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Old 12-04-2009, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum. I am planning on building my first computer and i have picked out the parts already. I was hoping somebody was able to tell me if the parts i have chosen are compatible and if this will be a good rig to play games on. Suggestions on cutting down cost are appreciated. I will most likely be playing mmorpgs and Starcraft 2 when that comes out. Thanks in advance.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case at TigerDirect.com

ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

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GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty at TigerDirect.com

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-826-_-Product

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657 - Desktop Memory

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can anyone help me with my first build?

well ,

Try this setup -
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GIGABYTE P55-UD3R Intel P55 Chipset Socket 1156 , 4x DDR3-2000 , PCI-E x16 , GBLan , 10 x SATA , Hardware Raid, Dual Bios ,14 USB 2.0 , 2 7 0 $199.00 +gst

OR

MBDGBM0201 GIGABYTE P55A-UD3R USB3.0 & SATA3 DDR3 2200+, 12 phase power, Ultra Durable 3, 3X USB power, Support ATI CrossFireX, DualBIOS, SATA Raid Rea
Processor - Intel i5 , this will give you more speed and productivity .


The first one is less expensive
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Ram - any ram is fine . as long as its ddr3 4GB (Corsair recommended)
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HDD- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5" internal SATA 16MB Cach 7200 RPM (ST3500418AS)

would be good ..
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Case - Leave the Cooler Master ,but it already comes with 640 Watt power supply doesnt it ?
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Powersupply - Buy a 640 Watt , or if there is one in the case then leave that.



Hope that helped .

Thanks.
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First of all, what's your budget?
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This board says 5 sata 3.0 slots, but I'm having a hard time locating them in the picture? Nevermind, I see 4 of them are stacked and facing foward. Anyway, what will you be using for a cd\dvd burner?
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the prompt replies.

epicrussian - thanks for the suggestion, but the board doesn't support my AMD CPU.

farinha - my budget is $1000, a little over is fine

septic - i figured i'd just get any nice rated DVD/CD drive on newegg.com since i haven't had any issues with them before or will i be better off with a more expensive one? any suggestions>
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septic - i figured i'd just get any nice rated DVD/CD drive on newegg.com since i haven't had any issues with them before or will i be better off with a more expensive one? any suggestions>
Any $30 dvd-burner should be fine. Just get a good brand name like lite-on, samsung, asus, or LG.
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Default Re: Can anyone help me with my first build?

Here are some better power supply choices:

OCZ Fatal1ty Series Power Supply - 550-Watt, PCI-Express, SATA, ATX at TigerDirect.com

Enermax ETK500AWT Tomahawk 500 Watt Power Supply - 500-Watts, ATX at TigerDirect.com


Silverstone Strider ST50F ATX 500-Watt Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

Or view the power supply guide linked in my signature for more..
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for that price range, i would go with an i5 cpu over the phenom ii.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
and a mobo to support it, will also support dual gfx cards should you want to in the future.
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

also, you really wont need a 2gig gfx card, a better gpu will give you more performance than just more memory. for around the same price, i would get this instead.
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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thanks for the advice muffin man!
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for that price range, i would go with an i5 cpu over the phenom ii.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
and a mobo to support it, will also support dual gfx cards should you want to in the future.
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

also, you really wont need a 2gig gfx card, a better gpu will give you more performance than just more memory. for around the same price, i would get this instead.
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
just wanna ask why i5 than phenom 955? coz other people kept sayin
phenom has a better quality in term of gaming.
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