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#1 tonytopping

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:30 AM

Hello I am new at building and i just needed to know if this system will work, I am not an extreme gamer, and am planning on adding a second video card and more mem later

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type ATX Mid Tower 500W Power
GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel
MSI N9600GT 512M GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard
Windows vista 64 bit

I went with this because it was cheaper than the i7 i wanted to build and I didnt know enough about AMD... So any tips, criticizm or help is GREATLY appreciated.. Thanks

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:55 AM

Hello I am new at building and i just needed to know if this system will work, I am not an extreme gamer, and am planning on adding a second video card and more mem later

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type ATX Mid Tower 500W Power
GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel
MSI N9600GT 512M GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard
Windows vista 64 bit

I went with this because it was cheaper than the i7 i wanted to build and I didnt know enough about AMD... So any tips, criticizm or help is GREATLY appreciated.. Thanks

Morning: The list looks good to me except, 64 bit. You must have 4gigs of ram to use the advantages of 64 bit. I build AMD rigs, their duo-core 5600+ and the 6000+ are very good CPU's. As to quad-core, Intel is, for now faster, it depends on the configuration. Also 500w PS may not be enough for future upgrades as it relates to gaming. You must install 4 gigs of memory for this build,Enjoy Alan
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:00 AM

Not a big fan of the case due to power supply and USB port location. In some setups the port location may work for you. Power supply seems to be a non PFC generic. I don't know if it has the connectors you will need (won't cut it for an SLI config).

No idea why you are going DDR3 with this. DDR2 is cheap and on that chipset, performance increase is nil. 2X2gig sticks of RAM will work fine with Vista64. I don't know how you will run 2 videocards on that board with only one PCIEX16 slot. NVidia cards do SLI only on NVidia chipset or Intel X58 boards.

The drive you selected is for RAID configs (any time you see "RE" in a WD part number), disable TLER. I would suggeast a 640 gig WD SE16 or Black series.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

Hey Thanks For the posts i went ahead and switched to 8gigs of ddr2 1066 mem, and your right I didnt realize it only had 1 pci x16 slot... OH well.. Also you said the PSU may not be enough... Will it work for now ??? One of You also said "Disable TLER" Could you help me out on that.. I am new at this... I read a few reviews on NewEgg and the said the same thing about this HDD... Thanks again for all the HELP

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:39 PM

TLER is used on Western Digital drives in RAID. Also, the size of the Mid-tower will limit the size of video cards you can use. You will also save money with an AMD system. Unless you're a heavy gamer who needs tons of power, an AMD system will do fine. Also, you must get an SLI capable motherboard to use more than one NVidia graphics card. You would need a Crossfire capable motherboard to combine more than one ATI graphics card. Boards supporting SLI are often more expensive due to licensing costs from NVidia.

Case: Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower - This case is larger and will allow for the bigger and more powerful cards, should you choose to upgrade further down the road. $79

Motherboard: ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - A good AMD motherboard that supports SLI. $129
ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard - If you're wanting an AMD board that supports Crossfire. $79

RAM: OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Both motherboards I listed support up to 8GB of DDR2-1066 RAM, so if you want all 8GB immediately you obviously would need to purchase two of these kits though the PC will operate normally with just a single kit. $50

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ - One of AMD's latest processors, it operates cooler and, with stock speeds, faster than the Q6600 for a lower price. $189

GPU: XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB - The 9600GT is a good card, but the 9800GT is better in that it has double the stream processors and faster clocks. Consider the 9800GT though the 9600GT would work well, too. $129 (Before $20 mail-in rebate)

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - Corsair makes excellent power supplies, it is well worth the cost. $99 (Before $20 mail-in rebate)

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:14 AM

TLER is used on Western Digital drives in RAID. Also, the size of the Mid-tower will limit the size of video cards you can use. You will also save money with an AMD system. Unless you're a heavy gamer who needs tons of power, an AMD system will do fine. Also, you must get an SLI capable motherboard to use more than one NVidia graphics card. You would need a Crossfire capable motherboard to combine more than one ATI graphics card. Boards supporting SLI are often more expensive due to licensing costs from NVidia.

Case: Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower - This case is larger and will allow for the bigger and more powerful cards, should you choose to upgrade further down the road. $79

Motherboard: ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - A good AMD motherboard that supports SLI. $129
ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard - If you're wanting an AMD board that supports Crossfire. $79

RAM: OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Both motherboards I listed support up to 8GB of DDR2-1066 RAM, so if you want all 8GB immediately you obviously would need to purchase two of these kits though the PC will operate normally with just a single kit. $50

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ - One of AMD's latest processors, it operates cooler and, with stock speeds, faster than the Q6600 for a lower price. $189

GPU: XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB - The 9600GT is a good card, but the 9800GT is better in that it has double the stream processors and faster clocks. Consider the 9800GT though the 9600GT would work well, too. $129 (Before $20 mail-in rebate)

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - Corsair makes excellent power supplies, it is well worth the cost. $99 (Before $20 mail-in rebate)

DJB: Your post is so interesting I will get that Asrock board for my next build, I have an ESC "Black Series" board with about the same specs, no problems yet. Great post,Alan
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