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#1 supermonkeyskater

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:26 PM

Hello, Im excited about building my first computer but would need some help to make sure the parts are quality and would work together. I chose these components:

Athlon II x3 450 =80$
Kingston DDR3-1333 2GBx2 = 44$
ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard = 60$
Western Digital Caviar Blue 250gb WD2500AAJS =40$
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X =25$
PAntec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green =45$
GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black)= 40$
sHanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms = 100$

Im not sure what kinda of extra cooling or any other components I would need. I would use the computer for Some gaming and video editing. I would probably later upgrade the graphics card(the motherboard says it has one). Is there anything I would need for sound? I would be buying windows 7 also(Don't include this in the budget). My budget is $500 USD. Any suggestions please? Also what settings on games could I play with this setup? I would probably be later getting a good graphics card.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:31 PM

This is a better psu.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:45 PM

Can you spot anything else I would need? are these compatible?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

That CPU you choose doesn't seem to be on the CPU support list for your motherboard.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:58 PM

What is a good quality motherboard that would work with my processor? And do I need a heatsink/fan with the processor?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:09 PM

This motherboard and the processor usually gives the CPU fan.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:19 PM

Which processor? Are you talking about a x6? those are like $200... X3 sounds good to me

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:24 PM

The motherboard will be compatible with the Athlon II X3 450.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:29 PM

The motherboard will be compatible with the Athlon II X3 450.


Thanks that sounds good! If I were to later purchase a good graphics card for around 200$ later on would this computer be able to play games such as crysis on high settings?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:31 PM

Depending on the graphics you choose to purchase.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 01:27 AM

Everything looks fine, but the on-board graphics are not that good. If you are gaming, you will need a dedicated graphics card if you want decent performance. On-board graphics are best for PC's performing general PC tasks. I also suggest staying away from a 700 series motherboard as they are currently obsolete, with the 800 series motherboard you originally selected being a good choice. The GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G is a new motherboard with on-board graphics that can use upcoming AM3+ CPU's with backwards compatibility for AM3. If you don't want a motherboard with on-board graphics, opting instead to get a dedicated card now, you should get a lower-cost 870-based motherboard. A good 870 motherboard is the MSI 870S-G46 AM3 AMD 870. If you think you will be getting a dedicated GPU, ever, you may want to get a higher wattage PSU, otherwise, you would probably have to replace the Corsair since it will not handle midrange GPU's. An XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W should be considered at a minimum.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:21 AM

That motherboard might go over the budget.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:55 AM

Well, if this is going to be a video editing PC, you may want to consider a quad core CPU, but that too would go over budget. A Athlon II X2 would work for most situations since most programs don't use more than two cores. Only a few select games and applications use more, and for those programs, you may want to up your budget and go for a Phenom II. As it stands, it is difficult to get a gaming/video editing PC at $500 that is relatively current with a budget that takes into account a monitor. The build above also does not include a copy of the OS which is $100, and that too will put this PC over budget. You are faced with two options, get low-spec obsolete hardware now and spend more to upgrade later, or plan ahead now and spend a bit more upfront but get something you can build upon. The AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz CPU is good, though it is a downgrade, it will be able to handle most tasks well. With my suggested motherboard, you can just wait, save up some cash, and then spend the money on the Bulldozer CPU's when they are launched.

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