AMD System build 1500-1600


Jul 28, 2011
I'm trying to build the best AMD gaming rig that I can for 1500-1600. Crossfire will be included, any suggestions would be helpful :kaola: - ASUS 24X DVD Burner = 20$ - COOLER MASTER HAF X = 190$ - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 x 2 = 120$ - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD = 194$ - XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 x 2 = 389$ - CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W = 129$ - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 = 189$ - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit = 94$ - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 = 28$ - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB = 60$

All around and under 1500$ - I'm trying to get the best for the money :p


Apr 11, 2011
Bad "best for the money" choices...

Starting with the CPU. It's not worth buying 1100T. Buy 1090T, same processor and thank to unlock multiplier you can turn him to 1100T. Profit: 20$

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Same with motherboard. You are paying the fancy stuff and product name than the actual capabilities of the motherboard! Not saying Crosshair IV is bad of course but it's not the "best for the money" choice. On the other hand, Gigabyte offers a motherboard with the newest 990FX chipset and the same features at lowest price! Profit: 45$

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Why 2 6870 and not a powerful 6950 2GB? You will still be able to play everything at max settings, without worrying about temperatures, heat or drivers. Profit : 120$

PowerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

As a result, you don't need such big case..Profit: 140$

Antec One Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Neither such big PSU.. Profit:45$

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

And a cheaper kit of 8GB 1600MHz RAM

Kingston HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX

With the saved money get a SSD. That's what I call best for money !


Jan 1, 2011

first off why amd?
the i5 2500k is the best gaming cpu one the market. im pretty sure you can get 2 560 ti's and an ssd in there for 1500$

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