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May 9, 2009 10:08:46 PM


THIS IS REALLY LONG SO PLZ READ IT ALL



Okay so i am just starting to build my FIRST computer ever and i need some help i have everything all ready but just wanted to check first here is my build.

PSU= Rosewill RG630-2 630W ATX12V v2.3, SLI Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply, UL,FCC,CE,CB,ROHS - Retail

CASE= Rosewill R5604-TBK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer

Cooler= ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

Possessor= Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

Mother Board= GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Ram= G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT - Retail

GPU= EVGA 896-P3-1265-RX GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Hard Drive= Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

DVD Burner= LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM

Grand Total of around $710 it is my gaming rig that i am going to build now what i need you to do is tell me if it is a good rig.

Also i would like u to give me the best gaming possessor for under $190 it can be either intel or AMD and the best video card under $200 please help me.


Thanks in advance.

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May 9, 2009 10:13:04 PM

PSU is trash the motherboard is not great either. Only get psu that are branded corsair, ocz, Ultra, thermaltake and antec; to be safe.

The best cpu under $200 is the x4 940 with a 790gx motherboard. In my opinion the best single card under $200 is the gtx 260 and the best dual card is two 4770's in crossfire. Everything else looks good.
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May 9, 2009 10:18:02 PM

mr mage 4565 said:
THIS IS REALLY LONG SO PLZ READ IT ALL



Okay so i am just starting to build my FIRST computer ever and i need some help i have everything all ready but just wanted to check first here is my build.

PSU= Rosewill RG630-2 630W ATX12V v2.3, SLI Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply, UL,FCC,CE,CB,ROHS - Retail

CASE= Rosewill R5604-TBK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer

Cooler= ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

Possessor= Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail

Mother Board= GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Ram= G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT - Retail

GPU= EVGA 896-P3-1265-RX GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Hard Drive= Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

DVD Burner= LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM

Grand Total of around $710 it is my gaming rig that i am going to build now what i need you to do is tell me if it is a good rig.

Also i would like u to give me the best gaming possessor for under $190 it can be either intel or AMD and the best video card under $200 please help me.


Thanks in advance.

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May 9, 2009 10:19:23 PM

Tech-Boy said:
PSU is trash the motherboard is not great either. Only get psu that are branded corsair, ocz, Ultra, thermaltake and antec; to be safe.

The best cpu under $200 is the x4 940 with a 790gx motherboard. In my opinion the best single card under $200 is the gtx 260 and the best dual card is two 4770's in crossfire. Everything else looks good.



i don't think the PSU is trash because from the reviews people say it is great also if i were goign to crossfire i would need somebody on here to post links on where to get a motherboard that supports crossfire and any other componets nessasary
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May 9, 2009 10:25:24 PM

I respect your opinion, if you think it is a great psu then get it.

However I would never use it in one of my builds!
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May 9, 2009 10:27:27 PM

The 790gx I suggested with the x4 940 supports crossfire.

The best motherboard for the e8400 is the p45 by gigabyte which also supports 8x crossfire.
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May 9, 2009 10:28:48 PM

Tech-Boy said:
I respect your opinion, if you think it is a great psu then get it.

However I would never use it in one of my builds!



give me a solid reason why rosewill PSU are bad if u can do that then give me a link to a PSU that you would pick that had 600W
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May 9, 2009 10:33:03 PM

mr mage 4565 said:
i don't think the PSU is trash because from the reviews people say it is great also if i were goign to crossfire i would need somebody on here to post links on where to get a motherboard that supports crossfire and any other componets nessasary


Rosewill PSUs are notorious for frying, and taking half of your rig with it. A PSU is something you NEVER want to skimp on. You came here for help, we know what we're talking about, take the advice.

Get a Corsair or PC Power & Cooling PSU. Two of the best brands out there.
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May 9, 2009 10:35:29 PM

Ok so now could sombody plz give me a link for a 600W PSU. also can you give me a link for a motherboard that supports crossfire for Radeon 4770
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May 9, 2009 10:43:18 PM

You can unplug cables from the PSU itself to reduce cable clutter and increase airflow.
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May 9, 2009 10:44:05 PM

other then my power supply is the rest of the system good? if u are not sure just copy and past the name in newegg
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May 9, 2009 10:49:00 PM

Fortunex said:
Yeah.

Personally, I'd get a Xigmatek Dark Knight

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

Over that Zalman, but it's your choice.



so i can't improve the prossesor or the video card? also if i were goign to do the crossfire setup with the radeon 4770 would i only need that one motherboard?
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May 9, 2009 10:50:00 PM

Yes I think everything else looks good!

However I would go with the x3 720 or x4 940 with a 790gx motherboard, for better performance. But the e8400 is a great overclocker but still not as fast as the multi core x3 and x4 phenom II cpu's.

x3 720 -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139

x4 940 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189

TA790GX -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109 with crossfire 8x lane support!

EDIT: The Darknight as Fortunex said is better.
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May 9, 2009 10:52:04 PM

You can, but the extra money won't be worth it. The E8500 and E8600 have higher multipliers, so you don't need to up the FSB as much when OCing, but whether you want to get those or not is your choice.

Alternatively, the Phenom 720 performs the same as the E8400 in games and better in multi-tasking and stuff when they are OC'd the same, but the E8400 can overclock farther.

Yes, that motherboard will work with dual 4770s.
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May 10, 2009 1:04:41 AM

would this motherboard work with crossfire x i will be using 2 Radeon 4770

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
140W Phenom and loaded for OC

Model
Brand BIOSTAR
Model TFORCE TA790GX 128M
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type AM2+/AM2
CPU Type Phenom / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)
Chipsets
North Bridge AMD 790GX
South Bridge AMD SB750
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
Memory Standard DDR2 800/1066(1066 by AM2+ CPU)
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 2 x PCI-E x16 2.0 Slot (CFX x8)
PCI Express x1 2
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 6
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset ATI Radeon HD 3300
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC888
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111C
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
Video Ports D-Sub + DVI
HDMI 1 x HDMI
USB 4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 3 x USB 2.0 Header
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Power Pin 24 Pin
Packaging
Package Contents TFORCE TA790GX 128M
Driver Disk
User Manual
Rear I/O Panel Shield
IDE/PATA Cable
SATA Cable
4-pin to SATA Power Cable


would this motherboard work?
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May 10, 2009 1:06:45 AM

Yes, that would work fine.
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May 10, 2009 2:48:13 AM

Fortunex said:
Yes, that would work fine.


the extra PCI 2.0 x 16 would it be just as good or a little badder? also i was wondering what would be the best crossfire configuration for $200 or less?
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May 10, 2009 3:31:06 AM

The best crossfire combination for under $200 is two 4770's.
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May 10, 2009 4:18:32 AM

Tech-Boy said:
The best crossfire combination for under $200 is two 4770's.



if i buy 2 4770 on newegg will i need anything ealse for the crossfire x setup?
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May 10, 2009 1:24:48 PM

would this power supply be a good choice too?

BFG Tech LS SERIES LS-550 550W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.8 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Winner of Anandtech's Gold Editor's Choice Award sup
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May 10, 2009 10:51:27 PM

BFG is higher-than-average quality, but again, I'd go for Corsair, PC P&C or Seasonic.
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May 11, 2009 12:34:43 AM

would this be better? CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Voted Best Power Supply Manufacturer by Custom PC 2008

and do i even need 750W would a 450 or 500W be better?!??!?!?
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May 11, 2009 2:04:42 AM

You need a minimum of 550w. You only need 700w+ fi going sli.
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