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#1 Chefjesus

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

hey guys hey, im currently building a computer and i would like to know if all my parts are compatable with eachother and im getting the best bang for my buck. Its for my g/f she needs to do a ton of school work on it, she loves to play WoW, and The Sims 3. I have a budget of about 800 bucks including the OS (win7).

I'm not sure what PSU to get, or if i need a fan for my processor. But here is what i have looked up so far. The parts that say "OR" I'm not sure which one i can skimp some money on and still have a good machine.

Processor-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103858 OR
]Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOXna&AID=10521304&PID=4164509&SID=1ho1rclmbkgf0[/COLOR][/COLOR]

Video Card- Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HDD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case - Cooler Master Elite Mid Tower Case, RC-310-BWN1-GP (Blue) RC-310-BWN1-GP
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Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MotherBoard - Newegg.com - ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

I'm not sure whats wrong with it, another forum said the am3 socket wasnt very upgradeable, any suggestions would be appreciated

RAM- Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH

CD/DVD ROM drive - Newegg.com - LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - CD / DVD Burners

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:58 PM

To make things simpler on us, I suggest you include links to your items. That said, here's a suggestion:

CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz - For what you're doing, this should be more than enough. This is part of their new FX line and is a six core CPU. Stocks may be limited as it came out only last week. It comes with a heatsink and fan along with thermal compound. Currently, you can this CPU for about $20 less at TigerDirect, the page for it is here. For some reason, Newegg has been marking the FX CPU's up since release.$189

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 - I suggest getting an AMD 900 series board like this, as it is newer and can handle the new CPU's. This a x70 motherboard, which, going by AMD's chipset standards, means it is basic, but capable for all but enthusiasts. This is an AM3+ motherboard, meaning it will take the older AM3 CPU's along with the new AM3+ CPU's $119

GPU: HIS H685FN1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB - The 550 Ti is a low-end part that usually gets beat by even a lowly Radeon 5770. If you have the money, I would get this as it is more powerful. If you can't, the HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 1GB is also a good card. $144 (Before $10 mail-in rebate)

PSU: ENERMAX NAXN ENP550AWT 550W - Enermax makes good power supplies, as does Corsair, Seasonic, and PC Power. $64

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:17 PM

I reckon you should get the Antec case because it is much solid and more room in it.

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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 19 October 2011 - 02:32 PM

Since you already looked at Newegg why not look at their bundles? http://www.newegg.com/Store/MasterComboStore.aspx?StoreID=7&name=DIY-PC-Combos&cm_sp=Pillar2-_-BuildYourOwn-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fhomepage%2fpillar%2fhomepage2011%2fbnr_lifestyle_combo.jpg

Lots of choices for most price points> I went that route myself when I built a new one for my brother. I did ass a SSD boot drive and inexpensive video card since he does'nt game.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

OK, i think im buying these items, how did i do?
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - ASRock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (x2 right?)
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
Best Prices on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-bit at PriceGrabber

New Egg had the best prices for everything i compared

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:35 PM

You should try getting the 900 series chipset for the motherboard. Also you do not need the thermal compound since the stock cooler already has pre-applied thermal compound. There are much better quality power supplys out there like Corsair, Seasonic, Sliverstone, Enermax, XFX.

>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 19 October 2011 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, that setup will work, but you really should consider the hardware listed. The Enermax is a better quality unit and you really don't need a 700W PSU unless you are getting a really high-end GPU. The FX-6100 is newer, but you can still make do with reasonable performance on a Phenom II X6. The Radeon 6790 has better performance than a GTX 550, the Radeon 6850 has even better performance.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 11:37 PM

A high quality 600W power supply would do the trick.

>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 20 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

One thing I'd change is DVDRW to a BluRay Burner. I had so so luck with the LG it was picky on media. The Pioneer seems to burn anything. I haven't tried the LiteOn Bluray burner but the DVDRW drives have always worked good for me too.

If you never need to back up then the 25Gb capacity of single layer Verbatim HTL, Not LTH, will not be needed and go for the DVDRW drive.

I back up important files to a external drive and a Verbatim BluRay disc.

The Antec 300 series has no 3.5" front drive opening. That may not be important to you, however if you ever plan to use a floppy drive or internal card reader there is no bay for it soyou will have to get the card reader and a 3.5" to 5.25" adapter. Also it has no 2.5" drive bay if you ever plan to add a SSD then you will need to get one with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter to use it.

Edited by rotor123, 20 October 2011 - 09:35 AM.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

Pioneer makes the nicest DVD drive around, love there products.

>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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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