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Old 02-13-2011, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, Super Noob Sparco here with a plea due to general noobishness. Here goes:

So i have been a LONG time reader and seeker of knowledge on Tech Forums and a first time poster so when i tell you that i value and trust what you wonderful fellows say enough to spend money on it, i mean it . so thank you in advance. ok i am building my first desktop and i have some questions, no idea if they are nooby or not. heres my list of "to be bought" so far:

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
KINGWIN LZG-700 GOLD 700W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply.
HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Ram - ????????

So my questions are these:
1) Is my system powerful enough to stay "current" for a year or so?
2) Is my system compatible so far??
3) Watts, do i have enough/too little?
4) Power(processor/ram) Enough/too little?
5) Good Mobo for the setup i have/want?
6)What friggin memory do i buy!?(Asus website says "Service Unavailable" on the memory support tab) I want 8gb please.

Also i am torn between the AMD Phenom II X6 3.0GHz and the AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 3.4GHz. Which is Better???

I will be using this system mainly as an everyday desktop with some avi-ipod video conversion, little bit of starcraft 2 and a night light when i get a case filled with led fans. i am building this system more powerful than i need in anticipation for keeping it a long time. again let me kiss you butts in advance and let you know that i really appreciate you all helping a guy out. Thank you!

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It's not a bad go at it. Iyt'll be a good setup for a few years... The gpu is a lower end one, in gaming performance, but a deccent gpu.

Though the psu is unknown, and honestly unless you plan an Xfire/SLI setup a touch over, but not bad.

Well, on the cpu, 6 cores verses 4 cores. I'd go with the x6 as it has the more cores to eventually convert better.

The Black is for more overclocking features, so unless you plan crazy overclocks not big thing.

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Kingwin makes good power supplies

I would look at this memory. - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

or this for just a little more. - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBRM
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