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Old 05-30-2009, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody, here's a unique topic:

Building mah new computer!

Anyway, is there anyone that could help me out with checking whether or not these parts are compatible with each other? This is my first attempt ever at creating one. I will be using it for gaming, and school tasks.

My spreadsheet is located here:

(For all version of excel, hopefully)

Old spec for previous excel.xls

Here are specs if you don't trust the link:

1 Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - Processor
2 Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - Motherboard
3 Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - Case
4 Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - Hard Drive
5 Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners - Optical Drive
6 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 - DDR2 RAM
7 Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies - Power supp.
8 Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDEC Radeon HD 4890 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - Graphic card
9 Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors - Monitor
10 Newegg.com - Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black 105 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys USB Ergonomics Keyboard and Mouse - Keyboards - Keybrd, etc.

If you feel the need to make alterations, please try to keep the total cost under USD 1,000

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Old 05-30-2009, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This build looks great!

Only problem I see with it is, that IDE DVD Burner and that board. Its not that the board is bad, its a good SB750 but for the price you could get a 790Gx board like these:

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - DFI LP JR 790GX-M2RS AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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Thanks for the helpful reply! I really am not savvy with technical terms, however. Are the optical drive and mobo incompatible?
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They are compatible however IDE cable like the one used by that optical drive are a pain to work with and can block a lot of airflow in your case. SATA cables support higher speeds ()however speed isn't an issue for optical drives) in addition to being much much thinner and easier to work with.

This optical drive uses sata.

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

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Get this cheaper than the 710 and the Gigabyte board, and a lot better.

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X3 720 BE + Biostar 790GX 128m. That motherboard is awesome, I use it.

Edit: Also if the stock 4890 is cheaper get that the OC it yourself.

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second the biostar TA790gx, this a great board, and the 720 will help you for overclocking if your interested since it has an unlocked multi.

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