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Old 01-20-2010, 02:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a newbie looking to build a computer. I have assembled a build on Newegg, and I am asking if you could rate it or tell me about any hardware conflicts I didn't catch or recommend something better. Thanks, here it is:
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Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80616I3530 - Retail
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Intel BOXDP55WB LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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JATON VIDEO-PX558-DT GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL6D-8GBMQ - Retail
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APEVIA X-ALIEN MX-ALIEN-BK/500 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W Dual Fan W/ Automatic Fan Speed Control. ... - Retail
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SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA - Retail
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Open Box: LG 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20
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Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
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$29.99 -$5.00 Instant $24.99
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Incompatibilities:
Motherboard uses DDR3 memory and you have DDR2.
IDE optical and it doesn't look like your motherboard has any IDE ports.

Recommendations:
I think its a better idea for you to go with AMD with your budget. Get a Phenom II quad core on the AM3 socket. 8gigs of memory seem a bit much, 4GBs are good enough for most people. The video card you chose is abismal! If you're gaming get at least a 4850. And definitely don't get the power supply combo'd with that case. Apevia makes poor PSUs, you should get one from a reputable brand like Antec or corsair, or similar.

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Old 01-20-2010, 03:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hi there

I'm not a really pro myself but my opinions/suggestions are these.. (newbie)

1. First of all, what is the purpose of this computer? Gaming? General Usage? Are you a Heavy - Multi - tasker?

2. Well, I'll just assume that you are building this system for gaming..
If it is for gaming your build should be focusing on certain other parts than the parts you are spending
a LOT of money on..

FIrst, I think you are spending too much money on following things - CPU, Motherboard, RAM
If this system is truly for gaming you should focus on the video card, not the CPU or RAM that much

I also do not know what your budget is but based on your build right now it is around $750
which is mid - low level budget

I suggest buying a AMD based CPU because they may give less performance but they are WAY cheaper than intel... For a build around $700, AMD based CPU is the way to go really..

I do not really suggest buying the INTEL motherboards.. I dunno.. I've never really read SUPER positive reviews on the Intel motherboards really... I also think that they are a bit overpriced and the layouts aren't that amazing or satisfying for me..
I would rather suggest you go for other manufacturers such as ASUS, Gigabyte, foxconn or MSI - they make pretty good mobos for reasonable price around 100 bux or less..

Also I just realized that that mobo only supports i7 and i5 and also p55 boards only support DDR3
which means that u can't use DDR2 Ram on it...


Thirdly, I don't think you will need 8 gigs of ram.. 4 GB of Ram will do you good.. I mean if you are not planning to use this system for a server, 8gb of RAM is just a waste of money..


Also, I don't know about the case, (Apevia is pretty decent) but I recommend getting a separate PSU for that case.. Apevia's PSUs are not very reliable imo... I would suggest you rather shoot for psus from Corsair, OCZ, Antec.. they make very good psus and you can find really good ones with good price for 500w - 600w

I dont really recommend you buying the Rosewill so called "premium computer tool kit"
When I first built my pc, I didn't use any tools.. I only used all the parts that came with the hardware
and did not encounter any problems watsoever.. Most of the cases right now are tool less designs
so I dont think you will need to shell out 30 bux for a computer tool kit...



Again I'm not sure wat the purpose of this system is so I may be making wrong assumptions..
sorry about that If i did X_X
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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video card,
you are building a nice computer, why put in a old outdated video card. if you cant afford the better video card yet save your money and buy a better video card . maybe $50.00 more than what you chose.

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what are you going to be using this rig for?
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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0/10
with those parts, won't even turn on
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot for all your help. I am going to pick out totally new parts. I think I will go the AMD route, and I do intend on a better video card, case and power supply. I am still questionable about the RAM, however I think you guys know best. So in that case maybe 4GB is plenty.
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you didn't quite say what you're using this system for; but if you're a general multi-tasker, gamer, etc; then 4GB is enough. If you do hardcore graphic design or 3D work or stuff like that then maybe you'll benefit from higher amount of ram.
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