HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????! - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-03-2009, 01:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
philbar71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 4,533
Send a message via AIM to philbar71
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

well, you could go the intel route. the i5 can easily hit 4GHz. and plus the i5's are faster than the PII at stock speeds.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

and use the same ram i posted above.
__________________

__________________


The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD

SLI ON INTEL P45: http://www.techist.com/pc/f76/sli-intel-chipset-219886/

<<< i like rep :D
philbar71 is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
farinha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Portugal
Posts: 866
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

If you're going to overclock don't forget to buy a good after market sink.
__________________

__________________

ASUS P5P77D :: INTEL i5 750@3.6 GHz :: Asus HD4890 :: 4GB Gskill Ripjaw 1600MHz CL7 :: WD Black 1TB :: SSD OCZ Vertex2 60GB :: Corsair 750TX :: LG L204WT :: Windows 7 x64

<<<<<<<<<< If you think I've been helpful in anyway rep me :p
farinha is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 02:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
JamesMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alpha Centauri
Posts: 60
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

An aftermarket heatsink is not necessary if your only gonna push that phenom .2 GHz. If your looking to do some heavy OCing then it would be a good idea.
__________________
i7 920 @ 3.3Ghz ASUS P6T
GTX 285 WDCB 640GB
OCZ GOLD 6GB Thermalright 120 thingy

GOT URANIUM?
if you don't, click here http://www.unitednuclear.com/uranium.htm

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window - Steve Wozniak
JamesMW is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

so i should go with the 3.2?
znfrazier is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 03:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
philbar71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 4,533
Send a message via AIM to philbar71
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

^ you should really go with this. the i5 750 is good bit faster than the PII 965. and it overclocks alot better.

Quote:
Originally Posted by philbar71 View Post
well, you could go the intel route. the i5 can easily hit 4GHz. and plus the i5's are faster than the PII at stock speeds.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

and use the same ram i posted above.
__________________


The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD

SLI ON INTEL P45: http://www.techist.com/pc/f76/sli-intel-chipset-219886/

<<< i like rep :D
philbar71 is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 03:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

will my prior setup still work with the mobo and all the other stuff. im still don't know what RAM to get any suggestions
znfrazier is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
objecterror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 731
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

Quote:
Originally Posted by znfrazier View Post
will my prior setup still work with the mobo and all the other stuff. im still don't know what RAM to get any suggestions
A great way to pick up ram is by comparing the FSB on your chip to the clock of MHz on the RAM. My PC has a 1000Mhz(for example) but using RAM speeds of 533mhz or 667mhz puts more stress on the CPU reducing some performance.

Also, look into ECC ram, it's equiped with a 9th dimm chip for error checking parity. That way if a ram module produces a problem, the 9th chip will find the bad chip and report to the CPU not to use it. A great way of increasing the longevity of your computer.
__________________
"After it's all said and done, more will be said than done." -- Quote by Somebody

Steam @ objecterror
objecterror is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 04:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

so this would be acceptable 2 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Ascent Heatsink 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996622 - $209.98
znfrazier is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 04:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

Do you have all the complete links to your build? It looks really nice, and was wondering if I could use it, since I'm not getting any kind of help with mine...

Hey, this is my first build, I am not crazy about spending tons of money here, and its just mid-range. ATM I have pretty much everything sorted out, but I need help choosing compatible ram, I would only want 3gb max, because I bought Win7 32bit, due to compatibility problems.


If anyone could please help, offering possibly better options or helping me in any way, that would be great.

Also, if anyone can post a link to 2gb of compatible RAM that would be great!

My build


CASE & PSU: comes with 500W PS, very good deal.
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases - 79.99 (FS)

MOTHERBOARD: Very nice mobo, with 6 USB, Max RAM = 16gb
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3&#47;AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - 84.99 (FS)


PROCESSOR: Quad Core, 3.4ghz
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - 102 (FS)


VIDEO CARD: (Runs great on Windows 7) - 174.99 (FS)
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 &#40;Juniper XT&#41; 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

HARD DRIVE: 1TB
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 89.99 (FS)


The total ATM without RAM is around 580 dollars.
matteumayo is offline  
Old 11-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #20 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
objecterror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 731
Default Re: HELP ME!!! Is this a good and Compatible Build????!

Quote:
Originally Posted by matteumayo View Post
Do you have all the complete links to your build? It looks really nice, and was wondering if I could use it, since I'm not getting any kind of help with mine...

Hey, this is my first build, I am not crazy about spending tons of money here, and its just mid-range. ATM I have pretty much everything sorted out, but I need help choosing compatible ram, I would only want 3gb max, because I bought Win7 32bit, due to compatibility problems.


If anyone could please help, offering possibly better options or helping me in any way, that would be great.

Also, if anyone can post a link to 2gb of compatible RAM that would be great!

My build


CASE & PSU: comes with 500W PS, very good deal.
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases - 79.99 (FS)

MOTHERBOARD: Very nice mobo, with 6 USB, Max RAM = 16gb
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - 84.99 (FS)


PROCESSOR: Quad Core, 3.4ghz
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - 102 (FS)


VIDEO CARD: (Runs great on Windows 7) - 174.99 (FS)
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

HARD DRIVE: 1TB
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 89.99 (FS)


The total ATM without RAM is around 580 dollars.
What is your budget? What do you want to run? Are you going to use 64bit OS?

In the long run, I'd swap the 1TB drive for two smaller drives and run a RAID configuration. The 16GB capable motherboard is nice, but, are you going to use all that available resources for RAM ? More is always better, but that won't exceed your PC performance. Try maximum's of 8 GB if you're not going to run 64bit software.
__________________

__________________
"After it's all said and done, more will be said than done." -- Quote by Somebody

Steam @ objecterror
objecterror is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on a high-end build BradS New Systems | Building and Buying 13 10-23-2009 11:38 AM
Is this a good build? Finboy New Systems | Building and Buying 5 06-12-2009 05:31 PM
New i7 build - Need suggestions/feedback JeffK91 New Systems | Building and Buying 38 05-10-2009 10:52 PM
Need advice on 1st time budget build Dudeman System Upgrades 6 04-12-2009 06:29 PM
Help with my new Build tim333 New Systems | Building and Buying 33 04-09-2009 03:18 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.