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Old 04-09-2009, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I Need help on a first build.

I am attempting my first built ever any help is appreciated. The parts i am using are as fallows.

newegg.com Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

newegg.com EVGA 512-P3-N873-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI
Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (I'm getting two Video Cards)

newegg.com Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W Continuous Power ATX12V /
EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power
Supply - Retail

newegg.com Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Model BX80571E7400 - Retail

newegg.com Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100
Hard Drive - OEM

newegg.com COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-LB12-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

newegg.com Open Box: ASUS Striker II Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI
ATX Intel Motherboard

newegg.com OCZ Reaper HPC 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3
16000) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR2000LV6GK - Retail

so those are all the parts i have selected for my computer. now so that i just don't **** this thing up completely can you guys give it a quick look? i appreciate the help.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I Need help on a first build.

it might be just me, but I'd prefer a single powerful card vs multi-card

this is a same card as the 9800gtx+
but with free game and no rebates to worry about. and oh, uses less power
XFX GS250XYDFC GeForce GTS 250 512MB Core Edition 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

or this if you want to go with single card solution
BFG Tech BFGEGTX2801024E GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

you probably want to just build it and forget it so I am suggesting something with some headroom if you decide to do dual cards down the road
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I love Asus but with open box you have to buy accessories like sata cables, and I am guessing you don't have spare computer stuff laying around.
may I suggest another board? (note you will have change RAM to DDR2 also)
EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard

another thing is you have an IDE interface hard drive listed, I'd suggest you look into some SATA hard drives, IDE is old

replace the cooler master RR-CCH-LB12-GP with this
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2



another route is..
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
yes, call me a fanboy. but I love G. Skill, there is something about G Skill's RAM that makes me warm and tingly inside when I receive the package in the mail

2x
XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

again, single card route
XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card


it's a lot of options to consider, if you give me a budget to work with I might be able to narrow it down more
also the resolution(screen size) you play on
and whether you need a dvd burner and a copy of an operating system software
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was planing on using my LCD HDTV as the monitor and use an HDMI cable to connect the tv and computer. since im planing to improve this computer with time as i see new parts come out and get pointers from some more computer savvy people i did not plan on spending more then $1200 on this build. my maine goal in this build is to construct a machine that will help me shift a little more to computer gaming. no to mention a boost to my WOW and Rome Total War experience.
so fare i have replaced:

the motherboard- (Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards)

video card- (Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards)

power supply- (Newegg.com - Antec TPQ-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies)

hard drive- (Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives)

cooler- (Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks)

Thank you for the help. maybe with help like this my friends won't find an excuse to bust my chops.
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Default Re: I Need help on a first build.

That power supply is WAY overkill.

This one will run 2x gtx285's with ease and it is top of the line brand.
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

This drive is a little faster and has more room for the future. You would be surprised how fast your HDD can fill up

I would go for an e8500 too. One little beast of a CPU.

Also, you don't need 6gb of ram and DDR3 doesn't work in this board anyways. DDR3 is only good for i7. This is one of the best kits around for DDR2
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Default Re: I Need help on a first build.

for the HDD go ahead and spend the extra 20 on a WD caviar black 640gb w/32mb cache: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives


i7 needs a diff cooler... and ram


this cooler for i7, unless you wanna spend more: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

for i7 you also need DDR3 this is a good kit: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Personally I'd go for a larger case... just because I felt my antec 900 was too small, and now going to a full tower, I know it was too small lol... what is your case budget? I'd do an antec 902, a coolermaster Sniper, or a Coolermaster Scout if you are going for midtower... full tower I'd pick an antec1200 or HAF932 (i went with the 932 personally) - unless you wanna spend more? lian li isnt ever a bad choice...

And I am biased toward corsair for power supplies.. so if you ever plan to run 2 of those HD4890s you may want to consider the 750tx or 850tx (not sure which is needed for Xfire 4890s...), obviously if the 750 you chose can run it, well then merely price should be deciding factor... but if not... the 850 might be an option? i'll let the ones who know more than I do answer that...
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Default Re: I Need help on a first build.

The PC P&C 750w can run 2 4890s easily and they are the best PSU company around, corsairs are great too though.

Definitely get the HDD myowngod suggested and that is a nice kit of ram too.

I would strongly recommend getting a full tower case too. But that is more of a preference thing and also it depends if you can afford it.
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