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May 30, 2009 9:39:31 PM

Hey guys I'm custom building a computer for the first time and need some help making sure my pieces are compatible with each other, I'm almost sure they are but I would rather be safe than sorry.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: tomorrow BUDGET RANGE: (example: US$800-900)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAM (2nd): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

I already have keyboard,mouse,monitor, and speakers.

Thanks in advance for looking.



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May 30, 2009 10:30:01 PM

That PSU is not that great and overpriced. I would go for the 650tx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Just get 4GB of RAM, more isn't worth it.

To save some money, consider this CPU/mobo combo. Put the money saved on the PSU and mobo towards a better graphics card. The one you have is good, but you might consider the 1GB version, a GTX 260 or a couple of these in crossfire.

What resolution are you playing at?
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May 30, 2009 10:55:37 PM

They are both about the same performance wise, I would get that GTX 260 because it comes with a game, if you're interested in that. Either card will be great for 1680x1050. I assume your using the corsair? How about the CPU mobo combo? Are you going to be overclocking?
May 30, 2009 11:00:37 PM

The psu/mobo combo I didn't see any link to it in your post so idk what processor and motherboard it is but I want to keep atleast the speed I have with the X3 or upgrade it , and I don't believe I will be overclocking if i ever get around to figuring out how to and actually doing it it will only be a by a small margin. Also the game isn't a big factor for me as I have it on my 360.
May 30, 2009 11:26:48 PM

Alright Well since I've cut down the cost a bit due to your suggestions (Thank you!) I think I'm gonna get the 4870 1GB version and yes I am going to go with that corsair PSU. Also one more thing to move my old files from my old computer to my new one is putting them on an external hard drive and transfering them over the best way to go?
May 30, 2009 11:39:55 PM

One more thing, are you planning on adding another 4870 in the future? If you are, I you may want to step up to the 750TX PSU. If not, your good to go!
May 30, 2009 11:44:40 PM

No I wont the only thing i'd do is just upgrade the video card again.
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