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Building My FIRST Computer!

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March 23, 2010 12:50:10 AM

Here is the finalized list for my gaming PC build. Thanks for all the help everyone! :D 


PC Case

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$79.99 with $12.99 shipping. Total Cost = $92.98

Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$149.99 with FREE shipping. Total Cost = $139.99 (after $10.00 rebate)

Motherboard

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Specifications:

CPU Socket Type: AM3
CPU Type: Phenom II or Athlon II or Sempron 100 Series
Memory Type: DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066
Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX or ATX

$119.99 with FREE shipping. Total Cost = $109.99 (after $10.00 rebate)

Processor

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$159.99 with FREE shipping. Total Cost = $159.99

Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$105.99 with FREE shipping. Total Cost = $105.99

Hard Drive

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$74.99 with FREE shipping. Total Cost = $74.99

CD-ROM/DVD Drive

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$23.99 with FREE shipping. Total Cost = $23.99

Video Card

Will transfer video card from my current computer.

Sound Card

Will transfer sound card from my current computer.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$179.99with $1.99 shipping. Total Cost = $181.98


Grand TOTAL: $909.80
Grand TOTAL with $20.00 in REBATES: $889.80

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March 23, 2010 12:55:52 AM

Choose your video card, it is very important for gaming PCs. I can recommend ATI 5870. Right now I am choosing parts for my new PC, and so far they are exactly the same as yours. I am not sure about the case - mid-tower could be too small. Buy a full-tower. About the HD and DVD - you should buy SATA - this board has 5 or 6 of them.
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March 23, 2010 1:21:48 AM

serous-2010 said:
Choose your video card, it is very important for gaming PCs. I can recommend ATI 5870. Right now I am choosing parts for my new PC, and so far they are exactly the same as yours. I am not sure about the case - mid-tower could be too small. Buy a full-tower. About the HD and DVD - you should buy SATA - this board has 5 or 6 of them.


Good idea about getting a full tower... I will find one and edit my post. And I am pretty confident about finding a good video card (have done it many times), so that is the least of my worries -- I really just haven't chosen one yet, it is not an issue I am having. Okay and I can get a SATA drive... is there any particular one you could recommend along with a CD-ROM drive? I am fearful that I might choose the wrong type -- like I said, I know nothing about CD-ROM and Hard Drives.

Thanks
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March 23, 2010 1:43:40 AM

Depending on budget ? this would be a good system for gaming



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March 23, 2010 1:52:10 AM

Yes, that is nice, but I am really liking what I have picked out... only if I could figure out what kind of hard-drive and CD/DVD-ROM drive i needed! Anybody? I just don't know what is compatible with my motherboard.
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March 23, 2010 1:55:12 AM

strike74 said:
Good idea about getting a full tower... I will find one and edit my post. And I am pretty confident about finding a good video card (have done it many times), so that is the least of my worries -- I really just haven't chosen one yet, it is not an issue I am having. Okay and I can get a SATA drive... is there any particular one you could recommend along with a CD-ROM drive? I am fearful that I might choose the wrong type -- like I said, I know nothing about CD-ROM and Hard Drives.

Thanks


No, there is no special type. You just go to newegg or somethin else, select "hard drives", "sata" - and any of those will work for you. I would recommend WD hard drives and Lite-On/Asus CD-ROM. The rest of it depends on your needs. For my new PC, i've selected http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's cheap and fast - #1 in Newegg Award.
For HD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It has only 320 gb, but that's enough for me - maybe not for u.
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March 23, 2010 1:57:20 AM

Use the HDD and DVD in the build i posted
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March 23, 2010 1:59:04 AM

serous-2010 said:
No, there is no special type. You just go to newegg or somethin else, select "hard drives", "sata" - and any of those will work for you. I would recommend WD hard drives and Lite-On/Asus CD-ROM. The rest of it depends on your needs.



The WD HDD would be slower then the Samsung F3 500 and the Seagate 7200.12 500
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March 23, 2010 2:07:33 AM

Niklas_13 said:
The WD HDD would be slower then the Samsung F3 500 and the Seagate 7200.12 500


Yeah, that's right... But after all, I haven't decided yet.
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March 23, 2010 2:20:47 AM

Well I found a CD-ROM/DVD drive and a hard-drive and updated my list accordingly! Two great choices I must say! :D 
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March 23, 2010 2:23:21 AM

I was also wondering, what extra cables do I need to hook all this up? Or do the necessary cables come with the hardware?

Thanks
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March 23, 2010 2:24:49 AM

strike74 said:
Well I found a CD-ROM/DVD drive and a hard-drive and updated my list accordingly! Two great choices I must say! :D 


Great choice. I see, you really respect the Newegg Awards. The cd-drive is very fast and cheap (as I already said). The hard drive has 32 mb caсру - this means it's also veeery fast. I might also get this one, but with around 400 gb.
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March 23, 2010 2:34:53 AM

Yes, if the other Neweggers like the product, then I figure that I will too. And the best thing about the CD-ROM drive I picked out is the fact that it matches the brand of my motherboard. :D 
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March 23, 2010 2:59:23 AM

strike74 said:
I was also wondering, what extra cables do I need to hook all this up? Or do the necessary cables come with the hardware?

Thanks


All the cables should come with the hardware. I had just one problem with cables in my last PC - at that time, SATA technology was new and I had problems with SATA cables. But I'm sure now it will be fine.
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March 23, 2010 3:02:39 AM

strike74 said:
Yes, if the other Neweggers like the product, then I figure that I will too. And the best thing about the CD-ROM drive I picked out is the fact that it matches the brand of my motherboard. :D 


Strike any joe blow can post on newegg, its best to get your info off of websites that test the products

like some PC review sites

http://www.anandtech.com/
http://www.bit-tech.net/
http://www.guru3d.com/
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/

Anyways the WD Blacks are a very good HDD but the others are faster

GL with the build
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March 23, 2010 8:50:58 PM

One more question... I learned today that the CD-ROM drive and hard-drive that I want do not come with the necessary cables for hook-up. What kind of cables do I need? (refer to my item list in the first post)

Thanks
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March 24, 2010 1:48:02 AM

The mobo will come with cable to hook up the HDD and DVD
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March 25, 2010 12:00:51 AM

Niklas_13 said:
The mobo will come with cable to hook up the HDD and DVD


Thank you! Just the answer I was hoping for. Well, it looks like I am all ready to go! Thanks everyone... again. :D 
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March 25, 2010 7:24:21 AM

1st of all, you need to get the new 955 BE CPU. The one you linked is the older one. It's still good but the newer one is better, and cheaper.

The new one ends in MBOX rather than IBOX, and its a C3 stepping.

I'd recommend a 5850+ ATI Gfx card, these run around 350 bucks.

If thats over your budget, look into a 5770 or a 4890 (DX10, so it will be dated) These run around 150-200

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March 26, 2010 12:44:06 AM

cmcghee358 said:
1st of all, you need to get the new 955 BE CPU. The one you linked is the older one. It's still good but the newer one is better, and cheaper.

The new one ends in MBOX rather than IBOX, and its a C3 stepping.

I'd recommend a 5850+ ATI Gfx card, these run around 350 bucks.

If thats over your budget, look into a 5770 or a 4890 (DX10, so it will be dated) These run around 150-200



Thank-you very much for the information! I upgraded my CPU to the one you described. And I have decided to take the sound card and video card out of my current computer and transfer them to the new one, so I don't need to worry about that anymore. I am all ready to go!

Thanks
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March 26, 2010 2:01:48 AM

Whats your video card going to be?

Also, form what I understand, most newer Mobo's have good sound built in, sound cards aren't needed anymore unless you are actually doing some no kidding music composition (correct me if Im wrong)
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March 26, 2010 4:11:25 PM

cmcghee358 said:
Whats your video card going to be?

Also, form what I understand, most newer Mobo's have good sound built in, sound cards aren't needed anymore unless you are actually doing some no kidding music composition (correct me if Im wrong)


I will put in my PNY 9600GT Overclock Edition video card. I know it's not the best, but I do intend to upgrade later.

And I plan to use the sound card I have now because what's the use in letting it go to waste?
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March 26, 2010 4:20:23 PM

you could first try the on board sound then the sound card and see if you can tell a difference
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March 26, 2010 4:27:17 PM

obsidian86 said:
you could first try the on board sound then the sound card and see if you can tell a difference


I am pretty sure that the sound card I have now will be the better. It's a Diamond Xtreme Sound Card 5.1. Oh, and I had another question about my PC build! In a manual I read online about building computers, it says that I will need a system disk along with my hardware drivers and OS. What the heck is a system disk?

Thanks
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March 27, 2010 7:18:02 PM

strike74 said:
I am pretty sure that the sound card I have now will be the better. It's a Diamond Xtreme Sound Card 5.1. Oh, and I had another question about my PC build! In a manual I read online about building computers, it says that I will need a system disk along with my hardware drivers and OS. What the heck is a system disk?

Thanks


Just an OS disc.
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March 30, 2010 1:58:09 AM

So the OS disk and the hardware drivers are the only pieces of software I need? Cool! What's even cooler is the fact that I got a job today! Now I can finally begin building this thing! Can't wait for my first paycheck!

Once again, I give a huge thank-you to everyone for all the help! :D 
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