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July 30, 2009 4:01:48 PM

Hey guys I'm trying to put this bad boy together for $1000 including monitor. Its gonna be a gaming PC so could you guys tell me if I have all the parts and if they are all compatible? I'm kind of worried about the quality of the monitor though...Thanks:

Motherboard: ASUS M4A78 PRO AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core Processor (3GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 4x512KB L2 Cache, Socket AM3)

Graphics Card: BFG Technologies GeForce GTX 275 Video Card
(896MB, PCI Express 2.0 x16, Dual DVI, HDMI)

RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400LLK

Hard Drive: Western Digital RE2 WD7500AYYS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

DVD Rom: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply

Monitor: Dell 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor, Connectivity [...] 3C461F5F28

Thanks a whole bunch guys!!

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July 30, 2009 4:15:40 PM

I apologize for double posting Ive been trying to figure out how to delete the other one. I changed some stuff and I wanted to change the title, again Im sorry for double posting
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July 30, 2009 4:19:25 PM

no problem,but you can't delete the other one so if you want to continue here write there that if anyone wants to comment to post here and consider the other closed and give a link to this thread,also sorry if i was rude
July 30, 2009 4:34:18 PM

Dont get that case with the PSU, Raidmax isnt that good. Are you planning on doing Raid? If not get the caviar black not the RE.

Also take a look at this combo for a better motherboard and faster ram, not the best timings but significant when compared to ddr2 800

If you get that board you may want to consider a 4890 so you can crossfire in the future. This case/psu combo will allow you to crossfire in the future
If you arent planning to use two cards then get this one
July 30, 2009 6:00:21 PM

Thanks I really appreciate the suggestions, but what exactly is crossfire? How does the non-built in PSU work exactly? It looks pretty bulky. Do i just plug them into each other or something? ive never built a pc before hehe
July 30, 2009 6:09:30 PM

Crossfire is ATI's name for using 2 graphics cards to run a single monitor so you get better performance, nVidia's equivilent is SLI.

As for non built in PSUs its really easy, you just slide them into the slot inside the case, put in the 4 screws that connect it to the case, and then plug it into the other components.

You may want to find some tutorials or videos online just to see what it will be like when you guild it. It doesnt take long if it goes smoothly, but if you have an unexpected snag it can take a while so its best to anticipate and avoid the most common issues.
July 30, 2009 6:54:37 PM

Cool, thanks for letting me know. I have done some revising of my system and here is what ive got now. Let me know how this sounds to everyone. My main concern is the graphics card. itll stack up to the geforce GTX 275 right? Everything in this setup is compatible?

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

DVD ROM: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

MONITOR: Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

MOTHERBOARD: MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK - Retail

PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945FBGIBOX - Retail

GRAPHICS CARD: HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Oh also i need a wireless network card, any suggestions?