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#1 Blaze413

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:46 AM

Hi all.....this is my first time building a computer....i got parts together, but was wondering if somebody could tell me if all these parts fit together and if i need to change anything

SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV01-BW Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...3-135-_-Product
199.99 (30 mail in rebate)

ASUS M4A78 PRO AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....atx+motherboard
99.99

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...Black%20Edition
169.99

Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2LLK4/8G - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....perx+memory+8gb
143.49

SAPPHIRE 100270SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...%20HD4850%202gb
239.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....agate+Barracuda
74.99

SILVERSTONE ELEMENT ST75EF 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ive%20PFC%20PSU
119.99 (40 mail in rebate)

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116677
109.99

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA
33.99

Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...20card%20reader
19.99

ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR) Built in Speakers - Retail
Full HD 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...H%2023%22\
189.99 (20 mail in rebate)



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Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:53 PM

Let's see what we've got. BTW, thanks for posting links AND what they lead to, that makes it so much easier!

Case: That's an alright case, but I always stay away from cases with any plastic. For that amount of cash, I would go for a COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP. If you want something a little less expensive, the ABS Aplus ABS-Black Pearl Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case is a suggestion. Remember, any case that has a window or side vent will be louder than one that doesn't have one.

Motherboard: AM2 sockets are being phased out, I suggest getting an AM3 one. The ASRock M3A785GXH/128M AM3 AMD 785G is one such motherboard with a similar feature set to the board you want.

CPU: An AM3 CPU is needed for an AM3 motherboard. The AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz would fit, is also Black Edition, and has a slightly higher clock speed, though it is about $20 more. If you want something for the same price as your CPU, the AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz is also s choice, though it isn't Black Edition.

RAM: You need DDR3 memory for an AM3 motherboard. You can buy two G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 memory kits to equal 8GB for the same price as the DDR2 memory you chose.

Video Card: Looks good, though if you purchased two HIS H485FN1GP Radeon HD 4850 1GB cards, you would effectively have a 4850 X2 system for less. Or you could get two XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB cards and have a a 4870 X2 system.

Hard Drive: That drive will work just fine, though the Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB has the same capacity and costs just a little less.
Everything else is good

Edited by DJBPace07, 22 September 2009 - 03:54 PM.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:45 PM

Thanks a lot!! i will change those things out....im srry but im keeping the case i like i to much but i do understand what u r saying about the plastic, but i think it will be ok

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:17 AM

From what I can tell in the pictures, the plastic parts are more decorative so it should be fine, unless the PC is on the floor and you kick it. I've done that since I couldn't fit my case on the desk. In the land of cases, aluminum is usually the best, followed by steel and then plastic. Windows on the side panel will equal a louder case. The case you chose doesn't have as many fans as the Cosmos, but you should be fine. Your case is a good choice for an enthusiast who wants something simple without too many bells and whistles. My case is good for cooling and sound dampening in style. Most case designs boil down to what a user likes in terms of taste.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:36 PM

i am finding out that this is cheaper than i thought...if u could upgrade 1 or 2 more things in my pc what would u suggest??
and should i need a bigger power supply?

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:50 PM

I would upgrade the video card to the XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870. That card is about as powerful, if not more so, than the one either of us selected earlier. Here are some reviews of the new card from [H]ardOCP, HotHardware, Legit Reviews, PC Perspective, Anandtech, and Driver Heaven.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

are there any programs or program that u recomend that i can download or anything that can tell me my pc temps?? possibly for free :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:25 PM

Those kinds of programs are quite common. I usually use SpeedFan to monitor internal temperatures. You may need to run it as an administrator. The temperatures guage freaks out sometimes, the program will tell you what the temps are, but it will often put the "too hot" icon next to the temperature even if the component was rated for that temperature. If you want to know a great deal about your CPU and motherboard, I suggest CPUz. CPUz will not monitor temperatures, though.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:57 PM

are there any programs or program that u recomend that i can download or anything that can tell me my pc temps?? possibly for free :thumbsup:

I use HWMonitor, from CPUID.
The same people that make CPUz

The non-Pro version, is free. :huh:
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:59 PM

one more thing....what in u alls opinion is te best anti-virus software?? like macafee, avg, norton etc......

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:43 PM

Selecting an AV is more of a personal decision, than a "which is better" decision, since the one's you have listed are all reputable products.
The reason I say it's more of a personal decision, is the fact that no AV program will catch every problem, so it boils down to which user interface you're more comfortable with using.
None of them are 100% effective, so for that reason, it's a good idea to occasionally run a couple of the free online scans, as an extra layer of protection.

I also recommend staying away from suites.
It seems the more they add to the program, the more problems people have with it.
That's why, in my opinion, it's better to use programs that are dedicated to one job (AV, Firewall, Antispyware, ....), instead of trying to do everything.
You'll have fewer problems in the long run.

You should also consider using one of the free AV's on the market.
They're just as effective as their pay-for counterparts, but they lack some of the "bells-and-whistles" of the pay-for programs.
Personally, I use Antivir AntiVir, and have been completely satisfied with the program.

This link, Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps, will provide a list of several alternatives, that work just as good as any paid program.
All programs on the list are used by our members, and Spyware free.
Also, why pay a lot for something (Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware), that you can get for free, that will do the same job, if not better.

Just my 2 worth. :thumbsup:
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