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Old 12-13-2009, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! I'm going to be buying and building a new pc. I'm not sure if all these components will be compatible so I needs some advise and help. My budget is $900 as I need to buy two sets of computers. I'm open for suggestions and better prices Thank you!

Case:
APEX Vortex 3620 SGCC - $39.99

Power Supply:
A-Power AK 800W 20+4-pin ATX PSU w/SATA & PCIe - $43.99 + Shipping = $53.61

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHZ - $195.99

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX $129.99

Memory:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - $95.99

Video Card:
XFX RadeonHD 4890 1 GB DDR5 - $194.99

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM - $99.99

Optical Drive:
Sony Optiarc Black 24X 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - $26.99

Total: $866.10 (Tax & Shipping Included)
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Invest more in a power supply:
Such as this one:

Amazon.com: Antec EA500 ATX 12V 500W Power Supply for ATX Cases: Computer & Accessories

Only buy new.

Or refer to the guide linked in my signature for more suggestions.
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Yeah spend a little extra on you PSU it will be worth it if you decide to upgrade you system. Also Newegg has got you CPU for the same price
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail

and their RMA's and customer service are way easier to deal with than Amazon and all your stuff will come from on place so you will only have to pay shipping costs once.
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Try to get a 5 series card if you can such as the 5770.
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
I like asus, but there are cheaper ones like the HIS. If it was me I would rather go with the 5 series for better power consumption and dx11. But the 4890 will work too if you want and It is slightly better then the 5770.
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Thanks for the replies!

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Invest more in a power supply:
Such as this one:

Amazon.com: Antec EA500 ATX 12V 500W Power Supply for ATX Cases: Computer & Accessories

Only buy new.

Or refer to the guide linked in my signature for more suggestions.
Well, I don't really want to spend too much on a power supply since I don't think it's necessary.

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Yeah spend a little extra on you PSU it will be worth it if you decide to upgrade you system. Also Newegg has got you CPU for the same price
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail

and their RMA's and customer service are way easier to deal with than Amazon and all your stuff will come from on place so you will only have to pay shipping costs once.
I know Newegg has the same CPU for the same price. The only problem is that I will have to pay tax while in Amazon, I don't need to and I'm already buying stuff from Amazon.

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Try to get a 5 series card if you can such as the 5770.
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
I like asus, but there are cheaper ones like the HIS. If it was me I would rather go with the 5 series for better power consumption and dx11. But the 4890 will work too if you want and It is slightly better then the 5770.
Now that I looked more into this, I found out that I need a D-SUB port since my monitor is old. I'm thinking of changing to a 5 series since there's the DX11. This one: ASUS EAH5750 FORMULA/2DI/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP - $149.99

Opinions?

Also, will the graphics card that is PCI Express 2.1 x16 work with the motherboard?

Edit: There's an adapter for DVI/D-SUB. I found that out just now. I'm not sure.. the 5 series is tempting because of the power usage and DX11, but the 4890 has a better performance =/
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The 5750 is a bigger step down from the one that I linked you to. I wouldn't suggest going lower then the 5770 with your budget. And yes almost all modern day GPU's come with adapters.
If you could squeeze it into your budget and find it, the 5850 is a beast of a card and is way better then the 4890 and also is within 1-2 fps of the 5870 on many games according to some reviews.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
This could be difficult for you to fit in your budget though, the 5770 is a decent card.

5770.
-Less power consumption
-Greater overclockability
-Crossfire scaling
-dx11 <- the big one.

It can be thought of as a remade 4870 1gb with all the new advantages.
techPowerUp :: HIS Radeon HD 5770 1 GB Review :: Page 30 / 34

It does perform below the 4890 by a little bit. But with its overclockability and future driver updates I consider it the better buy. I think it costs less then the 4890 as well.
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FatedOne: the power supply is single most important part in the entire computer.

A good heart is to a human is what a good power supply is to a computer.

Spend more and do not buy a crappy one.


There are many good choices, if you would just look at the guide in my signature.
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Newegg doesn't normally have taxes, I never have had to pay any at least.
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Newegg doesn't normally have taxes, I never have had to pay any at least.
If you live in NJ you have to pay taxes when buying from newegg.
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