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Will this be compatible? (Gaming PC)


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#1 StueT

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:13 PM

Hey :thumbsup: So I'm building a a brand new gaming PC from scratch and here's what I've come up with.


PROCESSOR -AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 940 Black Edition 3.0GHz Socket AM2 - £190.31
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-...HT-2000MHz-125W

MOTHERBOARD
- Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4, AMD 790X, SAM2+, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX - £84.28
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA...I-SATA-RAID-ATX

RAM - OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC6400 Titanium Memory CL4(4-4-4-15) - £45.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/154644

HARD DRIVE - Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM - £48.49
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130826

Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Mid Tower Case - No PSU - £26.96
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127584

ROM
- LiteOn iHAS322 22x DVD±RW DL) & RAM SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM - £23.43
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159483

MONITOR
- W2261V 22" LCD Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1920x1080 VGA DVI HDMI Tilt 3 Year Onsite Warranty - Black - £151.34
http://www.saverstore.com/productinfo/Prod...mp;rstrat=13072

OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1, 64-bit, 1pk, DSP, OEI, DVD, DK - £97.92
http://www.micomonline.co.uk/products.asp?partno=66I-01983

FAN - TRICOOL 120MM BLUE LED . IN £7.19
http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/in...p;prodID=B15937

POWER SUPPLY- CMPSU-650TXUK - 650W TX Corsair PSU, single 12V rail - £80.10
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-TX-Cor...le-5yr-warranty

GRAPHICS CARD
- Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI Dual slot cooler HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - £121.92
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148468

TOTAL = 871.73

AND would everything be alright if I added this Blue Ray HD DVD drive? (Would this allow me to play HD DVD'S BLUE RAYS and installation disks?)

http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=127...ase&id=1270



1. Will all this be compatible?
2. Do you have any other recommendations?
3. Is there any parts I could perhaps save money on?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated :huh:

Edited by StueT, 14 March 2009 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

it looks like a good, solid gaming platform to me, Im assuming your going with ddr2 800 and the 4850 for budget reasons, but if it were me, and correct me if Im wrong, I believe the phenom II supports DDR3, I think I would look for a ddr3 motherboard and memory or at least ddr2 1200 ram if you have the money, for optimized performance, for motherboard, that one is great, but this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128387 has cooling pipes over the north/south bridges for better cooling and does everything yours does. the 4850 is a good card, but it doesnt cost much more for a 4870 so theres a consideration there. This is the only thing I would really recomend, I see that the board you chose is crossfire enabled, and the one I just posted is as well, which means your leaving room for future expansion, which is good, but your power supply you have there may not be quite up to the job of powering 2 4850s or 4870s all that well, I would look for at least a 750 or 850 watt PSU so that you dont have to upgrade that later for if and when you decide to add another video card. Corsair makes good PSUs, so does Antec, OCZ, and coolermaster. so just some things to think about. the phenom II looks like a solid CPU right now, able to keep up with all intel processors except the I7, and from the reviews Ive been reading, may even be comparible to that in certain areas. its certainly cheaper. :thumbsup: good luck, hope you enjoy your build :huh:

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

Ok thanks, would everything be alright if I added this Blue Ray HD DVD drive? (Would this allow me to play HD DVD'S BLUE RAYS and installation disks?)

http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=127...ase&id=1270

Edited by StueT, 14 March 2009 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

Phenom II does not support AM3, and thus DDR3, unless the CPU says it is AM3. AM2+ processors will not work in AM3 motherboards due to key pin placement and other issues. However, an AM3 processor will work with an AM2/AM2+ board. That drive is able to read Blu-Rays, remember you need an HDCP monitor and video card along with HDMI or composite video cables in order to get the high definition resolutions. From what I can tell, your configuration is able to do this, just remember to use DVI or HDMI. Also, Windows does not support Blu-Ray playback without appropriate software, such as PowerDVD 7 or 8. Windows does not have the necessary codecs for Blu-Ray, they do, however, have them for standard DVD's. You may want to check the measurements on your case, many high-end graphics cards will not fit into Mid-towers due to depth issues. Your power supply is by a good company and is adequate with that configuration. If you plan on using Crossfire, you may want to get a more powerful one.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 07:48 PM

Phenom II does not support AM3, and thus DDR3, unless the CPU says it is AM3. AM2+ processors will not work in AM3 motherboards due to key pin placement and other issues. However, an AM3 processor will work with an AM2/AM2+ board. That drive is able to read Blu-Rays, remember you need an HDCP monitor and video card along with HDMI or composite video cables in order to get the high definition resolutions. From what I can tell, your configuration is able to do this, just remember to use DVI or HDMI. Also, Windows does not support Blu-Ray playback without appropriate software, such as PowerDVD 7 or 8. Windows does not have the necessary codecs for Blu-Ray, they do, however, have them for standard DVD's. You may want to check the measurements on your case, many high-end graphics cards will not fit into Mid-towers due to depth issues. Your power supply is by a good company and is adequate with that configuration. If you plan on using Crossfire, you may want to get a more powerful one.


my bad I thought that was a AM3 one. thankyou for correcting me on that one ;)

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:46 AM

Ok great :thumbsup: Thanks for the help




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