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#1 Beenthere

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:53 PM

After going with the Pentium 4 for 8 years I've decided to change it already :blink:
The last few days I've been reading stuff on the internet, discussing with friends, looking at prices etc and this is what I have come up with

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core 955 AM3
MB MSI 870A-G54
HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
GPU Sapphire ATI PCX HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 HDMI/2DVI/ DP
RAM DIMM 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston
CASE CoolerMaster 690 II
POWER CM Real Power 520W 80plus
COOLER Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-GP

I've stopped gaming since 2005-2006(obvious reasons) but I plan to start some medium gaming again.
I'll probably do some light overclocking too.

What do you think of this build as in everything, compatibility, price/performance, maybe I can get something better for similar prices etc.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:41 PM

I think, that if you are planning on doing some overclocking, Gigabyte or ASuS might be a better motherboard option, and while kingston seems ok memory, ive never really seen it used in a overclocking environmnt, but if you go that route make sure you find ram with heat sinks on it, or perhaps go with a brand such as corsair, G.Skill, or Patriot, these are all good overclockers. Also, especially if you want to overclock, that Powersupply is a good brand but a bit weak-I would try to find a good 6-700 watt one, from the same brand for sure. I see no other problems with your build, the 955 isnt the latest but its still a good CPU, that case is downright amazing

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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 31 October 2010 - 09:44 PM

The motherboard is garbage. I would recommend getting a better PSU. Here are my recommended changes:

MB: ASRock 870 EXTREME3
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 [I have this one myself]

Edited by RainbowSix, 31 October 2010 - 09:45 PM.

[ Antec 1200 v3 | Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev. 3.1 | AMD Phenom II x6 1090T (overclocked to 4GHz) | Corsair XMS3 4x4GB DDR3 1600 | COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W & Visiontek Juice Box 450W | SAMSUNG 470 Series 64GB SSD | WD Caviar Black 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 2TB HDD | 2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 in Crossfire | SAMSUNG 22X DVD±RW | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:58 AM

Thanks both for your replies

I think, that if you are planning on doing some overclocking, Gigabyte or ASuS might be a better motherboard option, and while kingston seems ok memory, ive never really seen it used in a overclocking environmnt, but if you go that route make sure you find ram with heat sinks on it, or perhaps go with a brand such as corsair, G.Skill, or Patriot, these are all good overclockers. Also, especially if you want to overclock, that Powersupply is a good brand but a bit weak-I would try to find a good 6-700 watt one, from the same brand for sure. I see no other problems with your build, the 955 isnt the latest but its still a good CPU, that case is downright amazing

Now?

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core 965 BE
MB Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3
HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
GPU Sapphire ATI PCX HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 HDMI/2DVI/ DP
RAM Corsair 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz, with Classic Heat Spreader
CASE CoolerMaster 690 II
POWER CM Real Power 620W 80plus
COOLER Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-GP


Changes in cpu, mb, ram, power

This will be some 100+ euros but what the hell

Edited by Beenthere, 01 November 2010 - 03:59 AM.


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Posted 01 November 2010 - 08:19 AM

Thanks both for your replies


I think, that if you are planning on doing some overclocking, Gigabyte or ASuS might be a better motherboard option, and while kingston seems ok memory, ive never really seen it used in a overclocking environmnt, but if you go that route make sure you find ram with heat sinks on it, or perhaps go with a brand such as corsair, G.Skill, or Patriot, these are all good overclockers. Also, especially if you want to overclock, that Powersupply is a good brand but a bit weak-I would try to find a good 6-700 watt one, from the same brand for sure. I see no other problems with your build, the 955 isnt the latest but its still a good CPU, that case is downright amazing

Now?

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core 965 BE
MB Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3
HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
GPU Sapphire ATI PCX HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 HDMI/2DVI/ DP
RAM Corsair 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz, with Classic Heat Spreader
CASE CoolerMaster 690 II
POWER CM Real Power 620W 80plus
COOLER Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-GP


Changes in cpu, mb, ram, power

This will be some 100+ euros but what the hell

Thats a lot better:)

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 07:31 PM

I think that build should do you just fine, should allow for some mild overclocking and decent performance and good quality.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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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