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March 26, 2010 3:32:28 PM

Hello,

I'm building my own home computer, mostly used for watching movies and surfing web. Also, I use many programs at the same time. I had one built about 4 years ago and now motherboard is gone. I was looking for just a motherboard, but now I think I might as well get the whole parts. I am looking for a mid range computer. Please be advise if the followings are compatible.

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Xtreme Design w/ CrossFireX, DDR3 1800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I have all the other necessary parts; mouse, keyboard, monitor, cd rom, case...

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March 26, 2010 3:40:45 PM

Looks dandy ... needs optical ... Kingston 64GB (boot) SSD ???


= Al =
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March 26, 2010 3:42:53 PM

I DO NOT SEE a Hyper 212, either.
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March 26, 2010 3:52:13 PM

An aftermarket CPU cooler is only necessary if you plan on overclocking.

The WD drive you have selected is slower than a Samsung Spinpoint F3 (500 GB or 1 TB), Seagate 7200.12 (500 GB or 1 TB version), and the Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1 TB drive. The Samsung and Seagate drives are typically cheaper than the WD drive you selected, and the WD FAEX drive is more expensive, but is SATA3.

OP, you may get more useful advice if you include some of the info asked for in the How to Ask for New Build Advice thread linked here in the forums.

750 W is probably overkill unless you plan to CrossFire at some point, which doesn't seem likely, based on your stated usage. 550-650 W would probably be more appropriate. Other than that, the choice of PSU is a good one (80+, Active PFC, etc.).
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March 26, 2010 4:01:55 PM

coldsleep said:
An aftermarket CPU cooler is only necessary if you plan on overclocking.

The WD drive you have selected is slower than a Samsung Spinpoint F3 (500 GB or 1 TB), Seagate 7200.12 (500 GB or 1 TB version), and the Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1 TB drive. The Samsung and Seagate drives are typically cheaper than the WD drive you selected, and the WD FAEX drive is more expensive, but is SATA3.

OP, you may get more useful advice if you include some of the info asked for in the How to Ask for New Build Advice thread linked here in the forums.

750 W is probably overkill unless you plan to CrossFire at some point, which doesn't seem likely, based on your stated usage. 550-650 W would probably be more appropriate. Other than that, the choice of PSU is a good one (80+, Active PFC, etc.).


Amen, to "all that" ... ESPECIALLY THE PSU ... 600W would provide even enough overhead for 2X XFire.

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March 26, 2010 5:05:12 PM

Thanks for all of your responses!
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March 26, 2010 5:29:41 PM

The cooler comes with thermal paste and the motherboard comes with two SATA cables.
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March 26, 2010 5:34:38 PM


... uh ... yeah! ... I knew that! ... shhhhhure I did !

If you get the SSD and the DVDR and a HDD ... then ... grab ONE.

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... there is a guy named ShortStuff that says MX-2 is good stuff, tho ... just in case you want to use the (just fine .. good) paste that comes with, to brush your teeth.

... I wouldnt want you to get cavities.

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