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June 28, 2010 5:56:23 AM

I am going to build a new system and here are the components just would like to know if they would work with one another or if i should consider other parts cause some things i have chosen aren't that great (i read for about 3days to put this together)as it has been 8 years since i built a comp and it was an intel build so along with that time away i have no experience with AMD so here it is.

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

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Xtreme Design, Core Unlocker, USB 3.0, CrossFireX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TPQ-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am really concerned about the compatibility between the Power Supply & everything basically and the CPU and that Mobo, Ahh hell i am concerned about it all!

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June 28, 2010 6:16:17 AM

I am confused as to what this system will be used for. Are you intending to only use the onboard graphics?

Everything will work fine together but there are a couple suggestions i would make.

Your power supply is significantly more powerful than what you need, a TPQ-850 could run 2 GTX 480s in SLI easily, its wayy more than you need if you will just be using onboard graphics, for that the corsair 400CX would be more than enough.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 28, 2010 6:46:51 AM

Yeah PSU overkill. Will you be gaming with this rig?
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June 28, 2010 3:25:42 PM

I do plan on using the on board graphics but for how long i don't know and as far as the gaming is concerned i was addicted to WOW for a while and i don't know if another game will come along that will grab me like that. so if i do go with the gaming as a later option i can always add a graphics card. And so on to the PSU i read for over 2hrs on PSUs and what i got out of it is you never ever have enough power as the longer it is used the less powerful it is now don't get me wrong i could have miss read a few things as when i was reading about PSUs it was well into the night like 4:00am or some crap like that. and one last thing to the PSU issue i had try to help my buddy fix his computer one time and everything kept going out on it the one thing that seemed to be good was the PSU but when it was all said and done the PSU was shooting random voltages to the MOBO which in turn was frying components. The Mobo is somthing that i really liked on this build but i would like to know if i am totally wrong on that (Things i liked USB3.0, HDMI,DDR3 2000(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066,2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s) & the fact that i don't have to decide on a graphics card as of yet)
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June 28, 2010 3:43:51 PM

This is a maybe option cause i am really weary about getting a less that adequate PSU and i would like to leave the option open for getting multiple graphics cards.

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 28, 2010 6:56:48 PM

If you want the option to go to a dedicated GPU in the future you only really need a good 550W unit, but since you can get the TP-650 combo'd with the Antec 900 its a pretty good deal. Just be aware that your board only supports 16/4 crossfire so you probably want to stick with a single card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

As to what you read about PSUs, yes the capacity of a power supply is reduced as it ages, however, higher quality units are capable well above their ratings and at much higher temperatures than it will normally experience. The corsair 400CX i recommended is more powerful than many cheaper 550W units, and is more than capable of its ratings. The higher quality units are rated at 50C, while cheaper units are rated at 25C, so you actually have more power available than the label indicates on higher quality units so chances are that over the course of 5 years that you are using it it will still be able to deliver its rated power at normal temps just fine. I refuse to recommend cheapo PSUs because they are more prone to failure and damaging components, but higher quality units use better components with much lower failure rates so you have a lower risk of it going bad and damaging any components.
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June 29, 2010 12:29:21 AM

what do you suggest as far as the cooler? and that mobo doesn't have USB 3.0 which is somthing i like so what all makes it better iyo? also i plan on useing the onboard graphics til i decide what card or cards to go with
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June 29, 2010 10:12:53 AM

If i were you i'd just hit a quality 500-650 80+ PSU with an 880G chipset. You dun sound like a HC gamer and even 8/8 CF boards sound overkill hehe Have a look at these boards

Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H
Asrock 880GExtreme3
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June 29, 2010 6:45:05 PM

i have to admit i was more that skeptical about the biostar thing but after reading about that board and probably the main thing that concerned me customer service i wasn't so worried and as far as me not being a over the top hardcore gamer that isn't to say i wouldn't become one or that i would be the only one using my computer so i like the face that i can expand with the mobo & PSU in place. one more thing i do appreciate all the help given now and in the future so, Thank You!
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June 30, 2010 6:06:51 AM

i have a hard time choosing heat sinks any help with that? i am looking for a HS that doesn't have to be modded to work with certain ram but will get the job done! Since that mobo doesn't have onboard graphics any help with that not getting too expensive like around 60$ for now? what do you mean XS?
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June 30, 2010 10:53:49 AM

Thinking this card maybe but i am all ears cause this is a huge field as far as what is available so any suggestions would be apprieciated. Thank you for you time all!

GIGABYTE GV-N240D5-512I GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card at $80 and $50 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 30, 2010 3:03:27 PM

If it's for gaming you don't need the X6 but you DO need a good video card.
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June 30, 2010 7:27:33 PM

was reading about that Heat sink and it sounds great but the case i am looking at (Antec 900) would have to be modded (Removing the case fan) to make that Heat sink work, also has anyone ever bought anything like a graphics card from ebay cause it seems kinda weird? i mean RMAs and DOAs are definitely a concern of mine if i were to go ebay.
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June 30, 2010 7:30:38 PM

was reading about that Heat sink and it sounds great but the case i am looking at (Antec 900) would have to be modded (Removing the case fan) to make that Heat sink work, also has anyone ever bought anything like a graphics card from ebay cause it seems kinda weird? i mean RMAs and DOAs are definitely a concern of mine if i were to go ebay.
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June 30, 2010 7:31:31 PM

scratch that about having to mod the case i didn't look properly and that was my mistake.
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