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Old 06-07-2010, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying Parts, need a compatibility check!

Trotter was nice enough to find me this sweet combo deal and select some other parts for me and before I buy this I wanted to make sure that everything would work together. I, frankly, don't know too much about this and wanted to run it through since I'm being anal about all of this.

1. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
2. ASUS Socket AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785TD-V EVO)
3. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST3100528AS) OEM
5. OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80Plus Certified Modular Active PFX PSU (Model: OCZ700MZSP)
6. Thermaltake Element G Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: VL10001W2Z)


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

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no one has any idea?
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Default Re: Buying Parts, need a compatibility check!

I also would like some input on this build, I'm looking at the same combo.

Looking for a sub $1000 system, all components + monitor + keyboard + mouse

- The above 6 item combo
- Random DVD burner
- Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
- Newegg.com - SAMSUNG P2250 Rose Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 50000:1(1000:1)
- Randome keyboard and mouse combo

Any input on the monitor? The build is mostly for my brother who is a big gamer, every and any game he can get his hands on. No OS needed, he's working for Microsoft and gets his software there.

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What about this i5 combo as a comparisson:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.407840
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Buying Parts, need a compatibility check!

don't know much about the monitor, but for the rig itself, what about this?
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totals $775 + shipping.

you'll notice that with this build (compared to that 1st combo), you'll lose 2 cores and some storage space amongst other things, but overall this would be a more powerful gaming rig.

just another option to consider (for both you guys, and yes Emptyvoid all the parts that Trotter suggested would work together).
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Default Re: Buying Parts, need a compatibility check!

Nice finds....took a look myself and maybe change just a couple little things for a mobo with 2 pci-e slots.

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What do you think now? Any holes...improvements? Again, gaming is probably the biggest push for him. He also does a lot of programming, is working for microsoft for the summer as an intern. But that doesn't demand much right?
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for gaming, it's lookin good.

honestly though, i have no idea if he'll have issues or not doing this "programming" you speak of on a rig like that .
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The power supply I got was OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

My question is that this powersupply has three main sections of cables coming out of it. It has a 20pin +4 pin connector which fits fine on the 24 pin connector on my mobo. Then there is a 4 pin 12V connector and an 8 pin 12 v connector. My question is, my mobo only has room for the 4 pin 12 V connector, is it normal to have the 8 pin 12 v connector just not being used? I just found it strange but there's absolutely no where it seems it can fit on the mobo. Here is the motherboard by the way if it helps.

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yea thats fine.

they give you the option of using either connection because some mobos use the 4 pin and others use the 8 pin.
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yea thats fine.

they give you the option of using either connection because some mobos use the 4 pin and others use the 8 pin.
Thanks for the very quick response muffin man! First time putting a computer together, its complicated but makes sense at the same time.
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Realized the molex connector needs to go into the PSU and if i read the mobo manual correctly, it shouldn't really matter where i put the usb cables.

The molex cable is too short to reach the PSU...trying to figure out how the **** to make it reach.
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