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September 25, 2009 3:05:14 PM

hi im thinking of putting a computer together for my first time not sure if these parts are all compatable i wish to have a AMD setup so let me know if they arnt n if you know any pieces inplace of them or that would be better please let me know thanks.

Mother Board
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
$79.99

Processor
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
$189.00

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$99.99

Memory RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH
$94.99


Power Supply
SeaSonic S12 II SS-500GB 500W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$79.99

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
$49.99

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
$99.99

DVD/CD Drive
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner
$31.99

TOTAL = $724.95


i would like to only pay about $800 on the case and all parts not including a monitor and since i do not have one at the moment i don't know wat resolution would be best off because i plan to use the computer for Gaming, general internet and downloading movies and watching them.

all these are off newegg.com i havnt found a good case or monitor yet if you know one please post cheers

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 25, 2009 4:30:13 PM

The HAF 922 is a good case, there's very few out there that I'd say are better at a reasonable price. Your PSU is more than you need, a 650W Corsair would be plenty unless you have plans for Crossfire Gfx cards. The Caviar Blue is an okay budget drive, but you'll get much better performance out of a Samsung F3. I think the 500GB ones go for only a bit more than that WD you picked out.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 25, 2009 5:31:36 PM

Your motherboard doesn't support crossfire, so the PSU is MAJOR overkill. A quality 450W - 500W PSU is plenty for that build.

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $74.99 - $20 MIR

SeaSonic S12 II SS-500GB 500W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $79.99 - $10 MIR

The WD3200AAJS is a pretty old model. Like wathman said, the Samsung F3 500GB drive is only $2 more and offers considerably better performance.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $49.99

The specs on that OCZ Gold RAM don't impress me. DDR3 1333 with 9-9-9-20 timings is pretty slow. For $9 more you can get DDR3 1600 RAM with 7-7-7-24 timings.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $94.99

I don't know what resolution your monitor runs at, what your budget is, or what you intend to use the computer for, so I can't give any more meaningful advice until you edit your post to follow the format layed out in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum.
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September 26, 2009 3:16:46 AM

ok cheers well ive swapped hard drive, psu and ram for the ones you,ve suggested and would i be better to get a different mother board since this one isn't crossfire ready ?

also is this computer going to be able 2 be overclocked ?
September 26, 2009 3:26:04 AM

I wouldn't, but it really depends on what you want to do. Assuming you went with a Crossfire board and bought a 2nd 4850 you could have just purchased a single 58xx series card for $50 more and still play any game at 60FPS+ at 19x12 without the GPU even breaking a sweat. Also you'd have a DX11 card.

However in retrospect you could also buy a Crossfire board and wait until those 4850s are $60 and get close to the same performance as a Single 5870 and save some cash. Although you'd still be on a DX10 card.

As I said, its a matter of preference. I personally wouldn't worry about SLI or Crossfire since you then also need a better PSU that can handle both 4850 GPU's (Brand Name 650W+ I believe) which would increase your price to the same ballpark as buying a single 5850 and getting a better card overall.

Plus even that single 4850 is going to run most games on that system at 60FPS max detail. It'll still be a strong GPU for the next couple of years. I'd assume you could stick with that 4850 until the 68xx series of cards are released or maybe Nvidia's next gen cards.

Hope this helped.
September 26, 2009 6:41:28 AM

PSU: on super sale at svc.com: OCZ OCZ780MXS ModXStream 780W regularly $140, selling for $65. modular, >80% efficiency, 100,000hours mean time between failure... jump on it. :) 

Id pay the $5 to upgrade your ram from the ripjam series to the trident series - much better timings and better overclocking potential.

i agree with everyone else about the faster f3 hard drive.

also, dont forget to get a large jar of ether to speed up your ethernet/cable modem. :p 
September 27, 2009 2:57:16 AM

i've been looking around at mother boards and i found this one from one of read it sounds like a good mobo is it better than the one i previous choose ?

MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2009 2:06:33 PM

I haven't had good long-term reliability with MSI. I would choose the Gigabyte board any day. I'm sure the MSI board would work fine, but I certainly wouldn't say it's "better" than a Gigabyte or Asus board.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2009 7:39:31 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
I haven't had good long-term reliability with MSI. I would choose the Gigabyte board any day. I'm sure the MSI board would work fine, but I certainly wouldn't say it's "better" than a Gigabyte or Asus board.


I agree with shortstuff on MSI products based on my own past experience with motherboards and video card products from them. They do work, but for how long might become a problem.
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