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Old 01-19-2011, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Going to start putting first build together soon.... Looking for hints and tips....

Hello, thanks to the help of you guys and also reading lots of old posts and such, I'm almost ready to start putting together my first computer. I just have to wait for a few more parts to get here and then find the time.... LOL I have experience installing new hardware here and there and also re installing windows, but have never completly built a computer......

I'm just wondering if there are any small things I'm overlooking that I might need, such as cables, screws, etc, etc ,etc. And I'm also looking for any hints or tips for a first timmer



Also I'm wondering if the heat sink compound that came on my AMD cooler is good enough, or should I buy a little tube of that silver stuff from newegg??? I might mess with overclocking a bit, but nothing major, but I figured if I can get the processor to run cooler it may be worth it???

I'm also planning on adding a 2nd DVD drive later on, a nice graphics card when I get the money, and maybe another 8gb of ram eventually.



Here is what I'll have for my build:



OS- Windows 7 pro 64gb

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems



Mobo- ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard





Processor- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

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





Ram- CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9





Power Supply- CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W

Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply



Hard drive- Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



Case- Rosewill Blackbone

Newegg.com - Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case





DVD-R - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R

Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners



Then I decided to get a new LED LCD ASUS 23.6" monitor and hold off on getting a graphics card for now.

Newegg.com - ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 (ASCR)



I already have a HDMI cable, keyboard, mouse, nice surge protector.



Thanks for the help guys!


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I would spend a few more $$$ and get this memory. They have the same latencies (9,9,9,24) but run faster, 1600 MHz instead of 1333 MHz. And there rated to run at 1.5v whereas the Corsairs are rated at 1.5v-1.65v (they may run at 1.5v but you may have to increase the volts to 1.65v)
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you think the 1333mhz will hurt me too much???

Because I already bought it, I got a good deal on the psu and ram with a combo deal. With both rebates and $25 discount I was able to aford the better psu and 8 gigs of ram.

I won't be gaming mostly surfing plus web design doing some photo & a little video editing, plus some 3d modeling now and then.

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