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March 1, 2010 3:08:09 PM

Hello I want to build a computer myself with parts ordered from tigerdirect.ca I was wondering if these components would be compatible with eachother?
Thanks alot!
TSD-500AS7 :: Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB, 16MB Cache, OEM 1 $54.97

GEN-2004 :: Power Up / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / Power Supply 1 $39.97

L12-1362 OEM :: Lite-On DH-24AAS Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM) 1 $29.97

C10-5046 :: Centon 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory 1 $54.97

A107-1118 :: Apevia X-Supra G Type ATX Mid-Tower Case - Clear Side, 120mm Fan, Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports (Silver) 1 $79.99

E145-9504 :: EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support 1 $69.97

S458-1336 :: ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 (V3.0) Motherboard - Socket AM3, Micro-ATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express, LAN, USB 2.0, RAID 1 $69.99

A79-0250 :: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual Core Processor ADX2500CGQBOX - 3.00GHz, Socket AM3, 2MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s), Retail 1 $79.97
March 1, 2010 3:14:28 PM

Yes it's all compatibile. However, it's not very good as a build.

The first thing that has to go is that PSU. You need to find a quality unit, or you will regret it. Stick to Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic or Silverstone.

Second, DDR2 is dead. This build would be obsolete before you even order it.

Third, you should be able to easily afford a triple core CPU, if not a quad. Dual core isn't the way to go with a new build.

Fourth, you're skimping on other parts and buying an expensive case. And not even a high quality expensive case.

If you were to follow the guidelines from the link in my signature, I'm positive we could put together a much better build for you...
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March 1, 2010 3:21:42 PM

I'll second those points MadAdmiral.

Give us an idea of budget and we'll get you a nice build.
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March 1, 2010 3:40:34 PM

I am looking to stay around 600 bucks after tax and delivery all that stuff which this has allowed me to do. I want a decent pc that is able to play
HoN at high capacity (which doesnt even have high requirements anyways)
So if you have better ideas (keep in mind canadian prices) then for sure I would be greatful
Thanks
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March 1, 2010 3:56:43 PM

What resolution will you be gaming at? What OS will you be using? Those will determine the GPU and RAM suggestions.
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March 1, 2010 4:00:15 PM

Im not sure about resolution, I will most likely use vista as i already have the disk from antoher system of mine. I might eventually go to 7 but to save money for now ill stick with vista.
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March 1, 2010 4:06:36 PM

The resolution is very important since it determines how much graphics horsepower you need. It's hard to recommend a gaming system without knowing the resolution.

You don't want to run Vista with 2GB of RAM. What type of system are you going to try and use the Vista disk from? If it's an OEM build like Dell or HP then you likely won't be able to use the OS on a new build. Here's a build that had to scrimp a little by using the BP430 PSU and the 4850 GPU to get within budget, but it's still much better than the original build.

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $65.99

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $105.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $59.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $99.99

Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $109.99

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $30.99

POWERCOLOR AX4850 1GBD3-PH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $113.99 - $10.00 MIR

Total - $586.93 - $10.00 MIR

This triple core CPU would only raise the price by $18, but that puts it slightly over budget.

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $83.99
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March 1, 2010 4:23:41 PM

Sounds great. And this is my first time putting together a comp. So why wldnt my vista disk work if I got it for a dell pc I got 2 years ago? If it doesnt work what operating system would you suggest?
And the game I will mostly be playing is HoN so what ever a good resolution for that is im not too sure.
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March 1, 2010 4:26:46 PM

And is newegg the best option? I am trying to add items to the cart and it is giving me an error saying nothing has been added?
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March 1, 2010 4:28:15 PM

The "recovery" disks that come with OEM builds are generally tied to that system and will not allow installation on a different system. If you have to buy a new OS then it should definitely be 64-bit Windows 7.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $119.99

The resolution is normally determined by your monitor, especially if you use an LCD monitor. LCD's look like crap if they don't run at their native resolution.
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March 1, 2010 4:30:19 PM

radamson85 said:
And is newegg the best option? I am trying to add items to the cart and it is giving me an error saying nothing has been added?

I'm in the US, so I don't know about the .ca site. However, I did just go to the .ca site and added a component to my shopping cart. It added to my cart just fine.
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March 1, 2010 4:43:32 PM

Yea I dnt know what the problem is it allowed me to add items to a wish list but not my cart, really frustrating, didnt have any problems wiht tigerdirect.ca, dnt know what could be the problem
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March 1, 2010 5:03:57 PM

So If im running at the "native" resolution with a basic 19inch lcd monitor this configuration would support it fine?
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March 1, 2010 5:10:12 PM

Without knowing the native resolution, we can't answer that. The physical size of the monitor has very little to do with the recommended resolution. 19" monitors' recommended resolution range from 1280x1024 to 2560x1024.
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March 1, 2010 5:56:01 PM

OK sorry to keep bothering you guys, you have been great. I used your awsome suggestions and put together a new build on tigerdirect.ca (i know new egg is cheaper however there is a tigerdirect store in mississauga and I cld pick up parts there, drop the weight under 20 pouns and get free shipping).
So here it is let me know if any of these parts are crappy and it there are better options.
Thanks again
Product Description QTY Price

B69-4189 :: ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 (V3.0) Motherboard & AMD Athlon II X4 620 Quad Core Processor Bundle 1 $195.99

C13-8220 :: Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x 2048MB), 240 Pin, Dual-Channel 1 $139.97

S203-8572 OEM :: Samsung TS-H663B DVDRW Drive - DVD+R 22X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, OEM 1 $29.97

B52-9826 :: BFG BFGE981024GTGE GeForce 9800 GT Video Card - 1024MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV, VGA Support 1 $119.97


A406-1054 :: Xion Solaris Black/Green ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB and Audio Ports and 450-Watt Power Supply 1 $79.99

TSD-500AS7 :: Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB, 16MB Cache, OEM 1 $54.97
total $620.86 plus tax and maybe shipping




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March 1, 2010 6:01:46 PM

and I guess one last question is 450 watts enough to pwer this thing?
Thanks
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March 1, 2010 6:03:30 PM

Yes, but you need a quality unit. XION isn't known to make good PSUs. Stick to Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, Silverstone, or PC Power & Cooling.
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March 1, 2010 6:07:37 PM

Your build is now not compatible. The motherboard you picked requires DDR2 RAM, DDR3 RAM will not work with it. ECS also doesn't make very high quality boards. I would go down to a triple core CPU so you can get a quality board from either Asus or Gigabyte.

The PSU included in that case is a POS. We can't stress enough the importance of a quality PSU. It is the key to a stable system. A POS PSU can also take the other components with it when it goes out in a blaze of glory.
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March 1, 2010 6:09:27 PM

Hard to find those brands on tiger, they only have Silver and they are pretty pricey. Other then the case and psu everything looks okay then?
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March 1, 2010 6:12:48 PM

Any suggestions for cases and power supplies on tiger? sorry if im taking up too mcuh of your time
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March 1, 2010 6:35:10 PM

No, like I mentioned above the motherboard and RAM are not compatible in your latest build. I would just order the superior parts from Newegg instead of settling for sub-par components from tigerdirect. I'm at work, but I guess I'll have a look at tigerdirect if I get a second.
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March 1, 2010 6:35:41 PM

They have Corsair on Tiger. I highly recommend looking at Newegg though. They're selection can't be beat...
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March 1, 2010 6:39:41 PM

It doesnt say it supports it but will the ASUS M4A77TD Motherboard - AMD 770, Socket AM3, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, SATA, RAID
support the AMD Athlon II X3 440 Triple Core Processor ADX440WFGIBOX - 3.00GHz, Socket AM3, 1.5MB Cache, Retail w/ Fan?
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March 1, 2010 6:40:39 PM

Yes. That board will support DDR3. A quick way to tell is that it's an AM3 socket, not an AM3/AM2+ one.
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March 1, 2010 6:45:49 PM

thanks again guys!
so is the Apevia X-DMR3-NW-BK/450 X-DREAMER3 Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, 450W PSU, Black also a pos?
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March 1, 2010 6:47:39 PM

YES. You can be pretty much assured that any PSU that comes with a case is a POS. There's a reason the price is so cheap. The only exception to this is the Antec ones, as they typically use an Antec Earthwatts PSU in those.

Stick to the ones mentioned already.
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March 1, 2010 6:48:12 PM

You can pick whatever case you want, but here's a low-cost quality PSU.

Corsair CX400W

The same PSU is considerably cheaper at Newegg, though.

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX $59.99 - $10 MIR

I'm still not sure why you're hung up on getting these parts from tigerdirect, even though they have a store close.
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March 1, 2010 6:50:34 PM

I agree and im sorry if im annoying about tiger its jsut really frustrating when new egg won't allow me to place items in my cart thats all.
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March 1, 2010 6:53:03 PM

I would try again. There is nothing wrong with their site. Try a different browser or something. I just tried again and the site works just fine.
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March 1, 2010 7:04:45 PM

So assuming I get newegg working my best bet would be to go with your original build and that would give me a good pc? sorry for the million questions jsut wanted to kinda piece together a comparible system so I could see the difference on tiger. Thanks again
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March 1, 2010 7:08:26 PM

Yes. shortstuff's build would be good for gaming at resolutions up to 1600x, which is about as good as you can get on your budget.
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March 1, 2010 7:16:22 PM

Thanks for your guys patience and help.
Was very informing
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