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Old 08-23-2011, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm pretty new at understanding computer hardware and all that jazz and i'm planning on building my own gaming computer because i feel like it'd not only be a great experience but it'd help me get more familiar with computers. One thing i'm having trouble understanding is compatibility. It'd be a huge bummer if i ordered all my parts and they ended up not getting along with each other, so i figured i'd ask some people who know what they're doing (a.k.a. you guys). So can you guys tell me if my build's compatible. Also, if you know of a better quality component for a better deal or something along those lines, feel free to speak up. Thanks!

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

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PU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

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ideo Card: SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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ard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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ower Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible

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AM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

M
onitor: Hanns-G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

C
ase: NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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was kind of on a budget and didn't want to spend over $850, so feel free to let me know how well this'll run basic games such as TF2, Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends and so forth. Thanks a lot, guys!
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Get the X series of the Ripjaws. Also, get 1600, not 1333. Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Might be a bit more, but well worth it.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd snag the Corsair TX650 V2, its $5 more upfront, but the same price after rebate and a little more efficient.

You seem to be missing an optical drive, $20 Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Burner.

Also, are you going to need a copy of Windows? $100 for a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM.

*Edit - Found some combo deals.
CPU + TX650 V2 $212 + $15 MiR.
Optical Drive + 1TB Seagate Barracuda $73.50
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newegg deal on win7 64 oem - $85 with promo code EMCKBHG52 for 48 hours

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Thanks guys, much appreciated!
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Default Alright guys, I need a little help with my build.

Hey guys, So i've run into a bit of trouble. I'm trying to build a computer this christmas and I'm basically completely lost. I saw a shiny combo deal on newegg that looked like it'd work splendidly, but now i'm starting to doubt if it would be enough performance for me. What I'm looking for is a computer that can run games such as tf2, league of legends, Heroes of Newerth, etc. Nothing too strenuous, but I'd still like them at a nice resolution. I'm already set on the video card (My mom agreed to get me a Radeon HD 6870 or something around the same price as her gift to me), but i'm looking for a build that would not only support that card, but also perform pretty well. Here's the combo deal I mentioned earlier:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! $383 all together.

- Processor: Newegg.com - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

- Motherboard: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

- PSU: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply

- RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM (I'm just gonna buy another set of 2x2GB)

- Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

- Case: Newegg.com - Rosewill RANGER-M Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

I feel lik that PSU wouldn't have enough power for the Video Card, and i have a few other doubts as well. I know it's a lot to ask, but could you guys recommend a good processor and motherboard for me? I always seem to be pretty bad at picking those out. Also, how many watts would be ideal for the PSU? Thanks a lot, guys!
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Default Re: Alright guys, I need a little help with my build.

whats your budget and do you need windows.
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Don't get that CM PSU. Look at a Corsair or Antec.

Go with this set of RAM. Cheaper, and 2x the size. Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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My budget is probably no more than $700 without the video card. Kinda tight, but i'm hoping it's manageable. And i don't think i'll need a copy of Windows, i have an installation CD laying around somewhere

Which PSU would you recommend?
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budget minded build Add a case, hdd and dvd burner that you like

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX

Newegg.com - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

$314.96

the cpu could be called "dated" but from what i understand its better then the lower end bulldozers i could be wrong tho
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