Ready to buy all hardware for system, looking for compatability check

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  1. What will this be used for? In general, the PSU, ram, and mobo are all mediocre.

    Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226122 What you have is low performance, very high voltage (out of spec in fact!), and only 2GB. For 35$ more you double your total ram, get 1600 speed and Cas 7, and drop to 1.35 volts.

    Hard drive is known for having issues, Samsung f3 1TB is 1$ less.

    PSU is complete crap. 70% efficiency? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030 Is much nicer and less expensive.

    And IMO with the money saved from the PSU upgrade the ram/case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product. The one you picked out has 2 fans according to it's specs.

    IMO spend 6$ more to get an X6 CPU over that quad. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.509821

    If I did my math correctly it ends up being 24$ more for much nicer ram, a nicer PSU, a larger and higher airflow case, and an X6 CPU.
  2. honestly idk what this will be used for but thanks for your oppions. i have no idea what to look for in the power supply or even how big of one i will need. im going to look into the rest of you reccomendations and reply right back
  3. I agree, get the PSU SP12 recommended, because of efficiency.

    Get the Spinpoint F3 HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    What do you mean you don't know what this PC will be used for? Gaming? Office? Editing?

    SP12 Mentioned a great x6/mobo combo, go with it ;)
  4. some computer games and internet surfing and will be using the tv tuner as well to record some things but nothing crazy just decided i wanted to build something and landed on this stuff. i have no experience so any tips would be great
  5. stick with the quadcore rather than the x6 . You wont need 6 cores so 4 at the higher clock rate is a better option

    I like the MB choice . I have been looking at that board for my next build
  6. how did you find the deal
    http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3463938-10521304?sid=e480j5azg1&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16822152185%26cm_re%3Dspinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    and also i had picked out my mother board
    and sp12 found that nice combo for it with the 6core cpu. how would i search for a combo with the motherboard i select? on newegg specifically
  7. The hexacore has a ton of merit for 6$. It will turbo up to 3.3 anyway for nonthreaded apps, and it allows him to isolate recording to a separate core.
  8. how would you isolate recording to its own core?
  9. Windows task manager.

    Re: how to find combos. It's at the bottom of the overview on a product, you have to click 'see more combo deals'. The 965 has a deal for ~270$ with the mobo, I just checked. So at that point it's whether the 2 cores are worth 20$.
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