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Compatability and Best Choice for a build of this Nature?

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August 8, 2010 8:38:39 PM

Trying to narrow in on my build, would like to know if these parts are compatible and if these are the best choices from microcenter for a build of this nature. Needs to be through microcenter as its only 30 min. from me and I can get it today :) 

Cooler Master CM 690 ATX Mid Tower Case: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
870A-G54 Socket AM3 870 ATX Motherboard: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz Boxed Processor: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
LightScribe 22x DVD±RW Burner with Dual/Double Layer Support OEM: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
OCZ Technology 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) Gold Low Voltage CL8 Memory:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600W ATX Power Supply: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Graphics Card: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$650 build after rebates

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August 8, 2010 9:08:43 PM

Your mobo only supports 1333 RAM OC'd to 1600/1800. So basically it will just downgrade it to 1333. I'd suggest slower RAM or Mobo. But if time is of the essence i would just change the RAM.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

This isn't ideal. Assuming its for gaming you should really want latency of lower than 7/8.

Hope this helped.
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August 8, 2010 9:25:22 PM

joeboy235 said:
Your mobo only supports 1333 RAM OC'd to 1600/1800. So basically it will just downgrade it to 1333. I'd suggest slower RAM or Mobo. But if time is of the essence i would just change the RAM.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

This isn't ideal. Assuming its for gaming you should really want latency of lower than 7/8.

Hope this helped.

What other mobo options would you reccomend then? I'm not set on any of the above, just trying to build an above middle of the road machine but not pay latest and greatest.
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August 8, 2010 9:32:02 PM

Well, this looks pretty good. Supports the 1600hz RAM and, after rebates is actually 2$'s cheaper. It supports SLI and has "intelligent over-clocking features." But before you buy it would probably be best to wait and get a third opinion.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to actually link what i was talking about 2 posts up;

http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0323771
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August 8, 2010 9:45:23 PM

I'm also not too familiar with the PSU brand. It might be worth putting some of the money saved from the case into a corsair PSU, with will save money as it can be used in other builds and is more efficient with the energy it uses, which saves on electric bill.

Although, in saying that i can't seem to find any corsair PSU's on the site under 650W.
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August 8, 2010 10:10:20 PM

At what point do you reach an overkill status of building a machine?

I will be using this machine to play starcraft II (over 10 years of waiting :cry:  ), do general office work (MS Apps), internet surfing, and so forth. I am learning how to do high level programming, so I may use this to learn on, but I have a laptop for work so my work stuff will be maintained on there.

What other things can we do these days on a computer other than gaming, video editing, development, office use and net? I want to eventually build a custom app to run my household stuff on such as security system, lighting tv recording etc. But I think I'm a ways out from that.

I guess I"m looking to build a machine that will last me a couple of years to handle general use, light high level development like website design and coding, and some gaming. But having a milisecond of an edge over a competitor in a game isn't that important to me, just need to be able to engulf in recreational gaming.

In the world of mtn biking and snowboarding, we call this weekend warrior activity. :ange: 

I'm off to microcenter and hope to pick up some more traffic on this post via my phone before I get there :) 
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August 9, 2010 12:48:55 PM

If you haven't already been to the shop then you should give a list of all the parts you are going to use, for a final compatibility check.
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