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Old 07-11-2011, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am building my first computer and I am a little confused. This is what I have so far.
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

I will mainly be playing games like Wow and possibly Diablo 3 in the future. I am not sure if this build is optimal or if it will work together. I was also considering picking up an intel sandybridge because it doesn't require a graphics card but I have heard that the graphics capabilities are not all that great. Thank you for your time. Help would be much appreciated.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727 forgot the cpu
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First of all, get a WD Caviar Black. It will boost your game's loading performance.

Don't use onboard graphics if you are playing games. Most likely, it is shared with your system RAM.

As for graphic card, I am unsure, but 460 is last gen.
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Ok thank you so much for replying. So I will be getting Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive. And What do you recommend for a graphics card that will work well with this motherboard/Build. Thank you.

What do you think of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130571
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If you're going to go with the Crosshair board, you might as well get the newest AM3+ Crosshair V for $15 more. I'd go with the Asus Sabertooth, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 or a cheaper board, personally.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130660

That's more capable. It's newest gen, and it's roughly same price.
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Ok lets say i get Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard . What graphics card would work well with this motherboard? Thank you.
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The graphic card he posted above will work well with either AMD or Intel. There's not really a difference.
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As long as you get a PCI-Express x16 card, any graphics card will work. I'm partial to AMD, because, well I'm a fanboy, but Nvidia has powerful cards. Plus you can do either SLI or CrossFire if you want more graphics processing down the road. The Sabertooth looks like a very good foundation for future upgrades.
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Ok so this is the current build. Do you think there is anything I can tweak or is it ready to order?

Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Also I dont know what the PCI-Express x16 card is so if you could link one it that would be great. Also I just remembered that I need a wireless card, which one would you recommend? If there is anything else that I am missing from my order please tell me. Thank you so much for the help
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The PCI-Express X16 is the bus type of the graphics card.

I would personally switch from the 460 to a 6850. Same price, better performance. Newegg.com - 6850

I'm not sure, but I think you'll need this : Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems Not the upgrade. Someone clarify this please?

I'd go with this RAM : Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR It's faster. $3 more.

Are you wanting a USB or PCI wireless card? I'll suggest getting one with external antennae, both USB and PCI have them. They make for better reception. Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-N300X IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless Adapter (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps Wireless Download Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, WPA PSK and WPA2 PSK (TKIP and AES) Vista/Win7 That's what I have, and I get perfect reception. I've only had it a week or two, and I'm only like 30 ft. from my router, so...
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Can you give the specific link for the 6850 cause there are different ones and I'm not sure which one to get?
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