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#1 weatherman13

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:57 PM

Hi Everyone,
A family member of mine had a computer crash. I found a kit for them. I was just wondering what you though. I want to get my items from newegg.com. The computer will be used for facebook, facebook games, some photo editing, itunes,multitaking, email, and internet. My budget is under $1,000 with accessories and software. All feedback is welcome. Also is there anything more that I need? Thanks.

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Keyboard and Mouse

Microsoft Office Software

External Hard Drive

Adobe Photoshop + Elements

Anti-Static Wrist Band

Velcro Cable Ties

DVD-R Disks for Backup

Speakers

Printer

Printer USB

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:40 PM

It should work for what you're doing. If you are going to be doing anything more performance oriented, I would have selected different parts. If you are doing any video editing, I suggest such as build.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:56 PM

Do you think I should add a 80+. modular power supply?

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:16 AM

If you believe you are going to be using dedicated graphics cards eventually, then yes, get a better power supply. The CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W is pretty good. It's not modular though, but that is more of a style choice more than anything else. It will just take a little more time to tie back the extra power cables.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:19 AM

You don't have to, the one in the case should do fine.

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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
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:56 AM

I will probably add this power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028. I know it is not 80+ Certified.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:47 AM

The link didn't work but i have a feeling that you chose a Raidmax power supply.

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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
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

You may not choose and 80+ certified but I would at least consider it. Better power management is always ideal even in it's most simplest forms. CPU magazine and a few others have talked about the benefits of the 80+ certified power supplies and while the short-term cash layout or investment is just slightly higher the benefits pay off over the long term quite handsomely. 80+ Bronze or Silver wont set you back too far at all, where as Gold will put a pinch on the old wallet.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:11 PM

The higher the efficiency, the more expensive the power supply is.

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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
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:43 PM

Ok guys. I made another build here it is. Is there any thing else I need? Is this all compatibile? Also will there be enough room for everything?

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CD Drive

Case

Hard Drive

Motherboard

Power Supply

CPU

CPU Cooler

Memory

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:02 PM

I suggest sticking to the original motherboard and CPU. That motherboard you selected is not an AM3+ motherboard, so it may not take all of the new and upcoming CPU's and the on-board GPU is weaker than the original. The ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 and AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz will do fine in this setup. The GPU found on the A8-3850 is a Radeon 6550 whereas the one you selected only had on-board up to a Radeon 4250. Only go with the Phenom II in your original build if you are going to get a dedicated graphics card above the Radeon 6550, like the SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB, otherwise, you would be taking a step backwards in performance. You also don't need to buy a CPU cooler as it is in the box already. Get one if you are going to be overclocking or later discover that the OEM cooler is too loud. You also need to buy Windows, but, other than that and the points I've raised here, you seem to be good to go.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:13 PM

Would this one work also: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127584

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:22 PM

So if I change the motherboard and CPU back I should be fine for what I am doing.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:23 AM

That card would work fine.

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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
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:34 PM

If you either go back to the CPU/motherboard combo, or use the CPU and motherboard I suggest, it would be fine for what you are doing. The A8 APU's are similar to Sandy Bridge CPU's in that they include graphics processing on the CPU iteself. AMD's solution is more powerful graphics wise and eliminates the need for a dedicated graphics card until you go past the Radeon 6550.

In this case, the only reason to go for an AM3/AM3+ setup is if you are going to be using a dedicated graphics card above the Radeon 6550. Otherwise, you are largely wasting money on a slightly faster x86 Phenom II and a drastically less powerful on-board Radeon 4250.

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