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hello everyone,

i have decided to change my pc, as new games coming in and i couldn't play them

my specs were like.. a pentium dual core at 2.2 with 7600gt 256mb 128bytes 2gb single channel ram ... some akasha cooler on my processor to keep it more cool, and a stock case in which the components to be in :D

now i have decided to buy a new pc, a real one.

so, my new specs will look like :

motherboard : :

http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=prodmbspec&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=171&cat3_no=&prod_no=1740

processor :

AMD Athlon II x4 630 Quad Core @ 2,8Ghz, L2 Cache:2Mb, L1 Cache: 256bytes

I am planning to buy this processor because it can be easily overclocked and i know it is BEST BUY now... i mean none in price range can beat this processor. also i am planning to clock it at 4.0Ghz if it is possible with the cooler i have chosen.

processor cooler :

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_43&mID=246

case :

Antec Three Hundred

if you look very careful in this picture you can easily see how the case is helping me cooling the

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=242akqs&s=6

and Antec link :)

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MTA4MQ==

graphic card:

http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=prodvgaspec&maincat_no=130&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1909

also the case helps cooling it... but it is not that important at graphics

hard disk drive:

Western Digital, 1TB, Caviar Green, 64MB Cache

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=763

ram memory:

2 GB - Dual Channel @ 1800Mhz - Kingston - CL8

I know it is a bit ODD to have only 2 gb's of ram for a serious pc, but i think 2gb is enough for most of the games and with them working at that frequency i think it is enough.

this is the item that is budget picked... it should've been corsair 4gb dual channel @ 2133 Mhz.... but this is the budget... and I also consider Kingston to be a part of AMD so I can have synchronizing between processor and ram ... :)

power supply

i am the biggest noob at power supplies ... i have a good power supply which i had bought recently for my older pc, it is a Sirtec 450-550W

will it be enough to feed all the vents and all the parts ?

vents

Akasa 4Led Coolers ... i will trie to find the ball bearing ones .. that are silent and have a big air flow for 120mm
i think they will be blue :)

ok guys ... now that you have read all of this...

i want your opininos and your advices for me before buying it, i must tell you i have bought the case, the hdd, the cpu cooler and some vents and as i told you i have the power supply from my older pc (power supply replaced lately)... but the CORE ITEMS which really affect pc performance are the one that i haven't bought.

guys, waiting your comments and opinions
VLAD
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  1. For the ram, the difference between 1333, 1600, and 1800MHz isnt a ton, but the performance difference going between 2GB and 4GB is rather significant as it lets games run straight off the ram which is very helpful, i would definitely suggest 4GB of 1333MHz or 1600MHz DDR3.

    Dont get the 790FX, get the 790X instead, its a hell of a lot cheaper and you get almost all of the same features, and you can get the CPU and board combo'd on newegg and save a bit more
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315744

    For the PSU do you plan to run two cards in the future? If so then get a good 750W unit like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx

    Im unsure if the 5850 will fit in the antec 300, so wait for a second opinion on that, you may need a full tower because the 58xx are massive cards.
  2. your build is very unbalanced... dont get 790fx, since it is probs more than you need, idk if you can buy from newegg, but i would show you some, 1800 mhz ram is dumb, get 4 gb of 1333 or 1600 ram, that cpu seems underpowered for this build, so i would get a 955, or downgrade some of the parts, the psu doesnt sound very good, and look for a f3 samsung hdd, it will outperform that hdd and cost a lot less.
  3. hunter315 said:
    For the ram, the difference between 1333, 1600, and 1800MHz isnt a ton, but the performance difference going between 2GB and 4GB is rather significant as it lets games run straight off the ram which is very helpful, i would definitely suggest 4GB of 1333MHz or 1600MHz DDR3.

    Dont get the 790FX, get the 790X instead, its a hell of a lot cheaper and you get almost all of the same features, and you can get the CPU and board combo'd on newegg and save a bit more
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315744

    For the PSU do you plan to run two cards in the future? If so then get a good 750W unit like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx

    Im unsure if the 5850 will fit in the antec 300, so wait for a second opinion on that, you may need a full tower because the 58xx are massive cards.



    thank you, i will consider your advices, especially the RAM advice i will try to get 4gbs of ram

    for the motherboard i preffer the MSI because i love the brand

    i found on tomshardware that 5850 fits in antec 300
  4. ares1214 said:
    your build is very unbalanced... dont get 790fx, since it is probs more than you need, idk if you can buy from newegg, but i would show you some, 1800 mhz ram is dumb, get 4 gb of 1333 or 1600 ram, that cpu seems underpowered for this build, so i would get a 955, or downgrade some of the parts, the psu doesnt sound very good, and look for a f3 samsung hdd, it will outperform that hdd and cost a lot less.


    ok, i understood the RAM odd thing,

    i didn't know the hard disk drive is such an important item... since all have same specs and same price :|

    the CPU i have chosen it's a top class Athlon ... a best buy ... I simply know that 955 is better but it costs 50 euro's more ( 149 E ) and the Athlon 630 (96E)

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

    if you look in the list there are like 700 points in benchmarking between them, and I bet that the clocked version of the athlon II can beat the phenom II unclocked
  5. errrr, no the 955 will definitely win, and why not get something like a 925...and its not that the 630 is bad, its just a bit underpowered for that build...and the hdd is fairly important, but this one is not only better, its much cheaper.
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