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I am planning on building my first PC....


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#1 Torn05

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:31 PM

EDIT

Ok. I re-did the list of components. Is this a good set up and is it all compatible (and I am also wondering the differences between AMD and Intel Btw.)

CPU

Hard Drive

Motherboard

DVD / CD Burner

Full Tower

PSU

Still need to add Ram

Edited by Torn05, 01 December 2009 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:14 PM

You still need a hard drive and PSU. I would suggest getting a full tower for better airflow and cable management. For the motherboard, I would recommend one which takes DDR3 memory.

Case: NZXT ZERO 2
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
MB: ASUS M4A77TD Pro
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB

don't forget a second SATA cable.

Edited by RainbowSix, 30 November 2009 - 11:15 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:38 PM

You see, I need a cheap Mobo that has ddr3 but I want a x3 or x4 core CPU to be compatible. There are like NO computers in this criteria.
I don't know much of Mobo stats but this Mobo cant support tri or quad core correct?


CPU Type: Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
FSB: 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
South Bridge: AMD SB710
Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
Memory Standard: DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB
Channel Supported: Dual Channel
PCI Express 2.0 x16: 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (*blue@ x16 mode, black@ x4 mode)
Model #: M4A77TD Pro
Item #: N82E16813131397

Edited by Torn05, 01 December 2009 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:50 PM

That MB can support tri and quad core processors just fine. Athlon II and Phenom II are the names of the series, not the number of cores each has.

Edited by RainbowSix, 01 December 2009 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:58 PM

I figured, but where it says supported CPU's some say x4 and this one doesn't and I would be reaaaaalllyy angry if they didn't work together. I also have new components for a much better price now. Here they are.


CPU

RAM

CD / DVD

Motherboard

Windows 7 Home Premium

Hard Drive

Full Tower


Hopefully these are all compatible. (I'm pretty sure they are.) I'm happy with these, but if there is anything I need to fix please let me know. I've never built a computer but I know someone who does. Thanks for the help. I don't know what PSU to get but I need a cheaper one with good or decent quality. Can you give me an idea for a PSU?

Edited by Torn05, 01 December 2009 - 09:00 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:55 PM

Don't worry about CPU compatibility. I saw the Phenom II x4 945, Phenom II X4 955 and the Phenom II X3 720 specifically mentioned in reviews.
The PSU you need is heavily influenced by your graphics card. I don't know if you've chosen one yet or not.

A good card is the Radeon HD 5750. If that is out of your budget, a GeForce 9800 GT would be a good choice.

If you choose the former, I would recommend the OCZ StealthXStream 700W. If you choose the latter, I would recommend the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W. Both are excellent PSUs and come with a big rebate.

Edited by RainbowSix, 01 December 2009 - 10:00 PM.

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