Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Want To Build New Computer


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 waterman64

waterman64

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:35 AM

Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:46 PM

I want to build a new computer,around an AMD Phenom 9850 2.5 Ghz, I need help choosing mobo and other components. Mobo Must have 2 PCI-E 2.0x16 Slots, for dual graphics cards. This will be my first build and my experience is limited, I would just like some suggestions from others with more experience. Here is what I'm going to use,Antec 1200 Case,Antec Tru power 1000w power supply, MSI K9A2 Platinum Mobo,Corsair Dominator 4GB 1066 Dual Channel Memory Kit x2,Seagate 640GB Hard Drive,AMD 9950 Black Edition,ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 sound Card,Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512 256-bit GDDR3 crossfire ready video card x2, Windows Vista Ultimate. Can anyone give me an idea if this is a good setup?

Edited by waterman64, 06 September 2008 - 01:13 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 woodyblade

woodyblade

  • Members
  • 670 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:02:35 PM

Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:14 AM

Hi waterman64

Firstly what is this Computer going to be used for?

Like what Tasks, Web Browsing or Gaming, Multimedia Operations etc

And Your Budget as well?
USD or GBP

I agree with your Choice of Case, Huge with Lots of Room and Good Air Cooling.
And your OS will be alright as well, but you listed 2 Processors the 9850 and 9950 which 1 do you want?

I will post something for you once I have those Questions Answered

Edited by woodyblade, 06 September 2008 - 10:15 AM.


#3 waterman64

waterman64
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:35 AM

Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:45 AM

The System will be used for gaming & Multimedia operations , I will be using the AMD 9950 Black Edition.

#4 woodyblade

woodyblade

  • Members
  • 670 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:02:35 PM

Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:23 PM

I need to know your Budget as well for any Suggestions, it does help with giving you Suggestions in your Budget.

#5 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:35 AM

Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:45 PM

Building a new PC can be fun, but the budget can quickly grow!

3939.png

 


#6 waterman64

waterman64
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:35 AM

Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:54 PM

My Budget is 2200.00 dollars

#7 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:35 AM

Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:31 PM

It looks like a good build, there are a few things I would change. I would go for the Corsair 1000W PSU, it get's great reviews. I would go for the Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) memory, it's cheaper. I would also get as much RAM as your motherboard supported and get Vista 64. Getting an aftermarket cooler is a great idea especially if you're going to be gaming. I would get the ZALMAN CNPS9700. You could also get the SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 instead of using Crossfire with two cards. The HD 4870 X2 is a graphics card with two GPU's in one package. This means that if you later decide to get another similar card, you will have 4-way Crossfire. Even with these changes, you're still below your $2200 budget.

Edited by DJBPace07, 06 September 2008 - 09:33 PM.

3939.png

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users