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Old 04-11-2010, 02:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Are these parts compatable?

Hello, I am planning on building a pc in the next few months or so and i have started browsing for parts. The reason I am asking for help is because I don't know all that much about the advanced aspects of computer hardware. Now i have a question are these parts compatible and if not are there ones similar that are and am I missing anything? Also are there cheaper parts that get the same task done? I plan on gaming, surfing the web, tons of downloading, and multitasking. Sorry if this thread isn't very organized as it is my first one.
Thank you for your time.

CPU :
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Power Supply:
COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Motherboard:
MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Graphics Card:
PNY XLR8 VCG98GTEE1XEB GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - PNY XLR8 VCG98GTEE1XEB GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

CD Drive:
ASUS DVD-E818A6T/BLK/B/G Black 18X SATA DVD-ROM Drive - Bulk -

Newegg.com - ASUS DVD-E818A6T/BLK/B/G Black 18X SATA DVD-ROM Drive - Bulk - CD / DVD Drives

CD Burner:
GEAR HEAD Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 12X DVD-RAM SATA 24x DVD Burner

Newegg.com - GEAR HEAD Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 12X DVD-RAM SATA 24x DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Ram:
GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model GU34GB2133C9DC

Newegg.com - GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model GU34GB2133C9DC - Desktop Memory

Case:
Sunbeam 9 Bay Acrylic Case - Clear

Sunbeam 9 Bay Acrylic Case - Clear at Xoxide!

Again thank you for your time.
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are these parts compatable?

It all looks fine to me and looks like on mean 'rig'!

As it looks like you are getting all the kit from the same website then if you really want confirmation it will all work together then send the site the same message you posted here and you'll have an official answer from the company you are buying from - that way if for some strange reason something ends up not being compatible then it's their fault and not yours so it makes returning/swapping items easier.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you very much for the quick feed back.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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everything looks like it would be compatible, but you could do better.

i totaled up your whole build and it came out to about $946. the case you choose is really personal preference so excluding the case it total $866.

here's my suggested build, excluding the case.

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

mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

ram
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory

gfx card
Newegg.com - HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

power supply
Newegg.com - XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

hdd
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

dvd burner
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

these would total $834.

i5 750 > than pii x4 965.

changed mobo to support the skt 1156 i5 750 which also has support for sata 6gb/s, usb 3.0 and crossfire which leaves you the option of adding a second gfx card for improved performance.

you really would not need 2133mhz ram, unless you plan on doing some real high end OCing. this much cheaper set of 1600mhz ram will be good.

hd 5770 > 9800gt.

you would not need a 750w psu. this xfx 650w will provide plenty of power and is also modular (which, incase you're unfamiliar with it, means you can detach the cables you don't need for better cable management which will help airflow inside the case)

not completely sure why you need a seperate cd drive and a dvd burner, the burner will work as both. you can add it again if you still want to have it though.

this build would be a good bit better and a little cheaper than the parts you listed.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with Muffin Man. If it were me, I would definitely go with a Core i5, and I would trade a 9800GT with a HD 5770 any day of the week. One other thing, this is just my opinion, but I would go with a low cost Gigabyte board over the ASUS. I would go with this one.

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

One last warning (this is a problem with every P55, H55, or H57 chipset motherboard, and the only reason I would recommend AMD over Intel). The PCI-E controller is embedded in the processor, and it only has 16 PCI-E lanes, if you plan on upgrading to a Crossfire or SLI setup, you will take a performance hit. That's about it.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are these parts compatable?

that doesn't really need a "warning", it's not like it can be a fatal drawback or something. anyway it would not be a very noticeable performance hit though.

i would still stick to my original selection of the asus mobo though, it supports crossfire @ x8/x8 which would take a less noticeable performance hit compared to that gigabyte's x16/x4.

plus, w/ the included shipping cost it would only be $2 cheaper than the mobo i listed. i would stick to the asus mobo.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Can you please explain to me how an i5 would be better then the amd II x4 I just dont see how it would be. Also i plan on buying windows 7 and thank you so much for the help
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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it is well known that while the phenom iis are fast cpus, the i5 750 and i7s are faster still.

you can find a full review of the i5 750 here if you don't believe me
Intel's Core i7 870 & i5 750, Lynnfield: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

or take a look here, where you can see a straight comparison between the i5 750 and amd's current top cpu, the x4 965 (the one you had listed)
Bench - CPU - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

and as far as the build i suggested for you; i was suggesting different parts based on the money you would've spent on the parts you listed, and as you see you would actually save a little money while getting a better rig.
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Listen to the muffin, the build he posted for you is MUCH better than the one you posted originally.
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Thank you for all the feed back and i think i will start buying and saving ;D
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