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May 29, 2010 1:53:23 AM

hey guys
this is going to be my first attempt at building a computer from scratch and lots of help would really be appreciated. I will mostly be using this for medium gaming such as DOW II, Age of empires 3, Sim city4, World of warcraft etc. and as well as doing light video editing, sound editing and mixing, and other tasks similar.
This is the build I have planned at the moment and I would like to order the parts in 2 days time (Im in Australia)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 DualCore 550 3.1GHz 7MB Cache AM3+
$102

Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AMD 880G DDR3 Motherboard AM3
$99

RAM: Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM
$124

Video Card: PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB Graphics AX5670-1GBD5-H DDR5
$115

HDD: Western Digital WD Caviar Green 500Gb 3.5” SATA WD5000AADS
$50

Audio Speakers: Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers 70 Watts total RMS
$62

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black edition Mid tower 450W power supply
$75

IDE Controller Card
$27

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
$108

I also have two IDE Cd drives, 1 old floppy drive (IDE i think) and an IDE hard drive that I would like to use, (hence the Controller card)

Is all this stuff compatible and will it work at high end for the stuff I have in mind?
And what do you think of the system?

cheers guys



May 29, 2010 2:19:28 AM

Sam21 said:
hey guys
this is going to be my first attempt at building a computer from scratch and lots of help would really be appreciated. I will mostly be using this for medium gaming such as DOW II, Age of empires 3, Sim city4, World of warcraft etc. and as well as doing light video editing, sound editing and mixing, and other tasks similar.
This is the build I have planned at the moment and I would like to order the parts in 2 days time (Im in Australia)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 DualCore 550 3.1GHz 7MB Cache AM3+
$102

Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AMD 880G DDR3 Motherboard AM3
$99

RAM: Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM
$124

Video Card: PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB Graphics AX5670-1GBD5-H DDR5
$115

HDD: Western Digital WD Caviar Green 500Gb 3.5” SATA WD5000AADS
$50

Audio Speakers: Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers 70 Watts total RMS
$62

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black edition Mid tower 450W power supply
$75

IDE Controller Card
$27

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
$108

I also have two IDE Cd drives, 1 old floppy drive (IDE i think) and an IDE hard drive that I would like to use, (hence the Controller card)

Is all this stuff compatible and will it work at high end for the stuff I have in mind?
And what do you think of the system?

cheers guys


Overall good choices, other than I'm personally not fond of Power Color vid cards, but I'm thinking that if you use the old IDE hard drives and floppy drive you're shooting yourself in the foot!
Because anytime you might need to access those drives your performance/response time of your system is going straight into the toilet.

Can I ask you why you're thinking you need to put the older stuff in this new system?
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May 29, 2010 2:25:29 AM

Many people say samsung spinpoint f3 is faster than all other HD.
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May 30, 2010 7:18:58 AM

i was only putting that stuff in bcoz it is lying around, i will probs ditch the IDE HDD but i stil want to keep the cd drives and floppy
but is all the stuff compatible and it should work fine and fast?
is there any reccomendations to make it faster WITHOUT spending anymore (exchanging parts etc.)
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May 30, 2010 11:28:19 AM

Based on your other non gaming apps like vid/music editing and having looked thru the benches i'd say your other possibly better yet cheaper alternative for the chip would be the AthlonII X3 440 if available? As for gaming: 1680 x 1050 strictly no AA/AF and lower resolution is fine ^^
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May 30, 2010 11:32:35 AM

So your budget is around $700 with windows inclusive?

Agreed your better bet would be:
-5770
-Rana 2.7 ghz 440
-Some asus/gig/asrock $80 board
-spinpoint F3 1tb
-500w psu
-Antec 300
-Windows 7 home 64bit
-4 gb ddr3 1600

Without looking up the parts that certainly seems less then $700 which gives you enough room to buy those speakers you want. Why do you want to use a floppy drive?
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June 2, 2010 7:39:02 AM

ok ive looked through and made just a couple of adjustments and here is the new, almost final build (btw do you think that 450W will be enough, if i put another vid card in will I have to upgrade i?)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 DualCore 550 3.1GHz 7MB Cache AM3+1
$98

Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AMD 880G DDR3 Motherboard AM3
$99

RAM: Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM
$124

Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB Graphics Card HDMI HD5770
$178

HDD: Samsung 500GB 3.5" SATA-II 16MB Cache 7200RPM HD502HJ
$50

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black edition Mid tower 450W power supply
$75

Extra Cooling: 2x 120mm System Fan
$6.30 x3
$18.90

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
$108

cheers
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June 3, 2010 3:43:02 PM

If you plan to get another video card, I would recommend you getting a stronger PSU. You will be investing few more dollars now in your build and saving money in future, when you will be buying better video cards or making a crossfire.

I wouldn't recommend you the thermaltake power supplies, Corsair is the most recmommended brand of power supplies.

That's my opinion, now it's up to you. Hope this helps.
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June 6, 2010 8:40:19 AM

yer i thought it might not be enough
so i bought a case with a 500W power supply
will that be enough?
if not i am happy to buy another PSU when i buy the other graphics card (which will be another year)
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June 6, 2010 8:46:27 AM

If your running two 5770's or similar then yes, youll be looking at a 600w minimum psu,
but for now a 500w should do you just fine, like Fardad says, get a good one though :) 
Moto
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June 14, 2010 7:29:41 AM

out of curiosity, what does happen if you get a power supply say that you havent heard of the brand before, or you buy a dodgy one
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June 19, 2010 9:40:37 PM

Sorry, I've been away all week :) 
II use 'No-name' psu's in my own pc and my gf's that I'm building soon,
People will scream at you for buying 'a cheapass piece of S%^& psu' because a crap psu can (or is viewed to be more likely to) fail and start fires, destroy your components, toast your hamster etc, /true enough though, if youve forked out a mini fortune on top end mobo,cpu and all the gubbins, why would you cut yourself short by buying a low cost unit to power it all?, Personally I take the risk but in the end its your call, trust in a 'known' brandname (which may fail anyway,rarer occurrence but it happens, or go for a cheaper option and hope it lasts you through the builds life.
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June 27, 2010 2:06:38 AM

Best answer selected by sam21.
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