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July 25, 2009 10:44:29 PM

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R487D5-1GD Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945FBGIBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXH1600C8WS4GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These are the parts that I had selected and have waiting in the shopping cart at newegg. I was hoping that someone might be able to check on the parts and make sure that I did not make any mistakes that could make it not work. If you have any suggestions to add or change please make them. This is my first build and I am not proud. As for the psu I used the antec calculator to figure out the wattage. I have no clue about the ampage and all that so I really could use the help. Below is the little form that you guys have on the website for this.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sooner the better BUDGET RANGE: US 750-850

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: homework, web, gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anything that has refunds on bad parts.

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: I would like to but I really need to learn how to properly first SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 its a 24 inch dell

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Above


Thank you for your help and time.
July 25, 2009 11:15:28 PM

Yes to hunter's suggestions.

Additionally, I can't recommend the RAM. Not saying it's bad, but it is an off-brand.

OCZ has a killer kit with better timings:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

While the 450VX may be enough for the build, you need to realize it's not much margin. A good PSU will last a very long time, so consider a bit more to cover the future. Normally I would link the 550VX but the 650TX is a better deal right now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If those items seem too pricey, consider using the DDR2 version of the 770 board to save a bit. CAS 5 1066 RAM will work just as well and cost less. The only reason I promote DDR3 is because your NEXT build will need it.
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July 25, 2009 11:19:45 PM

Your build is good

but a little tweaking wont hurt

This RAM is 1333 MHz but the timings are much better and will out perform the 1600 MHZ you have chosen
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hunter 315's combo of cpu/mb/gfx looks good

But you'd also need a more powerful PSU to handle ether build
If you are sticking with the 4870 then 550w should be enough , but it would be nice to have the overhead of
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... in either build
July 26, 2009 2:55:19 AM

Thanks for the replies. I think that I will go with the combo deal that hunter suggested. I have another combo deal that will fill out the case and the power supply because the case had been in a combo with the cpu in the original build.

Thermaltake Purepower W0121RU 600W ATX12V V2.0 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail

Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid ... - Retail

If this work I would be really happy and I will charge it to my card. Thank you again for all your help.
July 26, 2009 5:07:19 AM

If I go with the different power supply do I have to change which case I use, should I?
I like the case but that is mainly because I like the huge fans. Can I use this with say an Antec psu.
July 26, 2009 5:09:13 AM

yeah, it will work fine, i was just suggesting the antec cases for the combos
July 26, 2009 7:28:58 PM

I was wondering what you thought about seventeam psus.
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