedback or input concerning my choice and combination of items is welcome, thank you.


It would appear that you are intent on purchasing exactly what you have your mind set upon so can I ask why you actually post your topic here on GTG :unsure:
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Now I would have to agree with you about it not being worth much to post here.
Especially since I said from the start I already purchased, not, "purchasing".
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Now I would have to agree with you about it not being worth much to post here.
Who has suggested such a thing.

Especially since I said from the start I already purchased, not, "purchasing".
And so what was the purpose of your OP, Machiavelli`s answer to your topic was in good faith having recently completed his own new build himself and so he offered his take on your parts, please keep in mind that not everyone that posts on forums has the same financial resources that others may have and nine out of ten times they are young members with part time jobs hoping to build a computer capable of playing Skyrim on ultra settings albeit on a budget of $500 or less.


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I appreciate your feedback, Machiavelli. Thank you.


This was my reply to Machiavelli. Not anything wrong with it at all.

Same thing for my post immediately after that one. Giving more info.
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Now I would have to agree with you about it not being worth much to post here.
Who has suggested such a thing.

Especially since I said from the start I already purchased, not, "purchasing".
And so what was the purpose of your OP, Machiavelli`s answer to your topic was in good faith having recently completed his own new build himself and so he offered his take on your parts, please keep in mind that not everyone that posts on forums has the same financial resources that others may have and nine out of ten times they are young members with part time jobs hoping to build a computer capable of playing Skyrim on ultra settings albeit on a budget of $500 or less.


Now you're just bickering.
I grow weary of this and this site has lost interest and value for me.
I am out of here, goodbye, I am sorry I joined or posted here. Thanks.
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