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New System Build- 1st time!

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December 8, 2009 8:43:28 PM

Hello all!

First time builder, just checking to see if the parts i have are going to end up making a nice computer.Any tips, comments, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Motherboard-ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD

Processor-AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

RAM- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBH

Power Supply-CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

Heat Sink-XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

also with the hard drive someone was telling me you could set it up in a "RAID", i was wondering what it was, should i set it up, and what would be good for it?

Graphics Card- i have no idea so any suggestions would be great for this

Case-again no clue. i guess something that would fit everything would suit me just fine.

thanks again all.

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December 8, 2009 10:43:24 PM

ah thank you for the heads up on the 95w. appreciate it. thanks for the info on everything else too. i'm actually having a friend build it, and he overwhelmed me when explaining it. thanks again!
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December 8, 2009 10:47:51 PM

Raid wont help much with gaming performance and requires multiple hard drives. The Samsung F3 500GB is a faster, cheaper drive than that WD 640, though.

The Graphics card is dictated by the monitor resolution. There is a sticky about how to ask for build advice, it would help alot if you could reformat your post and answer all the questions.

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December 8, 2009 10:48:39 PM

jrudd said:
Hello all!

First time builder, just checking to see if the parts i have are going to end up making a nice computer.Any tips, comments, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Motherboard-ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD

Processor-AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

RAM- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBH

Power Supply-CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

Heat Sink-XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

also with the hard drive someone was telling me you could set it up in a "RAID", i was wondering what it was, should i set it up, and what would be good for it?

Graphics Card- i have no idea so any suggestions would be great for this

Case-again no clue. i guess something that would fit everything would suit me just fine.

thanks again all.


This hdd is faster than a Caviar Black:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55 -Freeshipping

A very good and popular case:
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55

This gpu sips energy, supports dx11, and generates little heat, perfect for crossfire:
SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$165


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