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January 10, 2010 4:06:18 AM

So im looking to build a new computer. With a budget of 350-400 dollars.
I only need :
mobo & cpu
ram
psu
case

This is what i put together so far
Case: Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147135

Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128392

PSU: Rosewill 530 watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182199

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1 ghz dual
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103680

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231274


only problem is, my friend showed me an intel build for around the same price, what do you guys think is the way to go, intel or amd ? ( if anyone has any intel recommendations id appreciate it )

And what do you think of my build ? the total is around 373 dollars

I need to order it by tonight so input is greatly appreciated

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January 10, 2010 4:45:23 AM

Your links, don't work, so here are the ones that do (for others to click on):

Mobo - $88 shipped - $10 MIRc = $78!! Good selection for budget minded builds!
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - $60 shipped! Has 2 x 120mm fans and looks tool-less!!
Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - $60 shipped. Not sold on this PSU yet. Reviews have been interesting that I've found. I'd rather have a PSU from a dependable/reliable PSU vendor like: Corsair/Antec/PCP&C/Seasonic/BFG.
Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - $99 shipped! Very nice selection for a budget friendly gaming system. Can easily OC with just an multiplier adjustment in the BIOS (3.6-3.8 gHz speeds are very common!).
Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $94 shipped! Cas 9 and runs at stock voltage (1.5v)!!
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$401 - $10 MIRc = $391

Now I'd rather have the PSU changed to something better/more reputable:
PSU - $60 shipped! Has 36A on the combined 12v rails and has the 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 6 + 2 pin PCI-e power connectors too. It is rated at 80-85% efficient too!
BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If we had the specs of both systems, than we could also help you decide which system would be better for the $. What was the other (Intel) system you were offered??

Edit: I also saw this case too for $60 shipped! Not tool-less, but interesting by the way:
Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Bottom Fan - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 10, 2010 1:24:30 PM

Thank you for the input. Do you think that 550 watt is going to be enough ?? Everyone is telling me its not
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January 10, 2010 1:40:18 PM

That depends on the video card.
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January 10, 2010 1:41:48 PM

A good 550w PSU (Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, PC P&C..) will handle pretty much any single GPU setup. A Rosewill will not since they are a Tier 4 or 5 PSU manufacturer.

What was the Intel build your friend recommended to compare against??
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January 10, 2010 6:13:21 PM

I would go with the build posted by lunyone over the LGA 775 build. Th LGA 775 is an EOL chipset, so the AM3 will give a better upgrade path.
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January 10, 2010 9:36:58 PM

thanks a lot guys, i guess im going with amd. appreciate all the help, and i will let you know how it works out once i get the parks in.


Btw, should i have any problems with my old hard drive in this system. Its a 250 gig SATA, i will upgrade into the future.

But i pretty much will be using my old 7600 gt, sata HD, and two old drivers.
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January 10, 2010 11:52:24 PM
January 11, 2010 1:06:16 AM

Kurupt said:
thanks a lot guys, i guess im going with amd. appreciate all the help, and i will let you know how it works out once i get the parks in.


Btw, should i have any problems with my old hard drive in this system. Its a 250 gig SATA, i will upgrade into the future.

But i pretty much will be using my old 7600 gt, sata HD, and two old drivers.

You are limited to 2 IDE drives on one IDE port on the mobo. That means that the IDE drives need to share the same cable (master/slave). This isn't ideal for HD's, but can work. If you have a 3rd IDE drive, you won't be able to hook it up to the mobo, unless you use a seperate PCI based card to handle the extra IDE drive. The SATA HD will do just fine, since there are 6 SATA ports on the mobo. :) 
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January 12, 2010 12:26:19 AM

I meant a DVD and CD drive.

Thanks for the input again

Hopefully the computer is going to come in either tomorrow or Wednesday
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January 12, 2010 3:41:29 AM

Kurupt said:
I meant a DVD and CD drive.

Thanks for the input again

Hopefully the computer is going to come in either tomorrow or Wednesday

What parts did you end up ordering??
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January 13, 2010 1:04:48 AM

All of my original ones that i posted except i changed the psu and case with the ones that you recommended
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January 13, 2010 1:18:01 AM

NICE!! Let us know how things work out.
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January 14, 2010 12:39:26 AM

Okay so i got everything in today, hooked everything in and turned on the computer it worked great.

Took it upstairs and hooked up the monitor, keyboard, mouse ect ect...

I turn it on and BOOM a spark... I turn it on again because i thought it was my graphics card since the fan wasnt spinning on it, but the bios isn't working either since my mouse nor keyboard are lighting up.


So the motherboard is now fried or dead.... and i got to do an rma. Why do you think this happened ??
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January 14, 2010 1:10:03 AM

It sounds like you built up static when you moved the PC up stairs and when you plugged everything back in and hit the power button, it released the static and things went BOOM.

Friendly reminder, always remove your static from your body before messing with a PC. I always touch my case first before I turn on or work on my PC and haven't had issues (knock on wood).
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January 14, 2010 1:23:57 AM

Can i send back this as a return and just order a new mobo tonight, so i dont have to wait like half a month for them to fix it and process the mother board ?


btw, my cpu fan is still spinning. Its going to spin regardless if the mobo is dead right ?

The fan still works, but my gpu fan doesnt spin and my keyboard/mouse doesn't light up.
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January 23, 2010 3:55:23 AM

Just a quick little update

So after some hassle with my hp hard drive displaying "code purple" and some other errors, i am glad to say everything is finally complete. Things are running really smooth so far, im using w7 32 bit. ( only takes 3.25 gigs of my ram tho ) Im getting about 290 + fps average on css, max settings. Still waiting for my 9800 gt though, using an ati hd 4650 from bestbuy that i plan on returning once my 9800 comes in.

Some pics
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/Slyprodigy/48590...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/Slyprodigy/48590...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/Slyprodigy/48590...


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/Slyprodigy/48589...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/Slyprodigy/48589...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/Slyprodigy/48589...



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January 23, 2010 4:30:14 AM

NICE!!! Love to see the pictures and glad you have a nice setup for little $!!! Did you have to change any parts after the incident with going upstairs??
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January 23, 2010 5:49:59 AM

^+1... Great to see the pictures and your system up and running.
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January 23, 2010 4:14:21 PM

lunyone said:
NICE!!! Love to see the pictures and glad you have a nice setup for little $!!! Did you have to change any parts after the incident with going upstairs??


Well i think the problem was with my graphics card. When the spark happend, i think my old graphics card just died and nothing was wrong with the motherboard.


When i got my new mobo in, nothing wanted to turn on either, so i went to bestbuy and bought a grahpics card, installed it and everything was working

I could have probably saved the trouble of ordering a new mobo and just gotten a new graphics card. But, at least i know the new mobo isn't going to have any future problems related to the spark or something.



But, thanks for the help from all of you guys i appreciate it.
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