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February 3, 2010 3:03:53 AM

I have chosen these parts:

cpu: Athlon II X4 620
mobo: GA-MA785GMT-UD2H
memory: F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

I wanted to see if this would be a good combination, I'm not very experienced so am double checking with you guys. The memory I listed is in the motherboards supported list, do you think it's a good choice? Any other advice or tips are greatly appreciated

One more thing: Would 450 watt PSU be enough for such a PC? I might add a graphics car worth roughly $100

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a b V Motherboard
February 3, 2010 4:54:26 AM

hello and yes the memory looks nice and the gigabyte motherboard is one of the best
available to purchase (by the way nice color combination ,why not go with the athlon II X4 635 !


http://products.amd.com/es-la/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=...

or better off , with a black edition :
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


and about the psu you just have to check you have enough amps on the 12v rails
most gpus about 100 $ suggest 40 amps.
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February 3, 2010 12:05:55 PM

shagrathdex666

thanks for advice! I am on a tight budget so will have to settle for 620 for now :)  but other than that yeah, rest seems like a good choice.

thanks again :D 
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a c 297 V Motherboard
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February 3, 2010 12:55:25 PM

Hi men.

1- What is your budget?
2- The rig, Is for gaming? video edition? surf the web?
3- If you can post the links of the components that you want, will be great.
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February 3, 2010 1:26:17 PM

Hi saint19

The system wold be used mostly for Maya 3d modeling and rendering and a little bit of gaming. budget is under 500 CAD = 460 USD

here are the links:

mobo: http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd...

cpu: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

memory: http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd...

harddrive: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

case: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I will add a decent pcie2.0 grapics card in future maybe around $150 extra...
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February 3, 2010 2:25:21 PM

saint19 said:
Hi men.

1- What is your budget?
2- The rig, Is for gaming? video edition? surf the web?
3- If you can post the links of the components that you want, will be great.



previos reply was to you.
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a c 297 V Motherboard
a c 163 } Memory
February 3, 2010 4:24:24 PM

Ok, the budget is limited.

1- Is a good mobo with video onboard, but isn't enough for the job that you need.

2- The RAM isn't good, the CL is 9, the recomended is CL7 or CL8. Someone like THIS

3- The case is good, but not the PSU. You need a good PUS if you want upgrade your GPU in the future. 500W from a good brand like Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Corsair, Antec, PC power and cooling or OCZ.

4- This will be my rig configuration:

Mobo: 129.99
CPU: 104.97
RAM: 129.99
Case: 93.99
HDD: 50.99
GPU: 188.99
PSU: 84.99

Total price: 783.91
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February 3, 2010 4:42:17 PM

saint19 said:
Ok, the budget is limited.

1- Is a good mobo with video onboard, but isn't enough for the job that you need.

2- The RAM isn't good, the CL is 9, the recomended is CL7 or CL8. Someone like THIS

3- The case is good, but not the PSU. You need a good PUS if you want upgrade your GPU in the future. 500W from a good brand like Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Corsair, Antec, PC power and cooling or OCZ.

4- This will be my rig configuration:

Mobo: 129.99
CPU: 104.97
RAM: 129.99
Case: 93.99
HDD: 50.99
GPU: 188.99
PSU: 84.99

Total price: 783.91


Interesint, thank you very much for advice.

Do you think there would be much difference if I used the mobo and ram that I listed vs what you suggested? rams are pretty much same price but mobo is $40 difference, I was wondering if it was worth it?

Are you sure this (what I had in list) PSU wont pull a decent graphics card? Is there a cheaper alternative to the PSU you usuggested on one of those sites that you think I could go for?

P.S. the ram that you suggested is not in the motherboards supported list (I checked their pdf) Could there be issues?
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a c 297 V Motherboard
a c 163 } Memory
February 3, 2010 5:25:13 PM

1- Yea, the mobo that you want have onboard video. The mobo that I list doesn't have. Always is better a mobo without onboard video. The mobo that you list can work fine, but not at the same performance that the mobo that I suggest to you.

2- For the RAM. From wikipedia.com "...CL, is the delay time between the moment a memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular memory column on a RAM memory module, and the moment the data from given array location is available on the module's output pins. In general, the lower the CAS latency, the better."

3- What brand is the PSU that you have?

4- The supported list is only for reference. That the RAM isn't in the list doesn't mean that the RAM don't work in the mobo. Like I said, is only for user reference, to sure them that the mobo works with those RAM speed.
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February 3, 2010 5:35:34 PM

saint19 said:
1- Yea, the mobo that you want have onboard video. The mobo that I list doesn't have. Always is better a mobo without onboard video. The mobo that you list can work fine, but not at the same performance that the mobo that I suggest to you.

2- For the RAM. From wikipedia.com "...CL, is the delay time between the moment a memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular memory column on a RAM memory module, and the moment the data from given array location is available on the module's output pins. In general, the lower the CAS latency, the better."

3- What brand is the PSU that you have?

4- The supported list is only for reference. That the RAM isn't in the list doesn't mean that the RAM don't work in the mobo. Like I said, is only for user reference, to sure them that the mobo works with those RAM speed.



My PSU would be the one that comes with the case, 450 watt, should not that be enough?
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a c 297 V Motherboard
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February 3, 2010 5:38:27 PM

Silicium01 said:
My PSU would be the one that comes with the case, 450 watt, should not that be enough?


No, isn't enough.
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February 3, 2010 5:59:24 PM

saint19 said:
No, isn't enough.


Ok, thanks for all your advice, I think I'll wait till I have the money to buy components that you suggested.
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a c 297 V Motherboard
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February 3, 2010 6:14:17 PM

Any time. That's why be are here.
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