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#1 nesto1000

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:04 PM

Ok now i want to build a new computer thats an all around computer... where i can use some intense graphic programs like new games or video editing software...
Now I have compiled a list of parts for the computer that I want to build, but seeing as I'm a noob builder, I want your opinion and what parts can i get that are better and stuff like that...

Ok here we go
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 920
The CPU Specs

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100266HDMI Radeon HD 4830
Graphic Cards Specs

Motherboard Switched to another motherboard
ASRock A790GXH/128M
Motherboard Specs

Memory
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR 1066
Memory Specs

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS
Hard Drive Specs

CD/DVD Drive
SAMSUNG SH-S223F
CD/DVD Drive Specs

PSU
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
PSU Specs

LCD Monitor
ASUS VH226H Black 21.5 with a HDMI Cable
ASUS Monitor Specs


Also what other little things am I going to need? I know I'm going to need an SATA cable but thats about it...

Edited by nesto1000, 17 May 2009 - 07:04 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:08 PM

That will be a very respectable build. There are some things you need to be aware of. I haven't heard many good things about Biostar, because of this, I suggest the GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H or the ASRock AOD790GX. Also, don't forget the operating system and it has to be 64-bit to handle 4GB of memory.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 06:59 PM

Ok, thank you for your input DJBPace07
then I will switch the the motherboard for an ASRock A790GXH/128M (It was my second choice motherboard and you put an ASRock on there so ill just use that one)
And I'm also going to switch my HDD to a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS


Also what else will i need? like cable wise? or any other things needed...

Edited by nesto1000, 17 May 2009 - 07:05 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:01 PM

Personally, I'd go with 2 harddrives, using the second for backups.
The second could either be internal, or external.
Internal would provide faster read/write speeds, but that might not be a concern for you, since it will be used for backups.
It would be a shame, to lose all of those video/image editing projects, if your primary drive died. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:22 PM

I strongly suggest two hard drives if you can afford it. I typically keep one drive for the OS and applications while using the second drive for music, video, or other kinds of data. The cables you will need come with the individual components. The only thing left is the OS, but you already know that.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:59 PM

Yes I know that i need an OS, I'll just get Windows 7 RC 'till the final release comes out...
and yea I think that I'll get a second HDD
How about an 80GB Seagate Barracuda for the OS and programs and the 1TB for all my projects...

So a couple of SATA cables should do then...

Edit:
Oh and I almost forgot....
Dose this case look sexy enough? :thumbsup:

Edited by nesto1000, 17 May 2009 - 10:03 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:17 PM

Why not spend the extra $6, and go with a 160 GB. :thumbsup:

I regards to the case, have you read the reviews?
Not something I'd buy.
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:05 PM

Or how about i just spend an extra $4 to go with a 160 GB :thumbsup:

As for the case, it has one of the best ratings on new egg... there are a total for 4259 reviews for the case so it's bound to have some bad reviews... anyway here my top case choices... which ones do you think i should get?

Antec Nine Hundred
APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK
NZXT Apollo
COOLER MASTER Mystique RC-632S-KKN1-GP

Edited by nesto1000, 18 May 2009 - 03:21 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:47 PM

I was looking at the better reviews on the Western Digital drive.

For your case selections, the 2nd, and 3rd link are the same.
They both link to the APEVIA X-Plorer.

The main reasons I don't like the Antec, is the bottom mounted PSU (heat rises), and the interior looks small.
The small interior combined with the bottom mounted PSU, could cause some heat problems.
The small interior could also cause problems when it comes to installing the Vid card, depending on it's length.
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:23 PM

Opps... lol... I fixed the link...
and you make a good point... looks like the Antec Nine Hundred is out... but what about the other three?


As for the two HDD's I just chose the 160GB Seagate Barracuda over the WD simply because of brand name... I have the 1TB Seagate Barracuda, so I'll just go with a 160 Seagate Barracuda... but if you really think the WD 160GB drive is better I'll switch it...

Edited by nesto1000, 18 May 2009 - 04:15 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:07 PM

Both Western Digital and Seagate are good brands, go by price and capacity. For cases, I like the COOLER MASTER COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP, but that is a very expensive case. A more reasonably priced case is the Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:43 PM

DJBPace07 I like the cases, but their too much money, I'm trying to stay under $1,000 or $950 if possible... but with the Thermaltake, it brings the total over $1,000

Ok lets see... so Thermatake and COOLER MASTER are good brands then?
Here are other ones that i like
Thermaltake SopranoRS VG7000BWS
Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS

Edit:
I was going through the other posts and there was this one post where DJBPace07 recomended the NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2 and I took a look and I liked it, and it was relatively cheap... so it looks like I'ma go for that case...

Edited by nesto1000, 19 May 2009 - 06:00 PM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:21 PM

All a case does is keep things protected and contained, a very expensive case is often an indulgence. If you were building a high-end PC and had cash to spend, an expensive case would not be seen as too unusual.

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:25 AM

yea i guess you're right but im trying to keep this machine under a $1000 so a so-so case will be fine by me... as long as it looks kool too.. lol

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:15 AM

Ok so now i have come up with a diffrent build from the original, I originally just wanted to edit the first post but for some reason i can't find the edit button :thumbsup: ... well anyways here's my new build that i hope to get pretty soon, tell me what you guys think...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940
Motherboard: BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M
The CPU and Motherboard is a combo deal
Video Card: XFX HD-487A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4870
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 1066
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
PSU: PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W
Case: NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2
Monitor: ASUS VH226H

Extras
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech 967973-0403
SATA Cable: OKGEAR 24" SATA II cable
HDMI Cable: Link Depot 6 ft. HDMI TO HDMI A/V Cable

Now this build comes out to $1077.91, but with all the MIR, it comes out to about $1002.91
Just barely fits my budget

Edited by nesto1000, 25 May 2009 - 09:26 AM.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB HDD: ADATA (Micro Center branded) 64GB SSD, WD Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690

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