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I need a HELP [First timer]! What do you think of this rig?

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October 24, 2009 5:04:22 PM

I know this question has been asked by me for zillions times but I really need a help.

Here's my suggestions:

Antec Three Hundred Cool and Quiet Gaming Case - £45.87 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com [...] ctId=31087


AMD Phenom II X4 945, Sok AM3, 3.0GHz, 8MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail - £119.36 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD [...] 25W-Retail

Sapphire HD 5870 1GB Graphics Card - £304.69 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com [...] ctId=38063

1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache - £55.95 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com [...] ctId=37726

G.SKILL DDR3 1600 PC12800 4GB (2GB x 2) - £68.94 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com [...] ctId=37612

Corsair 750W TX Series PSU - £89.64 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com [...] ctId=29100

Finished. Now it's your turn to type.

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October 24, 2009 5:10:03 PM

Total: £684.45

Which I think is far too much, Any suggestions you can cut it down to somewhere near £600 range?

And should I replace HD 5870 with HD 5850?
Btw, I'm using 1280x782 monitor (not unsure). But I do have 2 similar monitors lying around so I might use that. It has same resolution I believe.
October 24, 2009 5:12:53 PM

Unfortunately it appears that you are missing the most important part, your mother board. Also you might consider a Phenom 955 or 965 for 20 dollars more you get a higher clock speed and that will be quite beneficial to your system. Other than that it looks quite good.
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October 24, 2009 5:15:17 PM

If your resolution is that low you definitely dont need a 5870 perhaps not a 5850, but if you plan to upgrade the monitor in the future a 5850 would be a solid choice
October 24, 2009 6:36:03 PM

Okay HD 5850 it is, which mobo would you recommand for this rig? I would like ones with IDE slot because I got old HDD lying around which I would like to use.
October 24, 2009 6:52:24 PM

Do you plan on crossfiring in the future?

And you definitely want to upgrade that monitor - the 5850 will tear it apart.
October 24, 2009 7:53:37 PM

How much are you willing to spend on a mobo?
October 24, 2009 8:13:24 PM

I will upgrade monitor in sometime, and I won't be crossfiring but getting another HD 6850 in nextyear. And I am will spend maxinium of £600 on everything including mobo. I just got W7 on 22nd october.
October 24, 2009 8:19:18 PM

For non-crossfire you could get this mobo
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD

and one of these PSUs
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
October 24, 2009 8:24:30 PM

Aloid said:
Yes the 5850 is a great choice and will help cut your budget back temendously. Second a good motherboard would be the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

But on more of a budget a ASROCK board would probibaly be your best bet


For an AM3 system?

Edit and he's not in Canada either...
October 24, 2009 8:42:52 PM

Oh woops my bad i'm retarded i was completely thinking backwards on that one
October 25, 2009 7:28:26 AM

Thanks jbakerlent and Aloid for helping. :) 

With HD 5850, XFX ones.
and
ASRock M3A790GMH/128M Motherboard AM3 Socket

Should get me about £546.45.

Which is fanstatic
October 25, 2009 9:29:05 AM

And I'm looking to pick 1 old HDD from my old computer but it is IDE, so, will it work with that mobo if I used IDE to SATA adapter? And do I have to buy it or it come with mobo?
October 25, 2009 2:28:12 PM

You also forgot a power supply. I consider this to be one of the most important components in any PC. The PSU is a major determining factor to the overall lifespan of every other device in your PC. Try not to skimp on this. Don't ever use a PSU that's already including in a case. My personal favorite power supplies are made by the grand daddy of PSU companies, PC Power and Cooling. OCZ recently bought PC Power and Cooling and now has a very stable line of PSUs.

fyi PSU= Power Supply Unit
October 25, 2009 2:31:52 PM

^You forgot to include corsair and cooler master as one of your PSU grand daddies.
October 25, 2009 3:03:01 PM

I did add a PSU.

Corsair 750W TX Series PSU - £89.64 inc. VAT

You have missed or misread it.
October 25, 2009 3:06:11 PM

Now, does IDE-SATA adapter comes with mobo or I have to buy it?
October 25, 2009 3:40:38 PM

Bump.

I need it to get unsorted by tomorrow.
October 25, 2009 3:51:49 PM

The mobo I listed has a connection for that.
October 25, 2009 4:05:09 PM

Thanks. Now for Final list:

Antec Three Hundred Cool and Quiet Gaming Case £45.87 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+To...

HDX945FBGIBOX - AMD Phenom II X4 945, Sok AM3, 3.0GHz, 8MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail £119.36 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-945-Sok...

XFX RADEON HD 5850 1GB Graphics card £213.84 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...

1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache £53.99 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB+...

G.SKILL DDR3 1600 PC12800 4GB (2GB x 2) £68.94 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/D...

Corsair 750W TX Series PSU £89.64 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

Now, finished again, what do you think about this?
October 25, 2009 4:08:10 PM

Total:
667.48. Which is far too much for me. Any ways to cut it down to below £600?
October 25, 2009 4:17:46 PM

I'd get the 95W CPU
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-945-Den...

It's hard to cut down while maintaining the same level of performance...

Drop down to the 550W or 650W I listed above and check around a little and see if there are any similar spec'd parts that are cheaper (RAM, mobo for example).

Also, why pay for a mobo with IGP when you're getting a 5850? Just go for a 770.
October 25, 2009 4:52:24 PM

Total:
£649 with OCZ SXS PSU.
October 25, 2009 5:02:48 PM

Yes, that mobo and the psu are fine.
Try getting some cheaper 1333MHz CL 7/8 RAM
and maybe the 500GB F3.
Hmm, other than that you may have to sacrifice some performance and drop down to a 5770/4870.
October 25, 2009 5:11:14 PM

^ Should be fine.
October 25, 2009 5:13:54 PM

Swapped HD 5850 from Aria to Scan.co.uk
October 25, 2009 5:17:24 PM

I think I can accept £622.37.
Thanks for help.
Feel free to help if you find anything cheaper by tomorrow.
October 26, 2009 7:55:25 AM

Today is ordering day, I will make list to be just sure that I'm buying correct things.
October 26, 2009 8:11:35 AM

Antec Three Hundred Cool and Quiet Gaming Case £45.87 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+To...

HD-585A-ZNFC - 1GB XFX HD 5850, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 725MHz, DisplayPort/ 2x DL DVI-I/ HDMI + Dirt2* £213.42 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-5850-PCI-E-20...

HDX945FBGIBOX - AMD Phenom II X4 945, Sok AM3, 3.0GHz, 8MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail £119.36 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-945-Sok...

1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache £53.99 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB+...

G.SKILL DDR3 1600 PC12800 4GB (2GB x 2) £68.94 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/D...

OCZ 700W StealthXStream Power Supply PSU £71.24 inc. VAT
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

MSI 770-C45, AMD 770, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1600(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX £49.21 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/MSI-770-C45-AM3-PCI-E-20...



Finished, now I'm counting how much does this cost.
But is it good quality parts?
October 26, 2009 8:23:45 AM

£622.03, that's good enough for me, and I'm first timer builder so any more tips hints for me?
Like grounding myself by touching PSU that's connected to wall plug and turned on.
Any more important information about this rig parts?
October 26, 2009 1:03:50 PM

You'll be fine with the IDE one, as for grounding just regularly touch your case to discharge the static electricity.
October 27, 2009 8:49:50 AM

Order day is delayed to today, so I did take a quick look at list of parts im buying but mobo is out of stock so, which mobo you would recommend to replace it?
October 27, 2009 8:52:25 AM

PSU and Case is out of stock so I will have to preorder all. So thanks.
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