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February 9, 2010 4:45:39 PM

$200 (CPU) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$185 (MOBO): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$99 (RAM): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$300 (GPU) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 (HDD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$150 (PSU) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$35 (CD/DVD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(I already bought the Antec 1200 a while ago)

I am building my first computer and I needed some help. What am I missing? I know I'm missing thermal paste, but I don't know which one to get. I know I am also missing some coolers, but again I don't know which to get. Also, am I missing any cables? Sata, etc. If I am, please link me to some on Newegg.

Moreover, should I change the 5850 to one 5870? It's either going to be X2 5850's or one 5870. I already am at my budgets limit, so unless the performance is insanely greater don't recommend I get the X2 5850's.

Any help would be appreciated.

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February 9, 2010 4:49:08 PM

AnotherHuman said:
$200 (CPU) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$185 (MOBO): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$99 (RAM): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$300 (GPU) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 (HDD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$150 (PSU) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$35 (CD/DVD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(I already bought the Antec 1200 a while ago)

I am building my first computer and I needed some help. What am I missing? I know I'm missing thermal paste, but I don't know which one to get. I know I am also missing some coolers, but again I don't know which to get. Also, am I missing any cables? Sata, etc. If I am, please link me to some on Newegg.

Moreover, should I change the 5850 to one 5870? It's either going to be X2 5850's or one 5870. I already am at my budgets limit, so unless the performance is insanely greater don't recommend I get the X2 5850's.

Any help would be appreciated.


I'm sorry, I meant it's either going to be one 5850 (which is in my budget, and what I'm planning to get), X2 5850's , or one 5870.
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February 9, 2010 4:51:16 PM

you will not need thermal paste as the processor comes with a heatsink and its own compound


you need an operating system

windows 7 is recommended..

the motherboard will come with cables



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February 9, 2010 4:55:32 PM

Hellboy said:
you will not need thermal paste as the processor comes with a heatsink and its own compound


you need an operating system

windows 7 is recommended..

the motherboard will come with cables


Thank you!

What do you recommend for graphics card though?
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February 9, 2010 5:00:57 PM

AnotherHuman said:
Thank you!

What do you recommend for graphics card though?



personally im a bit of a nvidia fan... the new cards are out soon which will alegedly knock down AMD's offerings...

more game companies are in bed with nvidia than ati and therefore the games are optimized.

also nvidia drivers are better writen, ati has had a glitch recently which was solved by a patch on all games... not good in my opinion...

AMD has a good card out - for the money a 5850 is better value... the 5870 is fools gold if you ask me... for the extra 100 dollars its not really going to turn the game more playable as the 5850 is still a fast card..

im using a nvidia gt250 and theres nothing that cant run on it.. and have never had issues as the black screen ati have had.

nvidia have a 3d technology out too which looks promising.
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February 9, 2010 5:15:38 PM

Hellboy said:
personally im a bit of a nvidia fan... the new cards are out soon which will alegedly knock down AMD's offerings...

more game companies are in bed with nvidia than ati and therefore the games are optimized.

also nvidia drivers are better writen, ati has had a glitch recently which was solved by a patch on all games... not good in my opinion...

AMD has a good card out - for the money a 5850 is better value... the 5870 is fools gold if you ask me... for the extra 100 dollars its not really going to turn the game more playable as the 5850 is still a fast card..

im using a nvidia gt250 and theres nothing that cant run on it.. and have never had issues as the black screen ati have had.

nvidia have a 3d technology out too which looks promising.


The whole optimization thing is BS, scaling tends to be about the same cross companies.

nVidia drivers are NOT better written, they are about the same and every company has a few lemons.

The extra $100 for the 5870 will make a decent difference in DX11 from what we know now, but the 5850 is one hell of a card on its own right.

Also nVidia's new offerings wont be out until mid-late march, and it will be another month or so before the card are actually able to be purchased. If you can wait that long then I suggest you do because, if nothing else, ATI's current prices should be lowered. If not then a 5850 or a 5870 is a great card and you should be very happy with it.

Also may I recommend this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It gets great marks at JohnnyGuru:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The 750w will do fine, but no reason not to spend the extra $10 unless you need modular.
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February 9, 2010 5:49:23 PM
February 9, 2010 8:00:34 PM

AMW1011 said:
The whole optimization thing is BS, scaling tends to be about the same cross companies.

nVidia drivers are NOT better written, they are about the same and every company has a few lemons.

The extra $100 for the 5870 will make a decent difference in DX11 from what we know now, but the 5850 is one hell of a card on its own right.

Also nVidia's new offerings wont be out until mid-late march, and it will be another month or so before the card are actually able to be purchased. If you can wait that long then I suggest you do because, if nothing else, ATI's current prices should be lowered. If not then a 5850 or a 5870 is a great card and you should be very happy with it.

Also may I recommend this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It gets great marks at JohnnyGuru:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The 750w will do fine, but no reason not to spend the extra $10 unless you need modular.




put it this way nvidia has had less issues with games than ati..

also nvidia talks to games publishers where ati have not.

you think its bs, then carry on but for that reason alone thats why i prefer nvidia... the physx side was bs but not its drivers or developer contact.
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February 9, 2010 8:04:55 PM




hope you getting a good monitor for that :) 

good luck on your build, just remember 32 bit or 64 bit - 64 bit it seems will be the making through Windows 7 ( hopefully )
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February 9, 2010 11:33:44 PM

Hellboy said:
put it this way nvidia has had less issues with games than ati..

also nvidia talks to games publishers where ati have not.

you think its bs, then carry on but for that reason alone thats why i prefer nvidia... the physx side was bs but not its drivers or developer contact.


The past is irrelevant, the present is all that matters. Presently, they are equal. If you are a fan of either side than your opinion is moot because it is biased.
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February 10, 2010 5:06:14 AM

AMW1011 said:
The past is irrelevant, the present is all that matters. Presently, they are equal. If you are a fan of either side than your opinion is moot because it is biased.



The past is irrelevant. AMD had to get their drivers better.. I remember when AMD had loads of issues with on set of drivers.


the 5800 series is the card which AMD has only trumped Nvidia for the last 2-3 years..

Nvidia has done damage to it self by the bga problem with laptop solutions.

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