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Chris Chang Jul 01, 2009, 09:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 01, 2009, 09:54am EDT

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Well hey i'm new as you can see.

Well with all the compatability issues n what not iv'e been looking towards building a p.c. why? i have spare money my current rig isn't all that decent and what not.

Lets start off first im looking towards

CPU
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681910368...k=Callisto

MOBO
ECS BLACK SERIES A790GXM-AD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135236

i am not positive that this mobo will be compatible

GPU
Nvidia 9800 GT 512 MB GDDR3 ( already have.)

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148373



as a first time builder i have troubles deciding what case will fit these considering my gfx card is huge, and what psu will fit the case and also fit my mobo. case with many fans to increase air flow or with many fans attachable ;) ( also need a CD-ROM)

p.c. use mainly gaming


please help :)

my budget is around 700-1000

forgot to mention i already have 4 GB DDR3 1333



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Bungle Jul 01, 2009, 11:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 01, 2009, 11:21am EDT

 
>> Re: First time builder
Assuming you're just trying to build a new tower and that you don't need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc... with a budget of $700-1000 you could build a faster system.... heres how I would do it.

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X - $139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 - $139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009

RAM: 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC 1333MHz DDR3 - $64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227293

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148373

OS: Vista Home Premium x64 OEM - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

DVDR: Lite-On Black SATA - $26 x2 ($52)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Case: Lian Li PC-60BPlusII W - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112116

Video Card: keep that 9800GT $0

Total Cost: $845

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Chris Chang Jul 01, 2009, 11:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
ive liked the 3.1 dual cores since i used it once at a buddies house, it ran amazingly not over-clocked. was very impressed by the performance. really recommend the triple core?

Bungle Jul 01, 2009, 12:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
Absolutely, I've got an X3 720 BE in a secondary system that my GF uses for gaming, it runs great. Even in cases where a program is only coded to use 2 cores it helps because the OS can run all its background stuff on the 3rd core. With mine I just set the mulitplier to 16 up from 14 and it runs at 3.2GHz without a hitch, I would highly recommend that processor to anyone on a budget.

Core i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz | Corsair H110 | Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H | 32GB 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance
2x EVGA GTX 780 SLI | 256GB OCZ Vector SSD | 4TB Hitachi 7K4000
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Corsair 650D | Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Chris Chang Jul 01, 2009, 12:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
Thanks appreciate it. Time to start ordering parts ;D

Michael C Jul 01, 2009, 12:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Bungle Jul 01, 2009, 12:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
Is that HD better? I don't know, I usually just buy two of whatever the most current raptor drive is when I need more space but that won't fit in his budget. :)

Core i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz | Corsair H110 | Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H | 32GB 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance
2x EVGA GTX 780 SLI | 256GB OCZ Vector SSD | 4TB Hitachi 7K4000
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Michael C Jul 01, 2009, 01:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 01, 2009, 01:14pm EDT

 
>> Re: First time builder
Read up on that one man, I just ordered it from Newegg also. It's fast as a raptor.

Check out this thread:

http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/74442/

Chris Chang Jul 01, 2009, 01:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
i don't need 1TB i can settle with a lil over 500.

Bungle Jul 01, 2009, 01:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
well... maybe its data transfer rate is comparable, but its in the seek time department where the Raptor really shines. No other [mechanical] SATA hard drive comes close.

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Corsair AX1200 PSU | Corsair 650D | Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Michael C Jul 01, 2009, 01:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
I'm saying get that over the Barracuda is all...

habs fan Jul 01, 2009, 03:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Personally, I'd stay away from ECS boards. I used a couple several years back & the quality was dogsh**t. Had to disable almost all of the onboard stuff (Serial, parallel, etc.) just to get rid of the IRQ conflicts. Battery also died in both boards within 3 weeks.

kOrny Jul 02, 2009, 04:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: First time builder
ive used many ecs boards over the past 5 years and have never had any problems. I recently bought one for a computer i put together for my aunt and uncle and it works fine.


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