hello folks, im building a new pc and i have a few questions:
so as im planning my build should look like this
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE
NZXT Gamma pure black case
CoolerMaster GX Series 650W PSU
ATI Radeon HD 5770
and i have a dilema between 2 motherboards:
ASrocK 890GX extreme 3
which one will fit better with the x4 965 BE ?
and i also got a dilema about RAM kits...there a lot to choose from
I want to hear from you guys what do you think abot GEIL ?
honestly i heard about them today. Are they good ?
some1 would ask " why the hell he wants geil instead of ocz , corsair ,G.skill " well because from the available i can choose this is the only one that is listed in the memory support list on the gigabyte page.im talking about this KIT
Geil Value 4GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit (PC3-12800, 8-8-8-28, GV34GB1600C8DC)
and i dont know how realy matters iff the kit is listed in the memory support list...
also im looking at theese too :
Mushkin Blackline Stiletto 4GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit (PC3-12800, 8-8-8-24, 996681ST)
Corsair Value Select 4GB Kit DDR3-1333 (2 x 2GB, PC3-10666, 9-9-9-24, CMV4GX3M2A1333C9)
Well, those OCZ Black Edition kits will most likely support AMD-based motherboards. Get the 7-7-7-24 kit if you can, if it's a lot more expensive than the 8-8-8-24 kit, don't bother. As for the motherboard - I'd get the ASRock - it has three PCI-e slots but only two of them work at 8x/8x or 16x if you just use one. Also, it supports eSATA3, SATA III and USB 3.0, DDR3 memory and is a newer AM3 board, while the Gigabyte is an AM2+. I'd get a Corsair VX550W or TX650W instead of your Cooler Master GX650W.
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required
The recommended PSU is for the entire system.
So, if u only want run a GPU, the PSU is overkill and u can go with this Antec 550W BUT if u want Crosffire u can go with this Antec 650W
@ Lmeow yeah the asrock has 3 PCIe but i doubt i would use even 2 so it was straight about the chipset cuz its newer..
and this is the strangest thing : the OCZ black edition ( 7-7-7-24) is cheaper than (8-8-8-24) its cheaper about 30 euros
i know that IGP sucks and i dont plan to use it but it was about the new chipest.But when i google the gigabyte mobo , there arent any reviews and the asrock just came out and allready have a couple.
for PSU..it doesnt hurt if there is more than enough who knows maybe 1 day i will Xfire them or upgrade to a better one
and about the RAM kits i would get G.skill whitout a doubt but there are not any in the shop im looking ( im not from USA) so i would go with ocz imo i think they are the best available