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March 22, 2010 11:27:44 PM

Hey im new at building computers and i thought this place'd be a good place to request some assistance! Im building this computer for my brothers bday and i dont have anymore than 800$

i've already chosen some parts. i hope someone can check if everything's compatible, and give me any suggestions for better parts.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: light gaming, video editing, porn..jk

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: idk, haha

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure yet.



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parts:

Harddrive: WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99


Mommyboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99

Video card: HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$79.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$104.99

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$188.99

but most likely this instead
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$159.99

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$124.98 combined with case

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$124.98 combined with PSU

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subtotal: $696.42
tax: $49.21
Shippin: $6.63 (WTF? LOL why's it that low?)
GRAAANNDD TOTALL: $752.26

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Im trying to build him a computer that will allow him to do a little bit of gaming for a couple of years, with a couple of upgrades in the future.. how long do you think this build would last before one of the parts die out?

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March 22, 2010 11:33:34 PM


I like the RAM (IF CAS7)... the x4 955 (with a hyper 212 cooler) ... and the combo.

The rest I would change... for good reasons.

You are going to need an OS and an Optical Drive.
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March 22, 2010 11:38:19 PM

ohhh ok.. LOL forgot bout the optical drive.

i already have an os, i stated that under parts not required.

why do i need a hyper 212 cooler though, is the stock cooler not good enough? and what should i change about the motherboard harddrive and vid card
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March 23, 2010 12:16:21 AM

Give this mobo a shot: Foxconn 790GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$95

This CPU: Athlon II X4 630; only difference is that it has a locked multiplier for overclocking (has to use the FSB instead, almost as easy), and has no L3 cache, which doesn't do a whole awful lot for gaming
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99

This PSU: Antec Earthwatts 380w, according to the PSU calc, the build will only need 265, even overclocked to 3.4GHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45

All the money saved from switching to those parts went into a serious upgrade to the graphics card:
MSI Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$160

Also, a basic disc drive (DVD / CD burner) is gonna be this Asus model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$23
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March 23, 2010 12:21:52 AM

woww... these are great suggestions, thanks so much!!
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March 23, 2010 12:25:30 AM

Well ... for that matter, "Do you even need a Quad Core ?? ... Don't think so BUT, I (personally) would prefer a slightly slower chip (less $$) and use that savings to buy a (MUCh BETTER THAN STOCK) cooler and bump the clock ... Hmmm ??

You really have not told us much about types/titles of games ... what rez ... what type (format/frequency/volume) of video edit ... BUT, by your budget and by your priorities, I gather you should get a chip that runs at 3.2GHz, stock, and get the cooler and Fast-CAS7 RAM ...

... just because you mentioned editing, at all, I would recommend Phenom-II over Athlon-II and because you listed editing LAST, I would drop you down to 3 cores (which games don't much care about).

I think a RADEON 5750 or 5770 would be in order and a Spinpoint F3 500GB drive.

... something like that.

= Al =
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