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First time builder: will these pieces all mesh?

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May 4, 2010 2:53:13 AM

Okay, so I'm going to build my first system (as opposed to purchasing a store bought system).

Can somebody with experience let me know if the following pieces will all work together?
CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE (C3 revision)

Mobo - Asus Crosshair IV 890FX

case - Lian Li armor case

power - Thermaltake TR2 750w ATX 12v v2.91

GPU - XFX Radeon 5830

memory - G.Skill 2x 2GB DDR3 1333

hard drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA 3.0gb

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Total comes to about ~1150 with shipping, rebates, combo discounts, etc. If you see anything you think would work better for the same price (or less ;) , please comment!

Thanks,
May 4, 2010 3:12:52 AM

It looks like all the parts will work together. Leaving comments on the rest of the build for others, I'm wondering why you are using a caviar blue on a $1000 pc. I see that you have a budget, but if you could fit a 640G black in it should help performance. I don't have any alternate suggestions, but a 3x pci x 2.0 board seems a little overkill for a 5830.
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May 4, 2010 3:15:32 AM

Welcome to the forum.

There's a form in my signature that you could fill out for more help, but just judging from the information you provided, here's some recommendations.

Not sure exactly what combos you got, but this motherboard is likely still cheaper and should be more than adequate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would recommend this RAM for a bit more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, you'd be better off with a PSU like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Next, check out the Spinpoint F3 (which is out of stock at the moment) or the 7200.12 HDDs for improved performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As brennon7 suggested, that case is quite expensive, but cases can be a matter of preference as well...
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May 4, 2010 3:18:44 AM

everything fits fine. the vid card that you have isnt the best for the money btw...

this is much better bang for the buck just crossfire and ur all ready to go =) $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and with the case i personally dont think u should be spending that much for just a lian li case. all you're done is buying the brand name when u buy lian li. the HAF that brennon suggested is much much better. i got the full tower version of the HAF and its awsome.
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May 4, 2010 4:17:32 AM

Wow - so many answers, so quickly!

First of all, I don't have a budget per se ... just wanted a BIG step up from the 5 year old system I am using currently, but don't want to waste money, either.

As far as the case goes, I know I could get cheaper ones ... but I figured if I'm gonna stare at that thing for the next 2, 3, or 4 years, I might as well like the way it looks. The Lian Li was one of the few that I really liked the look of, so I decided to lay out the extra cash for it. I also considered the Antec P182 or P183 ... kind of opposite end of the spectrum, appearance-wise.

I think I would rather get the 5850 ... it's just the XFX ones are out of stock at the moment. Also, got $25 off for combo'ing the 5830, so getting a 5850 would be an extra $100 ... still worth it? Can you even see the difference between the two just by looking? I don't have the experience, which is why I'm asking you guys ...

I'll take a look at those other links ... I'm sure I'll have more questions after I look those up! Thanks!
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May 4, 2010 4:25:57 AM

What resolution will you be using and what will you be doing on it?
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May 4, 2010 2:22:28 PM

Personally I spend my years staring at my monitor ather than my case.

Anyway, definately keep away from the 5830 and spend the money on 5850 (if you plan on plenty of gaming you don't want anything less) or 5870. The 5770 is ok if you want to XFire two of them, but personally I would much prefer the 5850 (actually I would love the 5870 if I could afford it)
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May 5, 2010 5:40:13 AM

oh and FYI...i have two computers >.> and im not watercooling the old 8800gt rig
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May 5, 2010 5:41:34 AM

im still using the 8800gt for my computer and its still running great =) card came out in 2006 and is still running like a champ today.

i still think the 4850x2 xfired would be awsome and cheaper.

i dunno about you guys but when people come to my house the first thing they say about my computer is the case and the watercooling i got inside it. its just like a car...ur gonna spend the most time inside driving(looking at teh screen) but everyone looks at the shiny paint job, the rims, the V8 twin supercharged badge, and the sound of the exhaust(case and stuff inside) =D
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