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#1 knero

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:46 PM

Hey guys! I've just finished putting everything together after days of research and reading I would love to know if everything here is compatible and if i'm missing anything.. Also opinions and what you think about my graphics card selection is that good enough or should I go to the ATI 4850? I will be using this for lots of gaming and multimedia, and then in about a year I plan to get into the Nahalem game lol. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated as I know there are plenty more experienced people here than me.


Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811133154

MoBo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128345

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115017

GPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130339

PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139006

Memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134582

Hard drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136073

DVD drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151173

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:45 AM

What operating system are you going to be using? A 32-bit operating system will only recognize up to 3.5GB of RAM.

What are you going to be using this computer for?

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:58 PM

I second what dc3 said, but I would also add what is your budget? Your processor is good, but old. The Q9550 is more expensive but more recent. Also, if you plan on overclocking or simply want a cooler CPU, an aftermarket cooler is suggested. For that, I would get ZALMAN CNPS9700. In many cases, the 9800 GTX is faster than a 4870, a 4850 is slower than a 4870.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:37 PM

I just built a rig with that motherboard and the armor case. I would look at the mid tower version cuz it has a huge 230mm(i think) fan on the side for good cooling.

I would look at this hard drive cuz its got double the cashe

Seagate 640

Also i would look at this power supply its 780 max power 650 continous
Cooler master 650pro
Centurion 5 Case~GA-P35-DS3L Rev2.0~E6550~EVGA 8800GS~3GB GSkill~Cooler Master 650 PRO~Seagate 320GB SATA II~ 2 ASUS 20X Burners~Sound Blaster Audigy SE~ZeroTherm CF900~Acer 22" P221W

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:57 PM

Not all mid tower cases have the depth to hold a 10 inch long graphics card like a 9800 GTX. A full tower case is deep and allows for more room to work. Also, stick with the Corsair, their quality isn't as erratic as Cooler Master. Cache is important, but not something to get too excited over. The Seagate does have more capacity for a minor increase in price, making it a better value.

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#6 knero

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 03:58 PM

Well guys thanks for your imput, also to answer some questions I will be using this as my gaming computer and multi tasking.. Yes, I will also be using the 64 bit OS, but i've had a change of heart please tell me what you guys think of this

I was thinking of getting an Intel Q6600 processor with a mobo with 1 pci express x16 port like the gigabyte or an asus and just get a 4870 GPU.. My plan was to do this because next year sometime in christmas 2009 I was going to switch to the new i7 chips and you need a new motherboard the x58 and all that.. Now I've changed my mind for two reasons #1 i'll be saving money in the long haul and #2 the new denab processors are supported on the am2+ mobos.. So now I want to get a

phenom 9950 BE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103291

AND the best am2+ mobo I could find
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131339

Also that mobo has expansion of up to 4 GPU's so i should be set for a while right?

I figure I could get this with the 4870 gpu and it should hold me over for a while then sometime next year or whatever i could always upgrade to the best processor amd has to offer ie denab and at least it will be supported on the am2+ mobo.. I'm trying to future proof my rig really because i'm tired of upgrading every year I would like this to last me at least 3 years before i have to do an entire remodel lol..

Anyway what's your guys opinion think I'm making a good decision?? I'm sure that rig would be able to handle crysis at high settings and if it could handle that game than i should be set with most other games for a while..

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:55 PM

The Phenom 9950 BE is an excellent value. It does not come with a cooler, but the aftermarket one I suggested would work wonders. That mobo does indeed allow for up to 4 PCI express x16 cards, but remember, the more graphics cards you add the smaller the benefit to using Crossfire. Also, if you add all four cards, you may lose access to the standard PCI slots since the graphics cards have dual slot coolers. I wonder how powerful a PC with four 4870 X2 cards would be? That would be an insane setup, but it's nice to imagine. A single 4870 X2 would be a good choice for your PC.

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#8 knero

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:21 PM

Thanks man, and I will be buying your suggested cooler looks like a good one.


Mod Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~tg

Edited by tg1911, 08 November 2008 - 07:33 PM.





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