My New Build

Hey Everyone,

I amd new to the IT world and i am trying to build my own PC at the moment. I have been doing some research and founds these componets;

PC Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
or AMD PHENOM II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition CPU, 3.2GH
or AMD PHENOM II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition CPU, 3.4GH
GPU: ATI RADEON HD5750 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 128-bit DDR5, 700/4600 MHz
Hard-drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 3.5

I am not sure what RAM i should get for this set-up or what and if anything i chose would be alright. (however i am only 15 so please nothing to expensive)
Please anything would be great.

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  1. I would go with the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM.

    I would go with the x4 955 CPU. Also, I would look to get a different GPU, if 1) for a gaming build and 2) you can increase the budget some.
  2. Thanks for that will look into it. One more question what sort of power supply would i need? what voltage and whats the best brand?
  3. oh and what GPU do you suggest?
  4. Consair seems to be the most often reccommended PSU company. You might not want to go AMD right now the AM3 socket will be dead in about two months. Check out this article for cpu ideas:,2895.html
    The g-skillz ram kit previously suggested is a great cheap starter kit.
    The HD 5850 can be had for $140 shiped from newegg right now which seems like a great deal. This one has 1440 stream processors compared to the newer HD 6850 with only 960.
  5. the problem would be your gpu,5750 is not a decent in games.
    there is a very good deal at newegg.
    hd 5850 extreme.

    SAPPHIRE 100282XTREME Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready

    For ram,
    these two should be great.

    for psu,a decent corsair would be nice.
  6. Thanks!
    So should I be looking at a different CPU?
  7. What's your budget?

    Here's a good starting point ->,2902.html

    GPUs starting point ->,2912.html

    GPU, it depends upon the Game(s) you play and the resolutions you use. Therefore, if the Game(s) you play can be played at 40~50+ FPS with the HD 5750 then you're good; I doubt that's the case but unless I/we know the Games & Resolution who knows.

    In addition, Games should be played at 4xAA or higher so whatever benchmarks you look at look for 4xAA or 8xAA.
  8. I don't want to go over $1000 for everything (burners and cooling) as I'm pretty much broke at the moment. But I mostly will use it for HD movies, photoshop, word processing and games like call of duty. So pretty much an all rounder.
  9. Actually I probably won't be able to spend I've $750 for it
  10. Go with the phenom ii x4 955.

    majority of games depend on the gpu power,a 5850 will do the job very easily and 955 is a very powerfull processor for its price.

    go with a decent gpu rather then going to a high end cpu.
  11. Ok cool! will the GPU also play a part in movies? Thanks heaps guys!
    What heatsink would i need nothing to crazy? The PC will be on for at least 2 hours at a time, most likely 4
  12. if you plan to overclock, a decent cooler master hyper 212+ would be sufficient(anyways,the market is now full of choices).

    if you are not planning to overclock,the stock heatsink will do the job.
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