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August 17, 2010 7:47:24 PM

I built my first computer last year. After getting everything put together i noticed it wasn't as fast as i wanted it to be. I use it for gaming (css mainly)

I'm now looking to rebuild in the insides I have a case and power supply All i need is motherboard, ram, processor, video card.

My case is a full tower. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... (I DIDN'T GET THE LIQUID COOLING)

My PSU is: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

This is my monitor aswel: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will be using this for gaming as i mention early and my budget is 1000 max. Any help would be great. Thanks ahead of time. Any questions feel free to post.

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August 17, 2010 8:09:28 PM

So you're not looking to keep anything from your previous build? SLI is using 2 nvidia cards simultaneously , crossfire is using 2 ati cards simultaneously.
August 17, 2010 8:10:22 PM

NeoElemental said:
So you're not looking to keep anything from your previous build? SLI is using 2 nvidia cards simultaneously , crossfire is using 2 ati cards simultaneously.



I posted th e stuff that i'm keeping pcu, case, monitor
August 17, 2010 8:12:15 PM

I sounds like your $1,000 is for:
-- motherboard (w/on-board sound and LAN connection),
-- CPU (w/stock cooler),
-- RAM,
-- video card,
-- HDD or SSD,
-- DVDRW,
-- speakers,
-- keyboard,
-- mouse, and
-- an operating system.

More items?
Less items?
Do you have any preferences for make/model of CPU, RAM, video card, HDD, keyboard, mouse, OS?
August 17, 2010 8:33:10 PM

treefrog07 said:
I sounds like your $1,000 is for:
-- motherboard (w/on-board sound and LAN connection),
-- CPU (w/stock cooler),
-- RAM,
-- video card,
-- HDD or SSD,
-- DVDRW,
-- speakers,
-- keyboard,
-- mouse, and
-- an operating system.

More items?
Less items?
Do you have any preferences for make/model of CPU, RAM, video card, HDD, keyboard, mouse, OS?


Well i have a 80 gb harddrive with windows vista on it so ima use that. I also dont need speakers keyboard mouse or dvdrw. I have all those. But yes i need

RAM , gfx card, cpu motherboard, and thats about it.
August 17, 2010 11:16:43 PM

I still need help.
August 17, 2010 11:59:25 PM

$440: CPU/motherboard - Intel Core i7-930/(ASUS P6T SE combo at newegg:
$160: RAM - 3x2GBs GSkill F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
$290: GPUs - 2 HD5770 (for xfire)
$33: CPU cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
$923: Total

This is a well-balanced system that will give you a good gaming experience and some overclocking headroom (if you ever choose to try that).

Some of these items have rebates if you are into that sort of thing, which would lower your net cost from $923. I have had good luck with Superbiiz (also known as ewiz), got an Q9650 for $287 last fall and two CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ this past spring @$30. Everything delivered as promised.

If your Vista is not 64-bit, get Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for $100.

If you plan to use 32-bit Vista is 32-bit anyway, you can go with 3x1 RAM for 3GBs (GSkill F3-12800CL7T-3GBRH (about $120 w/shipping)). You will not need the extra 3GBs (listed above) because Windows 32-bit systems cannot see or use >~3.5 GBs of total memory (CPU, RAM, and GPUs).
August 18, 2010 12:02:29 AM

kickenoob said:
I still need help.

It takes a little while to identify compatible, quality, reasonably-priced components, and hyper-link them so they are easy to find. :) 
August 18, 2010 12:04:59 AM

treefrog07 said:
It takes a little while to identify compatible, quality, reasonably-priced components, and hyper-link them so they are easy to find. :) 



haha thank you man :)  Cheers to you.
August 18, 2010 12:16:38 AM

You are welcome. :)  I hope you have fun putting it together and playing the games. :D 
August 18, 2010 12:37:25 AM

treefrog07 said:
You are welcome. :)  I hope you have fun putting it together and playing the games. :D 



I Have one more question!!! I have the asus m4a785-m motherboard! DO you think i could use that so i could save a lil money??? or is that a no way
August 18, 2010 1:54:41 AM

Overall, using your board will not provide the same gaming performance as the Intel-based rig I suggested earlier. Intel's 1366s are the best out there right now and that board used DDR3 RAM, which is better then DDR2. But, you could use your board. I'm NOT an AMD expert by any means, but I did find some CPUs that should be compatible with your board here.

Your board uses DDR2 RAM (there are some DDR2 1066MHz here that should work - I don't recommend corsair's DDR2 RAM -too many bad sticks out there).

The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is compatible with your CPU and the pics seem to show enough room to mount it on the board without interfering with the RAM - you have more than adequate clearance in your case.

You only have 1 PCIe2.0 slot on that board, so you can only use one video card, maybe an HD 5850 (~$320) or and HD 5870 (~$420).

So, with the changes:
$140 for the CPU AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb
$33 for the CPU cooler
$105 for the GSkill RAM (F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK)
$330 for an HD 5850 (SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100282VXSR Radeon HD 5850) OR
$440 for and HD 5870 (SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870)
$608 w/HD5850 OR
$718 w/5870
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