My first new build AMD


Aug 12, 2011
Motherboard - AMD 990FX - $139-189

CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz - $190
or AMD bulldozer Zambezi fx 8110 - $320

Graphic - GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit - $314.99 - Rebate $290

Momory - Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 12800) - $64 w/ rebate

OS & app: Agility 3 120GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5"- $160 w/ rebate at micro center

Storage drive - RAID 10 HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723015BLA642 (0F12114) 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s - $65 x 4= $260

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 - $140

Power - COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W - $80 w/ rebate

LG CD/DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22LP21 LightScribe Support - OEM - $22

Heat Sink - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler - $70

Around: $1570

May want to overlocking in the future, should I get a water cooling? also will add extra ram on thanksgiving sale.


Tip: If you are going to go for an AMD Build, It's 100% worth the extra for bulldozer, If you deny then get Sandy Bridge which is equivalent or better then a similar priced bulldozer. I5-2500k Is 20-25% stronger then the x6/x4 any day... (Haven't seen bd benches yet)

PSU: Seems okay, make sure it's 80+ certified
DVD: Good.
Heatsink: Don't buy overpriced ***, go for the cm hyper plus especially since it's your first build... Hardcore OC = not the thing for first timers...
Storage: RAID? Sure if you want to. I personally would get a samsung spinpoint + SSD....

Graphics: Mehh it's okay. I would get a Radeon 6950 (just me)



to add to what hes saying, the 2500K beats the 1100T in EVERYTHING including heavily threaded applications: