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New budget gaming system, Are ALL these parts compatible? pls help ty!

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December 21, 2008 7:15:44 AM

I've tried to read up on everything i could, i THINK these parts are compatible from what I read, but I would rather be positive then order the parts...wait forever to get them, to discover a *oopsies* hehe. If you could take a few min to check my build, would greatly appreciate it! Santas always watching too, good for bonus points? lol..Well, I am on a budget and these are the parts that I've come up with that I think would make a decent build. My budget I had hoped to keep everything around $700-$800, prefer more towards $700 (shipping and handling always gets ya!)

Keep in mind this is soley a gaming build in hopes of playing the latest and greatest, current passion is WoW. So strictly hard core gaming, and a bit of late night surfing ^^

My build: (so far)

MB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... *this board has good reviews and looked good for future upgradability also, did not want to skimp here**

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*this is a hold me over processor should last me quite awhile, didn't want to go quad, very lil games use, nice price, decent reviews, and yes I want amd (pls no amd vs. intel debates hehe)

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
**well known name, not the best psu, but a decent one, decent reviews and price, plus a gaming mouse for nice added bonus**

Vid:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*is there much difference tween this and the gtx for $159?) like to stick with evga, good reviews, good customer service, step up program**

MEM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
**OK here I am really confused....can I use this with this build? Or do I have to get the pc 6400? I would rather this if it would work**

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
**Loved the look, side window lights and all...but the 3 huge 120mm fans fits in nicely, from all the reviews how my cpu tends to be a lil warm, liked the XCLIO windtunnel too but I need a midtower do to space limitations** (my parsts SHOULD fit in this?)

OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
**was xp prof fan, but as tech moves forward, so must I (wipes tears from her eyes as she says farewell to xp)

DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*like to back up some dvds, no big preference here, like lightscribe**

Card reader:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
**no big preference here, dont expect to use it very often**

Ok there she is, my first build, hopefully order parts monday, wonder how soon I will get them with the egg? hrm.

My concerns, please help:

a) Are ALL these parts compatible, if not can you link a comparable one with comparable price that is?

b) Lot of these are oem, im a complete noob, is there any extra cables, connectors,converters anything that I might need? Hate to get all the parts and cant do the build cuz missing a cable etc...

c) Is there anything that im forgetting?

Thank you for taking the time to read this, looking foward to your reponse, and Happy Holidays, may santa give you everything you asked for!
December 21, 2008 8:36:53 AM

A) Yes

B) Your mobo should come with a few cables

C) I see you want to build an AMD system...

If you want my opinion on what you picked out (your going to get it anyway):

Is there a reason why you picked an IDE DVD Burner? I would get a SATA one, i'm very happy with my samsung
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you plan on overclocking?

Consider this processor (I like it better):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-athlon-x2-7750-be-rev...

I wouldn't buy an asrock mobo.
Supposedly the 790GX are great for overclocking plus you can do hybrid crossfire if you buy an ati video card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would get the antec nine hundred or the antec three hundred if you're on a budget

Whats the resolution of your monitor?
I would get an ATI 4850 or if you have to stick with nvidia then a 9800GTX+
December 21, 2008 8:44:45 AM

^+1

Go with the new X2 7750, different mobo, and either a HD4830 or HD4850
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December 21, 2008 9:37:19 AM

pshrk said:
A) Yes

B) Your mobo should come with a few cables

C) I see you want to build an AMD system...

If you want my opinion on what you picked out (your going to get it anyway):

Is there a reason why you picked an IDE DVD Burner? I would get a SATA one, i'm very happy with my samsung
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you plan on overclocking?

Consider this processor (I like it better):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-athlon-x2-7750-be-rev...

I wouldn't buy an asrock mobo.
Supposedly the 790GX are great for overclocking plus you can do hybrid crossfire if you buy an ati video card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would get the antec nine hundred or the antec three hundred if you're on a budget

Whats the resolution of your monitor?
I would get an ATI 4850 or if you have to stick with nvidia then a 9800GTX+


+1 especially for the 4850 (512mb is all you need unless you're going with 24"+ screen)


But I disagree with that motherboard choice, 790GX's are great, but that ASUS model isnt too good with the heatsinks on it, it gets fairrrrly hot.

To OP, get the gigabyte version of the 790GX chipset MOBO, you'll save 40 bucks and some heat issues too.


December 21, 2008 9:47:58 AM

^+1 Very good advice.
December 21, 2008 1:18:55 PM

+1 for a different motherboard. Get a Gigabyte or ASUS.
December 21, 2008 2:10:51 PM

Thanks guys for the input! keep them coming! Oh i just thought I would add here also that I know nothing about oc'ing, so none will be done :( 

Thanks for pointing out the burner, after reading hoursssss of reviews and forums concerning the asrock board and processor, I got a lil lazy when it came to the burner lol. Now doing some research on the recommended vid cards and mb. I did not realize that this mb is that poor of quality *eyes suggestions for new mb* Most of the reviews rated it a good choice, saying is lil sister to "asus" with very good quality *scratches her head* hmm and ive read a TON lol. Oh well looks like time to hit it again, thanks guys! And just to stress the oc'ing...none will be done, I know nothing about it and dont feel comfortable with it, maybe in the future, but atm im still lil miss newblet :) 
December 21, 2008 2:44:20 PM

For motherboard look in to:
EP45-UD3P (Supports CrossFire)
EP45-UD3R
ASUS P5Q Pro P45 (Supports CrossFire)

Note: If getting the Gigabyte boards DO NOT INSTALL DES Software that comes with the board!
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