Hello, Super Noob Sparco here with a plea due to general noobishness. Here goes:
So i have been a LONG time reader and seeker of knowledge on Toms and a first time poster so when i tell you that i value and trust what you wonderful fellows say enough to spend money on it, i mean it . so thank you in advance. ok i am building my first desktop and i have some questions, no idea if they are nooby or not. heres my list of "to be bought" so far:
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT75TFBGRBOX
ARCTIC COOLING ACALP64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
KINGWIN LZG-700 GOLD 700W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply.
HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Ram - ????????
So my questions are these:
1) Is my system powerful enough to stay "current" for a year or so?
2) Is my system compatible so far??
3) Watts, do i have enough/too little?
4) Power(processor/ram) Enough/too little?
5) Good Mobo for the setup i have/want?
6)What friggin memory do i buy!?(Asus website says "Service Unavailable" on the memory support tab) I want 8gb please.
Also i am torn between the AMD Phenom II X6 3.0GHz and the AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 3.4GHz. Which is Better???
I will be using this system mainly as an everyday desktop with some avi-ipod video conversion, little bit of starcraft 2 and a night light when i get a case filled with led fans. i am building this system more powerful than i need in anticipation for keeping it a long time. again let me kiss you butts in advance and let you know that i really appreciate you all helping a guy out. Thank you!
Your system looks good to me.
That means yes to all the questions.
Stick with the X6 it's better for converting.
Your gpu is a little dated but ok.
For ram look at DDR3 Dual channel kits and refer to the vendor's website.
They provide compatibility list of tested mobo and the particular ram kit.
Note you may not find your particular mobo since it's impossible for them to test every mobo and ram kit available. http://www.corsair.com/learn_n_explore/ http://www.gskill.com/configurator.php
it feels good to know my hours of researching parts has come to fruition. my head starts to spin when i try to match up RAM to my mobo. ill try these sites and check back. but dont let that stop you other guys from posting. i love tons of input.