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Old 08-26-2010, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please help and rate my first computer build

I believe I have everything needed to build my PC. I am just looking for any suggestions on better equipment for a cheaper price or switching out equipment that does not have the best history when it comes to longevity or performance. Thank you ahead of time for anyone that helps.

Case
Newegg.com - HEC 6C60BS Black / Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Motherboard
Newegg.com - MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Video Card
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power Supply
Newegg.com - hec HP585D 585W ATX12V Power Supply - No Power Cord - Power Supplies

Processor
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGMBOX

Ram
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Hard Drive
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Burner
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc 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 CD/DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DO NOT GET THAT CASE!! :P

Newegg.com - Sunbeam VentMax IC-VM-BK Black Interior SGCC 0.6mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 5PCS Case Fans and a Fan Controller
<--- Get this case...4-120mm fans, 1-80mm fan, 6 expansion slots...$19 after mail in rebate (your case had 1 fan...dont get that lol!)

Get 4 of these, too!! ----->
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CG-GP 120mm Green LED Case Fan
<--- best case fans on earth...pumps 90 cubic feet per minute, silent, only $10 each

Newegg.com - OCZ 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV6GK
<--- AWESOME DEAL! 6GB!! (woohoo!), DDR3 @ 1600mhz, TRIPLE CHANNEL (woot!) $119 after mail in rebate

Newegg.com - ePOWER EP-450CD 450W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V Modular Power Supply - Power Supplies
<--- LOL I just found this thing...It's a brand new device and looks awesome! Basically it is a 4-way crossfire/SLI power supply expander that adds 450watts to your current power supply and supports up to 4-way crossfire/SLI for only $20 (basically you could keep your old power supply or get a totally cheap one and use this thingie to support 2-way crossfire for that mobo you have.)

Newegg.com - HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 &#40;Juniper XT&#41; 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w&#47; Eyefinity
<--- same type of card (5770) exact same price, this one has a higher clock rate than the sapphire one you have (I'm pretty sure...newegg didn't say what clock rate your card had...might want to be sure you get the best available and stick with this one)

Other than that your computer config looks good...if you wanted to spend a little more cash, you could upgrade to this if you really wanted to :
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
<--- 64mb cache, sata 6gb/s, $89

-Thal
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - OCZ 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV6GK
<--- AWESOME DEAL! 6GB!! (woohoo!), DDR3 @ 1600mhz, TRIPLE CHANNEL (woot!) $119 after mail in rebate
the set could run in triple channel but his board doesn't support it, no amd board does, only intel's x58 chipset boards. if he got that set, the ram would run in single channel.

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Newegg.com - ePOWER EP-450CD 450W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V Modular Power Supply - Power Supplies
<--- LOL I just found this thing...It's a brand new device and looks awesome! Basically it is a 4-way crossfire/SLI power supply expander that adds 450watts to your current power supply and supports up to 4-way crossfire/SLI for only $20 (basically you could keep your old power supply or get a totally cheap one and use this thingie to support 2-way crossfire for that mobo you have.)
i don't see where you're seeing that this thing says it will support 4 way sli or xfire, but for $20 it's probably too good to be true.

@ kentucky,

the case is mostly personal preference, but for the money, the case Thal suggested looks good, it should provide decent airflow as it is.

the hec psu is crap, it's not a good brand. you don't want to skimp out on the psu, it's basically the heart of your system.
Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 &#47; EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
i would get atleast this one.

and for $1 more, get this set of ram instead
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model 996679
runs at the same speed as the g.skills with better timings.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol muffin man u were right about the triple/quad channel memory not working...as I recall some tech guy said you could...I guess I misread what he said..."quad channel will run in dual channel motherboards, but only in dual channel" hehe

Also, for :
Newegg.com - ePOWER EP-450CD 450W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V Modular Power Supply - Power Supplies
Look for the description of the 6-pin connectors and the 6+2 pin connectors...thats what you plug into multiple GPUs...Also, also (hehe) if that thing really does support 4-way crossfire you could save around $200-$300 instead of buying a $300-$400 PSU that had 8 6-pin connectors for those insane GPUs that need 2 6-pins. $19 is great...Now I have seen another better quality one that was $50...but if that one works and is only $19 thats pretty dang sweet IMO.

Also, also, also!!! (muhaha)

Memory :
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model 998947
<--- booyah! 6gb (3x2gb), dual channel DDR3 ram @ 1600mhz, $149



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Old 08-30-2010, 07:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Also, for :
Newegg.com - ePOWER EP-450CD 450W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V Modular Power Supply - Power Supplies
Look for the description of the 6-pin connectors and the 6+2 pin connectors...thats what you plug into multiple GPUs...Also, also (hehe) if that thing really does support 4-way crossfire you could save around $200-$300 instead of buying a $300-$400 PSU that had 8 6-pin connectors for those insane GPUs that need 2 6-pins. $19 is great...Now I have seen another better quality one that was $50...but if that one works and is only $19 thats pretty dang sweet IMO.

Also, also, also!!! (muhaha)

Memory :
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model 998947
<--- booyah! 6gb (3x2gb), dual channel DDR3 ram @ 1600mhz, $149



-Thal
That ePOWER is just a Booster and I would have to call it a waste of money.

That Mushkin Memory is rated at cas 7 but the other latency timings are horrid. And it's a triple channel kit which he doesn't need. For that system he would want a 4GB (2x2GB) or a 8GB(4x2GB) kit. With a dual channel motherboard you want to populate the slots in multiples of (2) not (3). It has 4 memory slots so you use 2 slots or 4 slots.
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