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Old 11-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Building my first desktop, is there anyone that can help me?

Originally Posted by Notedog View Post
Thanks so much for the help. This is what I came up with

Processor- AMD Phenom II - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

the problem is, I want a mother board that has at least one USB 3.0, and an HDMI port. I can't find a mother board that goes along with this one that has that. Also, the reason I chose this one is because I want something that's cool and quiet. Am I on the right track? I feel like once I've chosen a processor and motherboard I can figure everything else out. Have you got any recommendations?

edit- hows this? - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Also, I need wifi in my machine. How do I know if my motherboard will accept a wifi card?

Edit 2- Ah, I see that it has 4 PCi slots.
This A10 quad is actually faster than the Phenom 2 965, and has a built in DX11 Radeon GPU in it. So try this setup for size which is in your budget.

CPU: - AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D AD580KWOHJBOX

Motherboard: - ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM: - Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

PSU: - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

BDROM: - LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Model ihes112-04 - Blu-Ray Drives

HDD+ SSD: - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064B/WW 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I know the board doesn't have an HDMI port, but you can get an adapter for that. If you absolutely need an HDMI then we can drop the SSD for a better board. I wouldn't though.
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